Artists Taking The….
Posted by cathedralofshit on October 27, 2009
Despite the strangely ominous tone of the Olympic handover ceremony from Beijing to London which involved a special London double-decker that opened its bat wings to reveal several dancing dwarves and David Beckham, the Arts Council/Cultural Olympiad joint commitee has leapt on the 149 bendy-bus to hell once more.
Well sort of.
The London section of the junior-school-prize stylee titled ‘Artists Taking the Lead’ involves the roofs of 40 bus shelters which will present the creations of busgoers previously handed LEDs. This means that on your way home you can not only reflect on why you haven’t got a proper job that would allow you to afford a taxi, but you can also look at the terrifying and insane visual expressions of the rest of London’s bus-going constituency. It’s fair to say that the winning artists, Alfie Dennen and Paula la Dieu, were the outsiders in a list that contained heavyweights Martin Creed and Nitin Sawhney. At least we don’t have to listen to some postmodern Asian tabla or see Creedy’s paper balls. And Alfie and Paula are sweet and upbeat and write nice things on the Arts Council’s microsite.
And yes, we don’t really give a toss because we take taxis everywhere – but good luck to the rest of you.