Monday, December 26, 2005

Novelty or Art to Last?

Seth Weiner's The Terranaut Project is a vehicle piloted by a goldfish. It is one of the winners of The Art Newspaper's first Bartlebooth Prize. Click here to read about the Bartlebooth Prize, see the other winners and nominate works for next year's prize.

I'd be the first in line to see "The Terranaut Project", if it came to town; but I still question its place in greater art history. This is by no means a question of its artistic significance. The originality and skill of the "project" are unquestionable. But is this "novelty" the direction of the next movement - or just a really fun way to win a prize? - DN

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