God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll (archmage) wrote,
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Modern Art, and Why It Sucks

British art gallery displays slate as art -- Apparently, the Royal Academy put a block of slate on display, topped by a small piece of wood, in the mistaken belief it was a work of art. As it turns out, the slate was meant to be the base for a sculpture of a human head and the stick propped it up. The best part? The academy explained the error by saying the slate/stick and the head were sent to the exhibitors separately; "Given their separate submission, the two parts were judged independently," it said in a statement. "The head was rejected, the base was thought to have merit and accepted."

So, a chunk of rock and a stick has merit as "art," but the actual art (that work went into) does not. Ooooookay.

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