Here in my bookshop art books go in a different section to photography books, books about the movies go in another section too.
In the world of contemporary art the situation has reached a point where I have stepped beyond asking the metaphysical question; what is art? And I have moved into the apophatical realm of asking what isn’t art?
I have taken a photograph of some books from the art section, put them on top of a cardboard box, taken a picture of it, but is it art?
This isn’t art!
From time to time I have observed that people working in contemporary art galleries probably have to fairly careful about what they leave where, in case of inadvertent veneration. No one after all wishes to have their banana examined too closely.
In a new departure the Turner Contemporary art gallery here in Margate has opened a YouTube account called TCMargate here is the link http://www.youtube.com/user/TCMargate
Some of their films may be surrealist, or perhaps they haven’t worked out how to delete things from YouTube, here are some examples.
I think however there is a possibility their banana is showing.
There is however a tradition of surreal films here is one by Salvador Dali
I have mentioned videos they have put on the internet before that could perhaps be. What?
Sea Shanty Sing Song 11.12.10 from Turner Contemporary on Vimeo.
After discovering that the video above wouldn't stop on my smart phone I looked around for a contemporary art video that wasn't boring, here it is