Today was my third consecutive visit to the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate where at least two of the exhibits in the Rosa Barba exhibition have been out of order.
Photography is banned in this exhibition and frankly I couldn’t be bothered to draw it again. My understanding is that two million pounds of public funding are required to run this gallery for a year.
Half of this funding comes out of the Kent County council purse and therefore out of our council tax. I am beginning to wonder if this is something I should complain to the council about, like a blocked drain.
There were fewer people in the upstairs galleries where the Carl Andre, William Turner, Rosa Barba exhibitions are than I have ever see, although this may be a coincidence.
When I first visited this new exhibition I reviewed it, see http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/carl-andre-and-rosa-barba-at-turner.html and have been back again http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/carl-andre-and-rosa-barba-at-turner_10.html and again http://thanetonline.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/everything-you-always-wanted-to-know.html
Frankly it is very difficult to criticise both modern and contemporary art but this is not a good collection of exhibitions, the Turners are not really works of art but Turner’s lecture illustrations, the Andre is a bit of a hodgepodge of his works and looks like what was available rather than what would have been chosen and the Barba both doesn’t work because the artist has chosen a medium beyond her ability and because it is intrusive – noise and flickering light – to the other exhibitions.
My reason for being in Margate related to delivering children and collecting them from The Winter Gardens, so I took a few pictures of the inside of the venue.
After this cream tea at The Walpole Bay Hotel.