Category:
Avant Garde

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn



Please rate this video for its boredom content, always using "Wooden Bridge Inspection" as your gold standard.

Add some extra points for the irritating traffic and nature noises in the background, and the wandering eyes of the narrators.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jul 31, 2012 - Comments (8)
Category: Boredom, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Video, Avant Garde, Landmarks, Monuments

Turner Prize 2012

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It's that time of the year again, a favorite moment for all WU-vies. The shortlist for the UK Turner Prize is announced! We get to see a selection of the best and the brightest UK artists, those figures who contribute to humanity's glorious heritage of imperishable art that uplifts the soul and defines what it is to be human.

My personal fave this year is Lali Chetwynd. "She reworks iconic moments from cultural history in deliberately amateurish and improvisatory performances." Such as you see above.

Monet, eat your heart out!

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 02, 2012 - Comments (7)
Category: Annoying Things, Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Science Fiction, Europe

Angel



See how long you can last through this 1966 film without ingesting any drugs. Caffeine permitted.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Mar 14, 2012 - Comments (14)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Body Modifications, Dreams and Nightmares, Drugs, Movies, 1960s

La Napoule

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According to this LIFE magazine article, art collector Henry Clews had a taste for the bizzare, as seen in the statue above. His French Mediterranean home is now a museum, and you can visit, or even apply for an arts residency there!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 09, 2012 - Comments (5)
Category: Aliens, Art, Avant Garde, Surrealism, Dreams and Nightmares, Eccentrics, Collectors, Museums, 1950s, Europe

Winky Dink and You



The voice of Betty Boop launched a thousand TV screen scribbles and parental curses....

Have fun playing with your "winky dink" at home!

Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jan 31, 2012 - Comments (6)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Disasters, Television, 1950s

Turner Prize Winner Improvement?

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The signature work of past winner Tracey Emin.

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The signature work of this year's winner, Martin Boyce.

Full report here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 05, 2011 - Comments (5)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Contests, Races and Other Competitions, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art

The Sins of the Fleshapoids



Four more segments on YouTube for your "enjoyment."

Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 29, 2011 - Comments (1)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Avant Garde, Outsider Art, Pop Art, Science Fiction, 1960s

I Like to Stay Home



More about Moore here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Oct 27, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Eccentrics, Music, Avant Garde, 1980s

OcupaciĆ³n



The artist's concept: to walk in traffic with car horns strapped to her back.

Or, as the translated text from YouTube says: "Occupation of space for the transit of cars with loud support from a portable device with 4 horns (12 v) for cars."

Artist's home page (in Spanish).

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 12, 2011 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Motor Vehicles, Central America

Lisa Bufano



Astaire and Rogers it ain't.

The artist's homepage.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Sep 16, 2011 - Comments (8)
Category: Body Modifications, Avant Garde, Dance

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