art movement for contemporary figurative painting
with ideas. Anti the pretensions of conceptual art.
Anti-anti-art. The first Remodernist art group.
Daubers (daubing is the new painting). Founded
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Stuckists have long been a thorn in Tate's side over their opposition
to the Turner Prize in a bid to "restore dignity to the national
museum of British art". But 2014 may be the end of an era. In
a shock move, after 14 years of protests they have issued their "regrets"
that there will be no demonstration this year. The group, which was
set up to promote contemporary figurative painting in 1999, has put
the protest on ice because the entrants are so "instantly forgettable"
and adding the prize was "not worth bothering about". The
co-founder Charles Thomson (above) told the Diary that this may be it:
"I suspect we may not be demonstrating again."The group will
be present on the night of the awards in December, handing out leaflets
explaining why they are not protesting. Thomson said the group had performed
an important function in questioning the prize, and added the dream
was "the protest itself could one year be one of those on the shortlist". - Nick Clark, The Independent (4.10.14)
Turner prize has hit new lows this year. If this competition is to continue,
the Tate must look again at how it is run and who the judges are. Even
the Stuckists, a group set up 15 years ago to promote that old-fashioned
art form, painting, have decided not to demonstrate, as they have done
since 2000 outside Tate Britain, where the prize is awarded on December
1. They sent me a nice little postcard, stating that it has sunk to
such a predictable and pathetic level of elitist repetition that it
is not worth bothering about". - Richard Brooks, Biteback, The Sunday Times Culture (5.10.14)
not demonstrating in protest against the Turner Prize
Evening Standard (3.9.14)
We regret there will be no Stuckist demonstration against
the Turner Prize at Tate Britain this year, due to the fact that the
Prize has sunk to a predictable and pathetic level of elitist repetition
that is not worth bothering about.
The Stuckists sincerely apologise for disappointing the many visitors
for whom the demonstration was the only worthwhile part of the whole
The Stuckists have valiantly demonstrated against the Prize since 2000,
sometimes dressed as clowns or corpses, in order to restore dignity
to the national museum of British art.
The Stuckists are handing out a leaflet at the press launch on 29 September
and the Prize day on 1 December 2014 to explain their absence.
Art Now and Then article
on Jane Kelly here
worlds most vocal champion of figurative painting"
Charles Thomson interviewed by Mark Sheerin in Hyperallergic
See hit painting Saatchi and Saatchi by Darren
Stuckism 15 year anniversary feature
concepts of art is one of the specialities of this bunch – the Stuckists"
significant part of the British art scene" - Jonathan Jones, The
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