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FML - The follow-up
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Hey, OP here. I just thought that you guys might be interested in knowing that the contest was actually rigged. One of the judges and the winner were in cahoots, and they halved the prize money. They were found out and had to return the money. I still wasn't ranked high enough to win though, but at least now I lost to someone who submitted actual art.
By thekyledavid - / Wednesday 5 August 2015 16:47 / United Kingdom - Oxford
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Art always confused me. You have great artists winning nothing and not having their work known, while another artists draw nothing but a blue line and sells it for millions.

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Art always confused me. You have great artists winning nothing and not having their work known, while another artists draw nothing but a blue line and sells it for millions.

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I never understood this either. You can buy a fucking table from Ikea, assemble it all wrong, put it in an art contest and still probably win. What's the deal?!

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As a person who studied art history in college, participated in exhibitions, and have purchased art, I too think trash displayed as art or a blank canvas is bullshit.

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Visual art is no longer about the ability to paint, an eye for proportions and composition or the like, it's about writing the story that sells the piece to the critics. Consequently, inventive authors that can't draw shit have a greater chance at winning an art competition than any immensely talented painters.

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Art confuses the art "experts", also. They don't know what's going on, but don't want to look the fool in front of the other people that don't know what's going on. So, they all nod their heads and pretend.

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Then someone would enter the blank canvas contest with a canvas with a single dot on it and would win by saying it's a commentary about how things never quite work out the way you want them to.

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