As art exhibits go, I like minimalism veering into the abstract. The sparse intervals of colour, angles and precisely placed objects create space for contemplation. The A of the ladder underlines that it is art for art’s sake
But on the first day of this month it is also an exhibit that is my April Fool’s joke. Actually I think the contractor’s vignette has much appeal but at Tate Britain, Barlow’s sticky tape and cardboard sculptures, are built as colossi so untouchable that there is not a whiff of gainsaying by the Art establishment.
See for yourself – Phyllida Barlow Unveils Ambitious Dock 2014 Commission At Tate Britain