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Artist Wins Competition Using Other Contestants Trash As His Entry

Artist Wins Competition Using Other Contestants Trash As His Entry
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A New Zealand artist has caused a bit of controversy amongst the artistic community in his homeland after winning a contemporary art award utilizing the discarded materials of his competitors.

Jim Moscater
  • 10 september 2009

A New Zealand artist has caused a bit of controversy amongst the artistic community in his homeland after winning a contemporary art award utilizing the discarded materials of his competitors.

Dane Mitchell’s “Collateral” recently beat out 282 other pieces to win the 2009 National Trust Waikato Contemporary Art Award, as well as $15,000. It was created after Mitchell wrote the staff of the gallery where the competition was being held, and asked them to stack the remnants of the packaging materials thrown away by the other artists who were setting their pieces up (Mitchell is based in Berlin at present, as an artist-in-residency with the prestigious DAAD program).

[via New Zealand Herald]

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