When it comes to making their feelings known, Oliver Payne, 23, and Nick Relph, 21two British video makers who describe themselves respectively as "failed" and "expelled" from art schooldon't beat around the bush. About the English art world, the duo claims, "The only shocking thing about British art is its total insignificance to anything going on in modern Britain. Young British art speaks a dead language. It resides in London"which they denounce as "a city so assured of its brilliance that it constantly forgets to do anything noteworthy. Madonna has moved here because it's so fucking boring." They brand the British press's regular adulation of English artists as a "weekly congratulations card to smug Londoners, fooling the capital into believing that Emin and Hirst are... More >>>
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Getting around the barriers of art and cleverness: a still from Relph & Paynes Driftwood