Tuesday, April 28, 2009

State of the art

As a Goldsmiths alumnus and lover of pretentiousness of all kinds, I couldn't resist this little nugget from Will Hodgkinson's article in Sunday's OMM about whether the country's art schools are still an effective breeding ground for our pop stars. I miss that place...

For his degree show, Alex Fear is planning on installing a working brothel at Goldsmiths. Don't the lecturers mind? "Funnily enough, they don't," he claims, "although they are concerned about the illegality of it."

Fear grew up infatuated with pop culture. He has had haircuts modelled on all four members of McFly and says of that boy band: "I really love them, and still can't tell if I'm being ironic or not." He claims that coming to Goldsmiths was the only option for him.
Believe.

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