(found text, 2012) paper [British National Party 2010 General Election Manifesto]
Found text from the BNP manifesto. The piece physically mirrors the title plate. This work was shortlisted for White Cube’s ‘Open Cube’ in 2013, but in the end wasn’t selected for the final show.
The text reads: “The BNP will ensure that the distribution of national lottery funds takes place in a fashion which encourages British Culture, and not to so-called modern art projects that insult, debase, and discredit art.
Similar considerations apply to the Turner Prize, which has long become a degenerate icon of modern day social engineering.
The BNP will terminate the type of funding overseen by the national lottery and ensure it is rebased on sound lines and truly popular causes.”
It tickled me, so I decided to be a bit meta and turn their words into ‘modern art’, which I imagine would thoroughly displease them.
The politics from this time feels very anachronistic now.