Jonathan Jones of The Guardian thinks it is 'half baked'.
New Brewery Arts applauds ancient artists and half-baked schemes. Why should innovation be confined to the young? Oldies can be shocking too - see Picasso. Could it be that youth-centric society is looking in the wrong direction and missing a treat?
If the shortlist seems a bit tame this year, perhaps the selectors should look a bit further afield next year. There is a wealth of talent out there just waiting to be spotted.
Image: Dexter Dalwood "Death of David Kelly" 2010 Turner Prize shortlist