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Artist's project means modern art is rubbish

Artist Michael Landy, who destroyed all of his possessions for an installation in 2001, plays with ideas of what art should be and whether permanence matters.

For his latest project he is asking artists, both known and unknown, to give him their failed works, so he can display them in a big bin and destroy them.

Newsnight's Culture correspondent Stephen Smith reports.

Broadcast on Monday 25 January 2010.

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