Gaddafi, Anti-Colonial Performance Artist
Sticking strictly to the spectacular level, I've always had a soft spot for the Colonel's sartorial genius, his predilection for women-only teams of bodyguards, even his tent installations, clearly a wry commentary on the Serpentine Pavillion. But this might just be his best performance to date. Dressed like an improbable villain in a Leslie Neilsen comedy, he greets our national gnome wearing a large, and clearly homemade, framed picture of the anti-Italian guerrilla leader Omar al Mukhtar, the Lion of Desert. Take that, Nicolas Bourriaud.