Someone Left A Pineapple At An Exhibition And People Thought It Was Art

But what does it mean?

What constitutes 'art'? It's a question that has plagued history's greatest thinkers – and anyone who's ever had a perma-baffled traipse around the Tate Modern will know that it often produces very different answers.

But this is by far the funniest one.

A student in Aberdeen left a pineapple on an empty display stand in the centre of an art exhibition at Robert Gordon University, and when he came back almost a week later he found that the discarded fruit had been mistaken for a legitimate piece of art.

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Ruairi, 22, who is from Edinburgh, told Metro that he originally brought the pineapple to tease a friend, but left it after the joke flopped.

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"We were stuck with this pineapple, we didn't know what to do with it, until we saw this empty art display. Our goal was to see how long it would remain there before being removed," he said.

He left it on a vacant stand on a Thursday, and returned four days later to find that it been placed under a glass display box.

"We were shocked and in disbelief. We didn't stop laughing for about 10 minutes,' he continued.

"It lasted there until Wednesday evening, until the rest of the display was taken away and it was the last thing left."

Now that's art.