Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Five shows to see this month

Oliver Laric @ Tanya Leighton, Berlin opening Friday Nov 21 6-9pm

Selected by... curated by Michael Marriott and Jesse Wine at Limoncello, London opening Saturday Nov 22 3-5pm

Ed Atkins @ Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin opening Saturday Nov 22 6-8pm

Samara Scott @ The Sunday Painter, London Nov 29-Jan 18

Congratulations on your ugly handwriting, Cura Basement, Rome opening Nov 27 7pm

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

On the road

I've been writing a lot of lists at the moment. The highlights from Istanbul for Dazed and Artsy, rundowns from Artissima in Turin, favourites in Chicago and yes with Miami coming up i'm doing a cluster of those. This is obviously all a condition of travel way too much this year (I know... poor jet lagged exhausted me...) As a change from art, here are some the best places I ate and drank (and danced).

Parson's Chicken and Fish, Chicago
For two words. Negroni. Slushies. I would regularly jump in a taxi to go to this place for this drink alone.

Gaspar, Karakoy in Istanbul
The food here is so good, it interior the right side of chic and if you're lucky the owner will be drunk and playing an extended mix of Talk Talk 'Its My Life'.

Alberto Marchetti, Turin
The zabaione ice cream here was definitely the best version of it I've ever had. And this in a city that invented the nutella stuffed croissant...

That tiny bar in a courtyard in Athens

It might have been metamatic but i'm not really sure as I was dragged there with an editor friend by a local curator and in my memory it was much grimier and random than this.

La Java, Paris

Because I had a really really fun messy night dancing here during FIAC at the Spencer Sweeney party and flirting in French.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Favourite Paintings in London

TimeOut asked me to contribute to their top 100 paintings in London and these are my top 10. And they are all bloody good.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Frieze week and things ahoy

I'm very happy to be included in the next issue of Kaleidoscope magazine with a profile I wrote on Boychild. I've also written a list of highlights of Frieze week and London for their site that should hopefully be up soon (it ended up here on their facebook)

I did a run down of Frieze Week performance events for Artsy, profiled top 4 tech-influenced artist for Postmatter and did a top ten of the best things at the fair this week for Dazed Digital.

I'll also be doing instagram takeovers for Dazed Magazine, Spring Studios and at Roughversion - in case you fancy an immediate, varied tsunami of my week.

And here are 4 pop up things things outside of Frieze London and Frieze Masters that are worth checking out - because the world loves a list.

1) ICA Off-Site: The Old Selfridges Hotel
Anything you can - the programming is spot on.

2) Sunday Art Fair
A defunct website, barely a word to the press and still a fair that should not be missed!

3) PAD
It's my guilty pleasure. Come for a relaxed gawp at 20th century masters and euro-cash spenders

5) 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
Last year's debut was surprisingly good. A fair not to be forgotten

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fade Out

I've just opened an exhibition at Club Monaco's flagship in Sloane Square with the works of Rick Myers, Stewart Cliff and Tracey Emin/Counter Editions. The works are for sale and the show is up for a few months. Info below.