Monday, March 30, 2009

smoke and shadows

Graham Durward's solo exhibition is at Maureen Paley until April 5

Noble and Webster' s Wall of Shame is on show at 'Mythologies' at Haunch of Venison, Burlington Gardens until Apr 25

Saturday, March 28, 2009

JT Leroy

I've been doing some research and reading an old interview with 'JT Leroy', the infamous he-she-fraudulent novelist.

Years back I guest edited a couple of issues (3 and 6 to be precise) of a web magazine called Into The Storm and the artist formerly known as JT wrote a story for me.

Bloody good it is too and you can still find it here.

(this photo by Ed Panar seems a fitting illustration)


Colette are having an exclusive early batch of my new book for sale this month in Paris (i'm going to pop over to sign a wad of copies). It will start popping up everywhere else at the end of the month.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I so wish I'd thought of this. Getting artists to curate youtube clips - the curator Marina Fokidis has gotten some major people invovled like Cerith Wyn Evans, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster and Jeremy Deller.

Assume Vivid Astro Focus and Aids3D are the ones I recommend...
(Click on playlists to see the films)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Joy of the Old

Alexei Shulgin made one of my favourite pieces at Frieze last year - the computer busking for change above. I've just discovered he also has a band a while back - 386DX. The project feels so wrong you can't help but love it.

Listen to his versions of Smells Like Teen Spirit and California Dreaming here...

Monday, March 23, 2009


So as I start to organise myself for the impending Venice Biennale, it seemed good time to collate some of my biennial and art fair reviews online - sadly my favourite chaotic Venice 2007 blogs have disappeared into the ethernet

Freize 2008

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Berlin Biennial


Frieze 2007

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Post Paris enthusiasms

Cameron Jamie
Arguably my favourite artist in the world. His Hatje Cantz book is the best art book I have ever read.

Artus de Lavilleon
Artus' home is in my next book. He is one of my favourite people in Paris.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

View from the otherside

As I spend most of my days asking people questions, its always a bit funny when the tables are turned and someone interviews me....

Way of Women (look in the Way of Women section)

Identity Theory

Ukadapta (terrible photo though)

And my favourite - me singing the praises of scrapbooks (like the image I created above) in The Guardian

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Guardian backlog

Despite being attacked when I said graffiti writers shouldn't have harder punishment than rapists, I was sad when The Guardian art blog was axed...but all my old articles are up here...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


In the aim of trying to keep track of all the remnants of my writing around the internet, here are some of the morsels I've written for over the past months

Super Mario - Art Icon (my personal favourite)

Mark Leckey In: The Long Tail

The White Cubicle

The Decapitator

Wolfgang Tillmans

Saturday, March 14, 2009

BBC Collective

Filmed Interviews I did

Marcel Dzama

Jake and Dinos Chapman

Max Lawrence of Space 1026

Gary Hume

Sam Taylor Wood

Jeremy Deller

Marc Quinn

A small selection of shows i liked:

Christoph Buchel

Dr Lakra

Alien Nation

Neal Fox

William Burroughs

Moscow Breakthrough


Moving Units

And two shows I hated:

Bill Viola

Bruce Nauman in retrospect deserved a few less stars...

Matt Stokes

Matt Stokes kindly did an interview with me for the April issue of Dazed - and let me appear as an extra in his latest film for 176

Taxidermy in Wallpaper

Read my piece on the new wave of taxidermy in contemporary design in the latest issue of wallpaper* (April 2009)

It includes profiles of Polly Morgan, Joss McKinley and Sebastian Errazuriz