Thursday, May 28, 2009

On the Radio today

I'm doing a musical timeline on Diesel Radio today!
2-4pm UK (9-11am US)
I'm playing a musical timeline. One song from every year since 1952 until the time runs out.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Creative Space getting some more mentions out in the ether

Dazed (with an image of my favourite, Wes Lang's space)

Office's mag (featuring Gary Card's home)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Dreamtime, Toulouse, Paris

I went to France for five days last week to look at art.

I went to the most insane exhibition in prehistoric caves in Mas-D'Azil an hour out of Toulouse called Dreamtime / Temps du reve. (There was a joint show at Toulouse Abbatoirs but it couldnt really compete). Think David Altmejd sculptures in dark caves like weird sci-fi guardians.

In Paris Beatriz Milhazes show at the Fondation Cartier made William Eggleston downstairs seem dull and colourless

I also played Where's Wally with Renaissance paintings at a wicked Archimoldo et al show at the Grand Palais, 'une image peut en cacher une autre' The catalogue's rather amazing to - these even spot varnish the invisible faces in paintings. (Couldnt decide if this technique was annoying or I loved it.)

I'm going to get a bloody camera so i can put my own photos up here...

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mati Klarwein

Stumbled online to a piece I wrote a few years back on Mati Klarwein

I curated a whole exhibition, 'Improved', in Klarwein's memory around 4 years ago. He would take fleamarket paintings and work on top of them. So rare to actually see any of his work in life, but i glimpsed this Tree of Life at Riflemaker's Voodoo show a few months back....

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Koh Creatives

Had lots of nice online mentions about Creative Space recently (Here's a sample page from Julie Verhoeven's home) including Acne, Grafik magazine and

And I did a four page interview with Terence Koh which is out in the June issue of Elle (British edition)...

Sunday, May 03, 2009

New York

I have just come back from two weeks in New York. Saw lots of work when i was there - Jonathan Horowitz and Kenneth Anger at PS1, Matt Greene at Deitch, Nigel Cooke, John Waters and numerous more forgettable shows in Chelsea, Into The West and Kippenberger at MOMA, New Museum Triennial (Brendan Fowler and Luke Fowler were about all i liked - maybe its the name...). My fortnight was enriched by Marina Abramovic, Christian Jankowski, Alex Logsdail, Louisa St Pierre, Shannon, Geez, Nathan Nedorostek and the Taco crowd, Ken Miller, Jamie O'Shea, Conrad Ventur, Larry Tee, Amanda Lepore, Roxy Cottentail, Maximillian Lawrence, Slater Bradley, Pablo Power and some others...

The best thing I saw X's brilliant three floor retrospective of Derek Jarman's early super 8 films. They were a revelation to me (i was never a big fan of his features...)

I fell in love with Journey to Avebury (1971) in such a nostalgic British way...