Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Genes

My sister Bianca's been wandering around the internet finding bits and bobs about our father. There's some random ephemera floating out there, but this release and photo above is my favourite.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


The best show of the week for me is definitely Systematic - a 8 person group show at 176 with Cory Arcangel, Seth Price and Sean Dark. Opening on Thursday...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Videodrome at Autocenter

My blogs are going up on Dazed next week though I wont be here to link em til the week after. (You guessed it - away again. Even the lady in the post office who exchanges money is making fun of me for my constant travelling). I am going to however enthuse about my favourite show of the past fortnight at Autocenter before I go. Videodrome was the show I wished I had curated this year - everyone from Cory Arcangel to Joep Van Liefland to Jeremy Shaw to AIDS-3D to Douglas Gordon were in it. Anyone who reads my work knows these are the names getting me excited. A truly coherent show - that at times responded to the film that inspired it and at others looked at wider ideas around technology and the media's effect on our heads. Here's a glimpse of what you missed. Aaron Moulton's a curator to keep your eye on.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I'm still in Berlin and Basel (which I'll be blogging on Dazed soon...) but when I get back home I'm going to head to HEAD at the The Approach. I picked some good heads from art history above (Rubens, Ghirlandio, and a couple of Renaissance ones i dont know)

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Off again

Going to Berlin tomorrow then to Basel. See more art in other cities than London these days! I'm going to leave on my current music obsession (as I often do) which is this bass thumping Beamer Benz or Bentley I listened to while being driving in my mates car in NYC last week. Its got the most ridiculously misogynistic video I've ever seen but I still like the tune... (I recommend listening without watching)

and the response from the street Nissan Honda Chevy

I'm heading off to Berlin tomorrow (hurray!) but this looks like an interesting London thing opening on Friday..

11 JUNE 6-9PM

The ‘Mulberry Tree Press’ is a fictitious publishing house created specifically for this exhibition. The exhibition reflects on the relationship between space, object and text, how they exist one in the other, side-by-side, and separate. The focus on liminality, the boundary or threshold between different locations and states of production lie at the heart of the exhibition. It is concerned with the translation or transcription that takes place in order to facilitate this passage from one place to another, from the studio and the gallery to the printed page.

Cabinets - Kate Owens, Alex Frost, George Henry Longly, Matthew Smith, Becky Beasley, Mike Harte
Pinboards - Jamie Shovlin
Shelves - Ruth Beale
Archive cabinet – Nicola Oxley
Monitor – Maria Marshall

SE8, 171 Deptford High Street, London SE8 3NU

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Grand Touring

So went to NYC and saw no art at all. Instead I got a really good tan and went to Boom Boom at The Standard too much... If I was still in NY I'd be here on Thursday with my Cuban big brothers José and Rey Parlá.

Young Kim a.k.a. Suitman, Deanne Cheuk, José Parlá, Rey Parlá, Rostarr, Davi Russo
June 4 – July 17, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday June 3, 6-8pm

The original concept of the grand tour was born in the late sixteenth century when it became fashionable for young aristocrats to visit the great cities of Europe such as Paris, Venice, Florence, and Rome, as the culmination of their classical education. As rail and steamship travel became more accessible, the practice flourished and served as an educational rite of passage for Englishmen, Germans, French and Americans alike. The goal of The New Grand Tour is to revive, re-invent, redefine, and change the old concept by venturing well beyond a voyage for the privileged elite. Instead, The New Grand Tour would become a mechanism for a group of unique and talented artists to interact with foreign cultures in an appreciative and organic way, rather than simply as voyeurs.

Beginning on October 20, 2007, Young Kim a.k.a. Suitman, was joined by Deanne Cheuk, José Parlá, Rey Parlá, Rostarr and Davi Russo for thirteen days of travel in the Far East. They began in Shanghai heading for the remote Yunnan Province, in search of the mystical city of Shangri la. With James Hilton’s novel, Lost Horizon as their guide, their journey took them through the beautiful valleys, rivers and lakes between the border of Yunnan Province and Tibet, through the Mei Li Snow Mountains and eventually to Beijing. While on this journey, each artist created new works within their respective medium, inspired by the places they visited during their travels.