Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best in Show 2010

After a spending a year on a plane between London, Berlin, Miami, New York, Tokyo, Basel, Paris and Shanghai - here's my top ten exhibitions:

1 Rashid Johnson at Guido W Baudach

2 Mike Nelson's Coral Reef (recreated) at Tate Britain

3 Videodrome curated by Aaron Moulton at Autocenter, Berlin

4 Wolfgang Tillmans at The Serpentine

5 The Island from Los Angeles Nomadic Division in Miami

6 Oliver Laric's curated basement with work by Aleksandra Domanovic, Seth Price and Samuel Beckett at Seventeen

7 Aids-3D at A Gentili Apri

8 Ben Sansbury at Space Studios

9 No New Thing Under the Sun curated by Gabriel Coxhead at the Royal Academy

10 High Society at the Wellcome Collection

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Photographer, filmmaker and friend Jez Tozer got me on board to curate the art for a four part publication based around alchemical ideas. The first book in The Alchemy Series was titled Negredo and launched on Thursday to coincide with his new film for Showstudio.com The Raven.

In my curated project I brought together work by Boo Saville, Dennis Rudolph, James Aldridge, Stephen Dunne, Seana Gavin, Ilya Trushevsky, Harry Burden, Littlewhitehead, and BoChristian Larsson . Its really beautifully produced and worth searching out.

Monday, December 13, 2010


If you're in NYC December 18 go to The Hole for the opening of Postermat. Kathy Grayson has gotten together around 200 artists to contribute (and a few writers, curators et al including... me!)
Though I'm not actually an artist I gave it a go - as you can see above. My sister Seana Gavin has also submitted a collage piece.

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Gif for Christmas

A bunch of screengrabs from the teaser for the Animated Gif Biennial. You can watch the piece in progress on the link. It reminds of when I was little and would try spend hours typing some binary programme I found in a magazine to create an animation for on my creaky BBC computer. My nerdishness astounds me...

Monday, December 06, 2010

Miami Top 5

Jim Drain 'Saturday's Ransom' at Locust Projects (esp the sculptures not pictured here)

The Island - the one day exhibition on a small desert island in the bay, where I was stranded for 3 and half hours with Michael Genovese (whose work is pictured here), and artworks by Jack Pierson, Naomi Fisher and Scott Campbell.

Paul McCarthy supersized abandoned toy photographs at Hauser and Wirth

Matt Lipps

Thomas Zipp at Harris Lieberman (check him on drums here

Wednesday, December 01, 2010


As much as I'm enjoying missing the snow, stumbling on this song reminded me how much I love London...