Saturday, July 30, 2011

Eyes in New York

1 The highlight of my two week research trip to NYC is Ostalgia, the Massimiliano Gioni curated show at New Museum about post-Soviet Eastern Europe is sheer genius. Especially look out for the fall of Berlin photos by Michael Schmidt... (Sergey Zarva's painting above)

2 Cory Arcangel Pro Tools at the Whitney (and pick up the beautifully designed free show brochure)

3) Thomas Demand curated show La Carte d'apres Nature at Matthew Marks with some amazing old Sigmar Polke photos, Magritte paintings, and pieces by Luigi Ghirri (as above)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Things I like this week

1) This stupidly good list of artists at Tanya Leighton in Berlin

2) The current issue of Kaleidoscope with 3 pieces and a project by Mark Leckey, an interview with Rashid Johnson, piece on Steven Shearer, and stupidly long list of other interesting pieces

3) Read about Seana Gavin on i-D's revamped website

4) See Alex Hubbard's 'Make Your Movie' (2010) at The Art of Narration Changes Time at Spruth Magers in Berlin

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Without Sanctuary

There is a shocking underrated exhibition on in London that charts one hundred years and 5000 (recorded) deaths, with some of the most violent upsetting images you will ever see. Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America is an exhibition that turns your stomach. Even blogging it feels strange - how can you make an aesthetic choice about something so sick? The point of the show was how these photographic images taken as souvenirs removed even the sanctuary of death from these murdered individuals. The violence was palpable.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Jon Nash

Jon Nash's debut solo show opens tonight at French Riviera - Levack and Lewandowski's great space on Bethnal Green Road. The show's my one to watch this week and is up til July 31.

Friday, July 01, 2011

The Fall of Man

I recently fell over quite dramatically... which inspired this trio of darker images of the Fall of Man (better known as when God chucked Eve and Adam out of the garden of Eden). From the top Michelangelo, Durer and Masaccio.