Sunday, April 29, 2012

Gallery Weekend 2012 Highlights

The biennial was unspeakable (a tower of babel of failed political action and no art) but thankfully found some inspiration while in Berlin this week.

1) The Big Inexplicable Paravent Illusion at Isabella Bortolozzi
Amazing group show about magic littered with images from magic circles (as above) and brilliant works by Ed Atkins, Stephen G Rhodes, Man Ray and especially Danny McDonald who I am now completely obsessed with.

I couldn't find a good image of the new works but they were stunning architectural structures, with video elements, and light filters. It was damn good.

A little solo presentation at the Berlinishe Galerie of this 1960s Berlin artist I had never heard of blew me away. Inserting TVs into sculptural Keinholz influenced assemblages about the holocaust. Seriously jaw dropping work (the photo above from my crappy phone) Emilio Vedova installation next to below also rather amazing.

Absurd Berlin Diary '64
1964 © Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, Venedig
And I also sang an a cappella set devoted to paintings at a new lovely editions shop UnLimited Company and went to The Paris Bar which had everyone from Doig to Kruger on the walls afterwards for the first time which I completely fell in love with.
You can hear me sing Mona Lisa here if you fancy

Sunday, April 15, 2012

E Vapor 8

It's been a crazy few weeks for me. A mention in the Evening Standard as the curator of Little House (which I installed last week). A positive review of Responsive Eyes in TimeOut. My name on the cover of Its Nice That to coincide with a 3000 word feature I wrote on virtual and real spaces to exhibit art. A mention in Vogue and a full feature in the latest issue of Dazed about my upcoming NYC show E-Vapor-8 at 319 Scholes. For those stateside save May 5 for the opening.

Lots more info to come but so happy with the list of artists involved:

Fatima Al Qadiri
Cory Arcangel and Frankie Martin
Rhys Coren
Petra Cortright
Jeremy Deller
Aleksandra Domanovic
Cecile B Evans
Jeffrey Gibson
Alexandra Gorczynski
Leslie Kulesh
Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski
Marisa Olson
Hannah Perry
Christian J. Petersen (Dumb Eyes)
Travess Smalley
Lucy Stokton
Daniel Swan