Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Reading List

As ever I am feeding my bibliophilia with too many books - these are the current books that are piling up around my bed:

Confessions of an Art Addict by Peggy Guggenheim, with a forward by Gore Vidal

Mike Kelley: 99,9998% Remaining 

How the World Works by Noam Chomsky

Anne Hardy (stunning catalogue from her solo show from the Vienna Secession)

Fruit Salad (from very good looking publisher Bronze Age Editions)

William E Jones (from the Inside the White Cube catalogue series - bought the Raphael Hefti too)

Monsieur Pain by Roberto Bolano

(For past reading lists see here and here and here and here)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Top 10 shows to see this month

I miss the old Time Out. I would occassionally get it to tick all the shows I had seen and circle the ones I had not. Now there is only artupdate et al to keep me entertained (thank god that exists) in non digital form.

I think I might try to make up for this with regular top 10 lists of shows to go to each month (as well as tweets which you can view at the bottom right of this blog)

1 Converse/Dazed Emerging Artist Award (opening Oct 25)

2 Ed Atkins @ Chisenhale (pictured above)

3 Rashid Johnson @ South London Gallery

4 Theaster Gates @ Whitecube Bermondsey (esp for the library piece)

5 After/Hours/Drop/Box @ AND/OR

6 Jesse Wine @ Limoncello

7 Bronze @ Royal Academy of Arts

8 Guy Rusha @ The Sunday Painter

9 Klein/Moriyama @ Tate Modern

10 Jack Strange @ Project Number (opens Oct 25)

The end of The Dark Cube

The show has closed - followed by a brilliant performance lecture by this year's Emdash award winner Cecile B Evans at the Palais de Tokyo, which was documented by Purple Diary. Her 'lecture' played with ideas of interpretation, association and the impossibility of things. She used The Dark Cube as an example - speaking on the show like a wikipedia entry before it collapsed on itself. It was the best closure to an exhibition I have ever experienced.

The show was also covered in the following places:

Dazed Digital - profiling Scott Treleaven
And you can see some documentation here (thanks to artist-photographer-filmmaker David Ledoux)

Harry Burden 'Dirty Fucking Hippies' (2012) details

Antoine Catala 'Fantastique' (2012); Ben Sansbury 'Changing Change' (2012)

Scott Treleaven, 'The Body Electric' (2012)

Oliver Laric 'Chippendale Cube' (2012)

Clunie Reid 'World Without Images' (2012)

Thomas Dozol 'I Can Barely Hear You' (2012)

Scott Treleaven 'Walking With Thee' (2012); Jeremy Deller 'Did He Change Your Life?' (1994)

Juliette Bonneviot 'Stepanova/Popova/Adidas/Puma/Umbro/Reebok/Nike' (2012)

Kasper Sonne 'Untitled Carpet No 3' (2012)

Anne de Vries 'Trance Tracks' (2012)

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Dark Cube closing party

The Dark Cube closes Monday night and it should be a blinder (though hard to beat 5000 people coming for Nuit Blanche at the opening...). Leslie Kulesh (and myself) are DJing. Thanks to a 400 watt black light cannon the works are in full hardcore glow. Above is a sneaky look at much of the sowkr (i'll upload the whole lot after the show closes) and details of the closing party for all and sundry.