Thursday, July 25, 2013

Best of the summer group shows

You cant move for group shows this month - I know its traditional summer approach but bloody hell they're everywhere. These are my picks of artists I didn't know much about before from the few I've attended so far:

Koenraad Dedobbeleer in 'Fusiform Gyrus' at Lisson Gallery (a sculptural nut tray a little like image above)

Alex da Corte in Rope Burn: Painting Behind the Velveteen Curtain at Rod Barton

Paul Laffoley in Alternative Guide to the Universe at the Hayward

Frank Ammerlaan at Open Cube curated by Adriano Pedrosa at Whitecube Masons Yard

Friday, July 19, 2013

Instability of the Image

I am writing a series of texts throughout the year for the programme of shows Attilia Fattori Franchini is curating at Paradise Row. They are being printed as a series of leaflets as well as archived online. The first kicked off last night and I'm pasting it here too.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My Top 50 Living Artists

There was no reason to make this list but its so hot I cant focus on work so I did it anyway - my current favourite 50 living artists not necessarily in order...

1 Rashid Johnson
2 Cameron Jamie
3 Josephine Meckseper
4 Kerry James Marshall
5 Wolfgang Tillmans
6 Mark Leckey
7 Janett Cardiff and George Bures Miller
8 Danny McDonald
9 Alex Hubbard
10 Mike Nelson
11 Raphael Hefti
12 Sterling Ruby
13 Steven Shearer
14 Jeremy Shaw
15 Thomas Zipp
16 Haris Epaminonda
17 Andro Wekua
18 Steven G Rhodes
19 Seth Price
20 Pierre Huyghe
21 Thomas Hirschorn
22 Friedrich Kunath
23 Marlene Dumas
24 Cory Arcangel
25 Jim Shaw
26 Jeremy Deller
27 Oliver Laric
28 Leigh Ledare
29 Tauba Auerbach
30 Antoine Catala
31 David Ostrowski
32 Steven Claydon
33 Sylvie Fleury
34 Josh Smith
35 Scott Treleavan
36 David Noonan
37 Paul McCarthy
38 Christopher Wool
39 Haroon Mirza
40 Ed Atkins
41 Eli Cortinas
42 Douglas Gordon
43 Cindy Sherman
44 Sture Johannesson
45 Jonathan Meese
46 William E Jones
47 Cecile B Evans
48 Susan Hiller
49 Paul McDevitt
50 Christoph Buchel


Images: Top Left Leigh Ledare, Double Bind, Collage on white, mixed media, silver gelatin prints, assorted print media, Silver gelatin prints, magazine, newspapers and personal and found photographs, Top Right Pierre Huyghe Frieze Projects 2011 commissionBottom Left Rashid Johnson, Our People, Kind Of (2010), Bottom Right Cameron Jamie Infante (2011) Glazed ceramic, steel
44 x 23 x 20 cm,