Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Top 10 galleries

Perusing the aisles of Sunday, Frieze et al I thought I'd make a list of my top emerging galleries (esp as the Space of the Month slot is ending in Dazed)

Exhibiting Artists - Samara Scott, Rob Chavasse, Rhys Coren
Exhibiting Artists - Oliver Laric, Jon Rafman, David Raymond Conroy

Exhibiting Artists - Michele Abeles, Antoine Catala
Exhibiting Artists - Borden Capalino, Bjarne Melgaard

Exhibiting Artists - Sture Johanesson, Katja Novitskova

Exhibiting Artists - Stephen G Rhodes, Ed Atkins, Danny McDonald

Exhibiting Artists - Keichii Tanammi, Tobias Madison, Ida Ekblad

Altman Siegel (San Francisco)
Exhibiting Artists - Sara Vanderbeek, Trevor Paglen, Nate Boyce (pictured above)

Daniel Faria (Toronto)
Exhibiting Artist - Shannon Bool, Iris Haussler

Untitled (NYC)
Exhibition Artists: N Dash, Ian Tweedy, Brendan Fowler

Monday, October 21, 2013

Post Frieze 2013

Here are the blogs I wrote for Dazed
Day 1: The Build up
Day 2: The Fair
Day 3: The Rest
Day 4: The End and the Best

(Images from top Cory Arcangel at Team Gallery, Adrian Villar Rojas at Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Jordan Belson at Raven Row)

Monday, October 14, 2013

A Frieze Has Come Upon Us

Frieze is here and I am prepping for a VERY busy week. 

My preview highlights from the fair are up on Artsy, I am taking over the Dazed Magazine's Instagram all week @dazedmagazine, will be tweeting highlights from my private view timetable (which you can see here at the bottom right as well as on twitter @roughversion) and writing daily run downs for for Dazed Digital (links to follow).

I also had a very louche Artforum diary debut where I was snapped with the lovely Robert Bound from Monocle.

Sunday, October 06, 2013


I went to Antwerp for one night last week and here are my recommendations

The Museum Mayer van den Bergh is a 17th century building filled with a 19th century collection of some of the best paintings I have ever seen, including the Breughel 'Mad Meg' apocalypse pictured above.

The Kerry James Marshall retrospective at Muhka - the reason I went - was amazing and his more recent paintings are an incredible development in technique, medium, scale and content. Tim van Laere is a contemporary space with some good people in its roster.

Every single high low medium clothing shop in Europe has a space in Antwerp. Highlights for theatrical shopping experiences are Seven Rooms (I have never seen a concept shop like it), Dries van Noten and Delvaux.

Fiskebar - order the mixed grill (or if you like squid, expect a shoal when ordering the calamares) and make sure you book. The ginger tea and Aperol Spritz at cafe/bar Vitrin across the road is also very good. I also ate lunch every day at healthy veggie Lombardia which was bloody tasty.