Friday, December 27, 2013

Best in Show 2013

Time for the annual year round up again.
1 Mike Kelley at PS1

2 Michael Landy 'Saints Alive' at The National Gallery

3 'Jimmy Merris Sings The Blues' at Seventeen Gallery

4 Martin Kippenberger 'Sehr Gut' at Hamburger Banphof

5 Danny McDonald at Cabinet

6 Wolfgang Tillmans 'Central Nervous System' at Maureen Paley

7 Re-View: Onnasch Collection at Hauser and Wirth London

8 Philippe Parreno at Palais de Tokyo

9 Pierre Huyghe at Centre Pompidou

10 Cameron Jamie at Kunsthalle Zurich

Also notable: Thomas Zipp 'Comparative Investigation About The Disposition of the Width of a Circl' in Venice; Scott Treleavan at Invisible Exports; Travess Smalley at Higher Pictures; Alex Hubbard at Maccarone; David Horvitz at Chert Berlin; Ian Tweedy and N Dash at Dover Street Arts Club 

Show I've been most gutted to miss: Isa Genzken at MoMA (and I'm also sad there arent more women and group shows in my top ten)

This year I've curated 'Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye' at V1 Copenhagen and 'Is That All There Is?' screening at Import Projects

Monday, December 16, 2013

Top 10 Books for Christmas

I admit there is nothing notably festive about my selection but here goes. Apart from my last book 100 New Artists or course.

The Hidden Mother by Linda Fregni Nagler (MACK) (pictured above)

The Parapornographic Manifesto by Carl Michael Edenbourg

Xerography (catalogue from exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester)

Inner Planets by Cameron Jamie (Kunsthalle, Zurich)

Buffalo Zine No 2 - its a magazine but it really is incredible.

Art and Queer Culture (Phaidon)

My Mirage by Jim Shaw (JRP Ringier) admit it came out a year or so ago but its such a good present.

It's Nice That Annual 2013

The Holy Bible by Broomberg and Chanarin (MACK)

10 Elad Lassry: 2000 Words (The Urs Fischer and Josh Smith in the series are also very good)