For those of you that like to hear Jarvis Cocker’s voice:::
My favorites from the Volta Art Fair Part II:::
Geraldine Swayne, Fred [London] Ltd, London
John Stark, CHARLIE SMITH, London
Eva Lake, frosch & portmann, New York
Dana Copperwhite, Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin, Ireland
Ian Toms, Season, Seattle, Washington
Michael Zelehoski, ETHAN COHEN NEW YORK, New York
Kris Knight, MULHERIN, Toronto
Amy Schissel, PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY, Ottawa
The 7 Up series is one of my favorite documentary series of all time. You should watch it, from the start! The latest just opened at the IFC Center last night. Excited to see it this weekend!
56 Up is playing at the IFC Center now. More info here.
NY Times review here.
Gothamist chats with director Michael Apted here.
I am into this Peculiar video, very Fischli and Weiss, updated for the youth of today.
Check out Man Like Me’s website here.
Heard this song on 3 separate occasions, at different clubs, in London last week.
Kim Wilde is HOT again.
So much to answer for…
So excited to be heading to London tonight! And equally excited to be going on my first ever journey to Manchester next week!
Since I have been running around like a maniac this past week I have not had a proper amount of time to plan my art viewing experience (hopefully I accomplish making an itinerary on my flight). I do already know there are a few shows at large galleries/museums that I will be checking out. And I am also making a pilgrimage to the Salford Lads Club in Manchester! Oh yes, this is going to be exciting!
Gillian Wearing at the Whitechapel Gallery (Only up until Sunday, Jun 17)
OUT OF FOCUS: PHOTOGRAPHY at the Saatchi Gallery
Damien Hirst at the Tate Modern
MOTION at Seventeen Gallery. Curated by Ceci Moss and Tim Steer.
If you would like to start a band whose only influence is Nice Style Pose Band please contact me ASAP.
Nice Style Pose Band High-up on a Baroque Palazzo
“It was about superficiality, about those things that are superficial and of no value
normally, like the way in which you stand, hold a hand, move, the way in which you
relate to your clothes.” -NSPB
Interview with members of the Nice Style Pose Band here.
Excited to see that Christian Marclay’s The Clock is coming to Lincoln Center this summer. The film will be showing July 13 through Aug. 1, Tuesdays through Thursdays, 8 AM to 10 PM and continuously from Fridays at 8 AM through Sundays at 10 PM. More info here.
Christian Marclay – The Clock
NY Times review here.
Went to the Frieze Art Fair NY last Monday and have just finally had the time to go through the images that I shot and think more about what I saw.
A lot of folk like to hate on the art fair but I honestly enjoy them. Yes, they are usually situated in a pretty sterile environment for art viewing (but aren’t most galleries in a similar situation too?), they are generally overcrowded (but not on an off day like Monday!!!), & too hot, with a lack of refreshments. But, despite these negative aspects, it is pretty great to see such a variety of artwork, from an international roster of artistes, and only have to devote a few hours of my life to the effort—no need to fly to Switzerland, Germany, China, or Estonia (although if I had the time and money I would do that as well)!
It was fantastic to see my favorite galleries from London right here in NYC (and much easier to navigate here, in the tent, than in Londontown!) Every year I discover many galleries from Berlin and elsewhere that I have never heard of before, who end up on my list of galleries to monitor on the web. These discoveries help me when gathering information and looking for new artists for future issues of Cheap & Plastique. Seeing all of these non-NYC galleries also helps me to keep an open mind and gain a broader perspective on what is happening in the art world internationally, not just here in New York City. And I do tend to prefer what the international galleries have on offer.
So, yes, I was pretty psyched about the addition of Frieze to the art fair frenzy in NYC.
And I was especially glad that they decided to throw the art party on a weekend other than Armory Week, which is always too crazy, with too much to do and too many fairs to try to get oneself to! Frieze, please come back next year!
Here are some of the works that stood out to me:
Going on Monday versus the weekend was a really good idea, minus that waiting for the ferry was kinda crappy with lots of rain and wind.
Adrian Ghenie, Galerie Plan B, Berlin
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this painting!
Huda Lutfi, The Third Line, Dubai
Mike Kelley (RIP)
Grand Openings, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo