back



Karla Black
Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, UK 20.04.12-24.06.12

http://events.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/karla-black



karen black, goma, glasgow. semi relgious transubstanciation experience as black transforms a pile of sawdust into a piece of shit.





Gerhard Richter: Modern Times
Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesborough, UK 28.08.09-15.11.09

http://www.visitmima.com/exhibitions/currentdetail.php?id=28



the day we went to middlesboro it was all goin on: overcrowded richter hanging@mima, lemon muffinloaf &coffee in prego. followed by th transporter bridge @dusk





The House of Books Has No Windows
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK 31.07.08-28.09.08

http://www.fruitmarket.co.uk/exhibitions/archive/2008/



Book house less than the sum of the many parts. Killing machine crap, film noir ace, teenagers bedroom too, opera lovers room mesmerising. Reason to go again





No Country For Old Men
Joel and Ethan Coen, 2007



Top film. Beautifully shot, absorbing slow-burn narrative, great cast. H/lites inc. ferocious dog-river-chase sequence. But it was th hair that stole the show.





Jennifer Allinson
Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Part of Seasons: Paintings from the Laing collection, 15.12.07-06.04.08

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/laing/thingstoseeanddo/exhibition/2007/12/15/seasons-paintings-from-the-laing-collection/



JENNIFER ALLINSON, LAING ART GALLERY. SMART ENGINEERING AND PRESENTATIOM FOR THE CYBERFLOWERS, OTHER PIECE WAS WEAK. SEWING WOMEN WAS FINE ART FIRST YEAR STANDARD.





Run, Black River, Run
Mark Titchner
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead UK 29.01.08 - 27.04.08


They Don't Make This Anymore
Barry McGee
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead UK 21.01.08 - 27.04.08

Heart Beat
Barthélémy Toguo
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead UK 29.01.08 - 13.04.08


http://balticmill.com


 


16 02 08

MARK KITCHNER, BALTIC. OBVIOUSLY A DAB HAND WITH A SPIROGRAPH AS A LAD, HE MUST ALSO BE A BIG GEORGE ORWELL AND STAR TREK FAN.

BARRY MCGEE, BALTIC. SPRAY CAN MAN WHO ALSO LIKES COLOURING IN WITH FELT PENS RECREATES A. LEVEL FINAL ASSESSMENT WORK. IF THE LIFTS BUST DONT WASTE YOUR BREATH

BALTIC. BART TOGUO, MAN WITH BIG CHOPPER, BAD AIM AND A PAL IN THE BANANA BUSINESS SHOWS US WHY THE BENCH SAW WAS INVENTED. HE ALSO PREFERS PICTURES TO WORDS.

 


16 02 08

Titchner doesn't work despite best attempts. McGee: lots of nothing. Only Toguo holds th attention, though his throw it all in approach irritates. Underwhelming



Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years
Richard Serra
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA 03.06.07-10.09.07



even serra's same old same old comes out good in the MOMA sculpture garden on a warm summer evening with a bar & live music





Frank Stella on the roof
Frank Stella
The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA 01.05.07-28.10.07



art of all kinds seems greatly improved by the presence of a bar and unimpeded views of the manhattan skyline across central park. even this stuff





Slow Dancing
David Michalek
World premiere
Projected on the facade of the New York State Theater, Lincoln Plaza, New York, USA 13.07.07-29.07.07

http://www.lincolncenter.org/load_screen.asp?screen=slow_dancing_main



ok. this was outstanding. outdoors video work & drinking cheap beer from duane reade is the new thing. did i mention the image quality. wow





Himalaya's Sister's Living Room (2000)
Pipilotti Rist
Part of The Shapes of Space exhibition
Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA 14.04.07-05.09.07



a heavenly combination of video, sound, light and kitsch that was genuinely moving. my high-lite was watching projections on th labels of bottles on th bar





Haunted Pussy
100% histrionic fear-metal
Coney Island Boardwalk, New York, USA 21.07.07



...band members kept appearing throughout th performance. th 'drummer' was beating th guitarist so hard it was obviously really hurting. seminal i'd say





Manipulations - on economies of deceit
Michał Budny, Hubert Czerepok, Foksal Gallery Foundation, Zbigniew Libera, Joanna Malinowska, Jan Simon, Christian Tomaszewski, (Poland); Pascal Grandmaison, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay (Canada); Johan Grimonprez, Bart Stolle (Belgium); Runa Islam (Great Britain); Jorge Pardo, Catherine Sullivan (USA); Julian Rosefeld (Germany); Markus Schinwald (Austria). Special guest participant: Jarosław Fliciński
19.03.07-06.05.07


Uncertain states of america: American art in the third millennium

Aaron Young, Adam Putnam, Aida Ruilova, Anthony Burdin, Betty Tompkins, Christian Holstad, Cristina Lei Rodriguez , Daria Martin, Devendra Banhart, Edgar Arceneaux, Frank Benson, Guyton / Walker, Hannah Greely, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Jennifer Bornstein, Jiae Hwang, Josh Smith, Karl Haendel, Klara Liden, Kori Newkirk, Mario Ybarra, Matt Johnson, Matt McCormick, Matthew Brannon, Matthew Day Jackson, Matthew Ronay, Mika Rottenberg, Mika Tajima , Mike Bouchet, Miranda July, Nate Lowman, Ohad Meromi, Paul Chan, Paul Sietsema, Piero Golia, Reena Spaulings, Rodney McMillian, Sean Dack , Seth Price, Shane Huffman, Shannon Ebner, Trisha Donnelly, Taft Green, TM Sisters
23.03.07-07.05.07


Wojciech Wilczyk

ŻYCIE PO ŻYCIU
16.04.07-27.05.07


Karol Radziszewski

I ALWAYS WANTED TO...

16.04.07-27.05.07

Adam Adach
PORTRAITS, MIRRORS
27.04.07-10.06.07

Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Al. Ujazdowskie 6, 00-461 Warsaw, PL


http://www.csw.art.pl/



29 04 07

FORGET THE STATE OF THE BALTIC AND HEAD FOR THE BALTIC STATE OF POLAND TO SEE A CONTEMPORARY ART VENUE USED PROPERLY EVERYTHING WORKED PLUS WORK WAS SHIT HOT

 


29 04 07

Fantastyczny! Gr8 space, gr8 & diverse work. H/lites: Sullivan's B&W 5 screen epic, Rosefeld's mesmeric audio piece, th unknown hooded drummer. Baltic take note

 
29 04 07

it rocked from start 2 finish. quality, quantity. dizzying. in a good way. th most significant collection of video seen in one place for some time



Mark Dion: Memorial to Thomas Bewick
St Michael's Church, Headlam Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 05.04.07-15.04.07

http://www.locusplus.org.uk/


 


24 04 07

imagine th sound david palmer (rest his soul) wd make when he was losing patience. it's like a controlled out breath. that wd b my response 2 this





Common Work Conference
Exploring socially engaged arts practice
Tramway, Glasgow, UK 19.04.07-20.04.07


 


24 04 07

CW was gr8! Best bits Holloway's speech McCaughey's potatoes Quarantine Shannon's babushka Conclusion? Think (a bit) Talk (occasionally) Get on wth it (mostly)





Pan's Labyrinth
Guillermo Del Toro
On DVD at Harlan's house, UK 05.04.07


http://www.panslabyrinth.com/


 


05 04 07

Unconvinced. Liked th ooglies. Disliked th linear structure th black/whiteness of th characters th lack of tension. A case of context being 1/2 th work I guess





Silk Route
Subodh Gupta
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK 14.02.07 - 29.04.07


The Constellations (77 Million Paintings)
Brian Eno
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK 31.01.07 - 15.04.07


http://balticmill.com


 


PILE OF PANS A BIG BORING TELLY AND SOME SEWING BALTIC DOES IT YET AGAIN

 


20 03 07

Eno, nice installation just all a bit pointless. Liked th indian guy's work on th ground floor, th revolving pans. Real interestin to look at, for some reason.

 
20 03 07

eno a no-no but subodh gupta was one of those shows that goes under u'r skin & leaves u with questions like what does this even mean? it quietly snuck up



This Will Not Happen Without You
From the Collective Archive of The Basement Group, Projects UK and Locus+, 1977-2007
Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK 10.02.07 - 31.03.07


http://www.locusplus.org.uk/


 


20 03 07

I like this L+ retro, an important bit of local art hist methinks. L+ are still the benchmark for cont vis art in th NE. Less convinced by their recent output.


 


20 03 07

here we r looking at a show about art outside the gallery context & its in a gallery. what's that about? is it jus me? i have 2 say tho it rocks: jon we're likin u'r work


back