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20110622120301-arakawa___madeline_gins De Appel – Genius Without Talent   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Karel Appel, Adriaan de Villiers, Constant Dullaart, Jakup Ferri, Robert Filliou, Beatrice Gibson, Laura Grabstiene, Ane Hjort Guttu, Annabel Howland, Alan Kane, Tomasz Kowalski, Suzy Lake, Pantelis Makkas, Cyprian Muresan, Sylvia Sleigh, John Smith, Praneet Soi, Helene Sommer, Leon Spillaert, Piotr Uklanski, Andrea Božić & Julia Willms, Nina Yuen at de Appel Arts Centre July 15th, 2011 - October 2nd, 2011
Posted 9/26/11

As human beings, we were all born geniuses. Then, when we started to build on our personal talents, we lost it. This is one of the statements made in the catalogue of Robert Filliou's Stedelijk show La Republique Geniale, in which the French artist and economist discussed artistic solutions to the problems of the world with the museum's visitors. This revolutionary naiveté (we're talking about 1971) also underlines the whole of Genius Without Talent, the group exhibition currently on show at De Appel. F... [more]

Dscn1534 Shock Factor   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Lewis Amar, Fiona Banner, NOJ BARKER, Simon Bedwell, Jo Broughton, Steven Claydon, Oliver Clegg, Darren Coffield, Kim Coleman, Mat Collishaw, Jeremy Deller, Sarah Dobai, Cordelia Donohoe, Tracey Emin, Simon English, Lilah Fowler, Margarita Gluzberg, Anthony Green, Marcus Harvey, Polly Hayward, John Hilliard, Jenny Hogarth, Phillipa Horan, Sebastian Horsley, Barnaby Hosking, Henry Hudson, Marc Hulson, Thomas Hutton, Alison Jackson, Sarah Jones, Claire De Jong, Alan Kane, John Kindness, Joanna kirk, Pippa Koszerek, Jim Lambie, Michael Landy, Peter Liversidge, Dan Macmillan, Melanie Manchot, Toby Mott, Tim Noble, Meredith Ostrom, Emer O’Brien, IRIS PALMER, Nick Pantazopoulas, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Pinkietessa®, Simon Popper, David Rayson, Sophy Rickett, Peter Rourke, Robert Rubbishman, Martin Sexton, Jamie Shovlin, Bob and Roberta Smith, Bridget Smith, Graham Snow, Jemima Stehli, Tim Stoner, Milly Thompson, Mark Titchner, Gavin Turk, Keith Tyson, Gillian Wearing, SUE WEBSTER, Jeanine Woollard, Jonathan Yeo at Vegas Gallery February 18th, 2010 - March 28th, 2010
Posted 3/7/10

      A Peeping Tom – someone who pries, who looks when it is inappropriate to do so, who is curious with a side of sleaze.  It is a phrase with negative connotations and implications of unpleasantness and preying on the vulnerable.  Is it a phrase we should use in the context of contemporary artists?  Perhaps.  Many are drawn to issues that make their viewers uncomfortable, and many look at the world in a way that the rest of us try to avoid.  But do they look because they want to,... [more]

Simonstarlingweb I can do that!   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Johanna Billing, Jennifer Bornstein, Andrea Bowers, Phil Collins, Jeremy Deller, Harrell Fletcher, Josh Greene, Cameron Jamie, Alan Kane, Michele O'Marah, Yoshua Okon, Hirsch Perlman, Long March Project, Jim Shaw, Simon Starling, Javier Téllez, Jeffrey Vallance, Eric Wesley at CCA Wattis Institute April 23rd, 2008 - August 9th, 2008
Posted 5/30/08

The exhibition Amateurs begins with a statement by the exhibition curator Ralph Rugoff where he explains that the exhibition seeks to "[depart] from the hyperprofessionalization characterizing so much cultural production today." Amateurs marks a shift in the discussion of high-art versus low-art. Previous exhibitions that included works by Jim Shaw, for instance, always had the inherent hint of irony. Irony is less in the forefront here and therefore this exhibition informs the dialogue surrou... [more]

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