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20130120234653-yuasa_-_the_world_without_words_-_courtesy_of_tag_fine_arts_1 What to buy at the London Art Fair   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Fiona Banner, Langlands & Bell, Jonathan Callan, Keith Coventry, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Mary Anne Francis, Anya Gallaccio, Ackroyd & Harvey, Dan Hays, Kenny Hunter, Liliane Lijn, Julie Major, Cornelia Parker, Simon Periton, Alison Wilding at Business Design Centre January 15th, 2013 - January 20th, 2013
Posted 1/20/13

The most fun you can have at an art fair is to pretend you have money, make up an imaginary budget, then promenade snottily around, arousing gallerists, deliberating over what to buy. Some people of course do actually have money – god bless their souls for spending it on art, please keep doing so – and the London Art Fair is good for its unintimidating and unpretentious atmosphere – the Business Design Centre in Angel is so unglamourous, and stands are layered tightly together, so that you don’... [more]

20101116001154-resize Possible Futures, Probable Pasts   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Francis Alÿs, Francis Bacon, Christian Boltanski, ISOKON / Marcel Breuer, Matthew Buckingham, Harry Burton, Tony Carter, William Morris / Liberty & Co., Keith Coventry, Andrea Fisher, Stefan Gec, Ernö Goldfinger, Graham Gussin, Susan Hiller, Douglas Huebler, Des Hughes, Patrick Keiller, Hilma af Klint, David Lamelas, Sean Lynch, Mary Martin, Jeremy Millar, Jacques Monory, Henry Moore, Mike Nelson, John Riddy, Michael Stevenson, Katja Strunz, Paul Thek, Francis Upritchard at Camden Arts Centre December 16th, 2010 - February 20th, 2011
Posted 12/20/10

The works on show at the Camden Arts Centre are the latest in their series of artist-selected shows at the North London gallery. Somewhere between a curatorial exercise and art-by-proxy, these shows have revealed both the personal and vicarious aspects of artist curation/selection. The work selected by Simon Starling comprises works by 30 artists and designers, revisiting the history of the Camden Art Centres programmes over the last 50 years. By-and-large the works occupy the positio... [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]

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