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London
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Group Exhibition
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, United Kingdom
October 25, 2012 - November 11, 2012


Charlotte Jansen and Philippa Snow: Dazed and Conversed
by ArtSlant Team


Charlotte Jansen

Last night was really fun.

Let's not talk about champagne, for once, and try and be serious about the work.

35 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

Alright, I'm immediately seeing the phrase "urban spirituality," which fits quite well from what I gathered from the visuals

(This is the winner, Samara Scott, with the carpet installation)

I was quite surprised not to see any painters shortlisted - painters outright, anyway. I keep hearing that we're making the move back to painting being The New Artform

34 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

that's a good one. i might go on calling myself an urban spiritualist.

33 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

I think it was probably the most logical work to win, which isn't to say that it was my favourite

33 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

But the style was hyper-contemporary, at least

32 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

Sorry we're out of sync, hang on i'm catching up with you

Which was your favourite?

I wasn't too keen on the space, I don't think it worked that well for presenting the work...

32 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

Oh God - I think possibly the video piece

31 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

Though I was quite interested in the manufacture of the silk scarves

30 minutes ago

Pio Abad; Courtesy of the artist.

Charlotte Jansen

Pio Abad's piece?

By the way, his performance piece we saw at APT gallery - Apocalypse Now - all totally true

30 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

Yeah, I think it's easy to forget about the production of work with a lot of modern artists, but I did think there was some interesting craft to it.

It did remind me a little of a conceptualised version of those controversial shoots you get in certain editions of Vogue sometimes

Keira Knightley putting a Louis Vuitton blanket on an endangered elephant, or what have you

But I quite liked that: it was knowingly crass

I'm just processing the fact that there was actually a ballet of Apocalypse Now, how absurd

28 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

He seems fascinated by that thing - idolatry

28 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

I'm both elated and disappointed at the same time

28 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

As with the Apocalypse Now piece

Ha ha

27 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

A strange mixture of the camp and the political

27 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

It's a crazy story, invented or true. He did tell me this late in the night yesterday...

27 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

And the tyranny of the female

26 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

Ha Samara Scott's website is fun

http://www.samarascott.com

26 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

It's almost too interesting to be real, the Apocalypse Now story

It's as perfectly wrong-right as the scarves

I'm just looking at the website now

25 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

I want to go to Manila

24 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

Again, I'd quite like some information about what it all means

24 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

Lol

Doesn’t that defeat the point of art, if it needs a text to support it.. ?

Leslie Kulesh - what did you make of it?

24 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

I thought it was an odd decision to have texts for two of the works, but not for the other two. Or perhaps I'm just unobservant

23 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

LESLIE KULESH

www.lesliekulesh.com

23 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

What do you mean?

22 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

Just that there were informational sheets for Pio Abad's piece and the video work, but not for Leslie's or Samara's as far as I could find

When actually those were the two which were the most opaque to me, as far as their meaning went

21 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

Ah I see, I thought you were talking about those two text pieces…

21 minutes ago

Leslie Kulesh, installation; Courtesy of the artist.

Philippa Snow

My appreciation of Leslie Kulesh's piece was unfortunately hampered somewhat by my social anxiety, as I didn't lie down and put the headphones on

21 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

He he. That's what I mean about the layout of the space not being too conducive to the works being viewed properly

21 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

Foiled by neurosis again, much like I was by Yoko's see-through maze [click here]

No, everything felt extremely claustrophobic, and of course taking part in that work placed you slap-bang in the middle like a museum exhibit

20 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

It was all a bit awkwardly arranged, even disregarding the private view crowdedness

I think maybe she wanted us to feel awkward, her work is quite staunch about politics... i like it, it's hippy

19 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

I wish I could have heard what was being said during the performance

18 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

What about him? http://www.mylespainter.com/cv.html

MYLES PAINTER - INFORMATION : CV

18 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

Yeah - that would have been good! Maybe we'd be able to write something about it then!

God, Peckham is so trendy isnt it

18 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

I rarely venture there, I feel as though I'm dragging it down with my presence

There's a very specific South London aesthetic with some of the artists of this kind

You've got your pastel colours, your Geocities-style awkward layouts and your glitch art; palm trees and triangles. Gradients! A lot of gradients!

P'raps it's what we'll be remembered for in the art books of tomorrow.

I'm supposed to be talking about the ironically-named Myles Painter, aren't I?

(Apocalypse Now redux)

I'm a sucker for anything which looks at the idea of the apocalypse

Actually I found it extremely interesting; a strange merging of fact and bombast

A bit like Will Self himself, who I was pleased to hear on the voiceover

13 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

I didn't even get into the room, it was too full :-(

There is definitely a 'Peckham' aesthetic

I don't want to call it a movement, I'm not sure where it'll go or how far it is known outside of London yet

Then again, we're East-enders to the core

11 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

Hackney Uber Alles

I stand up and salute whenever I hear...actually, that joke would only work if I had a better idea of what they're playing in Dalston these days

Something I wanted to ask about which will probably need to be stricken from the record

The winner is part of Lucky PDF, as far as I can tell, but so is at least one member of the judging panel. No?

8 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

What??! She is??

Yes, two of Lucky PDF are on the judging panel!

8 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

I'm sure I saw something about it a minute ago, hang on...

"Meet our third finalist for this year's award, RCA graduate and LuckyPDF collaborator Samara Scott."

7 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

I don't think I can go on... It all seems a farcical...

6 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

I thought that was the case, but then I thought "surely not, that would be beyond a joke"

4 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

I guess, it's inevitable, at least they're being transparent about it

I mean, it's not like we can be naive about how these things work

3 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

Yeah, you have to admire the bold-faced cheek

No, it's all a reet swizz

2 minutes ago

Charlotte Jansen

Spartacus Chetwynd is prob really in HR at Tate Britain or something

2 minutes ago

Philippa Snow

HA!

A conspicuous name on the payroll

about a minute ago

Charlotte Jansen

I had a fun time, and I like some of the artists, it's not all my personal cup of tea BUT I think the prize is a good idea, any kind of thing like this that gives young artists opportunities, platforms, and MONEY, we need more of

a few seconds ago

Philippa Snow

Yeah, it's true that a lot of art would die out if it weren't for these kinds of things. It's a difficult and exclusive thing to establish yourself in. And it's worrying, sometimes, to think of what a small percentage of things we're seeing because of the money question

Money is a tiresome neccessity

a few seconds ago

Charlotte Jansen

No doubt

We are still not seeing nearly enough money there though, and i work with emerging artists myself, and it's a real struggle because u need cash to make work to start with, let alone earning something from it

that's why so many go down the sycophant route, because the galleries and the people who run them still have all the money

bah

a few seconds ago

Philippa Snow

Hang on - minor crisis

2 seconds ago

Charlotte Jansen

haha

hello…?

Charlotte Jansen / Philippa Snow

(Image on top: Samara Scott, carpet installation; Courtesy of the artist)



Posted by ArtSlant Team on 10/26/12 | tags: video-art installation mixed-media

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