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Re: From East to the BARBICAN

Sounds too gadgety. :(
by CAP
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:35 am
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: From East to the BARBICAN
Replies: 1
Views: 4603

Re: Justin Mortimer – ‘Kult’ @ Parafin

Incidentally, I note Justin has up-graded his website voiding all previous file paths for his JPGs, so the links in the 2013 review no longer work. :cry: Personally, I find those little Flash slideshow presentations more trouble than they're worth, but each to his own I suppose. I note the Parafin s...
by CAP
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Justin Mortimer – ‘Kult’ @ Parafin
Replies: 1
Views: 5757

Justin Mortimer – ‘Kult’ @ Parafin

22 May – 27 June 2015 Justin’s back! An artist I have a bit of a soft spot for and rambled on about at some length a couple of years ago, re-appears at a new gallery: Parafin . Is Parafin good enough for our little Juzzy-Wuzzy? Is it hot enough? Well, all things considered, probably yeah. ;) This y...
by CAP
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Justin Mortimer – ‘Kult’ @ Parafin
Replies: 1
Views: 5757

Re: Grounded at Transition Gallery, London

The avatar is BACK! :D
by CAP
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:29 am
 
Forum: Art press releases
Topic: Grounded at Transition Gallery, London
Replies: 2
Views: 6215

Re: the barnes collection philadelphia

:mrgreen:
by CAP
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:02 am
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: the barnes collection philadelphia
Replies: 1
Views: 4916

Jesse Greenberg - 'Face Scan' @ Derek Eller, NYC

APRIL 30 - MAY 30, 2015 I suppose we can rope the artist in with the recent Zombie Formalism muster although he strikes me as a lot more exciting than fellow travellers like Oscar Murillo, Jacob Kassay or Parker Ito, or those from a similar age bracket included in MoMA’s recent survey of current pai...
by CAP
Sun May 31, 2015 11:48 am
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Jesse Greenberg - 'Face Scan' @ Derek Eller, NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 4792

Natalie Frank - The Brothers Grimm @ The Drawing Center NYC

Until 28th June 2015 Like a dog returning to its vomit, I once more contemplate writing a review of a Natalie Frank show . Obviously I shall choose my words carefully, lest I draw another relentless tirade from the artist . Well, someone has to put me in my place, right? Actually we’re the best of ...
by CAP
Thu May 28, 2015 12:02 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Natalie Frank - The Brothers Grimm @ The Drawing Center NYC
Replies: 0
Views: 5453

A 'Classiq' blog about art and the finer things in life

Sorry, but I just had to share this. :lol:

It's worth it just for the comments thread. :P
by CAP
Thu May 28, 2015 11:44 am
 
Forum: Random Stuff
Topic: A 'Classiq' blog about art and the finer things in life
Replies: 0
Views: 4870

Glen Lowry defends MoMA

[2,739w] Strong criticism in recent months of MoMA’s high-profile shows has only built upon the public disquiet over the museum’s plans for massive expansion, unveiled in 2014 and the views on art driving them. While there has been a number of discreet efforts (often from academics) to soften or def...
by CAP
Tue May 26, 2015 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: Glen Lowry defends MoMA
Replies: 0
Views: 4099

Modernedition.com

A site run by London-based art consultant Mike Brennan that offers articles (mainly by Brennan as far as I can see and pretty low-brow or lite - hey, market speak, right?) and an online gallery for prints (hence the title). Useful for a little background on 'emerging talent' as they say, or market ...
by CAP
Thu May 21, 2015 3:36 am
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Modernedition.com
Replies: 0
Views: 3548

Re: The Forever Now @ MoMA NYC

There are a couple of You Tubes of a panel discussion that took The Forever Now as its starting point to a more general discussion of contemporary painting. One video is by James Kalm (in two instalments) the other by David Surnam. The discussion was organised by Brooklyn Rail and Hunter College and...
by CAP
Mon May 18, 2015 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: The Forever Now @ MoMA NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 8349

Discussion Following The Forever Now @ MoMA

There are a couple of You Tubes of a panel discussion that took The Forever Now as its starting point to a more general discussion of contemporary painting. One video is by James Kalm (in two instalments) the other by David Surnam. The discussion was organised by Brooklyn Rail and Hunter College and...
by CAP
Mon May 18, 2015 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Discussion Following The Forever Now @ MoMA
Replies: 0
Views: 3703

Clouds of Sils Maria - (French title - Sils Maria)

Being a bit of an Assayas tragic , I was always going to get around to this one. I haven’t seen all of the noted French cineaste’s work, but from what I have seen, Clouds of Sils Maria stands as a bit of departure in various ways – English language, set in Switzerland, focussing on a middle-aged fem...
by CAP
Sat May 16, 2015 7:14 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Clouds of Sils Maria - (French title - Sils Maria)
Replies: 0
Views: 3941

Ryan Moseley & Steven Allen

Looking at Steven Allen's website, I was reminded of Ryan Moseley's work and started thinking it would be good to show them together, a group show of sorts. But then I was stuck thinking of other London painters sort of working in that carnival-esque mode.

Any suggestions :?:
by CAP
Thu May 07, 2015 4:14 am
 
Forum: Random Stuff
Topic: Ryan Moseley & Steven Allen
Replies: 0
Views: 3931

Nick Goss 'Green Lanes' @ Josh Lilley

I was expecting a bit more from this one , having only recently discovered the artist’s work , but there’s delicate, cursory first touches in a restrained palette and then there’s just wishy washy. The artist has always favoured washes (some of his best things are smaller watercolours) and a somewha...
by CAP
Tue May 05, 2015 10:48 am
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Nick Goss 'Green Lanes' @ Josh Lilley
Replies: 0
Views: 4443

'Material Tension' group show @ Day & Gluckman

This is an OK group show – don’t ask about the stupid title. I’m mentioning it mainly because it has a Lee Maelzer painting in it. Her stuff has moved into more stylised, kind of theatrical territory by the look of it. 8-) Remember Lee from the old days on the London Painting blog.... :)
by CAP
Tue May 05, 2015 10:39 am
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: 'Material Tension' group show @ Day & Gluckman
Replies: 0
Views: 4205

How Weak is David Shrigley's Work?

Extremely.
:evil:
by CAP
Tue May 05, 2015 6:53 am
 
Forum: Random Stuff
Topic: How Weak is David Shrigley's Work?
Replies: 0
Views: 3960

Re: lidl whole serrano ham

:lol:
by CAP
Mon May 04, 2015 10:39 am
 
Forum: Food and general consumption
Topic: lidl whole serrano ham
Replies: 2
Views: 5760

Re: Awful Interview with Lisa Yuskavage

Yes the SNG’s example is from the 30s – as are most online examples. And for the reader who can’t be bothered googling – here’s a very Currin-like, Venus with Gloves from 1932, Vanity of Vanities also from 1932, and this one I didn’t catch the title of, but I think you’ll agree VERY Currin-esque. I ...
by CAP
Mon May 04, 2015 3:34 am
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Awful Interview with Lisa Yuskavage
Replies: 4
Views: 9825

Re: Awful Interview with Lisa Yuskavage

Well Richard Watham springs to mind – shudder. Although he’s hardly as sleazy. But he has the same stylistic coyness, disingenuousness. Wince. And there are a couple of German painters I’ve seen doing something vaguely similar to Currin – but that’s because of the example of Otto Dix. Not sure how m...
by CAP
Sun May 03, 2015 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Awful Interview with Lisa Yuskavage
Replies: 4
Views: 9825

The Spectres - Red Hot Hearse

Your traditional over-the-top campy retro-rockerbilly stuff, done with the requisite dazzle - Here!.
by CAP
Sun May 03, 2015 9:08 am
 
Forum: Music
Topic: The Spectres - Red Hot Hearse
Replies: 0
Views: 3527

Dodo 6

Almost nothing about this band anywhere on the web, but the videos are just raw, stripped-down blues again. Here - I think the track is called +Komment and Here as Th' Birthday. Not quite as strange and exciting as 75 Dollar Bill – but rootsy...
by CAP
Sun May 03, 2015 9:06 am
 
Forum: Music
Topic: Dodo 6
Replies: 0
Views: 3213

Daniel Knox

The other side of Chicago music, I guess. It’s funny, even when I heard this on the radio, something about the woozy arrangement behind the melancholic baritone made me think of Engelbert Humperdinck meeting David Lynch. And sure enough, Knox is a huge fan of the old Eraserhead himself and actually ...
by CAP
Sun May 03, 2015 9:01 am
 
Forum: Music
Topic: Daniel Knox
Replies: 0
Views: 3237

Omar Souleyman

I haven’t researched this guy at all. But the videos are great fun and the beat irresistibly danceable... or at least clappable – Wenu Wenu and Warni Warni – the latter possibly an Arabic tribute to the great Australian leg spinner? Who can say? :P
by CAP
Sun May 03, 2015 8:56 am
 
Forum: Music
Topic: Omar Souleyman
Replies: 0
Views: 3207

Meatwave

Chicago rock trio in the great tradition of Chicago bands – think Halo of Flies, Jesus Lizard, Big Black. It’s all there. Loved it then - Love it now. Here’s Brother, Panopticon and Sham King.

Remember Metz, The Toronto trio? - I file that stuff here as well. :ugeek:
by CAP
Sun May 03, 2015 8:53 am
 
Forum: Music
Topic: Meatwave
Replies: 0
Views: 3138

75 Dollar Bill

A raw duo, Che Chen, a Chinese American plays prepared electric guitar and Rick Brown on various percussion. They play stripped-down instrumentals that sound like serial blues loops or field recordings from some new rural outlands or ghetto. Think Junior Kimborough produced by Terry Riley. They had ...
by CAP
Sun May 03, 2015 8:47 am
 
Forum: Music
Topic: 75 Dollar Bill
Replies: 0
Views: 3305

Kieran Leonard and/or The Horses

Been around for a few years now, I’ve only just got interested. Couldn’t download any of his albums. Boo hoo. But there’s a live number that shows Kieran at his most charismatic – although not a great audio recording - and a studio version of Geraldo’s Farm that shows the band in a more polished lig...
by CAP
Sun May 03, 2015 8:42 am
 
Forum: Music
Topic: Kieran Leonard and/or The Horses
Replies: 0
Views: 3175

Awful Interview with Lisa Yuskavage

Some interviews should just never be granted, no matter how desperate your career is. Yuskavage, whose career has pretty much stagnated from a critical point of view (but she is with Zwirner and probably still selling loads) unburdens herself in The Paris Review about her working class roots, her ha...
by CAP
Sat May 02, 2015 1:25 pm
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Awful Interview with Lisa Yuskavage
Replies: 4
Views: 9825

Taboofart.com

This is a blog by Rodrigo Cañete, who also blogs with Huffpo (or is this an outpost of Huffpo...?) but seems a regular, fairly astute observer of both the New York and London scenes. Rod actually gives his supposed address (Holland Park) a phone number and email address, so he seems a pretty straig...
by CAP
Sat May 02, 2015 11:48 am
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Taboofart.com
Replies: 0
Views: 3493

Storr Slams Saltz & Smith!

A local spat in New York between Robert Storr – eminent curator and currently head of Yale School of Art - and the Fred and Ginger of New York art criticism, husband and wife team Jerry Saltz (Vulture.com) and Roberta Smith (NYT). Some of the transcription is missing from the above link (via Taboof...
by CAP
Sat May 02, 2015 11:26 am
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: Storr Slams Saltz & Smith!
Replies: 0
Views: 3576

Nicola Barker – The Yips

There’s an array of mainstream reviews for this one but I’d not actually heard of the author or title before I came across it in a local Op-shop. I’m out of touch with recent fiction. The title stood out on a shelf surrounded by Blood Justice , Estimated Time of Death , Hellfire Minstrel , No Surviv...
by CAP
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:40 am
 
Forum: Books
Topic: Nicola Barker – The Yips
Replies: 0
Views: 3753

Mal Peet - Life: An Exploded Diagram

I’m reviewing a couple of novels for a change. Not really my beat, as a glance down the WWR forum list will attest, but I need a break from fine art - and even movies. Unbelievably. I’m not quite ready to step back into the studio either, so I’m just writing stuff.... Anyway, first cab off the rank ...
by CAP
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:39 pm
 
Forum: Books
Topic: Mal Peet - Life: An Exploded Diagram
Replies: 0
Views: 3535

Re: Roman Remains at Transition Gallery, London

Liked it better when you had an avatar Corr. :cry:
by CAP
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:38 am
 
Forum: Art press releases
Topic: Roman Remains at Transition Gallery, London
Replies: 5
Views: 13903

James Lumsden 'Reflex' @ Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Unfortunately I’m too slow to review this show while it was running (6th March - 2nd April). Shame. But it’s still worth a mention, if only to watch for the artist in future. The rest of the gallery stable are none too thrilling, but Lumsden strikes me as worth a little more attention. I was trying ...
by CAP
Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: James Lumsden 'Reflex' @ Sarah Myerscough Gallery
Replies: 0
Views: 4426

ZOMBIE FORMALISM: Abstraction Revisited

[4,135w] Zombie Formalism is the name coined by New York critic Walter Robinson to a recent trend in abstract painting, although the zombie part is anticipated by painter and blogger Martin Mugar ) in his characterisation of 'zombie abstraction'. The trend has been eagerly embraced by the market sin...
by CAP
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:33 am
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: ZOMBIE FORMALISM: Abstraction Revisited
Replies: 2
Views: 16277

Re: when we're young noah baumbach

Ask for your Baum back. :lol:
by CAP
Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: when we're young noah baumbach
Replies: 1
Views: 4461

Art Critiqued (wince)

Fighting two of my most deep-seated aversions, - 1) ‘mixed media’ artists and 2) people who use ‘critique’ as a verb – I hereby recommend Art Critiqued – Bradley Hayman’s diary on the London art scene. Brad seems to be connected to Goldsmiths as well, which would normally be a third strike, but it’s...
by CAP
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:37 pm
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Art Critiqued (wince)
Replies: 0
Views: 3331

Artspace: The Magazine

This is the news and reviews section to the Artspace.com site, which contains occasionally interesting articles. Artspace seems to be a sort of successor to Artnet.com, for chief editor Walter Robinson, at least. Lately I've tracked various links to this site for critical pieces, so I'm taking note....
by CAP
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:58 pm
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Artspace: The Magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 3287

Re: Calls for Klaus Biesenbach to Resign from MoMA

Here's ArtFCity's dime's worth.
by CAP
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:06 am
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: Calls for Klaus Biesenbach to Resign from MoMA
Replies: 1
Views: 4210

R.I.P. Albert Irwin

A serviceable obit in The Guardian this week for venerable London art school insider 'Bert' Irwin. I remember him best from the 70s and his switch to acrylics when he used to show in little galleries in Covent Garden, just before it got redeveloped. Old Bert the quinessential journeyman or plodder, ...
by CAP
Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:35 pm
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: R.I.P. Albert Irwin
Replies: 0
Views: 3760

Umshini Wam - Bring Me My Machine Gun

This is just a 16 minute short available on You Tube ( here ) but I felt like reviewing it. It’s written and directed by Harmony Korine in 2010 – amazingly. It has to be the first thing I’ve seen of his that I’ve unreservedly liked (well there is one little frantic cross-cutting sequence in it, but ...
by CAP
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:48 pm
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Umshini Wam - Bring Me My Machine Gun
Replies: 0
Views: 3813

Re: diebenkorn at royal academy

There's discussion of the Diebsie show on Ab Crit. :|
by CAP
Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:45 am
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: diebenkorn at royal academy
Replies: 1
Views: 4870

Re: Woody Allen's YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STARNGER

Starnger? :geek:
by CAP
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:29 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Woody Allen's YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STARNGER
Replies: 3
Views: 11001

Re: Pangaea II @ Saatchi Gallery

Why didn't this review make the Saatchi Reviews page? :lol:

You won't find it in a Google search either, for *some* reason... ;)
by CAP
Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Pangaea II @ Saatchi Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 5129

Inherent Vice

This is a comic mystery thriller, written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, set in Los Angeles in 1970 about a down-at-heel doctor of some sort (gynaecologist? - to be tactful - abortionist? - to be tactless - guessing from the examination table in his surgery) Larry "Doc" Sportello (J...
by CAP
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:57 am
 
Forum: Movies
Topic: Inherent Vice
Replies: 0
Views: 3614

Calls for Klaus Biesenbach to Resign from MoMA

Interesting development being fanned by Village Voice’s Christian Viveros-Fauné here on artnet.com , over the predictable slagging of the Björk retrospective at MoMA – mainly for its poor staging, which rests squarely with the curator and bottle blonde show-pony, Klaus Biesenbach. The crits have bee...
by CAP
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:38 am
 
Forum: Art News
Topic: Calls for Klaus Biesenbach to Resign from MoMA
Replies: 1
Views: 4210

Re: The Forever Now @ MoMA NYC

David Salle for Art News weighs in on this exhibition as well, particularly criticising Oscar Murillo's work and while I agree with pretty much everything he says, frankly the same rigour needs to be applied to Joe Bradley, Matt Connors, Josh Smith and Michael Williams - all equally lame. But press...
by CAP
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: The Forever Now @ MoMA NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 8349

Pangaea II @ Saatchi Gallery

New Art From Africa and Latin America 11 MARCH - 6 SEPTEMBER 2015 There are one or two things here worth noting, although the general concept of underlying cultural affinities between Africa and Latin America, alluded to in the title, doesn’t really come to much. And as usual, Saatchi’s selection h...
by CAP
Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:56 am
 
Forum: Art Reviews
Topic: Pangaea II @ Saatchi Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 5129

Re: Roman Remains at Transition Gallery, London

Bad air day for Ursula?

This would have been a better link. :)
by CAP
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Art press releases
Topic: Roman Remains at Transition Gallery, London
Replies: 5
Views: 13903

Saturation Point

This is a British site dedicated to abstraction, a bit like Abstract Critical, (some of the same authors) or Abcrit, as it become, but without the grumbling comments threads – which are 80% of the fun of course. :)
by CAP
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:08 am
 
Forum: Art Links (useful or interesting art sites)
Topic: Saturation Point
Replies: 0
Views: 3465
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