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Archive for December, 2009

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 26, 2009

Christmas is over, and we at CoS are all very well rested and full to bursting with Christmas fayre.

So, final votes in….. here we go.

Most Ridiculous Idea For An Exhibition
And the nominees are:
POP LIFE
THE RUSSIAN LINESMAN
ANYTHING INVOLVING TOM MORTON
DAMIEN HIRST IN THE WALLACE COLLECTION

    And the winner is… DAMIEN HIRST. Of course.

Most Ludicrous Use Of Production Funds
The nominees:
MONIKA SOSNOWSKA AT FRIEZE
DOMINIQUE GONZALEZ-FOERSTER
EVERYTHING CONRAD SHAWCROSS HAS EVER MADE
ANISH KAPOOR AT THE RA
ANTHONY GORMLEY’S FOURTH PLINTH

    And the winner iiiiiis – GORMLEY. Need we explain?

Most Tiresome Self-Promoter
No nominees, just…..

    HANNAH BARRY. It just shows what you can do with a premium PR background.

Best Art Blog

SCENE AND HERD
ART FAG CITY
ANITA’S ‘ART’ BLOG
BRIAN SHOLIS
CATHEDRAL OF SHIT!

Winner: ANITA. We can never compete with such a high profile line up; Madonna, Stormin’ Norman Rosenthal, Nick Serota, Jon Bon Jovi, err, Graham Hudson, David Blandy and Max Wigram. So the extremes of the art celebrity scale then.

Here’s some reminders of her brilliance for your viewing pleasure.


The “Really? Is That Actually Good?! You Rate That? Huh.” Award to An Artist

KARLA BLACK
SILKE OTTO-KNAPP
CHARLES AVERY
KATJA STRUNZ
JOSH SMITH

Winner? All of them, in their own special way.

Moodiest Gallerist

NICKY VERBER
TOBY WEBSTER
ROB TUFNELL
MARTIN MCGOWAN

    Interesting, No women in there. Can you think of any moody women gallerists? Answers on a postcard (or comment, whichever you prefer). Oh, these lot, who’s won you say? God I’m bored of this. They can all win, miserable bastards.

and finally, the Cathedral Of Shit Award for the Person We’d Most Like To Just Change Career or Disappear Entirely As They Don’t Even Serve Us As An Object Of Mockery.

    GORMLEY/QUINN/TAYLOR-WOOD/HIRST/EMIN.


Special Mention for 2009 goes to SARAH THORNTON. For being special and talented.

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First results are IN

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 19, 2009

There’s a few of us here at CoS… all with a different opinion on our end of year awards. That’s right, we’re individuals.
The first result are in from… hmmm… let’s call him ‘DAVE’. More to follow from the other STEVEs and IANs. Oh, and ‘SUSANs’ of course.

Most Ridiculous Idea For An Exhibition

THE RUSSIAN LINESMAN
& ANYTHING INVOLVING TOM MORTON

Most Ludicrous Use Of Production Funds

DOMINIQUE GONZALEZ-FOERSTER

Most Tiresome Self-Promoter

ADAM SUTHERLAND

Best Art Blog

CATHEDRAL OF SHIT!

The “Really? Is That Actually Good?! You Rate That? Huh.” Award to An Artist

KARLA BLACK

Moodiest Gallerist

TOBY WEBSTER

and finally, the Cathedral Of Shit Award for the Person We’d Most Like To Just Change Career or Disappear Entirely As They Don’t Even Serve Us As An Object Of Mockery.

GORMLEY OR QUINN OR SAM TAYLOR WOOD – WHITE CUBE BASICALLY. ALTHOUGH GLEN SCOTT WRIGHT IS ANOTHER GOOD CANDIDATE.

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Pressing release…

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 19, 2009

An extract from Alison Jacques Butzer Press release:

Although the recognisable motifs of popular culture and modern industrial production and slaughter, such as M&Ms, Henry Ford, Adolf Eichmann and Mickey Mouse are not as obviously discernible in the exhibition, their spirit is still very much in evidence.

Spirit of the holocaust! These Guido Baudach artists are even more pompous and stupid than the Junge Wilde painters of the 80s.

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End of year round ups…

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 17, 2009

Everybody else is doing them so why don’t we? Email in your recommendations for these carefully constructed categories:

Most Ridiculous Idea For An Exhibition

Most Ludicrous Use Of Production Funds

Most Tiresome Self-Promoter

Best Art Blog

The “Really? Is That Actually Good?! You Rate That? Huh.” Award to An Artist

Moodiest Gallerist

and finally, the Cathedral Of Shit Award for the Person We’d Most Like To Just Change Career or Disappear Entirely As They Don’t Even Serve Us As An Object Of Mockery.

Votes in asap please. Well be (dis)counting them shortly.

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I said a hip hop the hip the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you don’t stop the rockin to the bang bang boogie say up jumped the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat…

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 17, 2009

Is there no end to the talents of auctioneer/rapper/actual artist/shouty Swiss elderly gentleman, Simon de Pury etc etc again

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I WANT YOU TO DANCE

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 17, 2009

Is there no end to the talents of auctioneer/rapper/actual artist de jour Simon de Pury? Not content with being a leading gavel-basher, purveyor of neo-Euro Disco and as exclusively revealed by Cathedral of Shit around 5 minutes ago, an incredibly dull photographer of trolleys at Heathrow’s Terminal 5, he can also shout madly at bored Germans on a dance-floor. Here’s yet another video by the auction-world’s answer to Bez:

Simon de Pury – we salute you! Lets tear it up! Erm, unlike all the bored Germans who continue to shuffle nervously despite de Pury’s rousing shout-outs in this clip.

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I Just Go Public With It…

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 17, 2009

Is there no end to the talents of auctioneer/rapper de jour Simon de Pury? Not content with being a leading gavel-basher, de Pury’s neo-Euro Disco song ‘If I Had A Hammer’ went viral this year after being plugged in these hallow pages. And now de Pury has unveiled his first exhibition as an actual artist – here’s a link to the moving story behind his debut show in Berlin:

Simon de Pury – we salute you, again!

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The least HUO has ever said

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 17, 2009

234 followers have nothing to read here: http://twitter.com/HUObrist

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Starved

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 17, 2009

Good to see Steve McQueen’s ‘Hunger’ on terrestrial television last night. Being on ITV and punctuated by Xmas ads gave it a well needed injection of pop. There’s only so much you can take of terrorists getting a deserved kicking and floors being mopped. Most inappropriate ad of evening was the one for a well known brand of Tennessee whiskey with a remix of the risable Snow Patrol’s ‘Chasing Cars.’ Great to hear four good Ulster boys promoting a Protestant import over domestic uisce beatha.

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Young Beezy.

Posted by cathedralofshit on December 13, 2009

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