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Posts Tagged ‘Douglas Gordon’

One Night in Turin

Posted by cathedralofshit on November 8, 2010

Reports in from this year’s Artissima curated (sorry, directed) by Francesco Manacorda… seems it went pretty well. That’s right, we can be nice. Strong works reported in programmes curated by the likes of Anthony Huberman and LUX and, err, some other people…

Winner of the Illy prize selected by Ann Demeester, Richard Flood, Polly Staple and Adam Szymczyk was Melanie Gilligan, who wins 10k and some coffee. Not really, she gets no coffee. She does get “the opportunity to submit a design for the “Illy Art Collection” of coffee cups designed by leading artists”.

Winner of the stand prize was fair newcomer catchily-named RaebervonStenglin with a booth by Karsten Födinger and Alexander Wagner.

Winner of most disappointing exhibition – the miserable Douglas Gordon and Jonathan Monk’s ‘bar’ at Galeria Sonia Rosso, which served only warm Guinness at a snail’s pace. At least they got one aspect of British service culture right – they seemed thoroughly inconvenienced by every customer.

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Oh Flower of Scotland….

Posted by cathedralofshit on April 20, 2010

So, we made it up to Glasgow in our specially-rented veal cattle transporter art bus, picked up a special press pack and thought “fuck it” and went to Edinburgh instead. What a lovely city.

We heard that all was as expected. In art news, Jim Lambie made some shiny brightly-coloured stuff, some students nailed some angular forms together, CCA is still a bit of a lame duck and Douglas Gordon’s ’24 Hour Psycho’ is still running at Tramway.
In party news, apparently at the Modern Institute dinner St John gave their menu a Glasgow twist by deep frying each course and only serving a choice of Buckfast or Tennants, Kitty Anderson got drunk, the Modern Institute all got drunk, Optimo played a record 83 times over 3 days, and the police attended (a couple of times, but not for Kitty).

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