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Posts Tagged ‘Hannah Barry’

Whut Whut Wullschlager….

Posted by cathedralofshit on November 16, 2010

Renowned hiphop impresario Jackie Wullschlager, who, before becoming head art critic at the FT, was CEO of Death Row Records and edited The Source, is at it again. Writing about painter Nathan Cash Davidson, she praises his evocation of ‘rap rhythms, video remixes, graffiti and Gameboy metamorphoses’. Pretty street, right? You’d almost forget she wrote a biography on Chagall. Oh, but then she goes and spoils it all by mentioning Kitaj.

The show she is blurbing – sorry, reviewing – is at Parasol Unit next month. It’s titled ‘Artist Prodigy and Rap Star’ and the press release (from Hannah Barry’s almer mater Bolton and Quinn) mentions that Nathan IS ONLY 22 approximately 468 times. Did we mention that he’s is represented by Hannah Barry? Which might just make this combination of two of London’s worst galleries the unholy alliance we’ve all been waiting for. It’ll be like the end of Indiana Jones where the Nazis open the Arc of the Covenant and loads of ghosts and lasers fly out. But with Wullschlager playing perennial hypeman.

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It’s A Man’s World

Posted by cathedralofshit on February 1, 2010

The unfathomable presence of Hannah Barry at the fringes of the art world continues to perplex. We know she’s championed and backed by D’Offay, and has cornered a (mini) market by opening in distant Peckham and showing all the local emerging students. There’s zero quality control, and no artist gender balance in the programme – no women at all in a 20 artist roster! CoS are tempted to burn their collective bra at her doorstep, but it’d mean going to Peckham.

Hoewever, news has just drifted to the CoS giant gossip ear trumpet that Barry and Mr D’Offay are also something of an item.

“Ahhhhaaaaaa!”, we say, then, “er?”, and finally, “eeeuw”.

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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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