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Posted by cathedralofshit on April 21, 2011

Let no one say Jay Jopling’s squeeze Rachael Barrett is hiding behind her man — this is a girl with a “full-circle cultural zeitgeist” of her own. (Get it? Cubes? Circles? Cute, no?). And lucky thing for Jay, for without her, who else could provide fair and balanced reporting on the many outstanding artistic endeavours one can see all over London, just by going to one of the White Cubes?

I, for one, am glad that someone has been brave enough to end the “critical radio silence” that had hitherto blanketed Masons Yard, where New Order “may be classified as one of the great group shows of the year.” Meanwhile, over at Hoxton Square, where she’ll “try hard not to show any bias, after meeting the artist [or sleeping with the owner of the gallery],” Friedrich Kunath gets “ten out of ten in my books for achieving that rare synergy of providing both a critically sound and playfully enjoyable cultural experience.”

Stay on the edge of your seats for May, kids. Who can guess if the Baselitz show is going to fly or flop?

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Posted by cathedralofshit on July 8, 2010

Art and football, have they ever mixed? Remember Johnnie Shand Kydd’s moving photographs of Jay Jopling leaping up in front of a television showing the football? Or Max Wigram’s barking midfield orders during the late-lamented Zoo Art Fair football matches? Or collector Carl Kostyal in a pair of bikini briefs playing beach football in Miami? No, nor can we. Football brings out brilliant attempts at masculinity from all the gayers and effete wimps that make up the male art world, and we’re hoping for this in oodles with Art Review’s football day on Sunday. Ever wanted to see Charles Avery sweat like a stripper? Or Ash Lange pant like a friendly dog? If you have, head over to the five aside place in Shoreditch this Sunday you loser. But why, CoS wants to know, are neither Mark Rappolt or David Terrien, the hunky beefcakes at the helm of Art Review donning a pair of arse-rippling 70s football shorts and taking part? Surely they’re not just there for a day of eating canapes? And why are no women playing? I personally would have paid a fiver to see Sarah Thornton perform a sliding tackle.

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Question of The Day?

Posted by cathedralofshit on May 19, 2010

Which Quinn is worst? Ged or Marc?

A winner will be chosen out of a hat to win a a choice of a guided tour round East London’s galleries with Jay Joplng or Anthony Wilkinson, or a tropical organic fruit basket.

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Posted by cathedralofshit on April 21, 2010

Okay. We were somewhat lazy in our report, but I’ve a full time job at Percy Ingle in Hackney and sometimes I have to update this on my LG smartphone in the back of the shop whilst pretending to check on the sausage rolls.

One story of the weekend was the continued bad behaviour of Swiss installation artist Mike Nelson Christoph Büchel. Rapidly becoming known as the most difficult artist in Europe to work with, Büchel allegedly threw a chair, a curator, a fax machine, five Bic biros, a Sony cube monitor and an intern’s lunch out of the window in a half-arsed Keith Richards moment. Unfortunately the exhibition is less “Let It Bleed” and more “Undercover“.

In other news, Jim Lambie has a fan. Though calling 46 year old Kaoru Motomiya a fan might be something of an understatement.
“No one seems sure as to whether it started after she came to Scotland or whether she may have come here because of Lambie.”
We’d like to actively encourage more art-world stalkers (not the maiming/murdering kind, just the hide-in-the-bushes kind). Have you stalked an artist before? Ever hidden behind Enrico David’s bins? Watched Richard Wentworth in Waitrose? Jogged behind Sally O’Reilly on the treadmill? Sent anonymous love-letters to Jay Jopling? I know! We have too! Let us know at
Best stalker wins a set of binoculars and a subscription to Flash Art.

[Thanks to you know who you are].

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