Cathedral of Shit

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Posts Tagged ‘Katja Strunz’

(Scottish) Arts Council Watch…

Posted by cathedralofshit on March 28, 2010

Must be nice being a commercial gallery in Scotland.. cheap rents and some nice hand outs from the Scottish Government. Whilst government funded galleries struggle to pay rents and staff, The Modern Institute – who represent such artists as Urs Fischer, Thomas Houseago, Anselm Reyle and Katja Strunz – are receiving grants to attend art fairs.
We also look forward to seeing their ‘dynamic’ website that has been awarded £10,497 – what a wonderful resource for the people of Scotland and beyond.

Some highlights from 2009:

Sorcha Dallas Contemporary Art Limited
£10,000.00 Towards the cost of appointing a Development Manager to assist the organisation in its strategic development.

Sorcha Dallas Contemporary Art Limited
£3,000.00 Towards the cost of supporting commercial contemporary art galleries to research and develop new international markets.

Sorcha Dallas Contemporary Art Ltd
£17,500.00 Towards the cost of 2 key
international Art Fairs – Liste and Frieze.

Mary Mary Gallery
£3,000.00 Towards the cost of supporting
commercial contemporary art galleries to research and develop new international markets.

Mary Mary Gallery
£17,530.00 Towards the cost of attending a series of art fairs both in the UK and internationally.

Toby Webster Ltd
£15,000.00 Towards the cost of a gallery presentation at four International Art Fairs.

Toby Webster Ltd
£10,497.00 Towards creating a dynamic website with full access to the Modern Institute’s archive of exhibitions, artists and projects.

Toby Webster Ltd
£6,000.00 Towards the cost of a series of publications by early career artists, Andrew Kerr and Hayley Tompkins.

Ingleby Gallery
£3,000.00 Towards the cost of the gallery’s attendance at Frieze Art Fair, London in October 2009.

Ingleby Gallery
£3,000.00 Towards the cost of a book to support and celebrate a new body of work by Callum Innes.

Doggerfisher
£5,000.00 Towards the cost of funding the research and development of a new 126mm film by Nashashibi / Skaer.

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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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Top Five of the Week

Posted by cathedralofshit on September 29, 2009

Welcome to Tuesday’s Top Five:

This week: Overrated Artists!

Here’s ours.

1) Karla Black
2) Seth Price
3) Ryan Gander
4) Tris Vonna-Michell
5) Katja Strunz
6) Tomma Abts

Wow. Now we’ve started we can’t stop. Top five becomes six. Ah well. We’ve also realised that list looks like a group show we’d probably go and see. Well, such is life, contradictions and hypocrisy.

Send your additions to cathedralofshit@ymail.com.
Not applicable are artists who are a) just more successful than you, or b) just twats.

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