Cathedral of Shit

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Posts Tagged ‘Lisson Gallery’

Why Weiwei?

Posted by cathedralofshit on May 17, 2011

It’s a misunderstanding to suggest that we were ‘calling on’ galleries to boycott the fair – although that would be an understandable position and what logically Charlie Finch’s position would lead to. We were simply highlighting that the taking part in lots of high-profile media interviews highlighting Ai Weiwei’s cause and then jetting to Art HK to capitalise on his increased notoriety might be… er… a little… hypocritical?

That said, participating in Art HK is looking increasingly like participating in a Middle Eastern arms fair and claiming the weapons you’re flogging are merely for “crowd control”…

SNARKY: http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/37692/ai-weiweis-wife-finally-allowed-visit-while-the-artists-dealers-weigh-art-hk-participation/?page=2

BREAKING COVER: http://www.artreview.com/profiles/blogs/criticism-of-ais-commercial

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My Life in Art

Posted by cathedralofshit on April 13, 2011

Haroon Mirza has a touring ‘mid-career retrospective’ coming up later this year organised by Camden Arts Centre. He left Chelsea MA in 2007. That’s akin to 22 year old footballers and glamour models who publish autobiographies. If he’s ‘mid-career’ does that mean he’ll retire in 2015? Anyone remember Ryan Gander or Tris Vonna Michell? Nope, thought not!

We’re not posting later as we’re off picking up our ‘Lifetime Achievement Awards”…

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