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Posts Tagged ‘Melanie Gilligan’

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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Manifestation 8

Posted by cathedralofshit on July 5, 2010

Manifesta 8 will open in Murcia, Spain in a couple of months. Great to see that is will be ‘in dialogue with northern Africa.’ This small region of Spain is going to be chatting to a mere 180,000,000 people in just seven countries. A brilliant idea that will no doubt solve many of the region’s problems with unequal distributions of wealth and resultant issues with economic migrancy – just how Manifesta 6 solved so much in Cyprus. Good also that they’re showing solidarity with the unions: “Out of respect for the General Strike…Manifesta 8 has decided to postpone its date of Opening”.
On the curators’ research trip to London at the beginning of the year, they stated that they wanted to show new and unexpected things. CoS was very pleased to see so many unknown British artists on the list: Melanie Gilligan, Otolith Group, Pablo Bronstein, Ryan Gander, Tris Vonna-Michell and Willie Doherty.

Nope, we’ve never heard of any of them.

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