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ACE ACE and less-ACE ACE

Posted by cathedralofshit on March 30, 2011

The Cathedral of Shit telethon team have wolfed their mid-morning Subways and are nearly ready to announce their first total. As the not for profit artworld crowd around their macbooks, asking “who the fuck are Art Gene?”, we’ve pulled out a few titbits. There are winners. There are losers. And then there’s the Otolith Group!

* Hells bells! The ICA is down 42.2%. But with fundraising whizz Alison Myners and Gregor ‘just left a commercial gallery’ Muir in place, perhaps not a disaster. It was always going to a hard ask after the shambles of Eshun/Yentob/that other bloke who buggered the accounts.

* The Serpentine gets a 31.5% increase to take it to around £1.25 million per year. Because they need the cash! After all that second space doesn’t come cheap. And this doesn’t have anything to do with ACE wanting to secure their regular invitations to the summer party.

* The Otolith Group have been cut but are still being recognised as an organisation which is pleasant for them, and annoying for every other artist who hadn’t worked out this particular scam.

* Surely some mistake here: Workplace Gallery – a commercial gallery in Newcastle who regularly show at international art fairs becomes portfolio funded at £120,000 over three years. Bizzare – surely this review was supposed to get rid of these commercial inconsistencies?

* Rumours abound that South London Gallery are planning a move to the Mall after their 127.3% increase. Peckham isn’t big enough for them anymore. But seriously folks, well done to fellow South Londoners, Studio Voltaire and Auto Italia

* Despite improvements after the appointment of nice Grant Watson as curator, Iniva have been slashed, paying for years of piss-poor programming and seemingly not really doing anything.

And finally –
* DON’T PANIC! The National Glass Centre have had an 87.5% increase! Thank fuck.

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Keeping up with the Julia Peyton-Joneses

Posted by cathedralofshit on September 29, 2010

News on the street (park) is that JPJ, HUO and other three-letter-monikered Serpentine folk have acquired another building to expand the Serpentine empire.
Do we need any more Serpentine? Do we WANT any more Serpentine? Perhaps it a case of organisation-expansion-envy (see Whitechapel/SLG)?


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Art Povs

Posted by cathedralofshit on September 29, 2010

There are times we have to slightly manipulate the information we receive to write something worth reading (yes yes, and even then it’s often still a waste of my time and yours).
Sometimes, however, someone does something SO stupid, and offers us, on a big shiny platter, big hunk of juicy stupidity with a side order of deep fried imbecile to simply post. Makes our life easy, really.

This is one of those occasions.

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Bag of Shite

Posted by cathedralofshit on January 28, 2010

Anyone bin (sic) to Michael Landy’s new show at SLG, the gallery formally known as the South London Gallery (marketing’s brilliant isn’t it?)?!
Thought not.
Any chance that Michael Landy’s 600m³ container for bad art could simply turn itself inside-out to contain itself? Pity the show isn’t in June enabling Camberwell School of Art to clear its degree shows. Anyone remember Bob and Roberta Smith’s Art Amnesty? Michael Landy clearly thinks not. Spot the difference here: and here:

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