Cathedral of Shit

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Posts Tagged ‘Tris Vonna-Michell’

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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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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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
Not applicable are artists who are a) just more successful than you, or b) just twats.

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