Cathedral of Shit

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Posts Tagged ‘White Cube’

Posted by cathedralofshit on April 21, 2011

Let no one say Jay Jopling’s squeeze Rachael Barrett is hiding behind her man — this is a girl with a “full-circle cultural zeitgeist” of her own. (Get it? Cubes? Circles? Cute, no?). And lucky thing for Jay, for without her, who else could provide fair and balanced reporting on the many outstanding artistic endeavours one can see all over London, just by going to one of the White Cubes?

I, for one, am glad that someone has been brave enough to end the “critical radio silence” that had hitherto blanketed Masons Yard, where New Order “may be classified as one of the great group shows of the year.” Meanwhile, over at Hoxton Square, where she’ll “try hard not to show any bias, after meeting the artist [or sleeping with the owner of the gallery],” Friedrich Kunath gets “ten out of ten in my books for achieving that rare synergy of providing both a critically sound and playfully enjoyable cultural experience.”

Stay on the edge of your seats for May, kids. Who can guess if the Baselitz show is going to fly or flop?

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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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New White Cube Outpost, ahem, Ukraine Art Centre

Posted by cathedralofshit on November 12, 2009

A new art centre will open in Kiev in the future courtesy of steel gazillionaire Victor Pinchuk.

That’s great news for White Cube then.

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BBC Radio Bore

Posted by cathedralofshit on September 29, 2009

Are you a fan of Radio Four? Thought so. Us too. Especially Gardeners’ Question Time, Front Row, and You and Yours.

Well, you’ll thank us then. Should you be listening in on Friday 2nd Oct, turn off and listen to a half hour of anything else between 7.15pm and 7.45pm as Damien Hirst will be ‘discussing’ his ‘painting’ on Front Row.
Hirst will be showing a series of works from ’06 – ’08 at the Wallace Collection, where one of White Cube’s silky-tongued staff has managed to convince them to show Hirst’s tat alongside their collection. In his own words, the works are “deeply connected to the past.” Profound.

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Whitechapel Book Un-Fair

Posted by cathedralofshit on September 28, 2009

Grown-ups went to The London Art Book Fair which offered a great opportunity for booksellers and publishing people to undercut the Whitechapel’s resident franchise Koenig Books. Adding insult to injury, the Whitechapel’s ever reliably crap marketing department even boasted of “up to 40% off publications” on its own website. The Fair was of course highjacked by White Cube who organised a rather vulgar booksigning by Ms Tracey Emin.

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