Archive for September 2012
ES featured Situation Gigi in it’s Talk Of The Town section – WHAT? A YBAs auction in aid of Gigi Giannuzzi, publisher of Trolley Books, and TJ Boulting gallery. DRINK Prosecco and Hix’s ‘Gigi Gins’.
TJ Boulting would like to extend the warmest thanks to everyone who was involved with and bid in the Situation Gigi live auction last week. It has been unanimously agreed that the event was a huge success, raising nearly £230,000, which will go towards Gigi’s alternative cancer treatment near Munich.
More than this, the beautifully supportive atmosphere and the obvious amount of work people had put in, was truly uplifting. A special thanks must go out to our guest auctioneer Oliver Barker, from Sotheby’s, who not only helped bring the auction together, but succeeded in creating an extremely entertaining evening.
Other highlights included Tracey Emin modelling a Michael Joo mask in order to demonstrate his sculpture/performance piece, ‘Residual (The Way Through); ‘Gigi Gins’ – a special cocktail created for the night; a surprise collaboration between Jake Chapman and Tracey Emin, when Chapman doodled an ‘aroused stickman’ on Emin’s naked woman sprawled across a bed that was reproduced in the catalogue – the picture was then given to a guest as an apology for Chapman spilling his drink on them; finally, Gigi himself making an appearance on skype to chat with friends and send his thanks for their support.
Although the live auction is now over, the silent auction is still open and works are available to bid for until Sunday 30th September, 6pm BST. So if you missed out last week, visit www.situationgigi.com to view the wonderful pieces that numerous artists have so kindly donated to this cause.
Gigi Giannuzzi, our maverick publisher of Trolley Books and more recently TJ Boulting gallery, was recently diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. This is devastating news for many who know him and respect his work as one of the bravest and most beautiful of creative forces. Through Trolley he has published many important stories using photography, reportage and contemporary art, and the man himself is considered a rare and one-off crazy spirit.
To support him now, as he has helped and recognised many over the years, artists who know Giannuzzi have donated their work for a special auction to help raise money for him. The funds will go towards alternative cancer treatments which he is currently seeking at a private clinic near Munich, Germany.
The photographer behind Open Wound, Stanley Greene, is exhibiting work recording the appalling conditions of recyclers this year at Visa Pour l’Image, 1st- 16th September (Education week: 17th – 21st).
The Exhibition looks at what happens to our computers and smartphones after they have been discarded and the truth behind the industry created by recycling them, in countries such as Nigeria, India, Pakistan and China.
In the interview, Nina talks of her move away from writing, after feeling limited by words, to take up a camera instead.
With Game Plan showing at the MoMA until 1st October, this is the last chance to go and see the show that has already closed at the Tate Modern and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. September’s issue of Vogue highlights the popularity of the retrospective – featuring ‘A Come Alighiero B Come Boetti‘, a work that was part of TJ Boulting’s Ordine e Disordine, on their Scrapbook page.
A new programme of 21st Century events begins in October 2012 with a screening of moving image work by recent Fine Art graduates of Goldsmiths BA and MA and Slade MA. The Stone Balancer by Ian Giles will be one of the pieces shown as part of the Graduate Screening – Tuesday 2nd October, 7-9pm.
21st Century is a research-based programme of talks, film screenings, publication launches, small scale curated programmes and performances.