The Decorator and the Thief (…) Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art 30 January – 16 May 2015 Private View 29 Jan 6-8pm Keith Arnatt | Claire Barclay | Paul Becker | Angela Bulloch | CommonRoom | Peter Davies | Leo Fitzmaurice | Barry Flanagan | Ian Giles | Susie Green | Margaret Mellis | Jacqui Poncelet | Yelena Popova | Giorgio Sadotti Curated by George Vasey The Decorator and the Thief (…) convenes work from the Arts Council Collection alongside newly commissioned works that explore the intersection between art, design and craft. In the essay It’s Hard to find a Good Lamp (1993) the artist Donald Judd responded to the challenges of designing furniture with the refrain that design is a form of “visible reasonableness”. By extension, can we see art as unreasonable? Do we value beauty over function, ideas over intuition? Can good design be dysfunctional? A newly commissioned text will accompany the exhibition. Ultimately, The Decorator and the Thief (…) asks us to consider the importance of collecting and how issues of taste, questions of judgement and ideas around beauty are ideologically bound. Giles will show ‘The Stone Balancer’. Design agency CommonRoom have been invited to accent the gallery with artist designed wallpaper and work by Yelena Popova will provide a critical lens for thinking through issues of visibility, labour and value. www.ngca.co.uk
GALLERY EVENTS Posted on 19th January 2015
A selection of photographs from Boo Saville’s ‘Polycephaly’ private view which took place on the 16th October at TJ Boulting.
Publish / Curate will be a summer group show at TJ Boulting where leading independent art and photobook publishers will be invited to curate the work of wide range of artists and photographers. The Private View will take place on 31st July and the exhibition will be on until 23rd August 2014.
Please join to discover great artwork and artists!
TJ Boulting will be taking part in the inaugural START art fair for internationally selected young galleries held at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 26 – 29 June 2014, where we will be presenting new work by Henry Hudson, Stephanie Quayle and Boo Saville.
We are almost ready for tonight’s opening. If you’re in Paris this week, stop by Galerie RueVisconti for the third (and final) instalment of Honoré.Galerie RueVisconti
17-19, rue Visconti
Hannah Watson from Trolley is curating her own show Protanopiautopia alongside two other london-based curators to make up HONORÉ #1 in Paris. Hannah’s show will include work by artists Boo Saville, Henry Hudson and Ricardo Cases.
The show Opens on Wednesday 18th June at 7pm (Public opening on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, and Saturday 21th June from noon till 8pm)
Galerie RueVisconti 17-19, rue Visconti 75006 Paris
For more information please visit www.honorevisconti.com
See you there!
Get your hands on a copy of THIS IS NOT A BOOK ABOUT GAVIN TURK and much more tonight at TJ BOULTING.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite’s work has inspired the ten minute song Monument that opens the new album from Robyn produced by Röyksopp. Robyn said of Cerqueira Leite’s work, that it gave her a “physical experience of what it’s like to define yourself or stand for something or figure out who you are”. Find out more here.
Juliana Cerqueira Leite’s solo show opened at the CASS Foundation with a tour and talk by the artist. The exhibition, which runs until November 2014, features the previously unseen series of ‘Round’ works alongside drawings, maquettes and a video installation. It also coincides with the loan of the large outdoor sculpture, ‘Climb’ (2012) which was previously on show at Art Basel Miami Beach, USA.