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Other Criteria announces summer Pop-Ups

July 3, 2015 by Mary

There's no business like no business by Harland Miller

OTHER CRITERIA x GLENN HOROWITZ
Glenn Horowitz Booksellers: EAST HAMPTON, NY

The pop-ups will carry an array of rare and signed books with unique drawings paired with companion fine art prints and multiples by Harland Miller, Ashley Bickerton, Gary Hume, Richard Prince, John Isaacs, Damien Hirst, Polly Borland, Rachel Howard, Michael Joo, and Sue Webster.

From Thursday 23 to Monday 27 July, 2015

Glenn Horowitz Booksellers
87 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937


Beautiful Spin Surfboard by Damien Hirst

OTHER CRITERIA x SAMUEL OWEN GALLERY
Samuel Owen Gallery: NANTUCKET, MA

This pop-up will feature signed prints by Harland Miller and Damien Hirst including rare prints from Hirst’s most recent “The Complete Psalm Paintings” book and some of his rarer Spot prints. Also featured will be a summery assortment of Harland Miller beach towels and colourful, Hirst-designed butterfly deck chairs.

 From Friday 31 July to Sunday 16 August, 2015

Samuel Owen Gallery
46 Centre St., Nantucket, MA 02554 

Adam Dix Studio Visit

May 14, 2015 by Ishah

Artist Adam Dix currently lives and works in London. After completing an MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2009, the artist has exhibited extensively internationally since working with UK galleries and institutions such as Christies, Haunch of Venison, Sumaria Lunn, Charlie Smith Gallery and internationally in Munich, Dubai, Anthens and Paris. Dix was recently featured in '100 painters of Tomorrow' , Thames & Hudson, 2014 and was shortlisted for the Caitlin Guide.

Adam Dix's moodboard in his Studio

Adam Dix's paintings explore and highlight our need to communicate with others in a constant state of connectivity with systems we have constructed to do so. Not only does he convey this strongly Dix's work also explores the notion that techno-logical devices will or have already started to become a new form of ritual, religion and tradition, highlighting how these instruments interrupt and influence our command of the world around us.

Dix uses a palette of muted tones within his paintings, reflecting a similar quality to those photographic images used to support nationalism during the Cold War period conveyed as a time of historical optimism. Dix explains the methods and ideas behind his work, 'The original source for inspiration was to appropriate characteristics of litho-graphic printing from printed material of the 1950 Cold War period. The idea being that by emulating the nuances of print within my painting process this would refer to a ‘spike’ in history where there had been a huge techno-logical advance in communication, that would subsequently imply a historical timeline to the origins of devices used today'. Through combining these genres, Dix acknowledges the focused response of the subject’s relationship to the ‘Icon of infotainment'.

Receive Thy Message by Adam Dix

This has led to the production of work that invites the viewer to engage in a secular celebration. A festival of communication, presided over by a Shamanic custodian that acts as a conduit between audience and transmission device, where the phone mast and satellite dish take on the character of ‘Totem’ and the audience depicted represent a circulation of connectivity.

On Saturday the 16th of May 2015 at 3 pm Adam Dix will be opening his studio doors to the public. Please note that there is limited capacity for this event and RSVP to catherine@loewecontemporary.com to register and receive full details. 

The Folly Acres Cook Book by Sue Webster

March 19, 2015 by Mary

In this  semi-autobiographical book, British artist Sue Webster offers readers a rare glimpse into life as one half of the acclaimed artist-duo, Tim Noble and Sue Webster. The Folly Acres Cook Book combines recipes from the kitchen of the Gloucestershire smallholding shared by Tim and Sue, along with drawings, photographs, thoughts, anecdotes and personal memories.

Originally cooked for family and friends including the chef Mark Hix, and the singer songwriter PJ Harvey; the recipes form an illustrated diary of Webster’s life between the years of 2010 and 2014. Testament to her irreverent humour, Webster includes both classic and experimental dishes, alongside creative instructions for life in the country. She explains: “As I executed each idea I would test it out on a variety of guinea pigs, and recorded each dish on my iPhone. Sometimes I got bored of the edible dish and would photograph the garbage in the bin – the potato peelings and egg shells, as I found this to be somehow more attractive and synonymous to the trash sculptures that Tim and I had made.”

Introduced with an original poem by PJ Harvey that was inspired by her visit to Folly Acres, the Cook Book is hand-typed on a 1940s Olympia Robust typewriter originally developed for use by the German militia during World War II. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs and unseen drawings by both Tim and Sue, The Folly Acres Cook Book is an entirely unique publication from one of Britain’s most acclaimed contemporary artists.

In the accompanying exhibition of previously unseen unique drawings, we get a rare insight to weekends spent at Folly Acres. Sue exhibits works produced blindfolded, in a solo game of exquisite corpse. A drawing by Tim produced with a screwdriver dipped in beetroot juice; another using burnt matches on a white napkin. Subjects are personal; they include portraits of each other, the two rescue cats adopted by the artists with the land and close friend PJ Harvey – the singer songwriter, with her guitar. Sue has also produced a series of bronze sculptures including ‘The Carrot Family’, originally made from carrots grown at Folly Acres, intended as a centre-piece for a four course carrot feast one Saturday night.

Join Sue Webster & Other Criteria NYC to celebrate The Folly Acres Cook Book Wednesday April 8th 2015, 6–8pm, 458 Broome Street, New York City. There will be extract performed by Sue Webster and poetry reading by PJ Harvey. Signed books will also be available on the night.

rsvpny@othercriteria.com

The exhibition will be running until May 10th. 

The Painted World - Sue Hubbard

February 3, 2015 by Ishah

Part One of a Six Session Short Course

Tuesday 14 April 2015 

Classes and Courses 10.30am — 3.30pm

Sue Hubbard, the writer of 'Adventures in Art' published by Other Criteria in 2010 will be leading a series of creative writing courses and classes at the Royal Academy, London this April 2015.
Adventures in Art draws together 70 of Sue Hubbard’s essays on contemporary and modern art and spans the last 20 years of her career. An award-winning poet, short story writer and novelist, as well as an experienced critic, Hubbard’s collected essays are part biographical, part lyrical reviews of today’s programme of modern art in Britain and provide an honest account of the diversities, originalities, and disappointments found there.

To find out more about Sue Hubbard's creative writing classes held at the Royal Academy click here.


Damien Hirst supports 1in11 campaign to aid children's education in Asia

January 24, 2015 by Ishah

Hirst's portrait of Barcelona striker Lionel Messi will be joined by artwork by Takashi Murakami at an auction in London next month. The painting, a portrait of the footballer in the style of Hirst's iconic spin paintings, has been donated by Victim, the charity founded by Hirst, in aid of the 1in11 campaign. The campaign is a collaboration between Unicef, FC Barcelona Foundation and Reach Out To Asia and aims to extend educational opportunities to marginalised children in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal. Its title derives from the fact that 1 in 11 children across the world do not attend school and are thus excluded from the benefits of education, which amounts to 58 million children who will not get the chance to fulfil their potential.

Hirst's artwork will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London on 12th February to raise funds for the charity. Messi, a three-time winner of the Golden Boot award and a Unicef goodwill ambassador, is a figurehead for 1in11 and is leading the efforts to raise awareness and money for the charity.

Find out more about 1in11 here: 1in11.org

For more information on the auction please see Sotheby's website: sothebys.com/1in11


Sue Webster on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends

January 21, 2015 by Ishah

'The Folly Acres Cook Book'

Loose Ends with Clive Anderson 

Join acclaimed artist Sue Webster on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends with Clive Anderson. The first broadcast will be this Saturday 24th January at 18:15. Sue will be talking about her new book 'The Folly Acres Cook Book', along with chat, music and comedy. Other guests to join Sue are, Nikki Bedi, Tom Conti, Simon Nicol, Bidisha and Fairport Convention. 

If you miss the first broadcast you can catch the show on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 11:15, 21:15 on January 26th and 04:15 on January 27th.

Talk: ‘The Long March of Pop’ at the Saatchi Gallery London

January 19, 2015 by Ishah

Thomas Crow and Richard Cork 

Wednesday 4th February 2015


Thomas Crow, author of the new book ‘The Long March of Pop’ will be in discussion with Richard Cork, art critic, broadcaster, historian and curator at 7pm on Wednesday the 4th of February 2015. The talk coincides with the current exhibition, Post Pop: East Meets West at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

‘The Long March to Pop’ successfully challenges existing narratives about the rise of Pop Art by situating it within greater cultural tides covering music, art and design. Thomas Crow will introduce his book with an illustrated presentation. Both Crow and Cork will be discussing the rise and continued legacy of Pop Art and its major influence on current art practices today.


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