Polly Morgan, Dead Time exhibition

August 31, 2011 by Kay

Curated by Maoliosa Boyle

For more information, please visit the Void website here.

Erik Madigan Heck book launch and exhibition in New York

August 30, 2011 by Kay

Origin London launches hand printed t-shirts

August 27, 2011 by Kay

Independent clothing company Origin London have launched new t-shirts with the London based collectives This Is My Costume and Puck, resulting in designs inspired by the capital.

This Is My Costume’s blog is a popular choice for youth culture in London and Puck has their own room at the Pick Me Up show in Somerset House.

Following the successful opening of the exhibition at Orange Dot gallery, Origin have released a look-book with young creative collective Second To None, as well as launching their online store. The online store currently consists of four t-shirts, with each collective creating two designs.

Each t-shirt was manually screen-printed in Hackney on organic cotton and each design is a limited run of 30. This Is My Costume t-shirts are packaged in police evidence bags while the Puck t-shirts are packed in sandwich bags that are sealed with Puck stickers.

Origin exhibition at Orange Dot Gallery, Photo credit: Matteo Scaglione

Photo credit: Jim Tobias

Photo credit: Matteo Scaglione

Photo credit: Jim Tobias

Polly Morgan: Dead Talk

August 26, 2011 by Kay

Dead Talk exhibition opening - Saturday 27th August 2011

7.30pm - 10.00pm

Artist's talk 8.15pm

Dead Talk runs until 30th September 2011 at Void Gallery.

For more information, please visit the Void website here.

SAVE THE DATE: Itai Doron - Strays

August 26, 2011 by Kay

Press release: Other Criteria is happy to announce an exhibition of Master Prints by Itai Doron, comprising of thirty images selected from his monographs, specifically Yassin and Chokras’ Mahal. The exhibition coincides with the launch of Chokras’ Mahal, which is Doron’s latest publication, and will be held at Other Criteria’s New Bond Street gallery, London.

Doron’s series of photographs essentially begin as studies, often through formal portraiture, of the essence of life on the city streets. Books function as a central format for his work and this exhibition sheds a light on the process of finding narrative, of selecting and sequencing images to make a compelling visual story. On show will be photos from his two most recent publications as well as additional prints that were never included. The exhibition thus reveals the process as well as the consequences of making these editorial decisions.

For the exhibition Doron chose images from his 2006 photographic project Yassin, which tells the story of Yassin El Messoudi and his two younger brothers whom the artist met by chance in London. The Messoudi brothers, who form a troupe of hand-balancing acrobats, were captured in an intimate series of photographs that also marks out in great detail symbols from their surroundings – the interior of the caravan which is home, their collection of knives, fighting paraphernalia and their dog. The photographs reveal the reality behind the romantic notion of life as a circus traveler as well as the pride the Messoudi boys take in workmanship and their trade.

Doron’s latest publication Chokras’ Mahal is the second source for imagery in this show. This project, executed in India in 2005, resulted in a collection of photographs capturing Doron’s encounters with Indian street boys and downtrodden, stray dogs. Avoiding the visual cliche?s that the place presents, the photographs express a sense of acceptance and survival against the sun-bleached landscape. The book comprises 60 colour and tritone photographs and is described by Doron as a coming of age novel without words with the waifs and strays of Northern India as its set of characters.

Talking about his work, Doron says; My interest in travel is central to my work and I use photography as a tool for creating visual tales and exploring the realities of disparate cities and people whose countries I travel through. The life of displaced beings: be it circus people, immigrants, street kids or stray dogs become a recurring theme in my work, as well as the relationship between men and brotherhood that is bound by the lack of, and longing for, contact.


Join us for the opening of Strays by Itai Doron. Celebrate the launch of Chokras' Mahal, Itai Doron's new publication and 24 Master Prints from Yassin and Chokras Mahal.

Other Criteria 36 New Bond Street London W1S 2RP


View all of the Itai Doron's work with Other Criteria here.


August 25, 2011 by Kay

Book launch: Erik Madigan Heck 'January to August' Thursday, 1st September 2011, 7-10pm Ion Studio, 41 Wooster Street, New York Book on sale for $40, First Edition of 2000 Copies

Exhibition runs from 1st September - 25th November 2011

This exhibition accompanies the first book release from Erik Madigan Heck, entitled, “January to August”- a compilation of eight new bodies of work created by Heck during the corresponding months of 2011. The book is designed as an anthology of these eight different series, including their original artist book covers, serving as an encyclopedia of all bodies of work made throughout the year. The different chapters span personal documentary work from the artist’s childhood, “Chisholm, Minnesota”, to the acclaimed fashion series, “Mary Katrantzou”, made for the young British fashion designer. Other chapters include the ongoing “Artist As Muse” series, which comprises portraits of contemporary artists such as Lawrence Weiner, Gabriel Orozco, and Kiki Smith, merged with fashion by Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, and Comme des Garcons. “January to August” also includes the new landscape series, “A Return to Giverny” and Heck’s recent German works, “Tremblant Vielfache”. The exhibition serves to showcase a broad range of this young artist’s work from 2011, and is on view until late November.

Christian Marclay & Steve Beresford's Pianorama

August 24, 2011 by Kay

Christian Marclay & Steve Beresford are at the Roundhouse as part of Ron Arad’s Curtain Call.

Marclay's film of pianist Steve Beresford's hands at the keyboard provides some of the most intriguing viewing on the Curtain. Watch as Beresford performs a live accompaniment to the film, adding two live hands to his multiplied and projected self.

The concert will take place inside the 360° screen designed by Ron Arad for the Roundhouse. The screen is a curtain made of 5,600 silicon rods, suspended from an 18 metre diameter ring – a canvas for which Christian Marclay designed 'Pianorama'.

Venue: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH 9-29 Date: August 24 Wednesday Time: 7pm Tickets: Pay what you can: there’s no fixed price www.roundhouse.org.uk

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