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The exhibition catalogue of Gavin Turk at Newport Street Gallery. Currently showing – until 19th March 2017. RRP £25
Visit our New York Space
This fully illustrated catalogue is published on the occasion of ‘Now’, a solo show of work by Jeff Koons presented at Damien Hirst’s exhibition space, Newport Street Gallery, London (May – October 2016). RRP £50
Visit our Ilfracombe Space
Polly Morgan is an accomplished taxidermist who uses her skills to create work in a contemporary context. In this work she continues her series, using taxidermy snakes.
The Complete Spot Paintings is the first and most significant documentation of Damien Hirst’s iconographic spot paintings and this comprehensive publication spans his career. Every spot painting Hirst has produced is included in this substantial publication with over 99% of them illustrated. RRP £195
While you're at it, pop inside and visit Tim Noble and Sue Webster's exhibition Portraits From the Bottom Up, to see a range of the artist's sculptures, prints, books and signed toilet paper.
Other Criteria 36 New Bond Street London W1S 2RP
Or view the works online if you are outside of London.
Until 20th November 2013
Gonzalo Lebrija's compelling and refined conceptual works offer a perspective on our modern age, critical of a society that no longer believes in Myths, Gods or Monsters and yet remains fearful, isolated and restless. The artist’s videos, photographs and installations are imbued with a probing intensity, as he invites us to observe political and corporate structures, male violence, and reflects on traditional hierarchies and long held assumptions. Often with a wistful and bittersweet melancholy, Lebrija’s works ensure that we examine our own desires and reactions to these themes.
Still from 'Who knows where the time goes' 2013 Film ed.1/5+2 AP 5:10 min
This exhibition, Who knows where the time goes, refers in its title to the Nina Simone song and documents a performance based on Lebrija’s own act of shooting books. Through this action Lebrija intends to establish an intimate dialogue between specific existential concepts – the theory that values are primarily demonstrated in acts not words; that these acts, like ripples on the sea, are persistent. It also alludes to a possible suspension of time, and by default brings us back to reality – and to the actual impossibility of this notion. This is in contrast with the permanency of the ideas found in poetry and literature, through the chapters, paragraphs and sentences in books. The discourse is developed through the process of selecting the literature, and the subsequent sublime act of shooting the books.
The installation is composed of thirty black and white photographs of these books, at the moment of impact by the bullet. The action behind each image remains the same, but the result always different, both poetic and violent. Alongside these photographs is a six minute video presenting the scene of the action, including both full shoots and close ups of the books flying through the air. Is this an act of violence, with its inevitable association of burning books and extreme right wing beliefs? Or is it simply a repetitive action, bringing to mind Nietzsche’s theory of eternal recurrence? Although the great thinkers write these books, at the end they are no wiser about the human condition than the ordinary man.
Spot all the Other Criteria products for sale in the QMA's gift shop whilst Damien Hirst 'Relics' is being exhibited until 22nd January 2014.
ALRIWAQ, Qatar Museums Authority, Doha, Qatar
The gift shop is by the exit of the exhibition and is open during exhibition opening hours:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday: 10:30am – 5:30pm Thursday, Saturday: 12pm – 8pm Friday: 2:00pm – 8pm
Thanks to all who attended our Portraits from the Bottom Up launch by Tim Noble and Sue Webster during Frieze week on Tuesday - here are some photos of the night. If you missed it, view the work online or come visit us at:
Other Criteria, 36 New Bond Street, London W1S 2RP Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Other Criteria visited Tim Noble and Sue Webster at their studio preceding Portraits From the Bottom Up‘s launch. We witness their unique processes paired with the artists’ humorous approach to creating their work. Watch the video here.
All Visual Arts presents Viewing Room, curated by Joe La Placa and Mark Sanders, this exhibition brings together 36 contemporary artists that have been represented or affiliated with the organization since its advent in 2008. Artists include John Isaacs, Wolfe von Lenkiewicz, Tom Ormond, Tim Noble & Sue Webster.
For more information, visit the All Visual Arts website.