The Art Car Boot Fair | Margate Edition with Turner Contemporary, August 2015

August 27, 2015 by Mary

We're coming to Margate! Art Car Boot Fair Trailer 2015 from Minky Productions on Vimeo.

This weekend sees the return of The Art Car Boot Fair taking over Turner Contemporary’s car park in Margate, Kent, England. On Sunday 30th of August, 12-4pm for only £3 admission the Art Car Boot Fair promises “fun, frivolity filled afternoon packed with serious art bargains”. The Fair will feature artists such as Sir Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Rachel Howard, Matt CollishawPolly Morgan or Art on a Postcard with Rankin. Also featuring Richard Strange's Cabaret Futura that will present the Daylight Cabaret/ Margate Edition! Other special guests are also to be expected.

The Art Car Boot Fair is an original idea by Karen Ashton and has been developed by Karen and her sister Helen Hayward since our first event in 2004 in London. It was an idea that grew out of a desire to pick up where Joshua Compston’s ‘Fete Worse than Death’ and Gavin Turk’s ‘Livestock Market’ and Articultural Shows’ blazed a trail in the 90’s and to re-introduce some summer fun and frivolity into a thriving but increasingly commercial London art scene. The Art Car Boot Fair is meant to be a day when the artists let their hair down and for all-comers to engage with art in a totally informal way, and to pick up some real art bargains to boot!

For this Margate Edition, Rachel Howard will be signing Balck Dog posters at the price of £20. 


Rachel Howard, Black Dog, poster

She will also have a few black dog etchings which she will sell for £325, special art car boot price. 


Rachel Howard, Black Dog, two plate colour etching produced from a hand painted acetate using a combination of copper plate etching and photopolymer gravure processes.

Derived from Howard's drawings, the subject matter draws on the rich tradition in art history where the dog has been romantically portrayed as the human companion, vigilant protector and loyal guardian of the dead. Yet here, dogs are also shown as animals prone to abuse and neglect by humans, and perhaps an emblem of recent times.

The Art Car Boot Fair | Margate Edition, Sunday 30th of August, 12-4pm
Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG, England

Win Two VIP 'Black Collector' invitations for ArtRio 2015

August 26, 2015 by Mary

September 9th to 13th, Booth F1

Other Criteria's inaugural booth for ArtRio 2015 will present an international survey of artists including Damien HirstEduardo SarabiaGary Hume, and Harland Miller

In celebration of our partnership, Other Criteria will launch a new release by Damien Hirst, which will only be available in our booth. Buyers will need to visit ArtRio 2015 to acquire the edition.

OTHER CRITERIA OFFER A CHANCE TO WIN TWO VIP 'BLACK COLLECTOR' INVITATIONS. The winners will also receive a Damien Hirst tote bag and a tour of Other Criteria's booth by one of our staff member.

The Black VIP pass gives access to Art Rio's whole programme:


1. Subscribe to our Newsletter if you haven't already.
2 . Send an e-mail to cc'ing 3 friends you think will be interested in subscribing to our newsletter to receive invitations to openings, events and alerts regarding new contemporary art books, prints and editions published by Other Criteria.
3. Emails to be in by 31st August at midnight GMT+1. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on the 1st of September.


Reaching its 5th edition, the Brazilian fair has among its goals to be one of the main global business events in the art segment. Representatives of 11 countries besides Brazil will attend ArtRio 2015: Argentina, Spain, USA, France, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Portugal, UK, Switzerland and Uruguay.

ArtRio is the main endeavor of BEX, producer of cultural events specialized in the visual arts. BEX was founded in 2009, by Brenda Valansi e Elisangela Valadares to promote the production, dissemination and distribution of Brazilian art within and beyond Brazil's borders. The organization promotes fairs, publishes art-related materials and attracts international collectors, critics and curators to Brazil. In 2011, businesspeople Alexandre Accioly and Luiz Calainho joined the organization, bringing many new ideas and projects to the endeavor.

Since its first edition, ArtRio features unprecedented curatorial programs and two new curators will debut in PRISMA program in 2015. One of them is Carolyn H. Drake, Dutch independent curator and director of A Tale of a Tub, non-profit organization for debates on contemporary art based in Rotterdam. Drake is also an advisor of Young Stedelijk at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The other newcomer is Bernardo José de Souza, from Brazil, who was assistant curator of the Mercosul Biennial and is a member of the boards of curators at Contemporary Art Museum of Rio Grande do Sul and Vera Chaves Barcellos Foundation.

"Among our goals for this year, we want to be the best fair for doing business, gathering, in the same place, the most relevant market players: gallery owners, collectors, curators, and artists. Our focus is on fostering the market, giving high visibility to Brazilian art and also bringing in the major highlights in the world scene,” Brenda Valansi says.

"ArtRio is today a great platform with actions at all different times and segments of the art market. These actions enable sponsors and supporters of ArtRio to be present at different times of the segment, and to influence the growth of art public in the country. We are strongly working in the creation of this new public by promoting exhibitions and interventions in open spaces and producing a web portal with all the information of the art segment. We also seek to give access to all social layers, promoting guided tours to museums and institutions for NGOs and public schools. We created a prize to encourage and give visibility to young artists, who present their works at the fair next to the already renowned artists of the market. With ArtRio, we managed to have Brazilian art in a global showcase, recognized by its importance and value," Luiz Calainho adds.

Banksy’s Dismaland opens with work from Damien Hirst

August 21, 2015 by Mary


Photo: Claire Hayhurst—PA

“Dismal Land – a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism.

Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper?
Then this is the place for you. Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus…”


Sculpture by Banksy. Photo: Yui Mok—PA

Banksy’s biggest project to date is all over the media. Dismaland – or “bemusement park” – will open to the public tomorrow. It includes a variety of scatterbrain attractions such as a book burning fire pit, self operated puppet show, and features works by 58 handpicked artists including Damien Hirst and Polly Morgan. “It’s a showcase for the best artists I could imagine, apart from the two who turned me down.”And 10 new works by Banksy himself are part of the pop-up exhibition, including the Cinderella carriage crash. This never-seen-before kind of site will also host live events every Friday night, including a headlining performance by Massive Attack and Pussy Riot on September 25th.


Sculpture by Banksy. Photo: Yui Mok—PA


Sculpture by Banksy. Photo: Yui Mok—PA


Photo: Yui Mok—PA

Dismaland is built on ‘The Tropicana’ site in Weston-super-Mare. The Tropicana was an outdoor pool and leisure facility that closed in 2000 due to falling visitor numbers. Since then, there have been various attempts to either reopen or demolish the structure. "I loved the Tropicana as a kid, so getting to throw these doors open again is a real honour," Banksy said. The artist has paid for everything himself and obviously the project has been shrouded in complete secrecy. The curious were even led to believe that the installations being built in a disused former lido called Tropicana were part of a film set for a Hollywood crime thriller.


Work by Banksy. Photo: Yui Mok—PA

The show is Banksy's first in the UK since 2009's ‘Banksy versus Bristol Museum’ show that drew huge crowds – therefore demand for tickets is expected to be particularly high. Dismaland will open to the public from August 22 through September 27th, 2015. More information on the website:

PHOTOS: Other Criteria Summer Pop-Ups

August 19, 2015 by Mary

Other Criteria was at Glenn Horowitz Booksellers in East Hampton from Thursday 23 to Monday 27 July, 2015.

The pop-up displayed 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 Friday 31 July to Sunday 16 August, the pop-up at Samuel Owen Gallery in Nantucket  showed rare prints and summer assortment by Damien Hirst and Harland Miller.


Rockers Galore & Selected Photographs at Other Criteria London

August 10, 2015 by Mary

Selected Photographs by Josh Cheuse, Itai Doron and Ross McNicol are currently exhibited at Other Criteria London


Josh Cheuse — The Roxy Nightclub, NYC 1984
Edition of 25, C-type print, 280 x 360 mm (11 x 14 inches)

Josh Cheuse started his photography career in nightclubs at the age of 16and won a full scholarship for photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York. As well as taking pictures of bands and music artists, he has designed music merchandise, packaging and sleeve artwork, shot videos and created websites. He is currently a senior art director at Sony BMG and lives in Jersey City, NJ.

Named after The Clash’s song of the same name, the collectors’ compendium Rockers Galore creates an edition out of Josh Cheuse’s remarkable intimacies with the music world over more than 20 years, and is compiled here in a format typical of a music fanatic’s hoarded collection. 


Josh Cheuse — Hollis, Queens, NY 1984
Edition of 25, C-type print, 360 x 280 mm (14 x 11 inches)

Itai Doron has used primarily the medium of photography as a tool for exploring the realities of carefully selected and disparate geographical locations. His personal vision of these landscapes has resulted in an eloquent set of pictures that shifts between the real and the fictitious and is imbued with a sense of the elegiac and the profound as it fuses a documentary style with a poetic sensibility. And although people do not usually feature as subjects in these pictures, the images are permeated with the spirit of invisible people still present.

End of Real is a photographic diary of the places he visited while preparing exhibitions in different parts of the world during the 1990s. The photographs - or ‘postcards’ as Doron describes them - were taken using a $15 camera he picked up from Woolworths in Los Angeles, and they document the artist’s fascination with the dream-like world of fame, legends and celebrity. The photographs on display derive from that book.


Itai Doron — Elvis' Birthday Party, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1997
Edition of 12, Cibachrome print, 407 x 508 mm (16 x 20 inches)

Ross McNicol is responsible for a conscious restraint in his picture making, displaying great control over his environments and the materials within his constructed scenes– wood, grass, water, metal. The economy of his palette allies serenity with foreboding and as each of his scenes carries the weight of the unknown or the about-to-happen, they are lent a cinematic quality to their composure that seems all but interrupted.


Ross McNicol — Egle
Edition of 5, Digital C-type printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper, 762 x 762 mm (30 x 30 inches)

Other Criteria, 14 Hinde Street, London W1U 3BG
August 1st - September 1st, 2015

Now is the Time, performance by Eloise Fornieles

August 4, 2015 by Mary

If you were asked to close your eyes and imagine something tranquil, what is it that comes to you? Are you standing by the sea, or in a field, or a pool of dappled light in a forest clearing? Is this place remembered from your childhood, or the place you felt the fingertips of romance, or are you infused with epic landscapes from film? Or perhaps your head goes to bed and you're in-between clean cotton sheets, with a warm breeze on your bare arms and the last sunlight blinking warm through the window.
Your breathing becomes deep and slow. You begin to relax.

But you are not alone. You are only at the beginning. This is a journey which will guide you into questioning your sense of self and belonging.


Photo credit: Victoria Fornieles

Eloise Fornieles' performance will take place at TJ Boulting gallery on Thursday 6th of August, 7-8pm. The exhibition will continue until Saturday 8th August.
59 Riding House Street, London W1W 7EG

Anglo-Argentine artist Eloise Fornieles' work engages with the themes of loss, intimacy and the relationship between beauty and violence, using photography and video as an extension of her work in performance and installation. The artist lives and works in London.