Latest Tweets

Mat Collishaw: Thresholds will open at London’s @SomersetHouse on 18 May to coincide with @PhotoLondonFairhttps://t.co/LFHAn1BZIL
2 weeks ago

Damien Hirst’s ‘Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable’ on display in Venice as Biennale opens… https://t.co/RqnwpfujCh
3 weeks ago

Now available: Damien Hirst's Treasures From The Wreck of the Unbelievable: One Hundred Drawings Book… https://t.co/sg5UWCGama
3 weeks ago

NEW Damien Hirst’s Ltd Edition Book The Undersea Salvage Operation #TreasuresfromtheWreckoftheUnbelievable Availabl… https://t.co/DMVnIUuCav
3 weeks ago

Other Criteria publishes new wallpapers by Damien Hirst – available here: https://t.co/K6kcCEgTil https://t.co/17tvkz5bSQ
4 weeks ago

Last Day at Art Market San Francisco #DamienHirst #HarlandMiller #EduardoSarbia #PaolaPetrobellihttps://t.co/DLhjx19nTN
4 weeks ago

At Art Market San Francisco until Sunday 30th April https://t.co/S6AdsnqDva https://t.co/bYMZQmaKpL
5 weeks ago

Meet legendary photographer Polly Borland for a private screening of POLYMORPHOUS

November 24, 2014 by Emma

November 24th

6.30 – 9.00
Other Criteria 458 Broome Street NYC 10013
With an introduction to the film by Polly Borland.

Following the screening, she will also hold a question and answer session.

Seating is limited and RSVP is requested: RSVPNY@othercriteria.com

A leading portrait photographer before moving from her native Australia in 1989,
Polly has earned her reputation for specializing in stylized portraiture and offbeat reportage, often charged with themes of sexuality and identity. Now for the first time, the lens faces the other direction.

Through interviews with the likes of Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave, Will Self and husband, film-maker John Hillcott, we see beneath the fantastical exterior; the insecurities and the motivations that drive this exceptional woman to such dramatic, bizarre and unforgettable imagery.

Fred Tomaselli at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

February 19, 2014 by Emma

12th January - 2nd March 2014

The exhibition presents a selection of works that span the past 10 years of the artist’s career, including his elaborately layered paintings and New York Times collages.

Fred Tomaselli is known for his visually packed paintings that are hybrid in materials, subjects, and cultural references. A single piece may be comprised of brightly colored passages of paint, photo-collage, found images from field guides and magazines, and drugs such as aspirin, marijuana leaves, and ecstasy pills. These materials are layered onto wood panels and suspended in slick epoxy resin. Tomaselli’s stylized works range from psychedelic-patterned abstractions to idealized representations of allegorical figures, animals, nature, and the cosmos. The more time spent with the artist’s paintings, the more details emerge, and the works become increasingly complex and dynamic.

Tomaselli’s mesmerizing scenes bend reality through visual stimulation and seduction, illustrating the utopian and transcendental abilities of art. His works also comment on the artifice of suburban America in the 1960s and 1970s and the subcultural quest for escapism–whether it be reached through hallucinatory experiences or trips to amusement parks such as Disneyland–realities that are particularly tied to the artist’s upbringing in California during those years. On his work, Tomaselli states, “It is my ultimate aim to seduce and transport the viewer into the space of these pictures while simultaneously revealing the mechanics of that seduction.”

LOVE STRUCK: Ilfracombe, Devon

February 14, 2014 by Emma

Other Criteria, Ilfracombe gets Love Struck! Happy Valentines Day.

To see a video of our window install click here.

DSC_9907 DSC_9909

Tracey Emin X Harland Miller

December 17, 2013 by Emma

Tracey Emin and Harland Miller, two names synonymous with London’s contemporary art scene, come together in 'Dedication', the latest episode of the series in conjunction with EDITION Hotels, shot by their old friend, the long-time documentarian Johnnie Shand Kydd.

Rather than a collaboration, I see it more as helping each other out,” says Emin. “When I was a younger artist, we all used to do that.” Emin rose to international fame in the late 1990s as one of a new wave of British conceptual artists championed by collector Charles Saatchi, and featured in his seminal exhibition of 1997 Sensation. While Emin and Miller muse on the focused and frequently isolated world that artists inhabit in this video, they also discuss their occasional collaborations with other artists, including each other.

Miller has published several novels and become known for his large canvasses depicting satirical, fictional Penguin covers, and in 2008 organized an exhibition, You Dig the Tunnel, I’ll Hide the Soil, at London’s White Cube Gallery, where he asked artists as well as Emin to make a work as a response to a particular piece of writing by Edgar Allan Poe. Emin obliterated Miller’s own contribution to their joint work by painting over it, but Miller remained unfazed. “That’s a positive part of collaboration,” says Miller. “You have to take it on the chin.”

Catch Up with Grayson Perry

December 10, 2013 by Emma

Enjoyed this year's Turner Prize?

Catch up with 2003 winner Grayson Perry in the BBC's Reith Lectures 2013, titled Playing to the Gallery.

Across four programmes he discusses what makes him an artist, the limits of contemporary art, how to gauge the quality of new artworks and the future of the avant-garde. Catch up with them here.