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Johannes Albers: new sculptures at Other Criteria London

October 19, 2016 by Mary

New unique sculptures by artist Johannes Albers are currently on show at Other Criteria London.

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In his new work Johannes Albers reminds us of those forgotten places, beneath the stairs, under a rug, in the gutter where a silent story continues. Some dust and random objects, an old shoe, what goes on after we are gone. When we die, the bacteria in our body flourishes. Life goes on after all of us. It is those places that Albers wants to reproduce and remind us about with his new work.

As Nietzsche wrote, "Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. That was the most arrogant and mendacious minute of "world history," but nevertheless, it was only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths, the star cooled and congealed, and the clever beasts had to die."[1]

But what a minute we are having?

Other Criteria, 9 Newport Street, W1U 3BG London
October 18th – November 20th, 2016


[1] Friedrich Nietzsche,On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense (1873)

Other Criteria x Samuel Owen Gallery: Summer Pop-Up

July 28, 2016 by Mary

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Other Criteria Pop-Up returns to Samuel Owen Gallery this summer. Our pop-up exhibition will feature signed prints by Damien Hirst including rare prints from his unfamous Spot and Utopia series. Unique works on paper and small butterfly canvases will also be on show.

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Exhibition: Friday 22 July to Sunday 24 August
Sunday to Thursday: 10am–8pm
Friday to Saturday: 10am–10pm

Samuel Owen Gallery
46 Centre Street
Nantucket, MA 02554

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Drinks reception at Other Criteria Ilfracombe

May 26, 2016 by Mary

On the occasion of the exhibition of Rachel Howard‘s new print series, ‘Reasons’, Other Criteria is pleased to invite you for drinks, Saturday 28th May April, from 12–2pm. Please contact ilfracombe@othercriteria.com for more information.

Rachel Howard’s new series, ‘Reasons’,  will be exhibited in both Other Criteria London and Ilfracombe until the 10th of July, 2016.

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New psalm prints by Damien Hirst

November 30, 2015 by Mary

Other Criteria are pleased to unveil five new psalm prints, also available in glitter, at Art Miami Booth C9, on the 1st of December at 5.30pm EST.

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Hirst’s Psalm prints draw directly from the butterfly collages of his larger gloss paintings. With the butterfly wings separated and ordered in a mandala-like pattern, their arrangement mimics the precision of a collector’s display. Also calling to mind the exquisite stained glass of Europe’s great cathedrals, the wings of these creatures unite the celestial and the earthly to present us with the possibility of beauty in death.

These new psalms will be exhibited in our London, Ilfracombe and New York stores from the 2nd December.

John Hoyland at Other Criteria London

October 10, 2015 by Mary

Newport Street Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, ‘Power Stations’, presents a selection of John Hoyland’s large-scale works dating from 1964 to 1982, displayed throughout all six of the gallery’s exhibition spaces. To accompany this first show (8th October 2015 - 3rd April 2016), Other Criteria will exhibit new prints by John Hoyland. 

John Hoyland (1934–2011) is one of Britain’s leading abstract painters. Renowned for his intuitive manipulation of colour, form, line and space, Hoyland emerged at the forefront of the abstract movement in Britain in the early 1960s, and remained an energetic and innovative force within the field, until his death in 2011.

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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

ETERNAL, Damien Hirst x Lalique

July 8, 2015 by Mary

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Eternal Love, Black and Gold – exhibited at Other Criteria London

Eternal, the collection created by Damien Hirst in collaboration with French historic crystal and glass manufacturer Lalique, takes as its motif the butterfly, which is presented in three series: Love, Hope and Beauty. These exquisite panels express Hirst and René Lalique’s shared sense of the magical and paradoxical beauty of the butterfly, ephemeral and eternal at the same time. Each series of crystal panels is available in 12 different colours in a limited edition of 50 pieces per colour.

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"I’ve always loved crystal and it’s both beautiful and difficult to work with, so I’m really excited about the project. It’s amazing being able to use all the expert craftsmanship and incredible history of Lalique for something new, and the results are beyond all my expectations. I love that the panels have an almost religious feel, they make you think of stained glass windows which I’ve always adored, it’s the way they manage to capture colour and light so completely and then throw it back out at you. [...]

I see butterflies as souls and part of a wider visual language. I’ve always described them as universal triggers; everyone loves them because of their incredible abstract fragility and beauty. [...] I’ve always loved that they look identical in life and in death, but when the light shines through these panels, it feels like they’re brought back to life in some way." Damien Hirst, 2014

The Eternal collection is exhibited at Other Criteria London and New York, and online here.
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