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What exhibitions are good at the moment?
TF002/TF003 @ The Corridor
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‘Must not the structure have a genesis, and must not the origin, the point of genesis, be already structured, in order to be the genesis of something?' - Jacques Derrida The Corridor is a narrow, ti…

‘Must not the structure have a genesis, and must not the origin, the point of genesis, be already structured, in order to be the genesis of something?' - Jacques Derrida



The Corridor is a narrow, tight space one feels comfortable in alone, but claustrophobic and guilty in when accompanied. It is like being a child playing under his bed, pretending that, with the sheets hanging down, he is camping, or a soldier in a trench, before a grown-up comes and ruins the fun by lifting up the… Continue

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 16:30

Whole Exhibition @ The Rag Factory 15.05.09

The ‘displaced New Yorker’, Lisa Bradley, here showing her interactive piece ‘Studio’, is surprised at the lack of politics in her fellow students’ work. ‘I’m surprised, because there is so much in American art right now, but nothing here, even concerning the world outside,’ she says. It is true, that on face value, there seems to be very little preoccupation with current affairs in this exhibition, an interim show of MA and Research works from the University of Middlesex art faculty, but if… Continue

Posted on May 20, 2009 at 22:00

The Return of the Salon

Art is the most elitist thing on earth. The most valuable thing around the dinner tables of the middle classes is to be able to talk in an educated manner about fine art, high literature and classical music. You don’t want everyone understanding.

Will Martyr, artist.



At the age of twenty-four, I began to read Proust. I don’t know why; I had built up a reputation for him in my head that was completely uninformed other than through the perceived gravity of the name – I… Continue

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 15:30

Will Martyr's 'Big Cock Capitalism'

On first contact with Will Martyr’s work, a series of three inflated PVC rhinos, I fail to see the humour and point immediately to its seeming anti-capitalist stance, replete with Constructivist graphics, boardroom scenes and propagandist slogans, that, concurrent with a shrinking economy and panic in the streets of the City, strike as an ‘I told you so’ slap in the face.



I call to meet him at the… Continue

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 15:00

Outside Inside Spaces

Twenty-two year-old Rhiannon Hunter appears to be in physical conflict with her own work. Her prints depict cold, empty, derelict spaces primed for the wrecking ball, that could be filmed to a soundtrack of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures. She blushes keenly when I compare the graphic qualities of these prints, which she completes by hand, eschewing computers and machines, to the cinematography of films such as Waltz With Bashir and Sin… Continue

Posted on April 30, 2009 at 14:30

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At 12:29 on May 24, 2009, vera goulart said…
hi ! PAUL.. nice talk with you !...exhibition in London !? AH !¨AH !¨AH ¨!... is not so easy! you know that !!!??.. BUT NOTHING IS EASY in life!..........but i can dreaming about !...why not !? if you have exposition in switzerland / brasil..please tell me ! ok !!!!uauuau !... keep comtact!....
At 12:26 on May 22, 2009, vera goulart said…
hia ! PAUL .. how are you ?... i make a TRANSLATE for your text in TRANSLATE PAGE from artreview...and i undertood what you whrote !!¨wonderfull !.. PROUST ais YOUR SIMBOL FILOSOFH?... good !... i whrote something for teatre ( but in portuguese language ... ) YOU CAN TRAYING WITH a automate translate.... but i think , dont work portuguese / englisch ..only englisch portuguese !... YOU ARE TALENT WRITING !... nice !.. keep on baby !
At 23:44 on May 8, 2009, Dial Zero said…
Hi Paul,
Dial Zero will be showing at the Ada Street Gallery, London on Tuesday 12th of May. If you are in London, would be nice to see you there.

All the best,
dial zero
At 9:41 on May 5, 2009, mike hinc said…
It was good and thanks for your comments. I enjoy your writing. Come visit my page anytime.
At 0:52 on April 29, 2009, Thona said…

At 14:28 on April 7, 2009, vera goulart said…
hi ! ..in the moment i have a show coletive in BERLIM ..¨WITH NAME :- ZIRKUS MINIMUN- WITH GROUP ABREX!..( YAHOO).. im sorry but my englisch is not good, i just make some lektions¨.. ah ¨ah ¨... i will traying to understand , what you whrote in your BLOG OK !.. nice meet you ...you can see what i do in my web..www.goulart.ch...............THANK YOU FOR NEW FOTOS WORK..
At 13:54 on April 7, 2009, vera goulart said…
HELLO!! PAUL!... I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE thinks about your work !...i think is nice and strong work !.. and NICE corridor.. as well!..........
 
 
 

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