Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Frieze review: Inventory @ Rob Tufnell

My review of Inventory: 'More Pre-war Art From Inventory!' at Rob Tufnell is in the September edition of Frieze. Subscribers can get it here.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Artists' Film Biennial 2014: Curators’ Seminar Group

I recently led a 2-day curators seminar group at the ICA as part of the 2014 Artists' Film Biennial. Day one featured Łukasz Mojsak (Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw). Day two: Vivian Ziherl (If I Can’t DanceI Don’t Want to Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam).

We discussed many things. Including this:

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Hito Steyerl feature in ArtReview

I have written a feature on the work of Berlin based filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl. It appears in the current (Summer 2014) edition of ArtReview. You can read it here.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Frieze review

My exhibition review of Control. Stephen Willats. Work 1962–69 at Raven Row is in the Summer edition of Frieze. For those who subscribe it can be read here.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Conversation with Aleksandra Domanovic

Video documentation from my recent conversation with Aleksandra Domanovic at Firstsite, Colchester. Our discussion was part of Owning the Immaterial

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Essay – a Critical Writing in Art & Design Conference

Took part in Emily LaBarge's excellent RCA conference 'The Essay', hosting a session with Katrina Palmer, David Raymond Conroy and Rachal Bradley.

More on the line up - which included a keynote from Wayne Koestenbaum - here.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014


Gallery: MAX BRAND: Mensch & Ding, Caro Diaro, Pencils in the Fog

Annexe: CHERCHEZ LA FEMME: 1970s Feminist Video by French Militant Collectives.

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Gallery: MAX BRAND: Mensch & Ding, Caro Diaro, Pencils in the Fog

:dear corporeal diary

(delayed buzzword shiver)


:do you want me to proceed?

:I'm sorry. I didn't realize you were dreaming

(lids further drop. held loosely in fetters by a life of surprises)

Max Brand (* 1982 in Leipzig, Germany) has an aspiration to dance but something like that is not possible at the moment.

(on fuming pasture)

:look it doesn't grow anymore

:so we don't have to stand still watching it


Max Brand (1982) lives and works in Berlin. He graduated from the Städelschule Frankfurt/Main (under Michael Krebber) in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include Max Brand, Kunstverein Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany (2012) and no solid footing –(trained) duck fighting a crow, MoMA PS1,Long Island City, New York, USA (2012). Two person and group exhibitions include S.O.A.P.Y., Vilma Gold, London, UK (2013/14) and Max Brand & Taocheng Wang, Libary+, London, UK (2013). He will have his second solo show at Jacky Strenz, Frankfurt/Main, Germany in Summer 2014.

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1970s Feminist Video by French Militant Collectives. Organised by Alaina Claire Feldman.

There exists a rich history of radical, pioneering feminist video collectives in France that is largely unknown to Anglophone audiences and is still to be recognized in the Western canon of visual studies and activist history.

This exhibition draws from the output of several activist collectives to explore how women took up the new portable video camera as an immediate and accessible tool to promote feminism, class and gender consciousness, direct democracy, and political action - all central ideals during the May ‘68 student movements in France and within second-wave feminism.