London launch The Curatorial Conundrum

After having communicated about The Curatorial Conundrum via skype and email for the better part of the last two years, finally had a chance to sit down face-to-face with two of its editors, Lucy and Paul, last night at The Showroom for the book’s London launch. We engaged in an informal  conversation about the book’s becoming, how it sitsContinue reading “London launch The Curatorial Conundrum”

PARSE

Having communicated with Mick Wilson, as one of the editors of The Curatorial Conundrum, together with Paul O’Neill and Lucy Steeds, and having recently met him when he did a really interesting talk at the ICA, it was great to be invited to proof the online peer-reviewed journal PARSE, published by the Valand Academy, part ofContinue reading “PARSE”

Two at Once

I spotted both The Curatorial Conundrum and Olivia Plender, Rise Early, Be Industrious at last weekend’s Offprint art book fair at Tate Modern. The former at both the stand of the Luma Foundation and MIT, the latter at Sternberg‘s. It’s always surprising to finally hold something in your hands after having engaged with it so intensely for often quiteContinue reading “Two at Once”

Dublett # 4 – Elsebeth Jørgensen

Completing the series of Dublett publications, initiated by series editor Anne Szefer Karlsen, published by Hordaland Art Centre in Bergen, Norway, and edited by project editor Eva Rem Hansen, the last one has just arrived in the mail, on and with artist Elsebeth Jørgensen. Like all the others in the Dublett series the book contains two parts:Continue reading “Dublett # 4 – Elsebeth Jørgensen”

Blast from the past

Having worked with Douglas Gordon on a book when I worked at Artangel – Feature Film (1999) – I recently did some copy-editing and proofing work on an interesting take on publishing something in relation to one of his most complex works, entitled Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now., owned by the MuséeContinue reading “Blast from the past”

The Curatorial Conundrum

The Curatorial Conundrum is nearly off to print. The book looks at the burgeoning field of curatorship and tries to imagine its future. Both practitioners and theorists consider a variety of futures: the future of curatorial education, the future of curatorial research, the future of curatorial and artistic practice, and the institutions that will make these futures possible.Continue reading “The Curatorial Conundrum”

Jim Lambie: Voidoid

Having met Jim Lambie when living in Glasgow and working on the first independent presentation of art from Scotland at the Venice Biennale (I was project manager of Zenomap, curated by Francis McKee and Kay Pallister, in 2003), I was invited to edit the first comprehensive publication about the artist’s practice to date. This involved me delvingContinue reading “Jim Lambie: Voidoid”

CVAN Creative Writing programme

After having worked with several ‘mentees’ of the CVAN Creative Writing programme, a quick update with links of texts they have published. The idea of the workshops and the mentoring scheme was that writers based in the North-West of the UK were offered the opportunity to work with a mentor in trying to develop theirContinue reading “CVAN Creative Writing programme”

Living in the Endless City

The companion to The Endless City, with the same mix of writing, images, and incisive data on the field of urban development and its related disciplines, and again edited by Ricky Burdett of the London School of Economics and Deyan Sudjic of the Design Museum, London, this time assisted by Ömer Çavuşoğlu. The book focuses on Istanbul, MumbaiContinue reading “Living in the Endless City”

The Endless City

The Endless City follows the first six conferences organised by the London School of Economic’s Urban Age project. The project is an ongoing investigation into the future of cities. The book was co-authored and edited by Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies at the LSE, and Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, London. The Urban Age conferences – organised by the London SchoolContinue reading “The Endless City”

The Invisible in Architecture

The Invisible in Architecture is a book that followed an ambitious series of talks organised by Ole Bouman and Roemer van Toorn. I worked on proofing, and small copy-edits, over a period of about 4 years, before the book was finally published in 1994. The scope and scale of it (520 pages), with texts grouped around aContinue reading “The Invisible in Architecture”

Drawing a Tension

In 2008 Jürgen Bock was invited to curate a show of work from the Deutsche Bank art collection and its then 53,000 art pieces. He came up with a selection of 134 works by 28 artists for the show, which took place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. The catalogue gives priority to the individual artisticContinue reading “Drawing a Tension”

Jürgen Bock – From Work to Text

Following a series of six exhibitions and a symposium at Centro Cultural de Bélem in Lisbon in 2000–2001, Jürgen Bock invited me to work on the texts for the book. The publication contextualises the exhibitions – which included shows by Heimo Zobernig, Nuno Ribeiro, Eleanor Antin / Harun Farocki, RenéeGreen, Nathan Coley and Alan SekulaContinue reading “Jürgen Bock – From Work to Text”

Ângela Ferreira – Hard Rain Show

The starting point of this catalogue was an exhibition scheduled at the Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon to show the work Maison Tropicale, which Ângela Ferreira developed for the representation of Portugal in the Venice Biennial 2007. In the exhibition ‘Hard Rain Show’ she also showed older pieces and a new work especially developed for that show. TheContinue reading “Ângela Ferreira – Hard Rain Show”