This is Bonnie Prince Billy's "No More Workhorse Blues" video directed by cult filmaker Harmony Korine.
Paradise row, one of East London's highly acclaimed contemporary art gallerys is on the move. It has left 17 Hereford Street, it's home since 2006 and is in the process of relocating to the West End. In the meantime, it is holding a group show in a pop-up space located in a large 4 -storey old London town house on Upper Brook Street, in collaboration with Prakke Contemporary.
The exhibition entitled Play: A Festival of Fun, explores the manifestations of play in contemporary art with a program of performances and events themed on the subject of Play. The exhibition brings together contemporary art stars such as Jake & Dinos Champman and Carsten Holler with a new generation of breakthrough artists including Gosha Ostretsov, Aaron Young, Shezad Dawwod, and Mounir Fatmi. Plus works by Sol Lawitt and Macel Duchamp.
Chapman Bros. Fucking with Nature, 2009
The performance program curated by The Wallis Gallery features the like of Awst & Walther, LPR Homer, Alexander Brenchley, Lee Campbell, Mary Cork, Eloise Fornieles & Kate Hawkins, Ian Giles, Alex Groves, Kirstie Macleod, Harry Meadows, Kerry Leatham, Von Morgan, Steven Ounanian, Olympia Scarry, Patrick Shier, Amelia Whitelaw, Jack Catling, Julia Calver & Esmeralda Valencia, William Kherbek, Katie Guggenheim, plus others.
The exhibition runs until 28th November, 50 Upper Brook Street, London W1.
New Orleans born artist, Blair Thurman, currently living and working in New York city, has his first solo exhibition on show at Alexia Goethe Gallery. Known for his trademark neon tubing installations using the vocabulary of guns, motorcars, trailing highways and speedway circuits. I'm not sure where the witch (Blair witch maybe?) fits in, but there you go... I want one!
That Witch is Obvious, 2009
The exhibition is on at Alexia Goethe Gallery until 13th November. 7 Dover Street, London W1.
A couple of weeks ago, I visited Sadie Coles HQ on Dover Street to see Sarah Lucas' Nuds. Her work frequently employs visual puns and bawdy humour and this collection of sculpture and photographic images was just what I expected. I wasn't that interested in the photography, naked girls with 'penises', but I did want to see her skin-like sausage sculptures made of stockings stuffed with wadding. Up close, they are quite grotesque and seem to have a mutated human form of some kind, like undeveloped giant fetuses or genetically modified human-worm hybrids. Go and see it quick, 'cos the exhibition ends this weekend!
Sadie Coles HQ, 13 Dover Street, London W1. 12th October - 7th November.
The amazing Kap Bambino are back in London Town tonight, to cause yet another ruckus down at Vice magazine's local drinking hole the Old Blue Last. Blaring out their unique sound of fast and frantic electro-punk meets Grunge rock and Goth-pop.
Kap Bambino aka Orion & Caroline
KB's latest single 'Dead Lazers'
Last time they played at Old Blue Last, I was convinced the floor upstairs was going to cave in from all the overexcited riot style moshing and broken furniture, even though this is quite normal at one of their gigs. Tomorrow, KB will be supported by fellow French noise rockers Hello Sunshine and DJ'S Matt Irwin, Ricky Haley & Cerys Thomas (Liars Club).
Kap Bambino's new album 'Blacklist' out now on Because, available to download on iTunes. Their forthcoming EP 'Batcaves' out soon, includes remixes by Hello Sunshine, Jackson, Bobmo and Maton.
TONIGHT @ the Old Blue Last 38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch London E2. 7.30PM. KB on stage around 10PM.