“Can you buy performance art? A look into the financing of works that literally don’t stand still” A feature by Melanie Gerlis for FT, includes Tim Etchells, VITRINE and our presentation at A Performance Affair in September 2018. Read the piece in the clipping from The Financial Times’ Collecting Special here, or online here
Middlesbrough Art Weekender is an annual contemporary arts festival held in the post industrial town of Middlesbrough, located in the north east of England. Tim Etchells is one of the artist selected and will be presenting ‘More Noise’ neon work. Read more about #MAW and other artists involved here.
Docile Bodies in AQNB and an interview between Georgia Lucas-Going and Human Pony. Read more here.
Sam Porritt has a solo show titled ‘Vevey Positive’ at INDIANA, Vevey, CH (November 2018). Further information here
Sothebys has mentioned ‘Everything is Lost’, Tim Etchells work at Frieze Sculpture, in their Frieze week “Must-See” article. Further information here
“I’ve always had an affinity with language, spoken or written. Over time, I have repeatedly questioned how language makes and shapes the world we live in. Perhaps the thing that I have done longest (even before ‘being an artist’) is to collect language; writing down fragments that I have read, heard, seen or imagined. Whatever context I am working in – whether it is performance, art, dance or written publications – it seems as though text always gets in there. In one way or another, text feels central to who I am and how I am in the world.”
Tim Etchells interviewed in Canvas Magazine. Read more here.
Speaking by telephone from Sheffield, England, Mr. Etchells, who appears in “On the Thousandth Night …,” discussed inanimate objects, epic performances and why most Forced Entertainment shows — the Skirball ones, too — are built to fail. These are edited excerpts from the conversation.
Why Shakespeare? Why now?
If you’re based in the U.K., people are always saying, “Would you ever do Shakespeare?” For more than 30 years, our answer was, “No, I don’t think so.” What I like about this project is that we’re sort of doing them all, and then, in another way, not quite. We really focus on the plot architecture. Mostly, it’s very easygoing language, very everyday.
Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment featured in NY Times. Read more here.
CLARE KENNY at KUNSTHALLE Basel. From 23 September – 7 October 2018, Basel-Stadt art credit (Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt) and guest curator Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth present seven artists, including Clare Kenny, who received grants from the Basel-Stadt art credit committee (Kunstkreditkommission) in 2017 in an exhibition entitled ‘Le vent Basel nousportera…’.
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