Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
T +44 (0)20 7494 1550 ~ F +44 (0)20 7287 3733



    Folkestone Triennial
    14 June – 14 September 2008

    Dean’s new film Amadeus is a specially commissioned work which sees the artist returning to Kent – the county of her childhood.

    “Folkestone is all about its relationship to France and the water in between – the Martello towers, The Royal Military Canal, the acoustic mirrors, the deserted ferry terminal and Channel Tunnel rail link. For centuries, we have been barricading ourselves in or trying to reach across. The Channel is our local history: we have fished it, reclaimed land from it, smuggled across it, tried to keep it out or traversed it to lands beyond. We are an island people who have become too content with looking in and have let our seaport citadels rot. I have left England and to return is to return by sea. I might have set myself up badly as a prodigal, choosing a choppy inhospitable sea to cross, which incapacitated my nauseas crew into a Gustav Doré tableau, but I did as all Kentish people should do I, suffered the sea to get home”
    Tacita Dean



    Anna Barriball’s typographic artwork About 60 miles of beautiful views is the latest commission by Art on the Underground to go on display on the Tube network. Barriball will display a collection of evocative phrases taken from the back of found photographs.

    Printed in London Underground’s classic New Johnston font, the texts will be displayed on posters in advertising spaces across the network. Travellers will encounter unexpected phrases like ‘About 60 miles of beautiful views.’ or ‘On way to birthday party.’ or ‘Looking back the way we had come.’ These cryptic texts are loaded with personal memory, yet connect with individual reasons for travel and the millions of private thoughts we carry on our journeys.

  • Daphne Wright: Mirror of Secret Desires

    Daphne Wright: Mirror of Secret Desires

    Group exhibition at The Hamburger Kunsthalle
    6 June – 5 October 2008

    The Hamburger Kunsthalle presents its major summer exhibition The Mirror of Secret Desires, which includes more than 150 works from five centuries. The exhibition is formed by over fifty sensuous and opulent still-life paintings from the Baroque period which enter into a dialogue with sculptures and installations by contemporary artists.

  • ANNA BARRIBALL: More and More - performance of reduction

    ANNA BARRIBALL: More and More - performance of reduction

    Camden Arts Centre, London
    3 – 11 June 2008

    Last chance to see Anna Barriball’s new site specific work created for the Artists’ Studio program at Camden Arts Centre.

    More and More takes the concept of using reduced means and imposed rules as a facilitator for artistic production.

    Open late Wednesday 11 June until 9pm.

  • John Riddy: Utopia

    John Riddy: Utopia

    Groups exhibition at Museu Berardo, Lisbon
    30 May – 27 July 2008

    The works in this exhibition of photography ‘UTOPIA’ focuse on a common point, the architecture of the 50s and 60s. In those decades several architects spread over the four corners of the world envisaged buildings constructed for a visionary utopia.

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