Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

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

Press

  • Fiona Tan: Inventory and Ghost Dwellings at Frith Street Gallery ~ Harriet Thorpe

    Published in Studio International, May 2015

    Fiona Tan occupies the two Frith Street gallery spaces at Golden Square and Soho Square with her video essays and installation work that lies between art and documentation. She creates eerie microcosms that question what domestic objects and space mean to humankind in the current climate of unpredictable incidents. The journey between the two different architectural spaces of the galleries creates an interesting reflective process on the works she presents.

    http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/fiona-tan-inventory-ghost-dwellings-review-frith-street-gallery

    Related artists: Fiona Tan

  • Kings and needles: the Magna Carta gets an embroidery update ~ Jonathan Jones

    Published in The Guardian, May 2015

    The Guardian’s editor-in-chief wounded himself to help create Cornelia Parker’s giant embroidery commemorating 800 years of Magna Carta. Tiny brown spots of Alan Rusbridger’s blood can clearly be seen on the brilliant white fabric, after he pricked his finger while embroidering the words “contemporary political relevance”.

    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2015/may/14/magna-carta-an-embroidery-cornelia-parker-british-library-wikipedia-prisoners-jarvis-cocker

    Related artists: Cornelia Parker

  • Global Entry: Okwui Enwezor talks with Michelle Kuo about the 56th Venice Biennale

    Published in Artforum, May 2015 ( Vol. 53, No. 9 85 )

    Raqs Media Collective’s large-scale sculptural installation, which will be in the Giardini, deals with something that is very, very powerful and yet is known to very few people. They are trying to rethink a space on the outskirts of New Delhi called Coronation Park. The project consists of a work in two parts, based on a series of statues of members of the British Raj—including a monumental statue of George V—which were scattered all around New Delhi. After Indian independence in 1947, they were gathered by the new government of Nehru and brought to their current location, a park where King George had been proclaimed the emperor of India in 1911. The work incorporates excerpts from George Orwell’s essay “Shooting an Elephant,” a text about imperial hubris and absurdity. It manifests precisely the kind of historical layering so central to this exhibition, and I think it will look amazing in the Giardini.

    https://artforum.com/inprint/issue=201505&id=51556

    Related artists: Raqs Media Collective

  • Cornelia Parker at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester ~ Rachel Spence

    Published in Financial Times, February 2015

    Cornelia Parker has thought long and hard about what it means to be an artist in the 21st century. She knows that our world is in acute physical peril. She also knows that, for millions, global warming is the least of their worries. She has interviewed Noam Chomsky about environmental catastrophe but she has also listened to Palestinian Muslims talking about what it means to have the ground stolen from beneath their feet.

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/9fc180d8-b699-11e4-95dc-00144feab7de.html#slide0

    Related artists: Cornelia Parker

  • Rapture and Rejects: the beautiful, flawed world of Marlene Dumas ~ Adrian Searle

    Published in The Guardian, February 2015

    From rural South Africa to Amsterdam sex clubs via Amy Winehouse and Bin Laden, the painter’s thrilling retrospective captures the paradoxes and ambiguities of both painting and life

    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/feb/02/rapture-and-rejects-marlene-dumas-tate-modern

    Related artists: Marlene Dumas

  • Marlene Dumas: Queen of the Canvas ~ Susie Rushton

    Published in Vogue, February 2015

    Artist Marlene Dumas’s emotive and haunting portraits command dizzying prices at auction - but beneath her provocative themes there lies a laconic wit. “Nothing is funnier than unhappiness,” she told Susie Rushton for the February 2015 issue of Vogue.

    http://www.vogue.co.uk/news/2015/02/04/marlene-dumas-artist-profile-february-2015-vogue

    Related artists: Marlene Dumas

  • Cornelia Parker: “I don’t want to tick anyone else’s boxes” ~ Tim Adams

    Published in The Observer, January 2015

    “I have never fitted neatly into the arts section, I don’t think,” Cornelia Parker says, with the briefly explosive laugh that punctuates most of her efforts at self-analysis. “I’ve always wanted to kind of trespass elsewhere as much as possible.”

    http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jan/25/cornelia-parker-interview-i-dont-want-to-tick-anyone-elses-boxes-whitworth-retrospective

    Related artists: Cornelia Parker

  • ‘Palermo’ features gritty views of the historic central city ~ Steve Bennett

    Published in San Antonio Express-News, November 2014

    Riddy’s photographs — cobblestone street scenes and alleys with parked compact cars, boats on the beach, a park with a gnarly 100-year-old tree near the marina — have extraordinary focus and depth of field that creates a gritty texture, a sheer density of detail, that requires prolonged study. It’s easy to fall into one of Riddy’s images.

    http://www.expressnews.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article/Palermo-features-gritty-views-of-the-historic-5909237.php#/0

    Related artists: John Riddy

  • VIDEO: Polly Apfelbaum Brings Roman Chic to London

    Published in Blouin Artinfo, November 2014

    http://uk.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1063670/video-polly-apfelbaum-brings-roman-chic-to-london

    Related artists: Polly Apfelbaum

  • Irish Museum exhibition is a real treasure trove of modern art ~ Alan O'Riordan

    Published in Irish Examiner, November 2014

    The show, Trove, is the result of Cross being let play the magpie among the collections of several national cultural institutions: the National Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Gallery, the Crawford Gallery in Cork and IMMA itself.

    (...)

    “That idea of vulnerability is one thing I am very interested in and which has come through in this,” she continues. “The fact that these museums maintain things that otherwise would have been lost or maybe found in your attic, that is very important. But what we usually see is perfection, in a museum, something conserved to perfection. We don’t normally see any cracks. But I was very keen to show that.”

    http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/irish-museum-exhibition-is-a-real-treasure-trove-of-modern-art-298813.html

    Related artists: Dorothy Cross

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