Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Berlin 09

176 Community Opening, London - 13 September

We had a fabulous community opening and I was delighted to introduce Brian Boylan to Wolfgang Tillmans. Wolfgang was very happy with the exhibition he brought his
Savvy Aunty from Germany. We had fairy cakes and tea.

Ellen looking very happy with herself.

Ivor and Sarah's Wedding, London

The wedding of Sarah and Ivor. Was a grand affair at the House of Lords.

There were some great guests, Danny Monague (who is great fun), Muriel Salem and Simon Lee.

Berlin, September 2009

Berlin was awesome: there was so much happening in all directions. 176 created a wonderful show with Anna Catharina Gebbers using our video collection. It included some great works.

This is a photo of Catharina in one of her satellite exhibitions, where she made us all give her photos of us. I went a little over the top...

Our home-grown Ben Lewis looks pretty cool.

The fair was incredibly interesting, Jose Freire and Alison Jacques teamed up with each other I suppose Team gallery is named this for a reason. They looked very cosy together.

This is a human sculpture - this poor guy with a stocking over his head.

This is the first Fritzl work by artist unknown. We are probably going to see more of this subject.

Jody Carey, scary and pretty installation in the Berlin one-artist presentations.

The whole Helsinki school including the artist Ola Kolehmainen, who is the master of them all.

After our Graham Dolphin presentation of Star Spangled Banner Recurring, we headed to dinner.

Wendy Fisher and the father of Helsinki school Timothy Persons was there.

Ola Kolehmainen

Sanna-Mari who is riding the waves of Kiasma infront of a neon vagina.

Lizzie and friends including Johan Konig and Sebastian Klemm from Klemms.

We visited the studio of Alex Meschtschanow. The grafitti outside is awesome.

Alex is moving in a fantastic forward direction. He is becoming a master.

But finally congratulations Matt: you have made it! You are a true master. His seminal piece was pure magic, victorian sculptural animation that brings amazing pleasure to the senses. And your squashed flies are the most beautiful scanned photography you have created to date.

Matt Collishaw

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