‘Blow up my town’ @ Market Gallery, Glasgow

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Image: Bhanu Kapil, Performance for Ban at Pratt Institute, New York, April, 2013

An interesting discussion is taking place in Glasgow on Sunday 22 January 2017. Entitled “Blow up my town: Perspectives on self-abolition, the body, and transgression”, it is a one-off “reading/group/discussion” that takes inspiration from artists and writers such as Chantal Akerman, Bhanu Kapil, Jack Halberstam, Nathaniel Mackey, Pipilotti Rist and Marina Vishmidt. They seem to be fully booked, but the website already has some interesting materials that may be interesting to readers. I’ve been told that the website will continue as a resource – and hopefully as a platform for future events!

Yayoi Kusama @ Tate Modern


Image: Stuart Addelsee

Just saw in my art newsletter that the Tate Modern is putting on a Yayoi Kusama exhibition (9 February – 5 June 2012). Am wondering whether it is going to be the same as (or similar to) the exhibition at the Pompidou. I hope there are going to be some related events. Will keep checking back and post things here, if I hear of anything…

In the meantime, here is another Kusama project: Self-obliteration for kids! The installation (see image above) is part of an exhibition entitled: Look now, see forever, which is currently open to intervention at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. If you happen to be in Australia, go and have a look – and don’t forget to bring your domestic otherworldly creatures!