Monday, December 14, 2009


The A Curriculum
A Foundation Liverpool
The Blade Factory
Greenland Street

The deadline for applications is 4th January 2010.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Artists of all ages who have completed a BA or MA Fine Art course within the last five years may apply. Open to all EU residents.


A Curriculum will provide eight artists with studio space and stipend for two months, with four full accommodation places. Four artists will be selected who live within traveling distance of Liverpool.

The studios will be in an open plan space in A Foundation Liverpool's 'Blade Factory'. In addition to the studio time, artists will take part in an intensive programme of discussions with art professionals, who will then carry out one-on-one studio sessions. The A Curriculum programme also includes one artists' dinner, a studio open day and a public closing event.

The A Curriculum Selectors are:

Jaime Gili, an artist based in London and represented by Riflemaker. His recent exhibitions include, COMMA04 at BloombergSPACE, London, and Coalesce Happenstance, Smart, Amsterdam

Axel Lapp, Director of Axel Lapp Projects, Berlin, Art Review's contributing editor for Berlin, Editor at art publishers The Green Box

Kate MacGarry, Director of Kate MacGarry Gallery in Vyner Street, London

Juan Cruz, Head of the Art Department at the Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool John Moores University, represented by Matt's Gallery, London and Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid

Mark Waugh, Executive Director of A Foundation

A Curriculum is supported by Saatchi Online and John Moores University.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Contemporaries – A Tour

A Foundation London
Club Row
E2 7ES
Saturday 12 December 2009

Exhibiting Artists lead a tour of the exhibition inviting discussion and debate.

Both events are free but places are limited so booking advised.

Please call 020 7033 1990 or email

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Reely and Truly 111

Notting Hill Arts Club
21 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3JQ
December 8th 2009


Alexander Hislop "The idea was to resurrect Mark Lebon’s film night, Reely. He set it up in the late 80s in what used to be Kensington Market. I approached Tyrone, Mark’s son and the brains behind DoBeDo, and we came up with Reely and Truly. The Reely and Truly team consists of Tyrone Lebon, Mark Lebon, Phoebe Collings James and Alexander Hislop – that’s me. Each month we open with an hour of short films curated by DoBeDo, featuring the work of both young filmmakers and some of the original Reely contributors. We also invite a guest photographer each month to shoot and project an exclusive slide show that plays as the visual accompaniment to the party that happens after the screening. No VJs, we promise."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Paul Virilio Bunker Archeology

Back in print after nearly a decade: Paul Virilio’s Bunker Archeology, originally published in French in 1975 after appearing in an exhibition at the Pompidou Center. (The first English edition came out in 1994.) The urban theorist presents his 124 duotones of abandoned World War II–era German bunkers along the coast of France and muses on oppression, destruction, and the notion of fortress.
Princeton Architectural Press.

Paul Virilio, born in 1932 in Paris, is a cultural theorist (or ‘urbanist’, as he describes himself) best-known for his writings about war and its relation to history, architecture and culture. Virilio studied at the Ecole des Metiers d’Art and then began to specialise in stained-glass artwork. He studied phenomenology at the Sorbonne after his conscription into the army during the Algerian war of independence. Virilio began to collaborate with Claude Parent in 1963, and formed the ‘Architecture Principe’ group. He was nominated Professor at the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture by the students in 1968, and became its Director of Studies in 1973. His important works include Speed and Politics, War and Cinema, and The Information Bomb.