Chris Ofili plus Turner and the Masters

Date January 31, 2010

What a shitty exhibition! No, this is not a value statement, well, not quite anyways, but Chris Ofili used elephant dung in his work. Yes, animal excrement. And I did not really expect to see so much of it. But I did not just visit Tate Britain for the Chris Ofili exhibition. Well, actually I […]


Date January 11, 2010

“Mr Rusk, you are not wearing your tie!” Last words of Alfred Hitchcock’s penultimate movie Frenzy, closing the story without any post-climax resolution in the most direct way with uncompromising clarity. While the film does not tell at all what would happen next, we all can be sure, because at the end all storylines and […]

How it is

Date January 3, 2010

Creepy. And uncomfortable. That’s how it is. Well, only after sunset though, otherwise it is far less remarkable to walk up the ramp and inside the giant container that Miroslaw Balka has installed in Tate Modern‘s Turbine Hall until 5th April 2010. Today was my second time in the container, and I almost did not […]

Pure Beauty

Date January 3, 2010

One week before it ended, I took the opportunity to visit John Baldessari‘s exhibition Pure Beauty at Tate Modern. Most people flocked to Pop Life, which I’ve already seen, so I could enjoy less crowded exhibition rooms, although there were still more than enough people. Stupid idea, visiting Tate Modern on a Sunday. Anyways, as […]