This drawing has been chosen for the Annual Members Show at the Norwich Outpost Gallery.
10b Wensum Street
Telephone +44 (0) 1603 612 428
Preview: Saturday 1st December, 6 – 9pm
On view: 2nd to 21st December
12noon to 6pm daily
Sonia Almeida / Helene Appel / Jody Barton / Townley and Bradby / Kaavous Clayton / Coco Crampton / Simon Davenport / Lise Hovesen / David Kefford / Georgie Manly / Jeff McMillan / Sally Osborn / Kate Parrott / Chris Rawcliffe / Robert Sherratt / Matthew Thompson / Rachel Warriner / Andrew Warstat /
Robin Webb / Mark Wilsher
Gavin Turk and OUTPOST are pleased to present the gallery’s first independently selected members’ show drawn from submissions to the OUTPOST artist members’ archive.
The twenty selected artists (from a membership of 240) represent the diversity of practice and material contained within the members’ archive. The works range from a single re-contextualised museum label to a subterranean steam installation in the courtyard of the gallery. Between these acts of appropriation (Thompson) and humour (Davenport), Turk’s selection reveals a somewhat classical strain, with over a third of the exhibiting artists presenting works employing painting and drawing.
Rising to the challenge of staging a large group show within the modestly sized space of OUTPOST, Turk’s deliberations have pulled together a sense of the elemental from each artist, with the individual pieces discernibly chosen for their potential to interact as a whole.
Lives and works in London and has exhibited extensively, including participation in such important group exhibitions as Istanbul Biennial (1999), ‘Century City’, Tate Modern, London (2001), ‘Remix: Contemporary Art and Pop’, Tate Liverpool (2002) and ‘Coollustre’, Collection Lambert en Avignon (2003). Solo exhibitions include South London Gallery (1998), Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva (2000), The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2002) and Schloss Eggenberg, Graz (2006). Gavin Turk is represented by White Cube, London.
Is an artist run gallery based in Norwich. It was founded in November 2004 with financial support form Arts Council England East, Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council and Norwich Gallery. It presents a core programme of 12 exhibitions per year – selected from the membership archive and a wider remit – each exhibition opening on the 1st of the month. A programme of events is also run that includes film nights, critical forums, group exhibitions and artists’ talks.
OUTPOST members archive
Is a physical collection of documentary material housed at OUTPOST. Members of the gallery’s artist membership scheme (for details see www.norwichoutpost.org/about.html) are entitled to submit documentation of their practice in any format (not exceeding A4), with the material used to select the exhibition program and as a source from which independent curators can gain a greater knowledge of members’ works. An index of the archive material is in the process of being placed online.
A new edition with 44 pages including many new drawings and a REAL (fake) gold metallic paper cover. Just £4 from my website at www.jodybarton.co.uk – you know it makes nonsense…
An art exhibition that I’m in with:
& Roger Eno
St. Benedicts St.
Open at irregular hours from Tuesday or Wednesday 6/7th Nov
to Friday or Saturday 9/10th Nov 2007.
Private view 7ish til 10ish Friday 9th Nov.
Come to the private view if you like…
Opening Times Each Day May Vary
I’m releasing my first print editions for 2007 with a new company; ‘Product of God’. Product of God is an online art gallery specialising in the sale of really high-quality editions from modern graphic artists – they also represent David Foldvari and Jasper Goodall amongst others. Both are hand-printed by me on Fabriano Artistico acid-free rag-paper with the deckle edge left on. The ‘Fuckin Hell’ globe is printed in five colours and the ‘Politics of Fear’ one is in eight colours. There are only 50 of each – and there will never be any more. They are signed and numbered by me as well. These are real fine-art quality silk-screen prints – not digital prints.
To visit the Product of God website click here www.ProductOfGod.net
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Ever wanted to be in the team but never got picked? Feel like riding the Tour de France, but know your legs will never meet the dream? Then Team Homersfield wants you! At Team Homersfield there are no winners, and trying hard is treating with quiet patience. Membership is free, simply ask a current member to help you. You may display the logo on your steed for all to see.
In the rush to save the world I have developed these concept vehicles where carbon dioxide emissions have been reduced to virtually zero. Need I say that each design is protected by international patent and copyright law. So, Toyota, if you start copying my stuff then I’ll see you in court…
click on each picture to see a larger, more detailed version:
Here are some pictures of my little stand at the Cape Farewell evening event at the Whitechapel Gallery, London on Friday 11th May, 2007. You can see the very limited edition Organic, Fair Trade T-shirt and some copies of my new book Atlas. You can also see various pictures (better ones to follow) of the solar powered lightboxes that were constructed by artist Wish One and given words by me.
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This image was used as the invite for the show:
I recently visited Paris, where I had the apparent good fortune to meet up with a very nice man David. We immediately became close friends and as he was about to become a father of a new baby, he suggested that I look after his dog Benjii for a few weeks. I was very keen, but since Benjii and I returned to England, Benjii has been involved in a number of ‘escapes’ which have made me question my judgement in taking charge of the beast…
1. Benjii disappeared off for three days in which he won the Crufts dog show… He came back drunk and looking terrible with his genitals shaved, being driven in a limousine…
2. I lent Benjii to the people next door, only to find that they had used him to inseminate a herd of goats. They have since apologised and apparently we are getting a horned puppy that can mow the lawn as recompense.
3. Benjii borrowed £20 to go to the pub and didn’t bring me back any change.
4. Benjii disappeared off for the whole day, I think because there’s a woman in the next village on her period…
5. I told Benjii that he could no longer smoke my cigarettes, and he set light to the curtains when I wasn’t looking to get his own back. I’ve had to give him an allowance now…
6. I went out for the day and according to the neighbours Benjii apparently spent the day on the drum-kit. I came back and shouted at him, at which point he went straight under the bed, and wouldn’t come out until I opened him a tin of Fois Gras…
I drew this fine and furry toothed beast as a T-shirt design for the label Yutaka Tajima. If it get’s chosen, it’ll get printed… If not, it’ll be in an exhibition with other people’s ideas as well…
(Feel at liberty to substitute Tony Blair for
the current murderous sycophant in charge)
Fresh out of ideas which will smash the system and bring Governments down? Want to stick it to ‘The Man’ and get rid of the oppressive machinery of the state? Can’t wait to make *insert current dictator’s name* quake in their boots as they beg you to stop your urban art assault on the dominant paradigm? No more Police, no more Soldiers!
In no time at all, a simple throw of these special dice will create a fabulous and groundbreaking idea for your latest piece. And then you can celebrate over a few expensive imported lagers in a trendy bar.
Although you hate the Police and everything they stand for, when you are mugged for your i-Pod/Pad/Phone, you are straight on the phone to them in a scared shaky voice to report the crime. Do you hate consumerism but need a new laptop? Do you wish everyone would take public transport but fantasise about driving a vintage car? These dice are made for you. Soon you’ll be worrying too much about the mortgage and getting a place for your new baby at a good nursery to be killing the rich, so you need to make hay while the sun shines – and these dice will ensure no time is wasted…
‘The Prisoners Dilemma’ is the name for a particular kind of social interaction where although it would be more beneficial for both parties to co-operate, they both betray each other and end up worse off. As part of the social theory ‘Game Theory’ it influenced some of the most cynical thinking in post Second World-War politics, and informed the logic of the Cold War.
The urge to achieve perfection is one of the basic human drives which gives rise to motivation. It is possible however for the drive toward perfection to become pathalogical or unhealthy. If we accept that perfection is essentially an un-attainable goal, but instead merely an ideal to be aimed toward, then we can create realistic goals and therefore the possibility of success.
There was a time, not so long ago, that the streets were just the gaps between buildings where people would walk and vehicles move along. Now, ‘the streets’ are a location of myth – a place of fantasy for marketing people to use as a way of adding ‘urban excitement’ to their products. That’s quality mate…