De Diary

September 2012

  • by Despina Stokou, 19 Sep 2012
    Rosa Barba (carlier gebauer) how many gallerists are needed to make something work? To be perfectly honest, I thought abc was kind of blah. Ok let me rephrase that. abc was fine, people liked it, quite a few LOVED IT (our editor Maria Santos for example), it was new, fresh, airy*, very well made, in fact I can...
  • by Despina Stokou, 14 Sep 2012
    If collecting is a virus- I think I got it: Acquire unique objects that will guide, inspire, comfort and maybe even bore and enrage you throughout your life. Objects you and you alone possess (and are possessed by). I get it. To enrich my imaginary collection started at Art Cologne this year I browsed abc yesterday....
  • by Despina Stokou, 12 Sep 2012
    In the uncertainty of our ever shifting art times; where anybody could be somebody any minute (and nobody the next),  nobody risks disappointing a conversation partner who might eventually outrank him, politeness is religion and negation does not sound like one. It sounds like an affirmation. A few examples....
  • by Despina Stokou, 4 Sep 2012
    BPIGS, first issue budget plan - June 2010 “The identity of an artist doesn’t have to be a truthful one, they believed. (about Duchamp and Man Ray) What they were doing was unpicking the conventions.” Jennifer Mundy, curator of Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia Tate Modern "Everything is true, only...

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