art language

  • by Despina Stokou, 25 Nov 2013
    Nicholas Byrne, Anthea Hamilton, Jack McConville, Rallou Panagiotou, Despina Stokou @remap4 I used to think of openings like birthday parties. You prepare something special and your friends, their friends and their friends friends come to celebrate you and your accomplishments and share alcohol, which should ideally...
  • by Rachel Simkover, 23 May 2013
    In case you haven’t been hit with the contagious Venice fever yet, here’s the third part to the Bpigs Venice Survival Guide with our additional recommendations in the city. This list includes both Berlin's representation in Venice and the rest of the events that should not be missed. Although event-...
  • by Despina Stokou, 15 May 2013
    Does his name mean “Big”? Like Maximum? No wonder he is so famous… I don’t know. And lives in New York… Hm… The maximum Curator. The Ultimum Curator. The Curator Ultimatum… I don’t know... Ultimilianno? I DON'T KNOW Despina! But you are Spanian!...
  • by Despina Stokou, 20 Mar 2013
    The Art Language series will sporadically discuss "rules" of the Public Relation language, as observed in the field. As with almost everything else in bpigs: use at your own risk! Art is a risky business. Anybody could be Somebody any minute (and Nobody the next),  you do not want to risk displeasing a...
  • by Despina Stokou, 5 Feb 2013
    As with press releases, horoscopes and quite a few event newsletters that have popped out the last years, self-improvement guides are practically useless. Unlike press releases, I flip through “success manuals” religiously, but whether on purpose or by accident they never NEVER deliver the information they...
  • 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...
  • by Despina Stokou, 16 Mar 2012
    I have been thinking a lot lately about this new language, spoken in art openings and events. It is of course English, or Euro English* but it is also more than that. The main characteristic of this language- lets call it PR Language or Art English, is that nothing means what it says. The surface of the sentence (and...

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