OCT 08.09


Pictures Nathalie Hambro



Thursday October 1
Brandino Brandolini 's restaurant Naranzaria, by Rialto, with tables by Grand Canal and Bancogiro, is a stone throw away from picturesque fish market. Not to miss is Rosé Merlot, brut petillant, from his own nearby vineyard in Vistorta (Veneto). The Japanese-Brazilian chef prepares simple dishes built around fish dishes, sushi and sashimi, seaweed salads , as well as sublime pancakes filled with gorgonzola, and rustic bean dishes, fragrant with herbs, simply dressed with local olive oil. End meal with Tokay Asu (Hungary), similar to Sauternes, ducking in 'essi' - S-shaped biscuits from nearby island Burano.
Open from breakfast and serving food all through the day, by 11.00 pm the tiny bar and upstairs floor are the meeting place for the Venitian 'jeunesse dorée' .
Brandino's wife Marie sells her Murano glassware from her palazzo on the Grand Canal (also sold in exclusive boutiques, and Barneys in NY and Petersham Nurseries, London)

San Polo 130
30125 Venezia
+ 39 041 7241035
Closed Monday

office + 39 041 523 30 35

Saturday October 3
Nuit Blanche

First launched in 2002, Paris Nuit Blanche (White Night) has become a highly-anticipated annual celebration of all things art and culture in the city of light. Nuit Blanche sees countless Paris galleries, museums, city halls, and even swimming pools open their doors all night to visitors with free entry. Elaborate light installations, edgy performances, concerts, and unclassifiable happenings of all sorts await.

French urban artist JR's 28 Millimeters Women Are Heroes depict a train in Liberia, women lurking through windows. The piece wraps around Ile St Louis.
(Work by JR available through Lazarides Gallery, London)

Sunday October 4
Castello Sforzesco

Jeff Koon's latest work Madame Butterfly?

Anish Kapoor

Courtyard: Tall Tree and the Eye, 2009
The steel structure, an arrangement of 76 shiny spheres which bubble up to the level of the surrounding Palladian buildings, is inspired by the words of the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke. 'It is a conjunction of images I have always loved in his Sonnets to Orpheus and this work is, in a way, a kind of eye which is reflecting images endlessly,' said Kapoor. Fifteen metres high, it has a look of weightlessness when viewed from the ground below.

Gallery: Shooting in a Corner, 2008-2009
The drama of the piece takes place in a space set apart,

a ritual arena in which a symbolic act of violence is allowed occur. A cannon is fired at twenty minutes intervals, the shells of red wax , each weighing nearly twenty pounds, travel at fifty miles per hour.

Svayambh (2007), occupies the five galleries of the rear enfilade, and result in two galleries beeing eclipsed so they cannot be entered. A vast block of red wax moves very slowly, almost imperceptibly, along tracks.

Hive (2009), built in a shipyard in Holland of Corten steel. Symmetrical and geometric in form it makes a transition from a plane to a volume.

EXHIBIT A (coming soon…)
Show of multi-media artist James P Graham
Curated by Nathalie Hambro
Part 1 teaser: click here

 An Artangel/Jerwood Foundation collaboration was the result of a vast chemical process, furring-up a derelict council flat near Elephant & Castle with copper sulphate crystals, all pricipited by artist Roger Hiorns in 2008, in what is his most ambitious large-scale work to date. The piece has now seen him shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2009.

Read more on Newsletter 30

Thea Djordjadze

2 Shorrolds Road, SW6 7TP
+44 (0)20 3080 0708

The artist’s working method draws from literature and music as well as certain art historical references from early Modernism, in particularly Surrealism. This is combined with a strong sense of process and an awareness of the potential authority and phenomenology of the art object.  She typically produces small to medium scale amorphic constructions, which are often supported by and within more formal elements and structures.  Often working with everyday materials such as plaster, wood, textiles, wire and linoleum, there is a particular sense of the domestic realm.  This feeling is heightened by the use of found objects (for example carpets and lamps) and the more formal components that often act as makeshift shelf, table or wall.

Thea Djordjadze, born in 1971 in Tbilisi (Georgia), studied at the Art Academy Tbilisi, at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with professors Dieter Krieg and Rosemarie Trockel, whose master student she became.

Thomas Heatherwick
Haunch of Venison

(a series of aluminium - one-off - extrusion benches)

Heatherwick’s Extrusions series is produced using the world’s largest extrusion machine, with each piece consisting of a single piece of aluminium polished for 300 hours to achieve a mirror finish, the finished pieces - each unique - are part bench part sculpture.

Dick van Hoff
Gallery Libby Sellers @ the Garage

North Terrace, SW3 2BA
+44 (0)7774 113 813

Dutch designer Dick van Hoff has created a dramatic installation in the old garage, South Kensington to coincide with Frieze art fairs. Van Hoff has produced a stream of rigorously crafted objects, which focus on the importance of the earth - the nucleus of domestic life.

Oliver Deichmann

(exhibited at the Docks, during Design Week)

The inspiration:
'Whilst strolling around a Bulgarian market, a small, foldable basket caught our attention. Single slats were beaded on ropes to form two hinged surfaces, which could be transformed into a curved 3-dimensional object.

We improved this stunning mechanism, both technically and visually, to create a foldable lounge chair. When open, it straight identical slats form a spacious seating space of supreme comfort.

This simple design not only makes the chair highly practical, but also creates a sculptural object of outstanding aesthetic value, wether one or folded'

Oliver Deichmann

Other designs by Osko+Deichmann:
Pebble chair, Straw chair, Abyss table lamp

Phillips de Pury
Design Sale

October 15
Lot 11
'Driftwood' pavilion, 2009

Exhibited at Architectural Association School of Architecture, Bedford Square, London.

Friday 16 October
A new annual landmark in the Shoreditch calendar, raising funds for local causes.
OPEN Shoreditch
Shoreditch Town Hall Trust

(Dinner tickets sold out)
LAST REMAINING AFTER DINNER TICKETS £99 each, includes cocktails, canape, wine and all the entertainment on offer: Sotheby's Art Auction, Tombola, Bands and DJs

Participating auction artists

Opening October 14, The Museum of Everything , (set in an old dairy which later became the Mayfair Recording Studio), is London’s first and only public space dedicated to artists who create their work outside the eyes and ears of the art world.

Unexpected, delicate and profound, this beautiful and democratic genre has influenced the world's greatest artists and curators, from Jean Dubuffet to Jean-Michel Basquiat. In this inaugural exhibition, the museum has invited leading international artists, curators and figures to explore the connection with contemporary art.

Collaborators include: Ed Ruscha, Annette Messager, Eva Rothschild, Tal R, Jamie Shovlin, Bob & Roberta Smith, Richard Wentworth, Idris Khan, Arnulf Rainer, Ed Ruscha, Jockum Nordstrom, Klara Kristalova, Karin Mamma Andersson, Mark Titchner, Jarvis Cocker, Nick Cave and Anthony Hegarty amongst others.

The Museum opens October 14. Extended hours and special events throughout Frieze week include a talk by Serpentine co-director Hans Ulrich Obrist, the European Premiere of MAKE by filmmakers Scott Ogden and Malcolm Hearn and a screening Saturday 17 October
screening of Jarvis Cocker’s JOURNEYS INTO THE OUTSIDE.

Founder James Brett, and collaborator Tamara Corm, plan to open the museum until Xmas…

The Museum of Everything
corner of Regent's Park Road
and Sharpleshall Street London NW1

Ed Ruscha
Purcell Room

Monday October 12
(Talk to coincide with show at Hayward Gallery)

GENDER, WARS AND CHADORS (A panel discussion presneted by Canvas)
British Museum, BP Lecture Theatre
Monday October 12
Canvas, the premier magazine for art and culture from the Middle East and Arab world, presents Gender, Wars and Chadors, a panel discussion that focuses on Contemporary art from the Middle East. This curator-led talk is the second in a series of three discussions; the first took place at Art Basel 2009 and was addressed by prominent collectors whilst the third will be tackled by artists during Art Basel Miami Beach 2009.
This event offers the rare chance to hear a panel of curators discuss current themes in Middle Eastern art and issues of regional stereotypes and national identity. The speakers offering their insight and opinions will be Saleh Barakat, co-curator of the first Lebanese Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale; Rose Issa,  London-based curator; and Dr. Venetia Porter, curator in the department of the Middle East at the British Museum.

Tickets must be reserved in advance to secure a place on a first-come-first-serve basis
Booking +44 20 8969 3959.

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