I wasn’t planning on going to the 2009 Tate Triennial opening last night, but in my efforts to get Mister Trippy lovers all the latest London art world gossip, I had planned to attend the ‘unofficial afterparty’ organised by Tate curator and all round good guy Cedar Lewisohn. This was supposed to take place at The Double Club, 7 Torrens Street in Islington, but was cancelled due to snow. I’m sure Triennial curator Nicolas Bourriaud rolled up a hundred dollar bill and hoovered up a good quantity of snow before deciding it was too watery to give anyone a buzz… For those of you from outside the UK, several inches of snow fell in London yesterday so there were no buses, few subway trains and many roads were closed; it is unusual for it to snow here so the equipment for dealing with this kind of ‘severe’ weather just isn’t in place. But there you have it, altermodernism – Bourriaud’s attempt to buttress alienated (anti)-social relations and prevent our overflowing of all capitalist canalisation – was cancelled. So no gossip but I did get to stay in and watch Zombies! Zombies! Zombies! AKA Zombies Vs. Strippers yet again!
And while you’re at it don’t forget to check – www.stewarthomesociety.org – you know it makes (no) sense!
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