Tag Archives: Nicolas Bourriaud

Art Is Dead Baby: The Tate Modern UBS ‘Long Weekend’

After its sponsor UBS AG went into near financial meltdown, Tate Modern named this year’s UBS Long Weekend ‘Do It Yourself’ (22-25 May 2009) and based it around an Arte Povera exhibition. UBS is both a private and investment bank, … Continue reading

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Bourriaud’s ‘Altermodern’, an eclectic mix of bullshit & bad taste

The recent trend for curators to view themselves as the ‘real’ ‘heroes’ of the art world continues with the Parisian fashion-poodle Nicolas Bourriaud (AKA Boring Ass) using “Altermodern”, the 2009 Tate Triennial, to promote himself over and above anything he’s … Continue reading

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Altermodernism cancelled due to wrong type of snow….

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 … Continue reading

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5,494 Linda McCartney Vegetarian Sausages For Nicolas Bourriaud

As a taster for their 2009 triennial  ‘curated’ by Nicolas Bourriaud (AKA Boring Ass), Tate Britain hosted a series of talks concluding with one this weekend by the International Necronautical Society (INS). For their 17 January shindig, the INS hired … Continue reading

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