BALLOT on tour

Like some forgotten sputnik, there is a chance of a rare sighting of the BALLOT boxed portfolio as it makes a fleeting but significant appearance in the celestially creative haven of Norwich, England.

BALLOT is also about to open in Naples, Italy as part of the SURVIVAL festival at CAM (23 Sept.)). Images ourtesy of Carl Rowe, Nunn’s Yard and Created and Contested Territories (CACTus).


Proof of Life – Boltanski at MAMBo

Despite the apparent titular reference to the time-critical proof provided by kidnappers to show that their hostage is still alive, my context for this is slightly different. I hope that my appreciation of Boltanski’s Italian retrospective for Wall Street International (Sept 17) proves that the reports of the author’s demise have been greatly exaggerated…

Christian Boltanski at Museo d’Arte Moderna Bologna, Italy

Source: Proof of Life – Wall Street International

Naufragio con UNO Spettatore – ancora!


I took this shot through a gap in the ancient door frame of the deconsecrated Chiesa di San Marcellino in Parma, Italy last week. Somehow Claudio Parmiggiani’s incredible, but now vestigial, installation, being closed to the public gaze, lends a new sense . It stands intact, secret and forlorn, a derelict even more potent for its lone solemnity. I hope someone will salvage this before its too late.

‘Between and Rock and a Hard Place’ – Giovanni Anselmo at Marian Goodman, London


Image credits: Copyright: Giovanni Anselmo Courtesy: the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery Image: Thierry Bal.

Please see here a link to my article for Wall Street International (July) ‘Between a rock and a hard place’, which offers an antidote to social media overload and the inflated sense of the self(ie).

A digression on recent metaphysical sculptural works by the cryptic Arte Povera legend that is Giovanni Anselmo, at Marian Goodman in London.

Source: Between and Rock and a Hard Place – Wall Street International


Delighted with our recent film on Richard Long, the first drone footage ever taken of his work which puts it into a whole new perspective. Houghton is magnificent and special thanks go to all concerned, but especially to Mr. Long for the unprecedented access and to Lorcan for the great vocal.