Michael Manning

SHACKLE ME NOT group show, Apr 13 – May 7

11 April 2016

The SHACKLE ME NOT group show presented by Oslo’s Molecules In Motion —a collaboration between Katinka Traaseth and Peter J. Amdam —in a space on Gange-Rolvs street, opens April 13 and runs May 7.

Featuring the likes of Petra Cortright and Asher Penn, the press releases discusses a current “complexification, or re-vitalization of the now stale Wildean cliché of ‘life imitating art’.” It notes the “lifelike blurs” between some contemporary artists and their Instagram accounts and social media presences. The text talks about painting having a “joyous rebirth” in this context: “It seems perfect for that kind of colorful and breezy mediating that caters to the qualities of the touchpad”, for example.

Expect, then, in this group show —which also includes artists Matteo Callegari, Emil M. Klein, Austin Lee, Michael Manning and Brand New Gallery artist Joe Reihsen —to depict lives, or modes of living, that enjoy, ‘like’, and immerse in these images long before they are even finished or are nowhere near the artist studio’s exit door.

See the FB event page for more details.**

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Frieze 2015 recommendations, Oct 14 – 17

12 October 2015

London’s Frieze Art Fair, running October 14 to 17, brings a new programming addition this year with the Reading Room, allowing visitors to browse and buy a curated selection of some of the best international art publications in a new space designed specifically for the programme by the Frieze architects.

A number of the publications participating at the Reading Room have put together a schedule of events for the fair featuring a group of artists, editors and contributors. They include a conversation with Rachel Rose (winner of the second Frieze Artist Award) and Laura McLean-Ferris, a panel discussion launching Kaleidoscope’s new ART&SEX issue, a temporary tattoo shop by George Henry Longly, Gabriele De Santis and Michael Manning and a conversation with LEAP editor-in-chief and curator of Art Post-Internet, Robin Peckham and artist Zhang Ding.

There’s the book launch of Patrick Staff‘s eponymous project The Foundation, Morgan Quaintance is among the speakers at ‘The End(s) of Post-Internet Art’, and artists Nicholas Hatfull and Holly White are presenting PRET DISCO.

As a response to increasing interest in live work, Frieze London had also launched its own Frieze Live section in 2014, creating a space in the fair for the exhibition and sale of active and performance-based works, and among the six galleries presenting live works this year is Amalia Ulman of Arcadia Missa

That’s just scratching the surface though, and here are some of our top Frieze 2015 recommendations for this week:


The Smart Home by ÅYR

Rachel Rose

The Social Life of the Book by castillo/corrales


Energy as Clickbait: Douglas Coupland in conversation with Emily Segal, Oct 14

Anicka Yi in conversation with Darian Leader, Oct 15

Bad. Planetary-scale. Delicious: Metahaven in conversation with Justin McGuirk, Oct 16

Off-Centre: Can Artists Still Afford to Live in London?, Oct 16


The fair also brings more exhibitors than is wise to recount (without separate links to the exhibitors on their exhibitor page) but some of the ones we are watching out for include: Allied Editions, as well as Antenna SpaceCarlos/Ishikawa, C L E A R I N GCroy Nielsen, The Breeder, Project Native Informant and The Sunday Painter.

See a more booth picks below:


303 Gallery, New York
The Approach, London
Laura Bartlett Gallery, London
The Breeder, Athens
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Buchholz, Berlin
Cabinet, London
Canada, New York
dépendance, Brussels
Hollybush Gardens, London
Ibid., London
MOT International, London
Peres Projects, Berlin
Galeria Plan B, Berlin
Rampa, Istanbul
Rodeo, London
Salon 94, New York
Sprüth Magers, Berlin
Standard (Oslo), Oslo
The Third Line, Dubai
Vilma Gold, London


47 Canal, New York
Antenna Space, Shanghai
Bureau, New York
Carlos/Ishikawa, London
Clearing, New York
Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles
Grey Noise, Dubai
High Art, Paris
Koppe Astner, Glasgow
Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Project Native Informant, London
Société, Berlin
Stereo, Warsaw
The Sunday Painter, London **

Header image: Rachel Rose, ‘A Minute Ago’ (2014). Video still. Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias, London.


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Michael Manning @ Desktop Residency, Jul 8 – 27

9 July 2014

Desktop Residency continues its digital curatorial collaboration with artist Michael Manning, whose desktop artwork will be available for download on the site from July 8 to July 27.

The artist recently sold one of his characteristic pastel digital-on-canvas prints called ‘Chinese Broccolini Torta’ well beyond its estimate for a huge £15,000 at London’s second ‘digital art’ auction at Paddles On!.

Manning arrives as the 27th artist in the ongoing collaborative project founded by artist John Henry Newton and curator Barnie Page, following artists like Simon Whybray, Sean Edwards, Gabriele BeveridgeEmilia Bergmark, and Paul Kneale.

See the Desktop Residency website to download. **

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