Private View: 10-6pm, Saturday 10 January, 2015
Exhibition dates: 10 January – 18 January, open daily 11-6pm
Amberwood House, 17a Thurloe Place, SW7 2SA
Nearest Tube Station: South Kensington
Yes, it is a painful position! That is why so many prefer women of the demi-monde. If you don’t succeed in that case it only shows that you have not enough money, but in this case one’s pride is in the balance. But here’s the train.
-- Count Vronsky, Chapter XVII of Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
Demimonde, curated by Slate Projects and Mottahedan Projects, is a group exhibition of 31 young artists held in historic Amberwood House. Located opposite the Victoria & Albert Museum, the house is the former residence of Dame Margot Fonteyn, prima ballerina assoluta of the Royal Ballet. Scheduled for renovation at the end of January, Amberwood House is a unique exhibition setting, with a number of rooms distributed over three floors. Demimonde invites an exploration of the house in its transitional state through a sequence of curated rooms and site-specific installations in a variety of media, from painting and sculpture to video and photography.
The French word for ‘half-world’, in the nineteenth century ‘demi-monde’ referred to a social milieu ambiguously located between high and low culture. Demimonde touches on the in-between status of Amberwood House itself, as well as the tension between art and commerce, irony and sincerity, digital and analogue, past and future, process and concept, pop and highbrow which characterises much of contemporary creation.
Demimonde includes a show-within-a-show of minimalist paintings in which direct evidence of the hand of the artist is concealed, with work by Alex Ball, Ben Cove, Christopher Page, Lee Marshall, Charley Peters and Nick Jensen. Other UK-based painters in the show include Miroslav Pomichal (Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2014) and Rae Hicks (John Moores prizewinner, 2014) as well as Ross M Brown, James Collins, Tom Farthing, and Tom Savery.
Three New-York-based artists, all recent graduates of Yale School of Art, are included in the exhibition courtesy of Mottahedan Projects, with painting by Skyler Brickley and Aaron Gilbert, and Daniel Gordon’s erotic photographs of collaged newspaper sculptures.
Demimonde features a number of large installation pieces, notably Terry Ryu Kim’s partitioning of a room with switchable glass, Egle Jauncems’ cut-fabric reimagining of eighteenth-century portrait sitters, Rosa Nussbaum’s immersive panel-based installation in the garden, Rob McKenzie’s homage to the American desert, as well as site-specific work by Ana Milenkovic and Sean Mullan.
Demimonde also includes photography by Nadège Mériau and Robin Friend, and experimental printmaking by Lewis Betts, Michael Iveson and Jack Brindley, as well as a series of sculptures by Peter Çan Bellamy, Matthew Cheale, Pablo Smidt and Adele Morse and a video work by Joel Chima.
List of artists:
Alex Ball, Peter Çan Bellamy, Lewis Betts, Skyler Brickley, Jack Brindley, Ross M Brown, Matthew Cheale, Joel Chima, James Collins, Ben Cove, Tom Farthing, Robin Friend, Aaron Gilbert, Daniel Gordon, Rae Hicks, Michael Iveson, Egle Jauncems, Nick Jensen, Lee Marshall, Rob McKenzie, Nadège Mériau, Ana Milenkovic, Adele Morse, Sean Mullan, Rosa Nussbaum, Christopher Page, Charley Peters, Miroslav Pomichal, Terry Ryu Kim, Tom Savery, Pablo Smidt
EGLE JAUNCEMS GOLOSO
with Dustin Ericksen and Tom Farthing
The Averard Hotel, 10 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3LH
Exhibition runs until Sunday 7 October 2018
Open Thu-Sun 12-6pm, and by appointment
...with an ensemble musical performance, on the occasion of the opening, featuring:
Adam Bonser, Myles Egan, Dustin Ericksen, Mathilde Ericksen, Anthony Faroux, Damian Griffiths, Paul Hookham, Marc Hulson, Lee Johnson, Julian King, Gary MacDonald, Leonardo Muller-Rodriguez, Edward Nash, Fabian Peake, Neena Percy, Rob Pratt, Jue Sota, Hugo Trouiller Varaldi, Martynas Vaikasas, Alex Vaos, Katie Wilkes, Jameelah Yaghoub, Maria Zahle & many more
Yotam Ottolenghi’s Egle Jauncems’ award-winning recipes artworks are always a celebration: an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Ottolenghi SIMPLE Egle Jauncems GOLOSO is no different, with 135 more than 30 brand-new dishes works that contain all the inventive elements and flavour colour combinations that Ottolenghi Jauncems is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.
Bursting with colourful
photography artworks, Ottolenghi SIMPLE Egle Jauncems GOLOSO showcases Yotam’s Egle’s standout dishes artworks that will suit whatever type of cooking art you find easy interesting – whether that’s getting wonderful food on the table paint on the canvas in under 30 minutes, using just one pot hand to make a delicious meal sculpture, or a flavoursome dish complex installation that can be prepared ahead and then served installed when you’re ready.
flavour-forward dishes forward-thinking artworks are all SIMPLE GOLOSO in at least one (but very often more than one) way:
G – Greedy gamble
O – Over-the-top; obsessed with the old masters
L – Lots of lemons, losers and likes, lots of likes
O – Out of office (olfactory, optical, original?)
S – Sexy and seminal. SOLO (almost, some sharing)
O – Ooh-la-la!
Ottolenghi SIMPLE Egle Jauncems GOLOSO is the stunning new cookbook exhibition we have all been wishing for: Yotam Ottolenghi’s Egle Jauncems’ vibrant food art made easy (peasy lemon squeezy).
Easy to Decide Difficult to Accomplish – poem by Egle Jauncems
Tell me about those moments
Most incredible moments
Are there any moments with strange times or difficult times
Do you meet those moments at all ?
It was fortune and experience
I just gathered coincidences
I smiled and loved
Made food from light and life
Was following evocative smells
Filled pages with chocolate and hummus
It all went from a hobby to a calling Intense passion and huge appetite
Those are few key ingredients
To my success to charge and be in charge
Oh Goloso, you greedy boy, You did really really well !
Details and Opportunities
Faces and Missions
I loved expectations before, but I love them even more
On a more personal note,
I need some time away
It is easier to be away
There is an island there is no such island
There is such island
There is no island
Where I can be weird and alone and suffering and a little melancholic
Marginal outsider and a new comer
But also an extremely loving and gentle person
Where I can sit by the sea
I can grow lemon trees
I need lemons so much
Tell me more about the luxuries
Talk about key ingredients you look for to survive
Reach out to the rest of the world
Use your philosophical bend
Tell me more about your second choice of the morning
Coconuts and limes.