Maybe your lens is scratched? 24 Jun 2016 - 24 Jul 2016

Maybe your lens is scratched?

Curated by Bianca Baroni and Alex Meurice

PV Saturday 25 June 2016, 5-8pm

The Averard Hotel, 10 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3LH

24 June - 24 July 2016 // open Thu-Sun 12-6pm





‘Maybe your lens is scratched?’ hinges on a relationship between space and image disrupted by economic and political changes (rising inequality, international capital, privatization of space, shell corporations). Architectural space, as it is experienced and circulated, is flattened into images. In turn, images are projected onto and into buildings. The city grows a new skin, a screen onto which we project our desires of the future in the language of an imagined past. Polarised glass, glossy brochures, Instagram feeds, trompe l’oeil architecture, façadism, tax codes and ideology made stone. Each twist of the screw restages our experience of space as an act of looking. The ease with which we can ‘picture’ ourselves in a space motivates our evaluation and valuation of the same space.

A concrete wall, three columns and a recessed corner, fresh from rain and stained by the traffic: could this be a potential space? Not quite, but maybe my lens is scratched? Felix Jung and Marc Einsiedel are in London to extend their project Potenzieller Raum, previously executed in Hamburg and Brussels, for this new group exhibition at the Averard Hotel. Cataloguing and re-representing the ‘lost’ corners of the city as potential spaces for subcultural, collective and alternative forms of living, the artist duo ‘We are visual’ operates on the edge of the invisible and the visible, the real and the ideal. Their rhetorical question goes to the heart of this exhibition's attempt to intercede in the fluid exchange of sight and space.

The Averard Hotel, a grand nineteenth century mansion, disused while awaiting renovation into luxury apartments, is a palimpsest of London’s history, an “echo-chamber of the whole politic” (Richard Wentworth). It embodies the ceaseless folding and unfolding of image into space, and vice versa, a crease in the smooth surface of the city, an essay on the history of taste. The Averard Hotel hosts fifteen artists whose work questions our familiarity with experiencing space through image alone.

We would like to thank the artists and their representatives for their kind support.

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Egle Jauncems GOLOSO 7 Sep 2018 - 7 Oct 2018


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 artworksOttolenghi SIMPLE Egle Jauncems GOLOSO showcasesYotam’s Egle’s standout dishes artworks that will suit whatever type of cooking art you findeasy 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. 

These brilliant, flavour-forward dishes forward-thinking artworks are all SIMPLE GOLOSO in at least one (but very often more than one) way: 

S – short on time: less than 30 minutes 

G – Greedy gamble

I – 10 ingredients or less

O – Over-the-top; obsessed with the old masters

M – make ahead

L – Lots of lemons, losers and likes, lots of likes

P – pantry 

O – Out of office (olfactory, optical, original?)

L – lazy

S – Sexy and seminal. SOLO (almost, some sharing)

E – easier than you think

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.