The National or the Skip 30 Sep 2016 - 23 Oct 2016

The National or the Skip

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

PV Friday 30 September, 6-9pm

Exhibition runs until Sunday 23 October 2016

Open Thu-Sun 12-6pm, and by appointment


Mehraneh Atashi // Florian Auer // Neïl Beloufa // Nathaniel Mellors //

Rory Menage // Matthew Monahan // Christopher Page // Naïmé Perrette //

Pietro Roccasalva // Mamali Shafahi // Richard Woods


‘The National or the Skip’ operates from a place of doubt. Doubt around the separation of art and space, the relation of surface to mass, significance and irrelevance, value and trash. It takes its name from a remark made by Francis Bacon in an interview with David Sylvester. Bacon’s binary attitude to his completed paintings – if they didn’t belong in the National Gallery, they were destined for the skip – suggests a profound doubt about the quality of his work.  The ‘National or the Skip’ thus becomes a choice between care and neglect, posterity and invisibility, even life and death.


The Averard Hotel, as a ‘readymade’ exhibition space, obliges that we ask the same question as Francis Bacon. What is worth saving? What must be destroyed? Happenstance layers of its history stage the connection between temporality and value. Like a cadaver, it fascinates us with clues to a lost past and uncertain future. The artists exhibited here deploy a wide range of mediums, including sculpture, painting, video and installation. Many of the works are connected by the unreliability of material appearance or unstable chronologies. The encounter of sculpture’s atemporality with the immateriality of virtual images undermines stable readings of status and value. In ‘The National or the Skip’, doubt displaces irony as a productive approach to contemporary culture.


Curated by Alex Meurice and Matt Mottahedan

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.