Author Archives: Morgan Quaintance

Louisa Martin: Technical Rehearsal for a Lossless Body

Following research in the fields of atypical perception, the neuroscience of embodiment, and autism, London-based multidisciplinary artist Louisa Martin staged an immersive installation at Cubitt Gallery.

Louisa Martin: Technical Rehearsal for a Lossless Body

Following research in the fields of atypical perception, the neuroscience of embodiment, and autism, London-based multidisciplinary artist Louisa Martin staged an immersive installation at Cubitt Gallery.

A Public Resource

Part research tool and part forum, A Public Resource transformed Cubitt Gallery into the setting for the dissemination and support of progressive ideas and nonconformist energies.

A Public Resource

Part research tool and part forum, A Public Resource transformed Cubitt Gallery into the setting for the dissemination and support of progressive ideas and nonconformist energies.

Daria Martin: At the Threshold

This review of Daria Martin’s ‘At the Threshold’ was published on Art-Agenda, March, 2016.

Daria Martin: At the Threshold

This review of Daria Martin’s ‘At the Threshold’ was published on Art-Agenda, March, 2016.

Dean Blunt

Dean Blunt’s solo exhibition at Cubitt Gallery used formal signifiers of redevelopment and metropolitan security systems designed to repel passersby at close proximity.

Dean Blunt

Dean Blunt’s solo exhibition at Cubitt Gallery used formal signifiers of redevelopment and metropolitan security systems designed to repel passersby at close proximity.

Smile Orange

‘Smile Orange’ was a group exhibition of painting, photography and video works that explored dynamics of identity formation (and their reliance on history and memory) from a personal, communal and national perspective. 

Smile Orange

‘Smile Orange’ was a group exhibition of painting, photography and video works that explored dynamics of identity formation (and their reliance on history and memory) from a personal, communal and national perspective. 

Software, Hard Problem

‘Software, Hard Problem’ was a group exhibition that broadly explored artists use of software to surmount aesthetic, philosophical or theoretical problems.

Software, Hard Problem

‘Software, Hard Problem’ was a group exhibition that broadly explored artists use of software to surmount aesthetic, philosophical or theoretical problems.

Naoshima Art Island

This survey of contemporary art museums on Japan’s Naoshima Island was published in Art Monthly issue 393, February, 2016.

Naoshima Art Island

This survey of contemporary art museums on Japan’s Naoshima Island was published in Art Monthly issue 393, February, 2016.

Fear Of Missing Out

This report on the ICA’s ‘Fear of Missing Out’ conference, was published in Art Monthly, 388, July 2015.

Fear Of Missing Out

This report on the ICA’s ‘Fear of Missing Out’ conference, was published in Art Monthly, 388, July 2015.

Letter From Cape Town

‘Letter From Cape Town’, a collaborative project connecting South Africa and the UK, was a one day exhibition that took place on 2 August, 2015.

Letter From Cape Town

‘Letter From Cape Town’, a collaborative project connecting South Africa and the UK, was a one day exhibition that took place on 2 August, 2015.

Simeon Barclay: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Taking place on 5 July, 2015, ‘Where Did It All Go Wrong?’, was a one-day solo exhibition of work by Leeds-based artist Simeon Barclay.

Simeon Barclay: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Taking place on 5 July, 2015, ‘Where Did It All Go Wrong?’, was a one-day solo exhibition of work by Leeds-based artist Simeon Barclay.

Surface Tension

This review of the group exhibition ‘Surface Tension’ at White Rainbow gallery London, was published on Art Agenda in September, 2015.

Surface Tension

This review of the group exhibition ‘Surface Tension’ at White Rainbow gallery London, was published on Art Agenda in September, 2015.

Speaking Back

This review of the group exhibition Speaking Back at Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, was published on Art Agenda in May 2015.

Speaking Back

This review of the group exhibition Speaking Back at Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, was published on Art Agenda in May 2015.

Frances Stark: Sorry for the Wait

This review of Frances Stark’s solo show ‘Sorry for the Wait’ was published at Art Agenda, Jun 12, 2015

Frances Stark: Sorry for the Wait

This review of Frances Stark’s solo show ‘Sorry for the Wait’ was published at Art Agenda, Jun 12, 2015

Civil Rights: Northern Ireland and Black America

This essay on the reciprocity and interrelations of civil rights movements in Northern Ireland and Black American was published on the Frieze magazine blog, February, 2015  

Civil Rights: Northern Ireland and Black America

This essay on the reciprocity and interrelations of civil rights movements in Northern Ireland and Black American was published on the Frieze magazine blog, February, 2015  

Melvin Edwards

This review of Melvin Edwards’s  exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London was published in issue 169 of Frieze magazine, March, 2015.

Melvin Edwards

This review of Melvin Edwards’s  exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London was published in issue 169 of Frieze magazine, March, 2015.

Monoculture, who needs it?

This text was commissioned for, and originally published in, the degree show catalogue of Central St Martin’s 2014, Fine Art BA cohort.

Monoculture, who needs it?

This text was commissioned for, and originally published in, the degree show catalogue of Central St Martin’s 2014, Fine Art BA cohort.

Alice Khalilova: Broken Tusk

Curated as part of the curatorial collective DAM PROJECTS’ ‘Sunday School’ programme, ‘Broken Tusk’ was a one day solo exhibition of newly commissioned work from Anglo-Russian multimedia artist Alice Khalilova. It took place on Sunday 25 January, 2015.

Alice Khalilova: Broken Tusk

Curated as part of the curatorial collective DAM PROJECTS’ ‘Sunday School’ programme, ‘Broken Tusk’ was a one day solo exhibition of newly commissioned work from Anglo-Russian multimedia artist Alice Khalilova. It took place on Sunday 25 January, 2015.

Letter From New Orleans

Curated as part of the curatorial collective DAM PROJECTS  ‘Letter From New Orleans’, was a single day exhibition that took place on 30 November 2014, looking at contemporary art and culture in New Orleans.

Letter From New Orleans

Curated as part of the curatorial collective DAM PROJECTS  ‘Letter From New Orleans’, was a single day exhibition that took place on 30 November 2014, looking at contemporary art and culture in New Orleans.

Ed Fornieles: Modern Family

This review of Ed Fornieles’s solo exhibition at London’s Chisenhale gallery, entitled ‘Modern Family’ was published in Art Monthly issue 381, November 2014

Ed Fornieles: Modern Family

This review of Ed Fornieles’s solo exhibition at London’s Chisenhale gallery, entitled ‘Modern Family’ was published in Art Monthly issue 381, November 2014

Neither

This review of Seventeen Gallery’s group show ‘Neither’ was published on Art Agenda, September 2014     No official record of the most cited influence on the work of contemporary artists is kept, but if a tally had been taken

Neither

This review of Seventeen Gallery’s group show ‘Neither’ was published on Art Agenda, September 2014     No official record of the most cited influence on the work of contemporary artists is kept, but if a tally had been taken

Iniva: Fit For Purpose?

This essay on the state of the Institute of International Visual Arts was published in Art Monthly issue 380, 2014  

Iniva: Fit For Purpose?

This essay on the state of the Institute of International Visual Arts was published in Art Monthly issue 380, 2014  

Ann Hirsch: Playground

This review of Ann Hirsch’s debut play ‘Playground’ was published in Art Monthly issue 379, 2014  

Ann Hirsch: Playground

This review of Ann Hirsch’s debut play ‘Playground’ was published in Art Monthly issue 379, 2014  

Four 2014 Books on Art and the Internet

This review of four books on Art and the Internet appeared in Art Monthly issue 379 September 2014 

Four 2014 Books on Art and the Internet

This review of four books on Art and the Internet appeared in Art Monthly issue 379 September 2014 

Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler: River of Fundament

This review of River of Fundament was published at Art Review online, July 2014

Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler: River of Fundament

This review of River of Fundament was published at Art Review online, July 2014

Dean Blunt’s Urban and Clifford Owens

This review of Dean Blunt’s performance event ‘Urban’ and Clifford Owen’s exhibition at Manchester Cornerhouse ‘Better the Rebel You Know’ was published in Art Monthly, issue 377, June 2014.

Dean Blunt’s Urban and Clifford Owens

This review of Dean Blunt’s performance event ‘Urban’ and Clifford Owen’s exhibition at Manchester Cornerhouse ‘Better the Rebel You Know’ was published in Art Monthly, issue 377, June 2014.

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler: The Unreliable Narrator

This review of Karen Mirza and Brad Butler’s exhibition The Unreliable Narrator, at Waterside Contemporary Gallery, London, was published on ArtAgenda, June 2014.

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler: The Unreliable Narrator

This review of Karen Mirza and Brad Butler’s exhibition The Unreliable Narrator, at Waterside Contemporary Gallery, London, was published on ArtAgenda, June 2014.

Slavery on Film

This feature surveying the history of Slavery on Film in the 20th Century, was published in Frieze magazine, issue 162, April 2014 

Slavery on Film

This feature surveying the history of Slavery on Film in the 20th Century, was published in Frieze magazine, issue 162, April 2014 

Isaac Julien: Playtime

This review of Issac Julien’s exhibition PLAYTIME at Victioria Miro, London, was published in Frieze magazine, issue 162, April 2014

Isaac Julien: Playtime

This review of Issac Julien’s exhibition PLAYTIME at Victioria Miro, London, was published in Frieze magazine, issue 162, April 2014

David Joselit: After Art

This review of David Joselit’s book ‘After Art’ was published in Art Monthly issue 375, April 2014

David Joselit: After Art

This review of David Joselit’s book ‘After Art’ was published in Art Monthly issue 375, April 2014

Cevdet Erek: Alt Üst

This review of Cevdet Erek’s exhibition Alt Üst at Spike Island, Bristol, was published in Art Monthly issue 375, April 2014 

Cevdet Erek: Alt Üst

This review of Cevdet Erek’s exhibition Alt Üst at Spike Island, Bristol, was published in Art Monthly issue 375, April 2014 

Carolee Schneemann Water Light/Water Needle

This review of Carolee Schneemann’s ‘Water Light/Water Needle‘ exhibition at Hales Gallery, London was published at Art Agenda 4 April, 2014 

Carolee Schneemann Water Light/Water Needle

This review of Carolee Schneemann’s ‘Water Light/Water Needle‘ exhibition at Hales Gallery, London was published at Art Agenda 4 April, 2014 

Pre Owned: Looks Good Man

Pre Owned: Looks Good Man was a group exhibition inspired by the temporary networks of association or meaning that are produced when culturally aware web surfers visit disparate websites, or drift through the internet.

Pre Owned: Looks Good Man

Pre Owned: Looks Good Man was a group exhibition inspired by the temporary networks of association or meaning that are produced when culturally aware web surfers visit disparate websites, or drift through the internet.

Transformer: Aspects of Travesty

This review of Transformer: Aspects of Travesty appeared in Art Monthly issue 373, February 2014.

Transformer: Aspects of Travesty

This review of Transformer: Aspects of Travesty appeared in Art Monthly issue 373, February 2014.

Here I Am: Telepresent Subjecthood in the Work of Lotte Rose Kjær Skau

This text was commissioned by IMT gallery (image, music, text) for Danish artist Lotte Rose Kjær Skau’s exhibition ‘United We/I Stand Etc.’, 24 January – 2 March 2014.

Here I Am: Telepresent Subjecthood in the Work of Lotte Rose Kjær Skau

This text was commissioned by IMT gallery (image, music, text) for Danish artist Lotte Rose Kjær Skau’s exhibition ‘United We/I Stand Etc.’, 24 January – 2 March 2014.