Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Loo Installation

The artist Nada Sehnaoui has installed 600 loos at Libano City Centre to remark the start of the Civil War.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Attention Chicken!

Attention Chicken! is a three dimensional version of the collage that goes by the same title.
Nicolas Lampert and Micaela O’Herlihy created a ten-foot rotisserie chicken out of polystyrene foam, hard coated, and then painted with latex paint and final coat of high gloss varnish.
In October, 2006 Attention Chicken! made a number of unannounced public interventions throughout Milwaukee at Bradford Beach, the woods, Walmart, National Ave, and other locations throughout the city. Reactions ranged from laughter to attacks directed at the chicken (three in one day!) More interventions and a short film by Micaela O’Herlihy coming in the future.
Micaela’s website:

Thank you again, Per!

What is Art?

Thank you, Per. That's really good.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ireland shots

My almost irish friend Isabela sent it to me:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Quick insight about the last post.

I'm remembering the day I was leaving a club somewhere in Barcelona with a couple of friends, completely pissed. On the way, in the middle of a plaza, I saw a Doris Salcedo installation. It was not like the one that is on Tate main hall right now, it was just one of his usual ones: a distorted piece of furniture. I was delightful after seeing a work of the Colombian artist at that time, at that place. I shouted to my friends: look!!! How amazing! They just didn't get it. Maybe they were too drunk. Maybe a Doris Salcedo at a plaza doesn't make sense to everybody.

Warming up for the debate.

Is public art a waste of space?
I'll think about it.

For University of The Arts London Students

Wednesday 7 May, 6.30 to 7.30pm
National Gallery, Sainsbury Theatre, Trafalgar Square, WC2B 5DN

University of the Arts London invites you to the last in a series of free, lively public debates exploring contemporary cultural issues.

Sir John Tusa, Chairman of University of the Arts London, will chair a panel including broadcaster Joan Bakewell, Director of the National Portrait Gallery Sandy Nairne, artist Mark Titchner and independent curator and writer Giles Waterfield, as they debate whether public art enriches our lives or wastes taxpayers' money.

Book your free place now at


The Arts Debates are inspired and supported by the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation.

Listen to audio podcasts or watch a live recording of the previous events at: