Thursday, 30 October 2008

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Sunday, 12 October 2008

London Performance

London Performance: 15th October, 10pm -1am

Performance will start at 11pm

And as they reached for God with their fingertips, their toes wrote stories in the sand.

Cordy House
Curtain Road 87-95

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Optimism podcast

This is the first podcast in a series of audio essays that I will be publishing here. This one is the foreword I wrote for the OPTIMISM book that will be published with the exhibition. Details of where to buy the book will follow.

OPTIMISM Foreword - Matthew Stone - October 2008

To download right click and save as or on a mac press alt and then click the link.

OPTIMISM - The Art of Our Time

Image: James Balmforth "DO NOT TIGHTEN" 2008 (Tarnished brass and 22 carat gold cast figure)

For the duration of this years Frieze week I have curated with the Hannah Barry Gallery a show of optimistic art and a book of essays entitled:

OPTIMISM - The Art of our Times

Through an unequivocally sincere take on the theme the show takes a determined stand against cynicism and apathy. If you haven't made it to any of my recent shows, this is a chance to see the culmination of my ideas and workings from the last few years.

The show is open from the 15th-20th October from 8am-8pm daily at the Hannah Barry Gallery. You can find us here.

The very regular train to Peckham Rye takes 5 mins from London Bridge and 10mins from Victoria.

There will be a special party 8pm-midnight on Friday the 17th, please join us to celebrate.

Francis Bacon on Optimism

"My impulse is my life, my impulse is that I am an old man, but I am profoundly optimistic about nothing."

How can you be optimistic about nothing Francis?

"I can be. Just existing. For a moment. Just existing today makes me optimistic."

Optimistic about what?

"Nothing. I am optimistic about nothing. I am just born with that optimistic nature, I'm just optimistic about nothing."

Friday, 3 October 2008

Ebe Oke on Interconnected Echoes

Its been a while since I updated my other blog. It seems it takes people a while to answer such epic questions. Thankfully the overtalented and ever-eccentric whirlwind musician, artist, poet and visionary Ebe Oke has supplied some incredible answers in his interview.

Ebe Oke on Interconnected Echoes.

Gareth Pugh s/s 09

Each season I put together a runway soundtrack for my friend Gareth Pugh. This season he showed in Paris for the first time, to rave reviews.

You can download the soundtrack in full quality HERE.

Previous soundtracks to follow!