Tuesday, March 1, 2011

White Cube

Most Wanted
Hoxton Square

One of the things I was looking forward to the most was visiting the ultimate London Galleries like the White Cube. OH, how I was disappointed!

An exhibit of glossy paintings of young stars.... is the last thing I have the urge to see in a Gallery. There is plenty of that consuming our every day life. Even respected news web sites like the Huffington Post are posting rumors and "who looks the best" pictures, these days.

This exhibit is about "addressing the marketability of our wishes, identity, politics, sexuality and Morality" the White Cube Gallery write. Well... I think that is giving the exhibit a bit too much intellectual credit, don't you think?

With photorealism and a few classic brand names pasted up as the backdrop to the paintings. I think this is an embarrassing and cheap attempt at selling out. I feel sorry for the wealthy buyers who actually think this is worthy of their collection.

The good thing is that the White Cube has another location as well at the Mason's Yard, and they are at the moment showing Mona Hatoum, an artist that I am very excited about. I can't wait for The White Cube to show me what they are good at!?

With Love


  1. Oh yes I remember reading about his work and mentioned it in a worthy reads roundup.
    I'd love to go to the White Cube again!

  2. When I saw the top portrait in my dashboard, I thought "What is Kristin up to now?" I have to wholeheartedly agree with your assessment that the White Cube gave this exhibit WAAAYYY too much intellectual credit.
    Having said that, I did not know about the White Cube, which sounds like a very cool place. I always learn from you, always!

  3. Thank you Pamo! I was getting slightly worried here....

  4. I read about it not long ago and I totally agree. Its a cheap attempt at selling out for sure. Hope the next one will be great! Happy Tuesday, darling. Enjoy your evening.Muah

  5. I think this would be a fun, fluff show to see (mostly because I love Zac Efron- what a cutie! lol). Warhols are better though ;)

  6. i would totally love to see that!

  7. Kristin - enig, dette er slappe greier, men White Cube viser av og til som er langt sprekere og bedre. I fjor var det to "høydare":

    Christian Marclays 24-timers "The Clock"
    og Cerith Wyn Evans fantasiske "S=U=P=E=R=S=T=R=U=C=T=U=R=E" (varme lysrør= (http://www.whitecube.com/exhibitions/wyn%20evans/)

  8. Zefron doesn't make your day? HAHAHAHA

  9. Ah, no! That's a pity the exhibition wasn't good. Have to say, loving Rob P, though. :)SarahD

  10. Hahaha! Kristin...no I guess I like "it" more mature....

    Thanks for the comment Halvard, it seems like the more exciting White cube shows is happening at the Mason yard and not in Hoxton Sq?
    Got a glimpse of Marclay at the Whitney last year, interesting work for sure.