Horrible GIF: The Book is currently on sale at the ICA bookshop
you can buy it online here
The description of the upcoming exhibition at the Hayward Gallery has left us puzzled.
THE DEFAULT WHINGE ABOUT SELFIES
One trusty HG intern, bored of watching the Tour de France cycle through the London docklands area, decided to type up a default HorribleGIF rant about art writers writing about selfies, the perpetual abyss of a question that nobody asked…
saw this image doing the rounds on facebook, we wish we could take credit for it. whoever did this, you’re a man/woman after our own hearts x
we suggest you all have a read of maurizio lazzarato’s book ‘the making of the indebted man’ which is published by semiotext(e). really interesting, clear translation and not a single hashtag or mention of late-capitalism, concepts he art world love using to seem smart&critical without any proper contextual analysis. lots of mentions of neoliberalism though, that’s still cool right? economists say that a lot. the only notion we have about economism is saying how perpetually broke we are and humblebragging about ACE funding. well, this book costs less than shitty london cocaine and has a broad sociological remit. no decision there, right?
STARTFAIR TOTE BAG REVIEW
when we were at the Venice biennale, which is perhaps when HG was born properly as counterpoint to all the fairytale art reportage of the event, we got so many tote bags. We’d have loved to have done a review feature on all of them, awarding the gallery with the best tote bag a prestigious honour. But we all have real life commitments and that would demand too much time, come on! We don’t have enough interns for that level of bollocks production.
But we would like to review the STARTFAIR tote bag: shit design, no gusset, good handle material and shoulder comfort, nice canvas though. Would take it to sainsburys for some light shopping, probs. 4.7 out of 10
and that concludes our reportage of STARTFAIR at saatchi gallery
if we actually got press passes to more art fairs, we’d love to do a feature called CANAPÉ REPORT. In this instance we are faced with ready salted crisps (for the younguns), olives and… radishes? Interesting - definitely a vibrant counterpoint to the good white wine that is prevalent and free. As a concept though, a weird addendum though to the student party-esque staples.
glad to see the 90s are still in full effect as something to parasitically suck off with dyson cyclone force. Or maybe henry force? Why isn’t there Henry the Hoover art yet? Every gallery has a Henry, they’re the best! It would just make sense! A Henry Hoover art would have our full support. No it wouldn’t.
caught a poignant moment of gallery guy on phone, lonely but resolute. The burned laundry bags reinforce his beaten fortitude. Ooh, need a sit down now.