Interview
January 2024
Between Fantasy and the Disappointment of Reality: Artist Jenkin van Zyl in Conversation with Writer Philippa Snow

Surrender, 2023, Film still, 48 minutes 46 seconds, 4k video

Surrender, 2023, Film still, 48 minutes 46 seconds, 4k video


Philippa Snow: Just before I hit record, we were talking about cynicism, or the rejection of it. Actually, when I was writing Which As You Know Means Violence, I got Covid and then Long Covid, and I developed strange symptoms which placed me very much in my body—I felt as though someone was running an electrical current around my nervous system half the time, for instance. I also had terrible brain fog, which had the effect of loosening up my thinking in a way that wasn’t entirely bad. And I think those factors removed some of my usual tendency to be arch and drily ironic about everything all the time.

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Exhibition and Interview
23 November 2023 - 13 January 2024
Anya Gorkova, Are You Seeing Anyone

Dreamboy, 2023 Green-yellow light on light sensitive paper, photogram, (RA-4) glitter, PVA, superglue, silver star stickers, rocailles tubes mix, in custom aluminum, frame 7⅞ (H) x 9⅞ (W) in. 30 (H) x 35 (W) cm 11¾ (H) x 13¾ (W) in. (framed) 30.00 (H) x 35.00 (W) cm (framed) AGO0008

Dreamboy, 2023 Green-yellow light on light sensitive paper, photogram, (RA-4) glitter, PVA, superglue, silver star stickers, rocailles tubes mix, in custom aluminum, frame 7⅞ (H) x 9⅞ (W) in. 30 (H) x 35 (W) cm 11¾ (H) x 13¾ (W) in. (framed) 30.00 (H) x 35.00 (W) cm (framed) AGO0008


‘Are you seeing anyone’ is Anya Gorkova’s first solo exhibition and is co-organised by South Parade and general information. It focuses on the desire to love and be loved as a deeply personal yet universal experience. Gorkova has devised three different silhouettes for the exhibition: a boyfriend, girlfriend and theyfriend (31 of each, like a calendar month). The idea for making a series of gendered friends came from Gorkova buying a ‘Grow a girlfriend’ toy. A toy that contains the most basic yet most important human need - to overcome one’s feeling of separateness from the world.

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Interview
Mediated Deskilling: Artist Joss Heierli in Conversation with Writer Daniel Neofetou
October 2023

Joss Heierli, Untitled (red), 2023, paper on cotton, 150 x 110 cm

Joss Heierli, Untitled (red), 2023, paper on cotton, 150 x 110 cm


Daniel Neofetou (D): Shall we start with the gift paintings? How did they come about?

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Group Exhibition
27 October - 12 November 2022
Absence Makes the Heart

Absence Makes the Heart, general information, installation view, London, 2022

Absence Makes the Heart, general information, installation view, London, 2022

Artists:
Hamish Chapman, Frances Drayson, Michael Ho, Motoko Ishibashi, Francisca Sosa Lopez, Jack O'Brien, willowfuck


A few years ago, while in the netherlands, he visited the mauritshuis and met with a friend who worked there, an art conservator and rembrandt expert. Walking through the collection, they approached a portrait. Slightly unassuming, this canvas sat in a quiet room, tucked away from the celebrity paintings: the goldfinch, the girl with a pearl earring, to name two. In this modest painting—if a gilded canvas can be modest—a male figure was shown standing alone, visible from the midriff up, with a golden beard and a sombre facial expression. Wearing an armoured breastplate and holding a spear in one hand, with his body weight shifted to one side, he thought this character held himself like a boxer. The depicted figure was surrounded by an aged brown background, which she pointed out, explaining that it would have originally been red. Like an old blood stain, or the way gold turns green, the vitality of this vermillion has faded into a soiled, murky hue.

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