"Chaos is not the opposite of rhythm but the milieu of all milieus"
Deleuze & Guattari

Tuesday, 24 March 2015


Sperone Westwater's booth showing Barry X Ball at ADAA

New York was still freezing at the start of March and I crisscrossed Manhattan through the snow to report on the Armory and ADAA shows for Ocula and to review Bjork at MoMA for The Spectator.

Bjork's Black Lake installation at MoMA

Other highlights that week included interviewing Shirin Neshat about her new show in Baku for Apollo, paying Rebecca Ward a studio visit in Brooklyn, and bumping into my former masters professor from the V&A Glenn Adamson, now director at MAD

Left: portrait from Shirin Neshat's The Home of My Eyes at Yarat
Right: one of Rebecca Ward's geometric deconstructed canvases

Shirin was softly spoken and focused while discussing her journey through photography and film in her charmingly idiosyncratic manner. Rebecca served me the best vegan coconut doughnuts while talking about her textured and female take on minimal painting with insight, humour and modesty. And Glenn was as informative as ever, immediately giving me new ideas.

Thanks NYC, see you in June.