Friday, September 25, 2009


Vicious Vitamins #2 is on its way !!!! We sent everything to the printing company yesterday, the magazine will be out in bars, restaurants, galleries and shops of London and Paris from Saturday 10 October, just before Frieze.

This second issue will rock !!!!!! A London/Paris art magazine with Danish activist Superflex (inviited at Frieze), Hubaut x Hubaut par Jerome Sans, the Vicious Vitamins Artist-watch list, Artus de Lavilleon....! As usual, fairs Directors (Frieze, FIAC, Zoo, Slick) will be interviewed... Also, night crowd pictures of Londoner Billa Baldwin and Parisian Paul Blind...!!!!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Museum of Everything - London

One of the show we are very excited about this year during the Frieze week is the Museum Of Everything which initiators will be interviewed in the hard copy of the next Vicious Vitamins. The Museum Of Everything is the first London’s first and only public space for artists and creators living outside the boundaries of mainstream society. From janitors to jailbirds, mediums to miners, The Museum of Everything features over two hundred drawings, paintings, sculptures and installations presented within a 10,000 sft former dairy and recording studio, located minutes away from the Frieze Art Fair. The Museum of Everything formally opens its doors on 14th October 2009, with a gala event on the preceding evening featuring a DJ set by Jarvis Cocker.

More info and program on the museum's website:
Museum of Everything: Corner of Regents Park Road and Sharpleshall Street in Primrose Hill, London NW1.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Charles Saatchi interview

It is rare enough so we've got to mention it. Phaidon published a book-long interview of Charles Saatchi: all the questions journalists dared to ask to this enigmatic art lover about art, advertising, himself, his career, collecting, YBAs and much more... Whatever you feel about the person, it remains an interesting and quick-read book. Our favourite bit is by far:

"By and large talent is in such short supply, mediocrity can be taken for brilliance rather more than genius can go undiscovered."

Friday, September 4, 2009

Vicious Vitamins - New Issue SOON !!!!!

Hi there !

We're working hard on the new issue of Vicious Vitamins which is due to release for the London and Paris art fairs in October. You will find the magazine in a limited number of places in London and Paris: Zoo Art Fair, Slick Art Fair, Show-Off, galleries, shops and restaurants in Shoreditch and accross Paris...

We can now reveal the content of the magazine !
- Danish artist activists Superflex;
- An Hubaut x Hubaut interview by Jerome Sans;
- The Vicious Vitamins artist watch-list;
- Artist focus on Artus de Lavilleon including an exclusive drawing that Artus did just for us and interviews of Artus' friends about him;
- Interviews of the fairs' Directors: Matthew Slotover (Frieze), Soraya Rodriguez (Zoo), Martin Bethenod and Jennifer Flay (FIAC), Johan Tamer-Moreal (Slick);
- Booth selection at Frieze, FIAC and Slick;
- Picture of London and Paris night life by Billa Baldwin for London and Paul Blind for Paris.
Being the Paris/London issue, the magazine will this time be largely bilingual French/English.

And we disclose above the picture we'll use for the cover of the magazine. The picture was of course chosen from Billa Baldwin's portfolio !!!!

We look forward distributing the magazine...!

With much love from London town !


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Trident Way: A Departure Gallery residency and exhibition


Trident Way: A Departure Gallery residency and exhibition

Departure Gallery has invited 14 artists to inhabit an empty warehouse on a busy trading estate on the outskirts of London. Throughout September they will develop artworks in response to these surroundings, culminating in an on-site exhibition. This project offers artists a unique opportunity to experiment with the aesthetic, sculptural and conceptual possibilities of this vast space, which is dominated by dramatic, pier-like storage structures.

The importance of the trading estate as part of our urban landscape is often overlooked. It is a site of distribution and exchange; a liminal stage between industrial producer and public consumer. Here, light industry takes place side by side with the local community, yet is kept out of bounds to the public by fences and barriers. Trident Way provokes a re-examination of the cultural complexities of this familiar yet under-explored environment, highlighting the mystery in its functionality, the beauty in its vulgarity and the theatricality in its mundaneness.

Trident Way follows the success of Boeing Way, a similar site-specific residency and exhibition organised by Departure Gallery, which took place in an adjacent 32,000 sq ft warehouse on the same estate in March/April this year. We are planning ongoing projects on this estate throughout 2009/10.
Artists: Louise Ashcroft, Helen Barff, Nathan Birchenough, Anka Dabrowska, Elizabeth Hancock, Doug Jones, Helene Kazan, William Mackrell, Beatriz Olabarrieta, Neil C Smith, Jeni Snell, David Snoo Wilson, Jennifer Taylor and Sara Twomey.

Artists will be in residence on site throughout September 2009. The exhibition runs 3rd-5th October 2009. Please call Louise Ashcroft on 07861375101 or email if you would like more information.
7 Trident Way, The International Trading Estate, Southall, UB2 5LF.Private View: 2nd October 2009, 6pm-9pm (a minibus shuttle will transport guests from Southall Station). Exhibition runs 3rd-5th October 2009, 11am- 5pm.

Departure Gallery is a nomadic platform for contemporary art, which temporarily reclaims empty urban space to provide unique architectural contexts for exhibitions showcasing work by exceptional emerging and established artists.