Daniel’s Value and Ideas #78: Psycho Drama, or When YBAs Go Mad

According to the sensationalist headline in the Independent on Wednesday, Douglas Gordon had gone ‘on an axe rampage after receiving poor reviews’ for his new play at Manchester’s HOME theatre. For one chilling moment we wondered if the strain of being one of the lesser YBAs had finally overpowered him, or if perhaps he suddenly regretted that ghastly Pace show with James Franco ?

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11 Rooms Manchester Arts Gallery Review by Jareh Das

Image:John Baldessari 9th -17th July 2011 This year’s visual art presentation at Manchester Art Gallery, part of Manchester International Festival has one prevailing theme, ‘The artist is absent’. Previous editions emphasised on the artist being present, with 2010 infamously seeing Marina Abramovic presents include the artist and other participating artists take part in various durational […]

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