Samuel Francois

February 8, 2010

exposition personnelle.
titled; “let’s get cool.”

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In September, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis presents its most ambitious group show since its grand opening six years ago. For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there starts with the premise that art is not a code that needs cracking. Celebrating the experience of not-knowing and unlearning, the artists in this exhibition understand the world in speculative terms, eager to keep art separate from explanation. Embracing a spirit of curiosity, this show is dedicated to the playfulness of being in the dark.

Artists: Anonymous, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Marcel Broodthaers, Sarah Crowner, Mariana Castillo Deball, Eric Duyckaerts, Ayse Erkmen, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Rachel Harrison, Giorgio Morandi, Matt Mullican, Bruno Munari, Nashashibi/Skaer, Falke Pisano, Jimmy Raskin, Frances Stark, Rosemarie Trockel, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, David William. Catalog designed by Will Holder.

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there is curated by Anthony Huberman.

For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there will travel to an additional American venue, and a slightly modified version of the exhibition will simultaneously travel to three European venues:

September 11, 2009 – January 3, 2010:
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

December 3, 2009 – January 31, 2010:
Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

February 5 – April 4, 2010:
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

February – April 2010:
de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam

May – August 2010:
Culturgest, Lisbon

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Passive Aggressive Notes

December 11, 2009

don’t we love passive aggressive notes?

Stolen ketchup, slammed doors, unwashed dishes: all mundane issues, but these incidents can be a cause of mounting frustration that is often expressed indirectly, even unconsciously in the form of scrawled post-it notes, flow-charts, and sometimes self-constructed banners. Which at first glance can seem polite but with a closer look err on the aggressive side.

These notes are barbed criticism disguised as helpful advice, a gentle reminder, a friendly joke – anger sugarcoated with pleasantries and smiley faces, but betrayed by one too many exclamation points. And it’s these passive aggressive notes that form the basis of a new exhibition at KK Outlet on show from 4th June.

Full of well executed wit and spewed bile this collection of anger led messages left on fridge doors and empty loo rolls tell us what happens when the softly, softly approach no longer works and that a declaration of war can begin with the word “please”

Passiveaggressivenotes.com started in May 2007 by Kerry Miller after the trauma of living in a shared house. Her blog of anger filled messages has been a constant source of amusement for anyone who knows what it’s like to live with others. Gaining many plaudits it has over 3 million hits a month, won numerous website awards and spawned the book YOUR MOTHER DOESN’T WORK HERE: Painfully Polite and Hilariously Hostile Writings.

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Just What I Never Wanted

December 10, 2009

haha, i love the idea.
i could have an exhibition myself with the same idea.
“just what i never wanted”
i would get rid of the candles, photo frames and kitsch knick-knacks i was gifted all these years.

“The festive season is very much upon us, and the age-old question of what to get that special someone rears its head again. To give you some ideas of what not to get, KK Outlet are hosting a Christmas exhibition, Just What I Never Wanted in association with charity Shelter. Loads of great names have donated and signed gifts they would have rather not received, with all the lots being auctioned tonight at 8pm and the proceeds going to Shelter.”

Have a look inside, you’ll love it.

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today i want to show off the postcards that i’ve collected from different art gallery stands at the Contemporary Istanbul ’09 exhibition.

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I’m really impressed by these works of this Australian sculptor.
Have a look at his site if you’re interested.

dietrich wegner sculpture playhouse 2

dietrich wegner sculpture playhouse

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About Milk Gallery & Design Store:

If you like TOYS!, books, sneakers, high heels and t-shirts like us, stop by and say hi! You can find us at the end of Balkon Çıkmazı street on Galipdede which is very close to Galata Tower.

Yes! We are finally opening our designer store and gallery. We will be exhibiting works influenced by street and pop art imagery. First Thursday of every month we will present another unique show

We are open on ;
Wednesdays – Thursdays – Fridays : 12pm – 7pm
Weekends : 2pm – 8pm

We are closed on ;
Mondays & Tuesdays

Current Exhibition:
Ayşe Küçük (“THIS IS MY BEAUTIFUL DREAM… KISS ME“)
02 April -29 April
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To keep track of the current&future exhibitions @ Milk Gallery & Design Store:
http://www.whatismilk.com/

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