ZAYNE ARMSTRONG, JENNIFER BAILEY, OSCAR CARLSON, CENSOR, ROSIE COOPER, DANIELLE DEAN, JENIFER EVANS, BABAK GHAZI, ALEXANDER HASSENPFLUG, FRANCOIS MORICE, WOODY POLLEN, PATRICK SHIER
edited by Katie Guggenheim
Zayne Armstrong was born in 1511 at Arezzo in Tuscany. While still a boy he was introduced to Cardinal Silvio Passerini who put him to study in Florence with Michelangelo - who later became a close friend - then with Andrea del Sarto. He left Florence when his patron, Duke Alessandro, was assassinated, and wandered round Italy filling his notebooks with sketches; it was during this period that he conceived the idea for the work presented here.
Jennifer Bailey was born in 1984 and lives and works in London. She is interested in the relationship between artwork and source material and conventions of art display and making. Her work includes video, writing and sculpture. Exhibitions include Epic at Auto-Italia (2008), Menu at the Savoy Café (2009), and the solo Double Feature at JamesTaylor Gallery (2009). She was involved with Auto Italia South-East's presentation for No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern (2010). She curated The Book of the Film, an exhibition in print, which was published in May 2009.
Oscar Carlson, 1982. Based in Frankfurt, London and LA.
Censor was born in 1949 in Italy. In 1975 his namesake published the book 'The Real Report on the Last Chance to Save Capitalism in Italy'. In 1896 the first travelling shot in cinema was born on the Grand Canal in Venice: a single tracking shot accomplished by placing the camera, tripod and cameraman in a gondola. In 2001, while seated on a vaporetto and enjoying the view of a palazzo's facade printed on a large fabric to hide the scafolding erected to renovate it, Censor was struck by the image of the city as both projection and screen. For Monaco Magazine, he presents the title of his take on the inflatable, the city and the presentation and experience of an exhibition and a film.
Rosie Cooper is an artist whose work is at once a show, a spectacle, a fiasco, occasionally a disappointment, and sometimes a cliché. Acting as an investigation into the conventions and language of theatrical spectacle, it shows an acute and equal awareness of the roles of both the audience and the performer/s. Her most recent project Dress Rehearsal for a Stage Show Part III was shown as a solo show at E:vent Gallery. She has also presented work at Danielle Arnaud, the Hackney Empire, Deitch Art Parade, and dietheater Wein. In November 2010 she will be presenting a new project, Tableau Vivant: A Wandering Retrospective as part of Prospect New Orleans.
Danielle Dean graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2006. She was a finalist for the Celeste Art Prize in 2005, has exhibited in several group shows in London and continues to work closely with Auto-Italia South East. The artist also features in The Book of the Film, published by Jennifer Bailey in 2009. Danielle is an associate artist with 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning. She was born in Alabama in 1982 and works in London and Los Angeles.
Jenifer Evans is an artist and writer currently living and working in Cairo, who has been involved in making installation, painting, sculpture, video, books and various collaborative projects (some fictional). She is presently working on a series of wearable art, a translation project, and a sculpture garden. She has shown work in Egypt, the UK, the USA, Portugal and New Zealand.
In accordance with the artist's wishes, neither a biography nor a bibliography is published here.
Katie was born in Shropshire in 1982. She moved to London in 2001. In 2003 Katie changed her surname to Guggenheim. In 2004 she briefly lived in New York before returning to London, where she graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2005. She first visited Monaco in 2005 and then again in 2006 and 2008. She began to organise exhibitions in 2007, working with Olivier Castel and Justin Jaeckle on A HISTORY OF TWO MOUNTAINS/ ONE THE ORIGINAL/ TO A COPY/ BOTH EQUALLY HEAVY. In 2008 she organised The Dark Show, A HISTORY OF TWO MOUNTAINS II, Interviews with Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys and The Film Shows. In 2009 her exhibitions included Menu, Melrose Place and Guided Tours. She has been working on producing a magazine since 2008 and in 2010 she decided to call it Monaco Magazine.
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While talking with Justin Jaeckle about certain film sets which, at night, after the main film crew had left for the day, were re-used to shoot a second unrelated film, the idea occurred to use an existing film as the space for an exhibition; an idea that fitted just 'like a glove' to Jacques Tati's ‘Playtime’ (1967).
While visiting London, Woody Pollen was shocked by the poor quality of the Millenium bridge and decided to work on a replacement for it which would insert the notions of a park and a public square into the space of a bridge.
Patrick Shier graduated from Central St Martins in 2006. His work includes video, performance and sculpture, often appropriating elements from cinema and popular music. Patrick co-curated Epic at Auto-Italia (2008) and After Hours, an evening of screenings at Paradise Row, Upper Brook Street (2009). He had a solo exhibition, Prêt-a-Porter, at 79a Brick Lane (2008) and has shown work in the group exhibitions For One Night Only at Auto-Italia (2007), The Dark Show at The Wallis Gallery, FormContent and Paradise Row (2008-9), Yes Way at Auto-Italia (2009), Menu at the Savoy Café (2009) and Melrose Place at The James Taylor Gallery (2009). His work was also featured in The Book of the Film published by Jennifer Bailey (2009).