The review of Nick Relph’s show at Chisenhale Gallery appeared in frieze: Nick Relph, Water on the Lip, 2013, c-type print, framed 122 x 76cm Textiles and fabrics of one kind or another have figured prominently in Nick Relph’s recent output, roughly since he and his long-time collaborator Oliver Payne decided to go it alone in 2010. Included in Bice Curiger’s ‘ILLUMInations’ at the 2011 Venice Biennale, his film Thre Stryppis Quhite Upon ane Blak Field (2010) superimposes three separate documentary strands dealing with the history of tartan, the artist Ellsworth Kelly, and the Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons. … Continue reading Nick Relph
This piece, written for Guardian professional, appeared on guardian.com: Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Six weeks ago, an unusual request landed in my inbox. A Swiss-French filmmaker I’d not heard of before, Benoît Rossel, emailed me out of the blue to say he was looking for a London-based character-cum-situation hunter to assist him with a documentary film about artists. Someone close to the wheels of power in the art world, who, like me, had participated in Tino Sehgal’s These Associations at Tate Modern last year, had recommended me for the job. Since leaving a full-time, secure position as a university lecturer … Continue reading Frieze or Faculty?