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Harry Pye describes his latest collaboration with Francis Macdonald as part of a major group exhibition at David Risley Gallery in Copenhagen. I first made e-mail contact with Francis Macdonald (of Teenage Fanclub) in 2013. I was organising a group exhibition that celebrated the 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley walking into Sun Studios and making…

ICA Darkness

Not so much an institute as a British art world institution, London’s ICA was once the capital’s premier clubhouse-cum-exhibtion/performance space and a hub for the creatively innovative and artistically subversive, located in the heart of the establishment, just a stone’s throw from Whitehall and Buckingham Palace. Now, thanks to the recession, the pulling power of…

15 Future Art Stars

HARRY PYE Andy Warhol once said “In the future’ everyone will be world-famous for fifteen minutes.” Did he simply mean that we all have our own story to tell, or was he guessing that future attention-seeking generations would demand the invention of devices such as the internet or YouTube? Maybe he was suggesting that either…