Cultural Life: Michael landy, artist
Friday 02 October 2009
I am very happy because 'America's Next Top Model' is the 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th series – I can't tell it's always the same and the girls are interchangeable. I love Jay Manuel also known as "Mister Jay", but shhhh don't tell Gillian. Britain's top model, Australia's top model, Canada's top model they're all rubbish – only the Americans can pull off the top model.
I am looking forward to seeing Gustav Metzger's show at The Serpentine. I am interested to see what an auto-destructive artist will come up with.
I recently watched Alan Clarke's 'Elephant' (1989) again, no script or anything... boom boom you're dead.
John Scanlon's book on Garbage addresses reasons why we find rubbish (which is a by-product of ourselves) so abhorrent. I also like the book 'The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the French Revolution' by Dario Gamboni. I like the fact that the cleaners seem to be the final adjudicators on what is rubbish – having had my work thrown away by gallery cleaners this book has a resonance.
'Joyous Machines: Michael Landy and Jean Tinguely' at Tate Liverpool, until 10 January 2010
Music Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Is this bridge haunted by the ghost of nu rave?
- 3 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories
Britain's first cinema flickers back to life following £6m refurbishment
A historian gave the most British look of despair when someone screwed up Richard III's birthday at his reburial
James May hints Top Gear days are over following Jeremy Clarkson's BBC exit
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
James May hints he will not continue on Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew