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Another allegedly authentic anti-anti-art, anti-abstract, affectation addicted, anonymity abhorring, adequately acclaim admiring, ambition ashamed, astute, analytical argument appreciating, ability absent, aptitude amiss, adolescent attitude afflicted, artificial amazement accommodating, assessment avoiding, arbitrarily appointed, angsty, amateur artist association. Arms affectionately asunder, absorbing affection. Also aspiring after acutely apt artworld acceptance, awards, accolades, attention and approval aloft. Actor accusations are altogether affirmed, as abhorant arrogant arseholes are always abominably abusive amongst associates (alienation aside), although always appear approximately accurate. An ardent authoritarian argument arbitrates aloud. Almost audible! Address abundant accomplices! An active, adventurous alternative analogy asking anyone around apologetic answerless audits around any available acting audience arena. Away already! Awake aimless audacity! Artifices ahead! Angrily applaud abandoned acquaintances! Aggressive allies attack answerable absentees! Acknowledge aloof atrocity! Accept approbation! Assign artworld attribution! Assume abnormal accustomed accountability! Attract activist authored accomplishments! Amended addled accounts! Automatic autobiographies! Attain admittance! Allot adversaries additional allocations! Absolve answerability! Accelerate application! Agenda asphyxiation accomplished! Abort acrimonious altercation! Antagonism alleviating ass! Avalanches abound!!! Annihilate!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Appetite appeased. Abhorrent, albeit appropriate attire. Anyway.
Listen to the Ron Throop / PoH’s podcast (external link, new tab). See his blog (external link, new tab). Resonate, like I imagine Emma will on Friday, and I do with his Campaign of Solitude. And how I imagine the three of us do with Stuckism.
Stuckism is wrong – see the manifesto (point 57).
The Other Muswell Hill Stuckists held a Stuckist demonstration against the Turner Prize outside the National Gallery on 17th January 2020. Emma Pugmire and Edgeworth. “The The Other Muswell Hill Stuckist Stuckist Turner Prize demo 2020” – An Antidote to the Ghastly Stuckist Turner Prize demo.
STUCKIST TURNER PRIZE DEMO
BY THE OTHER MUSWELL HILL STUCKISTS – 2020
No one came, so our gig became a band practice:
On the 11th anniversary of The Founding, Manifesto and Rules of The Other Muswell Hill Stuckists, The Other Muswell Hill Stuckists will be holding an exhibition at Black Ivory Printmaking Club, in Muswell Hill. There will be live musical entertainment from Edgeworth, theatrical stage show performance by The Muswell Hill Geisha Club, and a fashion show of some of our clothes line and masks.
The exhibition is titled: “Tonight’s Exhibition Has Been Cancelled”
It will be open for one night only: 20-02-2020 20:00-00:00
In the interest of Stuckism, there will be:
1. Paintings on the walls.
2. Manifestos on the walls.
4. Tables and chairs
1. NOTHING WILL BE FOR SALE
2. There will be NO BOOZE
3. NO NIBBLES
4. NO WHITE WALL HANG
5. NO CATALOGUE
6. NO GALLERIST
7. NO GALLERY
8. NO SYSTEM
9. NO TOUR
10. NO PRICE LIST
11. NO BLURB
12. NO BIO
13. NO PRESS
14. NO TALKS
15. There will be a STRICT GUEST LIST
16. NO BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS OF ANY KIND
17. In the interest of security, the street address of this event is to be kept offline, and shared only with those on the guest list.
18. It’s ‘PRESENTS’ as The Other Muswell Hill Stuckists is a single entity.
“The Stuckist is opposed to the sterility of the white wall gallery system and calls for exhibitions to be held in homes and musty museums, with access to sofas, tables, chairs and cups of tea. The surroundings in which art is experienced (rather than viewed) should not be artificial and vacuous.”– Point 18 of The Stuckist manifesto (external link).
Contact us with enquiries.
Sandwich boards for this exhibition include, Stuckism is wrong and I agree with the Twitter consensus.
Back in November 2012, I filmed Jasmine Surreal and her toy cats. Part of The Other Muswell Hill Stuckists films catalogue. Jasmine is Founder of The Merseyside Stuckists. Cameo apperance by Shelley Li. Filming by Edgeworth Johnstone.
Toy Cat Auroras Hill Story:
Toy Cat Auroras Paintings:
NOT FOR CHILDREN | Persita on Fashion:
NOT FOR CHILDREN | Bjork & Morrissey:
Persita & Aurora Toy Cats Rock:
(music written and performed by Edgeworth)
Charles filmed me welcoming guests to the 2012 Turner Prize.
The same year. his comment was censored:
Charles Thomson: This is my piece of text art in the Bloomberg Connects. My first exhibition at Tate Modern. It’s an appropriation from something in The Other Muswell Hill Stuckist Newspaper, written by Edgeworth Johnstone, where he says “Tate is mad”. The basis of this statement was that Tate turned down a donation of 160 artworks from an international art movement, the Stuckists, which were exhibited at The Walker Art Gallery, a national museum of art in 2004. The whole show, the whole movement was offered free of charge to the Tate, and it was turned down as being of no worth. So I guess that’s a bit of a smack in the face for the Walker Art Gallery. “Fuck Off Walker” says the Tate.
On the other hand, one of the pieces turned down, of no worth, is now actually in the Tate archive, because they said that the Stuckist protests were of worth, and of interest. So there’s a postcard of my painting of Sir Nicholas Serota makes an aquisitions decision in the Tate achives, as of worth. Whereas the original painting has been turned down, as not of worth. So there you go. Something not of worth, can be made of worth, by being turned in to a postcard.
CT: It says Tate is mad.
Tate Staff Member 1: Some people.
CT: Some people. Yeah, some people.
TSM 2: It’s good they have their opinions isn’t it.
CT: Stuckism is the future. Have you heard of Stuckism?
TSM 2: Yes. They’ve been trying to be displayed many times.
CT: They’ve been trying to be in this place?
TSM 2: Yes. They been trying to have a display many times. They’ve been proposing their works to Tate many times.
CT: Many? What they’ve been sending in their work many times? and what happens?
TSM 2: They usually get rejected I guess by the aquisitions committee.
CT: Right. Is that fair?
TSM 2: I’m not sure. I’m not the one making the decision.
CT: Who makes the decision?
TSM 2: It’s called aquisitions committee, which is probably Directors Board and some curators.
CT: Are artists on there?
TSM 2: There maybe some who are part of a Board of Trustees. There are some artists there as well.
CT: Stuckists criticise some artists. I think they actually criticise artists that are on the Board of Trustees. And then these people judge whether their work should be in the Tate. So they’re not going to want their work in, because Stucksim criticises them. So if you want your work in, you really need to be…suck up to these people and be nice. It’s politics. Politics. Here we go…Politics.
The film that follows the lecture is of Charles Thomson, co-founder of Stuckism and I, in Tate Modern on 9th November 2013. I write “Stuckism is the future”, and Charles writes “Tate is Mad” on a screen that displayed what you drew or wrote on a wall outside one of their cafes. The music is Hui Wei by Elbow Sisters.
FILM 1: I would like to give him slightly more head
Filmed 7th January 2014. A film about Charles Thomson painting on a coffee sack.
FILM 2: The individual in the bigger picture
Filmed December 2013. A film about Charles Thomson painting in his kitchen.
FILM 3: Charles Thomson painting Shelley Li
Filmed February 2013. A film about Charles Thomson painting a portrait of Shelley Li.
FILM 4: Charles Thomson New Style of Painting – see the blog post for this video.
Filmed January 2013. A film about Charles Thomson discovering a new way of painting.