Tuesday, 15 January 2019
PLENTY OF MOST THINGS AT THE LONDON ART FAIR 2019
Mimei Thompson: Sleeping Fly (2), 2018, at Art First, London
I suspect this is The Big Sleep, but it made me wonder: what pose does a sleeping fly adopt? I'd guess they suction-cling to the underside of, say, a leaf. In which case this is definitely an ex-fly in Thompson's characterful technique. Vanessa Mitter told me she found this brought to mind Kafka's Gregor Samsa, that 'there is something both tender and nightmarish about them. Somehow, oppressively delicate'.
- Paul Carey-Kent
- Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
- I was in my leisure time Editor at Large of Art World magazine (which ran 2007-09) and now write freelance for such as Art Monthly, Frieze, Photomonitor, Elephant and Border Crossings. I have curated 20 shows during 2013-17 with more on the way. Going back a bit my main writing background is poetry. My day job is public sector financial management.