September 19, 2005 - Artforum - Artforum’s online diary
September 19, 2005

Artforum’s online diary

SCENE & HERD

Left: At The Art Parade. Middle: Nicolas Bourriaud and Jèrôme Sans in Lyon. Right: Nick Relph in London.

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NICOLAS TREMBLEY FROM THE LYON BIENNALE

On opening night of the Lyon Biennale, a luxury brand that shall remain nameless (enough publicity!) shelled out more than 150,000 to secure a dozen top Lyon chefs to cook for the assembled VIPs. Dessert arrived in the form of a fashion show devoted to the concern’s menswear line. When the models hit the catwalk, the crowd was more than a little surprised to see curators Jérôme Sans and Nicolas Bourriaud, along with a few of the exhibition’s featured artists, sashaying down the runway. These days, few large-scale art events in France escape corporate sponsorship: Now it appears the cash can’t flow without some compromisesalbeit sexy ones! READ ON artforum.com/diary/
LINDA YABLONSKY DOES NEW YORKS OPENING WEEKEND

The costumed sculptures set me up perfectly for the Art Parade in SoHo, where young, Wigstock-worthy artists made up as clowns, pirates, and lap dancers tootled happily behind brass marching bands to the Deitch garage on Wooster Street. There, a blue-painted, prodigiously outfitted Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black took the stage to lead us in a rousing, welcome to, well, Fashion Week. READ ON artforum.com/diary/#entry9488
WILLIAM PYM ON RELPH AND PAYNE AT THE SERPENTINE

An hour on from the Serpentine garden-party-cum-private-view for newly minted top boys Payne and Relph, we found ourselves at a club called Umbaba. It was indeed pretty crazy, and tacky tooan upscale underground cavern off Carnaby Street bogusly styled as an imaginary African republic. READ ON artforum.com/diary/#entry9473

Coming next: The Istanbul Biennial, Robert Smithsons Floating Island, the 4th DESTE Foundation prize ceremony, and more.
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