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Thursday 15 January 2009

The top 40 illustrated guide to 2008

For all you nostalgic pop pickers here's the Artsadmin Artblogs illustrated guide to all that was great and good in 2008.
In no particular order, as it is just too hard to place.
Please let us know if we have missed anything!
what did you see?
what changed your life?
what inspired you?
and if you can't think of anything then heres hoping for exceptional 2009.

Cornelia Parker - Chomskian Abstract - Whitechapel

Pina Bausch - Rite of Spring - Sadler's Wells

National Theatre of Scotland - Black Watch - Barbican

Leonard Cohen - Albert Hall

Heiner Goebbels - Stifter's Dinge - A co-commission by Artangel and Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne

Karlheinz Stockhausen Concert - Wilton’s Music Hall

DV8 -To Be Straight With You - National Theatre

Doran George - Dancing with a Dead Man’s Things - Chisenhale Dance Space

Franko B - Don’t Leave Me This Way - ICA

The Golden Age of Couture - V&A

Viktor & Rolf - Barbican

You Me Bum Bum Train - Cordy House

Dare to Dance – South Bank Centre

Folk Day - the Proms

Rosemary Butcher - WinLab - Siobhan Davies Dance Centre

Marcela Levi - In-organic' - La Caldera, Barcelona

Bjork - Hammersmith Apollo

Klang - A Tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen - Southbank Centre

Merce Cunningham Dance Company - Barbican Centre

Punchdrunk - Masque of the Red Death - BAC

Francis Bacon - Tate Modern

Steve Mcqueen - Hunger

Supremes - V&A

Dangalnama - Theatre Royal Stratford East

Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art at Barbican

Duotard - Blame it on the Burgers

Helena Hunter - Tracing Shadows - NRLA in 2008

Roger Hiorns - Seizure'

All the people who tried extinguish the flame as the Olympic Torch rally

Guillermo Gomez-Pena - La Pocha Nostra - NRLA 2008

Roy Peters - End Of Story - NRLA 2008

Julia Bardsley - Almost The Same - Chelsea Theatre

Sheila Ghelani's Grafting and Budding at BAC

Photomonth 2008

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Inder Salim’s ‘Mochi-ki-Dukan, ART AUCTION in support of Suraj & his family’ at the Palette Gallery, Delhi

And While London Burns - Platform

Super Night Shot - Gob Squad


Joanne said...

Wow what a fabulously, wonderful, fantazamagic year it was!!

Artsadmin said...

whats on your list to see in 2009?

Joanne said...

At the moment, Spill festival is top on my list! And the Mime Festival which is going on now.

Anonymous said...

The Dance programme at the South Bank Centre for the coming months is very appealing! Time to start booking places (Thank God for pay day on Monday)!

Artsadmin said...

i too am excited about the Spill platform that is launched this year....anyone applying?