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Imprint 93 on show at The Whitechapel Gallery until 25th September 2016

Jessica Voorsanger is showing work from the early 1990’s in the archival exhibition which chronicles the curatorial projects of Matthew Higgs’ Imprint 93 (1993-1997) at the Whitechapel Art Gallery running until the 25th of September 2016.

Voorsanger is interviewed in this article from the Guardian:

Bob Geldof’s Rubbish on show at Foundling Museum until 4th September 2016

Bob Geldof’s Rubbish on show at Foundling Museum until 4th September 2016

For those of you who have not yet had a chance to see the fantastic  group exhibition FOUND, curated by Cornelia Parker at the Foundling Museum, running until the 4th of September 2016 (40 Brunswick Square, London WC1N 1AZ).

Here is the link for the BBC4’s Saturday Review which discusses the show (at approx. 8 mins 28 seconds):


THE ART OF JESSICA VOORSANGER: The Impostor Series, edited by Jean Wainwright with contributions from Jean Wainwright, Kathy Kubicki, Louisa Buck, Ralph Rugoff, Emily Druiff and Deborah Robinson. Published by Black Dog Publishing London (due for release on 30 September 2014).



The book explores a range of her work, from karaoke performances, kitsch installations, paintings and sculpture, with a particular focus on new work emerging from her ongoing project, The Impostor Series. By using humor and parody in The Impostor Series, her work is also able to tackle tough topics including her personal cancer treatment, gender politics, and the discomfort that we can feel as an audience through humor. As a book The Art of Jessica Voorsanger operates on the same plain as the world she is critiquing, the design itself drawing on celebrity annuals, memories of falling in love with David Cassidy, and a childhood spent celebrity-spotting in New York’s Upper East Side. The publication takes on board all of the playfulness, seriousness and vibrance of Voorsanger’s work, contributing to the wide-reaching current discussion in society around celebrity in an engaging way. Although included in several publications, Jessica Voorsanger does not yet have one specific to her work, giving this book particular significance.



Museums at Night (May 15th to May 17th 2014)

Decide which Museum wins me for an event this May!

All are great. Voting continues until January 28th…

JV Star Trek (detail)

The Connect10 vote: You decide where Jessica Voorsanger appears

for Museums at Night 2014.

The Connect10 vote to see where Jessica Voorsanger goes for Museums at

Night is now open. Cast your vote from the link below:

More on the venues competing to host Jessica for an exciting evening event of art interventions and possible outbreaks of karaoke during the weekend of Thursday May 15 – Saturday May 17:

Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington, will establish 12 modern-day celebrities who define a particular musical style, e.g. Lady Gaga

and Dizzee Rascal, then work with drama and music students to develop them into their predecessor icons from the Music Hall,

e.g. Marie Lloyd and George Formby.

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, will unveil a historical and contemporary automata exhibition that will include

a circus, a Steampunk playground, a roll-up, roll-up mix of entertainment DJs pumping through the gallery and museum atrium area,

and a Cocktail & Tea Bar where Tea-Duelling (!) will take place.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe will be presenting a sci-fi themed costumed party in the nave of the neo-gothic church and

out into the pedestrianised area.

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent will invite visitors to become Anglo-Saxon warriors, goldsmiths,

storytellers, gods and monsters or kings and queens to tell the alternative story of the Staffordshire Hoard or the archaeologists that uncovered it.


The public vote, hosted by Culture24, closes on Tuesday January 28 at 5pm.

WORLDSTARONESTOPPOPSHOP: New Work by Jessica Voorsanger

Loy & Powell (small)

6 July – August 2013, Private View Saturday 6th of July 2013, 17 Uhr

Kornhäuschen Galerie, Webergasse am Schloss 63739 Aschaffenburg Germany


New work by Jessica Voorsanger.  In this one person exhibition as part of the Aschaffenberg Festival, Voorsanger has created a new series of works on paper.  All of the collaged, mixed media works come from a found book called ‘Wonders of the World’.




Payne Shurvell Gallery, 16 Hewett Street, London EC2A 3NN, 11 July 2013 6-8pm

Press Release. June 2013
Invisible Print Studio, a new screenprinting studio founded by Michael Hall and Coralie
Sheppard, is launching at  PAYNESHURVELL on Thursday 11th July, 6 – 8pm. Our
printmaker Michael Hall is himself an artist, as well as a curator and a writer. He has
previously worked professionally with the majority of artists that we are making editions
with. Using his knowledge of their practices he works together with the artist to translate
their practice into print, bringing original ideas to the forefront and creating prints exclusive
to us.
This is a one night only event where we will be exhibiting the editions produced to date
and offering discounts on all our prints on the night. We are also launching a new Simon
Patterson poster edition with the first 20 prints available for only £50 each.
Invisible Print Studio commissions new print editions with artists that we genuinely admire
and are currently working with:
Bruce McLean; Simon Patterson; Jamie Shovlin; Ray Richardson; Jessica Voorsanger;
Andrew Bick; Andrew Curtis; Dermot O’Brien; Mark Hampson; Michael  Ajerman;
Daniel Rapley; Steven Scott; Julian Rowe; Steph Goodger; Flora Parrott; Jo Stockham
and more… And will be launching with 13 new editions.
Bruce McLean should be given recognition for the fact that we are here. His suggestion to
Michael that he opened a new print studio, was based on the fact that he believed Michael
would bring novel and up-to-date concepts to the printing process. This is shown to be true
with the fact that Andrew Bick is making his first ever printed edition with us, yet has never
used print as a medium before as he never felt it fitted within his practice. His trust in
Michael serves as an example that our ethos stands well, we create works of art, not just
screenprints and want to support our artists both creatively and financially. We will be
launching new poster editions to generate funding to support projects in the near future.


+44(0)20 84252813      INVISIBLEPRINTSTUDIO


Factual Nonsense: The Art and Death of Joshua Compston

The publication launch is accompanied by an exhibition at the Paul Stolper Gallery, 31 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH.  20 June 2013 6-8pm, with the exhibition running from 21 June – 21 August 2013


Factual Nonsense – The Art and Death of Joshua Compston is both a biography and an alternative portrait of the 1990’s art scene in London’s East End. It is also a guide to living fast and dying young in the contemporary art world; Joshua Compston made Hoxton hip and Shoreditch sexy. The list of the fifty or so interviewees in the book reads like a who’s who of the contemporary art world, with contributions from the likes of Jessica Voorsanger, Jay Jopling, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gary Hume, Gavin Turk, Maureen Paley, and Sir Peter Blake.

Seen by some as the romantic martyr of his generation, by others as a prankster sending up the art establishment, Compston was a driving force that helped turn the East End of London into the cultural hub that it is today. He was determined to change the world through art. His gallery, Factual Nonsense (FN), was quite unlike any other. Called a ‘crazy powerhouse of ideas’, Factual Nonsense was a cultural think-tank located in a then run-down area of the East End.

Art Car Boot Fair

Art Car Boot Fair at Brick Lane Sunday 9th June 2013
Art Car Boot Fair at Brick Lane Sunday 9th June 2013

The original and the best – when all the top artists make special works for the day and sell them at
genuinely unbelievable prices – directly from their car boots! Something for everyone with artworks from
£5 – £500 and fabulous food & entertainment to boot – it’s a mini festival in its own idiosyncratic orbit!
We’ll be pushing the boot out for the maddest, most eye-poppingly fabulous Art Car Booter to date as we celebrate
ten years of fun, frivolity and astonishing art bargains! Over 70 pitches including Gavin Turk, Sir Peter Blake,
Tracey Emin International, Marcus Harvey, Nigel Cooke, Polly Morgan, Mat Collishaw, Billy Childish, Pure Evil,
David David, Bethnal Greeen Working Men’s Club, The Idler, Marty Thornton, Pretty Taxing, Pam Hogg, Kristjana J
Williams, Louis Eliot & The Embers, St John Bread & Wine, Nudeespresso and The Colony Room Pop-up Cocktail bar.
Plus! Introducing Shoreditch scenesters Herrick Gallery, Tracey Neul Shoes, Leila’s Shop and her amazing artisans and the fabulous Museum of Everything.
Exclusive print from Sir Peter Blake celebrating 110 years of Vauxhall Motors!
Plus! The Groucho Club’s Bernie Katz, in association with AITPE (Almost In The Public Eye) making a rare foray east (and in daylight hours too!) to add
some pizazz and celebrity pals to the Born Hectic tent of fun, games and amazing prizes in aid of award-winning charity Just for Kids Law.
Pop in to the pop-up hair and grooming gazebo with the fabulous Johnnie Sapong, play Celebrity Bingo, dance in a reprise of last years’ hugely popular
Handbag Disco to win fab bags from the likes of Jimmy Choo, Anya Hindmarch and Alice Temperley.
Plus! New for 2013 – Pass the Art Parcel! In between the layers of each exquisitely wrapped parcel will be a chance to win a piece of fantastic art by each artist
in the car park with super special works in the middle! NOT TO BE MISSED!
We’ll fill your eyes with delight and your hearts with joy!
Doors open 12 midday, pre-selling entry from 11am to an orderly queue.
Only £5 in for hours of fun plus exclusive back of the boot bargains guaranteed…you’d be hard pushed to beat it and mad to miss it!