John Russell
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  Selected Reviews
2022 Carina Dauven, ‘John Russell: Cavapool’, Camera Austria International, No. 160, December, 2022, p.80.
  ‘John Russell / José Montealegre —Kölnischer Kunstverein’, Rhine Art, August 29
  ‘John Russell at Kölnischer Kunstverein’, Artviewer, October 5
  ‘John Russell at Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne’, Contemporary Art Library, October
2021 Helen Holmes, “The 5 Best New York Exhibitions Worth Making Appointments for”, Observer, February 22, 2021, .
2019 Jonathan P Watts, ‘Review: BANK: Summa, Piper Keys, London’, Art monthly, 429: September
  Vassilios Doupas, ‘BANK: Summa at Piper Keys, London’, Contemporary Art Society, 21 June
  Burrows, D & O’Sullivan, S ‘Fictioning: The Myth-Functions of Contemporary Art and Philosophy’, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press 2019: 307-313
2018 Dana Kopel, Review: John Russell at Bridget Donahue, Art in America, Nov 1, 2018
  'Five NYC Shows to Catch Before Summer Ends', Artspace, August 5, 2018.
  'John Russell’s “DOGGO” at Bridget Donahue, New York', Blouin Artinfo, August 21, 2018
  'John Russell: DOGGO at Bridget Donahue', ArteFuse, August, 2018
  Louise Long, '8 Must-See Exhibits At Glasgow International', Vogue, 24 Apr 2018
  Louisa Buck, 'Six shows not to miss at Glasgow International', The Telegraph, 4 May, 2018
  'Glasgow International festival of art to open', BBC News, 19 April 2018
  Laura Cumming, 'Glasgow International 2018 – a uniquely collaborative scene', The Observor, 22 April, 2018
  Adrian Searle, 'Interstellar sexual adventures and underground erotica – Glasgow International review', The Guardian, 20 April.
  Samuel Reilly, 'Glasgow International plays tricks on the city', Apollo Magazine, 4 May, 2018
  Susan Mansfield, 'Art review: Glasgow International - Director’s Programme', The Scotsman, 30 April , 2018
  'John Russell at High Art', Art Viewer, Jan 25, 2018
  Tobias Madison, ‘Focus View: John Russell at Kunsthalle Zürich’, Spike Art Quarterly (Winter), #54, 2018.
2017 Daniel Horn, ‘John Russell’, Artforum, December 2017, 211-212.
  Mitchell Anderson, ‘John Russell’, Flash Art (November/December), 102.
  Taslima Ahmed and Manuel Gnam (FLAME), ‘Interview with John Russell’, Kaleidoscope (October), #31.
  Alexander Shulan, ‘In the Throes of Ecstasy,’ Kaleidoscope (October), issue #31.
  Aoife Rosenmeyer, ‘John Russell: Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland’, Frieze (September 28).
  Daniel Bauman, 'John Russell, DOGGO, Kunsthalle Zürich',, August 2017
  ‘John Russell: DOGGO / Kunsthalle Zürich’, Vernissage TV (September 6),
  Andrew Goldstein, ‘5 Rising Stars to Discover at the Liste Art Fair 2017’, ArtNet News, June 15, 2017.
  Daniel Bauman, 'Oh the Horror Why can the grotesque teach us about absurdity in life and art?', Frieze, 23 April 2017
  'Aquarium Proletarium: La clase obrera puede chupar mis 10 pulgadas,' (translation of Head Gallery story, Carne Negra, Fanzine No.5, Hebdomas, 11 September.
2016 Saim Demircan, “Mo-Leeza Roberts: Head”, Art Monthly, April 2016.
  Dana Kopel, “John Russell”, Modern Painters, March 2016.
  Alan Gilbert, ‘John Russell, SQRRL/BRUCE WILLIS', vdrome, 5 - 18 February
  Domenick Ammirati, “A Taxonomy of Non-Sense”, Mousse Magazine, February 17, 2016, 226 - 229.
  Peter Plagens, “3-D Printing, Mixed Media, and Mysterious Creatures”, The Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2016, A17.
  Anne Doran, “John Russell”, TimeOut New York, January 6, 2016, 51
  Alan Gilbert, ‘John Russell’s “SQRRL”’, Art Agenda, January 5 2016
  Jeffrey Anderson, ‘Black Planet—Benjamin Bratton’s Geopolitical Aesthetic and the Black Stack’,
2015 Martha Schwendener, “John Russell’s ‘John Russell’s ‘Sqrrl’ Embodies a Science Fiction Journey’, New York Times, December 24, 2015.
  Stuart Comer, ‘Best of New York, 2015,’ Art in America, Dec 23, 2015
  Nick Irvin, ‘John Russell BRIDGET DONAHUE’, Frieze Online, Dec 14.
  Celine Katzman, 'John Russell’s SQRRL', Rhizome Blog, December 7, 2015.
  ‘This Week’s Must-See Art Events: The Creative Time Summit, Juliana Huxtable, and Cyborg Squirrels’, Art Fag City, Nov 9.
  Ellen Mara De Wachter, 'No Offence?' Frieze Magazine, August.
  Cameron Soren, 'Custom-Produced for Imbeciles of Some Sort: An Interview with John Russell', Rhizome, April 10, 2015.
  Corinna Kirsch, ‘GIF of the Day: John Russell’s Frozen TearsArt F City, April 16
  John P O’Sullivan ‘John Russell Eton’, Irish Sunday Times, 25 January 2015.
  Luke Clancy, 'Culture File: Boris Johnson & the Ideology of Britishness
Interview with John Russell
', Lyric FM, 18 January.
  Zoë Marden, 'John Russell: AQUARIUM PROLETARIUM', This is tomorrow, 20 Jan 2015.
  Paul O’Kane, 'Bond Street', 750wordsaweek, 61 January 2015
2014 John Russell, 'Aquarium Proletarium', Wall Street International,
2013 JJ Charlesworth, 'Hannah Sawtell’s “RE PETITIONER IN ZERO TIME” at Vilma Gold, London', Art-Agender, Nov 1, 2013.
Interview with curator Benjamin Fallon, ‘You – hypocrite reader – my double - my brother!' Impakt Festival, 2013.
Katy Harrington, 'Take culture plunge to see if some "arts" is good for you', Irish Examiner, 26 June, 2013
2012 Chantelle May Purcell, 'Review: THERE IS NOT AND NEVER HAS BEEN ANYTHING TO UNDERSTAND!',, June 29
  Elaine Tan, 'Interview: Bank. The BANK', Art world Magazine (Yishushijie), Jan/Feb.
  Gean Moreno, 'Notes on Inorganic, Part 1: Accelerations', e-flux journal, no 31, January
  Ann Jones, 'In the Bank', Image Object Text, February 20.
2011 Mark Sheerin, 'Q&A, ART: John Russell',, Sept, 2011
  Mark Sheerin, 'John Russell brings animated madness and praying mantises to Grey Area in Brighton',, June 23.
  Dave Beech, ‘On Ugliness’, Art Monthly, March 2011: 8
  Paul Purgas. 'Vermillion Vortex.', January.
2010 Paul Gravett. 'John Russell: 'Vermillion Vortex,'
  Paul Gravett 'John Russell'. Art Review, November: 33.
  Michael Bilsborough, 'Slipping up. John Russell, Q&A' March 09
  Mark Beasley/Michael Bilsborough 'Mark Beasley on John Russell, Q&A.'Invisible Exports/Artist of Month: February Q&A.
2010 Michelle Cotton. 'The Dark Monarch,' Frieze Magazine, Issue 128, January-February.
  Andrew Roth, Philip Aarons (eds), In Numbers. Serial Publications by Artists Since 1955. Zurich / New York, Switzerland / NY : JRP - Ringier / PPP Editions.
  Russell, J. ‘Is the idea of British art a British fantasy?’ Conversation with Cedar Lewisohn. In GBAD Fanzine. London Tate Publishing.
2009 The First/Last Newspaper, Dexter Sinister, New York, issue 5, 18 November
Tom Lubbock, ‘Tricks of the light: Weird visions in art’, Independent, 5 October
Alun Rowlands. 'Notes from the Numinous and Luminous', in (eds) Rowlands, Bracewell & Clark, The Dark Monarch: Magic & Modernity in British Art, Tate Publishing, 2009 pp.175: xvi-xxxiii
  Jonathan Jones, ‘John Russell restores my faith in new art,’ The Guardian, Jan 6.
Aimee Selby (ed.) Art and Text, London: Black Dog Publishing
2008 Maria Fusco, ‘Review: Frozen Tears III,’ Art Monthly, no. 313, Feb: 39.
2007 Gean Moreno, 'John Russell Q & A',theFanzine, September.
Andy Hunt, 'Review: John Russell at Matt's Gallery, Art Monthly, no. 307, June: 31-32.
  Sally O’Reilly, ‘John Russell, Ocean pose’, Art Review, June: 151.
  Richard Dorment, ‘On seas of unreality’, The Telegraph, 8 May.
  ‘John Russell/Matt's Gallery',’Kultureflash 204, 16  May.
  JJ Charlesworth ‘25 artists to look out for in 2007’, Art Review, March: 85. Ocean Pose.
2006 Gean Moreno, ‘The new zombie: tupac-n-biggie in clichy-sous-bois’, Art US, 12, Mar–April.
Neil Mulholland ‘The visible and the expressible’, Modern Painters, February.
Robert Garnett, ‘John Russell Transmission, Glasgow’, Frieze, January–February.
Roberta Smith, ‘Who needs a white cube these days?’ The New York Times, Jan 13 2006.
2005 Matthew Herbert, ‘What is the alternative?’ Art Monthly, number 290, October.
JJ Charlesworth, ‘Geniess’, Flash Art, July–September.
JJ Charlesworth, ‘Geniess’, Modern Painters, September.
Maria Fusco, ‘Axxxpresssunizm’, Untitled magazine, Spring.
Jessica Lack, ‘Like beads on an abacus designed to calculate infinity’, The Guardian Guide, April.
2004 Michael Bracewell, ‘Molotov cocktails’, Frieze, November–December.
2003 Martin Vincent, ‘Now what? Dreaming a better world in six parts’, Art Monthly, Dec–Jan.
Steve Rushton, ‘Dead calm: a conversation with John Russell’, dot dot dot mag, Winter, 37-46.
Sascha Bronwasser, ‘Denken aan de Zijlijn’, De Volkskrant,6 November.
Andrew Hunt, ‘Anglo-ponce’, Frieze, issue 78, October.
Sally O’Reilly, ‘Anglo-ponce’, Time Out,  July.
Andrew Hunt, ‘Interview with John Russell: Prophetic extremism’, Untitled magazine, Summer: 14-19.
Alisdair Hopwood, ‘Frozen Tears’, Sleaze Nation, July.
Hannah Shuckburgh, 'The Greatest Show on Earth',, Art Review, March.
2002 Anne Hilde Neset & Lina Dzuverovic-Russell, ‘The withdrawal from conversation […]’, Wire, November.
‘Rhubarb, rhubarb’, The Guardian, 15 October.
Louisa Buck, ‘Topless drumming in South London’, The Art Newspaper, October.
Mark Wilsher, ‘Sum of the parts/20 women play drums topless’, Art Monthly, October.
Carol King, ‘Life after YBA-mania’, Art In America, October.
Dan Smith, ‘John Russell, The Trade Apartment’, Art Monthly, July–August.
Mark Wilsher, ‘John Russell: the Collagist’, What’s on in London, 19–26 June.
Matthew Collings, ‘The experts guide to 2002: art’, Arena magazine, January.
John Rogers, ‘John Russell: The Collagist’,
Gilda Williams, ‘BANK/Cocaine Orgasm,’ [Retrospective review, written 2002]. 100 Reviews Backwards (London, Alberta Press).
John Roberts, ‘BANK/Zombie Golf,’ [Retrospective review, written 2002]. 100 Reviews Backwards (London, Alberta Press).
Emma Dexter, ‘Space International,’ [Retrospective review, written 2002]. 100 Reviews Backwards (London, Alberta Press).
2001 Matthew Collings, 'Art crazy nation', London: 21 Publishing, pp. 37, 95–9, 132–5.
Robert Garnett, ‘BANK’, dot dot dot magazine, number 2, Winter.
Momo Nonaka, ‘Imaginative power of London’, Sotokoto, October.
Carol Vogel, ‘Inside art’, New York Times, 14 September.
Francis Summers, ‘She Shouts, she screams, she dies,’ Sleaze Nation, August 2001.
Chris Turner, ‘Century city’, Frieze, June–August.
Dave Beech, ‘Century city’, Untitled, Spring.
Rory Ford, ‘Art’s in the right place’, Evening News Edinburgh, 31 May.
Helen Monaghan, ‘Becks futures 2’, The List, 24 May.
Nicky Bidder, ‘New school rules: anti-anti art’, Dazed and Confused, April.
Sarah Kent, ‘Futures prospects’, Time Out, 11–18 April.
Waldemar Januszczak, ‘Best of British?’ Sunday Times Magazine, 8 April.
Richard Dorment, ‘Beauty in surprising places’, The Daily Telegraph, 4 April.
Paula Adamick, ‘Laughing at us – all the way on the Bank’, The Scotsman, 3 April.
Adrian Searle, ‘Been there done that’, The Guardian, 3 April.
‘Killed off’, Londoner’s diary: Evening Standard, 30 March.
Fiachra Gibbons, ‘Hot shot – murder in the name of art’, The Guardian, 28 March.
Mark Irving, ‘Tipped for the top’, Independent on Sunday, 25 March.
Charles Harrison, Conceptual Art and painting, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press: 70.
Matthew Collings, ‘Good night ladies’, Becks’ futures 2, catalogue, March.
2000 Jonathon Jones, ‘Protest and survive’, The Guardian, 19 September.
Mark Currah, ‘Fabienne Audéoud & John Russell’, Time Out, 13–20 September.
Art & Language, ‘BLAHY’, Everything magazine, 3.3.
John Rogers, ‘The Fuck Off Thing. An appraisal of BANK book' www.johnrogers[dot]co[dot]uk/BRAINLOVE.
1999 Julian Stallabrass, 'High art lite' (London: Verso) 69–74, 168, 182, 260.
  Matthew Collings, 'This is modern art' (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson).
  Mark Hutchinson, ‘Celebrity and obscurity’, everything magazine, issue 2.4.
  Martin Herbert, ‘Lolly Batty’, Time Out, 14–21 October.
  Carol Kino, ‘Bank, Press Release’, Time Out New York, October.
  ‘R.I.P BANK’, New Yorker, 14–21 October.
  Babara Pollock, ‘Get me a rewrite!Art News, September.
  Dave Beech, ‘East International’, Art Monthly, September.
  Duncan McLaren, ‘No such thing as a free lunch’, Contemporary Visual Arts, issue 24.
  John Timberlake, ‘Interview: BANK’, everything magazine, issue 3.1.
  Iwona Blaswick, ‘Books’, Art Monthly, June.
  Tony Godfrey, ‘Bethan Huws’, Art Monthly, June.
  Mark Currah, ‘Asylum’, Time Out, 9–16 June.
  Mark Currah, ‘Dead life, Time Out, April.
  ‘Artists laughing at other artists’, The Guardian, 13 March.
  Julie Caniglia, ‘Group show’, Sidewalk, New York, 12 March.
  Mark Harris, ‘BANK at Gallerie Poo-Poo’, Art in America, February.
  ‘0.0002 out of 10’, Artnotes: Art Monthly, February.
  ‘Raging Schnabel’, Arts diary: The Guardian, 16 January.
  Louisa Buck, ‘Bye-bye to Poo-Poo’, London diary: Art Newspaper, 13 January.
1998 David Burrows, ‘Art & Language/BANK’, Art Monthly, December/Jan 99.
Sarah Kent, ‘Bethan Huws’, Time Out, 9–16 December.
  Matthew Collings, ‘Dropping acid’, The Observer, 8 November.
  Mark Harris, ‘BANK’s Death’, New Observations, 117, Winter.
  Matthew Collings,‘Diary’, Modern Painters, Autumn.
  Gilda Williams, ‘Stop short changing us’, Art Monthly, September.
  Adrian Searle, ‘Nice, but can you keep your trousers on next time?’ The Guardian, 4 August.
  Jonathan Jones, ‘BANK’, Untitled magazine, Summer.
  John Windsor, ‘Con artists’, Saturday Magazine: The Independent, 6 June.
  David Burrows,‘Career opportunities’, Variant, volume 2, Spring.
  Robert Garnett, ‘Britpopism & the populist gesture’, In Occupational Hazards, Black Dog Press.
  Mark Currah, ‘Wayne Winner’, Time Out, 22–29 April.
  Sarah Kent, ‘BANK’, Time Out, 5–12 April.
  Josie Saunders, ‘Crucifixion shock at city theatre’, Glasgow Evening Times, 11 April.
  Roger Tatley,‘The Bank’, Dazed & Confused magazine, March.
1997 Jan Verwoert, ‘Winkle the pot-bellied pig…’, Springer, October–November.
  Martin Herbert, ‘Mask of Gold’, Time Out, 15–22 October.
  everything editorial [Picture feature] everything magazine, 2:1, Autumn.
  Steve Rushton, ‘Telling Tales’ Mute magazine, issue 8.
  ‘Satellite City’, The Belfast Sunday Times, 28 September.
  Wienprogramm, ‘Winkle the pot-bellied pig’, Falter, Number 33.
  Kate Bernard, ‘BANK: Winkle, the pot-bellied pig’, Hot Tickets: Evening Standard, 19 June.
Dalia Manor, ‘BANK/GOD’, Studio Israeli Art Magazine, June.
Adrian Searle, ‘Why oh why oh Y-fronts?’ The Guardian, 3 June.
  Richard Dorment, ‘God’ [unpublished review], Telegraph, April.
‘God’, The Big Issue, March–April.
Tania Guha, ‘GOD’, Time Out, 16–23 April.
Paula Smithard, ‘How rude can you get?’ Make magazine, February–March.
Annie Morton, ‘Generation next’, ID, February.
Mark Harris, ‘Trading up or selling out’, Art Monthly, February.
Martin Herbert, ‘DOG-U-mental (XIII)!!!’ Time Out, 15–22 January.
Adrian Searle, ‘5 to watch’, The Guardian, 1 January.
1996 Eric Troncy, ‘Life/live’, Art Press, December.
Simon Mills, ‘The British hip 100’, Elle, November.
‘Page 4 feature’, The Big Issue, November.
Adrian Searle, ‘The good, the bad and the ugly’, The Guardian, 8 October.
Anders Michelsen, ‘Compartments’, Ojeblikket, October.
Martin Vincent, ‘Viper/BANK TV’, City Life Manchester, September.
David Burrows, ‘Yerself is steam’, Art Monthly, September.
Dave Beech, ‘Getting carried away’, Variant, Winter.
John Roberts, ‘Mad for it! Philistinism, the everyday & the new British art’, Third Text, 35.
BANK, ‘BANK with John Stezaker’, Mute, Summer.
Dave Beech, ‘Chill out’, everything magazine, issue 20.
Martin Coomer, ‘Fuck off’, Time Out, 22–29 May.
Martin Maloney, ‘London’s gallery grappling’, Flash Art, January–February.
Andrew Williamson, ‘Bankism!’ HTV de Ijseberg, January–February.
John Roberts, ‘Mad for it!’. everything magazine 18.
1995 Tania Guha, ‘Cocaine orgasm’, Time Out, 13–20 December.
Robert Garnett, ‘The charge of the light brigade’, Art Monthly, November.
Tania Guha, ‘Bank/Charge of Light Brigade’, Time Out, October 11–18.
David Barrett, ‘Zombie golf’, Frieze, September–October.
Doris Krumpl, ‘Zombies im Wienerwald’, Der Standard, 30 June.
Markus Wailund, ‘Welcome to the Wienerwald’, Falter, June.
Diane Eddisford, ‘>’, Mute, Summer.
Mark Currah, ‘Zombie Golf’, Time Out, 14–21 June.
1994 Liam Gillick, ‘Wish you were here’, Art Monthly, October.
Sarah Kent, ‘Wish You were here’, Time Out, 21–28 September.
1993 Sarah Kent, ‘Natural history’, Time Out, 18–25 August.
1992 Adrian Searle, ‘Space international’, Time Out, September 30–October 7.
Sarah Kent, ‘Chlorine’, Time Out, 19–26 February.
1991 Rose Jennings, ‘Bank’, Time Out, 10–17 July.
Peter John Cresswell, ‘Bank sinks into chaos’, Lewisham & Catford Mercury, July.