Mirror Lamp Press No4: Fetish


︎ Essay
︎ December 2021

‘High-Temperature Visionary
Obsessions: Towards an Aesthetic
Theory of Fetishism’ – an essay asking whether fetishism might present a valid aesthetic theory (via Bataille, Sontag and Sunset Boulevard), published by Mirror Lamp Press

︎ mirrorlamppress.com

New Contemporaries 2021: Online Platform


︎ Artist Q&A
︎ September 2021

I was invited to ask six New Contemporaries artists a question about their practice for the 2021 Online Platform. Links to each artist’s page below:
︎: Installation view by Aad Hoogendoorn, 2021


The Great Invocation, GARAGE, Rotterdam


︎ Catalogue essays
︎ September 2021

Catalogue texts forThe Great Invocation, an exhibtion exploring art, automatism, spirituality and legacies of Surrealism curated by Pádraic E. Moore at GARAGE Museum, Rotterdam. I wrote a text on each of the participating artists, links to each below:

︎ garagerotterdam.nl

Press Release: Lee Welch, like stars and years, like numerals


︎ Berlin Opticians Gallery
︎ August 2021

Press release for an exhibition of new paintings, running at Berlin Opticians, Dublin from 10 September – 11 October 2021.

︎ berlinopticiansdublin.com


Bad Taste


︎ Newsletter
︎ January 2021 – ongoing

A Substack newsletter reviewing film, TV, music, art, books, fashion shows – or whatever form of pop culture is grabbing my attention.

Selected by Elephant Magazine as one of the ‘20 Best Culture Newsletters’.

A sample of recent posts:
︎ On Disney’s Cruella ︎ On Netflix’s Halston  ︎ On Olivia Laing’s Everybody ︎ On Rachel Kushner’s The Hard Crowd ︎ On Sam McKinniss at Almine Rech ︎ On Lana Del Rey’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club

︎ badtastebyrosa.substack.com
︎: rosa.vertov@protonmail.com