Baron and Baroness Magazines and the artist Oriana Fox invite you to The O Show, a panel discussion set in the style of a daytime TV chat show. This 'episode' investigates the theme 'business or pleasure', questioning which one is more important for a satisfying work life. Are the dreams and ambitions you strive toward only as satisfying as they are entrepreneurial? Can money buy happiness? In this world, even the most rebellious and anti-materialist of us can begin to feel down about ourselves when viewing our bank balance. In order to re-assess contemporary notions of success, money and happiness, this episode features the socially engaged photographer Eva Sajovic, the art historian and former high-class call girl Marie-Anne Mancio and internationally renowned artist Gavin Turk. This O Show may not solve all your economic worries, or fill the void in your wallet, but it sure will help mend the dent that money has made to your pride.
Marie-Anne Mancio trained as an artist before gaining a PhD in live art, hostessing in London’s Crazy Horse club, and writing historical novel Whorticulture. She’s now a freelance art history lecturer and director of Hotel Alphabet, running art history study trips abroad.
Eva Sajovic is an artist photographer whose work focuses on socially engaged, participatory practice relating to the drivers of global displacement such as regeneration, poverty, trafficking and climate change. Her work has been commissioned by Tate, Whitechapel Gallery and The National Archives, among others.
Gavin Turk is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work deals with issues of authorship, authenticity and identity. He has pioneered many forms of contemporary British sculpture now taken for granted, including the painted bronze, the waxwork, the recycled art-historical icon and the use of rubbish in art.
Baron and Baroness Magazines Bio
Baron and Baroness are journals for gentlemen and ladies, who enjoy a cocktail, chit chatting about modern art, fine dressing and when the lights fade become connoisseurs at taking their companion to bed. Baron and Baroness are at the core of human desire and are available in all good stores worldwide, including Dover Street Market, London, Colette Paris and Opening Ceremony, New York.
Oriana Fox Bio
Oriana Fox is an artist and para-academic whose work mixes sincerity and humour to explore the connections between telling the truth, nonconformity and wellbeing. Fox has shown her work in renowned art venues such as the ICA, Tate Modern and Britain, PS1 MoMA in Brooklyn and Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna. She is currently lecturing in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.