london

Henry Bond and Liam Gillick

Karsten Schubert

Some Men of the Year, judged on criteria at which we can only guess, are to lunch at the Hilton hotel; the Equal Opportunities Commission is to file a report advocating greater child-care facilities in the workplace; several Everest climbers, armed with a scale model of the mountain, are to lecture the Royal Geographic Society; a major political figure will dine at the American Chamber of Commerce. Things like this happen in London every day. They are of varying importance and interest, and could, for the most part, go unnoticed by the population at large. But the attention given to them by the media makes them appear, on the contrary, as the very events that give larger shape to the city’s tangle of individual lives. The Press Association issues a daily list of times and venues at which such press conferences and other occasions of possible newsworthiness are scheduled to occur. Anyone

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