by Penny Martin .

Lovely Rita and a colourful day

I found the wonderful artist Rita Ackermann yesterday, waiting outside the TOKION conference for her friend from Gang Gang Dance. Why, we could have staged a piece of content for Transmissions while we were there, had Christabel been in New York! It was the start of a pretty stellar day: artist Richard Prince gave his first public talk since 1986 and this was followed by the glorious sight of photographers William Eggleston and Stephen Shore reminiscing about their transition from black and white to colour at the end of the 1960s, who else was doing it and why it mattered so much. It felt momentous. Antony and the Johnsons finished the day with a colour-visualising sing-along. What more could you ask for? Well done TOKION!