Dan about town

Any way up


“It’s the fourth time this evening we’ve called 69!” the artist Martin Kersels marvelled, late into Mitchell-Innes & Nash’s bingo fundraiser for Independent Curators International on 30 May. It was even more surprising since the numbers on the cards, whose backs had been designed by the like of Gina Beavers and Melissa Brown, rarely went higher than 50. Prizes included works by Chris Johanson and Justine Kurland, writings by Donald Judd, VIP tickets to the Global Citizen Festival, and a high-end nails job. “Are you gonna get HER nails done?” Kersels asked a woman in a floral print pantsuit, pointing to the dog she’d brought along.