And now for something completely different. Currently displayed at the V&A is a selection of “manner posters” originally shown across Tokyo’s Seibu Railway...
A journey through Rembrandt’s Self Portraits
2019 marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death (1669) – and events are taking place throughout Europe (and beyond) to celebrate...
Dada – Pioneering the Patriarchy?
Titled “Magic Realism” (and on until 14 July), this free show promises an encounter with the “uncanny and mysterious” through the art of the Weimar Republic...
The Tanks at Tate: Olafur Eliasson and Susan Philipsz
Darkness and light, experimentation and tradition, independence and the institution; Tate Modern has always been a space of contradictions...
Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery
This week saw the opening of two exhibitions at Flowers Gallery: the work of photographer, Edmund Clark and the painter, Peter Schmersal. Although two very different shows, with very different atmospheres – the themes raised by each artist successfully manage to complement and elaborate on the work of the other. Peter Schmersal (a German artist from Berlin) produces … Continue reading Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery
‘Behold all is vanity and vexation of spirit’ – Art at the British Museum
This was the title Count Christian Dürckheim, who donated almost all the works on display, would have preferred for the British Museum’s showcase of 90 examples of German, modernist art. Eventually titled Germany Divided – A Search For Identity, the exhibition is more than a mere exploration into ‘modernism.’ Germany Divided represents a very particular moment in the 1960s … Continue reading ‘Behold all is vanity and vexation of spirit’ – Art at the British Museum
The Great War in Portraits: War at the National Portrait Gallery
Imagination, n.: A warehouse of facts, with a poet and a liar in joint ownership. Ambrose Bierce Who should win? The Poet or the Liar? Does it even matter, and are they always destined to be co-owners? This exhibition revolves around contrasts and difficult questions. It is an incredibly fitting portrayal of a war which … Continue reading The Great War in Portraits: War at the National Portrait Gallery
What’s the point of it? – Martin Creed at Tate Britain
The point of what? Art, life, love, ….bodily functions!? Last week I counted myself lucky enough to see Martin Creed’s latest exhibition, a retrospective at the Southbank Centre. This exhibition brings together an enormous amount of his previous and current work, reflecting different thoughts, emotions and materials. The themes flow wonderfully into each other, a … Continue reading What’s the point of it? – Martin Creed at Tate Britain
Sensing Spaces – Architecture at the Royal Academy
‘For me, architecture is primarily about people, about asking questions such as: who is the user? What is going to happen here? How can I respond to the users’ needs?’ Diébédo Francis Kéré Following on from my last post – describing the interventions of two Parisian architects, helping the local populace interact with and re-claim … Continue reading Sensing Spaces – Architecture at the Royal Academy