Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Perplexed Music – a Film Project from Mark McGann

Perplexed Music – a Film Project from Mark McGann

Anyone involved in the film business has no illusions as to how difficult it is to get a film project off the ground. At CELLOPHANELAND* we are big supporters of the arts and are therefore delighted to be involved in bringing Mark McGann’s latest project; Perplexed Music, featuring his brother, Paul […]

by × April 28, 2017 × 0 comments

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The David Mach Conversation

The David Mach Conversation

David, you will soon be creating a new sculptural installation ‘Incoming’ for the Griffin Gallery in west London using about 30 tonnes of newspapers! It will open in May but there are three weeks of installation where the public are invited to watch. Obviously you pre-plan but how much, and is the […]

by × April 18, 2017 × 0 comments

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Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable – Damien Hirst in Venice

Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable – Damien Hirst in Venice

We all know that Damien Hirst has been up to something. In tantalising press releases over recent months ‘clues’ have been dropped and now, in the week leading up to the opening of the 57th Venice Biennale, we get to see what he has been creating in the 10 years […]

by × April 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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Revolution Russian Art 1917-1932 – Royal Academy of Arts, London

Revolution Russian Art 1917-1932 – Royal Academy of Arts, London

With a frequently expressed sentiment that that we are currently living in troubled times it is interesting to reflect with a visit to Revolution, Russian Art 1917-1942. This presents the story of a truly turbulent era when Russians experienced everything from unbridled optimism and euphoria to death and despair. The […]

by × March 31, 2017 × 0 comments

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Bailey, NW1 – Heni Publishing

Bailey, NW1 – Heni Publishing

In pride of place in the CELLOPHANLAND* office hangs David Bailey’s iconic black and white portrait of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. John poses behind and above Paul, hands draped over his shoulders. Both gaze impassionately, almost arrogantly, at the camera. Shot in high contrast against a white background, the […]

by × March 24, 2017 × 0 comments

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Wolfgang Tillmanns 2017 – Tate Modern, London

Wolfgang Tillmanns 2017 – Tate Modern, London

This is photography Jim, but not as we know it. Visiting the latest Tate exhibition Wolfgang Tillmans 2017 many unfamiliar with his work are likely to come away with a whole new feelings about contemporary photography, how it is presented and what it means. They may also question the nature of photography. […]

by × March 13, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Hotel Palazzo Victoria – Verona, Italy

Hotel Palazzo Victoria – Verona, Italy

It is rather unfortunate that any mention of tourism in Verona is inevitably linked with Romeo and Juliet. In advance of arrival, there is that lurking suspicion that instead of atmospheric local Osterias, will there just be tourist souvenir shops with heart-emblazoned tea towels and cutesy Romeo mugs. It is […]

by × March 9, 2017 × 0 comments

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Hockney – Tate Britain

Hockney – Tate Britain

Writing about the latest David Hockney exhibition at first seems rather like trying to write about a Stones concert. These cultural icons have established places in the audience’s hearts. Everyone knows exactly what to expect and that’s just fine and dandy although it leaves us struggling to find something new […]

by × March 7, 2017 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Fondazione Prada, Milan

Fondazione Prada, Milan

It would be very easy to visit Milan and miss the Fondazione Prada. Since its opening in May 2015, when it received much coverage, mostly in respect of its architecture – the online travel pages of the major publications appear to have declined to add the foundation to its list […]

by × February 16, 2017 × 0 comments

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Chaplin’s World – Vevey, Switzerland

Chaplin’s World – Vevey, Switzerland

When Michael Chaplin first told us about his plan to to turn the family home into a museum dedicated to his father, we knew what an immense undertaking this would be. At that time, Michael was still living at Manoir de Ban in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, with his family. When he […]

by × February 3, 2017 × 0 comments

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Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern, London

Robert Rauschenberg at Tate Modern, London

‘I don’t want a picture to look like something it isn’t. I want it to look like something it is. And I think a picture is more like the real world when it’s made out of the real world.’ Robert Rauschenberg Robert Rauschenberg is best known as a key figure […]

by × January 17, 2017 × 0 comments

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Painters’ Painters at the Saatchi Gallery London

Painters’ Painters at the Saatchi Gallery London

Painters’ Painters is a good exhibition with much to commend it, but the Saatchi Gallery has again created a problem with its title. Painters’ Painters firstly suggests that this is an exhibition of artists that are particularly admired by other painters, whilst the subtitle informs us that these are ‘Artists of today who inspire artists of […]

by × January 16, 2017 × 0 comments