Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Wolfgang Tillmans – The Maureen Paley Gallery, London

Wolfgang Tillmans – The Maureen Paley Gallery, London

Wolfgang Tillmans’ approach to image-making is fascinating in its non-hierarchical approach to both subject and theme. This, along with his constant desire to push the boundaries of photography as an artistic medium, makes him one of the most interesting and innovative artists working today. A solo show at the Serpentine […]

by × July 25, 2016 × 0 comments

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Cecily Brown, Madrepora – Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Cecily Brown, Madrepora – Thomas Dane Gallery, London

‘I want there to be a human presence without having to depict it in full’ – Cecily Brown Located mid way on the short stroll between two of St James’ art heavyweights – Christies, King Street and White Cube, Masons Yard – are the two spaces of Thomas Dane Gallery. It is […]

by × July 24, 2016 × 0 comments

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Alex Katz: Quick Light – Serpentine Gallery, London

Alex Katz: Quick Light – Serpentine Gallery, London

“It’s the instantaneous light. If you get it right then you get it in the total present tense – that’s what you’re going for, that’s eternity.” Alex Katz The new Alex Katz exhibition at the Serpentine Galleries is a combination of two distinct series of work representing two aspects of […]

by × July 15, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

Liverpool Biennial 2016

Liverpool Biennial 2016

‘Liverpool Biennial 2016 explores fictions, stories and histories taking viewers on a series of voyages through time and space, drawing on Liverpool’s past, present and future’ – Biennial Guide If this summary makes this years Liverpool Biennial sound rather complicated, well, actually it is. And that is not all; when you add […]

by × July 12, 2016 × 0 comments

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Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern

Georgia O’Keeffe at Tate Modern

‘When people read erotic symbols into my paintings, they’re really talking about their own affairs’ – Georgia O’Keefe This is the largest exhibition by Georgia O’Keeffe ever to take place outside America, and the first retrospective in the UK. Given too that there are no works in any British collection, […]

by × July 7, 2016 × 0 comments

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Anselm Kiefer - Bose Blumen

Summer Exhibition – The Royal Academy, London

It is somewhat difficult to ‘review’ the latest Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Pretty much every gallery is hung by a different curator, and whilst it is interesting to see what they have done, it is a challenge to look at it as a collective whole. The show should rather be […]

by × July 4, 2016 × 0 comments

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George Shaw: My Back to Nature – National Portrait Gallery, London

George Shaw: My Back to Nature – National Portrait Gallery, London

“The longer I spend here, the earthier and more profane the collection gets. Even the religious paintings eventually get down from their high horse and meet you on your level. It’s all sex, death, bowls of fruit and flowers, and the odd landscape. That may sound somewhat dismissive, but it’s […]

by × June 28, 2016 × 1 comment

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Tate Modern – The Switch House Wing Opens

Tate Modern – The Switch House Wing Opens

Who’s a pretty polly then? Well, perhaps the new Tate Switch House wing that was opened to the press this week with great fanfare and a series of speeches from the Mayor of London, the Culture Secretary and of course Nicholas Serota of the Tate.  Unfortunately the caged parrots (actually […]

by × June 16, 2016 × 0 comments

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Conceptual Art in Britain 1964 -1979, Tate Britain

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964 -1979, Tate Britain

This exhibition is most definitely not a whole bundle of fun. And the clues come thick and fast before you even enter. One almost has to stifle a yawn reading the title – one that resembles a Mastermind specialist subject or a University thesis rather than one for a crowd-pleasing […]

by × June 7, 2016 × 0 comments

Arts & Culture, Travel

The Culver Hotel & The Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles

The Culver Hotel & The Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles

Whenever we visit Los Angeles we always make sure to include a visit to the fabulous Culver Hotel (see our previous review here). Even when we do not manage to squeeze in a stay in one of their wonderfully atmospheric rooms, we never fail to drop in to either their […]

by × May 29, 2016 × 0 comments

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Photo London 2016, Somerset House

Photo London 2016, Somerset House

Only founded last year, Photo London has already become the biggest Photographic fair in the UK and with 85 exhibitors from twenty countries, it is also undoubtedly one of the largest in the world. Taking place over four days it occupies a maze of rooms – and a courtyard pavilion – […]

by × May 23, 2016 × 0 comments

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Jeff Koons: Now – The Newport Street Gallery

Jeff Koons: Now – The Newport Street Gallery

This exhibition by Jeff Koons at Damien Hirst‘s new gallery brings together two titans of the commercial art world. Sitting at first and second place of the world’s wealthiest (Hirst usually pips a rapidly closing Koons) they also top lists of the most influential living artists. There are plenty of […]

by × May 18, 2016 × 0 comments