Ian Caldwell

Major cancer research building under construction in the heart of London

Major cancer research building under construction in the heart of London

Its great to see the construction of this major investment in cancer research progressing apace.  It will be a fantastic research facility for London and the UK when complete. The aim of the  building layout is flexibility, communication, collaboration; therefore it is not zoned by traditional scientific disciplines and the building is designed for the […]

The Missing Link

Winning Competition Entry from Erect Architecture for the Vauxhall Missing Link, modelled on the High Line in New York, to provide a green connection from the new developments along Nine Elms/Vauxhall to the South Bank.   If it is constructed it will make a huge difference to what will otherwise become a series of unconnected developments […]

Lowry at the Tate – too sombre

Lowry at the Tate – too sombre

A large exhibition at Tate Britain, but sadly it was not completely representational.  As Brian Sewell in his review in the Evening Standard commented, a suggestion that he was on par with the best French artists of his day is a little overdone, and this appears to have influenced the selection of paintings.  While all […]

Have You Seen Me Here Before?

Have You Seen Me Here Before?

Again at the Whitechapel Gallery, complimentary to the Spirit of Utopia exhibition is this small exhibition from the Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. It includes a range of colourful work from leading international artists, as part of the Gallery’s ongoing programme showing rarely-seen public and private collections. Read More…. . Tweet

What is the future? Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery

What is the future? Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery

The main galleries at the Whitechapel have been taken over by ten artists and collectives from around the world who are seeking suggesting answers to the future of the economy, the environment and society itself, asking, ‘what if?’  Inevitably some are optimistic; some pessimistic, but generally they are thought-provoking.  The installations include a live studio […]