Art

Mark Quinn in Venice

Mark Quinn in Venice

One of the highlights of this summer in Venice, showcasing the wide variety of Mark Quinn’s work, a more extensive exhibition than ever shown in his home country. http://www.designboom.com/art/marc-quinn-at-the-cini-foundation-in-venice/ Tweet

Pinta – Latin American art arrives in London

Pinta – Latin American art arrives in London

The annual Latin American art show has arrived at Earl’s Court, Galleries from London, New York, Miami, Spain, Portugal and a number of South American cities display a variety of artist, some established and well-known; some new and innovative. It had a wide variety of media and styles illustrating how rich and colourful the Latin […]

Mexican designers at Pintadesign, Pinta London

Mexican designers at Pintadesign, Pinta London

Showcasing Latin American design from Mexico, Pinta Design 2013 is a small exhibition curated by Manuel Díaz Cebrián to present an individual and unusual selection of contemporary design, to compliment the main art show, Lets hope this grows in scale in future years. http://www.pintalondon.com/pintadesign.php Tweet

Yuref Merhi – Art Project at Pinta, London

Yuref Merhi – Art Project at Pinta, London

At Pinta, the Latin American Art Fair, Art Numerique showcases Yucef Merhi’s “Maximum Security 1994-2004”, a project initiated in 1998 when Merhi hacked the email account of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and, until 2004, he managed to intercept thousands of emails which he then arranged using “datagram” – a spatial array system – in order […]

Essential fashion accessories from another age

Essential fashion accessories from another age

Just opened – A stunning exhibition of exquisite vanity boxes, nécessaires, minaudières and compacts, made by famous goldsmiths and jewellers. From the 1920′s and astonishingly as late as the 1960′s, these hark back to an era of style and elegance that we seem to have lost. What a pity there is not at least one […]

Ellen Gallagher – AxME at Tate Modern

Ellen Gallagher – AxME at Tate Modern

Ellen Gallagher, one of the most interesting, and in some ways challenging, artists from North America, mixes cultures, advertising and art in a variety of art forms. Starting with her yellow pictures which are almost a development of the childrens’ game of adding different hairstyles/wigs to faces, her last work become more interesting as human […]

Saloua Raouda Chouchair at Tate Modern

Saloua Raouda Chouchair at Tate Modern

A small but beautiful exhibition on this modern Middle Eastern artist who deserves to be better known – and well done to the Tate for this exhibition. I am biased as if she had not been an artist, she would have wished to have been an architect – and it shows in her sculpture. http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/saloua-raouda-choucair […]

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum

19th May http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/pompeii_and_herculaneum.aspx The British Museum’s block-buster of the year, this exhibition is very popular and too busy; perhaps it was a mistake to go on a Sunday morning.  Although I have been to Pompeii, but not Herculaneum, it is good to see the artefacts that came of of the excavations at this museum and […]

Rural: Urban

Rural: Urban

18 May 2013 http://www3.syngenta.com/global/photo/en/home/pages/home.aspx An fascinating exhibition of photographs on this weekend at Somerset House: The Syngenta Photography Award 2013 – Rural:Urban, which aims to raise awareness about the tensions between rural and urban environments, and the impact these issues have on sustainability.  It includes photographs from all around the world including one taken a […]