Art

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 […]

Hawksmoor’s Churches

Hawksmoor’s Churches

16 May 2013 Charming exhibition of evocative black and white photographs by Hélène Binet of the remaining seven of Hawksmoor’s churches, offset by resin models of the main steeples, including one demolished. http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/nicholas-hawksmoor-methodical-imaginings Tweet

Quicksand at the Dairy

Quicksand at the Dairy

14 May The newest gallery to open in London is near St Pancras in the premises of an old dairy, hence its name.   It has been founded by two collectors of contemporary art, Frank Cohen and Nicolai Frahm and will showcase the work of emerging and established artists, supplemented by other activities such as dance […]

University of the Arts London selected at Pulse

University of the Arts London selected at Pulse

13th May http://see.arts.ac.uk/events/pulse2013/ A selection of work from the University.  Rokos’ decanters which turn from vertical to horizontal are empty are interesting but far too expensive at over £400 for a decanter.  Finn’s graphics were bold and fun and Rabin’s candle holders were interesting, but her glasses with blackboard paint for names are too gimmicky. […]

Modern and Contemporary Art at the 20/21 International Art Fair

Modern and Contemporary Art at the 20/21 International Art Fair

Sunday 12th May http://20-21intartfair.com The 20/21 International Art Fair at the Royal College of Art had a mixture of the old stalwarts such as Miro and Hockney with some new work by younger contemporary artists.  Irene Scheinmann’s bold digital prints are a development from her more restrained etchings and paintings; Adam Roud was classically cool, […]