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The lost art and etiquette of napkin folding

The lost art and etiquette of napkin folding

At Waddeson Manor is an unique exhibition, interspersed across the historic rooms, of the lost art of napkin folding which originated in Europe some 500 years ago.  Joan Sallas has researched and become an expert in this unique art and has created a rich variety of beautiful artworks.  The tradition continues in a small way […]

Fashion and Status in Tudor and Stuart times

Fashion and Status in Tudor and Stuart times

After visiting the State Rooms and Coronation exhibition, visitors could do no worse than going to see the current exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery.  Somehow many people miss it, perhaps because its subject appears unexciting, but it has had stunning reviews – by Richard Dorment in the Telegraph and, most unusually, from Brian Sewell in the Evening Standard who […]

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 […]