An interesting experiment to include contemporary Latin American and African art in the one exhibition, but it works. The Saatchi Gallery has a new exhibition called “PANGAEA” which was the name of the landmass when the two continents were joined, many millennia ago in the prehistoric era. There is nothing prehistoric about the artworks on display – they are vibrant, irreverent and colourful, as is often the case with art from both continents, with the odd political twist. Ants crawl over the gallery walls and a brick ball sits quietly in one gallery while another gallery is covered in sacks with another having a sculpture formed from shards of painted glass. On the walls are a range of works – mainly paintings, photographs and graphic interpretations. This is an exhibition that reflects the energy, colour and innovation of emerging nations not bogged down with centuries of tradition – it is above all fun!
"The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don't want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don't have a soul."
To be an architect means having a wide range of interests - architecture, art and creativity in all its variety of forms, sustainability, science and innovation. The greatest interest is often where these different worlds overlap and collide - that is when something imaginative often occurs that pushes us all forward to another place
"Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for example"
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- Tutankhamun’s last visit to London – at the Saatchi Gallery
- Kara Walker at Tate Modern
- Artists coming together in response to the 1973 Chilean revolt at Tate Modern
- A Reappraisal of Dora Maar at Tate Modern
- A changing canvas for artists in ‘Watch This Space’ at Lazinc
- Parallel worlds collide in the Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing World at Sǀ2
- Perspectives on our technological future: Kang Jungsuck at KCCUK
- Celebrating diversity in ‘Beyond Borders’ at Unit London
- How the car shaped the world: What is its future?
- Latin American Surrealism at the NSU Art Museum
- Art to make you smile and be happy in Fort Lauderdale
- LEGO’s Twelve Rebuilds of Christmas at the Savoy London
- The hanging Christmas Tree of Liberty at the heart of Liberty London
- A Silent Madness has alighted on Greenwich Peninsula: Mowalola at NOW Gallery
- Art by Allen Jones,Tatty Devine and others contribue to regeneration of the Greenwich Peninsula
- Hooray – a Scottish artist is here: Jim Lambie in Fort Lauderdale
- Richard Forster’s architectural notes at the Timothy Taylor Gallery
- An unusual partnership: Danh Vo and Craig McNamara at Marian Goodman Gallery
- Portuguese artist Maria Helena de Silva at Waddington Custot
- Decisions for the artist: Claire Tabouret’s Portraits at Almine Rech
- Nic Maennling on The empty Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, London, as a historic backcloth to Icon’s House of Culture
- Ian Caldwell on Futurebuild challenges the Construction Industry to change
- Graeme on Futurebuild challenges the Construction Industry to change
- Ian Caldwell on Crossing Borders: the Embroidery of Alighiero Boetti at Ben Brown Fine Arts
- Francesca Martinoli on Crossing Borders: the Embroidery of Alighiero Boetti at Ben Brown Fine Arts