New Polish Art

New Polish Art

At the Saatchi Gallery, a small exhibition of new Polish art, showing established and new artists. All rather tame and well-mannered, while it had a little of the vibrancy that would be expected from Polish art, much of it could have been from anywhere. It would have been good to have seen more that celebrated […]

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 […]