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 […]

Chelsea Fringe at Battersea Power Station

Chelsea Fringe at Battersea Power Station

Along the riverside at Ballersea, where eventually you will be able to walk from Vauxhall to Battersea Park once the transformation of this part of London is complete, there is a “pop-up park”, a temporary garden for the “Chelsea Fringe” –  an alternative to the Chelsea Flower Show, which is gathering pace across London.   […]

Interiors London

Interiors London

20th May 2012 www.interiorsldn.com Interiors exhibition set in the sterile environment of Excel, where the bland atmosphere almost submerges creative design.  Several exhibitions, each quite small, all located together focussed primarily on kitchens, bathrooms, lighting and furniture.  A mixed bag of furniture with some contemporary interpretations of old classics and highlights that were works of […]

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 […]

Plant Sciences

Plant Sciences

17 May 2013 http://www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural/whats-on/Plant-Science.aspx Opening today, this exhibition is a collaboration between the Estates Department and the Performance Foundation at King’s College London, where items from an empty and evocative scientific building in south London become works of art in an exhibition in the Inigo Rooms at Somerset House, prior to being auctioned. Damien Hurst […]