Was it a happy accidental coincidence or was it a plan that there should be exhibitions by the Hungarian artist Dora Maurer (born 1937) at Tate Modern and, a 15 or 20 minute walk away, at the White Cube in Bermondsey? Art aficionados needed to start at the retrospective at Tate Modern and then continued to White Cube to view three geometric mathematical series of works created over the last 30 years – ‘Overlappings’, ‘Quod Libet’ and ‘IXEK’, but when you look at them, you wonder if they were by the same artist, the white works created with informal rectangular overlapping planes being so different to the precise flowing curving coloured geometries that fly off the wall, and also not shown at the exhibition in Tate Modern. The common link is mathematics, geometry and proportion.
"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"
I hope to showcase contemporary design and innovation, including architecture, art, design, science, technology and sustainability, to those searching for architecture, design and art inspiration to create beauty. I hope you enjoy it and will contribute to it.
- 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
- Swedish mystery: Jockum Nordström at the David Zwirner Gallery
- Eduardo Paolozzi’s Hollow Gods at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert
- The breadth of Modern and Contemporary Cuban art at Art Miami
- The 30th anniversary of Art Miami has a digital focus
- Bridging across traditions: Cuban artist Ruben Alpizar at CONTEXT Art Miami
- Throwing tradition to the winds at CONTEXT Art Miami
- A loss to London: Peggy Guggenheim at Ordovas Art
- Linking to the Earth: Magdalena Abakanowicz and William Anastasi at the Marlborough Gallery
- Ai Weiwei, Richard Deacon and Tony Cragg arrive near Edgware Road at the Lisson Gallery
- Coming out of the darkness: Nan Goldin at Marian Goodman Gallery
- Were are the people?: Ged Quinn and Ed Baynard at the Stephen Friedman Gallery
- 39 years apart: Valie Export and Renate Bertlmann at the Venice Biennale
- Modern art in Classical interiors: Marcin Maciejowski at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac:
- Dominic Harris integrates nature, pop culture and computer code at the Halcyon Gallery
- Japanese traditions in the 21st century: ‘WOW: City Lights and Woodland Shade’
- Antony Gormley’s Formations at the White Cube
- 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
- Ian Caldwell on Blending ancient and contemporary: Two Italian artists: Giovanni Ozzola and Fabio Viale