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Fahrelnissa Zeid at Tate Modern

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Fahrelnissa Zeid’s exhibition at Tate Modern with beautiful kaleidoscope paintings that are ornate, colourful abstracts on a scale that really can’t be reproduced as a postcard or print. In that they reminded me of the Sonia Delunay exhibition at Tate Modern in 2015. I was struck that both of these women were made exiles by […]

Giacometti at Tate Modern

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

I’d seen odd pieces of Giacometti before and seeing a body of work really helps get an idea about the artist.  I like this style of exhibition with the focus on one artist as I think its easier to get a real feel for them than when you see one or two pieces out of […]

Into the Unknown: a journey through Science Fiction at the Barbican

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

After asking for one adult for the Russian Revolution at the British Library I struggled a little to ask for one adult Into the Unknown at the Barbican or Into the Unknown a journey through Science Fiction to give it its full title. This exhibition has a great Start with a mix of books, film […]

Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

  I realised after I’d bought the tickets that asking for one adult to the Russian Revolution has a certain comic quality.  Anyway, the latest exhibition at the British Library is well put together.  As you’d expect from the British Library the focus is on books, documents and maps along with a few carefully selected […]

Places of the mind – British watercolour landscapes 1850–1950

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Room 90 at the British Museum is one of my favourite places to visit when in London.  Hidden away at the top and back of the building the little art exhibitions are often a real treat. Places of the mind – British watercolour landscapes 1850–1950 is no exception with works by James McNeil Whistler, Edward […]

Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains at the V&A

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

The exhibition Pink Floyd Their Mortal Remains at the Victoria and Albert museum in London is more of a multimedia experience than a simple display of artefacts. Then I’ve never been to an exhibition that includes a show with lasers, Vari-Lites, multiple projectors and smoke machines or display based a two-story section based on the […]

The Danger Tree

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The Danger Tree is a free, augmented reality exhibition by artists Scarlett Raven and Marc Marot (previously shown in Greenwich) is on at the Dr Martin Luther King Junior Building at the Albert Dock until the 18th December 2016. The gallery has been filled with a replica of a ruined gallery on the border between […]

Tate Britain - Pablo Bronstein: Historical Dances in an Antique Setting

London Exhibitions Summer 2016

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

So a quick personal review of things I went to in London last week… Serpentine Pavilion 2016 Serpentine Pavilion 2016 (photo above) which is extremely cool. For first time this year there are the four summer houses elsewhere in the park which were smaller but also interesting.  I’ll probably do separate posts about these when […]

Book of Pahnl's a History of Us

Pahnl’s A History of Us Book

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The book of A History of Us Book by Pahnl that I stumbled on with friends at the Herbert Gallery and Museum in Coventry in September arrived today and its really gorgeous. I’d wondered how the 40m long artwork with accompanying text could be broken down for the book – each page is a small […]

The History of Us by Pahnl - Egyptian

The History of Us by Pahnl

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Went to The History of Us at the Herbert Gallery and Museum in Coventry yesterday.  A 44m long timeline of history filled with tiny stencilled dinosaurs, people and other creatures.  With 500 entries each with a short description and varying degrees of accuracy it took us a good hour and a half to make our […]

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