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Breathing Colours

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Breathing Colours at the Design Museum was a real disappointment. Which is a shame because perception of colour is a fascinating subject.  The problem is this exhibition is too much art installation without any deeper framework from science and technology to support it. One little box with three zones you could move objects between to […]

California: Designing Freedom at the Deign Museum

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

The California: Designing Freedom exhibition at the Design Museum looks at design in California since the 1950s.  It places counterculture at the heart of the story and looks at its impact on design from skateboards, the pocket calculator, transport, pong, Google, the Gay Pride flag, Apple, Blade Runner, Easy Rider, LSD tabs, and graphic design […]

Cartier in Motion at the Design Museum

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Of the three exhibitions I caught at the Design Museum this was my favourite and I didn’t even know it was on till I arrived and the added bonus was it was free.  I can’t say I knew a lot about Cartier before the exhibition. Cartier in Motion benefits a lot from telling a coherent […]

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 […]

Voyages at the Science Museum

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

I was fortunate to have the Voyages exhibition at at the Science Museum to myself for half an hour at the end of Thursday. The stunning photographs by Anderson & Low’s of recently conserved ship models from the museum’s collection are ethereal.  The photographs are beautifully displayed with a real minimalistic. I’d happily have five or six […]

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 […]

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