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Title: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on June 17, 2017, 11:39:18 pm
In my case this is "Alphonse Mucha: In Quest of Beauty" at Liverpools Walker Art Gallery.    This is a touring exhibition which has been shown at several galleries in the UK, each exhibiting their own works by Mucha or work influenced by him.


I like Art Nouveau stuff, and my Mother has a couple of Mucha prints on the wall. 


It's a low light exhibition, as a lot of the stuff was intended as ephemeral advertising materiel and was printed on low quality paper. 


Several of his posters for actress Sarah Bernhardt are featured & his descendant Tasmin Ormond narrates a video about their relationship.   There are the commercial illustrations he did for advertising biscuits, perfume, cigarette papers(!) and bicycles  :D


(http://www.muchafoundation.org/media/w620h560/lithograph/MF_Waverly_Cycles.jpg)


Other parts of the exhibition showcase his influence on other artists including some with Liverpool connections, and there are several bronzes by his friend Rodin as well as photos of Mucha with his friend & roommate Gauguin, including one of him playing piano sans culottes :jurek: [size=78%]   [/size]

I'll have to see this again, as I visited late in the afternoon & got chucked out before I'd seen everything.  I was also wearing my contact lenses, and the mono vision set up of one eye for distance & one eye for reading doesn't work well in galleries.


http://www.concrete-online.co.uk/alphonse-mucha-in-quest-of-beauty-at-the-sainsbury-centre-review/ (http://www.concrete-online.co.uk/alphonse-mucha-in-quest-of-beauty-at-the-sainsbury-centre-review/)


http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/exhibitions/mucha/index.aspx (http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/exhibitions/mucha/index.aspx)


https://annesophieatuea.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/alphonse-mucha-in-quest-of-beauty/ (https://annesophieatuea.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/alphonse-mucha-in-quest-of-beauty/)


Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: hellymedic on June 18, 2017, 02:39:15 pm
I think I saw a Mucha exhibition not that long ago.
Might have been September 2015 in Bournemouth but I'm not sure.

ETA...https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=70466.msg1915334#msg1915334 (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=70466.msg1915334#msg1915334)
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: orienteer on June 19, 2017, 05:08:12 pm
With it due to close at the end of this week, today I got around to visiting the Barbican to see "The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945"

I've been visiting Japan for nearly 50 years, my other half is Japanese, and I've visited many family homes, modern and traditional, but never seen anything like the extreme examples exhibited. It doesn't give any hint of what Japanese house architecture is really like and how it has developed over the years. It's sheer sensationalism curated by pseuds.

A total letdown and disappointment, and I've rather lost faith in the Barbican's artistic judgement.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: robgul on June 19, 2017, 06:54:27 pm
Went to the Hockney exhibition at Tate Britain about a month ago (it finished at the end of May) - some fascinating, and weird, stuff - the more recent pictures of countryside in Yorkshire were splendid - can't say I enthused over the series of nude, virile young men diving into swimming pools in Los Angeles.

... we had also been to the Hockney portrait show last Sept at the Royal Academy - that was excellent.

Rob
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on August 19, 2017, 07:11:23 pm

Wandered down to Tate Liverpool for "Portraying A Nation - Germany 1919 - 1933"


2 linked exhibitions of the work of photographer August Sander, from his "People of the 20th Century" project and the paintings & prints of Otto Dix. £12 and runs until 15th October.


The Sander exhibition is chronological, with an explantion of historical events & context written on the wall (in poorly contrasting grey ink) showing life & conditions in Germany after the war & the rise of the nazis.


(https://www.moma.org/media/W1siZiIsIjM0MjU1NCJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCItcmVzaXplIDIwMDB4MjAwMFx1MDAzZSJdXQ.jpg?sha=af77c625ba6a8cbf)


The next part of the exhibtion has a warning that some people may find some of the materiel offensive,  there is a lot of work from Dix's Krieg series, showing his experiences in the trenches, as well as his portrayals of low life in brothels & cabarets many of which were seized & banned by the nazis.  A contrast is the stuff he painted for his friends children & a childrens picture book.


(https://kdoutsiderart.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/sturmtruppe-geht-unter-gas-vor.jpg?w=1200)


(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/aa78aaf29f379f55345a0468e9c56cfe263ec341/0_276_2953_1772/master/2953.jpg?w=1920&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=733b2830fd6e6870f19e6e01af9629af)


It's a big exhibition & there is a lot to see, but well worth an hour or two of your time.


http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-liverpool/exhibition/portraying-nation-germany-1919-1933


https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/jun/22/portraying-a-nation-germany-1919-1933-review-art-at-its-most-deliberately-obscene


http://www.theartsdesk.com/visual-arts/portraying-nation-tate-liverpool-review-–-inspired-juxtaposition


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/what-to-see/weimar-art-delivers-historical-sucker-punch/





Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on October 15, 2017, 11:27:56 pm
Spent a couple of hours today admiring the Frick Collection. Just Wow! The guy had taste & money. Such a pity he was a thoroughgoing bastard.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frick_Collection[/font]
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jaded on October 16, 2017, 07:57:01 am
Went to the RWA Annual Open Exhibition last Thursday evening. Mostly not my cup of tea, but a few pieces I’d have bought if I had any money and wanted to buy art.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 02, 2017, 08:31:11 pm
I went with my son, we both liked most of it though certainly not all. Definitely didn't buy anything. This was my son's favourite:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4565/38121437551_9fd3257f26_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/215EkfF)

He reckons it shows the sun and a teepee, the artist called it Moonlight and Sailboat.

Got told off for touching an exhibit at I Believe My Works Are Still Valid. (http://www.spikeisland.org.uk/events/exhibitions/kim-yong-ik/) There was a wooden crate with slots in, each slot held one canvas and it looked as if you were meant to pull them out to have a look. So I did. Couldn't make much sense of most of it, I'm afraid. Might have helped if I knew Korean!

Went to the Grayson Perry at the Fini. I liked the tapestries, didn't like the pots.

And an exhibition of Terry Pratchett art at Salisbury, which turned out to be more art than his life and work, contrary to the title, so gets mentioned here too.


Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: hellymedic on November 02, 2017, 11:18:24 pm
Mum & I went to Poster Girls at the London Transport Museum on Tuesday.

Enjoyed it. We like commercial art!

Found the gallery too narrow to step back, which was a shame.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jaded on November 03, 2017, 07:56:29 am
Went to the Grayson Perry at the Fini. I liked the tapestries, didn't like the pots.
Went on Saturday. I had similar views on the work to you.
 Also took some photos, one of which is in have you been out with your Camera today.

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(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/PA280495.jpg)
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 03, 2017, 10:34:14 am
I forgot to mention Centrespace! (http://www.centrespacegallery.com/exhibitions/) It's always worth dropping in on Centrespace as you never know what's going to be there (unless you check in advance of course but I never do). Sometime's it's closed and last Monday it seemed to be still setting up; there were things on the walls but there was a woman hoovering, with big white areas taped off on the floor. However, she beckoned me in and... offered me a cup of tea! Of course I said yes and she brought out some homemade cake too.  ;D Turned out she was a performance artist, her partner does the paintings – though as he explained they're not so much painting as produced according to some pattern he works out based on the 64 hexagons of the I-Ching (no, I don't understand this, but he does) – and they were getting ready for a show with her dancing around the paintings to music they'd written. All based on "focus and stillness". I didn't stay for the dancing and I didn't really like the paintings much, though I did like their metallic colours, but it's not often you get tea, cake and a conversation about metal oxides, the I-Ching, life on the Irish border and in Devizes, Catholic cemeteries and stuff in such random circumstances! These people: http://www.mrplusfm.net/myNewNet/
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: hellymedic on November 15, 2017, 08:23:30 pm
Mum and I spent yesterday in the Royal Festival Hall, looking at the Canon World Press Photographer and 'Inside' - prisoners' art, curated by Anthony Gormley.

There was little 'happy' or joyful in either exhibition.

There is much which is horrible in humankind.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jaded on March 30, 2018, 03:04:15 pm
Went yesterday to The Vanity of Small Differences by Grayson Perry, in Bristol, which is shown along with Hogarth's Rake's Progress and David Hockney's interpretation.

Rather good, along with the talk from a member of one of the families used as inspiration.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 30, 2018, 06:25:32 pm
Went yesterday to The Vanity of Small Differences by Grayson Perry, in Bristol, which is shown along with Hogarth's Rake's Progress and David Hockney's interpretation.

Rather good, along with the talk from a member of one of the families used as inspiration.
Didn't know about that – destination!
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jaded on March 30, 2018, 07:23:23 pm
It's the Bristol Arts and Something Museum.

The one next to the Wills Building, if I've got the name wrong...
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 30, 2018, 07:38:05 pm
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, I think. Everyone just calls it the Museum.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Aunt Maud on March 30, 2018, 07:50:40 pm
I took my youngest daughter to see Balenciaga at The V&A, it was very good.

We're going to see Kahlo and Picasso in the summer.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Pickled Onion on March 30, 2018, 09:36:13 pm
Went to see the Picasso 1932 at Tate Modern.

It was very interesting to see works from a single year gathered together, especially the progression of ideas through drawings to paintings. I'm not a Picasso buff so some might have been lost on me, and I'm certain I wouldn't have gone if I'd had to pay the £22  :o admission price!
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: hellymedic on April 01, 2018, 05:22:05 pm
Many galleries give 'carers' free tickets if they are pushing crips like me around and I get concessionary entry so Mum & I get our cultcha fairly cheaply...
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: DaveJ on April 06, 2018, 11:41:31 pm
The Charles I exhibition at the Royal Academy (https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/charles-i-king-and-collector).  Fascinating.  Really well displayed, so the pictures look bright and colourful, not the blackened dead appearance I associate with old masters.  Interesting how much of it was lent by HM The Queen.  I wonder how much of that is normally available to the public, not much I'd guess, hence the point of the exhibition.  The audio thing, the earphones that tell you what you are looking at, definitely added something to the experience too.

And the Living with gods exhibition at the British Museum (http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/living_with_gods.aspx) which, for me was less successful.  The initial exhibit, the 40,000 year old "Lion Man" was interesting, the rest of it not so much.  The choice of items to display was, I thought, odd, given the wealth of material at the disposal of the museum.  It finishes this weekend anyway.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 07, 2018, 10:03:55 am
Grayson Perry vs Hogarth x Hockney, as mentioned by Jaded upthread. No talk but there's a film of how he made it, including various families he met in the course of research, which was interesting. I also liked the preparatory sketches – more interesting, in a way, than the finished tapestries.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 07, 2018, 05:50:48 pm
Perhaps not a typical art exhibition but still an exhibition: the First World War photographed by women photographers. Some of the images were surprisingly playful, for instance three soldiers on a see-saw (I don't think it was meant to be a see-saw, probably some sort of lifting device, but they were playing on it) and one of a woman in nurse's uniform astride the ruin of a tank, like a conquering hero(ine).
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on April 07, 2018, 07:21:55 pm
I saw the Charles I exhibition a couple of months ago, it's wonderful.  See it if you can before it finishes next week. 


Last weekend I visited my local museum for http://www.artinliverpool.com/review-terracotta-warriors/   Several of the warriors & associated exhibits have been brought over from China.  An interesting & enjoyable view, but far too crowded.  A couple of days later I got an email saying that a few more items had arrived & inviting me to a members only evening view  :-)


After that I wandered down to Tate Liverpool for https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/30/kens-show-review-tate-liverpool-non-expert-eye-ken-simons  which has some things I'd quite like on my wall...
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jaded on April 13, 2018, 12:48:19 am
Sawdust and Sequins: The Art of the Circus. Bristol

At RWA, which, apparently, is the only regional Royal Academy. All the others are national, apparently.

For me it was patchy, with Peter Lavery’s circus photography being the highlight. It was great to see some of Sir Peter Bake's work first hand, particularly as he was there. Plus we could have bought some of the works, for the price of a half decent bicycle.

An artist at work
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/P4120064.jpg)

Sir Peter Blake cutting the cake
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/P4120054.jpg)

The 160th birthday speech
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/P4120046.jpg)
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on April 15, 2018, 10:52:56 pm
A weekend in London getting some culcha.    As a small & teen I was dragged round stately homes & antique fairs by my parents. I didn't enjoy this & as a result treated my art classes at school with undisguised contempt.   Sorry Mr Thomas.... :-[


First stop was Monet & Architecture at the National Gallery.  I've seen some of the pictures of Rouen cathedral & St Lazare before, as well as a lot of the London paintings, but seeing so many of the different versions hung together is quite something.  Well worth a visit.  https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/apr/08/monet-and-architecture-review-exhibition-national-gallery


Next was the Queens Gallery for Charles II - Art & Power https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/dec/07/charles-ii-art-and-power-review-queens-gallery-london
This was OK, but didn't really enthuse me.  Not sure why?  Some lovely paintings & drawings, but the things that made me smile the most were the early papers from the Royal Society, seeing the names of Hooke & Flamsteed  was giving me flashbacks to Stephensons "Baroque Cycle", and for an insane hour or two I contemplated re-reading it !


Sunday I strolled from my luxurious lodgings at Southwark Travelsplodge to Tate Modern, for Picasso 1932. https://www.ft.com/content/66c4f8b8-2159-11e8-a895-1ba1f72c2c11  I've never counted myself Picasso's biggest fan, but felt thats as it was here, and I get free admission (Tate member, I blame a manic pixie dream girl on the desk in Liverpool)  I ought to go.   I didn't regret this at all, it's a fantastic exhibition & the audio guide is really good, I even bought the accompanying book.


Back to the RA for the last day of Charles I , I'd seen this before, but had had to rush it, so paid £20 again to see it at leisure. (The RA is expensive!  It's "Friends" scheme costs far more than membership of the National Gallery or Tate. Even the cafe is pricey!)

Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on May 02, 2018, 06:12:41 pm
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/reviews/artists-at-work-courtauld-gallery-review-drawing-art-tickets-a8332856.html?platform=hootsuite


Courtauld Gallery closing for a 2 year refurbishment.  Visit while you can.   
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Steph on May 12, 2018, 04:58:26 am
I was lucky enough to get a 'thank you' from Liverpool Museums for a training day I did for them, consisting of a visit to their 'Terracotta Army' exhibition. Rather super!

Among the exhibits was a replica of a hugantic crossbow. For some reason, I thought of Charlotte OTP.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: hellymedic on June 20, 2018, 05:38:28 pm
Went to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition with my Mum today.

Some exhibits ought to be posted elsewhere on yacf....

POBI for the Banksy 'Vote Love June 23rd' which by some weird coincidence, was priced at £350m.

(https://media.timeout.com/images/105242339/750/422/image.jpg)

'Unaffordable Housing' signpost ought to be in The Gallery's Sensible Signs thread.

There were several Grenfell Tower works,

We couldn't/didn't see everything...
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 02, 2018, 09:11:31 pm
The 'Unaffordable Housing' signpost was also in the RWA annual show, which I went to today (with Cdzzmc Jnr again). There were also one or two items I'd previously seen elsewhere, particularly some woodcarvings which I remember from Centrespace earlier this year. Or was it last year? I rather like them so was happy to see them again, although this time there was only one of a set of three. Lots of paintings and some rather good sculptures – I don't really like sculpture but I liked some of these. Going back to see more of it next week. Better and more varied than last year.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on November 08, 2018, 11:05:34 pm

https://twitter.com/schemaly/status/1060656625273454599

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-history-female-rage-art


Interesting , Judith & Holofernes is a gallery staple, I've forgotten how many different paintings I've seen, but the others mentioned are new to me.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: hellymedic on November 08, 2018, 11:59:19 pm
Went to the Roman Vishniac exhibition at the Jewish Museum last week.

It featured many iconic images of the holocaust era and also more recent video interviews of some of the children pictured.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on November 12, 2018, 01:03:08 pm
I’ve just seen this in Dulwich Picture Galleries Twitter stream.


A St Sebastian pin cushion  :jurek:


https://shop.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/products/st-sebastian-pin-cushion (https://shop.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/products/st-sebastian-pin-cushion)
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 12, 2018, 09:10:16 pm
That's almost as good as the JFK and Jackie salt & pepper pots.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 22, 2018, 01:55:20 pm
Abstract Expressionists at the RWA. Bert Irvine (who?), Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and a couple of others. Also some figurative stuff by the same people. Bright luminescent colours, energy, huge canvases.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: orienteer on February 21, 2019, 05:23:17 pm
Prototyping in Tokyo, at Japan House, Kensington High St (until 16/3/19)

If you like mechanisms this is a must-see, some incredible engineering, both new and Japanese traditional.

(View may be coloured by the accompanying free sake tasting).
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on February 27, 2019, 09:21:55 pm
Not an exhibition, but an interesting article on a couple of recently "discovered" Rembrandts.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/magazine/rembrandt-jan-six.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimesarts


I've not been to Amsterdam for years, and my old favourite cheap hotel is no longer cheap!  Must sort a visit out soon.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jurek on February 28, 2019, 01:02:16 pm
Prototyping in Tokyo, at Japan House, Kensington High St (until 16/3/19)

If you like mechanisms this is a must-see, some incredible engineering, both new and Japanese traditional.

(View may be coloured by the accompanying free sake tasting).
I think that's my day-out sorted for this weekend. Ta.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jurek on March 02, 2019, 03:35:34 pm
Prototyping in Tokyo, at Japan House, Kensington High St (until 16/3/19)

If you like mechanisms this is a must-see, some incredible engineering, both new and Japanese traditional.

(View may be coloured by the accompanying free sake tasting).
I think that's my day-out sorted for this weekend. Ta.

That was most excellent.
As Orienteer says excellent, innovative stuff - eg: a cam, the eccentricity of which can be altered, while it rotates under load  :o
Lots and lots of stuff that you are allowed and encouraged to handle - or in my case, break  :-[ (They allowed me to fix it  :thumbsup:)
No sake  :(
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Tim Hall on March 02, 2019, 04:45:08 pm
Prototyping in Tokyo, at Japan House, Kensington High St (until 16/3/19)

If you like mechanisms this is a must-see, some incredible engineering, both new and Japanese traditional.

(View may be coloured by the accompanying free sake tasting).
I think that's my day-out sorted for this weekend. Ta.

That was most excellent.
As Orienteer says excellent, innovative stuff - eg: a cam, the eccentricity of which can be altered, while it rotates under load  :o
Lots and lots of stuff that you are allowed and encouraged to handle - or in my case, break  :-[ (They allowed me to fix it  :thumbsup:)
No sake  :(

Ooh, that looks good. Damn this jam packed diary.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jakob W on March 02, 2019, 05:02:39 pm
Prototyping in Tokyo, at Japan House, Kensington High St (until 16/3/19)

If you like mechanisms this is a must-see, some incredible engineering, both new and Japanese traditional.

(View may be coloured by the accompanying free sake tasting).
I think that's my day-out sorted for this weekend. Ta.

That was most excellent.
As Orienteer says excellent, innovative stuff - eg: a cam, the eccentricity of which can be altered, while it rotates under load  :o
Lots and lots of stuff that you are allowed and encouraged to handle - or in my case, break  :-[ (They allowed me to fix it  :thumbsup:)
No sake  :(

How long would you recommend for this? I'd planned on going before last week's Brompton talk, but didn't have the time. I will be back in the Smoke next week, so may nip in if I can get away.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jurek on March 02, 2019, 06:23:14 pm
Prototyping in Tokyo, at Japan House, Kensington High St (until 16/3/19)

If you like mechanisms this is a must-see, some incredible engineering, both new and Japanese traditional.

(View may be coloured by the accompanying free sake tasting).
I think that's my day-out sorted for this weekend. Ta.

That was most excellent.
As Orienteer says excellent, innovative stuff - eg: a cam, the eccentricity of which can be altered, while it rotates under load  :o
Lots and lots of stuff that you are allowed and encouraged to handle - or in my case, break  :-[ (They allowed me to fix it  :thumbsup:)
No sake  :(

How long would you recommend for this? I'd planned on going before last week's Brompton talk, but didn't have the time. I will be back in the Smoke next week, so may nip in if I can get away.
I had it wrapped in just under 1 hour - including sitting through 3 short films.
The stuff on the ground floor isn't worth the time of day.
Head for the basement.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: orienteer on March 02, 2019, 06:24:35 pm
An hour would suffice.

The sake tasting must have been a one-off event, I struck lucky  :)
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jurek on March 02, 2019, 07:05:06 pm
An hour would suffice.

The sake tasting must have been a one-off event, I struck lucky  :)
I'd figured as much.
Private View and all that.

I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who has a mechanical bent / inclination.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: orienteer on March 02, 2019, 09:58:32 pm
The sake tasting was on the ground floor, not directly linked to the exhibition.

As the one out of three samples I preferred was £48 a bottle, I didn't buy any.

One of the most impressive things about the mechanisms is that each one was 3-D printed as complete working assembly in one pass. Only the electric motor units were added afterwards.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jurek on March 02, 2019, 10:26:23 pm
The sake tasting was on the ground floor, not directly linked to the exhibition.

As the one out of three samples I preferred was £48 a bottle, I didn't buy any.

One of the most impressive things about the mechanisms is that each one was 3-D printed as complete working assembly in one pass. Only the electric motor units were added afterwards.

My bold: I stand corrected.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: sg37409 on March 03, 2019, 11:11:08 am
Last weekend, my wife and I went to this:
https://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/whats-on/robert-blomfield-edinburgh-street-photography

Well worth a visit.  We both loved the "bespectacled boy with football" pic which was a stand-out.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: rafletcher on March 15, 2019, 03:05:45 pm
Don McCullin at Tate Britain.  Far more extensive than I expected, probably 200+ prints, all a decent size, around 30x60cm. Not too busy (we went in at 11am, out at 12:30), and my wife remarked it was the quietest major exhibition she’d ever been to.  All the prints were made by McCullin himself.

Incredibly powerful images, even the ones I’d seen before - the shell-shocked Vietnam GI, the Biafran children, the East End homeless. But the one I’ll remember most, the one I’d never seen before, the one that had me on the verge of tears (ok, there was more than one, but this one hit hardest), was entitled “A Baby Abandoned, Bangladesh”.

The exhibition is on until May 6th. Do try and see it if you can. Superb hang, outstanding images.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jaded on March 29, 2019, 06:46:02 pm
The Leonardo prints from the Royal collection, at Bristol.

Was worth seeing, but I guess I'm too much of a philistine to really appreciate. However the level of detail and the accuracy was awesome. Worth seeing, and even more so for being a freebie.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on April 06, 2019, 05:38:37 pm
Don McCullin at Tate Britain.  Far more extensive than I expected, probably 200+ prints, all a decent size, around 30x60cm. Not too busy (we went in at 11am, out at 12:30), and my wife remarked it was the quietest major exhibition she’d ever been to.  All the prints were made by McCullin himself.

Incredibly powerful images, even the ones I’d seen before - the shell-shocked Vietnam GI, the Biafran children, the East End homeless. But the one I’ll remember most, the one I’d never seen before, the one that had me on the verge of tears (ok, there was more than one, but this one hit hardest), was entitled “A Baby Abandoned, Bangladesh”.

The exhibition is on until May 6th. Do try and see it if you can. Superb hang, outstanding images.


Just seen this . Very busy , just shuffling around. Totally mind numbing. How much horror & suffering we inflict on each other.   A must see for anyone with an interest in 20th - 21st century history.


Edit: https://www.lrb.co.uk/v41/n08/jeremy-harding/at-tate-britain
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Aunt Maud on April 07, 2019, 05:53:01 pm
Saw Ruskin at 2 Temple Place. Not sure if it's still on, but was a nice exhibition in a fantastic building FOC.

Saw Dior at The V&A. A bit merengue and the curating was overdone. Not as good as Balenciaga at the same place a while back.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 25, 2019, 08:42:07 pm
Looked into a pop up exhibition down the road, a place that often has something random but not a gallery, and there was something straight from 90s – a video on a Sony Trinitron tv, just like one my mum used to have! – and something for fettlers, a sculpture featuring dozens of zip ties!
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: orienteer on May 25, 2019, 09:49:57 pm
Japanese manga (comic books) exhibition at the British Museum, apparently the largest ever outside Japan. Takes over an hour for a fairly quick look.

Followed by a presentation (outside the museum but nearby) by a female Japanese professor on "Love and Desire between Women in Girls' Manga", which provided many insights into Japanese culture.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 10, 2019, 07:30:55 pm
A small exhibition of Japanese prints. Unfortunately, it's the third part of four and I missed the first two. Well I'll just have to make sure I see the last!
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 12, 2019, 06:55:02 pm
Various paintings and photos loosely on the theme of 'identity'. The interesting ones where photos of skin cells which the artist had taken from people, grown on slides, and produced macro-photographs or microscope photography of. Not only were the shapes and colours strangely beautiful in their own right, it was the one part of the exhibition that (I felt) actually explored the concept of being or not being who we are. Cells, bodies, identities.

The cells photographed for the show were taken from volunteers but the artist said she also had a nerve ending she'd bought on the internet. This sounds dark but apparently is totally legit and cost only £3.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 14, 2019, 06:17:32 pm
The Fire based exhibition at the RWA. I enjoyed the video of people setting fire to pools of oil on what appeared to be an airfield. Also the charred stumps and some nice paintings, Turner, Ravilious and stuff. Unfortunately there were no opportunities for active fire art-making! There was also a bloke going round taking photos of absolutely every item (even where it said you were not allowed to, but none of the attendants paid any attention) with his phone making skuomorphic shutter and bleeping noises. This annoyed me a bit, then I thought, what a stupid thing to get annoyed about, and ignored his noises.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on October 13, 2019, 11:56:48 am
I was in London yesterday & popped into the National Portrait Gallery to see The BP Portrait Awards.  https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp-portrait-award-2019/exhibition/exhibitors/ (https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp-portrait-award-2019/exhibition/exhibitors/)


https://theartsdesk.com/visual-arts/bp-portrait-award-2019-national-portrait-gallery-review-story-everyone (https://theartsdesk.com/visual-arts/bp-portrait-award-2019-national-portrait-gallery-review-story-everyone)


This was very good, though I think I'd have chosen different prizewinners.   I took a quick look around the 20th century portraits as well,  I've not been here for decades, I must make a longer visit.


On to Tate Britain & my heart sank when I saw the massive queue for William Blake,  it was so busy inside that I couldn't get a decent peaceful look at anything & I left after about an hour.   What I did see was fantastic so again, I'll have to make a 2nd visit. 
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on October 25, 2019, 09:21:24 pm
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/visual-art/el-greco-the-last-great-renaissance-master-1.4050008


I can feel a long weekend in Paris coming on.....
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jurek on October 27, 2019, 02:35:54 pm
I was taken to the Olafur Eliasson exhibish at The Tate Modern a couple of weeks a go.
I'm a big fan of Eliasson, following The Weather Project he did at the TM not long after it opened.
As an artist, I can only imagine that being given a commission to fill a space as huge as the turbine hall, must be absolutely terrifying.
What did he do?
He made it twice as big.
By putting a mirror on the ceiling.
Kudos to him.
As acts go that's  a hard one to follow and although his current show at TM is good, it is very much in the wings of The Weather Project.

Today, I went to see the Antony Gormley exhibish at The Royal Academy.
I can take or leave Angel of the North - it doesn't really cut it for me.
However, Gormley's studio is just down the road from me, in Peckham, and his work is evident in the street furniture around Bellenden Road and East Dulwich Grove, and I'm fond of some of his minor works.
I would deffo recommend seeing the exhibish at The Royal Academy.
The scale of some of his works is gargantuan.
There'll be a lot of angle-grinding noise when it comes to taking it out.
And, although door tax is hideously expensive at the RA (£25.00), they do serve very good Bloody Marys to go with the eggs benedict in The Green Room.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on October 27, 2019, 07:03:18 pm
https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/kunsthistorisches-bernini-caravaggio-exhibition-1682563 (https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/kunsthistorisches-bernini-caravaggio-exhibition-1682563)


Vienna or Amsterdam.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: SteveC on November 05, 2019, 08:34:09 pm
MrsC is at a meeting near that London on Saturday, leaving me at a loose end, so an exhibition seems appropriate.
Gormley, Leonardo or Blake? At around £20 each I'm not sure I can cope with more than one in a day.

I see Jurek recommends the Gormley.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jurek on November 05, 2019, 08:37:58 pm
MrsC is at a meeting near that London on Saturday, leaving me at a loose end, so an exhibition seems appropriate.
Gormley, Leonardo or Blake? At around £20 each I'm not sure I can cope with more than one in a day.

I see Jurek recommends the Gormley.

The Gormley is deffo good but book a 10:00 slot and be there to queue before 09:30 to get in.
Once you are inside by 10:25 it is a zoo.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on November 05, 2019, 09:10:13 pm
That's what I found for the Blake sadly.   


Pop over to Dulwich ? Always quieter than the main galleries.  https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2019/october/rembrandts-light/


Mummies at the Saatchi ?  https://www.saatchigallery.com/art/tutankhamun.php
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Jurek on November 05, 2019, 09:29:22 pm
That's what I found for the Blake sadly.   


Pop over to Dulwich ? Always quieter than the main galleries.  https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2019/october/rembrandts-light/


Mummies at the Saatchi ?  https://www.saatchigallery.com/art/tutankhamun.php

I'm not going to knock Dulwich as it is just up the road from me....
And yes... significantly less busy than the central London galleries.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: Ruthie on November 06, 2019, 06:59:59 am
‘Soulmates’ at the Lenbachhaus in Munich. A really beautifully curated timeline of the parallel development of Jawlensky and Werefkin. With occasional Kandinsky. A great thing to do with a day’s holiday, especially when we’d spent time in the same landscape that featured in many of the paintings.
Title: Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
Post by: andrewc on November 14, 2019, 11:02:52 pm
That's what I found for the Blake sadly.   


Pop over to Dulwich ? Always quieter than the main galleries.  https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2019/october/rembrandts-light/ (https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2019/october/rembrandts-light/)


Mummies at the Saatchi ?  https://www.saatchigallery.com/art/tutankhamun.php (https://www.saatchigallery.com/art/tutankhamun.php)

I'm not going to knock Dulwich as it is just up the road from me....
And yes... significantly less busy than the central London galleries.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50421889


Eeek !