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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #50 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!
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #51 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.

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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #52 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!
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #53 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.
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #54 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.
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #55 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://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. 
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #59 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.
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #60 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.

Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #61 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
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #62 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.

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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #63 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.
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #64 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/


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.


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


Eeek !
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2019, 09:20:30 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/dec/02/caught-in-the-crush-are-our-galleries-now-hopelessly-overcrowded?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Oh dear..  Mrs A and friend are going to the King Tut exhibition.  I don't think I will spoil their anticipation.

We went to the Terracotta Army exhibition in L'pool.  It was excessively attended although they managed the numbers inside at one time. 

This occurred to me before I even read it:

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The rise and rise of smartphone photography is another cause of overcrowding, as people linger while taking shots. “Everyone has to take a photo of an object to feel like they’ve seen it,” says Nadalo. Photography was banned at the 2016 Gustave Caillebotte retrospective at the Kimbell Museum, Texas, in an attempt to keep people moving. Visitors were permitted to take selfies outside the exhibition at specially erected replicas of the Frenchman’s most popular artworks.

A few years back I was in the Rijksmuseum looking at 'The Night Watch' with a respectful group of other people.  This individual with a camera dashes in front, pushing people out of the way, takes a flash photo and then goes.  Back then it was abnormal.

Sic transit and all that..

Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2019, 02:57:57 pm »
It's something that I do  :-[     Though I try not to get in anybody else's way.   

I'm supposed to be taking my sister down to London for Tutankamun & the Troy thing at the British Museum in the New Year.   Both will be busy.    I was lucky enough to get a "members only" viewing of the Terracotta Army. 
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #68 on: January 04, 2020, 10:10:58 pm »
https://hyperallergic.com/535654/albrecht-durer-drawings-at-the-albertina-museum


I saw this last month in Vienna, absolutely superb ,  along with the Caravaggio & Bernini exhibition.
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #69 on: January 05, 2020, 07:58:35 am »
It's something that I do  :-[     Though I try not to get in anybody else's way.   

I'm supposed to be taking my sister down to London for Tutankamun & the Troy thing at the British Museum in the New Year.   Both will be busy.    I was lucky enough to get a "members only" viewing of the Terracotta Army.

On my way down to the Troy exhibition today, we decided against bothering with King Tut as it would be missing the Death Mask.

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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #70 on: January 07, 2020, 11:24:52 pm »
Just after christmas I used the tickets my son bought me for The Moon and Insight Investments Astronomy Photographer of the Year exhibitions at NMM Greenwich.

Both very good for those of an astronomical bent.

The Moon studied the scientific, cultural and artistic effect of our sattelite. Exhibits included relics, artwork, Buzz Adrins snoopy coms cap from Apollo 11 etc. One of my favourites was a large high resolution projection of the moon as it progressed through its phases. very captivating (akin to this- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAyK3WDP9XM )

The astrophotography exhibition had some stunning images that made me very envious of other peoples abiltities.
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2020, 10:00:03 am »
https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/how-one-man-used-art-to-wage-a-war-on-hitler-1-6458293


One for the London crowd.   John Heartfield exhibition at Bethnal Green.
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #72 on: January 25, 2020, 08:57:30 pm »
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jan/25/mary-beard-nude-art-male-gaze-naked-desire-female-perspective


New series looking at posh porn.....     Didn't John Berger's "Ways of Seeing" cover this as well ?
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #73 on: February 24, 2020, 03:06:34 pm »
https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewclark/albums/72157713231036772


I took my sister for a weekend in London with visits to the Troy & Tutankhamun exhibitions, both of which were hellishly crowded.  Even coronavirus won't put the culture vultures off!   Advance booking essential if you want to see these two.   A very quick stroll around the National Portrait Gallery as well.    Pictures of Thomas More & Thomas Cromwell glaring at each other!   On the Sunday we strolled along the Chelsea Embankment with Roper Gardens (More's son in law) and the statue of More himself outside Chelsea Old Church.


Tutankhamun was the better of the two we both thought.  More to see, and not as reliant on being familiar with the literature as the Troy one, which references the Iliad, Odyssey & Aeneid. 
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Re: What exhibition have you just been to ?
« Reply #74 on: February 24, 2020, 03:35:07 pm »
Went to the Dora Maar exhibition on sunday . Very well curated and fascinating to see how there was a cross fertilisation of ideas that underpin almost all of modern photography's leitmotifs in the early 20tth century. Best bit of the exhibition? Don't get me wrong, but it was likely the two Picasso portraits of Dora Maar