Arts Preview

Posted on August 6th, 2013

Several of the shows we’ve recommended this past year are on tour and definitely worth catching as they travel the globe: we caught Roy Lichtenstein’s massive solo survey at the Tate and it’s currently on view at the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria & Albert Museum’s blockbuster look at David Bowie’s cultural significance will be presented … (More →)


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Posted on July 30th, 2013

Located in the lush environs of Hyde Park, the Serpentine Gallery is one of the world’s more interesting venues for showcasing contemporary art. Since the year 2000, the Serpentine has commissioned a pavilion that is up for 3 months during the summer season. Attracting over 300,000 visitors a year it has become an annual highlight … (More →)


Cannes Film Festival PIcks

Posted on July 9th, 2013

A Touch of Sin

Simply known as “Cannes”, the film festival that epitomizes both red carpet glamour and rarified auteurist taste had an uncharacteristically stratified year between its dual personalities. The Competition, its main section, saw feel good American films, like the Coen brothers’ latest shaggy dog story, Inside Llewyn Davis, about the Greenwich … (More →)


Bompas and Parr at Kew Gardens

Posted on June 25th, 2013

Photo Courtesy RBG Kew

As part of London’s Kew Garden’s summer celebration of the bounty of nature, IncrEdibles: A Voyage through Surprising Edible Plants, dynamic British duo, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, dubbed ‘architectural foodsmiths’, have transformed Kew’s Palm House pond into a tutti frutti boating experience and participatory artwork, at the centre of … (More →)


Luminato Festival

Posted on June 18th, 2013

Luminato, the yearly and truly multi-disciplinary arts festival in Toronto is here – yes, it is here now, happening June 14 to 23. The 2013 edition is Artistic Director Jörn Weisbrodt’s first fully-curated Luminato (he hopped aboard as artistic director a tad too late, early in 2012, to change last year’s sails) and already this … (More →)


The Future Generation Art Prize

Posted on June 11th, 2013

The Future Generation Art Prize was launched in 2009 and is the first global art prize to discover, recognize and give long term support to an emerging cohort of artists. Produced by the PinchukArtCentre which is supported by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, if I had to pick just one thing to see in Venice this … (More →)


Becoming Picasso

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Pablo Picasso, French Can-Can, 1901, oil on board, Private Collection

On our recent visit to London, the choices were overwhelming – we saw Roy Lichtenstein’s major retrospective at the Tate, the work of one of our all-time favourite painters, Manet, at the Royal Academy, as well as contemporary art – but no exhibition was … (More →)


Steven Parrino

Posted on May 7th, 2013

Installation view of Steven Parrino
Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery
Photo: Zarko Vijatovic

“My paintings are not formalist nor narrative. My paintings are realist and connected to real life. The social field in brief: action” – Steven Parrino

There are certain similarities between Gagosian exhibiting the work of American artist Steven Parrino and Saint Laurent selling … (More →)

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