Tag Archive: exhibitions

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Six Things: Sagmeister & Walsh

Posted on April 29th, 2013

I’ve been a big fan of Stefan Sagmeister for awhile. The enfant terrible of the design world, he consistently surprises with his creations and his fusion of design, art, sculpture and performance is unrivalled. And he backs up all of his stunts and cheeky humour with such striking and innovative typography and visual imagery that … (More →)

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After Finitude

Posted on April 16th, 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised when we stumbled into the Or Gallery recently to catch After Finitude which is in its last couple of weeks on view. Vancouver is a city where painting often takes a backseat to other media, notably photography, so it’s always exciting for us to see a thoughtful group show locally … (More →)

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Light Show

Posted on April 16th, 2013

Installation view of Light Show at Hayward Gallery, London.
Photo by Linda Nylind.

The Light Show exhibition at the Hayward Gallery here in London is a careful selection of works that use artificial light and according to the show’s curator “refer to the transition from ‘objecthood’ to ‘environment’…”. The use of artificial light in visual … (More →)

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David Bowie Is

Posted on April 9th, 2013

In London we have all gone Bowie crazy! The critically acclaimed new album The Next Day entered the charts at number 1 and ticket presales for the show David Bowie Is at the Victoria & Albert Museum have broken all their records. As a Bowie devotee I was happy to queue to get in for … (More →)

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Designs of the Year

Posted on April 3rd, 2013

The Design Museum in London has recently opened its annual, and highly anticipated, Designs of the Year exhibition featuring highlights from the worlds of architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport design. I’m always interested in seeing what projects make the final cut from the hundreds and hundreds of works that are considered. The … (More →)

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Mike Kelley

Posted on March 26th, 2013

Entering Mike Kelley’s retrospective at the newly renovated Stedelijk in Amsterdam was as trippy as getting off the tram and being confronted by the building itself. The Stedelijk reopened in September of 2012 after more than eight years of renovations with a new wing designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects; their addition – a futuristic white … (More →)

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Wangechi Mutu @ Nasher

Posted on March 13th, 2013

Wangechi Mutu, A Shady Promise, 2006. Mixed-media collage on Mylar, overall: 87.5 x 108.75 inches
(222.25 x 276.23 cm). The Speyer Family Collection, New York. © Wangechi Mutu.

I’m a huge fan of Wangechi Mutu’s intricate, surreal collages that reference the complicated nature of cultural identity and allude to feminist issues, colonial history and … (More →)

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Ed Ruscha: Standard

Posted on March 12th, 2013

Ed Ruscha, Hollywood, 1968, Eight-color screenprint, Printer and publisher: the artist
Museum Acquisition Fund, M.81.178
© 2012 Edward J. Ruscha IV. All rights reserved. Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

There is probably no artist more synonymous with Los Angeles than Ed Ruscha so it was fitting that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently … (More →)


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