Tag Archive: London


Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London

Posted on August 1st, 2013

The Serpentine Gallery in London has certainly expanded its programming beyond the confines of their current exhibition space; their annual Architecture program, is the subject of this week’s Elsewhere article. But they are also set to open the doors a new space on September 28, 2013. The Serpentine Sackler, named after Dr Mortimer and Dame … (More →)


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2013

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 →)


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 →)


Club to Catwalk

Posted on June 19th, 2013

Anita Corbin, The Cloth, Summer Summit, 1985
© Anita Corbin

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London does an admirable job curating exhibitions devoted to fashion history, creating a context in which to study and investigate this often overlooked aspect of design. Their latest, which will launch later this summer in July, is Club to (More →)


Ellen Gallagher: AxME

Posted on June 5th, 2013

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004-5
60 works on paper, etching, screenprint, lithograph with plasticine, velvet, toy eyeballs and coconut oil
© Ellen Gallagher

The Tate Modern in London is one of those rare institutions that consistently puts on excellent mid-career survey and retrospective exhibitions. With the power to secure loans from the most important public … (More →)


Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

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 →)


Penguin Lines

Posted on May 8th, 2013

In honour of the 150th anniversary of the London Underground, Penguin has released a series of twelve books inspired by each of the city’s tube lines. The eclectic selection of authors includes artist Philippe Parreno, the creators of the journal Fantastic Man, Gert Jonkers and Jop van Bennekom, and best selling author John Lanchester. … (More →)


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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