Tag Archive: London

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Global Feast, London

Posted on July 30th, 2012

I’m the first to admit I don’t know a thing about sports but when the Olympics took over Vancouver in 2010 they did inspire a general sense of excitement and fervour in the city. All eyes are on London now as the Olympics descend and there are some excellent alternatives brewing if you’re about as … (More →)

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An Olympic Alternative: Three Drinking and Dining Options in London

Posted on July 24th, 2012

Smiths of Smithfield | Gordon’s Wine Bar | The Cube by Electrolux

View from The Cube by Electrolux

The London 2012 Games are just around the corner and everyone is trying to get a piece of the Olympic pie. With the flurry over everything from tickets, to mascots, to the possibility of catching a glimpse … (More →)

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The Cube by Electrolux

Posted on June 28th, 2012

With the pop-up trend showing no signs of abating, London will host a slew of ephemeral dining establishments this summer including the recently launched The Cube by Electrolux. The Cube, an innovative dining concept space designed as a showcase for Electrolux’s high-end kitchen equipment, has been making the rounds since last year, having been … (More →)

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Yoko Ono #Smilesfilm

Posted on June 21st, 2012

Yoko Ono is probably best known for her famous husband but Ono is a ground-breaking artist, film-maker, poet, musician, writer, performance artist and peace activist in her own right, and this week her solo exhibition, To The Light opened at the Serpentine Gallery in London. Ono has consistently explored the relationship between artist and viewer … (More →)

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Song Dong: Waste Not

Posted on June 5th, 2012

Song Dong’s monumental installation Waste Not is on view at the Barbican in London for another week and if you’re able, it’s absolutely worth a visit. We had the privilege of seeing this installation when it was presented at the Vancouver Art Gallery on a world tour that has included prestigious venues in Asia and … (More →)

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Herzog & de Meuron Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Posted on June 1st, 2012

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei, the design team behind Beijing’s controversial Olympic Stadium, have reunited to collaborate on this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, the 12th edition of this annual architectural commission. The Serpentine Pavilion always receives a considerable amount of attention as the nature of the program encourages a level of freedom and … (More →)

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Yayoi Kusama

Posted on May 8th, 2012

The Yayoi Kusama retrospective at the Tate Modern was a revelation. This 83 year-old artist has been obsessively making art in most every style and format imaginable for more than 60 years. My own awareness of Kusama consisted of an encounter with the Infinity Dots Mirrored Room (1996) at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh a … (More →)

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Lucien Freud Portraits

Posted on March 20th, 2012

It is a wonderful time of the year to be in London but it’s not Spring but rather Freud fever in the air. The excellent retrospective, Lucian Freud Portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery affirms him as one of the twentieth century’s leading portraitists, an art world contrarian who rarely accepted commissions but rather … (More →)


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