Saturday, May 18, 2013

A new installation by Ai Weiwei features a giant map of China from baby formula in Hong Kong

"One is the recent ban on mainland residents buying milk powder and bringing it back to China, and then there is the issue of why Chinese mainlanders go to Hong Kong to buy milk powder." said Ai Weiwei in May 2013.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Norman Parkinson's best shot

Picture credit: Norman Parkinson for Condé Nast

Calder After the War at Pace London

Calder After the War, presented at Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, features more than twenty-five mobiles, stabiles, and standing mobiles installed on the gallery’s ground floor.

The exhibition extends to the gallery’s newly renovated first floor, where over twenty of Calder’s rarely-seen paintings and gouaches from that same period are on view until 7 June.


Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! at Somerset House

Next November, Somerset house in London will present an exhibition devoted to Isabella Blow, patron of fashion who is famous for discovering Alexander McQueen, Stella Tennant and for her collaborations with Steven Meisel and David LaChapelle among many other creative brains.

Born into the rarefied world of British aristocracy, Isabella’s thirty year career began in the early 80s as Anna Wintour’s assistant at US Vogue. The exhibition will showcase over a hundred pieces from her incredibly rich collection, one of the most important private collections of late 20th Century/early 21st Century British fashion design, now owned by Daphne Guinness. This includes garments from the many designer talents she discovered and launched, such as Alexander McQueen, Philip Treacy, Hussein Chalayan and Julien Macdonald amongst others.

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New chronological display for the Tate Britain

Gallery staff strike a pose for a picture as they hang a painting by David Hockney entitled "Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy" during a press preview at the Tate Britain in London on May 13, 2013. 

In May, a new chronological presentation of the world’s greatest collection of British art opens, and in November, the building project by Caruso St John Architects will be completed. 

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