Monthly Archives: August 2015

Utopia installation by Penny Woolock

Posted on August 10, 2015 by Toothpicker

What is the definition of 'utopia'? According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition is as follows: "An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More. The opposite of dystopia."
This year, The Roundhouse invited award-winning [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Social issues, Art, Sound art, British art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, British art, sound art

Serpentine pavilion 2015

Posted on August 6, 2015 by Toothpicker

I had visited five Serpentine Pavilions prior to this one, and the designs had been a mix bag with some more successful/popular than others. I loved last year's pavilion by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić (read my entry here), even though I wasn't entirely convinced before my visit.
This year's pavilion, designed by Spanish [...]

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The Mackintosh trail in Glasgow

Posted on August 2, 2015 by Toothpicker

Mackintosh architecture exhibition at RIBA London

Back in May I visited the Mackintosh architecture exhibition at the RIBA, which coincided with my Glasgow trip a month later. I have long wanted to visit Glasgow and buildings designed by the renowned Scottish architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh (I am gutted that [...]

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