Art

Andy Warhol's Time capsules

Posted on October 6, 2013 by Toothpicker

Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal exhibition in Hong Kong ( Dec 2012 - March 2013)

 
I can't say that I am a fan of Andy Warhol, but after watching a documentary on the artist a few years ago, I started to change my opinion on the artist and his work. Earlier this year [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, ICA, Andy Warhol


In this place, in this time exhibition

Posted on September 7, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
Living in London means it is impossible to run out of cultural and arts events to see or visit. As much as I enjoy visiting the world-class museums and galleries, I still favour the more intimate, quirky and less touristy galleries dotted around the city.
I only found out about The Crypt gallery [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Photography, Art, Anything Japanese, Contemporary craft, Design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, Japanese art


Alternative guide to the universe exhibition

Posted on August 21, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
I went to see the Alternative guide to the universe exhibition at the Hayward Gallery last month but I haven't had the chance to write about it. Since it is closing on Sunday, I want to write about it before it ends.
The art shown at this vast exhibition is usually considered as [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, outsider art


Marina Abramovic Institute

Posted on August 18, 2013 by Toothpicker

Previously, I have written about performance artist, Marina Abramovic's documentary, "The Artist Is Present". Now the NY-based artist is pledging on Kickstarter for backers to contribute towards her latest, ambitious and ground-breaking project, Marina Abramovic Institute.
The buzz lately has been mostly about the fundraising video featuring Lady Gaga naked practicing the performance [...]

This post was posted in Art, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with Marina Abramovic, performance art


The House of Peroni

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
With so many events and festivals happening throughout London during the summer, it's hard to keep up with everything sometimes. But one of the interesting places to visit throughout July is The House of Peroni set inside a beautiful building at 41 Portland Place.
The house showcases contemporary Italian culture, featuring art, design [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, Italian design and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, Italian design


Museum of the year: William Morris Gallery

Posted on July 19, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
I have been wanting to visit the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow for a while but never seem to get a chance... Last month, the gallery has been awarded the winner of the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2013, and so I was determined to pay the gallery a [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, British design, Art, Traditional arts & crafts, Gardens & parks and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, gardens, British design, traditional crafts, William Morris


Souzou: Outsider art from Japan

Posted on June 19, 2013 by Toothpicker

The Economically Booming City of Tianjin, China by Norimitsu Kokubo ( 2011)

 
I don't usually like to use outside sources ( i.e. photographs) for this blog, but since I wasn't allowed to take photographs at this exhibition, I will make an exception. I am aware that this exhibition has been going on [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Social issues, Art, Anything Japanese, Japanese art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, Japanese art, wellcome collection, outsider art


COLLECT contemporary craft Fair 2013

Posted on May 30, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top right: "Double bowl" by Momoko Kumai; Main; Top left & main: Metal work by Junko Mori

 
After three months in Asia, I finally returned back to London... and in time to visit COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects at the Saatchi gallery. With 32 international galleries taking part, it was [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, Contemporary craft and was tagged with London, contemporary crafts, Craft fair, Collect


Hong Kong's new contemporary art scene

Posted on May 10, 2013 by Toothpicker

Top left: Hong Kong eye exhibition at Artistree; top right: Object Oriented Objects by Justin Wong; Main: Down The Rabbit Hole, "TAXI" says Alice by Amy Cheung Wan Man; Bottom left: Counterpoints & Map by Joao Vasco Paiva; Bottom right: In Search Of Primordial Idiolect IV by Adrian Wong Ho Yin
 
Although Hong [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Travel, Art, Chinese art and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions


Inflatable art in Hong Kong

Posted on May 8, 2013 by Toothpicker

The giant rubber duck in Kowloon
 
Hong Kong has suddenly been turned into a "playground" for inflatable art sculptures this month. The arrival of the giant rubber duck by Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman has caused a huge stir in the city attracting tens of thousands flocked to see it ( including myself). I [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Exhibitions, Travel, Art and was tagged with Hong Kong, art and design exhibitions, inflatable art


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