Theatre & performance art

Conceptual art exhibitions & performance in London

Posted on July 12, 2014 by Toothpicker

Ai Weiwei's 'Forever'
 
Last month, I visited Lisson Gallery to see the new exhibitions of two renowed contemporary conceptual artists, Ai Weiwei (until 19th July) and Richard Long (just ended).
I have quite mixed feelings towards Ai Weiwei because I often think that his political activism, colourful character and public relations seem to outshine [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, Theatre & performance art, Chinese art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, Chinese art, Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, Richard Long, performance art


Suspense: London Puppetry Festival 2013

Posted on November 7, 2013 by Toothpicker

The floating Puppet theatre Barge in Little Venice
 
I have previously written about puppetry because I am rather fond of this traditional art form. When I found out about the London Puppetry Festival a few weeks ago, I was quite eager to take the opportunity to see some contemporary puppetry shows.
First [...]

This post was posted in London, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, puppetry, theatre


Art licks weekend

Posted on October 9, 2013 by Toothpicker

Art on the tube: Stop, look, listen! performance at Bermondsey tube station; Bottom right: Ladyrinth by Mark Wallinger
 
As the art world gets ready for Frieze and many other alternative art fairs next week, a newly launched Art Licks weekend took place 2 weeks before the art craze week.
Art Licks is an artist-led [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Art, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, British art, performance 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


Dalston House by Leandro Erlich

Posted on July 14, 2013 by Toothpicker

I missed Barbican's Rain room installation earlier in the year because there were always long queues outside ( 12 hours was the record!) and I lack the patience for queuing... Luckily, the new outdoor installation supported by Barbican is most accessible, and it is perfect for this hot July!
Dalston House is an [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Music & Sound, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, architecture, music, Dalston house, performance art


West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre

Posted on March 3, 2013 by Toothpicker

 
I only found out about the West Kowloon Bamboo Theatre when it was about to wrap up, so I dragged my local graphic design friend ( who didn't even know about this) to visit the site on its last day.
Like I mentioned in my previous blog entry, Hong Kongers are now [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Architecture, Travel, Paper art & craft, Traditional arts & crafts, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with Hong Kong, architecture, paper craft, Hong Kong design, theatre


The Bruce Lacey experience

Posted on January 28, 2013 by Toothpicker

The Bruce Lacey experience at Camden arts centre
 
I have heard of the eccentric British artist Bruce Lacey before, but I wasn't familiar with his work until his exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre ( one of my favourite galleries in London which is not actually in Camden) back in the summer.
The exhibition [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Films & documentaries, Art, Theatre & performance art, British art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, documentaries, ICA, performance art, Camden Arts Centre


Hand stories by Yeung Fai

Posted on January 17, 2013 by Toothpicker

Yeung Fai's Hand stories at Barbican
 
Can a dying traditional art form be revived? With so many traditional art forms losing their appeal to the younger generation, new ideas and collaborations have to be injected to update and preserve these crafts from disappearing.
Hand stories is a puppetry play that combines traditional skills with contemporary [...]

This post was posted in London, Traditional arts & crafts, Puppetry, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, puppetry, theatre


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