Tag Archives: art and design exhibitions

The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris

Posted on October 19, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
 
Opened in October 2014, the Fondation Louis Vuitton was designed by star architect Frank Gehry in the Bois de Boulogne adjacent to Jardin d’Acclimatation.
Commissioned by Bernard Arnault, the Chairman of LVMH, the $143 million sails-inspired glass building is a contemporary art museum consisted of 11 galleries, an auditorium, a restaurant, a bookstore [...]

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Hampstead's Modernist gem: Isokon gallery

Posted on September 8, 2015 by Toothpicker

 
Earlier in the year I wrote an entry on Hampstead's Modernist architecture, and I mentioned the Isokon gallery which opens only in the weekends from March until October.
I finally made another visit to this Grade I listed iconic building on a sunny and warm day (notice the contrast of the photos taken [...]

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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 [...]

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London's art & design exhibitions (Winter/Spring 15)

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Toothpicker

Top & bottom left: Richard Tuttle's 'I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language' at Tate Modern. Bottom right: Phillip King's sculptures at Tate Britain
 
As usual, there is a diverse array of art, design and photography exhibitions being shown across London at major museums and smaller galleries. Here is a recap [...]

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Art & design exhibitions in Portugal (Jan 2015)

Posted on February 11, 2015 by Toothpicker

 Casa Das Historias Paula Rego
 
Lisbon offers an abundance of world class museums and galleries, and on my previous trip, my friend and I visited some excellent ones like National Museum of Ancient Art, National Tile Museum, Fado Museum and the wonderful Puppet Museum. On this trip though, the seaside resort Cascais turned [...]

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Ai Weiwei at Blenheim Palace

Posted on December 14, 2014 by Toothpicker

Blenheim Palace
 
For years, I have wanted to visit the 18th century Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill and home of the Dukes of Marlborough; and finally last weekend, my friend and I joined a group to visit this splendid Baroque palace in Oxfordshire. We also managed to see Chinese artist [...]

This post was posted in Exhibitions, Travel, Art, England, Chinese art, British heritage and was tagged with art and design exhibitions, Chinese art, heritage, Ai Weiwei, Blenheim Palace


36 hours in Manchester

Posted on December 4, 2014 by Toothpicker

The historical Castlefield is a conservation area
 
Whenever independent travelers arrive in an unfamiliar city, the first hurdle that they have to overcome is the initial disorientation stage. Although Manchester is much smaller than London in size, it was still a bit daunting arriving at a station full of busy commuters. Luckily, I [...]

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Yoshitomo Nara, Shinro Ohtake & Yayoi Kusama exhibitions

Posted on November 17, 2014 by Toothpicker

Yoshitomo Nara at the Dairy Art centre

 
This autumn/winter, lucky Londoners have the opportunity to see the solo exhibitions of two internationally renowned Japanese contemporary artists Yoshitomo Nara and Shinro Ohtake. The artists were both in town to talk about their work, and I was especially interested in hearing from Yoshitomo Nara [...]

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Cross Cultural Live Art Project 2014

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Toothpicker

 Top: Haggerston; Bottom: Hanqing Miao's performance

 
I used to spend much my time hanging out at the ICA, yet since summer, I have been frequently visiting another new arts/cultural space, The Proud Archivist in Haggerston (an area where I was not familiar with before). I have never eaten in the restaurant downstairs [...]

This post was posted in London, Exhibitions, Paper art & craft, Theatre & performance art and was tagged with London, art and design exhibitions, paper craft, performance art, The Proud Archivist


London's summer exhibitions highlights

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Toothpicker

Gilbert & George: Scapegoating pictures for London at White Cube Bermondsey
 
There were many excellent exhibitions that I visited in London this summer, and here are 10 of my favourites ( in no particular order):
1. Matisse: The Cut Outs at Tate Modern
2. Malevich: Revolution of Russian Art at Tate Modern
3. British [...]

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