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Urban scenes are changing so rapidly in Shoreditch. Street Art is always contributing to this amazing environment: it is engaging, colourful, eclectic and stimulating. The cultural intermixing of artists is such a powerful creative stimulus. Each time, we organize a tour, it is different and we discover new artists from all over the world.
Below is a small selection of what can be seen for the moment.
Stik people are always present, fully integrated into their environments.
Our Belgian compatriot, ROA, with his animal figures
Ben Eine’s new typographical letters along the Shoreditch House
Australian James Cochran (aka Jimmy C)’s Usain Bolt
Blue Indians from Brazilian artist Cranio “Skull”
Iconic imagery from Thierry Noir
The famous eyes painted by Australian artist Anthony Lister
Below is a list of the main exhibitions starting this term in London museums with the opening dates. We have added a link to the museum’s website to allow you to book directly your tickets online. Such an exciting beginning of the year!
- Man Ray Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery: opens on February 7, 2013
- Manet: Portraying Life at the Royal Academy: opens on January 26, 2013
- The Bride and the Bachelors: Duchamp with Cage, Cunningham, Rauschenberg and Johns at the Barbican: opens on February 14, 2013
- Lichtenstein: A Retrospective at Tate Modern: opens on February 21, 2013
- Schwitters in Britain at Tate: opens on January 30, 2013
- Giorgio Morandi: Works on Paper at Estorick Collection: opens on January 16, 2013
- Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901 at The Courtauld Gallery: opens on February 14, 2013
In February, we are bringing the famous Belgian chocolate maker Laurent Gerbaud to London. You can read about him in our blog which appeared on lawfullychic.com.
On the 7th and 8th of February, he will be at Kings Place both for a tasting evening on the 7th and a pop-up shop during the entire two days. It will be a great opportunity to taste his creations and buy chocolates that can only be found in his shop in Brussels. Great ideas for Valentine day! Look at the leaflet below for more information and booking or on Kings Place website.
On the 12th of February, in the evening, he will be at the Arts Club for a special tasting paired with a variety of selected sakes in collaboration with renowned Sake Sommelier, Sayaka Watanabe. This event is exclusive to Arts Club members.
The choice of Photography exhibitions to be seen this month at various London Museums is simply amazing. We have listed a few of them.
- Klein & Moriyama at Tate Modern. One of the best photographs’ exhibitions to be seen exploring urban life in New York and Tokyo through the works of William Klein and Daido Moriyama. Until 20 January 2013.
- Light from the Middle East: New Photography at V&A. The first major exhibition of contemporary photography from and about the Middle East. Until 7 April, 2013.
- The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 at the National Portrait Gallery. Sixty new portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world. Until 17 February 2013.
- Cartier-Bresson: A Question of Colour at Somerset House. Ten Cartier-Bresson photographs shown alongside over 75 works by 14 international acclaimed photographers. Until 27 January 2013.
- Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present at the National Gallery. Paintings and early and contemporary photographs are presented together according to traditional genres such as portraiture, still life, nudes and landscape. Until 20 January 2013.
- Shoot! Existential Photography at The Photographers’ Gallery. It explores the fairgrounds’s attraction so popular after WW I: the photographic shooting gallery. Until 6 January 2013.
- Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s at the Barbican. This exhibition surveys Photography from an international perspective, and includes renowned photographers from across the globe, all working during the 60s and 70s. Until 13 January 2013.
- Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea at the National Maritime Museum. This exhibition brings together Ansel Adams’ most powerful and striking pictures of water in all its forms. Until 28 April 2013.
Paris, 3rd Arrondissement, Le Marais, Rue de Sévigné, is the perfect location for holding the exhibition “Lost in Paradise, Du Spirituel Dans L’Art Actuel”. Curated by the Franco-British team, Arianne Levene and Eglantine de Ganay, this exhibition is their third collaboration under A&E projects following the very successful Rashid Rana’s solo show at the Musée Guimet in 2010. The five artists who participate in this exhibition are all internationally recognised, with works regularly shown in galleries and museums around the world. They come from very different cultural and religious backgrounds, leading to “cultural clashes”. They are preoccupied by religious and spiritual themes and explore ideas that repeatedly go from secular to spiritual.You can read our full article here.
Lost In Paradise
Du Spirituel Dans l’Art Actuel
14-24 November 2012
46 rue de Sévigné