Cult of the Month: Fit

 Antony Gormley

Fit

White Cube Bermondsey

The strength of human despair

Grey iron blocks that seem to recreate a city, which made me think, somehow, of Los Angeles, only to discover a field of dreams.

Each work seems to accentuate more and more the loneliness of humans. The despair.  The strength.

Incredibly powerful.

Antony Gormley at Bermondsey White Cube

 

Cult of the Month: Fit

 Antony Gormley

Fit

White Cube Bermondsey

The strength of human despair

Grey iron blocks that seem to recreate a city, which made me think, somehow, of Los Angeles, only to discover a field of dreams.

Each work seems to accentuate more and more the loneliness of humans. The despair.  The strength.

Incredibly powerful.

Antony Gormley at Bermondsey White Cube

 

Cult of the month: Revolutions exhibition

you say you want a revolution?

records and rebels 1966-70

An interesting exhibition is now open in the V&A museum in London, with an active events programme coming up this weekend.

you say you want a revolution? V&A museum

Though interesting, it is also bland.  You can take your children there.  There is barely a nudity on site.

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Cult of the Month: Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick

at Somerset House

Such an impressive list of artists and collaborations for a great homage to Stanley Kubrick

It reminds me of immersive theatre venues, although Somerset House is not such an innovative venue, and it’s just probably a long corridor.  Each work of art is interesting in a different way, but here are the most impressive.

Toby Dye “The corridor”. A short film told in each of the walls, each telling a part of it.  Beautifully filmed.  The music finishes off the magical aura.
Pink Twins “Overlook”.  It’s like colors bathing a story.

Doug Aitken “Twilight”.  The mirrored room gives the payphone sculpture such a sense of loneliness, of isolation.  So Kubrick.

Lavelle, Isaacs, Glasser “Full of Hope and Full of Fear”. I don’t know if the teddies are meant to be loving, but they are certainly scary.  The room gives you a sense of an uneasiness for the future

Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones “End Credits”. Stunning.  My favourite without doubts.  Would love to have it at home and submerge in it every night.

Haroon Mirza and Anish Kapoor “Bit Bang Mirror”  Love these artists’ installations.  Love Lisson Gallery too.  I love my senses stimulated.

 

Cult of the Month: Edward Barber

Edward Barber.  Peace Signs in the Imperial War Museum.

 

-Come on. Get up.

-No.

-Come on.  It’s enough.  Let’s go.

-No.

-We have to clear the area.

-Nope.

-Dinner is getting cold. You have to go.

-No.

-Oh…Come on!  I’ll tell your parents.

-Don’t care.

-You’re being annoying now.

-Yep

Cult of the Month: new Tate Modern building

New Tate Modern building

  Having gone to visit the new Tate Modern building after the Opening Weekend, I regret to have missed the special events.

   The building is astounding, though art exposed is not that impressive, not even the tree sculpture by Ai Wei Wei.  A mix of new  and previously exposed pieces.  The fascination relates more to the still empty space.

    Massive rooms that I so wanted to belong to me, amazing for rehearsals and working live studios.  Will expect the Tate warehouses to empty in the coming weeks and have expectations for what the curators will come up in the new areas.

     The restaurant will undoubtedly be very popular, specially on Friday evenings. With excellent views and light bathing the space, furnished in a very Swedish style.

 

 

 

Cult: Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art impressions

 

Delacroix

  Delacroix was part of the Romanticism movement in the 19th century, in transition to the Impressionism, a style that transformed the art scene forever.

  Bold, bright, electric blurred colors and shapes are my favourites. There seems to be a lot of material about his Moroccan trips though. Moving from religious to debauchery, some pieces are striking. But in an exhibition where the main actor it’s meant to be Delacroix, your eye got distracted by the imaginations of Matisse, Kandinsky, Gauguin or about everyone else.

  It has been seen before in the National Gallery or The Royal Academy, in fact, it seems a Tate Modern speciality. They have some pictures from an artist, rent or borrow a few more, see what he can be related to, be style development, be contemporaneous artists, find out in the warehouse what they have, throw in some history and bingo!  We have an exhibition!  

  I personally believe the best curated exhibitions also have the best works from such artist.

  The gift show is also not well chosen.  The most beautiful paintings are left out in favour of not very appealing ones, to say the list.