Cult of the Month: Ashley Bickerton

Newport Street Gallery

I had been planning to visit the Gallery for quite some time, but never managed.  So when I arrived late for my yoga class, I decided not to waste the morning and got myself to the nearby Newport Street Gallery. Such a great decision. The venue is really good. Being early morning, there were few visitors, so I could enjoy Ashley Bickerton works of art at leisure and pleasure, dreaming of distant asian and pacific islands, with beautiful women and ferocious men, and disliking invading tourists and plastics more and more.

Fancying a coffee afterwards, I was directed to the Damien Hirst restaurant on the first floor, which decor reminded me too much of home. Service though was astonishing.  Having been in the Notting Hill restaurant many years ago, it brought many good time hangovers back to memory.

And, of course, there was a beautiful oriental woman wearing a marvellous pompom necklace.

Glad to see Vauxhall getting a little bit cooler.

https://newportstreetgallery.com

 

 

 

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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.