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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Galleries, galleries!

It seems I have really had my fill of galleries this weekend!  Firstly, I was lucky enough to be invited to the private view of the Courthauld's biennial contemporary art exhibition, Material Matters.  The students select artists and invite them to show their work throughout the corridors of the institution.  My favourite piece was the colourful strung piece in Staircase II by Gabriel Dawe, called Plexus no.11.  It's gorgeous.  You must go and see it.  The exhibition is open on the last Saturday of each month, from Feb 2012 to June 2013.  So you've got time...

Then on Saturday,  I went to see the Building the Revlution: Soviet art and architecture 1915 - 1935 at the Royal Academy of Arts.  I love a bit of Soviet architecture.  Really strong and also a bit delusional.  There were photographs of the buildings as they are today, alongside of photos of when they were originally built.  The modern photos are often very large, so you kind of feel as if you are in the space.   There were gorgeous paintings by Popova also, and her contemporary artists.  It was packed though, so if you are going, I'd go soon, and early.... worth the visit.

I also popped along to Dover Street Market, to see the Chapman Brothers new installation, and browse painfully beautiful clothes... one can dream!  I guess I'm not a huge fan of the Chapman Brothers, but still find their work fascinating, ever since I was introduced to their work at the Sensations exhibition in the 90's.  I wish I still had that catalogue! 

Courthauld  - Material Matters

Building the Revolution

Dover Street Market

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