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Heavyweight Podcast

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A miniature semi-review of Heavyweight, a podcast that I’m enjoying at the moment. I’ve never reviewed a podcast before so this is a new experience.

Mira Schendel at Tate Modern

Mira Schendel

Mira Schendel was a Brazilian artist considered to be one of South America’s best artists. I visited her retrospective at Tate Modern in 2013.

The Threepenny Opera

The Threepenny Opera

A short review of The Threepenny Opera at the National Theatre, starring Rory Kinnear as Mack the Knife.

Tate Modern Extension June 2016

Ingrid and I were in London this week and paid a flying visit to the new Tate Modern extension. We will explore more thoroughly next time!

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A gallery of pictures from the Festival of Flowers at Chichester Cathedral.

Werner Bischof: “Point of View” and “Helvetica”

The Elysée in Lausanne is currently staging two exhibitions of photography by Werner Bischof. “Point of View” explores his international work spanning the years 1945 to 1954, while “Helvetica” explores his earlier work while isolated from travel in Switzerland during the second world war.

Just a little preview for my upcoming post about the photography exhibitions I went to in Lausanne. This picture of a man returning from a day of painting the Golden Gate bridge was on the poster for the exhibition. It was also one of my favourites.

The Nutcracker

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For Ingrid’s birthday, we went to see The Nutcracker at The King’s Theatre in Southsea.

LS Lowry At Tate Britain

“Sometimes excessive homage can start to feel like satire or exploitation instead.”

LS Lowry, Going to the Match, 1928.

“Art Under Attack” at Tate Britain

An exhibition exploring the history of art vandalism in Britain over the last five hundred years.

Ellen Gallagher at Tate Modern

“[A] …collective obsession, no matter how surreal, lends those engaged in it the very conformity that they seek to avoid.”

Ellen Gallagher “Bird In Hand”, 2006.

Ibrahim El-Salahi At Tate Modern

Some thoughts on the Ibrahim El-salahi retrospective at Tate Modern.

Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I by Ibrahim El-Salahi

Ibrahim el-Salahi “Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I”

George Bellows At RA

Today I went to see “George Bellows 1882-1925 Modern American Life” at the Royal Academy of Arts.

George Bellows, “The Big Dory”, 1913.

Choucair At Tate Modern

This is a short but entertaining show that will introduce you to a talented and underrated artist. This is as important thing to see in the Tate Modern as the greats and I highly recommend it.

Saloua Raouda Choucair, “Poem Wall”, 1963-65.

Roy Lichtenstein, “Oh, Jeff…I Love You, Too…But…” (1964).