Tag: exhibitions

The Slipstream Mystery

Posted by Published on January 23, 2016

Among the questions asked to a writer, the one regarding what genre his or her work fall into is a common recurrence. For a long time I dreaded that question, being unable to find a satisfactory answer. Fiction? Too broad. Science fiction? Too vague. Until I was finally told that my series, ‘The Fog Chronicles’, fitted into a niche literary genre: slipstream. What is slipstream?…

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Top Art Exhibitions: January 2016

Posted by Published on January 1, 2016

  Kick off the new year with a visit to some of January’s best art exhibitions around the world. From Europe to Japan, we’ve got you covered: Champagne Life 13 Jan – 6 March 2016, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK On the Beach, 1985 (acrylic on canvas), Paula Rego / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images To mark the Saatchi Gallery’s thirtieth…

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“How much is this and what’s the edition?” – Screamed a woman across a gallery space. Alright folks. Here’s the low down on everything you need to know just in case Art Basel Miami pops up in conversation at your holiday parties / after dinner drinks / insert artsy function here. Or, you’re just dying to know what in the world goes on down there….

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Jungle Fever: Design Trends For 2016

Posted by Published on December 1, 2015

I thought it would be interesting to look at the big cultural happenings of the year using the Bridgeman archive as a visual guide, to see how they might inspire the design of future on-trend products. Monkey Magic The Year of the Monkey began on 8th of February 2016  according to the Chinese Zodiac. Curious, mischievous, and clever, this practical joker is a great addition to any…

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Reykjavík Art Museum is currently showing an exhibition of Richard Serra’s work to mark 25 years since the creation of Áfangar, his site-specific sculpture that encompasses Vesturey, the western part of Viðey Island, off the coast of Reykjavík, Iceland. The exhibition is displayed at Hafnarhús, one of Reykjavík Art Museum’s three distinct buildings in central Reykjavik. It comprises drawings and prints produced by Serra in…

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I have been in love for a long time now with a man more than 500 years my senior, literally a Renaissance man!  As Berlin is gearing up to welcome him with an exhibition in the late summer I have decided to pay a little homage to him with a look in the Bridgeman archive – I am talking of course about Sandro Botticelli. As…

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The difficulty with asking the question as to music’s influence on an artist is that a satisfactory answer is rarely achieved. At first the two seem at odds with one another; art has no problem ‘representing’ its subject but struggles to inject tangible emotion, while music’s conflict is the polar opposite. But the Bohun Gallery in Henley-on-Thames have taken this ‘question’ and broken it down,…

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“The Seurat of Sussex” Laura Cumming, The Observer The first major exhibition curated by James Russell to survey watercolours by celebrated British artist Eric Ravilious opened on 1 April 2015 at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Well known for his iconic work for Wedgwood, Ravilious is widely considered one of the key figures in mid-20th century British design but he was also one of the finest watercolourists…

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The V&A is hosting the first and largest retrospective in Europe of one of the most innovative fashion designers of recent times. ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty‘ showcases his visionary body of work, spanning from his graduate collection to the final pieces before his untimely death. Bridgeman’s Head of Sales in Berlin, Ute Krebs, shares her thoughts about the celebratory exhibition, alongside selected fashion pieces from…

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UK based arts and culture bible, Apollo Magazine, recently named The Sterling and Francine Clark Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the best Museum Opening (or re-opening) of 2014. In July, the museum, usually referred to simply as The Clark, unveiled their brand new space featuring cutting edge design by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, transforming the landscape of their 140-acre country estate. A Family Affair Established in…

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