Chasing Ghosts – A Polaroid Exhibition

Curious Duke Gallery in East London is showing the first UK solo show of Polaroid artist Andrew Millar.

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7th– 30th April 2016

173 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8JT

Open Monday-Friday 11:30-6:30, Saturday 12-4

Nearest stations: Old Street (exit 6) and Barbican

Free

 

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Damien Hirst – Oslo 16-09-2015 -15-11-2015

Take a look at Damien Hirst exhibition currently displayed at Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, Norway. In a spectacular glass and wood building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piani by Oslo port, you will find main outstanding artworks from Bristol born artist Damien Hirst.

This exhibition definitely worth a visit and features the well renowned For The Love of God, a sparkling skull decorated with hundreds of precious diamonds.

Take a look at my review on Artslife.com:

http://www.artslife.com/2015/10/19/damien-hirst-in-mostra-a-oslo-una-retrospettiva-per-lex-enfant-prodige/

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Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude

Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude

23rd October – 18th January 2015

The Courtauld Gallery – London

See more at:

http://www.artslife.com/2014/12/16/egon-schiele-the-radical-nude/#sthash.ZirCNuwT.dpuf

To learn more about Egon Schiele go Artsy!

If you have missed out Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at The Courtyald Gallery take a glance at this photogallery. Enjoy!

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Ways Of Looking – How To Experience Contemporary Art

A new book released by Laurence King Publishing. Ways Of Looking – How To Experience Contemporary Art by Ossian Ward offers a vademecum for those who are keen on art and those who are not trained in art history.

Do you have issues in tackling the jungle of the often quirky and provocative contemporary art?  The former Art Review and Time out Editor has got a six step programme for understanding based on the tabula rasa – a clean slate and a fresh mind. Employing the Tabula Rasa methodology means clean up your mind form previous experiences and approaching beauty (a painting, a sculpture or whatever multimedia installation) with baby’s eyes.

Ossian Ward is Head of Content at the Lisson Gallery and a writer on contemporary art. He was previously chief art critic and visual arts editor at Time Out London and before that served as editor at Art Review.

Ways of Looking: How to Experience Contemporary Art by Ossian Ward (Laurence King, £9.95). 

Rodin: In Private Hands

 

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Rodin: In Private Hands 

When: 1st May – 31st July

Where: Bowman Sculpture – 6 Duke Street St James’s, London SW1Y 6BN

Admission: Free

Bowman Sculpture presents the largest group of Rodin bronzes exhibited in the UK since the Royal Academy’s ‘Rodin’ show in 2007.  Many of these sculptures have never been on public view before. A huge opportunity to explore the creativity of one of the most remarkable sculptors of the last century.

BAILEY ‘S STARDUST

A SPRINKLE OF STARDUST’ AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

 

A metaphorical journey into the 60s’ ‘Swinging London‘ and beyond: this is the main essence of Bailey ‘s Stardust, which opened last February at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Nearly three hundred portraits selected by David Bailey and reproduced in black and white on the occasion of the exhibition.

 

Actors, fashion icons, models, designers, artists, filmmakers in silver gelatin print with a distinctive and flamboyant vintage touch, (Mike Jagger, Kate Moss, Damon Albarn and Francis Bacon).

 

The main theme of the exhibition is ‘ashes to ashes, dust to dust’, the endless life and death’s dualism. Bailey ‘s Stardust epitomises the sparkling life of the showbiz and has been drawing a wide audience made up of neophytes, professional photographers and fashion lovers. Peculiar.

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(Images courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London)

 

Information

 

Bailey ‘s Stardust

6 February – 5 June 2014

National Portrait Gallery

St Martin ‘s Place

London WC2H 0HE

Telephone number: 020 7306 0055

Ticket: £ 16

Opening hours: Open every day from 10 to 18 . Thursday and Friday until 21 pm

For more information:

http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bailey/exhibition.php

 

Survey: The Coolest Area In London East End

I have gone to East London to find out the coolest area among:

  • Shoreditch
  • Brick Lane
  • Hoxton 
  • Dalston 

The evaluation criteria were:

  • Night Life
  • Graffiti
  • Art and Photography Exhibitions

I  have interviewed 70 Londoners, 35 women and 35 men, from 18 to 35 years old and I have found out that:

1. The most appealing area for night life is Shoreditch. Almost 5 in 10 people interviewed prefer hang out in Shoreditch, while 3 in 10 choose Brick Lane. Only 1 in 10 ‘has fun’ in Hoxton or Dalston.

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2. The most beautiful graffiti are in Brick Lane. 47% percent of the voters prefers Brick Lane, while 34% opts for Shoreditch street art graffiti. In fact in this area there plenty of works by famous artists such as Hunto, Paul Don Smith and James Cochran

graffiti

3. Because of several art and photography galleries, two areas almost reach the same percentage, 43% (Shoreditch), followed by 40% (Brick Lane).

art

4. Combining data, I have discovered that the coolest area in terms of night life, graffiti, art and photographs exhibitions is:

SHOREDITCH (41%)

4 in 10 Londoners think that it is the winner of the competition!

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Do you agree with the results? Post your opinion below!

Thank you

ArtBabel London