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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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

 

DAVID LYNCH: THE FACTORY PHOTOGRAPHS

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David Lynch
Untitled (England), late 1980’s/early 1990s Archival gelatin-silver print
11 x 14 inches
© Collection of the artist

“I love industry. Pipes. I love fluid and smoke. I love man-made things. I like to see people hard at work, and I like to see sludge and man-made waste.”  David Lynch

Take a glance at gloomy and introspective photographs taken by eclectic genius David Lynch between 1980 and 2000 in England, Berlin, Lodz, Poland, New York City and New Jersey, USA. The exhibition, currently running at The Photographers Gallery in Oxford Circus, London, is focused on the photography as a subjective tool used by the film maker to capture mysterious, dark and abandoned landscapes.

Hypnotic and enigmatic glimpses of uninhabited locations with dark and grey tones of dust, fog and debris capture the spectator and surely will draw you into the exhibition. A multi channel soundtrack will carry you away in a dark atmosphere which is the perfect counterpoint of these gelatin-silver print pictures.

Not to be missed.

(Images courtesy of The Photographers Gallery Press Office)

David Lynch: The Factory Photographs

17 January – 30 March 2014

The Photographers Gallery, London

For more information: http://www.thephotographersgallery.org.uk/david-lynch-the-factory-photographs

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