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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WOMEN FASHION POWER

29 OCTOBER 2014 – 26 APRIL 2015

DESIGN MUSEUM – London

Twenty-five high-profile women from the worlds of politics, culture, business and fashion are personally contributing outfits and interviews to the Design Museum exhibition, London.

Highlights of the vintage pieces on display include a Zandra Rhodes ‘Conceptual Chic’ punk wedding dress, a Mansfield suit worn by Margaret Thatcher, clothes and accessories owned by Elsa Schiaparelli and a Jacques Azagury dress worn by Princess Diana.

The entire exhibition has been created by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

The event celebrates iconic and inspiring women from many fields such as politics, culture, business and fashion. Pioneers who had a considerable impact on our wardrobes. Enjoy!

 

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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.

HELLO, MY NAME IS PAUL SMITH

Hello, my name is Paul Smith

 The eclecticism between Fashion and Art on display at the Design Museum in London

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(Photographs courtesy of the press office of the Design Museum )

It is a universe of beauty, spark, creative twist and genius which is currently on display at the Design Museum.

Fashion, and much more. this is the essence of Paul Smith‘s brand, an inspired and always creative artist which is framed with a brilliant and comprehensive exhibition on the banks of the London Thames.

The first room of the exhibition is devoted to the beginnings of the British designer’s first tailoring: a tiny room of only nine square meters that accurately reproduces his first fashion shop in Byrd Lane, in the English town of Nottingham. ‘Paul Smith, vetement pour homme’ is his first trial, a small shop which was open only on Friday and Saturday with the money earned with freelance jobs.

Photographs, sketches, colourful moodboards and colour palettes enrich the exhibition, sealing the creative and a bit mad geniality of Paul Smith. Versatile artist with unlimited inspirations, he seems to epitomise the Niezsche’s child with naïve echoes. The British designer is an example of a perfect blend of classic minimalist style and eclecticism of inspiration.

A room is a reproduction of his London private office, full of objects he usually uses as a continuous source of inspiration. Oil colours, watercolours, books, clothes and dolls to remind the audience that the British brand is far from the idea of fashion as something merely frivolous.

Smith personally is usually to choose fabrics and materials that will be used for the creation of fashion collections. Smith follows with professionalism and attention the selection of building materials and furnishings for the creation of his elegant studios around the world.

“Literally anything can spark off an idea”, says the British artist who personally oversees the creation of each and every fashion store. The artist usually personalises his stores around the world (London, Milan, Shanghai, Los Angeles) with a team of architects and designers.

The designer began his first experiments in Nottingham helped by his wife Pauline Denyer. The first atelier was set up in a hotel suite in Paris in 1976 and the collection included only six shirts, two jumpers and two suits. A three-dimensional reproduction of cardboard in black and white has been placed in the exhibition to draw the viewer into the Paul Smith’s story, from the very beginning.

Today, the Paul Smith brand is well renowned all over the world, with a thriving market that finds popularly in distant lands such as Japan. Anticipating the upcoming shows in London and Paris, take a look at his collections, ‘classic with a twist’.

Graffiti Artists in Shoreditch to support Calm


graffiti by night

Last Sunday, 24th March, three talented and brave street artists faced the freezing weather as they painted three colourful graffiti in Shoreditch, throughout the day.

The three beautiful and luminous graffiti were painted on huge billboards located in London Old Street in order to support the charity Calm, an association which aim is to prevent male suicide in the UK. In fact, taking a glance at last figures, data is scaring: an average of three young men end their lives every day in the UK, a percentage which is about 75% of all the suicides in the country.

Together with BMB and JCDecaux, Calm’s aim is to raise awareness of this problem by organizing a creative and artistic day with three graffiti painters. Three artists, who are Koze, 45rpm and Richt, are part of Soulful Creative, a Pr agency who supports the creativity of great street artists in London.

The Calm campaign, called ‘TOM. DICK. HARRY.  Every day three young men end their lives.  Help stop male suicide’, has been thought in order to stimulate people’s attention on this huge problem, as only one in 10 British are aware that suicide is the most likely cause of death of men under 35.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) was born as a pilot by the Depth of Health in 1997 in Manchester and transformed in a charity in 2006. Nowadays the association offers daily caring support with many services. The charity provides a phone line open from 5 pm to midnight every day and text service in order to be helpful and give persistent support.

Over the years Calm association has worked in collaboration with many talented artists in the field of music and art such as Dizzee Rascal, David Baddiel, Richard Herring and Stephan Merchant. The purpose is to support an important cause and deliver a strong message by powerful, fresh and unique creative ‘frenzy’.

For more information: http://www.thecalmzone.net