Saturday, 3 May 2014

Saturday 3rd May: The Fashion & Textile Museum "Artists Textiles, Picasso to Warhol"

Here are ALOT of photos from the current exhibition at The Fashion & Textile Museum  called "Artists Textiles, Picasso to Warhol".  I've made this post epically long for international readers who might not be able to attend and physically see the show.  It's absolutely amazing!  20th Century Artist's prints on textiles by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol ....... and then textile designers fabrics in garments including Sonia Delauney and Zandra Rhodes.  I cant believe there was a time that you could buy a Picasso silk scarf, pantsuit ..... and even ski-wear?!  Lots of the works on display have not been shown before so if you are London before the 18th May, make this a must-see!!
Open until 18 May 201483 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 6pm, Thursdays until 8pm, Sundays, 11am–5pm

Saturday 3rd May: Martin Creed's "What's the Point Of It" at The Hayward Gallery

This weekend is the last chance to see Martin Creed's "What's the Point Of It" at The Hayward Gallery - DONT MISS IT IF YOU HAVN'T BEEN YET!  Its hilarious and beautiful.  The majority of works are visual comical anecdotes, questioning the state of modern art and how we contextualise it.   Others are just simply a joy to look at - his use of colour is lush - and free style daubs of paint and brush strokes.  Thruout all of these is an overriding playful element and that is my favourite thing in creativity because its celebrating the lightness in life. It gives you an experience that totally uplifts your energy and a buzz from re-discovering innocent childhood silliness.  Photography hasn't been allowed which is just aswell so that no social media will have ruined the surprise as you enter and turn each corner.  You may however have seen snaps of static hair from a room full of balloons where you have to push your way thru, and try not to inhale the fluff as you laugh the whole time you are in there.  Just wait for the outside terrace view of the London skyline with its high-rise monuments and another monumental rising moment that Creed has installed to make you crack up.......................
There is a blob of blue-tack stuck to the wall, a stack of squares of masking tape piled ontop of each other, A4 paper filled with lines of high-lighter pen pigment ....................... all products of being bored at your desk ........... all things that you think you could have done yourself ....................... but the fact is, you didn't!  Martin Creed did.  He's sold them as works of art and here they are on loan from major galleries, curated in a retrospective at another.  Massive high-five to the man who has turned shit into art - literally - watch the final film to see what I mean.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Weds 30th April: Incoming >>>>>> The Hyères Festival 2014 via Emma Kidd, Part 5

For the final post of Emma Kidd's (with Emma Gibson) photos for The Hyères Festival, here are snaps from the runway show of the finalist fashion designers in the competition.  Head over to the site to see the full list of winners for 2014.