Greg Girard and Ian Lambot’s revised book about Kowloon Walled City is due to be released in June/July this year. It builds on the original City of Darkness with the help of new drawings, photographs and more to reveal what life was truly like in this unique (and intriguing) place.
There’s a Chris Marker retrospective on at the Whitechapel at the moment - do I need to say go? I’ll say it anyway: “GO”
in brief this is a very well curated, well designed exhibition which brings together all the moments I love about Marker and more. In addition there are screenings of his films, both at the Whitechapel and at the Barbican. You really have no excuse to miss any Marker magic!
"If they don’t see happiness in the picture, at least they’ll see the black."
Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat 16 April - 22 June, Whitechapel Gallery (admission free).
There are different levels of brilliance to Iro, a furniture collection designed by Tokyo-based Schemata Architects’ Jo Nagasaka. On the surface, there is the obvious sheen of candy-hued resin finishes, making the Japanese word fo…
The Pink Floyd Exhibition - Their mortal remains occupies some 2500 square metres and contains over 300 objects especially flown in from all over the world, some of which are the personal property of the band. The exhibition is a celebration of nearly 5 decades of Pink Floyd’s work, including some elements dating back as far as the mid 1960’s when Syd Barrett and Roger Waters played in different bands and way before the name Pink Floyd came into existence. It runs chronologically, and varies from interviews about Pink Floyd’s music, to their early influences, their recordings, their films, architectural and sculptural sets, inflatables, musical instruments and equipment, photographs, and much more… It represents the contributions the band made to the world: some of the greatest records ever made and the extraordinary live shows that Pink Floyd performed, from The Dark Side of the Moon to The Wall. There are individual pods about each band member and their solo careers outside of Pink Floyd, and a dedicated Art Room containing over fifty fine art prints and sculptures. It’s a Pink Floyd experience from psychedelia through to the present day.
Launched about a month ago but for me still #current.
Uprise Art is an art collective and online gallery that features original artwork from some of today’s emerging contemporary artists. The collective is by invitation only and the Uprise team does a great job of curating the artists and artwork…
If you ever wanted to learn Chinese but never thought you could do it, here is a great opportunity! London-based entrepreneur and author ShaoLan Hsueh is developing a book, Chineasy, that makes it rather simple to learn basic…