That's right I've Manga-fied myself, trying to strike a fighting pose. I've clearly been reading too much Dragonball. It's a fun interactive element of the new Manga exhibition that opens at The British Museum on Thursday. My review shall be going up on Londonist shortly.
Barbican has opened a new exhibition on Artificial Intelligence (link to my review in my bio). One of the highlights is a photo booth where you pick a word (I picked critic, naturally) and combine it with your pic to create an AI generated poem. It's fun and it's a collaboration between Es Devlin and Google Arts & Culture. The exhibition itself is on until 26 August.
It's the last day of Photo London 2019, the massive photography fair at Somerset House. One of my highlights is the solo booth by Tom Blachford with Artitled Contemporary. His photographs are taken in Palm Springs, which almost feels like a time capsule with its modernist housing and classic cars. They are taken at night with a long exposure to add to that vintage feel. No idea who the young woman in red is, but I liked the contrast she offered to the images behind her.
Get your diaries ready and set aside the evening of 4 June as I'll be in conversation with abstract photographer Joseph Benoit at HIX Art. It's going to be great, if I do say so myself, and his story and practice are fascinating. Simply RSVP and I'll see you there.
What a fab opening to the ArtCan encounters exhibition at D-contemporary last night. Here I am at the opening in front of a painting by Anna-Louise Felstead, with artist Andrea Tyrimos and our matching jackets - wasn't planned but when it turns out that way you just have to strike a pose don't you 📸😁. The show is on until 21 May and it's great to see ArtCan going from strength to strength.
The Natural History Museum has captured the moon, or at least a detailed replica of it. It's created by artist Luke Jerram using high resolution NASA photography and it's about as close to the real thing as I'm ever going to get. It opens to the public tomorrow and remains 'in orbit' until 1 January. It's free to visit.
Last few days to catch these glass beauties by Kira Phoenix K'inan at the Hellenic centre in Marylebone. Love the details and the subtle flecks of colour when you get close up to them. Of course if you get too close it's very tempting to lick them 😋, or maybe that's just me 🤔😁. The show is on for today and tomorrow and Kira is another wonderful ArtCan artist who I'm proud to be supporting as a trustee of ArtCan.
It's the last few days to catch the works of Pernilla Iggstrom at RB12 in Shoreditch, a contemporary furniture outlet that does a great job of supporting artists. Pernilla's paintings feature cultural references to her multicultural background and here's a selfie of the two of is in front of her work plus a few of the other works on the show - runs until 15 May. Pernilla's is another wonderful artist who is a member of ArtCan - I'm a trustee of ArtCan.
Felicity Hammond has created this immersive installation we can clamber over, just watch out for the water, at Arebyte Gallery. The exhibition looks at architectural design and how it's evolved and the water references the Great Thames flood which destroyed much of the site where the gallery now stands.