The Vanitas is a current contemporary exhibition at Sutton House (Tudor home built in 1531) in Hackney, London. Using different techniques, the artists Iluá Hauck da Silva, Sophia Schorr-Kon, Alice Hodge, and Lawrence Owen explore the Vanitas theme, based on the Dutch painting style of the XVI and XVII centuries.
The art of dining is a side project that is also worth a look. It takes the atmosphere of the show to incorporate food, art and design in five-day pop up banquet. Check out the next one here
[Iluá Hauck da Silva, ‘Veins of Vanity’ ]
[Sophia Schorr-Kon, “Delphines Call’ ]
The Damien Hirst‘s exhibition (with all his key works from over twenty years) at Tate Modern is absolutely unmissable and can be quite disturbing as well.
I’ve taken a few pictures with my phone and here are the ones that highlight his work on death or life.
[Him, “With Dead Head”]
[All mosaics made out of butterflies]
My mind is full of confronting ideas and expectations right now and this artwork by the artist Hans Hollein for the Venice Biennale in 1980 could perfectly represent these multiple facades of myself . ;)
Can’t wait to see the special reproduction made for the V&A Pos-modernism’s exhibition. Get the info here.
With interesting color composition the show presents a different perspective in seeing street art techniques such as stencil into frames and gallery spaces. The paintings are made out of stencil/Acrylic and Inc on canvas or metal. ;)
[Nocturnal Preview with Snik]
Some highlights of the Moniker Art Fair in London.
[Wall painted by D*face]
[“A Pill a Day”. Bronze sculpture by Beejoir]
In Mayfair’s White Cube, the Nazis were looking at the paintings on the walls. In the Hoxton’s gallery you would take a while to realise that all those mini children were actually sculptures, just to later look at their animal faces. So impressive. However, what I liked the most was the ‘evil chapel’ on the second floor, full of busts of saints shockingly deformed.
At the end of the video below, there is a view of the chapel, don’t miss that out. ;D
Picture via Guardian