Isaac Julien’s nine-screen installation, premiering at Victoria Miro, traverses a collection of Lina Bo Bardi’s most iconic buildings, offering a meditation on the iconic work and on the legacy of the visionary modernist architect and designer (1914–1992).
This summer, the V&A explores how Frida Kahlo (b. 1907), one of the most recognised and significant artists and women of the 20th century, fashioned her identity. ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’ it’s the first exhibition outside of Mexico to display her clothes and intimate possessions, reuniting them with key self-portraits and photographs to offer a fresh perspective on her compelling life story.
The constant shift in a sense of identity set against the endless fluctuation of people and narratives are the conditions in which artist Andrés Pereira Paz likes to operate. His works examine the role that pre-Hispanic and postcolonial arts and crafts play in the construction of cultural identity. Appropriating Andean imagery he explores how the collective and individual can both support and undermine one another in this process.
Maddox Arts presents Dionisio González’s first solo exhibition in London. In order to introduce Dionisio González’s works to the London public, they will be showing two of his series “Dauphin Island” and “Inter-action”.
González shows in his works ‘surrealistic’ architecture in a natural landscape. His visionary constructions are close to Le Corbusier, projects of buildings made out of béton brut and futuristic visions of cities inspired by Japanese metabolism architecture especially Kenzo Tange and Kisho Kurokawa. But González does not limit himself only to architecture sketches. He is exploring any kind of art, getting inspiration from Italian Futurist movement, Giorgio de Chirico’s archways and Xavier Corberó’s architectural sculptures.
‘Haute Couture is like an orchestra whose conductor is Balenciaga. We, other couturiers, are the musicians and we follow the direction he gives.’ Christian Dior
Last May, the V&A opened the first ever UK exhibition exploring the work of Cristóbal Balenciaga and his continuing influence on modern fashion. It is the first of its kind to look at his unique approach to making and showcases pieces by his protégés and contemporary designers working in the same innovative way today. The exhibition marks the centenary of the opening of Balenciaga’s first fashion house in San Sebastian and the 80th anniversary of the opening of his famous fashion house in Paris.
“Glut Data”, a tribute to Rauschenberg’s art practice by Ernesto Canovas, Gracjana Rejmer-Canovas, Stephanie Sommet, Liam Allan and Robert Cervera.
We live in a world with an extraordinary amount of diverse data yet not all data is created or perceived in the same way. We find real-time data, historical data, scientific data, digital data, memory data, the list goes on.
Without trying to analyze the consequences and complexities of Brexit, we have asked some Spanish people who run businesses related to art and design in London to tell us how Brexit is affecting them in their work.
Towards the end of 2016, The Design Museum in London moved to Kensington to be located at the former site of the Commonwealth Institute. Since then, the museum has become a world-renowned reference point for all things design.
Nothing can curb the innate ability that somebody like Óscar (Léon, 1975) has for generating new ideas. For him, not only spaces which are expressly dedicated to art but also those which populate our daily lives, like supermarkets and city street vendors, provide an unstoppable source of inspiration.
Andalusian architect Dolores V. Ruiz Garrido teaches primary school children in London to imagine and draw the cities of the future.
Drawing and creating buildings of the future is a common in our childhood and ‘Little Architect’ does not want us to abandon our capacity to observe our surroundings and to imagine cities that will make us happy.