News, Notes and Inspirations. A curated overview of what’s getting us excited and engaged.
We always look forward to Photo London and this year was no exception. Struck by the increase in abstract and print making based photography it was as extensive a show as ever. (Image from WebberRepresents – Thomas Albdorf : Situation with Road Sign)
‘Who’s Afraid of Drawing?’ at the Estorick Collection brings together works on paper by Boccioni, Chirico, Fontana and, a personal favourite, Morandi. Running until the 23rd June its worth a visit, if only to be reminded of studying A-level art and the initial workings of the 20th century greats from Italy.
Admittedly we didn’t watch for the full 24 hours but it was hard to tear ourselves away from this installation. The Clock by Christian Marclay is a montage of thousands of film and TV images of clocks, edited together in real time. Hard to grasp the sheer wealth of material Marclay would have sifted through it is a clean, pure idea, wonderfully executed!
Excellent exhibition on Anni Albers at Tate Modern – until 27th January. Whilst predominantly focused on her textiles and weaving we were, as ever, hugely drawn to her print making pieces. The last rooms equally resonated – ‘All progress, so it seems, is coupled to regression elsewhere. We have advanced in general, for instance, in regard to verbal articulation … But we certainly have grown increasingly insensitive in our perception by touch, the tactile sense … For too long we have made too little use of the medium of tactility.’
Hard to find a more perfect studio environment than Barbara Hepworth’s in St Ives. An inspiring day out exploring her forms and learning more about her practice.
Today we had the pleasure of shooting on location in ‘Gee St – Clarkenwell’ for Vaaras new Resort collection. A stunning penthouse apartment in Farringdon with beautifully curated furniture.
One of three parts, Tacita Dean’s Landscape at the Royal Academy, is not to be missed! Exquisite drawings on slate, 35mm film ‘Antigone’ and collections of natural objects, the exhibition is held in the newly opened Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Gallery. Now we’re simply excited to see Portrait and Still Life.
Both disturbing and tremendous we were hugely inspired by the recent cover of National Geographic. The photo illustration was created by Mexican artist Jorge Gamboa and is highly intelligent and effective. Always a fan of imagery that makes one double take and question a point a view.
Photo London 2018 – it’s that time of year again! Wonderful to view such a range of international gallerists and photographers at Somerset House. Particularly taken by Evgenia Arbugaeva, represented by The Photographers Gallery.
Another Kind of Life. An exhibition at the Barbican touching on countercultures/subcultures from 1950’s to present day. Photographers included Pieter Hugo, Diane Arbus, Larry Clark, Jim Goldberg, Alec Soth. As moved by the artwork as the exhibition design by Casper Mueller Kneer Architects.
Excited to see this beautiful show by Daniel Rea of Webber Represents. Hugely inspiring, thoughtful and beautifully curated. The exhibition entitled ‘43-35 10th Street’ is on show in London, W1T 1PE, until the 5th May 2018.
Admittedly not the most typical of Gursky’s images we were still smitten with the colour platte and original Kodak type. Not to be missed at the newly re-furbished Hayward Gallery from 25 January–22 April 2018.
Whilst it was a freezing day and we were up at 5am, the blue skies did prevail and the location for our Vaara campaign was all the more breathtaking for it!
Wrapping up the edit and sound mix for the Matouk film ‘The Senses’ at Final Cut in London before heading to The Mill to do the final grade. See the finished film on the Matouk website.