Tuesday, 19 June 2012

RCA Show 2012

This year, the Royal College of Art’s annual summer show will include work by the greatest number of graduating students in the College’s 175-year history. Show RCA 2012 is to take place simultaneously in six buildings across the College’s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington.
Show RCA 2012 offers visitors – some 40,000 last year – a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice. Nearly 500 art and design postgraduate students from more than 40 countries will exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill.
The exhibitions are free of charge to the public, with much of the work for sale or commission – ranging from paintings to prints, glassware to jewellery and furniture to textiles. Buyers have the opportunity to invest right at the beginning of an artist or designer’s career, with 15 per cent of sales going towards the Royal College of Art Student Fund.
Open to the public: 20 June – 1 July (closed 29 June) 10.00am – 5.30pm daily; late opening to 8pm Saturday 23, Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 June

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Invisible Art

Invisible Art brings together works from the past half century that explore ideas related to the invisible and the hidden. The exhibition includes work by some of the most important artists of our time as well as younger artists who have expanded on their legacy.
From the amusing to the philosophical, there are works you can observe and others you can take part in, such as Jeppe Hein's Invisible Labyrinth. From Yves Klein's utopian plans for an 'architecture of air' to Robert Barry's Energy Field (AM 130 KHz) from 1968 - which encourages a heightened awareness of the physical context of the gallery - this exhibition spans diverse aesthetic practices and concerns.

Artists in the exhibition include Art & Language, Robert Barry, Chris Burden, James Lee Byars, Maurizio Cattelan, Jay Chung, Song Dong, Tom Friedman, Carsten Höller, Tehching Hsieh, Bruno Jakob, Yves Klein, Lai Chih-Sheng, Glenn Ligon, Teresa Margolles, Gianni Motti, Roman Ondák, Yoko Ono and Andy Warhol.

12 June - 5 August 2012, Hayward Gallery, London

Monday, 11 June 2012

Casey-Hayford Lookbook AW12

 The father-and-son duo return with an exclusive preview of their A/W12 collection. Entitled 'Cultures in Between', it continues Casely-Hayford's foray into classic British menswear with a twist. Combining Joe's extensive experience and Charlie's keen eye for sub-cultural themes, the brand has long been the unsung hero of London's menswear scene.
Their coat-focused autumn winter season, from which the pair have selected six key looks, highlights a series of jacket from past decades, such as parka coats from the 60s, puffa jackets from the 80s and bomber jacket from the Noughties. These cult styles have then been run through the creative Casely-Hayford sartorial machinery for their unique reinterpretation.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

June Sample Sales

Tania Cashmere - 14 June (9.30am to 7pm); 61 Addison Road, London W14 8JJ

Nocholas Kirkwood - 14 June (10am to 8pm) and 15 June (8am to 8pm); The Music Room, 26 South Molton Lane W1K 5AB

Aimee and Petit Aime - 14 June (9am to 7pm) and 15 June (9am to 6pm); 20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA

Sample Hunters - 15 June (12pm to 8pm), 16 June (12pm to 7pm) and 17 June (12pm to 7pm); The Old Truman Brewery, Shop 13 Hanbury Street, E1 6QR

Felder Felder - 19th June (4pm to late); Groucho Club, 45 Dean Street, W1D 4QB

Jenny Packham - 21 June (8am to 8pm); 3a Carlos Place, London W1K 3AN

Hermes - 22 June (8.30am to 7pm) and 23 June (10am to 6pm). The Music Room, 26 South Molton Lane W1K 5AB


Friday, 1 June 2012

Wonderful World

Gérard Rancinan is one of the world’s leading contemporary fine art photographers. For the past 7 years, Rancinan, along with writer Caroline Gaudriault, have been developing the ‘Trilogy of the Moderns’ – a revolution in three acts.
Pitched somewhere between comedy and tragedy, this vivid photographic tableau and accompanying texts paint a picture of a confused humanity, blindly groping in the darkness, obsessed with fame and guided only by an absolute desire for generalised happiness.
In May 2012 Rancinan will open the Triennale di Milano at the Museum of Contemporary Art to present the entire trilogy of works; ‘Metamorphoses, Hypotheses and Wonderful World’.
From June 7th 2012 The Future Tense in association with Opera Gallery and Londonewcastle will present the UK debut of the final series, Wonderful World.