If you dare...

19. May, 2019

Fotografiska - Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden

Another fabulous exhibition at this outstanding Swedish Photography Gallery, this time sharing the work of renowned photographer Alison Jackson who never shy’s away from pushing the boundaries

Excellent (almost believable) scenes/shots depicting tongue in cheek celebrity humour, like Trump in compromising positions, Queen Elizabeth on the toilet and Barack Obama having a cheeky cigarette!

With an emphasis on the ‘fake’ Alison explores how easy it is to trick the viewing public and make them believe what the photographer wants them to believe, all in all, quite popinitant in the current political climate

The show if full of surprise, humour and extreme talents, not to be missed!  It’s different, it’s controversial, it’s provocative but most of all, it fun.

The show ends on the19th May 2019, however, please check out her website and any future up and coming shows below:

Website: https://www.fotografiska.com/sto or http://www.alison-jackson.co.uk/ 

 

 

19. May, 2019

Södra Blasieholmshamnen 2, 111 48 Stockholm, Sweden

After five years of complete re-construction the New National Museum at Blasieholmen has opened its doors again and oh my... it was soooo worth the wait, beautiful grand stair cases, large open rooms, airy balconies and views to die for! Its arrived and it grand!

Sweden’s national museum of art and design holds fabulous collections of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, ranging from the 1500s to the present day and definitely worth at least half a day of your time to explore in ore.

And whilst you are there, why not pop into the museums stunning new restaurant as well, decorated and furnished with works by some of Sweden’s leading designers, with apparently over 80 artefacts designed especially for the restaurant and hosted by Fredrik Eriksson, one of Sweden’s top chefs, serving delicious Swedish food using gastronomic craft methods. 

The end result is just outstanding and you will not be disappointed, the location is amazing too, right on the water’s edge and with views out to towards the Stockholm Archipelago.

Highly recommended by www.ificould.co.uk 

A ‘must’ whilst visiting Stockholm!

Website: https://www.nationalmuseum.se/en/  

 

 

27. Apr, 2019

A. Weizenbergi 34, 10127 Tallinn, Estonia

Kumu is a fabulous contemporary art and fashion museum situated over looking a beautiful park.

Apparently ‘Sots Art emerged in the early 1970s in Moscow and was the first movement in the history of unofficial Soviet art to take its inspiration from the detested Soviet visual culture and In the 2010s, a group of young fashion designers entered the stage in Eastern Europe; they find their inspiration from the socialist past of their countries and their style is known on the catwalks of the world as the post-Soviet aesthetic’.

This amazing collection of art and fashion pieces are displayed in this beautiful, light airy museum that is filled with light and an ambience perfect for its contents.

Stroll amongst the collection of Inspirational and beautiful Eastern European culture and art.

The Museum not only features works from across Estonia but includes works from private collections from Moscow, Tallinn, Kiev and Berlin, and from the collections of the Estonian History Museum, the Art Museum of Estonia, the Estonian Artists’ Association, Mart Erik’s collection and the Fotomuseum Winterthur.

The Sots art & fashion exhibition was stunning, mesmerising and just brilliant and is at Kumu until 4th August 2019.

Website: https://kumu.ekm.ee/en/

 

 

31. Mar, 2019

Michael Hoppen Gallery, 3 Jubilee Place, Chelsea, London SW3 3TD

This small but perfectly formed photography exhibition highlights just a snap shot of the wonderful world of Leigh Bowery (1961-1994) an amazing force to ne reckoned with for his own time.

Club kid, party socialite, performance artist, fashion designer and 80s fashion Icon who was massive on the London Club and art scene throughout the 1980s and who would often be seen out and about at all of London’s trendiest and hippest clubs of that period, steadying the ground for what would today be know as an ‘Influencer’.

From art, music, film and fashion LB conquered it all, even modelling for some of Lucian Freud’s most iconic nude paintings. Peer at just a small sample of Leighs truly amazing costumes and creations from a designer that was without a doubt way ahead of his time.

“Over 15 photographs that showcase the outcome of Bowery’s collaboration with British photographer, Fergus Greer, between 1988 and 1994, the year Bowery passed away”.

This gorgeous collection of beautiful portrait photographs, in both vivid colour and B/W depict this fabulous and unique artist in all his stunning and creative glory.

Don’t miss this amazing free exhibition until April 27th, 2019

Website: https://www.michaelhoppengallery.com/

 

 

31. Mar, 2019

National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE

Martin Parr’s brilliant collection of ‘people’ is a stunning exhibition of humans doing exactly what they do best, just ‘living’ featuring a wide collection of intriguing portraits of people from around the world that explores both national identity in the UK and abroad and a special focus on the concept of ‘Britishness’.

There’s even a real-life and working replica of a ‘Proper Old-School British café’ that you can sip a cuppa in factored into the exhibition!

There’s images the epitomise Brexit, sculpture, holidays, dancing,  celebrities, art & artists and even footballers, to name but a few, so probably something for everyone to ponder over and possibly connect with!

The exhibition also includes a collection of MPs self-portraits that were apparently created over the course of his career and even some works in the collection that have never been exhibited in the UK before.

One for London’s ‘must do this year list’ don’t miss it, on until 27th May 2019

Website: https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/only-human-martin-parr/exhibition/