Edward Steichen @tpgallery.
Some words: black, white, sepia, middle distance, profile, Garbo, Dietrich, brooding, shadows.
Step in out the cold while Xmas shopping for your beautiful girlfriend.
Il be honest…
Not my cup of tea.
But it can be quite rock and roll.
So while Colin may like a bit of studiedeyesclosedgentleheadbobbingandsmiling
I like to bang heads.
But actually if u get the right gig…
(Northern sinfonia at the sparkly new milton court @barbicancentre)
There can be electricity.
With two soloists (violin and viola)
A boy and a girl
Theres practically sparring.
Or maybe kissing.
Coming up… Paul Klee @tate…
Im not going to lie to you its a bloody long way up.
A lot of up and then a lot of down.
Im not going to lie to you it was bloody amazing.
Views of london innit.
15 pounds to you sir.
You can go back.
Go on a photo walk with some nice people.
Then u can look at the pictures and do liking if ur bored at home.
Im not one for long fancy words.
You know that.
But its good to think.
You can do it here.
Philosophy for all. All day festival.
Talks are interesting if theres nothing on telly.
Especially if theyre free. And the people are nice.
There was a competition at one point to dress up as a zombie.
Sorry i missed it.
Accessible is the word. That's a medium sized one.
Spent the weekend chiefly indulging our own, non cultural, private pleasures but managed to squeeze in the photographer’s gallery.
The great thing about the photographer’s gallery apart from its freeness is its oxfordstreetness.
Nip in for a cultural pitstop whilst indulging your own capitalist pleasures.
Like buying shoes.
Warm your cold monetary heart.
There’s a lot of it about.
Art from people on the margins.
There was some in another place we went and i think another place too.
In the wellcome collection there is an exhibition of art from people with various needs from various agencies in Japan and there is a lot of it thats truly great.
Some of the pots. Bit suspect.
But in the humble (ha!) opinion of @thedogwhatblogs the paintings and drawings are compelling in an i-could-look-at-that-for-bloody-ages kinda way or striking in an oo-thats-big-blocks-of-red-and-black kinda way.
Oh yes I’m back.
Sometimes an exhibition ticks a lot of boxes for a person.
Duchamp @barbicancentre. Muddy from dogs.
Whats interesting about this particular one is that its all really about the interconnectivety of duchamp and these people he influenced and how thy kind of fed off each other.
And played chess.
Some words: boxes, wheels, urinals, nude (descending a staircase), sub cubist boobs etc, pianos, chess, musical boxes, there, not there,
An absence that makes things more complete.
Overhyping is a very real danger.
“Oo.” He exclaimed. “Theres an exhibition reimagining churchill at the national portrait gallery.”
It was one picture.
A good picture.
But not worth a whole poster.
From Churchill to Church.
We went here before when it wasnt on.
You may or may not recall.
Here is an opinion:
“What lovely landscapes!”
Honestly though it may be one room but thats not overhyping.
Its an understatement.
And its free.
“What artistry in the brushstrokes!”
Shut up Colin.
Now iv remembered why i like this place.
Theres lots going on.
3 exhibitions dusted in an hour.
Who has the time for more?
And its free.
We like free.
Tim Walker. Some words: Fantasy, fairytales, beetles, monty python, sand. There was one bum.
Cartier Bresson. Some words: Black and White, colour, no bums.
Imaginary view. Some words: polystyrene, nice invigilator, black and white
Thats called a contemporary arts review.
You cant be both interesting and funny all the time, kids.