It’s nice to be led.
It’s nice to be told about things.
It’s nice to wander round London on a warm evening.
South London Art Map last Fridays.
They do a little tour of lesser know galleries you see.
I really should say about this.
Art can be people running around the turbine hall.
Or art can be in a little corner of south london with a simple powerful message.
On the wall is written the countries where homosexuality is a crime and the sentence it carries.
As do the post its.
im not v good on what the sculptures suggest but theyre cool.
Heres ur link….
In Tate Modern in the big turbine hall there are people who walk up and down.
Now i believe after a while they run around saying things.
We got a bit bored and the shop was ever so close.
Let us kno what they say.
On a return visit what we liked about Damien Hirst is the way the rooms linked up and mishmashed.
Hey, yesterday on Newsnight they said “dippy doo” so we can say mishmashed.
Tell her the butterflies rock.
Let us kno what she says.
Ps south london art map tours are tiring… We'll tell u the story on instagram… A picture tells a 1000 words… Tell his lordship that #hegoeson
Dog What Blogs Tours…. Ohhhhhhhh yeeeeeaaahhh
Let me say this to you by means of an opening hypothesis (mummy did science):
“Sometimes you dont want an iwhatever.. Sometimes you want a piece of paper.”
Here is one such instance.
South London Art Map control the first friday in the month and have branded it according.
We r detecting a trend for branding days and times.
Like all the olympics business is mildly disturbing.
God that was politics.
I do culture.
So we hit the galleries of london's glittering Peckham with an eventual hard copy.
Its lovely having them open late (he lies in… Dont start me) and lovely having a map but we a tiny bit feel its quite a dashing about 2 hours.
Tho if wed thought about it a bit more.
We need to be more succinct.
Lewisham Art Space: yeah, abstract.
Peckham Space: yeah, multisensory.
South London Gallery and Southwark Old Town Hall: yeah, now this we really liked. Big. Normally we like small/short but for art we like big/grand. A whole white room full of trophies. This is 5 star eye candy. Oh! The themes!!
The town hall… Remember when we went to Hornsey Town Hall for the jewish thing?
Of course you do. Well this was all like that. Films in council chambers maximises the coolness.
fingers crossed for richmond tommorrow
Yesterday in the midst of shattered glass and life we traipsed round Bermondsey and Rotherhithe on a one man (and his dogwhatblogs) south london art map tour.
Yes, you’re right, we went on one before with the instagram folk.
We cant be originally cultural every day.
To be briefly vulgar you pay what you afford and then have a lovely time discover hidden gem galleries.
We first went the west lane south gallery and saw robert cary williams haunting/disturbing/marvellous blend of fashion and sculpture ‘Jackets for Hooligans.’
Then to vibe gallery for a collection of works around the concept of the Annulus…
Time to cut and paste…
“The Annulus is a term used to describe the space between two concentric cylinders. The inner cylinder is the central core the outer cylinder, the periphery.
One can translate this idea of the space in between, to metaphorically describe the art world. For example we would locate the Damian Hirsts of the world close to the central core and we would locate those often described as outsider artists on the periphery. Our aim is to act as a vehicle with which to navigate the annulus.”
There you go then. Paint tubes on the floor. Like our house. Shards of glass on the floor. Like our house.
The next bit was awesome…
In the amazing v22 space we saw some performance art involving some pendulums…
Okay we’re not selling it again… Heres a vid…
Ok you have to be there…
It really is a tremendous use of the vastness of the space.
Where else? Finally the curiously cool worlds end space…
Pub stroke gallery. Lovely.
We like stuff about time and the painted over mirrors gave the boy wonder @albiestar a further chance to take a pic of himself… His favourite pastime.
We are so effortlessly cool.
go on part two of the tour https://www.facebook.com/events/298481690246647/
Look at me blogging again!
Today me and the boy wonder went on a photo walk.
It was almost so unbelievably exciting that we exploded.
Because it combined photography with art galleries.
Which could be any day.
But its good to have an excuse.
STEP ONE… Instagram…
Now available on Android as well as Apple.
If we detach our photosnobcircuits there’s a lot that can be achieved with this little app and an iphone and even more with a few more little apps.
No ones paying us! They should… i need to move off basics dog food… its soul destroying.
There are lovely people like you who are very fond of taking pix with their phones.
STEP 3 IS…
There are 1000s of galleries in this city providing incredible eye food for free.
Today we went on a tour with this…
But we love East London too.
They reasonably suggest a donation for a bit of extra insight and convenience but really…
Fly my prettys!