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ECHO : THE FUTURE IS A FLICKER OF LIGHT

FROM CHRIS LEVINE’S BLIPVERTS TO LIGHTVERT’S ECHO: Blipverts became popular from ‘80s television, and the term itself comes from Max Headroom – referring to highly time-compressed advertisement videos. On a more general note, the blipvert is considered to be a brief collection of often-random images cut together very quickly, in a high-speed montage. However, celebrated light artist Chris Levine took the blipvert to a whole new level. Actually, scratch that – he completely reinvented the term around stunning and elusive lighting installations that now represent a healthy percentage of his internationally acclaimed work. [caption id="attachment_4857" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Lightness of Being blipvert by Chris Levine (Image Courtesy of the Artist and TwelveArts)[/caption] Built from strips of pulsating LED lights, his blipverts produce flat visual images...

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ART REVOLUTIONARIES AT MAYORAL LONDON 

PICASSO, MIRÓ & CALDER RESPOND TO SPANISH CIVIL WAR IN 1937 IN A CURATED LONDON SHOW BY MAYORAL: Mayoral will hold an exhibition inspired by the Spanish Pavilion at the 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, commemorating 80 years since its inauguration. It will take place from 18th January until 10th February at 6 Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1 6BN. The original Pavilion marked a crucial moment during the Spanish Civil War (17 July 1936 – 1 April 1939), with the Spanish Republic using it as a platform to demonstrate to the rest of the world the atrocities that were taking place in Spain. [caption id="attachment_4551" align="aligncenter" width="409"] Joan Miró, El Segador (The Reaper), 1937, oil on...

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KATE MOSS, MODERN MUSE

THE FASHION ICON THAT INSPIRES ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS ALIKE Few women have had an impact such as Kate Moss on contemporary art and photography. Discussing her global influence on the fashion world at this point would be redundant, as we’ve all heard the name and have seen those prominent cheekbones and that piercing gaze headlining titanic fashion campaigns. Born in Surrey and discovered as a model at the green age of fourteen, Kate Moss arrived at the end of the ‘supermodel’ era, rising to fame in the early ‘90s and becoming an icon of the ‘heroin chic’ fashion trend at the century’s end instead. [caption id="attachment_4111" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Kate Moss, by Terry O’Neill[/caption] Her first photoshoots at sixteen exuded ‘dirty realism’, as Corinne Day...

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FABIENNE VERDIER AT WADDINGTON CUSTOT

NEW ABSTRACT PAINTINGS FROM THE PARIS-BORN TALENT: From 25th November 2016 until 4th February 2017, Waddington Custot’s gallery on Cork Street will hold Fabienne Verdier’s first solo exhibition in London, featuring large-scale abstract paintings produced over the last year. These include work from the ‘Walking Paintings’ series, alongside a new group of paintings, ‘Rhythms and Reflections’, which mark a noteworthy change of direction for the artist. [caption id="attachment_3701" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Fabienne Verdier’s suspended painting technique (Photo Credit: Waddington Custot)[/caption] As a painter known for combining an Eastern artistic education with the tradition of Western art, Verdier’s work is characterised by bold gestural compositions relying on a number of techniques developed over the past thirty years. In an intensely physical process, Verdier uses painting...

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ASIAN ART IN LONDON: EAST MEETS WEST

THE 19TH EDITION OF ASIAN ART IN LONDON BRINGS STUNNING NEW WORKS TO LONDON: Shortlisted for the ‘Business Award for Arts and Creative Services’ as organised by the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards this year, Asian Art in London will take place between 3rd and 12th November. The winner for the ‘Business Award’ will be announced later on 15th November. There will be two major book launches during AAL this year, the first on Friday 6th November, at the London Library in St James’s, when Elizabeth Herridge launches her publication ‘Bringing Heaven to Earth, Silver Jewellery and Ornament in the late Qing Dynasty’, and the second on Thursday 10th November, at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, with a celebration of the publication...

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ZUZA MENGHAM X LABORATORY PERFUMES

INCREDIBLE SCULPTURES DESCRIBING SCENTS: Curiosity has always been the principal driver behind Laboratory Perfumes and their quest for new and exceptional scents – mainly a curiosity over what would happen if they combine one note with another, and how they can transform it further by adding a third or a fourth in the mix. And we’ve repeatedly found ourselves fascinated by the different reactions of people to a particular aroma. Everyone’s response to scent is different, shaped by a lifetime of memories and unconscious associations. [caption id="attachment_3515" align="aligncenter" width="266"] ©ILKA+FRANZ for ZETTELER/LABORATORY PERFUMES[/caption] In clinical cases of amnesia, the sense of smell is the one most relied-upon by scientists and therapists when attempting to retrieve lost memories. In the very basic case of human...

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#ArtsyDigest: Beso Uznadze

PROJECT ARTBEAT’S MOST PROMISING ARTIST TO DATE As part of our ongoing commitment to bring you valuable insights and inspiration from the world of interior design and contemporary art, we're kicking off a new series of articles dedicated to special artist profile. We begin this series with #ArtsyDigest: Beso Uznadze. Project ArtBeat was one of the highlights from this year’s START Fair at Saatchi Gallery. As part of the event’s ongoing commitment to create the optimal environment in order to connect art lovers, dealers and collectors with emerging artists and galleries from all over the world, START’s selection process nominated the Georgian gallery as one of its exhibitors for its 2016 edition. Over the last couple of years, the quiet need...

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A Re-START of Contemporary Art

EDITORIAL: HOW START FAIR’S EMERGING ARTISTS MIGHT HELP CHANGE THE CONTEMPORARY ART MARKET Six years ago, on 1st July 2010, Charles Saatchi announced his intention to gift over 200 works of art and the Saatchi Gallery to the nation, upon his retirement. The gallery would be renamed MOCA London, which stands for Museum of Contemporary Art, London, a polite nod to MOCA LA – the Californian precursor of contemporary art museums, which had been granted a $30M infusion from its founding chairman, Eli Broad. Mr Saatchi’s decision came on the heels of refusal from Tate Modern’s Sir Nicholas Serota, who had rejected Saatchi’s entire collection donation offer back in 2005. Thus, in the summer of 2010, Tate Modern found itself not only...

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Riptide: New Dialogues and Narratives with Koo Jeong A

REDRAWING CONTEMPORARY ART AND COLLABORATIONS THROUGH THE WORKS OF KOO JEONG A: The Korean Cultural Centre in London has made a beautiful habit out of its annual award programme, which introduces key figures from Korea’s vibrant contemporary art scene to UK audiences. Eminent artist Koo Jeong A was the recipient of the ‘2016 Artist of the Year’ award by KCCUK, for her undeniable contributions not only to Korean contemporary art, but also to the global art stage. Riptide’s concept started out as a solo exhibition with Civilising Process, one of the 1001 line drawings from ‘Koo Jeong A: R’ (2006) – the beginning for a number of projects meant to open up the possibilities of creating new narratives and stories. [caption id="attachment_3161"...

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