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REHEARSALS FROM THE KOREAN AVANT-GARDE PERFORMANCE ARCHIVE

EXPLORING KOREA’S PERFORMANCE ART SCENE FROM THE 60s AND 70s AT THE KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE, LONDON: The 2017-2018 Korea/UK season at the Korean Cultural Centre in London continues with an unprecedented exhibition, running from 27th June until 29th July. “Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive” explores the development of South Korea’s performance art scene during the late 1960s and 1970s. Raised in an atmosphere of rebellion against a strict political regime and a social order that sought to restrict the very body and conscience of its people, South Korean artists turned to performance as a medium for creative expression. This exhibition focuses on how to engage with a non-Western history of performance art through a series of live events, arresting archival...

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A SUMMER OF ART IN LONDON

A CAREFULLY CURATED SELECTION OF ART EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS THAT SHOULD NOT BE MISSED: The summer of 2017 is shaping up to be one of London's best yet, with a plethora of artistic, musical and cultural events taking place across the city in both specially arranged open spaces and museums and art galleries. We've selected some of the most important exhibitions that London has to offer from June until September, so have a look below and plan your weeks ahead. THE UK'S FIRST MAJOR RETROSPECTIVE OF ALBERTO GIACOMETTI FOR 20 YEARS AT TATE MODERN: Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Alberto Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes...

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YOUNG MASTERS ART PRIZE 2017

The Young Masters Art Prize was established in 2009 by gallerist Cynthia Corbett, and it celebrates contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past. Eighteen artists from across the globe are competing for this much-coveted international award, and an exhibition of their works will take place at Gallery 8 in St James, London, from 19th until 24th June. Amongst the artists shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize is Ghanaian-British multimedia artist Amartey Golding, whose “Chainmail” film sheds light on the cultural behaviours towards race, gender and sexuality, as it channels the darkness of El Greco and Goya. [caption id="attachment_5779" align="aligncenter" width="487"] Sasha Bowlse, "Fascinating Titfer", 2016, oil on book page, 22 x 26 cm (SB0002) 0...

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MASTERPIECE LONDON 2017

THE WORLD’S GREATEST ART DEALERS & GALLERIES RETURN THIS SUMMER: As is the case each year, Masterpiece is the best opportunity for art collectors and art lovers to find the world’s most precious works of art that are currently on the market in one place. Masterpiece has established itself as one of the world’s leading international art fairs, as it brings together top galleries and specialists at the very height of London’s summer arts season. The event tends to draw almost 40,000 visitors throughout an entire week of extraordinary cultural, culinary and social experiences mixed with fine art. It is, by far, the most prominent and stylish place to view and buy superb works of art, as well as antiques, designs and...

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CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK: HIGHLIGHTS AND INNOVATIONS

CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK: HIGHLIGHTS AND INNOVATIONS

EXPLORING CLERKENWELL’S CHURCHES, PRISONS & NIGHTCLUBS WITH A DESIGN TWIST: The eighth edition of Clerkenwell Design Week has certainly proven itself as a highlight of London’s design calendar for 2017. Once again focused on celebrating and highlighting the innovation and creativity stemming from London’s historic Clerkenwell quarter, CDW was home to over 250 exhibitors, spanning across more than 90 showrooms and six exhibition venues. [caption id="attachment_5654" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Courtesy: Andy Hendry[/caption] The event also featured ten installations that blurred the line between design and art, along with a series of workshops, walks and talks that further showcased the best of new British and international design. We’ve gone through the whole festival and were thrilled to pick up some delightful new products, innovative designs...

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BEYOND BORDERS: ARCHITECTURE OPEN AT ELEPHANT AND CASTLE

A SHOWCASE OF EXCEPTIONAL ARCHITECTURAL PROPOSALS BY RIBA: Taking place from 7th until 25th June at East Street, Elephant & Castle in London, the ‘Beyond Borders’ exhibition will present Architecture Open proposals identified by the selection panel as particularly strong works, inviting participants to exhibit images and small models meant to communicate their innovative conceptions. The arrival of summer in London also marks RIBA’s habit of giving practicing architects and students the opportunity to display their ideas and projects through the Architecture Open. [caption id="attachment_5646" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image Credit: Anna Parker[/caption] Architecture has always been an international discipline, its purpose and ethos reaching beyond and between borders, its discourse always aimed at both function and form. This year’s open-call theme is titled ‘Beyond Borders’, prompting...

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PINK FLOYD: THEIR MORTAL REMAINS

AN EXHIBITION CELEBRATION THE CULTURAL IMPACT OF THE ICONIC BAND: Pink Floyd, the V&A Museum and Iconic Entertainment Studios have teamed up for “Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains”, an exhibition set to open 13th May at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. [caption id="attachment_5590" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Metal Heads, a recreation of Pink Floyd’s album art for The Division Bell at the V&A. Photograph: Tim P Whitby/Getty Images[/caption] The multimedia celebration of the band’s cultural impact on the world since the release of their first single “Arnold Layne” in 1967 consists of a comprehensive study of Pink Floyd’s 50 years of live rock performance and the 200 million records sold in the process. The exhibition was announced last year on 31st August outside the...

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COSHAMIE’S ADVANCED SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING CRASH COURSE FOR ART GALLERIES

EXPANDING OUR WORKSHOPS TO SUPPORT ART BRANDS IN DIGITAL MARKETING: We are pleased to announce that our next Advanced Social Media Marketing Crash Course will take place on 31st May, and will be focused on Art Galleries and Art Brands. Back in April we launched the first Advanced Social Media Marketing Crash Course for Interior Design Brands, as we saw a growing need from designers to better understand the ins and outs of a constantly developing new discipline: social media marketing, the surprisingly effective segment of digital marketing that deals with your brand’s online presence on platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and so on. At first, social media marketing was quite superficial, interacting mostly with early adopters. Today, however, there are...

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NEW SHOWROOMS AT CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2017

THE 3-DAY FESTIVAL FORMAT EVENT RETURNS WITH NEW EXHIBITORS & INNOVATIVE DESIGNS: Spreading across multiple locations throughout Clerkenwell in the east-central part of London, Clerkenwell Design Week has quickly grown as a key event of the design industry and its physical manifestations in the UK. [caption id="attachment_5438" align="aligncenter" width="500"] CDW Presents: Aldworth James & Bond (Image Courtesy: Clerkenwell Design Week)[/caption] Home to a plethora of world-class design showrooms, the three-day festival bonanza will give its visitors the chance to explore new products, collaborations and installations from both emerging and iconic designers. [caption id="attachment_5445" align="aligncenter" width="500"] CDW Presents: Buzzispace (Image Courtesy: Clerkenwell Design Week)[/caption] Amongst the new names to grace Clerkenwell Design Week with their presence this year is Sven Christiansen, who will launch their new...

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