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National Portrait Gallery- Exhibition exploring the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media.
The exhibition coincides with what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday (on 29 August). Michael Jackson: On the Wall brings together the works of over forty artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world. A troubled genius. #iconicimages #nationalportraitgallery #londonartscene #londonartexhibition #modernart #michaeljackson #funtrip
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Hands down one of the best shows I’ve seen at @sadiecoleshq in London. “Ugo Rondinone (b. Brunnen, Switzerland) lives and works in New York and studied at Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna (1986-90). As well as several distinct groups of paintings (landscapes, mandalas, horizons, windows, stars and brick walls), and immersive installations (featuring clowns, multi-coloured windows, and monochrome-painted walls), Rondinone makes sculptures in various materials (including an ongoing series titled still.life, and a number of large-scale masks), monumental landscape drawings, intimate still life drawings, and text-based works. His works are united by a poetic quality and an enduring preoccupation with universal themes such as time, cosmic cycles, or the primordial opposition of day and night.” #ugorondinone
In Kirstine Roepstorff’s vast multimedia work, there is always more than meets the eye. When you first walk into the exhibition, your gaze in taken by one of the large collages on the wall. For some this might be ‘Hidden Truth’, described as ‘a postcard-collage celebrating the mastery of tourism over an unconquerable sublime landscape’, for others it’s ‘You Are Being Lied To’, ‘a wonder world of male middle-class-dom.’ For me it was ‘All Possible Experiences’. The viewer is encouraged by the thousands of layered slithers of paper and fabric, to view this piece from afar. However the further back you stand, the less you can see, the clippings of media imagery that is spread amongst the slithers are lost. The closer you are, you lose the perspective as a whole.
Roepstorff’s work is of course aesthetically pleasing, but with the harsh reminder of the truth disguised amongst the chaos. The re-use of media imagery taps into our collective conscious and touches on political issues such as the global economy and feminism.
Her work is on show at The Saatchi Gallery until September 8th. #saatchigallery #collage #visitlondon #political #discoverunder5k #multimediaart #travelnotes #londonlife #travelblogger #politicalart #londongallery #saatchi #londonexhibition #discoverunder1k #artistsoninstagram #travellife #travelphotography #kirstineroepstorff #tbimag #tobeinspired #artjournalism #multimedia #exhibition #londonartscene #artreview #travellersnotebook #roepstorff