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Web-Like String Installations by Chiharu Shiota Hold Tension Between Absence and Existence

Web-Like String Installations by Chiharu Shiota Hold Tension Between Absence and Existence | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it


A profound sense of curiosity and a search for answers consumes Chiharu Shiota’s practice. The Osaka-born, Berlin-based artist is known for her massive installations that crisscross and intertwine string into mesh-like labyrinths. Simultaneously dense in construction and delicate and airy, the
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Welcome to Beyond London Life!

 

 

 

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This year our travels, both real and virtual, will take us beyond the borders of London. We are excited by the prospect and hope to bring you something mad and magical from around the globe.Expect eclectic and quirky.

 

 

 And to whet your appetite, why not download this Lonely Planet ebook for free

 

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Happy Travels!

 

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Molten Immersive Art - Glass Artist Simon Berger

Molten Immersive Art - Glass Artist Simon Berger | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Swiss artist Simon Berger (DrSimon) has been working with portraits made out of glass for four years. It's a process that requires delicatel
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Web-Like String Installations by Chiharu Shiota Hold Tension Between Absence and Existence

Web-Like String Installations by Chiharu Shiota Hold Tension Between Absence and Existence | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it


A profound sense of curiosity and a search for answers consumes Chiharu Shiota’s practice. The Osaka-born, Berlin-based artist is known for her massive installations that crisscross and intertwine string into mesh-like labyrinths. Simultaneously dense in construction and delicate and airy, the
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An Abandoned Farmhouse Transformed Into a Life-Size Dollhouse by Heather Benning Reflects on Ideas of Home

An Abandoned Farmhouse Transformed Into a Life-Size Dollhouse by Heather Benning Reflects on Ideas of Home | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

“A sight familiar to those who travel along the old roads and by-ways of the North American countryside, an abandoned farmhouse is a touching reminder of changes in the landscape and the people who live there. Based in rural Saskatchewan, artist Heather Benning has spent the last several years making work that explores themes related to the impact of large-scale, industrialized agriculture on local communities, family farms, and a sense of home.”

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Louise Nevelson Exhibition Marks 60 Years Since Artist’s U.S. Pavilion –

Louise Nevelson Exhibition Marks 60 Years Since Artist’s U.S. Pavilion – | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
A Louise Nevelson exhibition in Venice, curated by Julia Bryan-Wilson, marks 60 years since the artist's 1962 U.S. Pavilion at the Biennale.
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.” Nevelson, who died in 1988 year at age 89, was known as a force of nature: an immigrant from Ukraine whose family fled to the United States when she was five years old. She grew into a woman whose artistic ambitions led her to make imposing wood sculptures and lead a fiercely independent life in New York..”
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Meet the institutions | M+ Hong Kong 

Over a decade in the making, the crowning jewel of Hong Kong’s West Kowloon district is undoubtedly M+. Open since November 2021, the museum seeks to be on par with international institutions like New York’s MoMA or Paris’s Centre Pompidou, while still connecting to the local ecosystem. In this video, museum director Suhanya Raffel takes us on a private tour of the expansive space designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.

With M+, 'we are adding to the cultural ecology of the city, while at the same time thinking very carefully about what we need to bring to the international world,’ remarks Raffel. The building houses an array of spaces: 33 galleries, three cinemas, a media center, restaurants, and a rooftop garden with a view over Victoria Harbour. An LED façade reaches out to the world as a curatorial space for screenings – which can be seen from Hong Kong Island.

In this special episode of Meet the institutions, Raffel focuses on four significant works of art, examining concepts of national identity; the physical act of creation; abstraction and ink traditions; and the connection between Eastern and Western cultures. She notes that this bridging of cultures is a central goal of M+, ‘That dynamic between being together, being human together but also being very different together, means something profound in our world today.’

Director, Producer: Benny Woo & Ken So
Creative: Peggy Chan
DOP: Henry Lee
Production House: Pic Pic Pic
Camera Assistant: Yeung Hiu-tung
Gaffer: Wong Wing-Chi
Edit: Benny Woo
Commission: Alicia Reuter & Jeanne-Salomé Rochat for Art Basel
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JKMM Architects complete Dance House Helsinki

JKMM Architects complete Dance House Helsinki | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
The Finnish capital’s new industrial-scale venue – Dance House Helsinki – has its own architectural rhythms Photography by Hannu Rytky Words by Lee Marable Almost nine decades after renowned Finnish dancer Maggie Gripenberg first proposed a dedicated space
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The stories that reveal the soul of Ukraine - BBC Culture

The stories that reveal the soul of Ukraine - BBC Culture | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
The history of Ukrainian literature reflects the country's tragic conflicts, its diverse population, and the people's distinctive humour, writes John Self.
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Thao Nguyen Phan – 'My reflections on the history of Vietnam, the poetry of daily life' | Tate

Step inside the studio of artist Thao Nguyen Phan and discover her mesmerising, poetic work. Through video, paintings and sculpture, Phan explores the historical and ecological issues facing her homeland Vietnam, while speaking to broader ideas around tradition, ideology, ritual and environmental change.

Her recent projects have expanded on ‘the beauty and suffering’ of the Mekong River, which runs through Tibet, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia before meeting the sea on the coast of Vietnam.

Phan’s latest moving image work First Rain, Brise Soleil continues this exploration of the Mekong, proposing a new way of being that draws on indigenous knowledge and respect for the ecosystem.

You can see Phan’s artworks on display at Tate St Ives until 2 May 2022 https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-st-ives/thao-nguyen-phan

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Norway May Be Dark These Days, But Never Fear—Oslo’s Art Scene Is as Luminous as the Northern Lights

Norway May Be Dark These Days, But Never Fear—Oslo’s Art Scene Is as Luminous as the Northern Lights | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
NetJets, the global leader in private aviation, works with the industry’s most experienced pilots, specializing in their aircraft type.
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Mandala Lab | Rubin Museum of Art

Mandala Lab | Rubin Museum of Art | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
An Interactive Space for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning The Mandala Lab, located on the Museum’s remodeled third floor, invites curiosity about our emotions. Consider how complex feelings show up in your everyday life and imagine how you might have…
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Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color | Pace Gallery

Agnes Martin: The Distillation of Color | Pace Gallery | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
A new Agnes Martin exhibition in New York featuring a range of paintings from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.
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10 of the World’s Weirdest Museums

10 of the World’s Weirdest Museums | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it

These treasure troves around the globe will satisfy your strangest curiosities.


"Picture of a scuba diver at the Cancun Underwater Sculpture Museum (MUSA) in Cancun, Mexico
A diver drifts over a submerged vehicle at MUSA, the underwater museum of contemporary art in Cancun, Mexico.
PHOTOGRAPH BY MAURICIO COLLADO, XINHUA/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO 


What turns an ordinary object into something extraordinary? Put it in a museum. No matter how seemingly odd or mundane, objects offer us windows into history and connect us to our past. They expose our darkest preoccupations, most brilliant ideas, and the limitless creativity of the human mind."

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The Making of ‘Henry Moore. Sharing Form’ at Hauser & Wirth Somerset

This spring, our Somerset gallery presents a major exhibition of works by Henry Moore, curated by Hannah Higham of The Henry Moore Foundation in collaboration with the artist’s daughter Mary Moore. A comprehensive survey spanning six decades extends across all five gallery spaces, in addition to an open-air presentation of large-scale works.

The exhibition is organised with support from the Henry Moore Foundation.



Hauser & Wirth is an international contemporary and modern art gallery with spaces in Zurich, London, Somerset, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Gstaad, St. Moritz, Monaco and Menorca.



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A Surreal New Bookstore Has Just Opened in China

A Surreal New Bookstore Has Just Opened in China | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Up top, there are mirrored ceilings—while gleaming black tile floors reflect the bookcases for a serious M.C. Escher effect
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Kehinde Wiley Addresses Vulnerability and Resilience in a New Series of Monumental Portraits and Bronze Figures

Kehinde Wiley Addresses Vulnerability and Resilience in a New Series of Monumental Portraits and Bronze Figures | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
In 2008, artist Kehinde Wiley (previously) exposed the violence against Black bodies in a series of majestic portraits titled DOWN. Holbein’s painting "The Body of the Dead Christ in the Tomb," which depicts an emaciated Jesus outstretched on white cloth, inspired Wiley's collection that reimagined
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Spikes, Rusted Wire, and Scissors Bind Shattered Porcelain in Sculptures by Glen Taylor

Spikes, Rusted Wire, and Scissors Bind Shattered Porcelain in Sculptures by Glen Taylor | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
A visual metaphor for imperfection and the possibilities of repair, the porcelain sculptures created by Ohio-based artist Glen Taylor (previously) are steeped in contrast. Soldered spikes confront the gilded, floral designs on a stack of teacups, a rusted pair of scissors binds shards of a plate, an
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Agnès Varda: Filmmaker, photographer, Instagrammer | BFI

An artistic pioneer, Agnès Varda has never stopped looking for the next way to tell a story. Here the 90-year-old explains how Instagram, with a majority of users in the 18-24 age range, followed photography and film as her medium of choice.

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Phyllida Barlow glimpse –Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles 

Phyllida Barlow glimpse –Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles  | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
British artist Phyllida Barlow has continuously challenged the conventions of sculpture. Infusing humble materials such as cardboard, fabric, plywood, and cement with a boundless energy, she persuades the viewer to experience form on its own terms rather than to reflexively project meaning onto it. ‘glimpse,’ the artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles in her celebrated five-decade career, will be an ambitious presentation of new large-scale works assembled on site and in response to the gallery’s physical adaptation of the historic Globe Mills, a collection of late 19th and early 20th century buildings. Here Barlow will respond to, manipulate, and punctuate the distinctive architectural features of the complex with her sculptures, yielding an intimate and confrontational encounter between form, environment, and viewer. Visitors will be encouraged to walk around and under, and look up and over the sculptures. Such interaction is a critical element of Barlow’s work, typical of her longtime exploration of the ways in which sculpture can open the mind to different realms of experience by summoning the body forward.

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The Annual ‘Women Street Photographers’ Exhibition Highlights the Images Changing the Genre

The Annual ‘Women Street Photographers’ Exhibition Highlights the Images Changing the Genre | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Since 2017, a multi-faceted initiative has celebrated hundreds of street photographers whose work develops and expands the boundaries of what's historically been a male-dominated field. The project of Gulnara Samoilova, Women Street Photographers connects the widespread and deeply personal by highli
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Showing now , April 22, Manhattan. 
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Family affair: the Collection of Jacqueline Matisse Monnier | Christie's

Family affair: the Collection of Jacqueline Matisse Monnier | Christie's | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Jackie Matisse inherited paintings and drawings by her famous grandfather Henri but also collected works by her gilded circle of friends, which included some of the 20th century’s greatest artists | Christie's’
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The dynamism of Italian Futurism | Boccioni | UNIQLO ARTSPEAKS

Hannah Levine manager of patron programs in the Department of Membership, takes a stance—quite literally—in praise of the Futurist artist Umberto Boccioni’s dynamic sculpture "Unique Forms of Continuity in Space."

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Estudio Herreros-designed Munch museum opens in Oslo

Estudio Herreros-designed Munch museum opens in Oslo | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
The aluminium-wrapped vertical structure on the Norwegian capital's waterfront provides expansive spaces for the iconic artist's work Words by Will Jennings When Oslo’s opera house opened in 2008 and people discovered they could climb up and across
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Brittle Skeletons Crocheted from Discarded Textiles by Caitlin McCormack

Brittle Skeletons Crocheted from Discarded Textiles by Caitlin McCormack | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
Colossal | Art, design, and visual culture
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" Philadelphia-based artist Caitlin McCormack continues to explore the decay and remains of once-living things in her intricate crochet work. McCormick constructs her pieces using a labor intensive process that involves stiffening discarded textile materials with enamel paint to create brittle bone-like material. She then crochets fantastical intertwined skeletons of humans, birds, snakes, devils, and two-headed bats, which are displayed with stark black backdrops, glass cases, and lathed bases that reference old-fashioned displays for scientific specimens.

Her new show, Lazarus Taxa, refers to the paleontological concept of species that disappear and reappear in the fossil record. Lazarus Taxa is currently on display at Paradigm Gallery + Studio. '

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Slow Living in Corsica  in 2021

Slow Living in Corsica  in 2021 | Beyond London Life | Scoop.it
The human warmth and connection that is Corsica . 
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The joys of slow living on a French Island. Regardless of a global pandemic. 
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Slomo - Video - NYTimes.com

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Dr. John Kitchin quit a medical career to pursue his passion: skating along the boardwalk of San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He calls himself “Slomo.”
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