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Cultural Life in London in 2021

Cultural Life in London in 2021 | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
It’s beginning to look a lot like cultural reopenings in May 2021 
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Welcome ! 


Alll recommendations appreciated.


 Ursula 

 email: bestoflondonlife@aol.com


 (Championing all that is great! Culture, history, the arts, music, food and drink.)

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Cultural Life in London in 2021

Cultural Life in London in 2021 | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
It’s beginning to look a lot like cultural reopenings in May 2021 
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Welcome ! 


Alll recommendations appreciated.


 Ursula 

 email: bestoflondonlife@aol.com


 (Championing all that is great! Culture, history, the arts, music, food and drink.)

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Tate Britain Duveen Galleries 

Tate Britain Duveen Galleries  | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
Blowtorching the Forbidden Peach. By artist Heather Phillipson. A free but bookable exhibition. Read more over at insta @mindonmymonet 
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Hot Stuff! Perfect viewing for a rainy May. 
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May 2021 - Matthew Barney @ Hayward Gallery  

May 2021 - Matthew Barney @ Hayward Gallery   | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
Credit  @mindonmymonet @insta 
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Always enjoy the freshness and family -friendliness of this art-fuelled insta account 
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Central Saint Martins’ White Show Students Are Redesigning The Future

Central Saint Martins’ White Show Students Are Redesigning The Future | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
In pieces created from the same white fabric, Vogue shares how the London university’s design students focus on race, gender, sexuality, sustainability, and mental health in Central Saint Martins’ White Show.
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Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography review — Ideals of manhood to shock and delight

Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography review — Ideals of manhood to shock and delight | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
Beautiful boys in combat fatigues beam against broken walls, six packs ripple, testicles both drop and droop. Forget hot girl summer, this is hot boy winter in an excellent exhibition at the Barbican. 
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London Life on Instagram: “The main gallery @whitecube in Bermondsey today. New work by Cerith Wyn Evans ”

London Life on Instagram: “The main gallery @whitecube in Bermondsey today. New work by Cerith Wyn Evans ” | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it

 London Life (@ursulaoreillytraynor) on Instagram: “The main gallery @whitecube in Bermondsey today. New work by Cerith Wyn Evans. Shades of Proust. “

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Bridget Riley @ Hayward

Bridget Riley @ Hayward | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
★★★★★ 'a mesmerising lifetime retrospective' The Observer Hayward Gallery presents a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of celebrated British artist Bridget Riley. Developed in close collaboration with the artist herself – and in partnership with National Galleries of Scotland – it is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of her work to date. Tracing both the origins and the evolving nature of Riley’s innovative practice, the exhibition brings together the artist’s iconic black-and-white paintings of the 1960s, expansive canvases in colour, early figurative works and recent wall paintings. Alongside Riley’s best known canvases, the exhibition will also include rarely-seen drawings, studies and preparatory materials that offer an insight into the artist’s working methods from 1947 to the present day, as well as Continuum (1963/2005), the only three-dimensional work that the artist ever realised.  Spanning 70 years of Riley’s work, this exhibition offers visitors an unparalleled opportunity to experience powerful and engaging works by one of the most important artists of our time. This exhibition is organised by the National Galleries of Scotland in partnership with the Hayward Gallery.
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Brilliant show. Curated with artist involvement or at least visits  , which always adds a certain frisson. I came away impressed by the sheer scope of the work, the ambitious geometric precision and the intertwined artistic narrative. I was too busy engaging to feel dizzy. 
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A Letter to a Friend in Gaza – Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill

A Letter to a Friend in Gaza – Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
By Amos Gitai   ★★★★★ ‘Thought-provoking, riveting and deeply touching‘ – The Upcoming   Part theatre, part film, and part tribute to Alber
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Cindy Sherman review – a lifetime of making herself up | Art and design | The Guardian

Cindy Sherman review – a lifetime of making herself up | Art and design | The Guardian | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
From Manhattan dowager to gawky boy and everyone in between, Sherman gives a one-woman masterclass in the art of keeping up appearances
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Natalia Goncharova; Lee Krasner review – brilliant, bold and trailblazing | Art and design | The Guardian

Natalia Goncharova; Lee Krasner review – brilliant, bold and trailblazing | Art and design | The Guardian | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
Two outstanding 20th-century female artists finally get their due in these enthralling London retrospectives
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June 2018. Two not to miss! 
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Daria Martin @ Barbican:  ‘Most people can relate to the feeling of being in exile’

Daria Martin @ Barbican:  ‘Most people can relate to the feeling of being in exile’ | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
The 2018 Jarman Award-winner talks about Franz Kafka, mirror-touch synaesthesia and her film Tonight the World, which involved curating her grandmother’s dreams
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Do not miss this. As an empath, I became very emotional watching both films that make up the bulk of this exhibition. Dreams distributed as disturbing art.  I urge you to go. 
Until 7 April
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Only Human: Martin Parr - Exhibition @ NPG

Only Human: Martin Parr - Exhibition @ NPG | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
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There’s a very British caff within this colourfully human exhibition. A revealing study of diverse groupings in Britain today. Most telling when the subjects are unaware of the presence of the camera. From the elite spires of Oxford to the crowded seaside resorts around the country, Parr’s eye is upon us. Brexit metaphors are inevitable. 
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@ Camden Arts Centre: Crone Music 

@ Camden Arts Centre: Crone Music  | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
Beatrice Gibson, until March 2019
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I was so taken by the poetry within this exhibition that I booked for the reading and discussion event on the spot. In the lovely cafe over a lovely pot of tea. 

Here is the poet CA Conrad, reflecting on Poetry and Disaster,

‘many are haunted by human cruelty through the centuries I am haunted by our actions since breakfast’
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Jean Dubuffet @Barbican

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An exhibition celebrating French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), one of the most singular and provocative voices in postwar modern art.
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Yayoi Kusama - the queen of polka dots - now at Tate Modern 

Yayoi Kusama - the queen of polka dots - now at Tate Modern  | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
She’s Instagram’s favourite artist, but her life story is fascinating too - brush up on Kusama ahead of her Infinity Mirror Rooms opening at Tate Modern
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Now open at a now reopened Tate Modern. 
Pretty much booked out until the autumn.
But, it’s great to have her work back in the city. 
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Poem Of The Month 

Poem Of The Month  | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
November Poem from London-based N. Irish Poet Shaun Traynor 
D. March 23 2021

Be at peace, my beloved. 
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'We Are Living in a Climate Emergency': Olafur Eliasson on How He's Using His Tate Modern Show to Combat Earth's Greatest Crisis

'We Are Living in a Climate Emergency': Olafur Eliasson on How He's Using His Tate Modern Show to Combat Earth's Greatest Crisis | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson says his mid-career survey at Tate Modern is all about re-imagining ways to save the planet.
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Leo Villareal @ Pace Gallery

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We are delighted to present the first solo-exhibition of works by American artist Leo Villareal at Pace in London. The exhibition coincides with the recent launch of Villareal’s Illuminated River, a major public artwork that upon completion, will illuminate 14 bridges along the Thames.Firmly rooted in abstraction, Villareal’s works utilize LED lights and custom software to translate the layered and sequential logic of systems into beguiling visual experiences. The works in the exhibition exist at the vanguard of digital technology while drawing on a history of practices engaged with mass imagery, mechanical reproduction, and the materiality of light. For his exhibition at Pace, Villareal expands these legacies across a body of new and recent work, which include three new LED works of varying scales alongside six single-panel pieces from the Instance series (2018), as well as Corona (2018), a triptych of OLED screens. The works expand upon the artist’s fascination with visualizing systems—both their operation and disruption, through the phenomenal properties of light.At the center of the exhibition is Detector (2019), a monumental work that spans over ten metres and features undulating fields of patterned luminescence, suggesting the sifting of stars, galaxies, and other astral phenomena. Signals penetrate through fields of noise as clusters of particles expand and collide, conjuring antipodal forms from the cosmic to the atomic. Two works flank Detector, titled Optical Machine I & II, and serve as portals into the visual manifestation of Villareal’s rule-based software, which engages chance through the concepts and computational techniques of artificial life and emergent behaviour. Employing a highly synthetic process, Villareal’s works nevertheless echo the ubiquitous systems that produce organic behaviors found throughout nature.
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Show of Hands @ Union Chapel 22:11:19

Show of Hands @ Union Chapel 22:11:19 | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
In my experience, A date with Show of Hands is always a pleasure. Why is that so? I suppose because it contains a strong, albeit unconscious element of wish-fulfilment. These guys know what makes a good show a great show. And if your wishes can be fulfilled on a dark and miserable London Friday night,…
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Dior @ Victoria & Albert Museum

Dior @ Victoria & Albert Museum | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
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Dreamy Dior! Long gone but one can still drool at the dresses. Click through to see more of my exhib photos on Word Press. Especially if it’s a rainy day. 
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Dora Maar @ Tate Modern:  Restless experimenter who fascinates and surprises 

Dora Maar @ Tate Modern:  Restless experimenter who fascinates and surprises  | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
Surrealism, erotica, photojournalism and acid: in this beautifully curated show, Dora Maar’s creativity far outweighs her relationship with Picasso
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Opening at Serpentine Sackler Gallery: Grace Wales Bonner: A Time for New Dreams

Opening at Serpentine Sackler Gallery: Grace Wales Bonner: A Time for New Dreams | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
Grace Wales Bonner presents the first in a new series of unique projects in the fields of music, fashion, art and design with Chino Amobi, Black Audio Film Collective, Rotimi Fani Kayode, Michael John
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19 January - 16 February 2019
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ART DECODED on Instagram: “Lace me up” at South London Gallery 

ART DECODED on Instagram: “Lace me up” at South London Gallery  | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it

ART DECODED (@art_decoded) on Instagram

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Until 24 February 2019
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Dorothea Tanning review – a gorgeous trip through gothic nightmares | Art and design | The Guardian

Dorothea Tanning review – a gorgeous trip through gothic nightmares | Art and design | The Guardian | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
Her disturbing art is the climax of surrealism, but this exhibition also reveals Tanning’s appetite for the gothic and its long history of female creativity
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John Ruskin at Two Temple Place

John Ruskin at Two Temple Place | London Life Arts & Culture | Scoop.it
Two Temple Place, one of London’s hidden architectural gems, hosts exhibitions and events and is owned by the charity The Bulldog Trust.
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