Category Exhibitions

The Design Museum

Another jewel of the South Bank is the Design Museum. Founded in 1989 it is devoted to contemporary design and everything that entails: architecture, sport, fashion, industrial design, graphics. The museum organizes talks and lectures, as well as quarterly parties that give late-night access to the galleries. Along with a modest permanent collection the museum […]

Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950

To celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Fashion Galleries, the V&A organized an elegant exhibition Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950. The exhibition boasts over 60 dresses from the past 60 years including breezy 1970’s kaftan-like gowns, slinky 1980’s dresses, shoes and clutches to match the gowns, films of fashion shows from the 1950’s. The […]

Damien Hirst Retrospective

Alongside the groundbreaking Munch exhibition (reviewed here) Tate Modern is also showing a Damien Hirst retrospective. The 47-year old founding member of the Young British Artists (YBA) claims he enjoyed composing the retrospective and hopes that visitors will make their own conclusions. Damien Hirst is undoubtedly an outrageous public figure, in the past he shocked […]

Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye

If you think you know Edvard Munch, think again. The works of Edvard Munch have recently experienced a rebirth: academic interest has increased, auctions are selling Munch in their top sales, and exhibitions are cropping up all over the country. Tate Modern presents an alternative view of Munch’s work, the revisionist exhibition, The Modern Eye, […]

Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

Is it Titian’s genius in secularizing art that is celebrated in the new exhibition at the National Gallery? Or is it Ovid’s enduring influence on artists throughout history? Perhaps a bit of both, the National Gallery welcomes in two new acquisitions of Diana and Actaeon and Diana and Callisto to their collection with a celebration […]

Shakespeare: Staging the World

“Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” Henry VI Part of the ongoing World Shakespeare Festival 2012, the British Museum arranged a marvellous exhibition Shakespeare: Staging the World. The exhibition is part fact and part invention sometimes overlapping and blurring the line between reality and storytelling. Over […]