Another spot for contemporary art highly recommended by our friend Pixie was the Serpentine Gallery and since the weather invited for a walk, we headed to Kensington Gardens.
We came across a Yoko Ono Exhibition including the smilesfilm project that is supposed to end up with a large number of pictures with smiling people from all over the world.
A guide asked us to join their minimalistic photo studio in the gallery and all of a sudden we ended up in a large art project.
A friend recommended to visit the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (/wave Pixie), “the worlds largest open submission contemporary art show” as it is called on the website. With the £10.00 ticket I received a small, yet 248 pages strong catalogue without pictures.
Unlike usual exhibitions with only one or two pictures on each wall, the rooms where full of artwork – in fact 1,474 exhibits in total, including sculptures. The remarkable thing about the Summer Exhibiton is that visitors can buy any of the pieces, unless they are already sold to someone else.
When I took my camera out of the bag, I unfortunately didn’t notice at first that focus mode and vibration reduction where switched off. I made some fuzzy pics before I corrected the mistake but I could only take one more sharp picture before a museum attendant made a gesture into my direction, to let me know that photographs weren’t wanted. Too bad…
A STROLL OR A PADDLE
acrylic on wood
The red dot was the sign for “Sold” – it pays to come early.
Things I have to buy while travelling: visionary and colorful printed shirts.
Just like these.
No clue what the L stands for, I liked all the tiny details in it.
The print is extra large for sure.^^
Actually, this apocalyptic duo was at Marble Arch, not in Hyde Park. Steed and horseman did look strange enough that I totally forgot to look at the sign after Continue reading
We minded the gap between Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games for a trip to London to finally see a good friend of mine again.
Funny how we accidentally ended up the first night in the same pub and club at Covent Garden just like last time we were in London. The picture shows me and Gina somewhere around Picadilly in the rain, late at night after partying.
Oh, right: pic by Jo – of course.^^