Brian Eno: Lightforms/Soundforms

Lightforms/Soundforms, an enlightening (quite literally) show on view until 1 October at Arts Santa Mónica in Barcelona devles into the current state of affairs of visual artist and musician Brian Eno. Brian Eno who claims with verve to love this city, where he recently delivered inspiring talks at Sonar 2016 and the CCCB Center, and attended a…

Portraiture Rules, Part Two

American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956, and although she was lauded as a talented starlet for her own cinematic accomplishments, her biography shares parallels with the Duchess of Cambridge’s, discussed last week. Both women sprouted up from obscure and conventional childhoods to the realm of international prestige through favourable…

Supergirl

When Naomi Kutin, a nine-year-old modern Orthodox Jewish girl living in New Jersey, sets a powerlifting world record,  “Supergirl” is born. The forthcoming documentary SUPERGIRL follows Naomi’s coming of age journey into her early teens, as she fights to hold on to her title. Along with the universal struggles of adolescence, Naomi is faced with strict religious…

Degrees of Freedom

Over the past fifty years in the Fluxus era the parameters of visual experimentation within musical performance have been enormously expended. This experimentation reconfigures traditional views of musical performance to a new, alternatively engaging experience, one that embodies sound and space, object and image, resulting in a refreshing compositional form. In this light, Degrees of…

Portraiture Rules, Part One

Once sheathed in flowing ermine, drizzled with consecrated oil, crowned with the circular metallic weightiness of public duty and hailed gregariously from all sides with a booming, “God save the…!” kings, queens and their kin become vested with a strain of authority and eternal celebrity exclusive to the slenderest fraction of bloodlines. The opulent ceremony…

David Bowie Is…

An immersive and exciting experience. It’s one way you could summarise, in a few insufficient words, the show David Bowie Is. Co-produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum and curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh (who have been culling materials from his outstanding archive in NYC), the exhibition has landed in Barcelona at the Museu…

Extended: From Selfie to Self-Expression

A piece of excellent news hot off the presses —  Saatchi Gallery’s collaborative exhibition with Huawei Mobile From Selfie to Self-Expression will remain on view until Sunday, 23 July due to popular demand. That means, whether you’ve already gotten immersed or just really have been meaning to do so, there’s still over a month to catch (or…