Catherine Jacobi: Things of This World

Catherine Jacobi’s Things of This World is a breath of fresh air; a well-received Sunday afternoon reading poetry, an evening at the museum visiting familiar pieces you have had a yearning to see. Influenced by Richard Wilbur’s following comment about writing poetry, Catherine focuses on everyday objects and making poetry. ‘I do think it’s almost always true…

Reading in Reading

Reading International is pleased to present ‘reading in Reading’, a series of events and exhibitions by David Raymond Conroy, Ghislaine Leung, Cally Spooner and Jesper List Thomsen, who have been invited to respond to Reading through the use of various narrative structures, closely related to aspects of the town’s contemporary culture. Collectively, the artists have…

Making Merry

‘Tis still the season for plenty of family fun! Kids little and all grown up alike will delight in BRICKLIVE Christmas, a festively hands-on LEGO® extravaganza at the Saatchi Gallery until 7 January 2018. BRICKLIVE Christmas offers a unique experience with plenty of activities and interactive art workshops based around the beloved brick. You can wonder at…

Santi Moix Shows His Roots

When we talk about Modernisme, Gaudí’s name is usually the only name that pops into people’s minds. However, his teacher, renown Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923), had already started writing the history of the style with landmarks such as the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and the stunning Palau de la Música Catalana. Inside the…

Double Whammy

Make a stop at Saatchi Gallery and rediscover a familiar place from top to bottom, freshly kitted out for two new (free) exhibitions opening today. First up and on the main stage — Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream, displaying pieces by thirteen artists working between genres with a rebellious melange of media to upend the…

Artigau: 50 Years of Painting

It is always a privilege to view a gathering of artworks created by the same hand that hail from different eras, because through them you can admire how much an artist has grown and changed. Sometimes, you see a marked improvement in style, how sensibilities and awareness got sharper. Such is the case of Catalan…

Ecstatic Rays

On display in Saatchi’s Prints and Originals Gallery until 28 August, and available for purchase online — new works by nine emerging artists set to make some waves. Though small, Ecstatic Rays is an exhibition that can cater to each taste. Featured are the likes of SKU, Elektro Team, Zabou, Harry Jones, Mildred Palmer, Olly Fathers,…

Weegee by Weegee

Weegee by Weegee is the latest show to go on display inside Barcelona’s newly renovated Fundación Foto Colectania building, now located in the outstanding Born neighborhood. Thanks to generous contributions from the Swiss collectors Michele Ory and Michel Auer, the work of a curious Ukraine-born, New York-raised photojournalist called Weegee — really named Arthur Usher…