Constructing Worlds: Grain by grain, pixel by pixel

Berenice Abbott recognised in Eugene Atget’s images of Paris his ability to fill ‘inhuman architectural photography with human experience’. This set the tone for my recent visit to the Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London. 18 photographers, 250 images. The works are shown in chronological order: Starting with…

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1925: When Art Déco Dazzled the World + Floating Palaces of Art Déco

We spent most of yesterday browsing comics, better known as “bande dessinées“ or “BDs” in France and Francophone Brussels, as AB wanted to check out “Les Cités Obscures“. Illustrated by François Schuiten and written by Benoit Peeters, “Les Cités Obscures” is a series of graphic novels depicting a parallel universe to Earth. The series features independent city-states…

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Women in Art + Félix Vallotton

Unlock Art: Where are the women in art? is the latest in a series of eight short films that has been keeping me busy at work. Produced by Tate in partnership with Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, the  Unlock Art film series was conceived to make visual arts more accessible, introducing topics such as the history of…

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