Harry, Do You? (The Royal Wedding Edit)

And so it ends. The moment the whole Commonwealth has been waiting for has arrived. The beautiful American, a former actress, married the cute ginger, a former Prince.  Yesterday, the two became Duke and Duchess of Sussex and, although heartbroken, I join the billion-plus crowd in wishing them all the best.  I will, Harry said. And that was the moment when it all ended. There might … Continue reading Harry, Do You? (The Royal Wedding Edit)

Chisenhale Gallery: NO SHOW

How would it feel if there was no text in this post? Strange? Weird? Empty, to say the least. Such exact feeling did I receive from visiting the Chisenhale Gallery. There is currently Paul Maheke’s A Fire Circle for a Public Hearing on, however, when our class visited the venue, it was dead, turned off. So, what can one learn from attending a performative exhibition … Continue reading Chisenhale Gallery: NO SHOW

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, the couturier’s creativity overshadowed by the curator’s dullness

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion describes the couturier’s story and his impact on the fashion world. It shows the key influences on the designer’s work. It celebrates the Spanish icon’s achievements by showing other designers’ works influenced by him. Yet, the exhibition failed to communicate the artist’s personality and his nature. Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion is an emotionless display of garments created by some beautifully gifted men. Balenciaga’s Spanish origin … Continue reading Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, the couturier’s creativity overshadowed by the curator’s dullness

What does a Roof Garden say about Canary Wharf

Following the success of the Sky Garden, located in the heart of the City of London, another banking district in the English capital opened its gates – the Crossrail Place Roof Garden. However, this place lacks creativity, authenticity and peace. As with most parts of Canary Wharf, it seems as it has been applied onto the basis (read the cold stone multi-storey buildings) without any … Continue reading What does a Roof Garden say about Canary Wharf

Art of exhibiting: From the moon to slavery

The weekend is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing – it is a time to hit a gallery. Overwhelmed by the choice? Do not know where to start, where to go, nor what to look for? Taking Exhibition Studies allows me to see art institutions from a new perspective. And, as I am slowly uncovering the art of exhibition, I start realising … Continue reading Art of exhibiting: From the moon to slavery

Beautiful French memorials

With the Remembrance Day (11/11 in the UK) fast approaching, I decided to share an unusual tip on how to alternate  your regular travels and pay respect to our predecessors  This one I explored in the French countryside but you can find it almost anywhere in Europe. War cemeteries are places for reflection and realisation that only thanks to those we got to the stage we … Continue reading Beautiful French memorials