The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host an all-day TEDxMet event on Saturday, September 26. The theme of the program is The In-Between… Click for details.
Major artist and cultural phenomenon Ai Weiwei takes over the Royal Academy of Arts main galleries with brave, provocative and visionary works from September 19th to December 13th 2015. Ai became widely known in Britain after his sunflower seeds installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in 2010 but this is the first major institutional survey of his work ever held in the UK and it bridges over two decades of his extraordinary career.
Curated in collaboration with Ai Weiwei from his studio in Beijing, we present some of his most important works from the time he returned to China from the US in 1993 right up to present day. Among new works created specifically for our galleries and courtyard are a number of large-scale installations, as well as works showcasing everything from marble and steel to tea and glass.
11 foot tall imposing life sized sculptures of four horseman stand stoically in the river Thames. These industrial looking sculptures are by world-renowned underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor who installed his latest work ’The Rising Tide’ as part of the Totally Thames Art Festival. ‘The Rising Tide’ is a site specific work on view until the 30th of September but only visible during low tide. These four proud horses and their riders highlight the role of the Thames as the lifeblood of London, shaping the city’s great history as an ever evolving centre for culture, industry and commerce.
The vibrant Brazilian art market is about to display it’s successful Art Rio 2015 – now seen as one of the most important on the world art scene. This year the fair’s fifth edition and will present a huge platform for 106 galleries and visual artists. ArtRio is active on the art scene throughout the year promoting new artists and galleries by supporting exhibitions and study opportunities. The event is creating an artistic legacy for the Brazilian people who, eager consumers of art and culture, visit the fair in large numbers. This fair – next on our list.
The UPMARKET is a creative design market Melbourne’s been waiting for. It’s opens September 5th and there’s already a beautiful line up of designers, makers, producers, artists, illustrators and creators involved in showcasing their wares. Furniture, lighting, homewares, accessories, ethically produced skin care, fashion, jewellery and more…. Plus local/organic food from The Larder (a collection of providores) and styled up street food offerings from some of Melbourne’s culinary creatives to keep market goers hunger at bay. Hands on workshops for adults and kids are also on the bill (taxidermy anyone?!)
The Upmarket will run every second Saturday in the forecourt of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art – putting a revolving line up of artistic talent right on the city’s doorstep! Check out more at www.theupmarket.com.au – and you can also keep an eye on the designers involved on trusty Instagram – @the_upmarket!
The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty showcases McQueen’s visionary body of work. Spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs are presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows. The original version of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 was organised by the Costume Institute and became one of the museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions. Check it out.
Frieze New York is one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs, bringing together over 200 of the most exciting galleries working today. In addition to being able to see and buy art from over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists, if you are in New York experience the fair’s critically acclaimed Projects, Talks, Sounds and Education programs. The breadth of art on show together with the extraordinary range of exhibitions coinciding with the fair, promises an unmissable week in New York.
We wanted to share the latest MUNCHIES video which follows Margot Henderson, who as you may know is one of London’s most influential chefs; and wife of Fergus Henderson of St John fame. An interesting piece which features Margot’s hidden restaurant Rochelle Canteen, as well as local London haunts that helped make her career. Click image and have a watch here…
One of A Magazine’s favourite gardens owned by the delightful and talented Mickey Robertson presents it’s Autumn Garden Open Weekend at Glenmore House. Plants from Glenmore House, organic veg seedlings, handcrafted furniture, teas & cakes, lunches in the hayshed, performances, new cookbooks, flower stalls and plenty more delights are planned for you to enjoy… If you’re in NSW don’t miss this Autumn Garden Adventure, keep an eye on this space for more details.