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I'm going tomorrow. How is it?
but when I went it was crammed, so that was a bit stressful. Worth it for the work though
to get elbowed in the ribs a lot by recent retirees from Surrey. Given the fuss they made about limiting tickets so that it wouldn't be too crowded, I was astounded by just how crammed it is in there.
It probably peaks early on with the Lady with Ermine v. Belle Ferronierre room which - given they are suspected to have been wife and mistress of the same man - is brilliantly set up as a confrontation between the two.
The 'newest' Leonardo - the Salvator Mundi - is a complete mess and I'm not sure it should really be in the exhibition at all. One of the best things about the show though is that while (most of) the paintings are brilliant, you get so much insight from the drawings and unfinished works that you'll find yourself stood in front of something seemingly very simple for a lot longer than you expected.
Also, take a close look at the guide because there's an extra room at the end a bit of a walk away which I know a few people have missed completely.
heartily recommend the anselm kiefer @ the white cube: bermondsey tho.
What's the queue normally like?
Get your fucking brilliant KULTCHA, lovely paint and pictures ...erm, I would, but from this vantage point I can only see is a cluster of sweaty domes wearing headsets, and this pensioner keeps breathing on my neck, oh, and erm, I think that chinese lady just slipped a finger up my arse.
just go to the anselm kiefer instead - they were maybe 5 people in that
maybe i shouldn't judge art solely by how easy it is to move about while looking at it
FYI, the Edvard Munsch exhibition that just finished at Centre Pompidou is outstanding if it ever makes it across the channel.
also, has anyone been to the russian architecture exhibtion at the royal academy?
was it this? http://www.centrepompidou.fr/Pompidou/Manifs.nsf/AllExpositions/B7B16198B955CF3BC1257824003508B8?OpenDocument&sessionM=2.2.1&L=2
i went to a really good exhibtion and that was just of his lithgraphs so this looks amazing.
Never been to Metz. Might go now. I wanna go to the Dali museum at Figueras. Trying to work out if I can include it as a potential train ride to/from Optimus Primavera.
Literally, the 'Modern Eye'. It has a whole host of stuff he did: photography, paintings, even short films. But the best thing about it was that it was organised to show the various elements he incorporated in his work room by room: movement, repetition, depression etc. Incredibly interesting.
The Russian Architecture is good but ultimately missable. I paid £5 for it as I'm a student, would have felt ripped off if I haven't. It's too small, and the images feel far too small as well. You feel you'd get more from actually looking at the buildings: the photographs don't convey the scale or the unique features of the building particularly well. I felt they could have been more creative in how they approached presenting it.
...if I had paid full price. Sorry. Typos.
but as I saw that not so long ago in an exhibition at the Tate, wasn't too fussed about that part.
a) how good does this look
(dont read the stuff that was cancelled tho - so frustating.)
gerhard richter was top-notch. i couldn't think of anything 'missing' per se. v. thorough. i went w/ other, which in a way was a little bit of a shame as they finished before me, and i felt a little under pressure to get the end, would've liked to have stayed in for a long time
at worst, perhaps a little cold...at best v. expansive, inspiring and really beautiful. no matter how many times i see them, the cage paintings & earlier abstrakes bilder are endlessly fascinating. as are the colour charts in a different way - never sure where to look. at other times, really bleak and painful (black painting (?), baader-meinhof, mother...)
also, both w/ an eye on art history (titian, vermeer, friedrich etc.) but at the same time firmly in the present & 'attached' - thinking of the reader, kinda of a vermeer homage but yet wonderfully unironic and affirmative.
(i did *perhaps* prefer the anselm kiefer tho.)
Orcutt, Hecker & Fennesz for sure. Anything else you'd cherrypick from the lineup which might not jump our at me?
if you're ever in Paris you simply have to come to the Gaite Lyrique, go and see some weird video exhibition or film there and then do a concert. It's like the Arnolfini squared and put in a grand old parisian town hall. The bar is simply one of the most stunning things I've ever seen.
you know i have a month or so free then & i need to do a bit of travelling, so *maybe* i will try & make that.
weirdly not as much looking back as i remembered...
Catherine Robbe-Grillet & Michel Fano Trans Europ Express > i dont know what those guys are doing, but it's a good movie
obv. the exhibitions themselves
i wouldnt mind seeing jerk actually too. possibly it might be awful, but if nothing else the score is by peter rehberg
Wonder when/if that O'Malley and Csihar show will get scheduled. Would be keen on that. Missed O'Malley playing here with Keiji Heino and Oren Ambarchi last year as I had a flaming lecture until 21.15...
shame that sounds good. wow! that's a late lecture, i get pissed off when mine finish later than 6.
And two 8am lectures as well. S'not even funny... I'm just going to sleep through the day I think.
actually i take back the last sentence - felt like i enjoyed the kiefer more due to space, time, impressiveness etc. but actually experienced much more in the tate.
have you been to the anselm kiefer?
free & sparsely populated...
sorry that's the white cube. i thought the link would say that but it doesn't. ah well