With the New Year upon us, I’ve come up with some Rosh Hashanah resolutions to get you inspired over the chagim!
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
In 2011, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York played host to a monumental exhibition of over one hundred ensembles created by the extraordinary Alexander McQueen. Even more poignant following the designer’s untimely death in 2010, this exhibition celebrated McQueen’s contribution to fashion history. Unable to get to New York in person I’ve since coveted the exhibition’s beautiful catalogue which also stands as an homage to not only a great designer but an insanely talented artist.
Despite growing up in London, a short plane ride away from one of Europe’s most visited cities, I have never been to Barcelona! Obviously as a Bubblist contributor and an art fanatic my dream is to tour the city’s Gaudi architecture, soaking in the history and colours of the Catalan capital.
As a film fanatic it was really difficult to choose just one but I have yet to watch Hunger by Steve McQueen. The film examines the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike spearheaded by Bobby Sands and stars Michael Fassbender – who also played the star role in McQueen’s celebrated 2012 film Shame.
Ron Arad: In Reverse
This exhibition from one of Israel’s most talented and internationally acclaimed artists has been open since June, so if like me you haven’t yet had the time to go, hop on the bus and head to Holon before it closes on October 19. Don’t forget that Arad also designed the museum!!
Having lived in Israel for over seven months it is shameful that I haven’t discovered the architectural gems that Tel Aviv has to offer. I will of course start off with a trip to the Bauhaus centre on Dizengoff before taking myself on an adventure around my much loved city.