Traveling a lot is of course such a joy and a source of inspiration, but it is also asking some organisation skills. When some will plan ahead their shopping sessions and write down a list of food spots they want to try, the first thing I will check is what are the exhibitions going on in the city where I will stay. For this time around I got plenty of recommendations from friends and followers, and I decided to share with you some of the shows I’m planning to attend while visiting London (UK), Cork (Ireland), and of course Brussels.
FIRST STOP : LONDON
Olga Chernysheva // Pace Gallery
Moscow-based artist Olga Chernysheva is presenting at the Pace Gallery photographs, videos and drawings that capture the vibes of the streets of Moscow. She is well known for documenting/depicting through her artworks an image/an idea of what post-Soviet Russia looks like. I’m already fascinated by her pictures, always took from behind, of strangers wearing hats in the cold Moscow winter, and just can’t wait to experience the work in the flesh.
WHERE : 6-10 Lexington Street, London. UNTIL : January 17th
Turner Prize 2014 // Tate Britain
The irish artist Duncan Campbell won the prestigious prize few days ago with the political film essay “It for Others” inspired by two cineastes that he admired : Chris Marker and Alain Resnais. To celebrate its 30th Turner Prize, the Tate Britain is showing the works of the winner and his fellow nominees. A must go.
WHERE :Tate Britain Millbank, London. UNTIL : January 4th
SECOND STOP : CORK
Winter Show // Triskel Art Center
The very hip Triskel Art Center is presenting an exhibition with local contemporary artist. A perfect occasion to see what Cork has to offer in term of visual contemporary art. If you visit the city, the Triskel is definitely one of the place to go to get your dose of culture. The offer a cool cinema programme, concerts, exhibitions and on the top of that a nice coffee shop.
WHERE :Tobin Street, Cork. UNTIL : January 10th
LAST STOP : BRUSSELS
Yang Xinguang & Chen Wei // Feizi Gallery
I must admit that I’ve never been to the Feizi Gallery so far, which is a shame as I regularly visit art galleries in this neighbourhood. They are currently showing two young Chinese visual artists, Yang Xinguang who is a sculptor and Chen Wei a photographer, both very active in the Beijing art scene. It is an exhibition full of contrasts that the gallery is presenting, while I was browsing the press release I was surprised by the very different nature of the artists’s works, the sculptures are very minimalist and pure, when the photographs capture very “staged” surreal scenes. I’m really looking forward to discover their artworks in the flesh.
WHERE :8B rue de L’Abbaye, 1050 Brussels UNTIL : January 10th
John M. Armleder // Almine Rech Gallery
“John M Armleder is one of the most important and influential Swiss artists of his generation. With his stylistic breadth and vocabulary, he has created an inimitable universe of diverse works that oscillate fluidly between the fields of art, design, concept, geometry, Pop and Trash”* One of my favourite artist exhibiting in one of my favourite at space, Almine Rech.
WHERE : 20 rue de l’Abbaye, 1050 Brussels. UNTIL : January 17th
Also don’t miss in Brussels “La Bellone fait le mur” an art project presenting young emerging local artists. Join their event right here.