The 14 plays are each only a few minutes long. Williams and other playwrights have drawn on their own personal experiences of racism to create work that Fall said “holds a mirror up to society”. Actors who will perform the audio work include Paapa Essiedu, of I May Destroy You fame, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith and Jade Anouka. … [Read more...] about ‘Creative activism’ inspired by George Floyd at forefront of London arts festival
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This exhibition is a logical sequence to a series of Breuer retrospectives being held this year, such as a joint one by the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany and the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine in Paris. At the Salone del Mobile in Milan, Knoll has pursued Breuer's heritage by reworking some of his best-known items in new materials, including raw linen. … [Read more...] about How Marcel Breuer made design waves with steel tubes and plywood
Ben Myers, author of The Gallows Pole, is also no stranger to macabre visions of England. But he’s confident he could put on a blow-out festival with £120m to spend. “That goes a long way up north,” he says. “So I’d probably recreate 1951’s Festival of Britain, but tour it around Rochdale, Sunderland and Burnley. It would showcase bold new ideas in the arts and science and there’d be free German lager, French croissants and Italian pizza for everyone.” … [Read more...] about Let the healing begin: how can the Festival of Brexit unite Britain?
In June 2019 there was a playground installation for Pinterest shown at the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity, which encouraged adults to cut loose and play, followed by an immersive exhibition design at Somerset House in London for Get Up, Stand Up Now – a show celebrating 50 years of black creativity in the UK. Ilori also created the highly successful Happy Street, a permanent enamel-panelled installation under a bridge in Battersea’s Thessaly Road, after winning a competition run by the London Festival of Architecture and the local council. And last summer he won another contest with The Colour Palace , a wooden pavilion inspired by Lagos markets, installed in the grounds of the Dulwich Picture Gallery during the festival. It has given Ilori a taste for more architectural-scale projects. … [Read more...] about ‘Architecture and design should be for everyone’: Yinka Ilori’s colourful world
On a visit to an art gallery during a family vacation, Shah’s mother was told rather brusquely to be seated while the others did the rounds. “That hit me so hard,” he says. “I started thinking about what could be done. I had seen tactile museums in Greece with Braille guides and ‘Please touch’ signs everywhere. I put the two thoughts together and decided this was what I wanted to do.” … [Read more...] about ‘Please touch’: Making art accessible to the blind
One of the most striking of these works is Mary Kelly’s monumental Post-Partum Document 1973-9, a six-part series in which she formally investigated the mother-child dyad by way of her own relationship with her infant son. Inflected by feminism and psychoanalysis, the work caused tabloid outrage when it was first exhibited at the ICA, because it included stained nappies (you couldn’t have Tracey Emin without Mary Kelly). At once tender and intellectually provocative, a sustained investigation into caregiving and women’s labour, it is among the most significant political artworks of the decade. … [Read more...] about Conceptual art: why a bag of rubbish is not just a load of garbage