November / December

Ross Loveday

Ross Loveday - One Thing Leads to Another

At Eames Fine Art Gallery

Crudgie Recommends : Ana Pallares' 'Eternal Life' at 100 Years Gallery

Until 24 November 

Ana Pallares at 100 Years Gallery

Will Cruickshank at Coleman Project Space, Bermondsey, 1 November 2019

Low Tide by Will Cruickshank at Coleman Project Space, Bermondsey

This artist uses a very curious technique documented in a film screened in the gallery.

Until 1 December 2019

Roberto Grosso's 'I make melody shines'

This augmented reality beautiful exhibition is at Rich Mix until 1 December.

Roberto has wan this years Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize with this very modern technics and means exhibition.

Each of the paintings is beautiful as it is, but in addition there is an augmented reality piece of art combining vision and sound attached to it.

These other layers are accessible by downloading on the spot, Rich Mix has a good wifi, artvive app.

Curious and pleasant experience for small and grownups

Roberto Grosso exploring the dimentions of his work with a visitor, Rich Mix, 24 October 2019

The Mosaic Rooms present ANAMORPHOSIS

Anamorphosis is the first solo exhibition in London and the UK by the Amsterdam based Indian artist Praneet Soi. The Mosaic Rooms has commissioned Soi to create a new body of work comprising paintings and drawings and a video work informed by his recent stays in Palestine. Anamorphosis will also show recent work based on the artist’s immersions in the workshop of a master craftsman in Kashmir, with an installation bringing together a series of hand painted papier-mâché tiles that were produced there.


is at Anise Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 15 Nov – 21 Dec Open Tues – Sat 11am – 5pm

Anselm Kiefer The Giant

With a gigantesque exhibition of his Superstrings, Runes, The Norns and Gordian Knot has just opened and is to be seen at White Cube Burmondsey

Until 26 January 

Moving to MarsThe Put All Nonsense in Perspective Exhibition - Moving to Mars, Design Museum

Starting with Babylonian observations of Mars cut on a cuniform tablet dated c.1000 BC and ending with a cartooned presentation of Mars' surface in the year of 580000 (This film presents the development of life on Mars with the speed of 1 million years p/h. In the mentioned year the temperature of Mars could reach 10-12 celsius if we start planting cyanobacteria now. This bacteria absorbs light and heat and can facilitate the development of other life forms up to vegetation on The Red Planet). The timespace perspective of AC 580000/227.9 million km makes all worries about certain national football federation's qualifications in genetic science nonexistent. And restores the natural faith and awe of the being that can think existance/universe at such godly scale.

Now enough with the philosophical aspects of this inspirational exhibition.

Back down to our worldly business and the good news that in the near future LAAF might creat a subpage called Elontown Art and Food (LAAF predicts that the first settlement on Mars will be called Elontown. Nearly certain it won't be Musktown, don't know why.)

By the time of the first settlement on Mars, LAAF will be established enough as to engage Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon for a 24 episodes of the Trip to Mars and Back tv show. For during the forteen month return trip to Mars food there will certainly be (borderline circus - see exhibition).

And what we know for now is that on the Mars Ship there won't be a Head of table person. Equality in space will triumph.

Equality table manners or The crew of the first manned Skylab at a Loewy-designed table, NASA 1973, Moving to Mars exhibition, Design Museum London

Together with table equality, there will be plenty of art on the Mars Ship and in Elontown, as to compensate for the sensory deprivation of the Earth travellers.

We own the healthy tradition of decorating spacecrafts with original pieces of art to Galina Balashova, architect and designer of Soviet spacecrafts, who designed interiors for Soyuz, Salyut and Mir programmes. Her work is still in use in the International Space Station.

Balashova added watercolour paintings to humanize the interior of crafts : 'The landscape of my homeland; winter in the garden ... summary scenes from the beach of Sudak and the Black Sea, where I spent my holiday as a child". (Extracts from exhibits' info).

Modern forms of inspace creativity include sensory chef-d'œuvre such as the smell lamp spreading earthly perfumes (the object info describes the smells as 'from forest rain to baked earth' but LAAF smelled only watermelon and cucumber)

For space fashion see exhibition..

Proposed colour pallet and material swatches for the Mir space station, Galina Balashova 1980

While food and art in the Trip to Mars are certainties. What language or languages will be spoken on the trip and on Mars remains a mystery.

Nevertheless, the big speculator that LAAF is will say ALL LANGUAGES WILL BE SPOKEN ON MARS thanks to the THE BABEL FISH of Babylonia.

17 October 2019

This exhibition is on until 23 February 2020

Generic portrait of Van Gogh

Gauguin Portraits is at The National Gallery

Until 26 January 2020

Tim Walker. Wonderful Things at the V&A by Caroline Fakhri

Wonderful things is the perfect title for this exhibition of Tim Walkers amazing work. From the beginning to the end I defy anyone to see his photography as anything but extraordinary. “Extravagant staging and romantic motifs characterise his unmistakable style” .

The exhibition showcases over 300 items, encompassing photographs and the V&A objects that inspired them, photographic sets and props, scrapbooks and sketches. Visitors are taken on a journey through Walkers “enchanted world”.

The show begins with 100 pictures from previous projects displayed in a “sleek white space"; his unique approach to visual story telling blurs fantasy and reality, creating pictures that can be lavish, surreal, humorous and touching. His photographs share a sensibility that is unmistakably his own.

The main exhibition contrasts with the brightness of the first gallery to reveal a darker environment rich with texture colour and sound. The first of these three rooms is illuminations and on display stained glass panels and illuminated manuscripts; these treasures inspired Walker’s pictures which hang close by.

Each of the rooms takes you on a different journey to reveal the objects that inspired Walker’s pictures. Towards the end of the exhibition a room, as if from a country house awaits you. The walls are hung with multiple portraits inspired by Edith Sitwell’s clothing in the V&A collection. Don’t take my word for it, come and be dazzled by ‘Wonderful Things’.

Tim Walker Wonderful Things at the V&A Museum South Kensington

Until 28 March