We are almost there… let’s just hold the line and our nerve, here is light at the end of the tunnel and we are going to have an epic spring summer fall… trust me babes I got you. I all for jumping on an plane at any given time, you know that, but in light of everything happening I am also all for sitting within home shores and discovering what these islands have to give. A lot from what I know. First up, we are going to book tickets to some splendid exhibitions in London. Some of the best if not the best museums resides in London with some pretty spectacular exhibitions on display. Here we have three I have cherry picked for you…
EPIC IRAN- V&A MUSEUM
“Iran was home to one of the great historic civilisations, yet its monumental artistic achievements remain unknown to many. Epic Iran explores this civilisation and the country’s journey into the 21st century, from the earliest known writing – signalling the beginning of history in Iran – through to the 1979 Revolution and beyond.”
Whenever we look back in history of Asia or Africa, we see an interruption in the growth and development of the continent by Western invaders. The history of these continents are never fully taught or realised, their stories never fulfilled and is dominated by a monolithic lens so this exhibition promises to be both fantastic and revealing. Definitely something for your calendar.
ON UNTIL 12TH SEPTEMBER 2021: BUY TICKETS
BAGS INSIDE OUT- V& A MUSEUM
However you want to cut it, the handbag is the most important accessory in any wardrobe. Why? Because we carry our lives in our bags. It’s just that simple. The exhibition takes a deep dive into the all important accessory and delves into the psychology of the relationship and attachment we have with our handbags.
Another one for the diary.
ON UNTIL 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2021: BUY TICKETS
FLY IN LEAGUE WITH THE NIGHT: LYNETTE YIADOM BOAKYE
Identity and representation; two words that will describe the works of Lynette Yiadom Boakye at the Tate Modern. There is no specificity to her subject, they are from her imagination and thus no constraints to them either. We, the viewers, are invited to project on them, ascribe stories and narratives. Absolutely genteel, these images seem to depict a particular softness of being, a simplistic form of living with varying stories from a world beyond the painting. They remind one of the works f Degas and possibly Magritte, but these are Black faces in spaces often reserved for the old masters who depict their alabaster subjects. Such is the effect of the pandemic at the Tate. These are works the go beyond and asks us to look deep within and as we do so; what do we actually see?
ON UNTIL 31ST MAY, 2021- TATE BRITAIN: BUY TICKETS