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(Flashback) Visiting the Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk Exhibition

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As a member of the V&A, I try to visit most of the temporary exhibitions they put on in the fine institution that is the Victoria and Albert Museum. At the start of March, they opened their doors on their newest addition ‘Kimono:Kyoto to Catwalk’. Held in North Court of the building, this exhibition brings …

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Making Memory at the Design Museum

Making Memory, exhibition, architecture, David Adjaye

British based Architect of Ghanaian descent, Sir David Adjaye OBE, known for his beautifully and carefully thought out landmark structures within the architectural world, is showcasing his past, present and future work at The Design Museum. Adjaye’s international recognition comes from his ability to immerse himself and fully understand a culture’s past in order to …

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Anni Alber’s Exibition at the Tate Modern

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Six Prayers (1966-7) Anni Albers (1899- 1994) was a leading innovator of 20th Century modernist abstraction. Her work combined the ancient craft of weaving with the ideas and styles of modern art. She was a lady of many trades: an artist; a designer; teacher and a writer. The exhibition explores different aspects of her life: …

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Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up – Exhibition Visit

The exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up is currently at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and we recently took the chance to visit. This unique show gives a detailed overview of Kahlo’s life: her family and heritage; her politics; her relationship with mural painter Diego Rivera; the near-fatal accident that caused her a …

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