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Tate Modern

Each time I return to London I visit Tate Modern. I was very excited to hear about future tranformations of my favourite museum. Yeah! It will be much bigger in the future.
Here are some photos of my last visit of this wonderful artworld.
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MY TRIP TO LONDON. PART 4

Reviewing old photos from trips, I found some photos of Tate Modern that I completely forgot to share. And oh how I love this museum! I have only been there 2 times, but I hope to visit it soon once again.
The first thing I saw was a painting by Giorgio de Chirico.
 I have somehow mixed feelings about the work of this Italian artist. Some things draw me to it, and some things are simply incomprehensible.
 Nearby hangs the most famous picture of the German artist Max Ernst. Perhaps later I will write a separate post about it.
 And here is a picture of the artist that I had not heard of previously. That’s how all avant-gardists’ attempts to draw a portrait ended 🙂 Seriously speaking, I am a little embarrassed by the fact that I didn’t know or didn’t remember Francis Picabia’s name from my university lectures. After all, he had a great influence on modern art.

And this is a picture that I longed to see after watching this video
Please check it out. Ibrahim el-Salahi‘s style inspires me a lot.
Twice I approached this painting considering every detail and every line. Unfortunately, on the photo it doesn’t look half as impressive as in real life.

The rest of the photos and paintings I am going to leave without comments.

My first group exhibition

My artwork was selected for the exhibition DonkeyArtPrize, which will be held in Tokyo from September 2nd to 9th. Yeah! Well done! But! I’m worrying about all shipping costs and sending my work back to Estonia. God, give me strength… and money, of course! 😀

MY TRIP TO LONDON. PART 3.1

I cannont resist sharing some more photos that didn’t fit into the previous post.

Monet’s kitchen draws attention with its bright colours and beading. I didn’t even think that it’s an actual Monet’s kitchen
Once again, Mao Zedong and other interesting art objects on Saatchi Gallery exhibition.

MY TRIP TO LONDON. PART 3.

I finally got to sorting the photos from our trip- only a month after we came back.

After spending a mere hour in the National Gallery the day before, our souls craved for some trash. That’s why my friend and i headed for the Saatchi Gallery where the amount of conceptual art is more than a human brain can take. Before entering it, we had a walk around the respectable borough of Chelsea. It looked very neat and elegant, and all the doors were decorated with Christmas wreaths. If only we were wearing high heels and drinking coffee.

Finally we entered the museum and saw the POST POP EAST MEETS WEST exhibition.

There were gathered works of popular artists some of which i have even heard of, for example, Jeff Koons and Ai Weiwei. It was totally worth it when my friend went out of the museum, her smile was as broad as the English Channel. Even if you are a fan of traditional art, you’ll still find there something interesting. For instance, i liked this picture by Glenn Brown most of all. 
Or this one! “Confucius’s Confusion” installation by Mei Dean-e.  
There was a lot of Lenin and Mao Zedong. A lot of religion, ideology, and some sex as well. Some things i didn’t understand, for example, this one:   
2 artist, 2 installations. Or should we regard it as one unit?

In one of the halls, I was addressed by a young man who asked what i thought about all this stuff. He took me by surprise, because that was the first time someone asked my opinion of the exhibition in the museum. All i knew by that time was that the museum was weird, but funny. The guy was clearly feeling the weird part, but not the funny one. Looking perplexed, he said that he doesn’t understand a thing and headed for exit. I, however, gathered my patience and went to another room.

This was one of the most amusing installations. As a bonus, here is a story that apparently inspired its creation.  
And then- finally!- I saw one of the Jeff Koon’s works. To be honest, it’s a useless art object 🙂 But who cares, if it’s Jeff Koons?  
I love the way it has been made. I am not sure whether the artist has himself beaded it, but it’s awesome anyway. However, it’s meaning is yet again unclear.   
For some reason, on my photos I didn’t find any art object related to Lenin. On the other hand, I took a picture of Mao Zedong by Yu Youchan.  
Unfortunately, all the photos and impressions cannot fit into single post. So please check out my next post dedicated to Saatchi Gallery exhibition.

My trip to London. Part 2.

On our way to the Saatchi Gallery, I noticed a few interesting decorated windows. One of these belongs to boutique Joseph (fashion brand and retail chain).  Here’s another one. Unfortunatelly, i don’t remember the name of this boutique. Maybe the idea with heads of animals is not too original and fresh, but nevertheless it looks advantageous. 

My trip to London. Part 1.

I am extremely happy to have spent a week in London. It’s my third trip to this city, and a very different from the previous ones. While during my previous visit I went to 6 museums (yep, 6 museums in a week. Remember? I am such an art freak!), this time I only visited 3. Mostly, I was walking and spending time with my friend Kate (who is the co-author of this blog) and her pals. She is the one I was actually visiting.
All my new acquaintances are amazing fun people, and I really hope to see them again.

We got a good start on the very day of arrival. One of the reasons of my good mood was a free concert in The Finsbury Pub. Among the bands was a Kyla & Nat duo. (Else, you can listen to them here.)
The are terrific! I you ever hear about their prfomance somewhere in London, don’t hesitate to visit it – they are cute and funny.

After the concert, next important thing was to visit those parts of London that my tiny 4 size foot has never stepped on before. Shoreditch was on the top of our list. I and my friend Lena were slightly disappointed. We were expecting a graffiti on every wall and a hipster cafe around every corner. Sure it’s silly, but most of us tend to be naive in a touristic way.
We saw very little graffiti, and never managed to have a snack in any cafe. Of course, it’s a pity that our several hours in Shoreditch were spent just wandering around. However, I’m not going to give up. Next time I will surely go there once again with somebody who knows The Right Places and The Right Times. However, some things we did saw.
My first photo of graffiti was this work by Brazilian artist Mag Magrela.

I loved this artwork. It’s unbelievable! Website of Italian artist Millo.

A quick photo of graffiti by the Swedish artist Amara Por Dios. 
I really like this creature, but no idea who it belongs to.

Anyway, it’s not the last time I went to London. Which means that I still have a chance to fall in love with Shoreditch.

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