Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw's attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.
Michael Jackson: On The Wall
When: Thu 28th Jun 2018 to
Sun 21st Oct 2018
Where: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE
Times: Daily: 10:00 - 18:00, Thurs & Fri: 10:00 - 21:00
Admission: From £15.50 Adults: £17
Under 16yrs: free
About the event:
This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. Curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition will open in the summer of 2018 to coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday (on August 29, 2018).
Michael Jackson is one of the most influential cultural figures to come out of the 20th century and his legacy continues into the 21st century. His significance is widely acknowledged when it comes to music, music videos, dance, choreography and fashion, but his considerable influence on contemporary art is an untold story. Since Andy Warhol first used his image in 1982, Jackson has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists. For the first time, Michael Jackson: On the Wall will bring together the works of over forty of these artists, drawn from public and private collections around the world, including new works made especially for the exhibition.
Official Link: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/michael-jackson-on-the-wall/exhibition
When: Sat 8th Sep 2018 to
Sun 24th Feb 2019
Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Times: Daily: 10:00 – 17:45 Friday: 10:00 – 22:00
Admission: See official website
About the event:
There is a renaissance happening in videogames. A new wave of designers, players and critics are pushing the boundaries of the medium in radical new ways. This V&A show is the first to fully consider the complexity of videogames as one of the most important design fields of our time, investigating ground-breaking contemporary design work, creative and rebellious player communities and the political conversations that define this movement.
This exhibition explores the design and culture of the medium since the mid-2000s, when major technological advancements increased access to the internet, social media and new means of making which had a profound impact on the way videogames are designed, discussed and played.
Large-scale immersive multimedia installations and hands-on interactive experiences will feature alongside object-based displays providing rare glimpses of design materials from the leading studios whose work defines this new wave.
Official Link: https://www.vam.ac.uk/
Shape of Light 100 Years of Photography And Abstract Art
When: Wed 2nd May 2018 to
Sun 14th Oct 2018
Where: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Times: Sun - Thurs: 10:00 – 18:00; Fri - Sat: 10:00 – 22:00
About the event:
For the first time, Tate Modern tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art.
The birth of abstract art and the invention of photography were both defining moments in modern visual culture, but these two stories are often told separately.
Shape of Light is the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, and shows how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction.
Key photographs are brought together from pioneers including Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff, right up to exciting new work by Antony Cairns, Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, made especially for the exhibition.
Official Link: http://www.tate.org.uk/
When: Fri 11th May 2018 to
Sun 11th Nov 2018
Where: Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
Times: Daily: 10.00 - 18.00. Galleries close 17.40
Admission: Adult: £11,
Child (under 16): free
About the event:
Explore the capital after dark in a new, evocative photography exhibition at the Museum of London. Fusing portraiture, documentary, conceptual photography and film, from the late 19th century to the present day, London Nights features over 200 works. Discover how photographers have long been inspired by London at night, from the twinkling lights and buzzing nightlife of the West End to the more sinister aspects of a city in darkness and see how Londoners work, rest and play when the sun goes down in one of the biggest metropolises in the world.
Official Link: https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/exhibitions/london-nights
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