a world of glass

It would be easy to fire off a quick succession of clichés when writing about this exhibition. Magical. Enchanting. Mesmerising. Fantastical scenes within a darkened room filled with the fairytale tinkling of chimes. But that would be misleading. For although it is true that these adjectives spring to mind upon visiting ‘A World of Glass’, … Continue reading

fashion space gallery

THE Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion is where I came across the work of Axel Hoedt. In a large, bright and airy room his photographs silently diffuse an oddly ominous tone. Depicting the costumes worn by those celebrating an annual carnival held in Germany called ‘fastnacht’, their bizarre and often grotesque … Continue reading

maison martin margiela at somerset house

VISITED the Maison Martin Margiela exhibition this week at Somerset House. I think it has to be one of my favourite gallery spaces in London, always presenting shows in such a manner that gently guides you through the ideas and logical ordering of what is being exhibited. This was unlike ‘Skin’ at the Welcome Collection, … Continue reading

weird ways of the past

I came across this intriguing – if not a little unsettling – image at the Welcome Collection‘s ‘Skin’ exhibition, taken in 1921. At first glance I presumed it to be depicting sufferers of some horrific skin disease that required minimum exposure, or protection of the skin following some tragic accident. Silly me. Far from being … Continue reading

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