Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Festival of Light at Longleat

Utterly beautiful and gloriously festive and fun. Even the light up singing Christmas tree was magical and I was expecting to find it ridiculous. It was over the top wonderful and fantastic. Thank you Longleat folks and thank you to my parents for taking me.

Mirrorcity - Hayward Gallery

Interesting but I was perhaps not in the mood for art that takes itself very seriously and takes lots of thinking to make sense of which I was too tired to do. Much of it was video art with sad monotone  poetic narration. Tim Etchell's work is interesting and text based, playing with perception/reality/humour - one piece was a row of framed description of a city each gradually changing with text in different colours and painting very different stories of a place. And I really liked Emma McNally's work (pictured) beautiful grey drawings in delicate lines of dots that conjure up maps or music that don't really exist.

Wangechi Mutu - Victoria Miro Gallery

Fantastical collages of mythical women in crazy seas.