Pach just bought me some new motorcycle boots as we are now daily commuting to Central London by motobike. Going by bike in the highway is quite scary and I do catch myself from time to time shutting my eyes whenever we squeeze in-between two trucks. But its a cheap way to travel compared to taking the tube everyday. So for now, I gotta wear the boots.
They are not just bulky, they are also heavy. And if stillettos can change a woman´s walk, I can attest to the fact that, these motorcycle boots have transformed my already detestable walk to something more grotesque. Pach calls my walk something akin to that of the grandma Fratteli in the movie The Goonies.
And if you do remember her, I can say I am also beginning to develop some scowl in my face as I drag these heavy, bulky, new boots to Read More »
I believe the controversial Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is one of the last standing political artists in the world today.
Weiwei is still being detained by the police as we speak after his plans of leaving the country was foiled. I was very excited about what I read last week that Weiwei was planning to transfer his studio in Berlin but now I don´t think this would ever be a possibility. Europe would undoubtedly receive him with open arms (which I know they already did) and Weiwei will seal the fact that Berlin is still the preferred art destination.
Unfortunately, the Chinese government is bent on not letting him go. The Chinese authorities are afraid of the growing global influence of Weiwei --- (France, Germany and the US have already demanded the release of Weiwei.) Read More »
After visiting the Opera Gallery, I headed toward Halcyon which was on the same street. The door was swung open and I didn´t know if that meant they were welcoming to visitors or because it was a particularly hot day in Central London and they just needed some breezy respite. I didn´t go inside I saw two gallery officers seating on their desks, heads bowed down, eyes fixed on their papers. I peered in the window and the open door and with my camera, I was ready to take a papparazzi shot. I positioned myself in a spot where the gallery officers couldn´t see me. Click.
I was glad to know that they were exhibiting works of the famed Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn who happened to be the son of the late Hollywood actor Anthony Quinn. Read More »
Forgive my ignorance, but I´ve heard little of the artist Douglas Gordon until I saw an ad on the Art Newspaper website:
Wanted: Editorial Intern based in Vauxhall, London Office Salary: Paid internship Three month-fixed internship
Woah! A paid internship for a monthly London newspaper on visual arts! First, paid internships are really hard to come by so whoever gets this would already be like winning the lottery. I can picture a sort of bloody gladiator scene among art graduates and art enthusiasts killing their way for the prize. Read More »