Marni for H&M

And another one bites the dust, Marni is the second high fashion brand to collaborate with the succesful Swedish label H&M.

Fashion editors, photographers and designers are excited to see the interesting patterns and styles set to debut.

Marni Classic spot look. Photograph: Josh Olins/PR.

It’s going to be even more mainstream with lovely plastic jewels to contrast shirts and circular prints. The collection appears awkward but in a good way with patent leather on polyester couture tees in Marni style. There are still lots of spots which resemble a Marni classic look. Accessories are making bold statements with resin and jewelled pastel looks.

Glamour magazine have shown preview photos of what’s to come. Now there’s less than a week left until the collection launches on 8 March at H&M headquarters in London.

Cindy Sherman

Artist, Cindy Sherman’s career has skyrocketed from being her own makeup artist, muse, stylist and photographer in New York.

The Museum of Modern Art is showcasing Sherman’s personal vision of photography.

In the late 1970s, Cindy began her artworks with small black-and-white photographs titled, “Untitled Film Stills,”  then Sherman moved towards color and larger formats with a variety of works. The MoMA has over a dozen galleries to show her works of 180 photographs.

Her photographs are within a mixture consisting of collages, film, installation, performance, paintings, photography and sculpture. Sherman makes these works working independently without assistants through color, scale and space with pattern textiles of visual art.

“Untitled #470” (2008)

The art has political and moral effects are driven by deep, selfish and  psychological needs as the cornerstone of postmodern photography.

Sherman’s works have been compared to conforming with the likes of Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns and Bruce Nauman as an influential artist. Sherman has a great ability to crawl under other people’s skins with her artwork.

The most recent works at the MoMA are an example of vivid images that depict photographic frame and convey the artist.

“Cindy Sherman” will be on view until June at the Museum of Modern Art.

Yayoi Kusama (草間 彌生)

Japan’s most prominent artist, Yayoi Kusama has created contemporary Tokyo in London.

The Tate Modern is showcasing Kusama’s re-invented style in forms of drawings, film, installations, media, painting, performance and sculptures.

In a world of dots, where do you begin? A work by Yayoi Kusuma.

The artwork ranges into a variety of mediums from abstract expressionist imagery which relates to themes such as minimalism and surrealism to soft sculptures, infinity themed paintings leading to intense film and media footage. Most of Kusama’s work has a vision of reflection from her psychological trauma.

The artist has traded her identity as an “outsider” in many contexts as a female artist in a male-dominated society, becoming involved in pop art as a Japanese person in the Western art world and as a victim of her own neurotic and obsessive issues.

Kusuma’s work has been displayed all over the world in cities including Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Venice and Wellington. The amazing exhibition conveys a truly unique artist making a name for herself for the first time in the UK.

The exhibit is open from 10am-6pm at the Tate Modern. The closest tube is Southwark off the Jubilee line. Admission is £10. It’s a chance to enjoy art in Japanese style.

The Woman in the Fifth

The Woman in the Fifth is a suspense thriller that plays with your mind by evoking emotion.

When an American writer travels to Paris, he meets a mysterious woman at a party who changes his life.

Ethan Hawke plays Tom Ricks, an emotionally damaged American university teacher and author of a novel in Paris. Ricks attempts to save his failed marriage to a French woman and spend time with his six-year-old daughter despite his wife threatening to call the police if he doesn’t leave.

One day, he wakes up in the suburbs on a bus with only his suitcase. It appears his wallet was stolen yet he finds a room at an unusual hotel. From there, nothing is as it seems as the course of his life takes a turn.

Being broke, Ricks is left with few options. Soon enough, a sinister Arab confiscates his passport and gives him the night shift slot as a doorman. As this surveillance staff member, while on the job, he encounters a black neighbour, a young Polish waitress, a seductive Anglo-Romanian femme fatale, Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas) who works as a translator and may be involved in a series of murders.

Director, Pawel Pawlikowski takes the viewer over the edge with unusual yet creative camera angles from the films four different locations. There’s stunning work of his long-time cinematographer Ryszard Lenczewski who perfects the psychological nuances of  the film. The viewer begins to feel as if they are the charaters invovled in the plot in the most unpredictable ways.

Musée Magritte

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium holds the world’s largest collection of works by René Magritte.

The Belgian surrealist artist has artwork in forms of drawings,films, letters, paintings, photographs, sculptures other documents in Brussels.

Magritte's most famous artwork from the post Renaissance.

The masterpieces of the Magritte Museum bring life to the museum. There are French quotes on each of the three levels to depict Magritte’s thoughts and knowledge of surrealism at its best.  This unique collection allows the capital of Europe to emerge as one of the major art centerts in the world. Magritte’s works have also been displayed in Paris and New York.

The art work marks the infracstructure of Brussels. It’s as though the art becomes reality. The Magritte Museum has a worldwide impact with enriching exhibitions. Magritte nowhas a proper homage of culture that conveys subversive, poetic and critical themes in his art.

Since 2011 and onwards, the Musée Magritte is reserving a place for temporary exhibitions which feature different aspects of René Magritte’s life in a timeline which also highlights the personalities of Joan Miró, André Breton, Joseph Cornell and Salvador Dalí. It’s a truly amazing experience to see a cultural movement through Magritte’s works in art form.

Man On A Ledge

The suspense and mystery thriller, ‘Man on a Ledge’ takes you to the edge of your seat.

As an ex-con and wanted fugitive threatens to commit suicide on a hotel rooftop while an unconventional police psychologist tries to talk him down from the ledge in New York.

‘Man on a Ledge’ stars Sam Worthington as Nick Cassidy, a former cop and wrongly convicted felon manages to get 21 floors up on a Manhattan high-rise in an attempt to clear his name from being known as a criminal.

The negotiator (Elizabeth Banks), a damaged cop and asprin popping tries to prevent the tragedy from ending badly. Meanwhile,  beneath the ledge, his brother, Joey Cassidy (Jamie Bell) and brother’s girlfriend, Angie (Genesis Rodriguez) are attempting to steal a diamond from the jewellery tycoon David Englander (Ed Harris) with a highly executed strategy to seek revenge on the man who put Cassidy in jail. New York City’s finest, NYPD bark orders to get the situation under control.

It’s a case of actions chases and betrayal to reveal the truth along with several stereotypes. Negotitations span out as the psychologist realizes his motives are not what they appear. Then there’s a connection to the record-breaking diamond heist but how she wonders. And the fact that both events are taking place at the same time. Then the tension between them and the day builds immensely.

Director, Asger Leth depicts how far an innocent man will go to prove himself through a whirlwind of incidents in this film.  Rigging through ropes and false indentification, the characters assume a mildly inspiring plot line. It’s not as extremely intense as it appears.

Damien Hirst’s Exhibition

Experience the wonderful world of art through color representation.

Gagosian Gallery is presenting“The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011” by Damien Hirst.

Bristol artist, Damien Hirst said: ” I was always a colorist, I’ve always had a phenomenal love of color… I mean, I just move color around on its own. So that’s where the spot paintings came from—to create that structure to do those colors, and do nothing. I suddenly got what I wanted. It was just a way of pinning down the joy of color.”

Spot Painting, 1986. Household gloss on canvas 96 x 144 inches (243.8 x 365.8 cm) © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2011.

To enjoy a viewing of the colorful paintings in London, take the tube and connect the dots. The address 6-24 Britannia Street Greater London WC1X 9JD The exhibit is on until February 18, 2012.