Arts ~ Mariah Robertson

Brooklyn-based artist, Mariah Robertson will open our eyes to experimental photographs this coming weekend.

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Mariah Robertson, 191, 2016, unique chemical treatment on RA4 paper, 66 x 50 inches.

The intricate details, abstract style and variety of colours are truly mesmerizing. Take a stroll to the Upper East Side and explore another world of art at the Van Doren Waxter gallery.

Arts ~ Ateneum.

Hello Helsinki! Loving every minute here. It’s not even that cold for the winter season. Today, I visited the Ateneum Art Museum.

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Ateneum in Helsinki, Finland, 2016. Photo: Niya Sinckler.

The major exhibition on display is a selection of works by Amedeo Modigliani. The total of 83 elegant paintings, sculptures and paper prints explore diverse aspects of Modigliani’s lifestyle in Paris. There’s a recurring specific style featured in the portraits. I noticed the almond-shaped eyes and lovely long necks of the subjects. All of the pieces convey how Modigliani created his own aesthetic in the art world which has helped to influence today’s art and fashion.

Also, the gallery on Stories of Finnish Art illustrates the progression of art in the country from 1809 to the 1970s. One can see the development of art from marvelous masterpieces of paintings, sculptures, letters, postcards and photography by artists including Anitra Lucander, Unto Pusa, Ulla Rantanen and Sam Vanni.

It was an afternoon well spent learning about an area of visual art and culture. Highly recommend x

Music ~ Remembering The Ramones.

Happy times on Friday after visiting Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: The Ramones and The Birth of Punk exhibition at the Queens Museum. I had the pleasure of meeting and discussing the music scene with the former Ramones tour manager, Monte A. Melnick (photo below). Such a magical moment. All photos are my own. Check out the space soon as it closes at the end of July. The hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-5pm.

 

Arts ~ László Moholy-Nagy.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed art museum, The Guggenheim recently featured the Austro-Hungarian multifaced artist, László Moholy-Nagy across a variety of mediums including art, life and technology. The abstract canvases, advertising illustrations, film and photography were all truly mesmerizing.

Music ~ Coachella

This weekend, the annual music and arts festival Coachella will kick off at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Dance to rock, independent and electronic tunes in the Colorado Desert. I’m hype because that line-up is fire. Time to escape! xxx
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Arts ~ Stones at Saatchi

Captivating 50 years of history, an international exhibition featuring rock music legends will debut tomorrow in London.

‘Exhibitionism’ unveils the life and career of The Rolling Stones at the Saatchi Gallery.

Over 500 artifacts are on display to engage the public. From 1962 to present day, personal diaries present an account of the band’s global journey. The days of youth and rebellion return to entertain. Creative cinema and media allows viewers to explore for interactive technologies. Never before seen photos depict how The Rolling Stones shaped popular culture. Original costumes are presented for fashion and design admirers. Also rare audio tracks will definitely get you in the rock and blues groove. The two floor exhibition offers an impressive insight of the cultural icons’ musical heritage.

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