Arts ~ 川久保 玲

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Founder of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market, Rei Kawakubo (川久保 玲) is exploring brave new fashion. Avant-garde designs were created to challenge conventional thoughts for an upcoming exhibition.

The themed show displays around 140 pieces of Kawakubo’s womenswear collections from the 1980s to present day. The galleries demonstrate experimental ways to illustrate the space between boundaries. Rei Kawakubo continues to shape the face of global art and fashion with her work.

The Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons: Art of The In-Between exhibition debuts on 04 May 2017 until 04 September 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

Art ~ Philip Guston at Hauser & Wirth

Sometimes I visit art galleries in the evening after work. Something always stands out. Today it was the painting seen below. Canadian painter and printmaker, Philip Guston uses abstract expressionism with cartoon vibes to create vibrant works. Most of the pieces highlight social realism. The exhibition, Philip Guston: Painter, 1957 – 1967 is on until 29 July 2016 at Hauser & Wirth in Chelsea, New York.

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This is during Philip Guston’s transition period. Photo: Niya Sinckler.

Art ~ Frieze New York

Frieze New York is coming soon to the city with their fifth edition to present a variety of international contemporary art.

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Entrance to heaven. Photo: Frieze New York.

From 5-8 May, artists can admire a range of mediums and works from over 200 galleries representing four continents. The program consists of artist commissions, educational talks, imaginative installations, powerful presentations, solo shows and special sections. Buyers will envision the must have pieces to improve their collections. Get excited and explore the creativity at Randall’s Island. Book tickets here!

 

Art ~ Observation.

Have you ever entered a museum and wondered…is there admission?

So you begin to walking around slowly, looking for a ticket location but hoping it’s not there.

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Exploring the Louvre, Paris 2013. Photo Credit: Nan Austin.

Obviously, admission varies in different countries. Then there can be a slight price difference if you’re a child, senior, student or adult. It can be hard though when you’re not sure which category you fall into for the concession.

Whether visiting a gallery or museum, the atmosphere is supposed to be relaxed and mesmerizing. I’ve noticed in capital cities during my travels, visitors complaining or not understanding how there is an admission free. Viewing art is a pleasure which should be open to all. While enjoying that experience, it shouldn’t be an effort. Moreover, art should be free.