Dramatically expanding Montreux Jazz Festival

 

Montreux Jazz Festival is held annually in Switzerland in early July in Montreux on the Lake Geneva shoreline. It is the second largest annual jazz festival in the world after Canada’s Montreal International Jazz Festival. Originally a pure jazz festival, it opened up in the 1970s and today presents artists of nearly every imaginable music style. Jazz remains an important part of the festival. Australian alternative rocker Nick Cave, Hollywood star Johnny Depp and punk legend Iggy Pop are among the headliners at this year Festival. Read more

The Trash-ic or Trash in the face of beauty

The exhibition ‘The Trash-ic or Trash in the Face of Beauty’ is Rebeiz’s personal view on contemporary societal issues, examined both through the techniques of the Great Masters and applied art. It presents many contrasts, throwing up interesting questions and exploring the tension between trash and beauty, and how they coexist as one in art. ‘The Trash-ic or Trash in the Face of Beauty’ is Mouna’s second solo exhibition in London, consisting of 17 works, some of which include digital and melodic installations.

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Ash From Chaos

Showing from 20th – 28th April 2018 11:00am-7:00pm Daily, First Floor, Lazinc, 29 Sackville Street, Mayfair

Rose McGowan and Dame Vivienne Westwood attended the launch of the ‘Ash From Chaos’ art exhibition by Joe Corré, the son of Sex Pistols Founder Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood last night.

A reserve price of £6 million, has been put on the ‘pile of ash’ from the highly controversial punk memorabilia burn by Lazinc Gallery in Mayfair – which is now immortalised in a dramatic artwork. Read more

Record sale 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe

Dina Amin, Head of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Europe: “This is a historic result for Phillips as our 20th Century & Contemporary Art team achieved the highest sale total in the history of the company. Our total of £97.8 million exceeds last year’s result by almost seven times, an incredible achievement and a testament to the amazing team we have assembled at Phillips. Led by two Modern masterpieces, Picasso’s La Dormeuse and Matisse’s Nu allongé I (Aurore), tonight’s results highlight our strategy to expand deeper into the 20th century and firmly establish us as the destination for 20th Century & Contemporary Art. Our terrific showing was bolstered by a world-record price for Mark Bradford’s Helter Skelter I, an astonishing work by one of the greatest painters of our time. It was truly a great night.”

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Unmissable Royal Collection at the Royal Academy of Arts

 

IMG_2890Discover the legendary art collection of Charles I. For the first time since the 17th century, this landmark exhibition brings together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation.

King Charles I amassed one of the most extraordinary art collections of his age, acquiring works by some of the finest artists of the past Titian, Mantegna, Holbein, and commissioning leading contemporary artists such as Van Dyck and Rubens.
Yet, following the kings execution in 1649, his collection was sold off and scattered across Europe. While many works were retrieved by Charles II during the Restoration, others now form the core of museums such as the Louvre and the Prado.

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ROME is always full of surprises

vittorianoRome is a city of pass ions, rising to the capital of Italy for its glorious past and represents the geographical heart of the nation. All roads lead to Rome, says a popular proverb, an it’s unthinkable not to visit Caput Mundial least one.
There is always something to discover in Rome, something to stop and watch, a city where the present is lively and intertwines with the past in the singular frame of its inhabitants and their Romanesque speaking
The history of the city of Rome has certainly been singular, sumptuouse epochs alternating
ith others of decay, immense wealth and moral decadence, in a city that has always been able to bloom again. That’s probably why it’s called the Etern city.
It’s historic center is among the 53 Italian sited included by the UNESCO in the World Heritage List.

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Luimiere London 2018

Lumiere 1It happened again, Lumiere London is back. It took place over four evenings, from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 January 2018, lighting up the cold, dark streets of London.
Light installations by 30 leading artists illuminated the capitals streets exposing more than 50 artworks on some of the capitals most iconic buildings.

The light festival, developed by creative producers Artichoke, set artworks based in the major locations around the city including Piccadilly, Mayfair, Kings Cross, Trafalgar and Westmister.
Lumiere London trasformed the city with flying fish, giant flowers, 3D elephants, human figuers floating in the sky and stars.
There were no tickets, It was completely free, no need to book.

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