Walks of Art – Violet

Walks of Art – Violet

Violet walk – From Bessborough Street to Howick Place, SW1

I bought a little book called Walks of Art from Tate little while ago. Finally today I decided to jump on a train and pick one of the walks. After reading through each route on the train from Brighton, I chose Violet, which starts from Pimlico underground station and ends near Victoria Station. Partly because it was the closest to Victoria, and also because I wanted to got o Tate Britain.

I would describe following the map like being on a treasure hunt. The book doesn’t have pictures of the art works, you only have a map and words as clues of what you are trying to find. I loved it. It was really nice to be reminded of the importance of looking around you instead of just getting from one place to another.

Here are some of the things I saw, including:
Eduardo Paolozzi Cooling Towers, 1979-82
Henry Moore Locking Piece, 1963-4
Chelsea College of Art
Tate Britain
Henry Moore Knife Edge Two Piece, 1962-5
Jacob Epstein Night and Day, 1928-9
Yinka Shonibare Wind Sculpture, 2014

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ECA Degree Show 2015

ECA Degree Show 2015

I went to see ECA Degree Show on Friday. Unfortunately I didn’t have much time so I didn’t even attempt to see everything. I looked at photography, sculpture and couple of paintings. Here are some of the things I saw.

(As per usual I got distracted by the building and everything around the artwork I’m supposed to look at.)

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Kiasma

Kiasma

My visit to Kiasma, in photographs.

Often when you go visit a gallery which has several exhibitions you like only one or two and end up quickly walking through some of them. Not this time as each exhibition was excellent. It was also first time long videos have hold my interest all the way through to the end.

I particularly liked Jouko Lehtola’s photos. The film made during his last months (he died of cancer a couple of years ago) was also very moving. He took photos of teenagers, people with tattoos, locations were people had died of drug overdose, weapons used in domestic violence, landscapes. Very talented man, who also seemed to have been very interesting, generous and thoughtful person.

Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s video work, The House, about woman starting to hear voices & figuring how to cope with them was also very powerful. It was a large scale projection showing 3 different viewpoints.  I wish I could watch it again.

Can’t forget that Kiasma itself is a work of art.