Sunday, 31 March 2013

Disliking Her Own Self-Control*

Peggy Franck from the group exhibition Perspectives On Collage at the Photographers' Gallery, London 2013:

*Disliking My Own Self-Control is the title of one of Franck's works on view.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Parkina perspective

Before my recent trip to London, I can safely say that, with a few exceptions, I am generally indifferent to photography.  The biggest surprise from my London trip this time is about, guess what, photography.  It all started with Anna Parkina's solo exhibition Only A Sleeping Person Doesn't Blink at Wilkinson Gallery, where I found a promotion flyer for experimental photography exhibitions at the Photographers' Gallery.  It turned out that my visit to the Photographers' Gallery was probably the most inspiring experience I've had for the entire trip.  I'll share my discovery in experimental photography in a few separate posts.

Parkina's photo-collages from the group exhibition Perspectives On Collage at the Photographers' Gallery, London 2013:

Friday, 29 March 2013

Schwitters Merzbilder

One of the highlights of my recent trip to London was to see the two parallel shows featuring Kurt Schwitters.  Schwitters In Britain at Tate Britain did not allow photography.  So I have no pictures from there to show you.  Fortunately, I have pictures from the parallel show Collages And Assemblages 1920-1947 at Bernard Jacobson Gallery.  Calling his compositions Merz, Schwitters has been and will continue to be a strong influence to art in the 20th and the 21st centuries.

Schwitters at Bernard Jacobson, London 2013:

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Panta Rhei*

Everything flows in Keith Tyson's visual poems at Pace, London 2013:

*The title of the show Panta Rhei in ancient Greek is translated as "everything flows".

Tuesday, 26 March 2013


Where calligraphy becomes architecture, David Plaksin from his solo exhibition Structure currently at Erarta, London 2013: