Categories DesignPosted on

Melt Week London: Art and the City

London is a city that always astonishes. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes another initiative to prove you wrong. So it is with Melt 2016 as it heralds Frieze, Maverick, Crossroads and a host of other art fairs. Melt is here to promote artwork that is accessible, stimulating and engaging.

_la-pieta

London is a city that always astonishes. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, along comes another initiative to prove you wrong. So it is with Melt 2016 as it heralds Frieze, Maverick, Crossroads and a host of other art fairs. Melt is here to promote artwork that is accessible, stimulating and engaging.

14

all-i-can-remember_1

Until the 9th October, various venues will be open to installations, performance pieces, video works and inspirational talks. You can access the information via an app-based map, though there will be human guides at each event to help. This is the first edition, led by art pioneers MTart, who want to re-integrate the London cityscape with contemporary art.

detail_mother-and-child-in-a-window_highr

francesco-de-prezzo-melt-week-2016

what-are-you-fishing-for-videoart-annina-roescheisen-2014

SEEN is looking forward to Anna Falafiou’s ‘Sleep’, where members of the audience participate in the creation of a human landscape within an architectural environment, and also Gretchen Andrew’s ‘Crossed Lines’ that uses a wearable eye-level camera to examine the process of creating a painting. Both artists will host Open Studios during Melt Week.

annina-roescheisen-artwork-at-camden-collective-melt-week-2

melt-week-anna-fafaliou-peak

There will be plenty of scope for audience members to get involved via social media, and help uphold London’s position as a leading city for accessible contemporary art.

www.marinetanguyart.com

Seen this week

Categories Food&DrinkPosted on

Crab Tavern at Broadgate Circle

SEEN doesn’t often venture into bustling Broadgate Circle (just behind Liverpool Street Station) but feels she must amend this situation in the future. Amid a welter of eateries from the extremely fashionable to the cheerfully cheap sits the excellent Crab Tavern, which, like many restaurants in London manages to give local office workers and hungry travellers an inexpensive yet fine dining experience.

Categories DesignPosted on

Ready Made Go 3 at Ace Hotel Shoreditch: LDF 17

SEEN does love a jaunt to Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, where something interesting is always going on. Unafraid to put their money where their mouth is, the hotel very supportive of talented designers in this ever-expanding design district, which is girding its loins for the upcoming London Design Festival with a new round of collaborations between …