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Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction at the Barbican Centre

It’s fair to say that SEEN was keenly anticipating this exhibition. Having grown up on sci fi books and films, she was looking forward to a trip down memory lane and hoping to be inspired by new concepts and ideas. She was not disappointed. There’s so much here, it definitely bears repeat visits. Fortunately, it’s on until 1st September.

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Superyachts at the Saatchi Gallery

SEEN had the privilege of seeing the blink-and-you’d-miss-it exhibition of Superyachts that ran from 2nd – 3rd June. Where better than Saatchi Gallery in Duke of York Square to hold such an expo?

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Basquiat’s Masterpiece ‘Untitled’ Breaks Artist and Auction Records

Is Jean-Michel Basquiat turning in his grave? Last week in his hometown New York, where he was so badly treated during most of his life, Sotheby’s set an auction record for the artist when ‘Untitled’, a masterpiece from 1982, was purchased by noted collector and entrepreneur, Yusaku Maezawa (the founder of e-commerce giant, Start Today, and ZOZOTOWN, the virtual mall on Japan’s largest fashion e-commerce site), for $110,487,500 (£86,325,105).

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ÀhhÁ: Bex Massey

SEEN ventured into the small glass box of a gallery at arebyteLASER to view work by Bex Massey. Her pieces were varied; a couple of installations the juxtaposition of which were though-provoking, particularly the trampoline and the plant.

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Barbican Presents Sci-fi Talks at MCM London Comic Con

SEEN learns that the world-renowned Barbican will present a series of talks and panel discussions at this year’s MCM London Comic Con, inviting guests from the Centre’s forthcoming exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction (3rd June – 1st September) – a genre-defining exploration of one of popular culture’s most celebrated realms, celebrating literature, film, music, comic books, video games and contemporary art. In SEEN’s view, this is the must-see exhibition of this year.

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London’s East End: the Star of Art Night 2017

SEEN loves Nuit Blanche (all-nighter). On the night of 1st July 2017, London’s cosmopolitan and creative East End will be transformed for the second year running with art, performances and music by some of the world’s leading artists from various disciplines in some of the most iconic sites in this historical area of the capital.The occasion: the celebration of London’s Art Night 2017, an event inspired by the international Nuit Blanche movement.

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Black Mirror Installation at the Barbican

SEEN hears that a spectacular six-foot video installation, from the award-winning British TV series Black Mirror, will take over the Barbican’s main Silk Street entrance hall as part of the Centre’s major summer exhibition: Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction from 3rd June to 1st September.

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Matthew Tate at the Menier Gallery: Lost in Shadows

If there’s one thing that unifies illustrator Matthew Tate’s thought-provoking and diverse body of work, it’s the quality of mystery across all the disciplines in which he practises. Even the black and white landscapes in Vietnam seem steeped in a narrative that we, as observers, cannot quite penetrate.