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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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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.

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The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945

‘The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945’ is now on display at Barbican Art Gallery, gathering some of the most innovative and leading edge architectural projects built after the Second World War to now. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the best Japanese domestic architecture designs, which reflect the shifts in the Japanese economy, urban landscape, and family structure, shedding new light on the role of the house in Japanese culture over the past 70 years.

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Howard Griffin Gallery Welcomes Spaces of Hope

‘Spaces of Hope’ is a much anticipated exhibition at London’s Howard Griffin Gallery from Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo’s new work, which SEEN strongly recommends you not to miss. It opened on 2nd March 2017 in the 14,000 square foot subterranean former industrial testing facility of Ambika P3 in central London, occupying the walls of this epic site with a new body of large-scale paintings alongside an ambitious sculptural installation, opening up the conceptual space of the artist’s paintings into the three-dimensional space of the gallery for the first time.