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London Design Festival: Nude Religion – Anna Burns Object and Hayden Kays

SEEN always enjoys the London Design Festival. It’s a dazzling array of design collaborations, proving that the UK is a go-to destination for design students, studios and collectors. This year, spatial designer Anna Burns and acclaimed artist Hayden Kays are collaborating on a provocative new collection – “Nude Religion” – celebrating love, sex, worship and …

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Pigeon Power: Fly By Night London – Duke Riley

Fly By Night London by American artist Duke Riley will begin tonight as part of 1418 Now, LIFT Festival and the Greenwich & Docklands International Festival. Riley has created a breathtaking performance over the River Thames, with 1500 beautiful homing pigeons that he’s been training over three months. Each of the birds wears an LED …

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Photography On a Postcard at Photo London

Can there be any more perfect size for an artwork than a postcard? SEEN certainly thinks there’s a perfection to the format. With works from Bruce Gilden, Mark Power, David Hoffman, Dougie Wallace, Maggie Taylor, Karine Laval, Nick Brandt, Alison Jackson, David Titlow and Laura Pannack, there was sure to be something to entice everyone …

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We are the readers and now so are you

SEEN is always intrigued by new venues for art exhibition. Matt Tate and his fellow students at the RCA Visual Communication course did just this at Tenderbooks. This happy marriage of art and the written word serves to illustrate (pun intended) how effectively different non-gallery spaces can enrich the culture of the city. Readings took …

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Three Cities: New Photographs from Niall O’Brien

SEEN is looking forward to seeing a new exhibition of photographs taken in the beating heart of America’s Silicon Valley, a place that by Niall O’Brien’s account was packed to the gills with cutting-edge technology yet had no aesthetic at all – except for the surrounding mountains and opportunistic nature. O’Brien spent four months living …

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Yinka Ilori’s Playground Enjoys a New Lease of Life after LDW 2017

SEEN loved Yinka Ilori’s Estate Playground, which debuted at citizenM in Shoreditch during LDF 2017. So often installations can be a blink-and-you-miss-it experience, destined to live on after the event in art storage facilities. So, we are delighted to hear that citizenM has donated Estate Playground to the Bow Arts charity, who have re-installed it …

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Drawing Under the Influence: Hayden Kays’ DRINK DRAWINGS

Well, this is refreshing – in every sense of the word. SEEN hears that artist Hayden Kays is feeling hung-over ahead of the opening for his first solo exhibition of 2018. The clue is in the title: “Drink Drawings” – a new show at For.Fuk.Sake on March 29th consisting of a series of intoxicating illustrations, …

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My Furry Lady: the Art of Marion Peck at Dorothy Circus Gallery

SEEN can safely say that there is nowhere quite like Dorothy Circus Gallery in Notting Hill. It is the very antithesis of the white, clinical art gallery that abounds in the capital. From the beautiful yet disquieting pop surrealist art that is the passion of gallery director Alexandra Mazzanti, to the welcoming gallery itself complete …

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Art on a Postcard Presents their Secret Auction at The Other Art Fair

Regular readers of SEEN will know that we just love the charitable initiatives set up by Art on a Postcard. They bring art lovers (and it must be said, auction-lovers) together for the support of the Hepatitis C Trust, which is dedicated to raising awareness, ending discrimination and being a hub for information and representation …