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Reveries of the Generative Mind: Expanding Systems at APT Gallery

SEEN makes no apology for riffing on Werner Herzog’s film on the Internet’s birth. Indeed that film would be the ideal companion piece to the latest fascinating exhibition taking place in Deptford’s APT Gallery. Expanding Systems explores the analogue, digital, generative and abstract production of art and how much it’s about the process as much …

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Antonioni’s ‘Blow Up’ at Somerset House 

This summer marked 50 years since the psychedelic ‘Summer of Love’ of 1967. There wasn’t much evidence of a celebration in London however – maybe Highgate is just too far removed from Haight-Ashbury. However, in the neo-classical splendour of Somerset House recently, one Sixties icon attracted a huge crowd outdoors for its own fiftieth anniversary, even as the heavens opened.

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A River Runs Through It: Five Artists – One City

SEEN favourite and up-and-coming artist Tom Cox is part of art collective Urban Soup who will be presenting A River Runs Through It at Oxo Gallery on London’s bustling South Bank from September 6th – 10th. The exhibition will capture the mercurial nature of the city and its iconic landscapes.

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Doodle Marathon: We Built This City

SEEN was sorry to miss a 50-hour non-stop doodle marathon carried out by Mr Doodle on the storefront, inside and even on the merchandise sold by We Built This City, London’s coolest souvenir and gift shop. The event took place over the weekend of 18th-20th August.

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Don’t Forget Your Passport: Friday Late at the V&A with THATMuse

SEEN loves the active ways in which you can get involved at London’s museums. It’s so easy to go round one and end up not remembering very much because of the sheer wealth of objects you’ve looked at. Perhaps this has inspired the wonderful V&A to host something very special; the travel-themed ‘Don’t Forget Your Passport’ Friday Late on Friday 25th August, which will feature a brand new and travel-inspired treasure hunt from THATMuse (Treasure Hunt At The Museum).

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Colorplan Pop Up at GF Smith: Paper City + MarrsGreen

Step behind the North side of Oxford Street away from the retail bustle and you’re in a different world, in which art galleries and showrooms predominate. SEEN was visiting #GFShowSpace, the London HQ of paper supremos GF Smith. They were showcasing the splendid #MarrsGreen colour, selected by a democratic worldwide poll that has been embodied in t-shirts, a tea set, a bike, a Cambridge satchel, laces… You name it. You can see it from the street, indeed you can hardly miss it.

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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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Grenfell Tower Benefit Auction

Despite the horror of the Grenfell Tower blaze, how heartening it is to see the groundswell of support from the community at large. Art advisor Lucy Meakin is collaborating with leading British contemporary artists and Artsy on an online auction to raise funds for the victims of the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.