Posts Tagged ‘london’

Never Again exhibition @ the Cartoon Museum

June 19, 2014

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Bailey’s Stardust Exhibition @ National Portrait Gallery

June 7, 2014

800x442_BS1536LS                                                     Jerry Hall and Helmut Newton, Cannes by David Bailey, 1983

Arcade Fire @ Earl’s Court

June 6, 2014

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Plato’s Symposium @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

May 31, 2014

What is Love?  An eternal question and quest…

Modern adaptation by James Runchie brought Love and Eros at Southbank Centre.

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Flash Mobs @ Peacock Theatre

May 27, 2014

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Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel

April 13, 2013

Great play and a nice performance at The Print Room tonight. Mollie Sweeney by Brian Friel with Dorothy Duffy as Molly, Ruairi Conaghan as Frank and Stuart Graham as Mr Rice.

The trip from blindness to vision, from understanding to seeing, from experiencing to visualising is a long and not an easy one.

What do we expect to see and what do we expect to understand? A miracle operation succeeded in restoring Molly’s sight but failed to make her register with what she sees. It is not only Molly, who needs to be, it is Frank and Mr Rice who need to make sense of their damaged realities.

‘So the question she had to ask herself was: How much do I want to know this world? And am I prepared to make that enormous effort to get it?’

 

more theatre to come

April 7, 2013

Ready to welcome the spring after a long winter…..with some thespian experience:

Anarchism vs.Vandalism

March 29, 2011

I was in the West End Saturday night. I was scared, I felt insecure, lovely London’s centre was totally chaotic. Police, ambulances, demonstrators, music, noise, smashed windows, empty shops, sad banks…and the helicopter in the sky reminded of an ongoing action….the danger was still somewhere…

I read the news, I read the comments and reports and what attracted my attention was the interchangeable use of the terms ‘Anarchism’ and ‘Vandalism’. I agree, of course, that the quest of Alternatives is not reflected upon all the hostile actions that took place on Saturday but I am wondering: Since when has ‘Anarchism’ become a synonym for ‘Vandalism’?

Gauguin @ Tate Modern

November 29, 2010

I recommend Gauguin: Maker of Myth at Tate Modern Gallery to those ones who can enjoy and exhibition without questioning its feminist boundaries. For me Gauguin represents not only the movement to Primitivism but a deeper political break-up with the modern life, the Western culture and the conventional post-colonian pragmatism. Gauguin knows how to transform the ‘different’ into ‘exotic’, the ‘other’ into part of ‘us’, the ‘local’ into ‘global’.

One of my favourite paintings by him:

Two Tahitian Women

 

 

Book of Dead @ The British Museum

November 22, 2010

What happens to us after we pass away? How order in the cosmos of the afterlife is maintained?

For the ancient Egyptians the constant quest for immortality raises the need for creating written documents, paintings and sculptures to assist the Dead throughout his passage from death to afterlife. (While for the ancient Greeks the quest for mortality, the Now and Present places the Man towards the God, face to face with the human fate – the mystery of Life is what is expressed in the Greek Art rather than the mystery of Death).

Travelling the paths to the hereafter, the rite of passage from Life to Death is exhibited at the British Museum. What I found extremely interesting was the variety of the funerary papyri –the Book of the Dead- on display, papyri rolls that contain astonishing illustrations and sacred texts accompanying and guiding the dead in the afterlife. The longest one ever found and for the first time on public display is 37 meters long, the Greenfield Papyrus!