SUMMER 2018-EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS IN LONDON

2018 is shaping up to be another great year of exhibitions and events in London, including gallery re-openings, blockbuster exhibitions, carnivals and many more. In this post I will be mentioning some of the events I am looking forward to this summer. 

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Somewhere in Between (

Under, 2015. © Martina Amati. Part of Somewhere in Between at Wellcome Collection. Image courtesy of Wellcome Collection

In this exhibition we have 4 artists, Martina Amati, Maria McKinney, Daria Martin and John Walter, who each collaborated with scientists to examine ideas that are important to human life – ideas around our senses, our food sources, our sexual health and the limitations of our bodies.

In this exhibition you will see:

‘Alien Sex Club’ by John Walter                     https://wellcomecollection.org/installations/WqwC1iAAAB8AJgFB

‘Sensorium Tests’ and ‘At the Threshold’ by Daria Martin    https://wellcomecollection.org/installations/Wryoox8AAAjk9Xr0

‘Under’ by Martina Amati                                                                                      https://wellcomecollection.org/installations/Wrynhx8AAAjk9XX-

‘Sire’ by Maria McKinney                           https://wellcomecollection.org/installations/WryoVx8AAAjk9Xmg

London Pride (Parade, July 7th 2018)

Thousands of people of all genders, race and faith come together every year for Pride in London. Pride in London celebrates the city’s LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans +) community. Pride parade and free Trafalgar Square performances will take place on the 7th of July 2018. Personally I would recommend it to everyone as it is basically a celebration of love. One of the best parties I have ever been to in the “Big Smoke”. Here are all the details of the event: https://prideinlondon.org/

Pride in London, 2017 ©Maria Ekmektsi

Notting Hill Carnival (26-27 August, 2018)

The Notting Hill Carnival usually takes place on the bank holiday weekend at the end of August. This year it will be on the 26th and 27th of August. More details on the parade, which takes place on both days, will be announced closer to the date. This is one of the biggest carnivals and street parties in Europe (2 million people, 2017). This event is a celebration of London’s Caribbean communities, traditions and culture. The Carnival spreads throughout W10 in West London and over the areas of Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Wesbourne Park. Click on this link if you want to see more: https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/notting-hill-carnival-information                                  Don’t miss it peeps!

Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18, How the internet started a new age of protest (Until 12 August 2018)

A new exhibition at the Design Museum, Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18, shows how everything from memes to hashtags have turned the political landscape upside down. In this exhibition you get to explore more than 160 objects and installations. “Hope to Nope” examines the political graphic design of the last 10 years, from traditional posters and banners to the rise of digital media and social networks that have changed the nature of protest. Check out more here: https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/hope-to-nope-graphics-and-politics-2008-18

You will see:

Q&A with Edel Rodriguez

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/hope-to-nope-graphics-and-politics-2008-18/qa-with-edel-rodriguez

Q&A with Shepard Fairey

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/hope-to-nope-graphics-and-politics-2008-18/qa-with-shepard-fairey

Q&A with Milton Glaser

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/hope-to-nope-graphics-and-politics-2008-18/qa-with-milton-glaser

Q&A with Marwan Shahin

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/hope-to-nope-graphics-and-politics-2008-18/qa-with-marwan-shahin

Make data great again: 24 hours of Donald Trump data

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/hope-to-nope-graphics-and-politics-2008-18/make-data-great-again-24-hours-of-donald-trump-data

 

 

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