Walking through the New Museum of Contemporary Art’s latest exhibition is like travelling back in time to a different city altogether. The show, which runs through May, showcases the artists and themes of one of New York’s most culturally and politically complex periods. I found the most striking piece to be Pepón Osorio’s installation “The Scene of the Crime (Whose Crime?)”, which raises the extremely relevant issue of gun control in the US. As a newcomer to New York, it was a thrill to get a brief history lesson on a not-so-distant place and time.
Written by Camron intern Nora Trice
I went to 1948 this weekend – NIKE’s off-site and was totally inspired by the lines on the bleachers outside. “In summer 1948, the spotlight fell on London for a global spectacle. That was then. This is what takes us to the next. This is where the spectating and speculating ends. 1948 is about what comes next for an alchemy of roadside, courtside and trackside visions. It’s not about quick fixes or succinct summaries. It’s here to enlighten, empower, strengthen and evolve. It’s about abandoning existing lifestyle – linking thinking and redefining it with an un-distilled spirit of innovation. 1948: SPORT REDEFINED.”
A refreshing new art show sprang up in London this weekend. Art13 at Olympia is a large and impressive fair with a mix of over 100 galleries ranging from the established to the eclectic with a very strong international presence. There was a fabulously rich variety of artwork on show and some of the stands had been imaginatively produced – for instance, one resembled the interior of a tatty bedsit but with sensational work on the wall. Very stimulating and impressive.
The Pompidou Centre in Paris currently has a retrospective of the work of Irish artist, furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray (1878-1976). Featuring a collection of photographs, pieces of furniture, artwork and archive documents, many designed for the couturier Jacques Doucet, the exhibition is a tribute to the talented and often overlooked designer whose work encompassed both Art Deco and modernism. This exhibition rightly positions Gray an artist who made her mark on her era as much as Le Corbusier or Mies Van Der Rohe. Until 20th May.
Forget crisps, popcorn is the latest snacking craze to hit the UK. According to Mintel, the UK’s popcorn market is worth an eye-popping £53 million. We were therefore intrigued to check out POP, Europe’s first popcorn boutique in Notting Hill, London. Set up by former journalist, Matt Guarente, POP’s menu is seasonally themed – from mulled wine for Christmas to raspberry and chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Knocking the socks off sickly cinema popcorn, we struggled to decide which of the delicious flavours to choose from. Pop along when you can (pardon the corny pun…)