The Petite Galerie curated and designed by Dominique de Font Réalux aims to “foster the encounter between the work and the young, where we made quality extension” by exploring a theme through major works from prehistory to contemporary creation each year.
Exactly a week ago whilst I was walking along Quai de Conti, I was attracted by the giant poster of Take Me (I’m Yours) with the design of telephone leaflets one usually see on lamp posts, at the front door of Monnaie de Paris.
Today is its first day of public opening and I was very excited to take whatever wooohoooo!
Ask around my friends, they usually describe me as mad or crazy. I am what I like. I have always been a fan of Fornasetti for their beautifully eccentric-ness. Check out their instagram account, it inherits their eccentricity and playfulness in their layout which I love to stalk on an hourly basis.
Luckily enough, the Musée Les Arts Décoratifs is now hosting an exhibition – “Fornasetti: Madness Practice” to fulfill my curiosity behind the master brain of Piero Fornasetti.
I am very honoured and happy to be a digital media gallery intern at Fondation Galerie Lafayette in Paris. It is the first multi-disciplinary centre in France and they curate work based on the production of the artists or designers. Sounds cool right? Yes c’est super!
Today is the launch of the first official event of Fondation Galerie Lafayette, it is a two-day Wikipedia Editathon based on #ArtAndFeminism – A publication on Wikipedia marathon for women, feminism and culture, hosted by Lafayette Anticipation in Paris. So Lafayette Anticipation has prepared a list of feminist art related subjects for us to either create or edit, or even for translation.
It was my first time to actually be an editor on Wikipedia and the first thing I did was – Added “French Women Artist” as a category under Feminist Art english page :)))
The second thing I did was added a picture of Suzanne Duchamp and a personData box on her english page. The third thing I did was correcting a typo on the event’s english page 😛 And the final thing I did was adding introduction of Èlisabeth Ballet’s work on her english page.
I did not work on much about the idea of feminism but minor blobs because I do not hold a strong view on what is feminism. However, this editathon allow me to code in Wikipedia and it was an interesting experience on their algorithm and syntax. Even uploading an image would need a long process (ie. picture has to be uploaded to WikiCommons) before it could be shown on Wikipedia so that it could serve as a platform of reliable source. Moreover, I also learnt to use Wikimetrics as a Wiki API to parse editors edit data for further idea development.
I love to write, writing is always my favourite. I would rather write than type, and that’s why my moleskin is always full of my scribble.
I always admire typography and I have a pinterest board dedicated to my passion. I find writings as powerful as verbal words. With different strokes, hard or soft edges, it would create a different interpretation of the word itself.
Tonight, I went to the opening night of “Found In Translation”, a collaboration of 22 Korean artists and 22 Western artists, using typography to “mirror” and translate proverbs of their culture with typography.
I have always loved the work from OK Go.
They have a recent music video release for their latest song “I Won’t Let You Down“.
Sarcastically, the video has let me down.
I couldn’t express my love for pandas, I guess I love them because I have panda eyes like them, also they are super fluffy and huggable weeeee :3 Whilst I am enjoying my summer holiday back home in Hong Kong, I visited my lovely panda friends at PMQ, a new creative and art space which is a former Police Married Quarters. My friends and I always thought the quarter is a haunted place when we walked pass it at night, we even thought of using the space to do an interactive walk through performance like punchdrunk.
As a set designer, I am always alert to the highest potential of use of space within a limited area to portray a certain of atmosphere and vibe visually.
Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined at Royal Academy of Arts is an interesting exhibition with architects to think out of the box and create installations inside a box (RA). I find the some profound convictions within these architects – Li Xiaodong believes “It doesn’t matter what is the container made of, it is what in the container that matters.”, and one of the library he designed in the forest with ridges and limbs was one of his attempts to allow an architectural building to emerge in the natural environment without creating awkward disturbance. Other than that, I am deeply in love with Eduardo Souto de Moura. To him, architecture is a transformation of existing forms with another material. He is a also a wise man with a lot of aspiring ideas of how we should see, read or live in architecture. The work by Diebedo Francis Kere has a huge wow factor as it involves audience to interact with the installation by creating their own little artwork with colourful straws. I admire the interaction elements of this installation but I do not like the work to be honest, it’s too wow and commercial. Despite that, I like Kere’s interpretation of architecture. Due to his background with scarce natural resources, he wanted to create a space that would capture light and allow it to dance through the interior naturally.
I used to think architecture is an art deals with economic, geography, mathematics and physics – something technical. Throughout this exhibition, I am totally in love with the idea of architecture capturing the beauty of light and how this free natural resource is manipulating how buildings or spaces should be designed – either for aesthestic or practicability.
It was a sunny day after the horrible storm from last night, and my first visit to the Fashion and Textile Museum for their Picasso to Warhol exhibition was so perfect with the stunning orange building under the clear blue sky! :)))
Arebyte, a digital and performing art gallery in Hackney Wick which I am part-time interning with did a 24 hour project with Mark Farid – Alone Together.