Jasper John’s is famous for his flags and maps, but there is so much more to him.
Continuing the strand of programming that has showcased some of the most significant living artists including Anish Kapoor, David Hockney, Anselm Kiefer and Ai Weiwei, the Royal Academy of Arts has collated over 150 paintings, sculptures, collages, drawings and prints, tracing Johns’s extraordinary and long-ranging career. Discover his lyricism, his depth and his steady maturation.
A spin-off of its longer established Parisian sister, PAD London Art Fair brings together exceptional works of modern art, design, decorative arts, photography, jewellery and tribal art. Prominent international galleries come together for the occasion, making it a fantastic place for design connoisseurs or novices to discover pieces of museum quality.
World-renowned Frieze London is back in Regent’s Park.
Join us to visit one of the most influential event in the art scene, curated tour during VIP hours.
Taking its name from the 54 countries that make up the African continent, 1:54 is a fair with editions in London and New York. Building on the burgeoning popularity of contemporary African art, it presents a rare opportunity to explore this emerging market in an environment supported by some of the most influential people and organisations in the world.
Touria El Glaoui, founder of 1:54, will welcome us and give us an introduction to the fair and the market. A curator will then take us during VIP hours to gallerists.
Tania Fares is the ultimate multitasker. She founded the British Fashion Council Fashion Trust, is a contributing editor for British Vogue, is on the jury panel at PAD London, sits on the advisory board of Sotheby’s.
She will explain how her curiosity, enthusiasm and support for British designers – both emerging and established – is the very core of her day job.
In the past 10 or 15 year, there’s been a shift in thinking about addiction, to a new appreciation that it is, at its root, a maladaptive form of learning. And like learning to ride a bike, addiction is not quickly unlearned.
ISLAMISM: FROM RESIGNATION TO SUBMISSION
After any terrorist attack, those familiar with the threat always asked the question, “Will this wake people up?”. We think that Europe has in its DNA the capacity to integrate in new syntheses the most varied and discrete cultures, but is it still true?
André Bercoff is a Franco-Lebanese journalist and writer, who has published more than thirty essays on the strong trends of today’s society, which prepare the mutations of tomorrow.
STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD
Step into Mimmi O’Connell’s world, where Tuscany meets Asia in Belgravia. She has made the search for vintage finds for you, so look no further.
During this convivial brunch, you will have the opportunity to browse this oriental vase, or this tuscan basket still smelling of lavender, or this farm table, all of this while one of her good friend and expert in the real estate system in England, Chris Ames, will tell us about the history bout real estate and all there is to know.
A wonderful moment to spend together.
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY
Ahead of Photo London 2017, join us for a curator talk with The Photographers’ Gallery about how to collect Photography.
We will look at the key movements and the practicalities of collecting photography, from conservation issues to understanding editions, reprints and more.
CAN WE RECONCILE EFFECTIVENESS AND MORALITY IN POLITICS?
There are significant overlaps between ethics and political philosophy. But the question of the objectives of politics and means to reach them can be considered.
Politics has ethics as an objective but it also requires success: how to get power and how to keep it.
Luc Ferry, is a notable proponent of secular humanism. Philosopher, writer and ex-French Education Minister, he will try to answer this question with us.
PHOTO LONDON 2017
Head to Somerset House for the 3rd edition of Photo London. During VIP hours, a curator will show you the best and will give you the chance to interact with the experts and gallerists.