Hadrien de Montferrand, director of the HdM Gallery is proud to present ‘Expended Minds’ – a solo exhibition showcasing the most recent works of French Contemporary artist Romain Bernini.
He kindly invites us for breakfast, with the artist, to discover his work which has garnered significant critical acclaim for its figurative painting style.
The works presented in ‘Expended Minds’ portray ethereal reflections on a dream-like and colourful world. Canvases burst with fantastical colours and looming figures that float against vivid marbled backgrounds. Through the exploration of these strange utopias we see an eerie beauty in the work of Romain Bernini as he presents an indeterminate world, suspended like a dream in silent ecstasy.
Romain Bernini is a promising in-vogue artist and is widely collected and exhibited both domestically and internationally.
Stephen Chambers is a British artist elected a Royal Academician in 2005.
Stephen Chambers’ work hovers between abstract and figurative, minimal and decorative, where colourful images of figures are held in a kind of suspended animation.
He has exhibited widely, with more than 40 solo presentations, including The Big Country at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 2012, and at the Pera Museum, Istanbul, in 2014.
His work is held in many international collections including Metropolitan Museum, New York, Pera Museum, Istanbul, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
At the 2017 Venice Biennale, Stephen Chambers staged an ambitious exhibition entitled The Court of Redonda. The installation is comprised of 101 panel portraits featuring the imaginary court. Following the Venice exhibition, Chambers was awarded the title of Viscount Biennale of Redonda, and his Redondan works featured in 2018 at The Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge.
No matter if you did not join the first season, you can still participate to the competition by joining Season 2!
The culinary competition coached by three of the most famous Michelin Star chefs : Hélène Darroze, Jérémy Page, Executive Chef of l’Atelier de Joël Robuchon and Cyril Lignac !
Season 1 with Hélène Darroze was a big success and the next season to come is with Jérémy Page.
There will be two other rounds of qulification, during which five teams of five/six members, coached by one of the participating chef, will compete for a chance to enter the final competition. All the cooking sessions will be followed by a dinner during which each team and the participating chef will elect the best creation.
Finalist teams will then participate in the fourth session, being coached by the three chefs who will elect The B&C winning team !
No need to be a good cook, just to love fun and gustative creativity. And to dare !
Possibility to participate by team or individually.
The event will be supported by the French press in London.
Daniel Zagury is a well-known forensic psychiatrist of the hospitals, expert at the Appeals Court in Paris. Since 25 years, he has been brought to give evidence in multiple trials involving serial killers, authors of crimes of passion, actors of genocide and more recently jihadists and terrorists. He devotes a book to question what the philosopher Hannah Arendt has so well defined as “The Banality of Evil”.
The fruit of Daniel Zagury’s research obliges us to admit the terrifying banality of the culprits’ personalities. He then poses the question of how such ordinary citizens can commit such acts; how these men and women so like ourselves topple into violence or extreme perversity?
The psychiatrist, an expert in his field, explains how, in acts of barbarism, the ultimate moral and emotional obstacles are repressed to permit the unthinkable.
Enjoy a unique intimate experience with multidisciplinary artist and designer Hussein Chalayan.
Hussein Chalayan is one of the most visionary designers working in fashion today. He is renowned for an innovative use of materials, meticulous pattern cutting and a progressive attitude to new technology. His pioneering work is motivated by ideas drawn from disciplines not readily associated with fashion, crossing between anthropology, history, science, philosophy and technology. Chalayan is guided by what happens in the world and by what engages him personally, and these concepts inform ideas behind his collections. His acclaimed runway shows function as performance pieces which allow him to express important concepts.
The designer will discuss with Emily King, design historian, the highest momentums of his work, his creative process and duality between fashion and art.
We will be welcomed in the designer’s flagship store to a private showcase of Hussein Chalayan’s archive pieces with drinks and canapés
Photo credit @ Chris Moore, Look 5 from AW 2015 Murder on the Orient Express
What brought Teddy Dewitte from the trading floor to the world of vintage watches ? Same rules apply : he manages his collection like an investment, combined with a true passion for vintage wristwatches.
Today, his collection features some of the most sought-after timepieces from iconic Patek Philippe to Rolex Daytonas.
Teddy Dewitte will share his knowledge and discuss the current market trends. Watches are a relatively new phenomenon as an international collectible and discerning the investment potential of watches can be as complex as the intricate machinery that runs them.
Whether you are a watch enthusiast or a connoisseur searching for an exceptional piece, join us for an hour of insight with a collector of great timepieces.
Join Alistair Spalding CBE, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Sadler’s Wells, and Sir Matthew Bourne OBE, Artistic Director of New Adventures, for breakfast and a discussion about the return of Matthew’s iconic production of Swan Lake.
When it premiered at Sadler’s Wells in 1995 this thrilling interpretation of the traditional ballet, most famous for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a male ensemble, shattered conventions and took the dance world by storm.
In 2018, Matthew has retained the iconic elements of the original production while reimagining it for a contemporary audience.
Photo credit @ Johan Persson
2018 marks the centenary of the deaths of two of the most celebrated and pioneering figures of early twentieth-century art: Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918). Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna, will be the first exhibition in the UK to focus on the fundamental importance of drawing for both artists, from the origins of their academic training to their unconventional explorations of the human figure expressed through line.
The exhibition will comprise around 100 unique works on paper by Klimt and Schiele, including studies for allegorical paintings, portraits and self-portraits, landscapes, erotic nudes and a sketchbook, as well as carefully selected examples of lithographs, photographs and original publications. These rarely loaned works are drawn from the exceptional holdings of the Albertina’s world-renowned collection, and, following the exhibition at the Royal Academy and due to their sensitivity to light, they will not be displayed again for many years to come.
Join us for a private guided tour before the opening hours, followed by a breakfast.
christmas party 2018
Because Christmas is above all a children day, The B&C Club is delighted to welcome you and your family for a screening at Ciné Lumière followed by an afternoon tea.
A family movie, for both children and adults, will be shown : « Rémi sans Famille » with Daniel Auteuil.
Let’s celebrate Christmas 2018 all together!
Brexit will succeed ! This is the thesis defended in his last essay by Marc Roche, former correspondent for Le Monde and currently reporter for Le Point in London.
He says that once Britain leaves the EU, it has the wherewithal not just to survive but to prosper.
The country’s acceptance of social and class inequalities, the total deregulation of the labor market, its pool of cheap labor, the weakening of trade unions and the reduced scope of its welfare state may be anathema to most Europeans. But together they will offer an advantage to a nation that has always been Darwinian and believed in the survival of the fittest.
Britain’s European colleagues have underestimated the attractiveness of a U.K. outside the EU in the eyes of foreign investors, particularly from emerging countries.
Outside of the bloc, the U.K. will not be a better country. But it will be a different country — and it will be a real wake-up call to an EU on the brink of implosion.