four score and sensei years to go
These wintry months call for tunes that sound like radiators warming up and body speeds lowering to the pace of a Greenland shark. So pls enter electronic artist Joe Seaton AKA Call Super and his album Arpo, which is the little bit of slippery sonorous rhythm you need to warm your cockles. Also, his dad plays clarinet on the record and it sounds like Crash Bandicoot discovered shrooms.
Follow up with Icelandic producer Ólafur Arnalds, whose melodic lamentation talents were used recently on adam&eveDDB’s ad for International Red Cross, pluuuus he’s just released a remastered version of his 2007 record Eulogy for Evolution on label Erased Tapes as they celebrate their tenth anniversary. Keep your eyes on peeled mode in January too for Nils Frahm’s new record All Melody for even more piano-heartstring-meltdowns.
Didja get that? That whiff of ripe talent and design genius? If you haven’t already, then get down quik quik to the Design Museum to vote on the Beazley Designs of the Year because the winners will be announced in January (it's actually a jury who decides who wins so your opinion doesn't ACTUALLY count, but you get to walk around with a checklist and little pencil so, you know, there is some thrill to it). The exhibit features unsettling catwalk puppetry from Aitor Throup, Pokémon Go, Mexican music label NAAFI and, somehow, Kanye West.
über kool Aitor Throup.
Touch the hearts of your loved ones by getting them a Crizzmaz gift that isn’t overpriced thick-cut marmalade or a Ladies in Lavender DVD, i.e. presents I thought were total winners until I was subjected to a half-intervention by, er, common sense.
Head down to the Xmas Market at Print Club in Dalston on Tues 12th Dec (THAT’S TONIGHT!!) from 6 - 9.30pm, or if you’re scared of the cold check out website Exhibition A or illustration & photography agency Blink Art’s new online shop Blink Artworks for some very presentable prints. Art always makes it look like you care. Loved ones prefer music? Check out T-shirts from Broski or Monkeytown Records’ merch.
'Mallorca' photograph by Hollie Fernando, 'Dance Life' illustration by Stevie Gee, both available as A2 prints from Blink Artworks.
WE ALL SCREAM FOR SOUPY NOODLES. Little Viet Kitchen (or Liettle Viettle Kiettle as I have decided to refer to it as of five minutes ago) does a killer papaya salad, mochi to make your heart swoon and a sea bass coconut curry that my decision not to try has caused me to lose much sleepage ever since I graced the well-ornamented jardin paradise that is their Angel restaurant. They do a monthly supper club too, so sign up for the chance to sample their new dishes pho the first time (yes a terrible pun to finish on, as if you weren’t expecting it tho).
Are people ignorant because they can’t learn or won’t learn?
From the 14th - 17th December, Southbank’s Tate Modz will host BBZ x Tate, a series of free workshops, discussions, performances and screenings exploring the experience of QTIPOC (queer, transgender and intersex people of colour).
2017 has been a top year for minorities breaking the mainstream, with SLG’s The Place is Here (which featured this year’s Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid) and Queer British Art at Tate Britain to name a few, so make sure you don’t miss this one.
Few more exhibitions to catch before Chrumbo is Karla Black at Modern Art, Haskard & Haskard at Domobaal and Antony Donaldson x Colin Self x Patrick O’Reilly at The Mayor Gallery. Gilbert & George at White Cube Bermondsey is impressive in its range of profanities and predictably humorous, but at its core it’s a bit same-old same-old. Had enuffa that.
Published by: Lara Baxter in All, Opinion
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