DISPLACEMENT

6 Jul

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Zizzi Italian Restaurant – St Katharine’s Docks

2 Jul

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Across the Tower Bridge from the London Art Portfolio Studios, visit Zizzi Ristorante at St Katharine’s Docks for fresh Italian cuisine.

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We recommend the Rustica Pizza Primavera which includes goats’ cheese, aubergine, artichoke, peppers, olives, mozzarella, balsamic tomatoes, super green pesto & rocket on a thin wholemeal, white & spelt base.

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Why not visit this summer to indulge upon their seasonal specials that are bursting with flavour! We will be trying the Pollo Fresca Salad made of torn roast chicken, roasted nectarines & crispy prosciutto with mixed leaves, cannellini beans, courgette ribbons, balsamic tomatoes, radish & omega seeds, all tossed in green pesto.

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Missoni Art Colour – Fashion and Textile Museum

30 Jun

6 May – 4 September 2016
£9.90

Explore the creative process of Italian fashion house Missoni and the textiles of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni in the context of 20th century fine art.

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MISSONI ART COLOUR showcases over 60 years of fashion alongside paintings by leading 20th century European artists, and previously unseen textile studies, paintings and Arazzi by Ottavio Missoni. The personal artwork of Missoni is mixed with modernist masterpieces, including the work of Sonia Delaunay, Lucio Fontana and Gino Severini, that have influenced Ottavio and Rosita in the development of their signature graphic style. These works are drawn from the MA*GA Art Museum, Gallarate and from private collections in Italy, and the majority have never been exhibited in the UK. The selection of fashion looks, designed by Angela Missoni since 1997, is drawn from the company’s archive, starting in 1953 to the present day.

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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

29 Jun

Victoria and Albert Museum
16 April 2016 – 12 March 2017
£13.50

Discover the evolution of underwear design from the 18th-century to the present day.

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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear features over 200 examples of underwear for men and women, highlighting the enduring themes of innovation and luxury. From the custom-made, such as a rare example of home-made ‘stays’ worn by a working woman in England in the 18th-century, to pieces by current designers including Stella McCartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith, the exhibition explores the relationship between underwear and fashion. It covers notions of the ideal body, and the ways that cut, fit, fabric and decoration can reveal issues of gender, sex and morality.

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Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern

28 Jun

Performance Still 1985, 1995 Mona Hatoum born 1952 Presented by Tate Patrons 2012 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/P80087

Until 21 AUGUST 2016
£16

A comprehensive exploration into 35 years of Mona Hatoum’s work in Britain, from her early performance and video works to her sculpture and large-scale installation.

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Hatoum’s work creates a challenging vision of our world, exposing its contradictions and complexities, often making the familiar uncanny. Through the juxtaposition of opposites such as beauty and horror, she engages us in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.

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Tate Modern’s New Building

28 Jun

On 17 June 2016 Tate Modern opened its new building, displaying a great variety of artworks and artists from around the world, presenting an increasingly international view of modern and contemporary art.

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The new building is ten-storeys high! Its height responds to the chimney of the existing Tate Modern building which was originally designed as a power station by Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1950s. Its twisting, pyramid-like shape will be a memorable addition to London’s skyline and will offer 60% more space for visitors to explore.

From The Tanks on Level 0 you can go all the way up to Level 10 and enjoy the spectacular new roof terrace with 360-degree views of the river Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral and the dramatic London skyline!

The Design Museum is moving!

28 Jun

606_980-07CFEE29-BD8E-4B7B-9539-833C157A54E7The Design Museum is relocating from Shad Thames on June 30 2016, and will be reopening on Kensington High Street on 24 November 2016.


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