Saturday, 22 October 2011

Real Venice, Museum of Everything

Last Sunday, I saw some exhibitions at centre of London.

First one was Real Venice, photography exhibition held at Somerset House.

I have been to Venice once. Some of the photos at the exhibition remind me of the beautiful city, but some of them showed me different aspects of it such as ordinal people living there or modern offices. I personally like the photos by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Watanabe used as a main image for the exhibition. His black and white photos of people wearing traditional carnival masks were striking to represent Venice yet very elegance and even have divine beauty compared to commercial photos. The carnival mask of Venice is known for its vivid colour and decoration, but by reducing them, I think the photo succeeded in discovering its own beauty in simplest form.

The next one was a contemporary show of The Museum of Everything at Selfridge.

The Museum of Everything is a museum for works done by people who suffer a variety of psychological, neurological, or physical problems from all over the world. 
At first I found it really interesting that how they built the show space. The space was parted into several small rooms and the works were fully hanged on every wall exactly like the museum itself.  To be honest, it might make audience hard to see each work, but also make them feel like if they are in the museum at the moment. Each work was very energetic and had a strong character reflecting each artist. Some of them had remarkable colouring and some were seriously detailed by persevering which I can hardly imitate.

For the last, there was a huge structure, the Monument to the Third International, designed by Russian and Soviet architect Tatlin Vladimir in front of Royal Academy of Art for upcoming exhibition. Although this tower is not as high as his original plan, which was as tall as Eiffel tower in Paris, it has a worth-seeing strong impact just being there.

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