Its great when an artwork portrays how you feel. The weather is really cold today and finding this piece By Antony Gormley at Tate Britain said exactly how I feel.The language of art is wonderful.
In a world where everyone is driven by money Michael Dean’s exhibit in the Turner Prize 2016 exhibition at the Tate Britain last week was very powerful and thought provoking. As one of the shortlisted artists, his work had great impact, igniting discussion about the poverty line, money and its meaning. Although the exhibition has now closed, the image of coins initially totalling twenty thousand four hundred and thirty six pounds (associated with a family and the poverty line) but presented minus one penny has still stuck with me. A visual reminder of money, the poverty line and questions about the future. I will be looking out for other work by Michael Dean and ensuring the Turner Prize 2017 is on my calendar for next year.
Begin your 2017 cultural journey with a trip to the White Cube, Bermondsey exhibition space and experience ‘Walhalla’ an Anselm Kiefer exhibition. It’s amazing, thought provoking and intriguing. The exhibition provides so much to see and talk about, that there is no doubt you will want to utilise one of the many eating and drinking venues on offer in the area. A coffee, a further read of the exhibition handout and a deep and meaningful pause for thought wrapped up my 2017 cultural day.