TEXTUS: Nancy Mattson visits a richly rewarding exhibition of text and textiles at the Torriano Meeting House
Spain and the Hispanic World. Review by Carla Scarano. We are lucky that the Hispanic Society Museum and Library in Upper Manhattan is closed for refurbishing so that the collection that the philanthropist Archer M. Huntington accumulated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries can travel the world on loan.
Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa. Review by Barbara Lewis. In their desperation to get New Zealand’s founding document signed, the British in undue haste drew up a Maori version of the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi that is disputed to this day.
By Barbara Lewis • art, exhibitions, history, installations, painting, politics, society, textiles, travel, year 2023 • Tags: art, Barbara Lewis, exhibitions, history, installations, painting, textiles
White. Review by Carla Scarano. The exhibition at the School of Historical Dress in Lambeth is displayed in one large room on the ground floor; it features white pieces of cloth and garments and accessories from the school’s rich collection.
Africa Fashion, V&A Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. A celebration of African creativity, pride and identity covering 20 countries and 45 designers and displaying more than 250 objects is showing in the ground-breaking exhibition at the V&A.
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2022. Review by Carla Scarano. ‘Climate’ is the theme of the Summer Exhibition 2022 at the Royal Academy of Arts, an unmissable event. The urgency of the climate crisis and global warming has inspired interesting and original pieces that sometimes explore and at other times defy and protest against such an important issue that is putting at risk our life on the planet.
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear. V&A. Review by Carla Scarano. A fluidity that looks for alternative concepts of masculinity that trespasses traditional roles and expresses the possibilities of the individual is the main focus of the V&A exhibition.
Crazy: The Madness of Contemporary Art. Review by Carla Scarano. The thought-provoking and engrossing new exhibition at the enchanting Chiostro del Bramante in the centre of Rome near Piazza Navona absorbs the viewer well before the entrance of the exhibition and beyond the exit.
Bags: Inside Out Victoria and Albert Museum Until 19 January 2022 The functional use of bags has a symbolic significance that is thoroughly explored in this V&A exhibition.
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk. Victoria and Albert Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. The complex evolution and rich cultural significance of the kimono are thoroughly explored in the exhibition at the V&A.
The risk for any exhibition at Two Temple Place – a glorious late Victorian mansion at Temple, central London – is that the wood carving and stained-glass beauty of the building will steal the show.
By Barbara Lewis • art, design, exhibitions, fashion, history, installations, tapestry, textiles, year 2020 • Tags: art, Barbara Lewis, design, exhibitions, fashion, history, installations, tapestry, textiles