Music // Friday, January 09, 2015
PJ Harvey has long been a bit of a chameleon in the music world. Her last album, Let England Shake, showed that not only could an artist hit an artistic peak 8 albums in, but also transform their sound and songwriting approach. It was one of our favorite albums of 2011. When news broke that Harvey was gonig to recording her next album live, in front of more or less a museum-going audience at the Somerset House in London from Janaury 16, 2015 on, we thought it was a genius statement about the time, energy and artistic craft that goes into making an album...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. This major show charts Bourdin’s distinguished 40-year career from Man Ray’s protégé to photography revolutionary in his own right and explore his pursuit of perfection. The exhibited works exemplify the craftsmanship behind his images, from production to publication, and their enduring quality as a consequence.
Illustration // Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This month, Somerset House opens up again for another summer of Film4 Summer Screen Shows. They are collaborating with Print Club London for another extensive exhibition of screen-printed posters to celebrate the 10-year anniversary. Artists such as Hattie Stewart, Kate Moross and HelloVon were asked to pick up one of the films, and the result present a wonderful variation in style and emotion.
Design // Friday, April 25, 2014
It seems about right. We noticed on April 2014 cover artist Andy Rementer's Instagram that he did a t-shirt for DC Shoes and Pick Me Up 2014, one of the best if not THE BEST graphic arts festivals in the world. And what seems right about it is that we learned about Rementer's work at the festival a few years back. Pick Me Up is held annually at the Somerset House in London, and basically get the right people together to show the right kind of graphic and illustrative and design arts.
Juxtapoz // Monday, June 25, 2012
This is the last week for you to go check a show that we consider a must-see if you are in London: Kokoro: The Art of Horiyoshi III at the Somerset House. One of the world's most influential tattoo artist turned fine artist with a respect for Japanese traditional arts and culture, Horiyoshi III includes a complete collection of his fine art and tattoo endeavors in the exhibition. The show is up through July 1, 2012.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 03, 2012
A small contingent of Juxtapoz staff was in London this past weekend, taking in some of the sights and art sounds that the metropolis had to offer, and one of the highlights was the Pick Me Up Graphic Art Fair at Somerset House, featuring a series of artists, printmakers, DIYers, and shop booths all under the umbrella of graphic art.