South African National Gallery @ Iziko Museum, Cape Town.

Happy New Year Year everyone! Starting this new year with a post about a museum. I’ve been in Cape Town for three months but realised haven’t been writing much about the local museum offer. I visited the South African National Gallery at the end of last year, and really liked it. Thought it was worth sharing. The South African National Gallery is in the Company Gardens in the heart of Cape Town. In contrary to a lot of museums I have been to, there is no permanent gallery. The building is divided into six spaces, each being an autonomous temporary exhibition….

2017: review

This is it. It’s the end of the year. Always a good time for a review to move with confidence in the new year. The highs, the lows, the choices we made, their consequences, … it’s all about moving forward. So, what about my 2017 journey? Well, it has been a particular year for me, with lots of uncertainty and decision making. It started with graduating from London College of Fashion. In January 2017, my studies were over. I was on the job market. Back then, I wanted to create my own job, founding my own company. I thus started…

INTERVIEW. Imogen Clarke about Streets Fans @ The Fan Museum, London

Street Fans is currently on at The Fan Museum in Greenwich, London. For this exhibition, the museum asked several street artists to create fans with the help of the fan maker Sylvain le Guen. The result is the showcase of a fantastic multiplicity of designs, a new eye onto contemporary fan making and the opportunity for engagement with the local community. Street Fans is an incredible project lead by one of the most incredible place I had the chance to work in. Imogen Clarke, curatorial assistant at the museum, tells us more about it: This exchange happened via emails.  – Is it is…

Interning at Formula D Interactive: a month in

Originally published on the Centre for Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion’s Blog and Formula D Interactive’s blog. I was recently offered an internship at Formula D Interactive, a design company based in Cape Town, South Africa. They specialise in interactive exhibits for museums. I was offered the opportunity to work as a project manager. A month in to the job, I’m going to tell you how it’s going. But first, let’s go back to why this internship was a fantastic opportunity for me. I moved from France to study the MA Fashion Curation at London College of Fashion…

The exhibitions that have mattered, Part 1

I am passionate about exhibitions. Like anything else, it started with exhibitions I have seen and have been amazed, impressed or touched by. In an exhibition, all my senses are awake. It touches me in every way. My appetite for knowledge and responsiveness to academia are stimulated, my fascination and sensibility for (spatial) design are encountered, my eagerness for interaction and participation (my research for fun) is somehow satisfied, and exhibitions are a way of living my passion for fashion, art and history. Going forward in my career, learning more and more about exhibition-making and curation, I have recently been…

Future Park by TeamLab @ V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

With the company I am working with for the next six months in Cape Town (more about that soon), I went to visit Future Park at the V&A Waterfront to, as it is said on the website, ‘play in a digital universe that evolves in front of your eyes’. Originally made for kids by the Tokyo-based creative group TeamLab, this digital exhibition is a nice take on new exhibition-making practices. It’s very interactive, engaging and playful. On the first floor, the first exhibit is a big touchscreen showing symbols falling. When you touch them, they become animals, plants, landscape, creating…

London Museums: my Top 5

I haven’t publish in a while and I apologise. I was moving to another continent for a new adventure. I’ll tell you more about it very soon. But now, let’s have a look back at my two years in London. I lived in the British capital for two years. During that time, I visited a lot of museums. London is an amazing place to be for museum lovers. First, their number: there are so many of them, from the common touristy to the unexpected creepy. Secondly, permanent exhibitions in national museums are free. You can just go wonder for an…