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 Originally made for kids by the Tokyo-based creative group TeamLab, this digital exhibition is a nice take on new exhibition-making practices.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…

Exhibition Review: Hubert de Givenchy @ Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode, Calais

As a come back after the month of August, I thought I’d tell you about a museum I fell in love with a couple of years ago: the Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode in Calais. It currently hosts an exhibition about Hubert de Givenchy, the art director being the couturier himself. After a brief summary of Givenchy’s life and career, displays of dresses follow one another. They are organized by themes, such as ‘Audrey Hepburn’, ‘Lace’, ‘The Brides’. Between them, smaller displays present perfumes, sketches and magazine covers. In terms of curation, it is a very simple exhibition….

Visuals: Perfume @ Somerset House, London

This article is not an exhibition review, but more a visual journey of an exhibition I’ve recently enjoyed visiting: Perfume at Somerset House, London. In the first room, famous perfumes in their bottles are displayed to introduce the subject. Then, a member of staff gives you a paper and pen: it’s now your turn to play. The following room are installations. You can touch them, go around and of course, smell them, as each represents a particular scent, which has made history. You have to find the perfume and write its name on the paper. Answers and information are given at the…

#ExhibitionTips: Stockholm

I as mentioned in my last post, I was in Stockholm a few days ago. I get inspired by my visits. I thus thought it was the opportunity to start a new series of posts: Exhibition Tips. I will share inspirations: display ideas and curatorial practices that I find interesting, innovative, inspiring, or simply good. Let’s begin with Stockholm which presents some compelling propositions. Stockholm is a city with a lot of museums to visit and a vibrant cultural scene. During my stay, I visited Fotografiska (photography museum), the Nordiska Museum (about Swedish culture), Aquaria (the aquarium), Moderna Museet (modern…

Exhibition Review. Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait @ the Jewish Museum, London

Originally staged in 2013, Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait, after an international tour, has come back to the Jewish Museum for a last show. It was the first time I saw it, but I was intrigued by this exhibition which toured for almost four years. I was not disappointed. When an exhibition is made about an artist, it often tells the story of his/her career and life, narrated, explained and shown with objects from a magazine cover to a piece of clothing. A Family Portrait is different, and especially because it is ‘a family portrait’. The curator is Amy’s brother, Alex. Although he worked alongside…