The Power of Art – Pablo Valbuena

I have been feeling a little bit down this week. It’s been two months since I came back to Paris and job hunting, the cold, missing my South-African friends and life, adapting to a new every day, having this feeling sometimes that I need to start all over again (illogical but still present), … it’s not easy every day and particularly this week has been quite challenging. I was in the mood for nothing and spent a few days being quite lazy; until I decided to go to the Centquatre to see the work of the Spanish artist Pablo Valbuena….

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 Originally made for kids by the Tokyo-based creative group TeamLab, this digital exhibition is a nice take on new exhibition-making practices.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

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…