Lately, I’ve been looking for a way to balance my life between My educational life, my personal life and this blog. From that, I reach a conclusion that I’ll be posting every 2 weeks on Wednesday (If nothing funny comes up in Uni). I personally think that this might be the best option, considering that I have to found at least one new place or even to review.
Anyway, Today we will talk about one Gallery Spaces that I like, mostly because It’s noticeably spacious without being ridiculously HUGE (Even though It’s the largest gallery compare to other) and the art or design piece that being shown there is well curated. That Gallery is “White Cube Gallery”.
Located on 144-152 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3TQ, United Kingdom, White Cube is a contemporary art gallery owned by Art dealer Jay Jopling with two branches in London. The first one is in Mason’s Yard (Central London) and the second one in Bermondsey (South East London. This gallery become famous after curating the work of Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn and other internationally recognised artists.
The building, which dates from the 1970s, was renovated and designed by London and Berlin-based architects Casper Mueller Kneer and includes three major exhibition spaces as well as private viewing rooms, office space, a warehouse, an auditorium and a bookshop.
When I went here, they show the design works of Anselm Kiefer featuring new, large-scale installation, sculpture and painting. This exhibition titled “Walhalla”, that refers to the mythical place in Norse mythology, a paradise for that slain in battle, as well as the Walhalla neo-classical monument, built by Ludwig I (King of Bavaria) in 1842 to honour heroic figures in german history.
The centrepiece of this exhibition is also called Walhalla that located in the central corridor space, from which the other works thematically depart. This piece features a long, narrow room lined with oxidised lead, rows of fold-up steel beds are set to close together and draped with dark grey crumpled lead sheets covers.
Yes, you are lot mistakenly reading or I mistakenly write It down…It’s “Oxidised-Lead and Lead” so you might not want to touch any of the works since It potentially hazardous. If you somehow accidentally touch the artworks, remember to wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
My Favourite pieces are: “Sursum Corda (the hanging clothes on the stairs)“, “Arsenal (Room that looks like an abandoned warehouse)“, “Nubes pluant ustem (a large scale abstract expressionist oil painting that looks like a flower field)“, and “Steigend, Steigend sinke nieder 2016 (Flower shape look alike sculpture that grown from ceiling to floor.)“.
Overall I like this exhibition, apart from how smelly and rusty the room is. What makes this exhibition work is Its ambience I guess (If you ever play silent hill…that’s how the overall ambience is) It creates those dark gloomy moods that describe what the designer artworks inspired by.
It’s actually an ongoing exhibition which is still going to be exhibit until 12 February 2017, so if you are into something like this, I gighly recomend you to go to this exhibition.
Before I closed today’s post, Here’s some Tips & Tricks for you who are planning to visit White Cube Gallery :
- More about what exhibition is held on White Cube could be found through their websites here.
- This gallery is open from Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 18:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 18:00 p.m.
- “Walhalla” is a free exhibition, so you don’t need to spend any pence for this.
- The nearest tube station would be London Bridge.
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