Globally renowned retail destination Selfridges opened on London’s Oxford Street in 1909. Having a passionate belief in the theatre of retail, the infamous founder Harry Gordon Selfridge coined new ways of attracting shoppers with exhibitions and events in store.

 

Known for elaborate window displays almost as famous as the bright yellow bags, Selfridges has been awarded the accolade of Best Department Store in the World three times by the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS).

 

 

In 2013, the 26,000 square foot Denim Studio was opened on the third floor. The 26,000 square foot space boasts over 11,000 pairs of jeans to choose from, and is currently home to the MiH Jeans’ pop-up shop coinciding with London Fashion Week.

12/02/2015

‘Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed. chronicles Joseph Kosuth’s investigation into the role of language and meaning in art through his use of neon.

 

An important pioneer of conceptual art, the exhibition features 25 of Kosuth’s neon works. Kosuth initiated language based works and the use of photography in the 1960’s. His art strives to explore the nature of art rather than producing what is traditionally called ‘art’.

Living and working between New York and London, the artist characteristically turns his investigations of language and perception into series’ of neon works. He finds this layout opens up space for play and reflexivity. Kosuth’s work frequently references Sigmund Freud’s psycho-analysis and Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language. 

 

‘Amnesia: Various, Luminous, Fixed.’ by Joseph Kosuth will be showing at Sprüth Magers London until February 14th

06/02/2015

Our Main Spring/Summer 2015 collection takes inspiration from the experimental Arizonian settlement of Arcosanti.

 

The town was founded in the 1970s by architect Paolo Soleri and built with the help of fellow architects and designers. The eco town strives to live as simply and peacefully as possible, embracing the bohemian subculture of the time.  

It is this pared-back way of living that we wanted to reflect in our Spring/Summer collection. Sun-faded ready-to-wear, artisanal lace up detailing and plaited ‘70s waistbands are the MiH uniform for the free-spirited.

15/01/2015

London based ceramics artist Lubna Chowdhary is forging her own very unique artistic signature.

 

Known for her playful geometric creations, Lubna works with ceramic tiles using specialist hand-glazing techniques. Combining unique compositions of vibrant colour, shape and pattern, Lubna’s creations have transformed spaces all over the world including the Wales Millennium Centre, the Saatchi Gallery and the Park Hotel, New Delhi.

 

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Walead Beshty at the Barbican

 

London-born, Los Angeles based artist Walead Beshty has been commissioned by the Barbican to transform The Curve into a show-stopping installation by covering its walls with more than 12,000 cyanotype prints.

 

Each piece of A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench was created by using objects from Beshty’s studio, placing them on UV sensitive surfaces and exposing them to light, creating a sea of blues – ranging from cyan to indigo and navy.

 

Each piece is unique due to the unpredictability of sunlight, the surface used and the amount of UV sensitive emulsion applied. Combined with the mix of clearly recognizable everyday objects, mysterious shapes and the distinct intensity of a cyanotype’s blue, the installation merges with the simplistic shape of The Curve.

 

A must-see for lovers of Man Ray’s Rayographs, admirers of unusual creative techniques and those who are drawn to all things blue. 

 

Walead Beshty at the Barbican

 

Walead Beshty at the Barbican

 

Walead Beshty at the Barbican

 

Walead Beshty at the Barbican

 

Walead Beshty at the Barbican

 

Walead Beshty

A Partial Disassembling of an Invention Without a Future: Helter-Skelter and Random Notes in Which the Pulleys and Cogwheels Are Lying Around at Random All Over the Workbench

 

The Curve, Barbican Centre, London UK

9 October 2014 – 8 February 2015

 

www.barbican.org.uk