Around The World: Wes Anderson‘s London exhibit & Africa Fashion in Brooklyn

Around The World: Wes Anderson‘s London exhibit & Africa Fashion in Brooklyn

by Juliette Eleuterio
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It’s Wednesday so you know what that means: it’s time for your weekly Around The World. From art exhibitions to music festivals, we’ve compiled everything going on this week for you to attend. If you’re in a Wes Anderson mood after watching “Asteroid City”, London’s 180 Studios is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the film, while over in Tokyo the Yayoi Kusama Museum is opening up a new show centred around the Japanese artist’s fascination for the 60s psychedelic movement.

WES ANDERSON’S “ASTEROID CITY” LANDS IN LONDON

In line with the release of Wes Anderson’s new film, London’s 180 Studios and Universal Pictures have opened an “Asteroid City” exhibition that features original set design, costumes and other visuals. The 50s style experience continues past the exhibition, which is open till July 7, with a diner inspired by the film’s own one.

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RON MUECK ON SHOW AT PARIS’ CARTIER FOUNDATION

Australian artist Ron Mueck, known for his hyper-realistic sculptures, is landing at the Fondation Cartier for contemporary art with some pieces that have never been seen before in France. Mueck’s 2017 “Mass” piece will be exhibited, one of his most ambitious projects to date, marking the first time the work will be on show outside of Australia.

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WONDERING PEOPLE ARE HOSTING AN ONLINE EXHIBITION WITH ZACH ZONO

The Cape Town-born, London-based artist Zach Zono is showcasing his artwork in an exhibition hosted by the art collective Wondering People. Titled “If You Know” and opening on July 1, the online exhibition features ten of Zono’s abstract paintings that explore the themes of colour and memory.

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AFRICA FASHION OPENS IN BROOKLYN’S MUSEUM

First opened at London’s V&A museum, “Africa Fashion” now finds its new home at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Exploring the creativity that has come out from the continent from the 50s till today, “Africa Fashion” is the largest exhibition of its kind, with over 180 on display. You can expect to see works from the likes of Thebe Magugu, Kofi Ansah and Gouled Ahmed.

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THE CHARITY EXHIBITION CAM HAPPENS THIS FRIDAY IN LONDON

The photographer Amy Lindsay is hosting her own charity art exhibition titled “CAM”, which will raise funds for the Anthony Nolan Trust, a UK-based charity that specialises in medicinal and clinical research and practices. At the event taking place this Friday on Commercial Street, there will be art pieces from fine art to photography, as well as live DJ sets all night long.

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A NEW YAYOI KUSAMA SHOWING IS OPENING IN TOKYO

The Japanese artist has been everywhere this year, from New York’s David Zwirner gallery to Hong Kong’s M+ show. Adding another one to her roster, a new exhibition titled “Self-Obliteration/Psychedelic World” is landing at the Yayoi Kusama Museum in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Hallucination and fever dreams, the trippy expo will rehash a 1960s Mirror Room which was originally shown in New York as an ode to the 60s American psychedelic movement.

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TECHNO IN THE OPEN AIR OF BERLIN

The annual Berlin Beats has made its return this summer. Free for anyone to join the open-air event that takes place in the Hamburg Bahnhof museum’s front garden, Berlin Beats invites German DJs to explore the multiple avenues of techno music, from experimental to pop-infused.

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TRIP OUT AT BARCELONA’S PSYCHEDELIC LIGHT SHOW

Taking place at the historic, UNESCO heritage site of La Casa Milà, also known as La Pedrera, designed by Gaudi, a daily psychedelic projected light show has started on the “Garden of Warriors” rooftop and will run throughout summer. Alongside the show, visitors are able to tour the house itself and its famous whale-skeleton attic.

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CATCH THE LAST FEW DAYS OF FEEL YOUR HEART BEAT AT TAI KWUN

For the fifth year in a row, Hong Kong’s former police station compound turned arts and culture museum Tai Kwun is hosting the Feel Your Heart Beat experience. Having shown various art installations and performances throughout this month, the last few days of June will feature “HOPE” by the Australian artist Patricia Piccinini, an immersive project that dives into the themes of hyperrealism through paintings, sculptures and moving images.

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GET YOUR LAST MINUTE TICKETS TO GLASGOW’S TRNSMT FESTIVAL

Festival season is well and truly underway and Glasgow’s response to that comes as TRNSMT Festival. Taking place this weekend, tickets are still up for grabs online for the event that will welcome Sam Fender, Aitch, The 1975, George Ezra and more to the stage.

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