Culture Corner / November / What's On
It’s definitely getting a lot colder and darker in London at the moment and the crazy run up to Christmas has begun (Saturdays on Oxford Street are quickly becoming a no-go zone), so why not relax this weekend with one of our Culture Corner suggestions. William Klein + Daido Moriyama / Tate Modern
Lauren: ‘Opened last month, Klein + Moriyama is a great addition to the Tate programming schedule. Exploring and contrasting urban life in New York and Tokyo, striking similarities in content and style begin to emerge in the two photographers’ work.’ Runs until 20th January.
Dani: ‘One of the world’s most influential fashion photographers, the work of Tim Walker gets a much overdue retrospective at Somerset House. In addition to Walker’s playful and whimsical photography, the exhibition rooms are also crammed pack with incredible props from spitfires to giant snails’. Runs until 27th January
© Somerset House Photographer, James Stopforth Trojan: Works on Paper / Institute of Contemporary Art
Tom: ‘Dead from a drug overdose at the age of 20, Trojan’s short burst of artistic output was (and remains) an explosive insight into the 80s club scene in London. Revelling in the grotesque and obscene, Trojan’s paper works are uncompromisingly raw in their execution and assembly’. Runs until 18th November
Lisa: ‘One of the most prestigious awards in the industry, the Taylor Wessing seeks to find the best portrait work being taken across the globe. The diversity across the sixty images ensures for an interesting exhibition. Best of all, the winner of the prize, Jordi Ruiz Cirera, has connections with us, being one of the winners of the LPA Student Challenges’. Runs until 17th February
Alexa: ‘Dig deep into your pockets this autumn as the renowned PhotoVoice auction returns. Not just an opportunity to pick up prints from some top names including Nadav Kander, Simon Roberts and Tim Flach, all proceeds will go to support the fabulous work of Photovoice. View the auction galley online and enjoy some early window shopping in preparation of the Live Auction which starts at 7.30pm 20th November.'
Georgina: 'I went to a small book signing/reading with Victoria Hislop in Dulwich to launch her new book called The Last Dance & Other Stories. There were about 40 people and we drank wine and ate delicious Meze. Victoria was lovely and talked about writing, read a story then answered questions. She spoke a little Greek (which she speaks fluently) to a half Greek woman in the audience and then we all bought her signed book!'