Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
7 March – 31 May 2014
Interview by Anna McNay
Filmed by Martin Kennedy
Curator Jerzy Kierkuć-Bieliński speaks to Studio International about some of his favourite pieces on display, including a coffee pot shaped like a shell standing on a tortoise; a decadent golden chair with swan-neck armrests; and a tripod with a helix spiral that seems to foresee the discovery of DNA. The items, never realised during Piranesi’s lifetime, have been scanned from his often minute designs and 3D printed by Factum Arte, a Madrid based company that has carefully hand-finished the pieces in the materials Piranesi would have intended.
Bruegel to Freud: Prints from the Courtauld Gallery
I met Dr Rachel Sloan, curator of Bruegel to Freud, to discuss the Courtauld’s print collection and how she assembled this year’s summer showcase of 30 key pieces with more than 24,000 to choose from.
Canan Tolon: Sidesteps
Sidesteps is Turkish artist Canan Tolon’s first major exhibition in London, bringing together three decades of work. Gallery director and curator Ziba Ardalan’s interview with Tolon is displayed alongside this exhibition.
When Culture Met Industry
The fifth edition of the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB), Urban Borders, opened on 6 December in the city of Shenzhen, and 11 December in Hong Kong in its fourth edition.