The Laboratory Arts Collective

THIS WEEKS CURATOR IS KAMILLA BLANCHE

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KAMILLA BLANCHE

INTERNATIONAL ARTS CONNECT

HEAR

No Man Is an Island by Aswad

"RIGHT NOW, I am living in nostalgia. There is far too many good songs/bands to choose one, but I saw that Aswad did a gig at the Jazz Cafe the other day and it took me back to an Album of one of the members of the Band that is very obscure but great. "Motion" by founding member of Aswad, George Oban and Angus Gaye has so many good tracks. "No Man Is an Island"  "brings warm feelings to my tummy"

READ

carnival

"RIGHT NOW - Carnival: A Photographic and Testimonial History of the Notting Hill Carnival by Ishmahil Jr Blagrove( Author),‎ Margret Busby (Author). This is such an important book, The Carnival in London contributes. 1.5 Billion GPB to the British economy and celebrates the emancipation of slaves. Historically slaves  found a way to transcend their shackles and reclaim their power by transfiguration, masquerade in Carnival would free and empower the slaves. Carnival in London did the same thing hundreds of years later, Notting Hill Carnival was a way to use the streets to empower and ignite a community."

SEE

  One Million Kilometers of Silk at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY,  | Photograph by Joshua Nefsky

 One Million Kilometers of Silk at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY,  | Photograph by Joshua Nefsky

"RIGHT  NOW - Barbara Chase-Riboud. Just getting know her work, I love all of her work."

FILM

"RIGHT NOW - There are so many, but just saw the new Daniel Day-Lewis film and loved it. My favorite at the moment is Phantom Thread , Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson."

EXHIBITION

  Concrétion humaine ou Coquille se dénouant , 1936, limestone. Kunstmuseum Winterthur,  Dr Emil and Clara Friedrich-Jezler bequest, 1973 © Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Zürich, Lutz Hartmann

Concrétion humaine ou Coquille se dénouant, 1936, limestone. Kunstmuseum Winterthur,  Dr Emil and Clara Friedrich-Jezler bequest, 1973 © Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Zürich, Lutz Hartmann

"RIGHT NOW - Arp, The Poetry of Forms" at the Tuner Contemporary, Margate"

Fri 13 Oct 2017 - Sun 14 Jan 2018 - Turner Contemporary is bringing the first exhibition of Jean Arp's work in a public gallery to the UK since his death in 1966 in collaboration with the Kröller-Müller Museum in The Netherlands.

OBJECT

COMPUTER

"RIGHT NOW - My Mac Book Air, don't know what I would do without it."

VISIT

barbados

"RIGHT NOW - BARBADOS. My mother is from Barbados and it's my go to spiritual home, I have wonderful memories with my Grandmother, I am very proud of my relationship with this Island for over 40 years, it really helps me to recalibrate."

SURPRISING THING

KLIMT

"RIGHT NOW:  WOW! ??

Just found out that Hilma af Klint (October 26, 1862 – October 21, 1944) was a Swedish Artist and mystic whose paintings were amongst the first abstract art. A considerable body of her abstract work predates the first purely abstract compositions by Kandinsky. She belonged to a group called "The Five", a circle of women who shared her belief in the importance of trying to make contact with the so-called 'High Masters' – often by way of séances. Her paintings, which sometimes resemble diagrams, were a visual representation of complex spiritual ideas.

Also, Victor Hugo, table-turning seances in  Marine - Terrace on the island of Jersey between 1853 and 1855" The book "Conversations with the Spirit World" reveals Hugo's conversations with renowned discarnate entities such as Shakespeare, Plato, Galileo, and Jesus, it examines his contacts with aliens from the planets Mercury and Jupiter and the revelation that our entire universe is a quantum hologram." 

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