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Word on the Street in Jerusalem

Jerusalem is certainly an interesting place. Now that maybe stating the obvious but there’s something very contemporary happening and it’s hard to ignore. The city’s millennials are redefining it with one of the coolest underground movements since the hipster take over of Shoreditch in London. Here’s a list of places where it’s all happening. Continue reading

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(Northern) California Dreamin’ | San Francisco

San Francisco.  It’s the City by the Bay, SF, the Golden City; creator of denim jeans, fortune cookies, mimosas, waterbeds, Rice-a-Roni and the Summer of Love; home to more than 50 hills, 14,000 Victorian houses, 200 landmark buildings and the only moving national monument in the USA (the cable car),  and year after year voted America’s coolest city. Continue reading

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Dan Witz Mosh Pit Paintings | #TCTalks Episode 11

Episode 11 of tikichris Talks features an in depth interview with New York artist Dan Witz about Mosh Pit Paintings 2010-2018, his exhibition currently on view at Stolenspace Gallery in East London. During our conversation we also chat about Dan’s activism and prolific street art as well as his punk rock past. Continue reading

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Ocean Liners: Speed and Style | Full Steam Ahead at the V&A

Relive the ‘Golden Age’ of ocean travel at the Victoria & Albert Museum’s  2018 opening exhibition,  Ocean Liners: Speed and Style. Continue reading

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Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain

Have an hour or so to spare and an interest in jazz, or just want to expand your London cultural horizons? If so, you’re sure to enjoy this bitesize exhibition and season of events, Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain. Continue reading

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Back to Basel? Weihnacht!

I spent the last weekend having an especially festive time in Basel – home to Switzerland’s biggest Christmas market and an all round excellent destination for cultured city break. Continue reading

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Follow the Glitterball to ABBA: Super Troupers

ABBA: Super Troupers is  an immersive new exhibition which takes you on a journey back in musical time to the 1970s, when the Swedish pop phenomenon known as ABBA ruled the world. Continue reading

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Something’s Warm and Fuzzy at the V&A

The wonderful Victoria & Albert Museum bares all with its big, new, clever exhibition,  Winnie-the-Pooh: Discovering a Classic.    Continue reading

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Daisy Green Collective Launches Darcie & May Green

Daisy Green Collection has launched its latest venue: a pair of city barges moored outside Paddington Station and featuring vivid exterior designs by famed artist Sir Peter Blake (best known for co-creating the cover art for the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Continue reading

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The Silver

Silver lines the walls, objects are stacked precariously among each other; it takes a few seconds for my eyes to fully adjust to the array and begin to distinguish between each object: a gilded horn, antique candelabras, ruby rings, and goblets. Nothing is precocious here or simply on show, each object is waiting patiently for a new home. Continue reading

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Preview: Immerse Erotic Storytelling at House of Kittens’ Menagerie

Immerse erotic theatre company House of Kittens is to host Menagerie, an evening of conceptual vignettes with an aim to “delve into the endless expression of pleasure to engage people in a new liberated theatrical movement.” Continue reading

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Chris Levine Laser and Sound Installation at sketch Gallery

In celebration of the festive season, sketch has partnered with artist Chris Levine to create Silent Light – a laser and sound installation in its gallery. Continue reading

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Hoxton Serves up Some Flavour

How do you like your art? Shaken, not stirred? How about edible? Well, now anything has been made possible. Smith and Sinclair, who made all our grown up dreams come true by creating alcohol pastilles, have teamed up with the equally indulgent Lanique liqueur to bring us The Flavour Gallery. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Glasgow

It’d been years since either Kemey or I had been to Glasgow and our two-night (and really only one full day) pit stop proved far too short. Nonetheless we had an amazing time and loved discovering how much more delicious the city had become since we’d last been there. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Le Roi Fou

Every bite of every dish at Le Roi Fou delighted as it confirmed why this months old fine dining destination was dubbed Best New Restaurant at this year’s Scottish Food Awards. Continue reading

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Falling for Scotland in Autumn | Edinburgh

First stop on our Falling for Scotland tour was the magically misty city of Edinburgh – a destination both Kemey and I know fairly well but can never seem to get enough of. Continue reading

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Home Is Where the Heart Is: Art Exhibition and Auction for Arms Around the Child Charity

Arms Around the Child is to host an art exhibition and auction to raise funds to build a home for HIV+ orphans in Jaipur, India. Continue reading

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Cook Islands Idyll | Rarotonga

Most of my Cook Islands Idyll was spent splendidly on the “main island” of Rarotonga: an idyllic base indeed for enjoying all the warmth and wonder that a trip to the South Seas should involve. Continue reading

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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair + Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane

Returning to London for a fifth year and opening 5 October is 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House. Opening alongside the fair is La Caravane exhibition by British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. Both are definitely worth a looksee. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 4 | Rarotonga

For the fourth episode of tikichris Talks I share some highlights from my September visit to the tiny Polynesian country of the Cook Islands. The episode includes an interview I conducted with master carver Michael Tavioni at his Rarotonga studio, a hymn sung in the language of Cook Island Maori during Sunday morning service at the Cook Islands Christian Church in the village of Titikaveka and the sounds of traditional drumming from a performance at the popular Highland Paradise dinner show in the uplands of Rarotonga. Continue reading

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Decorex 2017

Kemey Lafond checks out Decorex 2017 and shares the highlights here. Leading in the field of interior design, Decorex 2017 focuses on design collaborations, details and craftsmanship for the luxury market.

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#TCTalks | Episode 2 | 2017 Folkestone Triennial

I’m back with my second episode – and really the first actual episode with any substance – of my tikichris talks podcast. This one’s about the 2017 Folkestone Triennial and specifically Halfway to Heaven, one of its commissioned works by composer and sound artist Emily Peasgood.  Continue reading

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Folkestone Triennial 2017

The Folkestone Triennial returns to the Kentish coast on the 2nd of September for a two month run of free art and related festivities. Just returned from my tour of 2017 exhibition spread across the seaside town of Folkestone, I’m happy to share some of its highlights with you. Continue reading

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California: Designing Freedom at the Design Museum

The California: Designing Freedom exhibition at London’s Design Museum takes a look at America’s most populous state and its most popular contributions to design. Continue reading

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Joseph Beuys’ Boxkampf at Waddington Custot

Waddington Custot gallery in Mayfair brings context to Joseph Beuy’s famed 1972 work of art, Boxkampf für die direkte Demokratie with an exhibition running now until mid August. Continue reading

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America’s Most Amazing Comic Book Shops (Miles Away)

The halcyon days of comic book shops may be long gone now that fans can purchase their favorite titles and collectibles online. But the feeling of browsing a comic book shop will never be replaced. Luckily a few gems still exist and are worth seeking out. Continue reading

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Elliot Dodd, The Manbody, at Zabludowicz Collection

The Manbody by Elliot Dodd is a short film being screened at Zabludowicz Collection. It provides odd viewing that soothes as much as it disconcerts. Continue reading

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East End Mob at BSMT Space, Dalston

A graffiti-riddled Memory Lane cuts through Dalston with East End Mob, a newly opened exhibition at BSTM Space featuring works by some of London’s most influential and prolific street artists from the past decade. Continue reading

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Free Cheese and Wine Festival at East Village, Stratford

East Village will host a free cheese and wine festival the weekend of 1 April. No fooling. Continue reading

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#Paolozzi: Art, Beer, Pizza

Art, beer and pizza! It’s a triumvirate adding up to a good time, especially when the art is amazing, the beer is refreshing and the pizza is yummy. Coinciding with the opening of the excellent Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, the Scottish born artist’s namesake beer – Paolozzi Lager – is making artful headway in London. Continue reading

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2017 Folkestone Triennial Artists Announced

Has it been three years already? Time for another look at the upcoming arty happenings in Kent for the Folkestone Triennial. Continue reading

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Lie Lie Land Stencil by Bambi

Remember when President Chump and Prime Minister Theresa Maybe were caught holding hands as they took a walk together at the White House? Maybe they’d just come from dancing cheek to cheek around the Oval Office? Or at least that’s how street artist Bambi imagined the pair in her new Lie Lie Land stencil on view in Islington. Continue reading

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A Decade Down | Ten Years of tikichris

Before 2016 comes to a close, I thought I’d take a moment to recap the 10 team ups I co-hosted over the year in celebration of my blog’s tenth anniversary and – more importantly – to thank the folks involved in helping me make each of those 10X10 events happen! Continue reading

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David Ortsman | 10X10 with tikichris

For my concluding 10X10 collaboration, I enlisted my artist friend, David Ortsman, to interpret a theme: tikichris eats the world. Not long after I floated the idea, David got back to me some amazing drawings that he thought best ‘addressed’ subject. Continue reading

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Ken Price Retrospective at Hauser & Wirth London

Open now and running at Hauser & Wirth London until the 4th of February, Ken Price: A Survey of Sculptures and Drawings, 1959 – 2006 is the first exhibition of American artist Ken Price’s work in London since 1976. Continue reading

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