Category Archives: Trips

Trip to Somerset House and The Illustration Cupboard

Today we went to Somerset House in London to see the exhibition 20 Years of Dazed & Confused Magazine – Making It Up As We Go Along.

This screen shot from:

Unknown. “At Somerset House.” 20 Years of Dazed & Confused Magazine. Somerset House Trust – Registered Charity, 2012. Web. 6 Jan 2012. <http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/dazed-and-confused-magazine&gt;.

These two pictures from:

MAGDArling, . “20 Years of Dazed & Confused Magazine.” magdarling.blogspot. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2011. Web. 6 Jan 2012. <http://magdarling.blogspot.com/2011/12/20-years-of-dazed-confused-magazine.html&gt;.

After that we went to The Illustration Cupboard. Here are some souvenirs from the day which includes their catalogue for 2010.

Here are some illustrations from inside the catalogue.

Trip to the V&A to see Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990 on 13th October 2011

This was a very enjoyable exhibition. It was very different to the first trip we went on. It was very interesting. I can’t say I totally understood what I saw as I haven’t been to an exhibition of modernism so I didn’t really have a frame of reference to work with. However, that’s no excuse not to appreciate what you are looking at. When I have no frame of reference I make up my own meanings and stick with them. I really like this picture, Self Immolation 1975. I don’t really know what it means. The Statue of Liberty appears to be extremely upset with the Chrysler building which lies broken on the floor. It appears that Vriesendorp  personified buildings and statues.

The closest era that I can relate to is the 80’s and so I could relate to the artifacts I saw that were created in the 80’s. I am a massive fan of 80’s style, especially clothes and make-up from that era. It was bold and brash and fun. I really liked this artifact below:

For the pink sign picture:

Griffiths, Alyn . “Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990 at the V&A.” dezeen magazine. 26 September: n. page. Web. 14 Oct. 2011. <http://www.dezeen.com/2011/09/26/postmodernism-style-and-subversion-1970-1990-at-the-va/?replytocom=875208&gt;.

For the Madelon Vriesendorp art:

Yerly, Sophie . “Madelon Vriesendorp.” We find wildness. Unknown, 17 November 2010. Web. 14 Oct 2011. <http://www.we-find-wildness.com/2010/11/madelon-vriesendorp/&gt;.

For the ID magazine picture:

Unknown. “Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990 About the exhibition.” V&A. Victoria and Albert Museum, Date Published Unknown. Web. 14 Oct 2011. <http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/postmodernism/postmodernism-about-the-exhibition/&gt;.

New Documentary Forms and John Martin at Tate Modern

I went to London to see these exhibitions. I thought they were amazing and I really enjoyed it. New Documentary Forms produced a lot of discussion in the group, trying to work out what the pictures were of and what they meant. The John Martin exhibition was totally amazing and I walked around the gallery in a state of astonishment. I found his creations to be jaw dropping and I was stupefied. Other people in the group also seemed amazed. It made me wonder what other art I have been missing out on.

Here are some of the examples of type. I took these photographs.