Sunday, 28 August 2011

Early Music and New Sculpture

An afternoon of culture: 'Saturday Matinee' Prom at the Cadogan and just round the corner, new sculpture at the Saatchi Gallery. The concert was based around early music , particularly of Hildegard of Bingen both in its original form and new interpretation by Stevie Wishart (both spine tingling - less struck by the Britten and Birtwistle which seemed very clunky and masculine in comparison). Can hear it here.
Never been to the Saatchi before, it was very popular with families with kids posing in front of the sculptures. What strikes you is the amount of space -the galleries  are huge  with only a few sculptues in each room . The site specific piece 20:50  by Richard Wilson (not the actor!)played with your perceptions of space- what was real and what were reflections (perhaps  the oil fumes added to the sense of unreality! ) What I liked best though were the pieces that showed evidence of the hand of the  maker - the sketchy life drawings of Thomas Houseago made 3d  and the unfired clay figures of Rebecca Warren with the thumbmarks left.
Blogging is just procrastination - off to clean the oven before the next prom -Eijah !

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