Discovering Charlotte Kessler’s Long Ladies

It was an unusually sunny and bright summer Sunday afternoon at St Katharine Docks in London. After a long, lazy walk around the docks and a light seafood meal in one of the many wonderful cafes with view to the marinas, I accidentally walked into M1 Fine Art gallery, famished for food for thought. Hanging on the rear walls of…

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Stolen Treasures return to Cyprus

Some of the world’s finest religious art, recovered through a unique police sting operation in 1997, will finally be restored to the people of Cyprus by the German authorities at a ceremony in Munich tomorrow, July 16. The objects are part of a cache of thousands of mosaics, icons and other cultural objects which were found in the possession of…

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THE COLLECTIVE CONUNDRUM – Nicole Polentas

The first solo exhibition of Greek-Australian artist Nicole Polentas in Athens opens this week at Chili Art Gallery under the title The Collective Conundrum. The Collective Conundrum is an exhibition of jewelry – objects that  examines dominant narratives of place and identity. Each object presents itself as an amalgam of similar perspective that merges complex realities. The creation of these…

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9251 km2 of Cyprus beauty

9251 km2 -The book. The exhibition. By Nikolas Michael and Giorgos Pantazis Following the presentation of their work in Munich and before it is presented in Berlin and Cologne later this year, Nikolas Michael and George Pantazis showcase their “9.251 km2” photography book and exhibition in their native island of Cyprus. The exhibition is currently running at Studio Ermou 300,…

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The Lace Garden at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A)

Browsing through fashion and beauty files on my laptop, I found an amazing, forgotten series of pictures from “The Lace Garden”, the  very first exclusive collaboration between paper eyelashes brand PAPERSELF and the Victoria & Albert Museum, which was first launched in early September 2011. Given the brief of LACE by the V&A, the PAPERSELF team was inspired by French…

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