Wishing it was the weekend again so I can revisit this fantastic piece by @hannahperryhannahperry An intensely personal yet universal exploration of the experience of loss, the installation marks the first time Perry has chosen to address the tragedy of the recent suicide of her best friend and artistic collaborator, Pete Morrow. Morrow’s diaristic writing and verse provide the basis for her moving inquiry into romance, psychosis and our relationship to death, along with the words of young people from London South East College, Plumstead, who Perry met through a series of workshops at Somerset House. Extremely moving and worth quitting your day job to go and see! Even Magneto the dog got off his backside to make a sneak appearance 🐕 #hannahperry#somersethouse
Somerset House is one shining example of London's enchanting history 💫
It's history dates back to 1547, when Edward Seymour, Lord Protector and Duke of Somerset, decided to build a palace for himself on the banks of the Thames.
Have you been?
This monumental artwork by artist John Gerrard was erected at Somerset House to mark World Earth Day 2017. The work is a computer-generated simulation of the site of the world's first major oil discovery in Spindletop, Texas. A timely reminder of our continued reliance on oil and the ongoing challenges in the battle against climate change. #somersethouse
First time in 1.54 - contemporary African art in the heart of London. It was really interesting and thought provoking but I wished there was more representation from galleries based in Africa. Having said this, I loved “The Face of Mars”, by Yashua Klos, which explores masculinity and the “stoicism” of the African-American community he grew up with in Chicago. Identity politics was one of the key themes in this fair - as well as the use of different materials such as cardboard, textiles and paper. #africa#somersethouse#yashuaklos#154artfair#africanamericans#mars#alien#londonartfair#worksonpaper