On 7th November, Dame Vivienne Westwood and SUSHISAMBA hosted an intimate dinner in the restaurant’s private dining room to raise funds for Cool Earth, the charity that works alongside indigenous villages to halt rainforest destruction. Over a special menu created by Corporate Chef Claudio Cardoso, Vivienne and Claudio shared their own insights and stories from visits to the Peruvian rainforest to witness Cool Earth’s pioneering work with local communities.
Working closely with Vivienne, SUSHISAMBA’s Corporate Chef Claudio Cardoso has created a limited-edition ‘Rain Forest Revolution’ dish, inspired by one of Vivienne’s Climate Revolution Playing Cards. His ingenious dish replicates Vivienne’s card in edible form, and was served for the first time during the dinner. The dish is now available on the SUSHISAMBA menu with a portion of the dish’s profits going straight to Cool Earth.
This autumn at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), emerging filmmaker, artist and performer Wu Tsang’s new solo exhibition Under Cinema will investigate the way artistic practice and its products are positioned to challenge dominant narratives. The world premiere of a new commission film, Under Cinema features the acclaimed American singer-songwriter Kelela, conceived as a site-specific installation for FACT’s Gallery 2 which is located under a cinema venue.
Alongside the new commission will be the UK premiere of We hold where study (2017), a two-channel projected film made in collaboration with the poet and theorist, Fred Moten.
FACT is the UK’s leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool, focusing on bringing people, art and technology together. Since the organisation was founded in 1988, it has commissioned and presented over 350 new media and digital artworks from artists including Piplotti Rist, Nam June Paik and Isaac Julien.
Under Cinema will be showcased at FACT from 26 October 2017 until 18 February 2018.
South Place Hotel has introduced a new menu of five gin cocktails inspired by a new art collection comprising works by Sam Taylor-Johnson and Howard Tangye. The new concoctions harmonise with the surrounding art, creating a uniquely holistic experience that resonates perfectly with the East London art-hotel.
Served in decadent highball glasses, the cocktails blend beautiful colours with unusual gins, fresh flavours and elegant finishes. A flourish of lemongrass string sits atop a zesty mixture of Cointreau and Indian spicy chai-infused Jindea gin in ‘Surreal Spice’, whilst rose liquor and lychee juice infuse with Xoriquer Mahon gin to create a warm, aromatic drink in its companion, ‘Lemon Les Nabis’. Chartreuse foam and dry violet stones adorn ‘Violet Vorticism’, a concoction that includes the exciting addition of lavender syrup, and a house-made raspberry ginger shrub muddles with Aperol and Tanqueray Ten, resulting in the delightful ‘Baroque Botanicals’. Finally, ‘Cubist Curacao’, a bright blue fusion blurs Tarquin’s gin with Blue Curacao, producing a drink with citrus and vanilla notes and dressed with a mint sprig, sliver of dried pineapple and dusting of icing sugar.
Each cocktail name draws inspiration from art movements in Britain and beyond, referencing the array of international visitors that have passed through South Place Hotel over the past five years.
Cocktail Atmospheres has opened at sketch in partnership with Matter of Stuff. Joining the inaugural Mayfair Design District at London Design Festival, the exhibition features works by thirteen international designers, including a new ethereal light installation by Sabina Belfiore Lucovich. A flight of specially designed cocktails imagined by sketch mixologists will complement the pieces on show, providing an immersive design experience in sketch’s newly restored Parlour room.
A major nationwide touring exhibition commencing in New Orleans this fall, Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection, will offer a new perspective on the critical contribution African American and African diaspora artists have made to the evolution of visual art from 1940s through to the present moment. Co-organized by The Baltimore Museum of Art and The Ogden in New Orleans, Solidary & Solitary will trace a movement beginning in the mid-twentieth century with Abstract Expressionist Norman Lewis through to some of the most celebrated artists working today such as Glenn Ligon and Lynette Yiadom-Boayke, as well as Mark Bradford, who is representing the USA at the Venice Biennale 2017. Curated by noted art historians Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel, Solidary & Solitary will be the first large-scale public exhibition to bring together this vital lineage of visionary artists.
Commencing in New Orleans in time for the city’s most significant art event, Prospect Triennial, the exhibition will then travel across the US to venues including Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame; The Baltimore Museum of Art; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).
NOMAD, a unique showcase for collectable design, will travel to a new destination in February 2018. As the team prepares for one of the hottest design and art events of the forthcoming winter season, we look back at highlights of the first edition: NOMAD Monaco.
Claimed to be ‘the model of the future’ of collectable design, NOMAD staged its debut showcase in Monaco, in April 2017. Highlights of the four-day event included a headline talk by architect Norman Foster and Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic and a series of Special Projects, encompassing Serpentine Galleries, jeweller Christophe Graber, the NOMAD Lounge furnished by Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy, and engaging performance art presented by Maison Boghossian.
The four-day event was held in Karl Lagerfeld’s former home on the French Riviera, La Vigie, and featured collectable design and art by a selection of the world’s leading galleries: Gallery FUMI, David Gill Gallery, Massimo de Carlo, Nilufar, Maniera, SEEDS, Louise Alexander Gallery, Carwan Gallery, Etage Projects, Galerie BSL, Giustini / Stagetti Galleria O, Alamak! and Heritage Gallery.
NOMAD will travel to a new location every year – the next destination will be announced soon.
Stuart Shave Modern Art are pleased to announce the opening of a second gallery on Vyner Street E2. This venue will operate a concurrent exhibition programme, alongside that of the existing gallery on Helmet Row EC1. The new 6000 sq. ft. premises provides a further two gallery spaces, with the capacity to schedule multiple exhibitions at one time between venues.
Opening 3 October, the new gallery will be inaugurated by Civil War, a major new body of work by the American artist Josh Kline. Opening 2 October at Helmet Row will be a solo show of paintings by the Austrian artist Martha Jungwirth.
Thomas Dane Gallery is delighted to announce details for the opening of a new space in Naples, Italy. Part residency, part project space, part exhibition space, the restored first floor of the 19th century Casa Ruffo, in the Chiaia district of Naples, will be a unique physical and mental space for the gallery’s artists to alight, work and show.
The opening exhibition in January 2018 will celebrate each of the five main gallery spaces with presentations by five gallery artists: Steve McQueen, Catherine Opie, Bruce Conner, Caragh Thuring and Kelley Walker.
This autumn, Stephen Friedman Gallery will showcase two major international artists. During Frieze week, Brazilian artist Rivane Nuenschwander, recently the subject of exhibitions at the New Museum and the Whitechapel Galley, will present new work based around themes of childhood and memory. Opening in November, the unstoppable American artist Kehinde Wiley opens an exhibition that will see the artist moving in an exciting new direction with paintings addressing migration. Wiley has recently been exhibited at the Petit Palais and Brooklyn Museum.
The legendary Glade bar and restaurant at sketch in Mayfair has re-opened to launch a new menu conceived by Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire and a new design iteration by founder Mourad Mazouz and artist Carolyn Quartermaine. The intimate 32 seat bar and restaurant offers an all day brunch, available seven days a week, complemented by a menu of cocktails created for sipping between dawn and dusk.
Led by Master Chef Pierre Gagnaire, Executive Chef Hervé Deville has created a menu to take guests through the day, featuring playful updates on the classics and all-day eggs. The drinks menu includes Bloody Mary’s; Cocktails (strong, sharp serves with South American soul); Spri (long drinks, inspired by The Glade’s ora); and Non Alcoholic, refreshing blends.
Designed by Mourad Mazouz in collaboration with artists Carolyn Quartermaine and Didier Mahieu, the quintessential spirit of The Glade has been sensitively restored to enhance the room’s decoupage forest. The space is framed by a newly installed carpet, created by visual artist and sculptor Alexandra Kehayoglou.
For her first exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery, American photographer Catherine Opie will show new work from her ongoing series Portraits and Landscapes, never before shown in the UK. The exhibition will present new studio portraits and abstract landscapes in which Opie draws inspiration from old master European portraiture and historical landscape photography. The portraits feature British and London-based figures including David Hockney, Duro Olowu with Thelma Golden, Michelle Lammy, Gillian Wearing and Isaac Julien among others.
Catherine Opie is considered one of the leading photographers of her generation and one of the foremost documentarians of the American landscape. The exhibition’s private view will be on Monday 2 October, 6-8 pm and exhibition dates are 3 October – 18 November.
The menu for this culinary exploration of the Amazon blends the classic flavours of SUSHISAMBA’s cuisine with ingredients that are grown and harvested in the Peruvian rainforest by the Asháninka. The restaurant will continue their support of Amazonian culinary influences by offering all diners a sampling of Asháninka-influenced cuisine. The Asháninka will continue to supply SUSHISAMBA with the ingredients needed to create each dish and take advantage of the continued revenue stream to support their work.