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An exhibition about iconic German electronic music band Tangerine Dream, entitled Zeitraffer (time-lapse) is now open at the Barbican Music Library, London. The band Tangerine Dream was founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese in West Berlin. They were early pioneers of electronic music, who, with albums like Phaedra and Rubycon, laid the foundation for new styles such as Ambient and Trance. Championed in the UK by DJ John Peel, they found success on Richard Branson’s Virgin records...

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Modern British furniture manufacturing leads the world, with its design flair and traditional hand skills setting the highest standards. But what does it take to continue an illustrious history of furniture-making?  British furniture-making has always set the highest standards in design and manufacturing quality, and it’s fascinating to realise how much its styles and materials are influenced by world history.  From the Restoration period of the 1660s-1680s, when the return of the king and his...

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London Art Fair’s programme of daily talks, tours and workshops provide a timely review of the art market today, trends and topics emerging within the contemporary art scene, tips on building your art collection, artist’s talks and more; presenting the perfect setting for both the experienced collector and new art-world enthusiast. These events are free to attend for all visitors to the Fair. WEDNESDAY 22 JANUARY 2020 – TALKS 10.30am – 11.45am Building a collection:...

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After its debut at La Biennale di Venezia, 58th International Art Exhibition, May You Live in Interesting Times, Stan Douglas’ ambitious video installation work Doppelgänger will be exhibited for the first time in the UK at Victoria Miro, London, from January 31st to March 14th 2020. Doppelgänger will concurrently be on view at David Zwirner, New York, opening on January 16th 2020. Since the late 1980s, Stan Douglas has created films and photographs – and...

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Is fine wine best enjoyed in a glass, or stored away as an investment? Arts & Collections asks Peter Shakeshaft of wine investment advisors Vin-X for a taste of his insider knowledge.  In these days of economic and political upheaval, it would be good to know of a reliable investment available to anyone with a little specialist knowledge. But does fine wine qualify? We asked Peter Shakeshaft, Founder and Chairman of Vin-X Limited for some...

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Artcurial’s Winter sales at the Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo return on the 14th-16th January 2020, offering a striking array of luxury collectables, from fine watches and Hermès handbags to rare jewellery and stones including Lalique. Jewellery sale highlights (15th Jan) include: An opal-set Lalique neck plate from the Maurice Rheims collection (estimate: €150,000 – 200,000) A pink gold pendant necklace made of a square-cut blue-green diamond, a pear-cut yellow diamond and eight pear-cut pink diamonds...

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The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) holds its 303rd exhibition from the 19th to the 29th February 2020 at the Mall Galleries London, and Arts & Collections readers can get free tickets for two, saving £10 on the standard price. The RBA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of skill, concept and draughtsmanship in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. The exhibition is sourced from member artists and through open submission, to bring together...

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Leather is the most natural and durable material – and one of Man’s earliest luxuries. But how does the tradition of fine leather work fit into the modern market?  The tradition of leatherworking appears to date back to the Stone Age, with Palaeolithic cave paintings depicting people wearing leather clothing and shoes and even building shelters out of animal hide. It was then adopted by the Greeks and the Romans, making leather one of the...

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is presenting a major exhibition of over 25 works by leading Portuguese conceptual artist Joana Vasconcelos from 7th March 2020 to 3rd January 2021. One of the most prominent female visual art practitioners in the world, this is Vasconcelos’ largest exhibition ever held in the UK and YSP’s headline presentation for 2020 in a year of programming dominated by women artists. Bringing together works produced over the last twenty years, the...

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A trip to Iceland promises spectacular landscapes, wildlife adventures and maximum ‘hygge’ A rugged and green country filled with spectacular glaciers, waterfalls and volcanoes, Iceland consistently tops lists of the ‘World’s Happiest Countries’—in fact it’s exactly the sort of place you might choose to visit to seek refuge from the endless news cycle which is currently stressing us all out.  And Iceland will welcome you at any time—while the tourist season peaks in the summer, it...

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