The Genteel
March 9, 2021


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The Genteel editors on what we're seeing, doing, reading and anticipating for the week ahead.


NEW YORK Awol Erizku Exhibition. Awol Erizku's photographs reference classical art works with black models in order to emphasise and draw attention to the lack of diversity in art history. Hasted Kraeutler (June 14-July 20, 2012). Read The Genteel's piece on the work of Kehinde Wiley.  

TORONTO Fashion As Art Exposed! A fundraising event that celebrates the fusion of art and fashion featuring the Group of Seven Fashion Designers who have helped shape Canada's fashion landscape. In support of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Kleinburg (June 16).

Maria Abramovic The Artist is Present

Maria Abramovic: The Artist is Present.

LONDON - British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age. Celebrate the best of British post-war art and design from the 1948 "austerity" games to the 
summer of 2012. The exhibition highlights significant moments in the history of British design. Victoria and Albert Museum (until August 12).

LONDON - BIID Annual Conference 2012: Celebrating British Design. This year's theme is "Celebrating British Design." Topics of the day will include British design heritage, what makes British design unique, the future of design and more. Royal Institute of British Architects (June 21).

PARIS Rodin, Flesh and Marble. During the renovation going on at the Hôtel Biron, over sixty marble statues and preparatory studies, many of them from private collections, will be presented in this exceptional exhibition. Musee Rodin (until March 3, 2013).

TOKYO - Marc Chagall Exhibition. Catch the very first exhibition of Marc Chagall in Japan showcasing some 39 of his paintings. Nihonbashi Takashimaya 8F Hall (until June 25).


Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present (opens June 13). "Seductive, fearless and outrageous, Marina Abramovic has been redefining what art is for nearly forty years. Using her own body as a vehicle, pushing herself beyond her physical and mental limits - and at times risking her life in the process - she creates performances that challenge, shock and move us. Through her and with her, boundaries are crossed, consciousness expanded, and art as we know it is reborn. She is, quite simply, one of the most compelling artists of our time."


The Design Hotels Book 2012. The Design Hotels Book 2012 features 220 unique and inspiring hotels worldwide including new destinations like Sydney, Bogota, Portobelo and Nairobi. In a world where the shift of rural to urban is changing the way we live and interact, it is the neighborhood that adds colour, flavour and that much-needed personal connection.

Anna Wintour Barack Obama
Anna Wintour, the politician? 


Guardian - Anna Wintour has been named as a leading fundraiser in Barack Obama's re-election campaign, renewing speculation that she might be in line for a political appointment.

New York Times Seoul's Simone Handbag Museum opens its doors next month to a collection of over 300 historical handbags from the 16th century to the present. 

Chictopia - When opposites attract: Chictopia on the ultra-conceptual Maison Martin Margiela teaming up with the mass-produced H&M.  

Telegraph - Topshop announces a collaboration with British designer JW Anderson for September and spring 2013.

The Londonist - A documentary lover's dream! BBC Four corrals together 27 of its best documentaries about London.

New York Times - "British fashion students were once famous for their wild and wayward designs. But this season's shows have struck a fine balance between innovation and reality in a time of austerity." Suzy Menkes at Graduate Fashion Week.

The Times of London - Daphne Guinness is cleaning out her closet for Christie's.



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