This display will showcase the world’s largest pieces of cloth made from spider silk. It will include a brocaded shawl made from the silk of more than one million female golden orb-weaver spiders collected in the highlands of Madagascar, as well as a cape on public display for the first time. The display will also feature background material and a short film revealing the process.
It feels as if we’ve only just had a bank holiday and then another one pops its head up. Such is the glory of May! Make the most of the (hopefully) sunny week and another long weekend with some of our top picks: graffiti festivals and pub theatres, performance art, free films and the Sunday papers brought to life.
You may think that Pop Art is exclusively the domain of Marylin Monroe and Brillo boxes, but the latest exhibition at Tornabuoni Art London aims to subvert expectations and shines a light on the Pop of the Mediterranean.
Robert Crumb’s provocative illustrations have been stirring up controversy since the 1960’s. As the David Zwirner Gallery presents some of his most recent work it’s time to think about whether these pictures really are as offensive as they seem.
After a busy week of festivals and blazing sun, we look to artier fare for the week ahead. Don’t worry about rainy forecasts - most of the choices are resolutely inside. Our top picks include a celebration of the prose of Samuel Beckett, a new photography exhibition chronicling black lives and soundtracks to never-before-seen Andy Warhol films.
Miles Aldridge rose to fame for his arresting fashion photo spreads for the likes of Vogue Italia, The New Yorker and GQ. His images are often brightly coloured and dreamlike, yet they often harbour unsettling undercurrents. His beguiling new exhibition displays Polaroids gathered from shoots across his career, behind-the-scenes snapshots from the world of fashion. We chatted to him about gender, cameras and consumerism.