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In Shoreditch, Street Art is a way of life. Trendy, lively, creative, this neighbourhood in the East End is an open-air workshop where the most interesting British and international talent try to outdo one another with murales, stickers and window paintings. Like a continually evolving canvas, the walls of Shoreditch change almost daily. But there is one place where the best of London’s Urban Art is never at risk of being annulled by new graffiti or maintenance workers - the courtyard of the Cargo Club, a café during the day and trendy nightclub at night. Through the defunct railroad tunnel have passed artists the likes of Eine, Bastardilla and SAM3. Works by Spain’s Opere Ozmo, France’s C215 and Israel’s Broken Fingaz Crew are all part of this forge of styles in this unique exhibition space. However, what really makes it holy ground are the two works by Banksy, a longstanding fixture in the neighbourhood. Protected by a sheet of perspex, His Master’s Voice and Designated Graffiti Area seem to contradict the improvised nature and illegality of Street Art. An aspect that doesn’t elude the tagger from Bristol - Banksy waxes ironic on the question, placing a police officer with a poodle to look after this odd art park.
When Art is Adrenalin. In Orbit with Carsten Höller and Anish Kapoor
Climb up the highest sculpture in the United Kingdom and slide down the vertiginous tunnel of the Slide - it’s happening in the East End where the ArcelorMittal Orbit brings back the thrills of the 2012 Olympic Games.
The dining halls of the V&A are over 150 years old. Designed by stars of interior design of the 1800s, it transformed the experience of visiting the museum and was well ahead of its time in respect to the rest of the world.
Protest and Tenderness - Zanele Muholi at the Tate Modern
Over 260 photos retrace the entire career of the South African activist, documenting their multifaceted life as an outspoken part of South Africa’s gay, lesbian, trans, queer and intersexual community.