4.2 billion is the figure that represents how many times people press the button “like” on Instagram each day. The social media platform’s impact on every sphere of our society is huge and art is no exception. Instagram is often seen as the prime social media for narcissism, but in art, researchers have demonstrated the numerous positive aspects of the site. The social network changes how we interact with art and even shapes our visits to museums, but it is not a bad thing. In fact, institutions are now promoting their exhibits on social media. And why not when this technology can reach a broader audience and can give everyone the possibility to access art easily? A study led by Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art showed that people shared posts where they were immersi
Reporter: Mariya Grinina | Sub-Editor: Alina Isachenka The Design Museum opens to the public in its new location today. The museum moved from a former banana warehouse in Shad Thames to a mid-century building on Kensington High Street. The former Commonwealth Institute was restored into a spectacular minimalistic space by architectural designer John Pawson. New building is three times bigger than the old one, and is filled with natural light coming from its parabolic copper roof. It houses three exhibition spaces, a designers-in-residence studio, learning spaces, a library and archive, a restaurant and café. And the good news – the permanent exhibition is free, for the first time of the museum’s existence since 1989.
With just more than a month left before Christmas Crafty Fox Market is a right place to get your gifts sorted Reporter: Alina Isachenka | Sub-Editor: Mariya Grinina Wonder where to get your one-of-a-kind Christmas present? Then Crafty Fox Christmas Market is for you. Aiming to connect handmade design talent with savvy customers, this family-run market features over 60 handpicked stalls with everything from jewelry to homewear to textile. Come to Oval this Saturday, November the 19th and find your unique piece, from Retro Graphic Set of Coasters to the accessories brand inspired by architecture. Fox Market also features a handicraft workshop, where you can how learn the art behind the screenprinting, so the visit will pay you with the new skill. Address: 29 - 32 The Ova