Ottilie Kemp, Author at FAD Magazine

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FAD Magazine covers contemporary art- News, Exhibitions, Interviews and cool art stuff reported on from London



Artist, Conrad Armstrong, has been keeping himself busy while self-isolating drawing on toilet paper.

Cindy Sherman earrings, Courtesy of LizWorks

The Cameo Come Back

2019 saw a returned interest in the ancient art of cameo jewellery. Wartski’s held a exhibition of cameo’s by Europe’s greatest gem engravers and Liz Swig, founder of LizWorks, unveiled of a breathtakingly modern interpretation of the ancient medium by artists Catherine Opie and Cindy Sherman at the Venice Biennale.

14.67 carat cushion cut Burmese duby set in ballerina style halo of baguette and marquise cut diamonds, Elmwood’s Auction House, 2019

Seeing Red!

Record-Breaking Rubies sold at Elmwood’s Auction IMPORTANT JEWELS  Sale, 28th November 2019

Patrick Hughes Retrospective

Patrick Hughes was dapper, wearing a three piece blue suit, as he led us through the history of his work. He eloquently reflected on the progression, and residing themes, of his creative career: from his epiphany at a train station in the 1960s, to his whimsical rainbow ‘f*** you’ to Mondrian

Installation view of the Whitney Biennial 2019 (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 17-September 22, 2019). From left to right: Eric N. Mack, Proposition: for wet Gee’s Bend Quilts to replace the American flag – Permanently., 2019; Jennifer Packer, Untitled, 2019; Jennifer Packer, An Exercise in Tenderness, 2017; Jennifer Packer, Untitled, 2019; Jennifer Packer, A Lesson in Longing, 2019. Photograph by Ron Amstutz

Last Chance: Whitney Biennial 2019

The 79th Biennial is the Museum’s flagship exhibition. Initiated in 1932 by the Museum’s founder, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, the Biennial is the longest-running survey of contemporary art in the United States.

Dorothea Tanning

Tanning described her work as depicting “a confrontation between the forces of grown-up logic and the bottomless psyche of a child” in an 2005 interview with Jennifer Mundy.

Positive Fashion The Cycle of Life: Upcycling stones and bones with the London based, New York raised jewellery designer, Tarra Rosenbaum:

Sustainability and diversity are increasingly important key-words in the fashion industry. Climate change protesters used London Fashion Week as a stage for spreading the message and to ask questions about where are clothes coming from. The increased awareness and active engagement with positive fashion has inspired many designers to become more imaginative with where they source materials.

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