avant garde

It was a great year for art shows in the capital but, frustratingly, the big exhibitions were dominated by white male artists. So it is with great delight that the calendar for 2015 sees this challenged in a big way. Here is my list of those art exhibitions in London to put in your diary for 2015.
What Malcolm and Vivienne (and maybe Bernie) did was utilize the strengths and methods of the situationists to flog their sublime clobber. By mistake or osmosis, that resulted in the get up and get on with it cultural espresso of seventies punk continuing to trickle down, to inspire to wake some up and make some dream.
Inspired by the craftmanship, respect and quality in the work of Fifth Avenue Shoe Repairers in London's Goodge Street - a shop which has been bespoke restoring shoes and bags for men and women since 1936 - Swedish fashion label V Ave Shoe Repair was born in Stockholm in 2004, with a vision to create clothing and accessories built around those same core values.
Shangti's work aims to be erotic, but in handing it ('it' meaning sex) to us all on a visual plate, it loses a lot of the evocative and daring side of presenting the sexualised female form on camera.
When you think the combination of sausage and sugar pastry is as good as it gets, it's time to meet the grapes. According to a Hells Angel we spoke to researching the project, they are the ultimate road food. Modular and moorish their sweetness and acidity cuts through fatty meaty flavours and refreshes the palate. What foods these morsels be.
My vote for video of the year so far has to go to "Charlie", the latest project from DJ, recording artist and notorious nightlife
Long before fashionable colleges started running unaffordable MAs in Curating, Vogel understood the dialectic potential of film programming and delivered some amongst the most audacious series ever conceived.
When I think Man Ray, I think painter, filmmaker, poet, experimentalist, philosopher, explorer of fantasy and dreams - and a master of documenting provocative and engaging fashion imagery which challenged the cultural constraints of the visual arts.
When I discovered the work of Spanish designer, Elisa Palomino last year, it was a moment of triumph for me. Finally I had