EDITOR’S LETTER

Welcome to The Wick

— Katy Wickremesinghe
Dear All,

New York is thrumming with action with the fashion and entertainment worlds entering a flurry of action ahead of Monday’s Met Gala that takes the evocative theme ‘Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion’. Curator Andrew Bolton has surfaced 250 hidden gems from the vast collection with designs that embrace the ephemerality of fashion and the cycle of rebirth and renewal. The hosts are Anna Wintour, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth and the actress of the moment, Zendaya.

The Young V&A and The National Portrait Gallery are the two London museums to make the shortlist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2024 which will be announced in July. Meanwhile, book your tickets for Photo London at Somerset House where Master of Photography for 2024, artist Valérie Belin, presents an exhibition titled Silent Stories.

Rain or shine, wishing you a wonderful bank holiday weekend ahead.

All my best,
Katy
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Objects of Desire

Kabul Sunset Bouquet, Louis Barthélemy for ISHKAR

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Monday Muse

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Spotlight

Spotlight artist Veronica Smirnoff

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Video Interviews

Interview The Wick x Digital Artist Krista Kim | Continuum

Visual Arts
The Wick - David Bailey, Mary McCartney and Brandei Estes at Claridge's ArtSpace

Happenings ‘DOUBLE EXPOSURE: David Bailey & Mary McCartney’ at Claridge’s ArtSpace

Happenings
The Wick -  © Silvia Rosi, 2022 work produced with the support of the MAXXI Foundation - National Museum of XXI century arts, Rome and BVLGARI.

Viewing Last chance to see Peckham’s brilliant and experimental annual photo festival

This weekend is the last chance to check out Peckham 24, the free local festival dedicated to photography, taking place across several venues in South-East London

The Wick - Ed Clark, Untitled. 1957. The Art Institute of Chicago. © The Art Institute of Chicago /
Art Resource, NY. Photo: Elyse Allen.

Viewing Light, colour and rainbows dazzle in Turner Contemporary’s landmark exhibition on Ed Clark

Though Ed Clark is now acknowledged as a leading figure in the New York School of Abstraction in the 1950s, it wasn’t always the case.

The Wick - Judy Chicago Wrestling with the Shadow for Her Life from Shadow Drawings, 1982 Prismacolor on rag paper 29 x 23 in. (73.66 x 58.42 cm) © Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Photo © Donald Woodman/ARS, NY Courtesy of the artist

Viewing The grand dame of feminist art, Judy Chicago, finally gets a major retrospective in London

American artist and feminist Judy Chicago’s first major interdisciplinary institutional exhibition comes to Serpentine Gallery in London.

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