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— Katy Wickremesinghe
Dear All,

Viva Italia! This week, the design world lands in Milan for Salone del Mobile whilst the art world gets in planning for the 60th Anniversary of the Venice Biennale.

In front of the Milan Centrale station, visitors will be greeted with JR’s monumental rock image Nascita before hot footing it to Nilufar Gallery for Nina Yashar’s show Time Traveller exploring the history of design. From there head to Villa Clea to view the artists in residence, to the installations at L’Appartemento by Artemest, to Gucci Ancora, and finally, David Lynch’s Thinking Room at the Fiera. Just some of the highlights in a swirl of activations taking over the city. Note: Gaetano Pesce’s last work before he died is on view at Nice to See You at Biblioteca Ambrosiana and in an outdoor installation L’Uomo Stanco at the Piazza San Pio Xi. And we are determined to bag a table at We are Ona – a pop-up restaurant at Carla Sozzani’s Foundation, where you’ll also find artwork by Mark Borthwick.

Injecting funds and energy into new and old magazines, Karlie Kloss and her husband Joshua Kushner are fast turning into media moguls. Following the acquisition of W Magazine and i-D, the duo behind Bedford Media have purchased Life, in an agreement with Dotdash Meredith. Life, launched in 1883, was a mainstay of American journalism for much of the 20th century, featuring history-defining photographic essays. It ceased publication in 2000.

Wishing you a Spring filled weekend and happy packing for those Venice bound…

With all best wishes from me and the KTW Family,


Objects of Desire

Mini Neneh Bag, Roksanda

The Wick - Natsai Audrey Chieza, Faber Futures Founder & CEO, 2023. 
Image Credit: Ollo Weguelin
Monday Muse

Interview Biodesign trailblazer Natsai Audrey Chieza

The Wick - Home

Spotlight artist Phoebe Boswell

The Wick - Home
Video Interviews

Interview The Wick x Refik Anadol, ‘Echoes of the Earth: Living Archive’

Visual Arts
The Wick - LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: (L to R) Edward Enninful, Malala Yousafzai and Dr Nicholas Cullinan attend The National Portrait Gallery's Portrait Gala on March 19, 2024 in London, England. 

Photo by Dave Benett

Happenings National Portrait Gallery 2024 Gala

The Wick - Yinka Shonibare CBE, Decolonised Structures, 2022-23. Fibreglass sculptures, hand-painted with Dutch wax pattern, gold leaf and wooden plinths. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and New York. Photographer: Stephen White & Co. © Yinka Shonibare CBE

Viewing Yinka Shonibare’s dazzling “Suspended States” take over Serpentine South

It’s hard to believe Yinka Shonibare hasn’t had a solo exhibition at a British institution for more than twenty years – but his hotly anticipated takeover of the Serpentine South will be well worth the wait.

The Wick - Georg Baselitz
Oh, ach, dazwischen
Oil on canvas
© Georg Baselitz 2024. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)

Viewing Georg Baselitz confronts his past at White Cube

At 86, Georg Baselitz has learned a thing or two about life – and has lost none of his passion for painting.

The Wick - Studio Lenca
Angelitos, 2024

Viewing The pride – and pain – of Salvadoran painter Studio Lenca at Carl Freedman Gallery

Studio Lenca is the artist name of Salvadoran painter Jose Campos, who fled La Paz in the late 1980s during the violent civil war.

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