Pablo Picasso, Le Moulin de la Galette, 1900, oil on canvas, 88.2 x 115.5 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Source

Le Moulin de la Galette was the 19-year-old Picasso’s first Parisian painting. The artist came to the city in 1900 to experience the famous Exposition Universelle, and he became enamoured with the glamorous nightlife during this two-month stay. 

PHOTO LONDON 2015

Photo London is one of the biggest international photography fairs in the country, and I was lucky enough to attend last night’s preview as a VIP with TASCHEN. After Boris Johnson - yes, the Boris Johnson - opened the evening event, I spent a couple of hours navigating the labyrinth of rooms at Somerset House, where major photography galleries from around the world were exhibiting their collections. I’ve included a selection of my favourite works here, though my highlight was seeing Sebastião Salgado, the Brazilian photographer and subject of the Academy Award-nominated documentary ‘The Salt of the Earth’ [2014], standing near his sumo-sized TASCHEN publication at the Peter Fetterman Gallery stall (above). Talk about being starstruck!

I made the most of my pass by returning today to explore all the spaces I’d missed, as well as checking out the special exhibitions down in the Embankment Galleries: ‘Beneath the Surface’, photographs from the V&A Collection; ‘Prostitute’ by Kaveh Golestan; and Salgado’s ‘Genesis in Platinum’, which featured a number of unseen prints from the master’s oeuvre. There’s also a whole host of talks, performances and signings throughout the weekend, so if you’re heading to Somerset House, be sure to take a look at the Public Programme for further information.

Tamas Dezso, The Flooded Village of Geamana (Geamana, Central Romania), 2011, from the series Notes for an Epilogue, © Tamas Dezso, courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

Pentti Sammallahti, Mt. Etjo, Namibia, 2005, © Pentti Sammallahti, courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

© Anja Niemi, The Chrysler, courtesy of The Little Black Gallery, London.

Noemie Goudal, Tectonic I, 2014, Lambda print, 168 x 185 cm, edition of 5, courtesy of Edel Assanti, London.

Sama Alshaibi, Ta’ shīr (Marking) from Silsila series’, 2010, archival print, 70 x 100 cm, edition of 5, Ayyam Gallery, London.

© Karen Knorr, Villa Ranese, 2014, courtesy of Grimaldi Gavin, London.

Karine Laval, Poolscape 90, courtesy of Crane Kalman Brighton.

Photo London runs from 21st to 24th May 2015 at Somerset House. All images, except my own, are courtesy of Photo London.

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Aurora Borealis at the Amsterdam Museumplein

The Waterlicht project of studio Roosegaarde continues and takes place this time at the Amsterdam Museumplein. Still on the concept of waving and artificial aurora borealis creations, this installation of blue lights shows the DNA of this city : the power and poetry of water.