A collection of the coolest cultural goings-on this week, as curated by Coggles.
100% Norway at London Design Fair
Beginning on Thursday and running until this Sunday (25th September), 100% Norway returns to London’s Design Fair to offer a glimpse at the leading talents of the contemporary Norwegian design scene. Curated by designer Max Fraser, the exhibition showcases new work by 17 designers and studios. Read about five of the best now.
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Indrė Šerpytytė at the Parafin Gallery
London’s Parafin Gallery is hosting its first solo exhibition with long-time London resident and established Lithuanian artist Indrė Šerpytytė. Famous for her exploration of war and trauma in her home country, Šerpytytė’s work is currently held by London’s V&A Museum, Tate Modern as well as New York’s MoMa and it will be the first time she will hold a full exhibition at the Parafin Gallery. Her new exhibition, entitled Pedestal, looks at the distance between the recent past and immediate present through images of Lenin and Stalin. Find out more via the Parafin Gallery.
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After picking up awards at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals, Ira Sach’s Little Men is released in cinemas around the UK today. Described as a “painful, complex, beautifully acted and inexpressibly sad drama” in a five-star review in the Guardian, Little Men is widely being acclaimed as one of the finest films of 2016.
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Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy
One of this year’s most anticipated art exhibitions opens tomorrow (24th September) at London’s Royal Academy of Art. Abstract Expressionism will explore the outpour of creative energy in the aftermath of the Second World War through jazz, Beat poetry, and the work of artists including Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to see some of the finest pieces from this watershed moment in 20th century art. Find out more about the exhibition and book your tickets at the Royal Academy.
Former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser and ex-Vampire Weekend procducer Rostom Batmanglij have come together to produce one of the finest collaboration albums of 2016. I Had a Dream That You Were Mine was released today on Glassnote records. You can hear a track from the album, which recently appeared on the advert for the iPhone 7, below.
Inside Johnny Depp’s L.A. Penthouse
After it went up for sale this week, we were able to take a look around Johnny Depp’s $13 Million penthouse home in L.A.