Weekend agenda, 26/27 May - Monocolumn | Monocle


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26 May 2012

This weekend’s highlights include the new film release from Wes Anderson, ATP’s indie music festival in London and the new album by King Tuff.


—Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson’s well-anticipated Moonrise Kingdom hits cinemas in the UK and US this weekend. Written by the Texas-born whiz with the help of Roman Coppola, the film doesn’t lack in celebrity weight with Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray in search of some young lovers in revolt, played by talented Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman. Moonrise Kingdom has the charisma of The Royal Tenenbaums and a similarly great soundtrack to The Life Aquatic and is a must-see for fans and newcomers alike.

Moonrise Kingdom is showing at selected cinemas across the US and UK.


—Doris Salcedo at White Cube Gallery

Colombian Salcedo uses everyday objects to create installations that mark the current events of the time. Inspired by the shifts in contemporary society, she employs domestic furniture to intertwine the personal and private. This show, however, sees an evolution in her work moving to organic materials. In the centerpiece of this exhibit, “A Flor de Piel” (2012), she creates a shroud constructed from rose petals delicately sewn together.

White Cube, 25-26 Mason’s Yard. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00-18.00. Until 30 June.


—King Tuff: S/T

Massachusetts’ Kyle Thomas is a musician wearing many different hats, including the folky whisperings of old band Feathers, through to sloppy synth-led power pop in 2010’s excellent Happy Birthday project. But King Tuff is increasingly becoming his strongest and best-fitting work. The outfit’s second album brings uncomplicated guitar pop that nods its head to 1970s glam-rock but holds onto the fun rather than bad hair and retro stylings. King Tuff is a record to soundtrack a summer, be it this year’s one or any era your mind gets carried away to.

King Tuff is available in record stores this Monday.


—Ana Maria Pacheco: “Longest Journey”

Since 1973, the weeks between mid-May and June have marked the annual Salisbury festival. This year’s activities range from organist Jonathan Scott’s recital to the Brazilian guitar duo Joao Luis and Douglas Lora. One of the highlights of this year’s carnival is the “Longest Journey” exhibition of Brazilian artist Ana Maria Pacheco. Two of her sculptures will be on display in the Salisbury Cathedral.

Salisbury Cathedral, The Close, Salisbury. Open Monday-Saturday 9.00- 17.00, Sunday 12.00-16.00. Until 9 June.


—ATP: I’ll Be Your Mirror at Alexandra Palace

Decamping from its usual venue that crams a few hundred indie fans into a chilly British holiday camp in Minehead at the end of every year, alternative music festival experts ATP are hosting a three day festival this weekend in sunny London. The lineup swings between up-and-coming underground talents like The Soft Moon, to reformed garage rockers The Make-Up, and even to metal giants Slayer. With cinema curated by Louis Theroux and perhaps the best view of the city from the venue’s sloping gardens, there’s no excuse not to find something to enjoy.

I’ll Be Your Mirror takes place over Saturday and Sunday starting at midday.


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