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15 June 2013

FAIR: LONDON

Monocle’s Country Fayre

This weekend we invite you to our special in-house event: Monocle’s summer Country Fayre, our very own take on an old English tradition. Our headquarters will play host to the second annual Monocle Country Fayre featuring our favourite nations, retailers and delicacies. A petting zoo, Monocle’s mascot Monochan and musicians Georgia Mancio and Ian Shaw will all be at Midori house to entertain. Exclusive stallholders include Hentsch Man, Drake’s London, Trunk Clothiers, Daunt books and the Embassies of Colombia and Sweden. Come and join us.

Midori House, 1 Dorset Street. Open Saturday and Sunday, 11.00 – 17.00.
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EXHIBITION: TOKYO

Sophie Calle: For the Last and First Time

Don’t skip a visit to Tokyo’s Hara Museum to see two separate installations by French contemporary artist Sophie Calle. On display until the end of June, her solo exhibition explores the interwoven themes of sight and beauty. The Last Image is a merging of text and photographs about people who have lost the power of vision, while Voir la mer is a film installation capturing the facial expressions of people that see the ocean for the first time. This is a debut for Calle’s visual narratives in Japan.

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, 4-7-25 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 – 17.00; Wednesday 11.00 – 20.00. Until 30 June.
haramuseum.or.jp

ART: MONTREAL

Dale Chihuly: Un Univers à Couper Le Souffle

Dale Chihuly is a master manipulator of glass, elevating it to unprecedented levels over 50 years of pushing the fragile material to its limits. This results in a joyful strength in his works, which immerse viewers in fantastical worlds of shapes, colours and textures. Four installations were specially created for the exhibition at Montreal Museum of Fine Art –– Persian Colonnade, Ruby Pineapple, Mille Fiori and Glass Forest #6 –– each unique and yet still part of the same universe.

Montreal Museum of Fine Art, 1380 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal Quebec. Open from Tuesday to Friday, 11.00 – 17.00; Saturday to Sunday, 10.00 – 17.00. Until 20 October.
acouperlesouffle.ca

EXHIBITION: PORTLAND

Michael Embacher: Cyclepedia

Esteemed Vienna-based designer and bike collector Michael Embacher has picked out 40 models marking epochal moments in bicycle design to exhibit at the Portland Art Museum. Spanning the gamut from the professional racer to the distinctive Strida, Cyclepedia is a must-see for bike lovers. From 10.00 to 13.00 on Saturday, enthusiasts can join a “Summer Joyride”: a pedal tour around America’s bicycle capital to learn and appreciate public art from industry experts.

Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, Oregon. Open Tuesday to Wednesday and Saturday, 10.00 – 17.00; Thursday to Friday, 10.00 – 20.00; Sunday 12.00 – 17.00. Until 8 September.
portlandartmuseum.org

FESTIVAL: BROOKLYN

Northside Festival

Taking over Brooklyn for the next few days is the Northside Festival. Since it started in 2009 it has expanded from music and arts to include the NExT entrepreneurship conference – which took place leading up to this weekend – but music’s still the main pull. Local favourites The Walkmen are set to headline Williamsburg’s McCarren Pool Park on Saturday while Solange takes the stage on Sunday, with over 350 bands appearing at smaller venues. After all that you can wind down by catching a few films from 17 to 20 June, including Joe Swanberg’s All The Light In The Sky, a reflective look at a loveless Hollywood actress, and Franck Khalfoun’s horror fest Maniac, starring Elijah Wood.

At venues across Brooklyn until Thursday 20 June. Ticket gives entry to all events on a first-come-first-served basis, with every ticket valid for the McCarren Pool shows.
northsidefestival.com

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