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19 October 2013

PHOTOGRAPHY: AMSTERDAM

Framed in Print

Forty years of Dutch press and fashion photography is distilled into a photo exhibition held at Foam museum in Amsterdam this weekend. The best of five Dutch photographers’ commissioned works for magazines such as Avenue, Elegance, Avant Garde and Nieuwe Revu span themes from culinary shooting to fashion to portraiture. With work from photographers such as Boudewijn Neuteboom, C Barton van Flymen, and Peter van der Velde on show, to name just a few, it’s a chance to see the story of the shaping of an industry, as well as some peerless careers.

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 609. Open Monday to Sunday, 10.00-18.00. Until 11 December.
foam.org

EXHIBITION: ANTWERP

Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff

Antwerp’s Museum of Modern Art, Muhka, is celebrating the art of Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall – renowned for his paintings depicting African-American culture. It’s the largest Marshall exhibition to date and delves into questions of race and notions of beauty through sculpture, photography, installations, collage and film along with his paintings. Some of the works will be shown in public for the first time.

Leuvenstraat 32. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday, 11.00-18.00. Until 2 February.
muhka.be

GALLERY: LONDON

Atomica Gallery Pop Up

Atomica Gallery – dealers in pop-surrealist, mid-century, contemporary and lowbrow art – have expanded from their East London home to a new pop-up gallery in Soho throughout October. Exhibitions and events on show include the eastern-influenced work of local artist Jack Pearce, and this weekend on Saturday – a special workshop with Spanish artist Ricardo Cavolo. The latter’s bold, tattoo-influenced works are as likely to be found on well-curated walls as they are on designs for global mega-brands, so head on down to learn a valuable lesson or two.

Atomica Gallery Soho Pop Up, 75 Berwick Sreet, Soho. Open Monday to Saturday, 10.00-20.00; Sunday, 10.00-18.00.
atomicagallery.com

EVENT: NEW YORK

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden

Japan is sowing its seeds in New York this weekend as Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden takes over the city’s New York Botanical Garden. Kiku (chrysanthemums) are highly regarded in Japanese culture and autumn, not summer, is the time to catch them at their best. Those wanting to escape the city this weekend can head to New York’s historic rolling lawns to relax among the intricate formations and also enjoy a sake or two at the event’s pop-up Japanese restaurant.

The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-18.00. Until 27 October.
nybg.org

MUSIC: GLOBAL

Glasser: Interiors

Moving from the sunny serenity of San Francisco to the architectural labyrinth of New York has had made Cameron Mesirow, aka Glasser, reconsider interiors and exteriors –¬ both physically and mentally – on her second album. That bit of inward reflection has also fine-tuned the once-percussion-heavy songs found on her debut into a sleeker pop machine for album two. She might be showing slick moves on the outside, but thankfully, Interiors still retains Glasser’s spikily immaculate oddness.

Interiors is available to buy now.
glassermusic.com

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