London Study Trip: Gallery Day, Lovely Day

On this lovely sunny day, my classmates and I went to London to visit several galleries and see the exhibitions there. Serpentine Sackler Galleries -> “Speak: Tania Bruguera, Douglas Gordon, Laure Prouvost and Cally Spooner” Serpentine Galleries -> “A World View: John Latham” House of Illustration -> “Nous Vous: Three Men In A Boat” and “Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies”     At Serpentine Sackler Galleries, I was fascinated by the art work: “End her is story” which was produced by Laure Prouvost.   The art work combined light, videos, objects, and music. In the dark exhibition room, I felt that…

London Study Trip: SOMERSET HOUSE STUDIO

Have you ever thinking of working in a PALACE for your creative work? Then welcome to SOMERSET HOUSE STUDIO! In Taiwan, we have this kind of creator base too. But they are usually in old factories, not in a palace like this! In Somerset House Studio, creators can hire a desk or a whole room to run their business. At the meantime, they are allowed to use the workshops/machines for their works. The studio also holds events, workshops, and activities for “residents” to join and meet more creators who might be collaborators on the future projects. It is a really interesting place…

London Study Trip: PICASSO PORTRAITS

It was really a great pleasure to see Picasso’s portraits at National Portrait Gallery. I would like to see Master’s portraits and how he recorded his life with paintings. I thought it related to my project and my idea of “Record your story” as my manifesto. On the leaflet it wrote: “Picasso’s portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory.” The exhibition started…

London Study Trip: the Design Museum

16 January was my first time to visit London! We, GDAD students, went to the Design Museum as the first stop. On the top floor, it was DESIGNER MAKER USER exhibition. At the beginning of the exhibition, the sentence: “FROM THE SPOON TO THE CITY” caught my eyes and widen my horizon. A design was not something only did on paper, computer or fashionable clothes. Every tiny thing we were using today was a designed product or service. And the three relationships between DESIGNER, MAKER, and USER were close and each played a unique role in the design progress. After…