Pretty things

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The degree shows for the University of Arts London have started. Yesterday I was lucky to attend the Central St Martin’s presentations of their fashion, photography and fine arts departments. After waiting for a spot in a long line of London fahionistas and art critics, I finally got in and was taken aback with how much better it was than what I had expected.

My favorite was probably the fine arts section with interesting installations ranging from a wooden supercomplex structure hanging from the ceiling to a room that allowed your eyes to see things only if you allowed enough time to get your eyes used to the darkness. Really great stuff. The image at the beginning is by one of the show’s gems, Luca Damiani, who works at the intersection of arts, design and psychology. For a while from now, London will be swelling with little explosions of young talent shows. Keep an eye out, these things really are worth seeing.


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