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Hot dates for June 12 June, 2009

Posted by Annie Deakin in Annie's blog.
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Baroque 1620–1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence: Until 19 July
V&A Museum, London. Love a little opulence? Experience what it would be like to live in a lavish Baroque palace with all the trappings at this unique exhibition.


 Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner: Until 26 July
The Lighthouse, Glasgow. Lautner’s iconic structures set the stage in films such as Diamonds Are Forever and Pulp Fiction. See original drawings and plans by one of the world’s greatest architects and watch videos showing inside the houses he designed.


 Snøhetta : Until 28 July
Royal Academy, London. Accompanying the 2009 Annual Architecture Lecture given by Norwegian architectural practice Snøhetta, this display showcases their recently completed new National Opera & Ballet House in Oslo which won the 2009 Mies van der Rohe award. This is your first stop for exciting contemporary architecture.


 Exclusively Housewares: 9–10 June
Business Design Centre, Islington, London. Find all the latest gadgets and tableware designs from a wide range of retailers. This is an invite–only trade show. Pre–order your tickets on their website.


Futurism : 12 June – 20 September 2009
Tate Modern, London. Enjoy the forward thinking ambition of the Futurists at this new Tate exhibition. Drawing upon elements of Divisionism and Cubism, the Futurists created a new style that broke with old traditions and expressed the dynamism, energy and movement of their modern life.


 Fresh Air 09: 14 June–4 July
Quenington Old Rectory, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Head outdoors for the ninth Quenington Sculpture Exhibition. Browse an array of classic to cutting–edge contemporary works by established and emerging artists in a stunning setting.


Beyond Bloomsbury: 18 June–20 September
Courtauld Gallery, London. The Omega Workshops were an experimental design collective that brought the experimental language of avant-garde art to domestic design in Edwardian Britain. This exhibition brings together their laboratory of design ideas, from rugs and linens to ceramics, furniture and clothing – all boldly coloured with dynamic abstract patterns.



Radical Nature – Art and architecture for a changing planet 1969 – 2009:
19 June–20 September
Barbican, London. This exhibition is for those who care about changes to the planet. Radical Nature draws on ideas that have emerged out of experimental architecture, land art, environmental activism and utopianism.


Walking In My Mind 2 3 June–6 September
South Bank Centre, London. Be inspired by some dramatic, large-scale installation art and see how ten international artists have transformed the Hayward Gallery’s indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture terraces into a series of gigantic sculptural environments. The experience is intended to blur the boundaries between inner and outer space.


Forum 2009 – Growing Through Recession: 24 June, 9.30am – 5.15pm
Sadler’s Wells, London. Growing Through Recession brings together specialist speakers to present and discuss opportunities within the design industry and ways of accessing them. The day-long event will focus on new avenues for selling and funding prototypes as well as analyzing trends in the recession and sustainable future.



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