Robert Rauschenberg Exhibition, Tate Modern

Maggio Art Consultancy London

Robert Rauschenberg Exhibition, Tate Modern, until 2 April 2017

When you studied a little bit of American Contemporary Art but everything feels blurry but exciting, you go to the Robert Rauschenberg Exhibitions.

The interest, the number of mesmerised people visiting and reading and staring then, convince you that you are in the right show.

But then, images become less and less communicative, to you only apparently, and videos of dancers are not able to uplift you from the very much craved white rabbit hole.

Go: To learn at least one name for the American Modern Art movement.

Don't Go: if you need cardboard for your moving and you feel they could have a better use with you instead of at the Tate.

LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Mayfair

LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, 2016? No, Thank you.

The art displayed at LAPADA 2016 was like your bookshelf: you know your books, you know the story and you know if they are interesting or NOT.

When you are tired of them though, you display some always fashionable Lalique vases, some overpriced African art and vintage diamond rings.

Done! the fee for the stand is almost covered.

Don't go: if you have some gardening to do.

Go: if you missed all the Art Fairs in 2015 and 2016.

Painting by Phil Shaw.  (Same old same old.)




Where my Toys are..

Newport Street Gallery: Jeff Koons exhibition

When your name is Damien and you are wealthy, arty and with some 'toys' to show off, you open a gallery.

Possibly, you ask very talented architects to transform your listed storage into a vast airy white cube.

Then, you ask your friends to bring their bright and (spoiler alert) sexually explicit toys along...and the party of  'are they really worth my time?' is ON !

Don't go: for your first date or if your parents are in town.

Go for: the flights of stairs! Excellent example of design, wood, plaster and brick combination.