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The Weekend Edit; 19.1.12

this week's roundup of events, exhibitions and nights out...

The Weekend Edit; 19.1.12

It wouldn't be the Weekend Edit without a little bit of diversity...

The next 7 days see in the Chinese New Year and Burns Night; amongst a whole host of exhibitions, installations, pop-ups and design shows. It wouldn’t be the Weekend Edit without a little bit of diversity…

Daniel Arsham, the fall, the ball and the wall at OHWOW

Daniel Arsham
Floor Drip, 2011
Fiberglas, plaster, and paint
44 x 45 x 16″

20 January – 6 February

Daniel Arsham, the fall, the ball and the wall at OHWOW

Gallery/publisher/community/retailer… OHWOW is many things, but most of all, it continues to serve up its effortless cool on a conveyer belt of arty style and swagger. We’ve featured their beyond-hip retail spaces here, here and here; and their LA gallery has a steady rotation of the most forward-thinking art around. Their latest exhibition, opening this weekend, showcases the work of New York-based artist Daniel Arsham and his curious architectural manipulations. And rather spiffing it is too…

Daniel Arsham, the fall, the ball and the wall at OHWOW Gallery, 937 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 20th January to 6th February

WigWamBam; Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Pop-Up

Until April 2012

WigWamBam; Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Pop-Up

The Queen of Hoxton‘s rooftop terrace is one of the capital’s very best, and, following the resounding success of their Rooftop Cinema in the summer, they’re back with a cosy al fresco bolthole to see us through till spring. With a schwenkgrill throwing out bratwursts and winter tipples like hot buttered rum and hot’n’spicy cider; their WigWamBam is a perfect wee spot from which to escape the hustle and enjoy acoustic sessions, candle-lit readings, and all manner of fun and frolics. It’s a little bit like a hazy Glastonbury evening in the middle of London city…

WigWamBam at The Queen of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX; Open Monday to Friday 4:00pm – 10:00pm and Saturday 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Alice in Wonderland; Tate, Liverpool

Anna Gaskell
Untitled #6 (Wonder) 1996
Chromogenic Print
Courtesy of Yvon Lambert Gallery

Until 29 January

Alice in Wonderland; Tate, Liverpool

From Salvador Dalí and René Magritte, to Peter Blake and Yayoi Kusama; Lewis Carroll’s iconic novels have influenced generations of visuals artists, and Alice in Wonderland at Tate Liverpool is the first exhibition of its kind to explore these inspirations and relationships to contemporary art. It’s quite a collection, an absolute must for anyone with the slightest of a psychedelic persuasion, and it closes next week; so get there while you can…

Alice in Wonderland at Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, L3 4BB; Running until 29th January

Raarr at The Book Club

Launches tonight

Raarr at The Book Club

Shoreditch’s cultural hotspot The Book Club, is playing host to one of the most adorable, and worthy, exhibitions we’ve come across for some time. Raising money for the NSPCC, 22 of the world’s leading illustrators have produced specially commissioned animal portraits, all without heads or faces. The script is simple (but the results quite brilliant) a gang of kids from around the country – each brandishing an arsenal of felt-tips – were invited to complete the works. It’s fun, hugely original, and supports one of the country’s most admirable charities. Get down there, and show your support…

Raarr at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH; Exhibition Launch starts 6pm this evening. Free Entrance

Design Post Cologne

Photograph by Constantin Meyer

Until 22 January

Design Post Cologne

imm Cologne is underway, and one of the best spots for unearthing new work from some of the world’s top cutting-edge interiors talents is Design Post; with their 3,000 sq mt of high-end interior and product design, from the likes of Moooi, Nimbus and Rosso. One of the highlights kicks off on Saturday, when the ʻCHAIRityʼ event can see you trade in your unwanted seat (and a donation of 100€) in exchange for an iconic designer chair from the likes of Fritz Hansen, Kartell or Vitra…

Design Post Köln, Deutz-Mülheimer-Straße 22a 50679 Cologne; Running until 22nd January. Opening hours, 9:00am – 8:00pm Weekdays and 10:00am – 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday

Thornback & Peel Pop-Up Shop

Until 21 January

Thornback & Peel Pop-Up Shop

Thornback & Peel’s elegant hand-printed accessories are a delightful example of nu-Victoriana – steeped in quaint English heritage. Catch their sale pop-up event in Clerkenwell to grab some of their eccentric classics; with a further 10% discount by signing up for their mailing list, over here

Thornback & Peel Pop Up Shop, 21 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DX; Running until 21st January. Open Monday – Friday, 12:00pm to 7:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm to 8:30pm and Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm

Auchentoshan Presents; The William McGonagall Burns Supper

25 January

Auchentoshan Presents; The William McGonagall Burns Supper

Keen readers will know that we’re fond of a wee dram; whisky has enjoyed somewhat of a revival in the last few years, and Glasgow’s closest Distillery, Auchentoshan (pronounced Ock-un-toshan, in your best Scottish accent please), are rethinking the tradition of Burns Night – 25th January – with a decidedly more irreverent approach at venues across the UK. Celebrating the work of William McGonagall – a Scot noted for challenging perceptions of poetry with his famously bad prose – as opposed to Robert Burns’ landmark works, Auchentoshan Presents… The William McGonagall Burns Supper will start with pudding, and end with the starter (turning the supper on its head as McGonagall turned Scottish poetry on its), whilst tweed wearing guests are invited to write and recite their own McGonagall styled pieces. Toying with the conformity of a traditional Burns Night supper, whilst staying true to its roots, Auchentoshan’s anarchic approach looks set to be one of the most inspired ways to spend next Wednesday eve…

The William McGonagall Burns Supper at The Charles Lamb, Islington, London, N1 8DE; Starts 7:00pm and costs £27.50 per person

Year of the Dragon

Chinese New Year 23 January

Year of the Dragon

It’s the Chinese New Year on Monday. And what better way to celebrate than with a shiny new pair of sneakers? Perhaps not the most authentic way to see in the year of the dragon, but it’s a bloody good excuse to show you these opulent limited edition Kobe VII System Supreme in custom-crafted shoebox, that we saw over on Hypebeast

NIKE “Year of the Dragon Collection”; Available Now

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