Your monthly cultural crib sheet compiled by Citizen Femme.
Designed for cosmopolitan globetrotters – based anywhere from London to New York – we’ve rounded up the best exhibitions to see, the films to watch, and the events to catch in your chosen city this month.
Vision & Virtuosity By Tiffany & Co., Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
To mark Tiffany & Co.’s 150th anniversary in London, a seven-chapter exhibition entitled “Vision & Virtuosity” has landed at Saatchi. Bringing together over 400 objects from the House’s archives, the exhibition chronicles the life of the storied jeweller since its founding in New York City in 1837. ‘Taking visitors on a journey through everything from archival high-jewellery designs to Tiffany’s famed window displays and its recently acquired Empire Diamond of over 80 carats ’, highlights include the fifth space, which is devoted to Breakfast at Tiffany’s (and houses an original script), and the penultimate chapter – a spectacle of diamonds – which provides an opportunity to ogle over the legendary 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond.
JEFF KOONS: APOLLO, Deste Foundation Project Space, Hydra, Greece
On view at DESTE’s Project Space at the old Slaughterhouse in Hydra, Jeff Koons: Apollo is a solo exhibition that’s certain to be top of a many a jet-setters cultural to-do list this summer. Almost 20 years since Koon’s last Grecian show, the 2022 exhibition is an installation ‘presenting new sculptures by Jeff Koons along with readymade objects selected by the artist to engage the viewer in a metaphysical dialogue between the contemporary and ancient’. At the centre of the installation is the sculpture Apollo Kithara (2019–2022), a 9.1meter wide reflective “wind spinner that greets people entering the port of Hydra on one side”.
Une Seconde d’Éternité, Bourse de Commerce, Paris, France
Une seconde d’éternité ‘brings together artists whose works are able to generate a space-time’. Displayed throughout the impressive Bourse de Commerce spaces, the exhibition is ‘inspired by the oeuvre of Felix Gonzalez-Torres and his work’s openness to tangible emotions, through a certain aesthetics of disappearance, and to new forms of connection and aesthetic experiences.’ Pay a visit and discover works from the collections of Larry Bell, Marcel Broodthaers, Wolfgang Tillmans, Carrie Mae Weems, and more.
RA Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK
Showcasing art in all forms, from prints, painting, film, and photography, to architectural works and sculpture the RA’s Summer Exhibition is always quite the show. This year’s theme, chosen by the exhibition’s coordinator, Alison Wilding RA, is ‘Climate’. Exhibition highlights include: ‘two rooms of prints selected by Grayson Perry RA, a structure made of elephant dung bricks, and new work by the Singh Twins’. Most of the works on display are available to purchase, and ‘proceeds from the Summer Exhibition directly support the exhibiting artists and the RA’s charitable work, including training the next generation of artists in the Royal Academy Schools.’
Marguerite's Summer Programme
Marguerite, the women’s members club (which also sells tickets to events for non-members to buy) have announced their dynamic summer programme – so, diaries at the ready! Delving into the minds of some of the UK’s leading artists and creatives, upcoming Marguerite events include a studio visit to see Henry Holland and his amazing ceramics; a dinner at Casa Cruz with new Watching Women and Girls author Danielle Pender; and a trip to Worm London’s floral workshop. They’re also venturing outside London to Margate for a private tour of Tracey Emin’s new exhibition and to St Ives, Cornwall, for a private tour of Tate St Ives paired with a two-night stay at Harbour View House. Check the calendar and book your spot.
Feature image: Apollo Windspinner, 2020-2022; Steel, bronze, and two motors; 1393,3 x 914,4 x 260,8 cm.
Installation view of the exhibition Jeff Koons: Apollo, DESTE Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, Hydra (June 21 – October 31, 2022), © Jeff Koons, Photo: Eftychia Vlachou.