The 9th edition of the International Ignacy Jan Paderewski Festival begins at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The Morpheus Saxophone Quarter, Polish String Quartet, Polish Sinfonia Juventus Orchestra and Ukrainian Piano Duo are just a few of the internationally acclaimed artists who will grace the event. The concerts begin on November 4 and the last musical meeting of this year’s edition will take place on November 9.
Exploring the spaces between art and craft in Southbank Hayward Gallery’s new exhibition ‘Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art’ offers a delightful journey through clay. It is a garden of wonders that has recently opened in one of the most famous places for contemporary art in London.
Assistant curator Marie-Charlotte Carrier said the general criteria was to let artists push the boundaries of the medium, whether in scale, method or glaze. The exhibition offers large installations not necessarily associated with clay or forms that go far beyond the medium.
Other topics on the program included the display of 27 works of art stolen by the Germans during World War II and recovered shortly after the war; a remix of the famous album “Revolver” by the Beatles considered to be the best of their career; the opening of the theme park dedicated to the Japanese film studio Gibli known for its animations full of deities, mysticism and interesting characters.