So last Friday I finally managed to get to see the two shows I have been trying to see for a long time! These were the very much celebrated Light show at the Hayward and The Bride and the Bachelor at the Barbican. Two unbelievably incredible exhibitions curated with such passion and authority the exhibits were truly moving.
The Bride and The Bachelor is a completely different experience, but nether the less moving and inspiring. Based around the works of Duchamp and his enormously important legacy on contemporary artists John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. This exhibition is layered with traces of genius, as you see the effect Marcel had on the works of his contemporaries and friends. As you walk around the show, Philippe Parreno has created a musical mise en scene, producing scores from Cage and sounds of his own inspiration from these works. The result is a stunning sensory explosion, as you see, hear and feel part of a great moment in time.
Its almost impossible to truly explain the experiences you get from these two shows, the best way is to visit, see and experience them yourself and be overtaken with inspiration and vision in ways you couldn't quite imagine.
See more here: http://www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery/event-detail.asp?ID=14075