Art in Print
A new exhibition investigates the relationship between diplomacy and the Queen’s wardrobe
Opening tomorrow, Fashioning A Reign, the Buckingham Palace summer exhibition, will show how the Queen has defined her public appearances through a careful choice of diplomatic wardrobes.
Around 80 outfits from the Queen’s long reign are on display, tracing her life from christening gown to the neon green dress worn at her 90th birthday celebrations.
In particular, the exhibition will tell the story of how the monarch has used fashion for diplomacy, charming the world with the judicious use of symbols, colour and “subtle compliments” to the nations she visits.
Via The Telegraph
Reading jail will be open for two months to host Oscar Wilde project
On Thursday, Artangel announced that is taking over Reading jail, one of the most famous prisons in the UK, where Oscar Wilde spent two years from 1895-97. A striking list of artists has decided to join the art initiative: from Ai Weiwei and Doris Salcedo to Maxine Peake and Ralph Fiennes.
During this two-month project, artists will respond to the work of Wilde, the architecture of the prison and themes of imprisonment and separation.
The exhibition, which will have timed entry to prevent it becoming too crowded, is the first phase of a wider three-year arts initiative called Reading International, led by the University of Reading.
Via The Guardian
Lacking a beach, small town on the Amalfi Coast launches open-air museum
Praiano, a small town of about 2,000, is situated on the Amalfi Cost but, unlike other more famous seaside towns such as Positano and Amalfi, it lacks a beach.
Residents have therefore decided to start a new plan to lure visitors. The project, called NaturArte Project, lines Praiano’s streets with ceramic plaques and sculptures, creating a kind of open-air museum that unfolds along eight different routes.