@MarDixon Passionate about culture internationally. Run remixing events, workshops, create solutions, and an international speaker. Over sharer and Mom who loses arguments to a teen. Projects created: @CultureThemes @lovetheatreday @AskaCurator @MuseumSelfieDay @TeensInMuseums @52museums
  • Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life at Sir John Soane’s Museum @soanemuseum

    April 4th, 2017mardixonCulture, International

    I was incredibly fortunate enough to get a look at Sir John Soane’s Museum latest exhibition Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life whilst recently in London.

    Each of the twelve sculptures is created from casts of Quinn and his muse, the dancer Jenny Bastet, in a series of embraces. Their interlinked arms appear to be fighting, loving, holding or supporting – or even all at once – reflecting Quinn’s recurring fascination with the physical ambiguities of human emotion.

    Marc Quinn marries together the architecture beauty of the Soane’s Museum with contemporary art in a very sympathetic way.  I personally loved how each piece seem to have been at the location for years.  As I was there, some people walked right by without even recognizing it was a different piece.  That to me is a great sign of fitting in.


    Normally you’re not allowed to take photographs in the museums.  Many know how much this normally goes against everything in me but with Soane Museum it’s different.  You appreciate the value of what you are seeing more.  However with with trip I had special permission to take photos so enjoy the gallery!

    Go and see it before it ends September 23rd!

    For more information on Marc Quinn: Drawn from Life see the website.

    Event Info: 28 Mar 2017 to 23 Sep 2017
    Price: Free


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