Thursday, October 18, 2007

Interlude

Life has been so hectic since we got back from Tokyo, that I just wanted to drop in and say thanks for your lovely comments. I have at least three more Japanese posts to write, which I will do but it may take longer than I wish.

In the meantime, we're house or flat hunting, and a few other activities are also gobbling up my after-work time. Plus I'm still dog-tired from jetlag.

We've managed to take some time out to visit a couple of galleries though. We both had Monday off, so after unpacking our bags and doing laundry, we headed to the Southbank to see the new Louise Bourgeois retrospective at the Tate Modern and the private viewing of The Painting Of Modern Life exhibition at the Hayward. The latter was a surreal and hilarious experience because each floor of the exhibition was needlessly guarded by loads of bored security men dressed all in black with loud walkie talkies. What did they think the invited guests were going to do? We couldn't contain ourselves when we overheard one of them explaining, "I'm 23 and I figure I only have one year left of being young so this year I'm really going to give my band my all"!

Anyway, we'll be returning to both exhibitions in the weeks and months to come, when I'll write about them in more detail.

7 comments:

Chakli said...

I love how you and your husband are so committed to being connected with art. Visiting a gallery the day after you land from Tokyo is admirable!

Broom said...

I agree with Chakli! Personally, I'd be snoozing away my jet lag! :)

Olivia said...

Ah, so you're not the only one to take an interlude from your holiday blogging?

I hope you find a new home before the weather really changes! We're sort of looking too...

Southways said...

Hey, just got back from a work trip to find you back from Japan. Looks like you had a great trip!!! Good to have you back.

Planethalder said...

Thank you all! You know me, can't keep still!

Chakli - welcome!

Jean said...

I didn't know what your first shot was of until I saw the Louise Bourgeois exhibition this weekend - great photo; I love it!

Planethalder said...

Thanks Jean (and welcome!), unfortunately I can't claim credit - I think I got it from the Tate website! Like you, I was a little nervous about taking my camera out.