Saturday, 13 February 2016
Ai Wei Wei at the Royal Academy of Arts, a Retrospective.
I recently saw the Ai Wei Wei exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
It was a date weekend, and I remember thinking at the time it was a bloody expensive weekend just to go to some art galleries, but I was spending time on my Instagram tonight and looking through my photos and enjoying them all over again.
It reminded me just how much I love modern art. Even if I don't know loads about it, I can appreciate art.
One of my great pleasures in life is when I'm in a foreign city and exploring it, and checking out the local galleries. I would feel odd if I didn't do this, it's like my default setting. There's always amazing stuff to be seen, and you won't know unless you go looking for it.
It's the same with London. If I'm there, which is quite rarely nowadays, I'll always go to the Saatchi Gallery and the Tate Modern if I can. It's nice to lose myself in a couple of hours of looking at strange objects and pictures. It's a bit like reading a paper on a Saturday with a coffee and being able to truly relax, which hasn't happened many times since becoming a dad.
I've got quite a collection of art on my Instagram and you can follow me here!
Here are some of my favourites from the Saatchi.
And if you want to see the incredible 360 Ai Wei Wei experience, and tour of the exhibition then you can find it on the RA website in the link above.