Harold Chapman’s latest review covers the Royal Academy’s new exhibition: “Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932”. If ever there was an unequivocal testament to the dangers of power mixed with ideology and the profound importance of art in a nation’s life, here it is. To all the people of the world, take note, and carefully guard what liberties you have.
Harold Chapman is back from Tampere where both “Invisible” and “Sweep” screened to full houses. Over four days he attended screenings, events and parties and consumed copious quantities of smoked salmon, pickled herring and beer. A very warm thanks to festival director Jukka-Pekka Laakso and his wonderful team and the lovely people of Tampere. Vivre the Finnish sauna and plunges in frozen lakes!
On the eve of the director’s departure to the Tampere Film Festival in Finland a short reminder, in case any of you might be passing…, that both “Invisible” and “Sweep” will be screening as part of a Special Programme entitled, “Swinging London”, which casts a a beady filmic eye on life in our capital. Screenings Thursday night at 22:00 and Saturday night at 20:00 at the Plevna, Tampere. See you there!
As the panto season disappears behind us as we slog through winter, here is a warming reminder of what went before and what will come after – Harold Chapman’s review of “Aladdin” at the Lyric, Hammersmith.
Killer, outlaw, genius and inspiration to many generations of artists, Caravaggio’s life and works beggar belief. A new show at the National Gallery entitled “Beyond Caravaggio” explores his influence on his contemporaries and the generation following. Harold Chapman’s review of this is now headlining in “The Arbuturian”.