Visited Palace (2015) by Nathan Coley at St. Lawrence’s Church, Norwich in late May. Although the five illuminated words – life, belief, mind, wealth and land – represent the five desirable attributes in Islam, they work very well as a critique of Christianity.
Last night I saw wunderkind cellist Andrei Ionita perform at The Playhouse in Norwich, with the diminutive Lilit Grigoryan on piano. The second half included a mesmerising version of Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No.4 in C Major, Op.102/1. And the crowd-pleasing Fantasiestücke for Cello and Piano by Schumann certainly..er… pleased the crowd.
Ionita won First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015. He plays a 1671 cello by Giovanni Battista Rogeri.
“Keep people from their history, and they are easily controlled.” – Karl Marx
Probably the most exciting exhibition of 2018. See it in Sheffield or Derby. More of this 21st century art please. Less multi-millionaire celebrity art onanism please. Thank you.