1 Music: Global
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi “Rome”
Five years in the making, the aptly named Rome was conceived by star producer Danger Mouse and composer Daniele Luppi as the soundtrack to an imaginary spaghetti western reminiscent of Sergio Leone’s golden era. The duo recruited Ennio Morricone’s key players for cred and invited vocalists Norah Jones and Jack White to create a blissful aural journey, oscillating between atmospheric ballads and stirring musical interludes.
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi “Rome”, available now.
2 Museum: Antwerp
Museum aan de Stroom
The Museum aan de Stroom (or MAS), already one of Antwerp’s most iconic buildings, is finally open. Local firm B-architecten’s red sandstone tower was inaugurated earlier this week, and holds a collection of 470,000 art pieces exploring the city’s history. In-house composer Eric Sleichim will soundtrack a visit to the museum on this, its debut weekend.
Museum Aan de Stroom, Hanzestedenplaats 1. Antwerp. Open daily, from 10:00 to 17:00 (closed Mondays).
3 Exhibition: Los Angeles
Timonthy Hull "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow"
Based in New York, this weekend artist Timothy Hull will be in Los Angeles for the opening of his latest exhibition — Here Today, Gone Tomorrow — Hull’s third show at the Taylor de Cordoba gallery. Exploring the nature of time and history, the exhibition will feature a series of drawings, paintings and wall installations.
Timothy Hull “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow”, Taylor De Cordoba, 2660 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles. Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 18:00, until July 9. [taylordecordoba.com] (http://taylordecordoba.com)
4 Film: London
Kino: Russian Film Pioneers
Hollywood is releasing a total of 27 sequels this summer. Take respite from that with BFI Southbank’s festival Kino: Russian Film Pioneers, which celebrates Soviet cinema’s great experimental period in the 1920s. There are screenings of classics such as Dziga Vertov’s documentary, The Man with a Movie-Camera, Kozintsev & Trauberg’s The New Babylon and, inevitably, a restored version of Sergei Eisenstein’s seminal Battleship Potemkin.
BFI Southbank, until June 30. “The New Babylon” (dir. Grigori Kozintsev & Leonid Trauberg) showing at 15:50, May 21.
5 Retail: London
Kettle's Yard: FOUND
This weekend, pop down to the Kettle’s Yard: FOUND garage sale for some great finds, including home accessories and art books ranging from £1 – £2,000. Artists Clara Drummond, Paul Zuckerman, Edmund de Waal and John Pawson have all contributed something, with proceeds raising funds for a new education wing at Kettle’s Yard, the 20th century art centre in Cambridge.
Kettle’s Yard: FOUND – A Garage Sale, The Brompton Garage, 1 North Terrace, London. Daily, 10:00 – 18:00 (Sunday, 12:00 – 17:00. Closed Monday). Until 22 May.