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Weekend agenda: 6/7 August— Global

Preface

Something for your weekend: Monocle’s global selection includes an inaugural Polish film festival, landscape paintings in Sydney and the return of a leading contemporary art expo in Japan.

Book, Media, Music, Theatre

5 August 2011

01 Art: Yokahoma

-Yokohama Triennale 2011, 'Our Magic Hour'

Taking place at two venues over the course of the next three months, the fourth Yokohama Triennale opened this week. Structured around the theme of mythology, mystery and legends, the show borrows its title – Our Magic Hour – from a banner work by Ugo Rondinone. The banner will be displayed outside the Yokohama Museum of Art throughout the festival period, in addition to many works exhibited inside.

Yokohama Triennale 2011, Yokohama Museum of Art and NYK Waterfront Warehouse. Open daily, 11.00 – 18.00. Until 6 November.
yokohamatriennale.jp

02 Music: London

- Field Day

Celebrating its fifth anniversary with balmy weather forecasted and more than 80 music groups due to play, the Field Day Festival will turn up its speakers to the max in Victoria Park this Saturday. With 20,000 indie-loving audiophiles expected to attend, the festival is renowned for showcasing bands on the cusp of great things. Monocle will be bopping to the beats of Wild Beasts, Erol Alkan, and, a repeat offender on the Monocle office stereo, local eastender CocknBullKid.

Field Day, Victoria Park, London. 6 August.
fielddayfestivals.com

03 Film and Music: Poznan

- Transatlantyk Poznan International Film and Music Festival

The first edition of the Transatlantyk Poznan International Film and Music Festival in Poznan, Poland, kicks-off this weekend with a retrospective of Milos Forman’s best flicks, including the iconic Hair and Amadeus. The festival will screen 150 films from around the world, with special focus on new Scandinavian and Arab cinema, culinary films and environmental documentaries. The Transatlantyk classical music section pays homage to some of the best contemporary composers and musicians, while Transatlantyk Club is all about the DJs, with sets by Beatfanatic, DJ Kosakot, Mad Mats and Los Chicharrons.

Transatlantyk, various locations, Poznan, Poland. Until 13 August.
transatlantyk.org/en

04 Book: Global

- Andrey Kurkov, 'The Milkman in the Night'

Ten years on from the publication of his cult classic Death and the Penguin comes a new novel by Russian-born Ukranian author Andrey Kurkov. The Milkman in the Night is a characteristically black-humoured tale of one man’s night-time misadventures set in the swirling underworld of Kiev. The Mikhail Bulgakov of our times, dosed up with extra satire.

Andrey Kurkov’s ‘The Milkman in the Night’ is on sale now, published by Harvill Secker (UK).

05 Exhibition: Sydney

- Chris Bellamy, 'Luminous'

The glorious Sydney weather has still not emerged from its winter slumber, so what better way to escape the weekend rain than at Luminous, an exhibition by Western Australia artist Chris Bellamy. The solo show at Sydney’s Iain Dawson Gallery includes a large handful of oil-on-canvas works, each taking the Australian landscape as its inspiration. The collection of gently illuminated trees is the perfect respite to the city this weekend.

Iain Dawson Gallery, 443 Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney, NSW. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 – 18.00. Until 20 August.
iaindawson.com

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