Sensing Spaces at The Royal Academy

Yesterday, I went with my mother to the amazing Sensing Spaces exhibition at The Royal Academy - an exciting and fun exhibition. 

By Kengo Kuma
Kengo Kuma's installation used light and scent (the smell of tatami and hinoki) to create this beautifully lit space - which reminded me of Yayoi Kusama's beautiful light installations (which if you haven't seen - google it now!). 

By Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichschausen 

By Grafton Architects 

By Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichschausen 

By Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichschausen 

By Eduardo Souto de Moura

By Diébédo Francis Kéré
The highlight of the exhibition was Diébédo Francis Kéré's installation. The idea behind it is that visitors can help to create the installation itself by using straws in several bright colours, and adding them to the structure. As expected this is where you found virtually every child, making flowers with straws or shapes - putting my twisted pink-blue attempt to shame. Adding to that, there were several adults attempting to build long straws to stick to the top of the structure - which I was honestly quite impressed by. 

By Li Xiaodong
I loved Li Xiadong's installation, with walls made from untreated wood, lit floors, and mirrors. It felt like walking through a maze - it was so easy to get lost in the atmosphere he'd created.

If you get a chance to go - I really recommend it - it's an exhibition you don't want to miss! Ends 6th April 2014.

1 comment

  1. The art by Diébédo Francis Kéré looks like a child's scribble picture.... Colourful & messy! Unusual.

    Chloe at


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