Brought to you by WGSN’s team of editors and correspondents around the globe, this month’s Top 10 list details the not-to-be-missed events from cities across the world
With landmark exhibitions, film festivals and food fairs happening in September, there is something everyone can get excited about on our monthly global culture calendar…
1. AMSTERDAM: UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR (September 18 – 20 2015)Westergasfabriek, Klönneplein 1
Celebrating unknown photographers, this fair showcases undiscovered talents and their work from around the world in a three-day event.
2. BARCELONA: DEGUSTA (September 24-27 2015)
Driven by the city’s passion for gastronomy, the 5th edition of Barcelona Degusta celebrates its heritage of high quality gourmet cuisine. Its program is open to public and will feature everything from traditional artisan products to the latest trend of food trucks, as well as famed Michelin-star chefs from the region.
3. HONG KONG: SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (September 17 – 27 2015), The Metroplex, KITEC, Emax, 1 Trademart Drive
The independent film festival comes to Hong Kong for the second year, bringing with it along long-waited indie movies such as The Stanford Prison Experiment, and a film music day lab.
4. LONDON: AI WEIWEI SOLO EXHIBITION (September 19 – December 13 2015), the Royal Academy
The artist’s most important works since 1993, including large-scale installations exploring themes of censorship and human rights.
5. LOS ANGELES: JIMI HENDRIX – ELECTRIC CHURCH/FILM (September 17 2015), The Grammy Museum
The film includes never-before-seen concert footage of the icon in action, multiple standout performances and recently unearthed footage shot by Steve Rash (Director of The Buddy Holly Story), that all detail the historic night and the efforts of promoter Alex Cooley to create the definitive music festival with Jimi Hendrix as its centerpiece.
6. NEW YORK: FASHION UNDERGROUND – THE WORLD OF SUSANNE BARTSCH (September 18 – December 5 2015), The Museum at FIT
Looks from Bartsch’s personal collection with designs by John Galliano, Pam Hogg and Thierry Mugler.
7. PARIS: PARIS DESIGN WEEK 2015 (September 5 -12 2015)
As an extension of Maison & Object trade show, the interior-based design week invites the public to discover the newest trends from furniture and home décor to fashion, art and even gastronomy across Paris.
8. SAO PAULO: MIRANTE 9 DE JULHO, Rua Carlos Comenale
Abandoned for almost eight decades, what used to be an intellectual hangout in the 1920s now returns as a new spot for art shows, musical projects, exhibitions, outdoor movies and independent fairs in the city.
9. SHANGHAI: RAIN ROOM (September 1 – December 31 2015), Yuz Museum, 35 Fenggu Road
Experience the famous Rain Room exhibition, which allows visitors to walk through a field of falling water without getting wet.
10. TOKYO: FOR STOCKISTS EXHIBITION (September 2 -4 2015), Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan, 2-31-3 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
A trade show with a difference, held each year in and around the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Jiyu Gakuen (known to fans of the iconic architect as the “House of Tomorrow”). Exhibitors at the accessories and interiors-focused show this year include Japanese favourites Hasami Porcelain, irose (for conceptual, origami-inspired bags and leather goods), and cult homewares supplier Landscape Products.
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