Monthly Archives: October 2013

FIAC | Our Pick From the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain

The fair to rival Frieze, FIAC, short for Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, is Paris’ biggest contemporary art fair. Naturally, we couldn’t resist taking a peak at the incredible work that was being showcased, and we’ve created a list of our favourite pieces to share.

Our Top Ten | Urban Photographer of the Year Awards 2013

The Urban Photographer of the Year Awards recently took place. With a record number of entrants, the competition showcased some truly amazing talent. We thought we’d give you a taste of the talent, and have made our own list, along with each photographer’s own description of the image.

Our Pick | Bars With Michelin Stars

With all the recently awarded Michelin stars, Ultra Vie thought we’d celebrate the news with a list of some of the best bars that accompany those restaurants.

Art Basel Miami | What’s New in 2013

Art Basel Miami is coming up at the start of December, and we just can’t wait! With new participating galleries, a new section called Edition, and a new curator, the fair is sure to live up to its reputation for success.

Street Art | Levalet Strikes a Chord with ‘Orphee’

French street artist, Levalet (Charles Leval) has recently created a new installation entitled ‘Orphee’. The piece, a pasted image of a man holding a real guitar has been stuck to the flaking paint of a wall in Paris.

VQ | 24-hour diner opens in West End

Calling all night owls, early birds and everyone in-between: a new 24 hour café and diner from Chelsea’s established VQ is opening later this week in the West End to feed and water Londoners round the clock.

Unseen Amsterdam | Our Favourites from the Photography Fair

With Unseen Amsterdam on our radar from our previous post about upcoming photography fairs, we were keen to see what hidden talents would show up at this year’s fair. The results did not disappoint, so we’ve compiled a list of our absolute favourite photographs for you to take a look at.

Art News | The Week In Pictures

This week’s round up of art news | 19th October – 25th October

Art + Fashion | Great Collaborations Between Artists and Designers

Given that in so many instances, fashion is considered an art form, it’s only natural that artists and fashion designers would seek out one another to create stunning pieces. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite fashion and art collaborations for you to look at.

Sarah Lucas | SITUATION At The Whitechapel Gallery

Sarah Lucas is exhibiting the Whitechapel Gallery until 15th December bringing together two decades of art work in an exhibition entitled ‘SITUATION’. The exhibition is to feature sculptures, installation and photographer that she has produced since the 1980s and is set to express her role in British art and is an opportunity for the general public to see her established career in her first major solo exhibition.

Aamir Ahmad | Zumbura: New Authentic Indian Restaurant

Co-founder of award-winning contemporary furniture retailer Dwell, Aamir Ahmad, will be making his debut in the restaurants scene with the launch of Indian restaurant Zumbura in Clapham on the 6th November. He talks to Ultra Vie of authentic Indian cuisine, his lifelong ambition of opening an Indian eatery and his transition from retail to restaurant.

Halloween 2013 | Social Calendar

Halloween is fast approaching, so we thought we’d help out with a social calendar of events going on in the surrounding days. We’ll carry on updating it as new events are announced, so keep checking back in!