The Future of Exhibition Sponsorship

Thomas Jones

The LRB blog has been invited to an exclusive panel discussion at the Barbican next Thursday on 'the Future of Kitchens'. It's part of The Surreal House exhibition, which is disinterestedly sponsored by IKEA.


  • 5 August 2010 at 12:16pm
    Geoff Roberts says:
    Who is invited? I'd like to be there and I'm sure that pinhut and AJP Crown would relish the opportunity to air their views on the future of kitchens.

  • 5 August 2010 at 2:45pm
    A.J.P. Crown says:
    As it happens I'm quite interested in the idea of surrealist architecture, mostly because not much was ever done with it -- not by architects at any rate. Aldo Rossi alluded to DiChirico in some of his drawings, but that's as far as he went. Then there's a pink-covered book on architecture and film by ... a woman who died, whose father worked for Harold Wilson; anyway, it mentions Bunuel. Other than that... I'm a bit worried by "everything that the rational, functional Modernist house is not", that can't be right. I don't see any future for kitchens. Furry teacups is all in the past.

  • 6 August 2010 at 8:45am
    Paul Taylor says:
    Kitchens don't have a future. We can print food:

  • 6 August 2010 at 10:54am
    A.J.P. Crown says:
    The Future of Exhibition Sponsorship
    Thomas, is there anything wrong with IKEA sponsoring 'The Surreal House' or 'The Future of Kitchens'?

    • 7 August 2010 at 10:37am
      Thanks, I'd forgotten about that. You do give short replies.

  • 7 August 2010 at 8:43pm
    alex says:
    why have a panel discussion when you can have a lino discussion? or even a worktop workshop.

  • 8 August 2010 at 6:29pm
    Fatema Ahmed says:
    And more from inside IKEA (from 'Stealing Beauty' by Guy Ben-Ner):

    • 9 August 2010 at 10:07am
      A.J.P. Crown says: @ Fatema Ahmed
      That's disgraceful. I love the way he cuts from husband to wife in about five different beds.

  • 9 August 2010 at 10:38am
    A.J.P. Crown says:
    For the one non-Guardian reader here, this works quite well with the surreal house.

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