The Yoko Ono-designed installation Odyssey of a Cockroach comes to London next month, to an off-site location for the ICA. Ono’s conceptual piece plots a passage through time across New York city, as seen through the low-level eyes of the hardy parasite. She took pictures of the ‘city’s corners’ to capture ‘the true reality of what our dreams and nightmares have created’. Oversized sculptures of an overflowing rubbish bin and a human rat trap are set against billboard-sized photographs of urban scenes. Odyssey takes place at 14 Wharf Road, London N1, from 5 February to 2 March.
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Illustration-led puzzle companies speak with us about how they have capitalised on a market which has been supercharged by pandemic lockdowns and a desire to “switch off”.
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Nine designers have been recognised with the accolade, which is awarded each year by the RSA and has previously included James Dyson and Vivienne Westwood.