Just a quick note to express how wonderful it was to visit again the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea on Saturday and say goodbye to 2011, next to the stormy sea and enveloped by the amazing Modernist masterpiece that the Pavilion really is.
Built in 1935 by Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff it is a supreme demonstration how Modernism can reflect back on both location and function, providing a wonderful backdrop for the seaside views and a flowing space that makes people the main spectacle. The two staircases are beautiful at capturing light and giving a sense of occasion, but it is the movement of the users that activates the space and makes it an ongoing performance.
Beauty, elegance, simplicity.
If you haven’t been, rush to see both the excellent Warhol exhibition (which is free, and do not be put off by the stupid title)
Here is a link to my photo set on Flickr: Click!
For general information on the Pavilion check it’s Wikipedia entry: Click!
And here’s the link to their website: Click!