Holland Cotter of the New York Times wrote: “This complex, meticulously programmed sound-and-light work, which runs 30 minutes, is a collaboration between Kentridge and Peter L Galison, a professor of the history of science and of physics at Harvard, where Kentridge lectured last year. In researching the work of Albert Einstein and the late-19th-century mathematician Henri Poincaré, Galison discovered that both thinkers independently concluded that time, as experienced in the modern, industrialised world, is a relative rather than universally fixed phenomenon. Kentridge approaches the same idea through references to European colonialism, which strove to shape non-Western cultures to set concepts of reality, only to find that those cultures had different, resistant, ultimately assertive realities of their own.”
Time for observance of Chinese culture and the watch industry’s growth potential, the rooster had its moment of fame this year and was celebrated though elaborately decorated timepieces on show at the watch fairs. However, if you’re a bird of a different feather but appreciate the fine art of miniature painting and relief work, the Ronde Louis Cartier XL Flamed Gold dial watch presented a decorative theme with more longevity. Flamed gold is a new decorative technique developed by Cartier’s high jewellery division and involves heating and engraving the gold surface at varying temperatures to achieve different colour ways.