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18 July 2018

Pompeii And Contemporary Art Merge In Newcastle University Site-Specific Installation

For the first time, a new project merges contemporary artworks installed among the ancient ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii, creating two art venues in...

15 July 2018

Bill Viola Launches First Experimental Interactive Art Game

The Night Journey (2007-2018) is one of the first experimental art games ever made. A collaboration between renowned media artist Bill Viola

15 July 2018

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 Launches In Liverpool – First Photos

New Contemporaries has opened in Liverpool to coincide with the 20th birthday of the Liverpool Biennial. The exhibition selected from recent graduates of UK...

14 July 2018

John Moores Painting Prize 2018 Jacqui Hallum Wins Top Prize

The winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2018 was announced on Thursday 12 July in Liverpool. The artist, Jacqui Hallum with her painting...

11 July 2018

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Liverpool Readies For 20th Anniversary Biennial

Liverpool Biennial, the UK biennial of contemporary art, launches its 20th anniversary this week. Taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces,...

10 July 2018

Missing Elisabeth Frink Horse And Rider Reappears In New Bond Street

When I went to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition this year I noticed that Dame Elisabeth Frink’s iconic Horse and Rider located in front...

9 July 2018

Ugo Rondinone To Create Monolithic Sculpture At Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

The Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool have announced a new joint project with the internationally acclaimed artist Ugo Rondinone.

8 July 2018

JMW Turner Watercolour Sold In London Auction Room For £100 Exhibited

Research and scientific analysis have created compelling evidence that a small watercolour painting, currently on view at Abbotsford, near Melrose, the former home of...

7 July 2018

Tate St Ives Wins Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2018 Award

Tate St Ives has won the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 award.

4 July 2018

Frieze Sculpture Park Opens – Here’s What Edward Lucie-Smith Thought

The Frieze open-air sculpture park opened in the English Garden at Regent’s Park on July 4th, overlapping by a day with the Masterpiece art...

4 July 2018

Gurlitt Cezanne – Kunstmuseum And Cezanne Family Reach Agreement Over Painting

The Kunstmuseum Bern and the Cezanne Estate have reached an agreement over an important work by the Post Impressionist painter,

3 July 2018

Lucian Freud Landscape Discovered Under Suffolk Sign Painter’s Canvas

A landscape painting depicting trees and a bridge over a stream attributed to the British artist Lucian Freud has been uncovered after conservators painstakingly...

30 June 2018

Guy Wildenstein Cleared Of Tax Fraud After Second Paris Trial Collapses

The French billionaire art dealer Guy Wildenstein has been cleared of tax fraud after a second trial collapsed in Paris on Friday.

28 June 2018

Banksy Murals Appear In Paris To Coincide With World Refugee Day

New Banksy works have appeared in the French capital, Paris. The murals depict messages about Europe's migrant crisis, capitalism and globalisation.

28 June 2018

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Masterpiece London – Affair To Remember – Or Not – Edward Lucie-Smith

The initial omens are not good. As you go into Masterpiece 2018, the first thing that greets you – though ‘greets’ is the wrong...

12 June 2018

Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné An Update By Richard Polsky

With another ten years (1976-1986) of Warhol’s paintings to document before it’s completed, here are the positives, the negatives, and the controversies — so...

11 June 2018

Serpentine Pavilion By Frida Escobedo Unveiled In London Sunshine

This year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by emerging Mexican star Frida Escobedo has been unveiled to the press. The 38-year-old architect is the youngest ever...

27 March 2018

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Jenny Saville A Passion For Flesh And Paint – GMA – Clare Henry

JENNY SAVILLE'S show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh is long, LONG overdue.

Hix Award 2018 - Submission close 31st July 2018

 

Reviews

22 July 2018

Sacred Noise: Explores Religion, Faith And Divinity – Revd Jonathan Evens

Sacred Noise explores themes of religion, faith and divinity in post-war and contemporary art through 30 works shown at Christie’s

18 July 2018

Roderic O’Conor Shadows And Stripes – National Gallery Of Ireland- Paul Carter Robinson

Roderic O'Conor is very much someone who was historically in the right place at the right time.

17 July 2018

Mythos Against Innovation – Charlie Smith London – Edward Lucie-Smith

Charlie Smith London has long been one of the most reliable innovative galleries in Shoreditch.

15 July 2018

Olga Tobreluts: What The Russians Are Doing Now – Edward Lucie-Smith

A fascinating visit to Trieste, for the opening of a show by Olga Tobreluts, an artist whom I’ve known personally since the fairly early...

11 July 2018

Banksy Goes Mayfair Pest Control Speaks Out

The appearance of a new Banksy in London can create quite a media frenzy.

10 July 2018

Hanne Kemfor The Sublime And The Ridiculous – Jude Cowan Montague

Hanne Kemfor has hung a few of her scribed, rubbed, trailed, scratched, brushed, gestured surfaces in the foyer of the Barbican Library.

4 July 2018

Two Sleepers: Bernice Sidney At Saatchi And Ali Nedaei, Cama Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the London art world heads towards its customary deep summer hiatus, various exhibitions manifest themselves that might not perhaps attract attention at a...

2 July 2018

Sam Ivin: Physically Scratched Portraits Of Asylum Seekers Exhibited

Such a simple idea, yet one which combines prophecy and emotive impact as it speaks truth to power - Sam Ivin physically scratches portraits...

28 June 2018

The Afterlife Of Michael Jackson In Pictures – Edward Lucie-Smith

When I first heard that the National Portrait Gallery here in London was planning to do an exhibition about Michael Jackson, the very famous...

27 June 2018

Christine Borland: A Moving Tribute To Veterans Everywhere – Clare Henry

World War 1, was one of the bloodiest wars in all history, with a total of 41 million dead. The UK suffered over a...

21 June 2018

Christo’s Grave Monument In The Serpentine – Edward Lucie-Smith

What is a mastaba? Some dictionaries will tell you that the word means a bench, but more usually it’s a term used to describe...

20 June 2018

Ed Ruscha And Thomas Cole – National Gallery Exhibits Two American Painters – Edward Lucie-Smith

Though we have plenty of experience of and access to American art here in Britain, this means chiefly American art from the 20th century.

19 June 2018

Brian Clarke: Sculpting With Photons At The Sainsbury Centre – Paul Black

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, and celebrated stained glass artist Brian Clarke can remember when the centre was merely a sketch on the...

18 June 2018

Frida Kahlo Artist or Cult Figure? Making Her Self Up at V&A

Frida Kahlo's life is so interwoven with her art that there is little separation. Her biography is well-known, and so is her image. The...

13 June 2018

Three Women Painting Big – Painting Loud – Newport Street Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery has a new show entitled True Colours.

11 June 2018

RA’s 250th Anniversary A Triumph Of The Wall? – Edward Lucie-Smith

The R.A.’s celebration of its 250th-anniversary show has met with hosannas in the press, with maybe the loudest of all coming from those who...

10 June 2018

Marc Chagall: Reassessing The Breakthrough Years – Guggenheim Bilbao – Paul Carter Robinson

Marc Chagall is an enigma. On one hand he is one of the most successful 20th-century artists, in the major auction rooms, with paintings...

7 June 2018

Aftermath – Emerging from the Catastrophe of WWI – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

Aftermath is at last a good solid show at Tate Britain, rather than something anxiously politically correct, and equally anxious to demonstrate just how...

4 June 2018

Howard Hodgkin’s Last Stand? Late Paintings Gagosian – Edward Lucie-Smith

The current show of late paintings by Howard Hodgkin at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill is, for me, a melancholy occasion.

26 May 2018

Schiele / Woodman A Keen Sense Of Grotesque And Distortion – Alice Lenkiewicz

There is a sense of the grotesque to the work of Egon Schiele. His gnarled and crooked drawings of nudes are strong but isolated...

20 May 2018

Tacita Dean Landscapes Royal Academy – Sue Hubbard

I have admired much of Tacita Dean’s earlier work. Her blackboard drawings, including her piece on the deluded round-the-world-yachtsman, Donald Crowhurst.

18 May 2018

Katharina Grosse: Kaleidoscopic Matter And Energy – Zoltan Alexander

Monumental and breathtaking are the words that first come to my mind when I think of Katharina Grosse's site-specific installations.

26 April 2018

Rodin – Ancient Greece And A Third Uninvited Presence – Edward Lucie-Smith

The longer I spent in the British Museum’s admirable new blockbuster show, Rodin and the art of ancient Greece, the more keenly I seemed...

Previews

21 July 2018

Kahlil Gibran: A Universal Philosophy Timelessly Impacted – Anna Seaman

In Ghada Khunji’s monochromatic artwork, she has depicted the character of Almitra, the female protagonist in Kahlil Gibran’s seminal text The Prophet who appears...

8 July 2018

Dan Llywelyn Hall: How I Trumped Banksy At London’s New US Embassy

The new American Embassy is a vast sparkling monolith in London's Nine Elms area.

Unseen John Virtue Paintings To Be Unveiled At Fortnum’s X Frank 2018

Fortnum & Mason will be continuing their annual artistic collaboration Fortnum’s X Frank 2018 (FXF18), 10th September – 20th October

22 June 2018

Sculpture in the City 2018 Splashes Out On Impressive Free Exhibition

This year's annual Sculpture in the City’ exhibition (launching on 27 June) will include works from international artists including Sarah Lucas, Sean Scully and...

16 June 2018

Morley Gallery Presents New Work By Turner Prize Winning Artist Elizabeth Price

txtʃərz is a two-channel projection work of high-definition video, approximately 10 minutes long.

14 June 2018

Patrick Heron Retrospective Moves To Turner Contemporary

The British artist Patrick Heron (1920-99) will be celebrated in this retrospective exhibition, the first major show of his work for twenty years

1 June 2018

David Bomberg Career Survey Announced By Ben Uri Gallery

A major new exhibition reassessing the career of the 20th century British Modern master David Bomberg has been announced by the Ben Uri Gallery.

29 May 2018

Lee Bul Explores Questions Of Intimacy, Gender, And Technology – Hayward Gallery

Lee Bul (b. 1964, Seoul, South Korea) explores questions of intimacy, gender, technology and class

25 May 2018

Paul Renner and Paul Sakoilsky Transformation Corruption and Conservation – Gallery 46

Gallery 46 is presenting the first joint exhibition in London and first full collaboration by Paul Renner and Paul Sakoilsky.

23 May 2018

Paula Rego And Rebecca Scott Exhibition Launches New Kendal Gallery

A new art space in Kendal Cumbria kicks off with the dynamic pairing of Paula Rego and Rebecca Scott. The vibrant Kendal art scene...

8 May 2018

1968 Political Protest Posters To Be Displayed At Tate Britain

1968 was a turning point for protest history and a flashpoint in modern society.

26 April 2018

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Yves Klein 90th Birthday Exhibition Announced for Blenheim Palace

The largest exhibition ever mounted of the French artist Yves Klein has been announced for Blenheim Palace. It will coincide with what would have...

14 April 2018

Sean Scully: First UK Sculpture And Painting Exhibition Announced For YSP

Sean Scully is to create an ambitious new exhibition of both his paintings and his less known three-dimensional works, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park...

19 March 2018

Alexander Calder Hauser & Wirth Somerset

A major new solo exhibition of works by Alexander Calder (1898 – 1976), the majority of which have never before been exhibited in the...

 

Features

22 July 2018

Alastair Gordon A Testament To His Faith – Interview With Revd Jonathan Evens

In the twenty years since he began a Foundation Course at the Leith School of Art, Alastair Gordon has proved himself to be an...

20 July 2018

Twelve Exhibitions To Visit Out Of London Summer 2018

If you're planning on heading out of London this summer, Artlyst has put together a list of twelve exhibitions to see around the UK....

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Here Are Twelve Reasons To Visit This Event

The 2018 Liverpool Biennial is celebrating its 20th birthday. The 10th edition is more compact than in previous years with the majority of venues...

17 July 2018

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Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles: Provence, Summer And Art

The Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles is not only the biggest and most famous photography festival in the world but is also one of my favourite...

17 July 2018

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Avner Sher: Collateral Interview Manifesta 12 Palermo

Sher’s work has received solo and group exhibitions around Europe and the United States and is held in public and private collections internationally.

14 July 2018

Kirkcudbright: Scotland’s Last Remaining Artist Colony – Clare Henry

For 150 years KIRKCUDBRIGHT has been an artists' town, the "St Ives of Scotland.

7 July 2018

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Masterpiece 2018 An Eclectic Set-Up – Zoltan Alexander

With friend, Paul Freud, we took a golf car at the entrance of Chelsea Bridge Road to drive to the 9th edition of Masterpiece...

4 July 2018

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London Gallery Exhibitions July 2018 Chosen By Paul Carey-Kent

Ahhh London in the Summer, and what better way to soak up the weather but to see a few shows. Paul Carey-Kent picks the...

3 July 2018

Art Athina 2018 – Curatorial Strategies Support Strong Artistic Statements – George Micallef Eynaud

Art Athina 2018: When a city like Athens, Greece, is undergoing some form of economic crisis, a paradoxical trend tends to emerge.

28 June 2018

Outstanding Art in Kendal Cumbria – Frink, Rego and Scott

Cumbria is an idyllic landscape where rugged mountains meet sparkling lakes. It has a history steeped in art and literature. William Wordsworth, JMW Turner,...

18 June 2018

Body Politics: James Ostrer Meets Paul Carter Robinson At Gazelli Art House

James Ostrer’s work often tests the limits of the body politics in the ever evolving analysis of the western body, sexuality, and society.

17 June 2018

Manifesta 12 Things To See At Europe’s Nomadic Biennial – Paul Carter Robinson

Within a rough and ready Manifesta 12, there are few things that stand out head and shoulders above the rest.

10 June 2018

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Manifesta 12 The Nomadic Biennial What You Need To Know

Manifesta 12, now in its twelfth edition is Europe's nomadic biennial, taking place in Palermo from 16 June until 4 November 2018.

6 June 2018

Ten Things I Loved About The RA’s 250 Anniversary Summer Exhibition

Love it or loathe it the RA's Summer Exhibition is here to stay as a permanent fixture of the London art calendar. This year...

5 June 2018

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Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires – Sue Hubbard

A small jewel of a city that dates back to the Middle Ages, Antwerp is Belgium’s only port.

27 May 2018

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Central Saint Martins Kicks Off London Degree Show Season 2018

Every spring I look forward to the buzz of the London art school degree show season.

15 May 2018

London Degree Shows 2018 Guide

Like Spring inevitably turns into Summer, once again the art school degree show season is upon us.  The exhibitions are usually the entry-level stage...

25 April 2018

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Ai Weiwei Showstopper Shines At Sydney Biennale 2018

Ai Weiwei’s Law of the Journey 2017 is the “big art star” showstopper for the 2018 Sydney Biennale. Ai Weiwei (b 1957 Beijing, China)...

 

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