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18 September 2018

Steve McQueen To Document London’s Year Three Classes For Art’s Sake

Steve McQueen the Turner Prize and Oscar-winning filmmaker together with Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction, have announced one of the world’s most...

17 September 2018

Edward Hopper: Controversial Chop Suey Painting To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey, 1929, one of the most important works by the artist, still in private hands, is to controversially go under the...

15 September 2018

V&A Dundee – Kuma’s Ship Brings Cultural Riches To Scotland – Paul Black

Illuminated by undulating light from the Firth of Tay, and set against a Scottish blue sky - the V&A Dundee is Scotland's impressive new...

14 September 2018

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David Hockney’s £80m Splash To Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

One of David Hockney’s most important paintings from the 1970s is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.

10 September 2018

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Urs Fischer Immortalises Roman Abramovich Ex Wife Dasha Zhukova In Wax

The Swiss contemporary artist Urs Fischer has created a life-size wax sculpture of the art collector, curator and director of the Garage museum in...

8 September 2018

Behold The Botch Job: Latest Spanish Restoration Destroys 15th Century Sculptures

Two 15th Century wooden sculptures in a Spanish church have been unsympathetically restored

6 September 2018

Sean Scully Exhibition Announced By National Gallery London

The National Gallery London has just announced an exhibition of new work by Irish-born, American-based contemporary artist Sean Scully

5 September 2018

Bonhams Auction House Acquired By Epiris Fund II

Epiris Fund II a private equity company has announced that has agreed the acquisition of Bonhams, the global auction house, from private shareholders.

4 September 2018

Hix Award 2018 Announces Shortlist For Prestigious £10k Prize

he highly regarded chef and restaurateur Mark Hix has announced the shortlist for this year’s 2018 HIX Award, the nationally acclaimed competition for art...

3 September 2018

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C R Mackintosh: Rebirth Of The Willow Tea Rooms Glasgow – Clare Henry 

Over a hundred years after it first opened, Mackintosh's WILLOW TEAROOM - revived, restored, remade, reborn - is again in the limelight. A glorious,...

29 August 2018

Uncheapening By Stealth: Should Our Museums Remain Free? – Edward Lucie-Smith

I don’t often read the financial sections of newspapers. I’m too dim and out of touch for that. Occasionally, however, when flipping through the...

28 August 2018

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The Decline And Fall Of The Turner Prize – Edward Lucie-Smith

There can be no doubt that the Turner Prize is pretty much of a sick puppy right now.

22 August 2018

Jeremy Deller To Design Manchester’s Peterloo Massacre Memorial

On 31st October, The Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller will announce his (provisional) design for the Peterloo Memorial in Manchester. He will also reveal...

20 August 2018

Women Need More Recognition For Their Contribution To Visual Arts – Edward Lucie-Smith

Nobody, I think, could be keener than I am to see women obtain more recognition for their creative contribution to the visual arts.

9 August 2018

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Populist Matters: The Rise and Fall of London’s Museum Attendance – Edward Lucie-Smith

At a time when London’s big art museums are going all out to be populist, they also seem to be witnessing a fairly general...

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.

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 - Exhibition

 

Reviews

20 September 2018

Chok Yue Zan Explores Mnemosyne The Goddess Of Memory – Eva Wong Nava

Chok Yue Zan's latest series of works capture the environmental and familial fragmentation that he has come to be so familiar with.

19 September 2018

John Virtue At Fortnum’s – Alfredo Roldan At Pontone – Edward Lucie-Smith

At the moment the London art scene is not rich in bright young artists, elbowing their elders aside, eager to make themselves visible.

18 September 2018

Hugh Mendes Autorretrato – John Loker At 80 – Reviews – Edward Lucie-Smith

As the title of this fascinating new show at Charlie Smith London suggests, Hugh Mendes is here offering multiple self-portraits, in the form of...

17 September 2018

Iranian Artist Farsad Labbauf Reflects On Solar Cycle – Isa Freeling

Iranian born artist Farsad Labbauf reflects on the solar cycle. From where the sun rises in the East to where it sets in the...

13 September 2018

Audrey Grant at Panter & Hall An Exploration of the Human and Elemental

Audrey Grant's latest exhibition of paintings is drawn from Des Meeres der Liebe Wellen* (The Waves of Sea and Love) a piece by the...

11 September 2018

Daniel Richter: Why German Painting Still Dominates Europe – Edward Lucie-Smith

A new exhibition of paintings by Daniel Richter at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac exemplifies the way in which German painting has become dominant in Europe.

9 September 2018

Yayoi Kusama: The Master Of Infinity – Film Review – Isa Freeling

No doubt that when you hear the name Yayoi Kusama, images of the vivid twinkling lights from her infinity Mirror Rooms escape from your...

7 September 2018

The Fine Art Of Video Games – V&A – Edward Lucie-Smith

Video Games Rule! The Victoria and Albert Museum has just opened a large, ambitious exhibition devoted to video games.

5 September 2018

Spellbound: Enchanted By Magical Thinking At The Ashmolean Museum – Paul Black

The Ashmolean Museum's autumn exhibition Spellbound explores the timeless cross-cultural belief in magic through 180 objects - often strange and chilling - from the ritualistic,...

23 August 2018

Drag Race: Destabilising Stable Social Conventions – Hayward Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The new show at the Hayward Gallery’s Heni Project Space – which basically means just a fairly small room on the ground floor, to...

21 August 2018

Britain’s Passion For Rembrandt Explored In New Scottish Exhibition – Clare Henry

Rembrandt can be a controversial figure. As the latest TV documentary tells us, the number of his paintings recognised as genuine varies with each...

18 August 2018

Art And The Consequences Of War Explored In Two Exhibitions

'Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One' at Tate Britain and 'Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919 - 33' at Tate...

7 August 2018

Magic Realism: Objectivity In Weimar – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Magic Realism Art In Weimar Germany 1919-33 show that just opened at Tate Modern is a welcome addition to what you can see at...

23 July 2018

Yves Klein: Kind Of Blue – Blenheim Palace – Edward Lucie-Smith

The presentation of work by Yves Klein in the staterooms of Blenheim Palace, the stateliest of all Britain’s stately homes, is part of a...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Previews

19 September 2018

QUEER MIGRANT TAKEOVER: DEEPER ROUTES

A one-day festival celebrating co-existence, the historical contributions of migrant and refugee artists and contemporary performance makers that are exploring their migrant and queer...

18 September 2018

General Idea: 50th Anniversary Exhibition At Maureen Paley

The exhibition marks fifty years since AA Bronson, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal first met in 1968, initiating their collaboration as the Canadian collective...

17 September 2018

Nicola Green Explores Recent And Contemporary Religious Leaders – St Martin-in-the-Fields

Nicola Green explores Recent And Contemporary Religious Leaders At St Martin-in-the-Fields in Encounter an exhibition of the world’s most significant recent and contemporary religious...

10 September 2018

Seventeen Contemporary Artists Selected For Bahrain Art Week Paris

Hosted by the office of Her Royal Highness, the Wife of the King of Bahrain, as part of Bahrain’s leading art initiative “Art Bahrain...

4 September 2018

Paul Feiler Centenary Celebrated With New Redfern Gallery Retrospective

The Redfern Gallery will celebrate the centenary of the artist Paul Feiler with a comprehensive retrospective of works (1918-2013) 

3 September 2018

Gormley – Barlow And Viola To Spearhead Royal Academy’s 2019 Exhibition Programme

The Royal Academy has announced their exhibition programme for 2019 and it's a force to be reckoned with.

1 September 2018

Glenn Brown: Appropriated Images Changing Shape, Form, Colour – Laing Art Gallery

Glenn Brown returns to his North East roots with a new show at the Laing in Newcastle. The internationally acclaimed artist has reimagined the...

28 August 2018

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Global Migration Explored In Outlands Survival Kit 10.0 Riga

Through the subject of outland, the festival in Riga looks at local and internationally significant issue of global migration, which has brought to the...

22 August 2018

Sean Scully Overview Announced For Blain|Southern During London’s Frieze Week

A new exhibition of work by the Abstract painter Sean Scully titled, 'Uninsideout', featuring large-scale, multi-panel paintings, as well as works on paper, sculpture...

16 August 2018

Martin Eder Given Solo Show At Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery

Berlin-based artist Martin Eder (b.1968, Augsburg), will feature major new paintings alongside work spanning over a decade of Eder’s career this Autumn at the...

15 August 2018

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London Art Book Fair 2018 Where Cutting-Edge Publishers Unite

The Whitechapel Gallery will be transformed by over 80 creative and cutting-edge publishers for four days.

31 July 2018

Cindy Sherman: Major UK Retrospective Announced By NPG

Cindy Sherman’s groundbreaking series, Untitled Film Stills, 1977-80, is to go on public display for the first time in the UK, in a major...

24 July 2018

Elmgreen & Dragset First UK Survey Exhibition Announced By Whitechapel

A major new overview of artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset has been announced for September 2018 with six new sculptures and 29 works created...

 

Features

18 September 2018

Frieze Week 2018 Essential Printable Pull Out Guide

Welcome to the Artlyst 2018 Frieze Week printable pull-out Guide, This is our curated choice of the events not to miss during the busiest...

10 September 2018

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Out-lands Survival Kit 10.0 Riga – Strong Curation Creates Outstanding Art Event

I've just returned from Riga the capital of Latvia in the Baltics and I'm still reeling from the energy that this small dedicated artist...

10 September 2018

Evan Roth Red Lines Winner Of Artangel’s International Open Call – Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Artangel has unveiled Red Lines a new work by the pioneering new media artist Evan Roth, the winning work of Artangel's International Open Call.

5 September 2018

The Art Car Boot Fair Spreads Into Granary Square Kings X

On the 16th September, the Art Car Boot Fair celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with the launch of an additional event

29 August 2018

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Pronounce Artists’ Names Correctly – An Artlyst How To Guide

All of us here at the Artlyst find it daunting at times to correctly pronounce the names of the artists that appear daily on...

28 August 2018

Guide to London Art Exhibitions Autumn 2018 Part 1

The Autumn is an incredibly busy period in the London art scene. Here is the first part of the Artlyst guide to art in...

24 August 2018

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Ingram Collection Director/Curator Jo Baring Talks Sculpture With Artist Richard Stone

Jo Baring a former Director of Christie’s UK is currently the Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art.

7 August 2018

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Gala Dalí: The Forgotten Woman Behind The Surrealist Looking-Glass – Agnish Ray

Ever since the publication of Andre Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto (1924), the erotic male gaze on the female body came to be a defining component...

31 July 2018

Yves Klein: Claiming The Infinite Sky At Blenheim Palace – Paul Black

Yves Klein died from a heart attack in 1962, at the age of 34, shortly after creating two prominent works of art currently on display in...

27 July 2018

Kaneka Subberwal Talks ArtBAB Plus Bahrain Art Weeks Paris and London

Artlyst talks to fair Director Kaneka Subberwal the mastermind behind it all, she conceived the idea and curated the fair.

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...

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.

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...

 

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