Hix Award 2017: Submissions 1st May - 23rd July

News

27 May 2017

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Mario Testino Puts His Personal Art Collection Under The Hammer At Sotheby’s

Mario Testino, is to put his art collection under the hammer at Sotheby’s. As one of the most celebrated photographers of our time, this...

26 May 2017

Cancelled Marlie Mul Exhibition In Glasgow Is A Conceptual First

For her latest show entitled ‘ cancelled' the Dutch artist, Marlie Mul has requested no exhibition to be held at the Gallery of Modern...

25 May 2017

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Margate’s Turner Contemporary To Host Turner Prize In 2019

The Turner Prize, one of the worlds most coveted prizes for contemporary art will be held in 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate.

23 May 2017

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David Bailey Talks Art, Photography And Sumatran Tigers – Artlyst Exclusive Interview

David Bailey is not at all what I expected. He’s imposing without being scary. He’s warm and down to earth. He speaks his mind,...

22 May 2017

Gender And The Art Of Cross-Dressing Explored In New Barbican Exhibition

A new exhibition displaying a recently discovered archive of photography is the centrepiece of a programme celebrating gender and sexuality at the Barbican. Another...

21 May 2017

Memories of the Japanese Tsunami Explored In Tomohiro Muda Photographs

Today is the last day to see The Horiuchi Foundation's presentation of a series of photographs by Tomohiro Muda in an exhibition Icons of...

20 May 2017

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Larry Smart Exhibition Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

The first ever solo exhibition of the iconic 60s pop artist Larry Smart (1945-2006) including his iconic Hendrix and Lennon silkscreen prints launches to...

19 May 2017

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Dutch Photographer Dana Lixenberg Wins The 20th Deutsche Borse Photography Prize

Dana Lixenberg a Dutch photographer has won the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize at London’s Photographers’ Gallery for her portraits of the residents and...

19 May 2017

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Overhyped Jean-Michel Basquiat Painting Sells For $110.5m At Sotheby’s NY

A major painting by the New York artist Jean-Michel Basquiat has sold at Sotheby’s for an unprecedented $110.5m (£85.4m).

14 May 2017

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Golden Lions Won By German Artists At 57th Venice Biennale

Anne Imhof’s Performance piece constructed below glass floors floating above the German pavilion with caged dogs Win the 57th Venice Biennale, Golden Lions.

11 May 2017

Venice Biennale 57 A Bold Brash Statement to Counter The Earnest-Hearted

Running around the Venice Biennale is like any other big art event work and pleasure.

5 May 2017

Richard Mosse Heat Maps Series Wins The Seventh Prix Pictet

The Irish photographer Richard Mosse has won the seventh Prix Pictet, Space it was announced in a ceremony last night at the V&A Museum....

3 May 2017

Turner Prize 2017 Shortlist Reveals Obscure Multicultural Pick & Mix

The Turner Prize 2017 shortlist has just been announced at Tate Britain. The artists chosen from diverse multicultural backgrounds are relatively unknown.

1 May 2017

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Cornelia Parker Selected As Official Election Artist For Parliamentary Art Collection

Cornelia Parker has been named as the official artist for the 2017 general election.

25 April 2017

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Arts Council Collection Unveils 2017 List Of Works Acquired For The Nation

The Arts Council Collection has unveiled the full list of 45 works by 29 artists that it has acquired for the nation in 2016-2017....

19 April 2017

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BP Portrait Award Unveils Three Shortlisted Artists For 2017 Competition

The BP Portrait Award 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, has announced the three short-listed artists for this year's competition.

12 April 2017

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Planning Secured For New London Art Gallery Hub In South Kensington

Council approval has been secured to provide a new home for up to 30 independent art galleries in the heart of South Kensington. The...

11 April 2017

Damien Hirst: Death By Appropriation In Venice By Edward Lucie-Smith

Damien Hirst’s colossal new exhibition, spread over two major spaces controlled by billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault in Venice, is clearly meant to upstage the upcoming...

Hix Award 2017: Submissions 1st May - 23rd July

 

Reviews

27 May 2017

British Modern Masters Explored In New York Exhibition At Rosenberg & Co

Everyone in Britain was torn apart by World War ll. Artists were hungry, dislocated and like everyone else had lost their sense of safety...

26 May 2017

Wayne Thiebaud Beneath The Icing On The Cake – Edward Lucie-Smith

The now very senior Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) has often found himself classified as a Pop artist, largely because a large part of his...

22 May 2017

Philip Guston Laughing At Nixon While Living With Trump – Edward Lucie-Smith

Hauser & Wirth have demonstrated an impeccable sense of timing by presenting their Richard Milhouse Nixon show, 'Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971...

18 May 2017

An Intimate Look At Photo London By Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent has sifted through Photo London the UK's leading photography fair to put together this themed pick of what caught his eye. The...

16 May 2017

Phyllida Barlow Great Henges Bright Coloured Forms Venice Biennale – Sue Hubbard

I remember, some time ago, a film in which a young interviewer asked Louise Bourgeois, then in her 90s, what it was like to...

15 May 2017

Venice Biennale 57 From An Artist’s Perspective Hedley Roberts Picks Twelve

Artist Hedley Roberts Picks Twelve of the best from the`57th Venice Biennale

11 May 2017

Giacometti An Artist Of Distance Not Intimacy By Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Modern’s new Giacometti show, following hot on the heels of a recent show dedicated to the same artist at the National Portrait Gallery,...

10 May 2017

Pavilion of Humanity Where Objection is Exhibited At The Venice Biennale

I had the privilege to share this incredible Art journey with Michal Cole.

9 May 2017

Kazem Hakimi: Chip Shop Photographer’s Breakthrough Show Reveals The Real Oxford

Artlyst has attended Modern Art Oxford, for the opening of 'Kazem Hakimi: Portraits from a Chip Shop', a fascinating and very personal exploration of...

8 May 2017

Mat Collishaw: Forms Of Illusion And Truth By Sue Hubbard

Desire is at the basis of most human behaviour from sex and procreation to the pursuit of beauty and death. According to Freud our...

5 May 2017

Is Ashley Bickerton Damien Hirst’s Bitch By Edward Lucie-Smith

One has been waiting for some time for Damien Hirst to exhibit an artist in some fashion at least resembling himself.

4 May 2017

Picasso As Minotaur: Gagosian London By Edward Lucie-Smith

The Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors show now on view at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill neatly pips Tate Modern to the post. On 8th May Tate...

28 April 2017

Art Now: A Pale Corporate Shadow Of A Former Anarchic Practice – Sue Hubbard

The other night I went to the private view of Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson’s performance that forms part of Tate Britain’s Art Now,...

28 April 2017

Richard Long At Houghton Hall Norfolk An Inspired Pairing

Richard Long, the four-times Turner Prize nominee and one-time winner (1989), is one of the leading figures of conceptual and land art. His latest...

5 April 2017

Queer Art At Tate – My Take By Edward Lucie-Smith

The hosannas are already ringing out for Tate Britain’s new show Queer British Art, 1861-1967.

23 March 2017

Howard Hodgkin Portraits The Insider’s Insider Review By Edward Lucie-Smith

Howard Hodgkin died just two weeks before the opening of the current retrospective of his work at the National Portrait Gallery.

 

Previews

26 May 2017

Tate Announces Blockbuster Line-up For 2018 But is It Too Safe?

Tate has announced its 2018 programme which covers all four venues. The forthcoming shows include exhibitions of work by ground-breaking figures in painting, performance,...

24 May 2017

Wayne Thiebaud Proto-Pop Survey Exhibition Opens At White Cube London

The American artist Wayne Thiebaud has always had the capacity to create serial images that make us think of the likeness between art and...

20 May 2017

Terrence Ffyffe Cosmic Whirling Dynamic Abstract Paintings St Stephen Walbrook

Every now and then even a hardened old lag in the art business – yes, folks, I mean me – gets a nice surprise....

15 May 2017

Philip Guston Nixon Drawings Revisited In The Age Of Trump – Hauser & Wirth

An exhibition of work by the American painter ‘Philip Guston titled Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971 & 1975’, at Hauser & Wirth...

6 May 2017

Andrew Logan Sculpture Exhibited In Former Home Of Sir Francis Drake

An exhibition of contemporary art by the renowned sculptor Andrew Logan will open in July at the National Trust’s Buckland Abbey in Devon.

2 May 2017

Early Chinese Buddhist Art from Dunhuang Cave Recreated In London

Dunhuang, an oasis on the ancient Silk Road in northern China, is known for its caves containing some of the world’s finest examples of...

26 April 2017

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Super Gallery: Thaddaeus Ropac Opens New Mega Mayfair Space

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac opens their third mega gallery in London on Friday 28 April 2017. The new London gallery is located at Ely House...

24 April 2017

John Minton From Wartime To Battles With His Own Sexuality

The British artist John Minton (1917 – 1957), is explored in a major new exhibition at Pallant House marking the centenary of his birth...

22 April 2017

Sidney Nolan Centenary Marked With Exhibition Of Unseen Works

Unseen works by the artist Sidney Nolan from his own private collection will go on public display for the first time in an exhibition...

11 April 2017

Nine Female Artists To Showcase Work At Hix CNB Gallery

Shoreditch’s CNB Gallery is presenting a Brains & Lip Takeover, showcasing the work of nine female artists, a group show curated by Alice Steffen...

7 April 2017

Grayson Perry Presents Major Exhibition Of New Works At The Serpentine

British artist Grayson Perry, one of the most astute commentators on contemporary society and culture is to present a major exhibition of new work...

6 April 2017

Vanya Balogh Curates Immersive Film Hub Satellite Project For 57th Venice Biennale

Empire II is an artist-led satellite project devised and curated by London curator/artist Vanya Balogh for 57th La Biennale di Venezia.

21 March 2017

Pavilion of Humanity Unites Two Diverse Women Artists During 57th Venice Biennale

Objection, a collaborative exhibition unites two emerging women artists, Michal Cole Israel/UK and Ekin Onat Turkey/Germany, at the Pavilion of Humanity during the 57th...

17 March 2017

American Black Power Explored In New Tate Summer Exhibition

Black artist in the USA during the Civil Rights movement are to be explored in a new exhibition at Tate Modern. This summer the...

 

Features

29 May 2017

Biennale di Venezia 57 The Nico Kos Earle Diary

The 57th Biennale di Venezia - was curated by the recently appointed director of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Christine Macel. Optimistically titled VIVA ARTE...

29 May 2017

Central St Martins Colourful And Diverse Degree Shows 2017

Central St Martins BA and MA degree shows kicked off this weekend with a number of multidisciplinary exhibitions stretching across the Kings Cross campus.

28 May 2017

Mark Dean Projects Stations of the Cross Videos On Henry Moore Altar

Over the Easter period, St Stephen Walbrook, was involved in Stations 2017, a two-part artwork based on the Stations of the Cross and the...

25 May 2017

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Richard Deacon: Accidents Will Happen – Major New Exhibition Middelheim Museum Antwerp

Sometimes the best art is born out of a mistake. It is this type of accidental trial and error that keeps the Turner Prize...

18 May 2017

London Degree Shows 2017 Guide – All Schools Should Be Art Schools

One of the best ways to keep your finger on the pulse of emerging art trends in London is to attend some of the...

16 May 2017

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Chris Levine Immersive Light And Photography – Interview By Paul Carter Robinson

In this exclusive interview artist Chris Levine discusses his work as immersive and by extension transformative, often focused on a collective experience that enhances...

5 May 2017

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What The UK And Ireland Are Showing At The 2017 Venice Biennale

Artlyst is off to Venice for a week of immersive art overkill. There is so much to see and do to the point of saturation. The...

17 April 2017

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Tate Britain Comes Out – Queer British Art 1861–1967 By Simon Tarrant

Imagine in 1988 the public furore if the Tate had hosted an exhibition of queer British art – marking the 21st anniversary of the...

 

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