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

News

27 April 2017

V&A Announces DesignLab Nation National Programme To Support Design Education

The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) have announced DesignLab Nation, a national programme to support design education for 11 to 16-year-olds, working with regional...

26 April 2017

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IM Pei Leading Late-Modernist Architect Celebrates His 100th Birthday

IM Pei the Chinese-American architect is 100 today. Born, Leoh Ming Pei on the 26 April 1917 in Guangzhou, China, he moved to the...

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....

25 April 2017

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Online Art Trade Report Shows Art Market Sales Reach £2.92 Billion

Online art market sales have reached £2.92 Billion $3.75 billion. This is up 15% according to Hiscox, who commissioned the report.

24 April 2017

Antony Gormley Denies UEA Sculptures Have Suicidal Subtext

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Antony Gormley has spoken for the first time about criticisms of his latest installation at the University of East...

24 April 2017

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Tate Announces Autumn Opening Date For Expanded St Ives Gallery

Tate has announced the 14 October 2017 as the opening date for the new expanded St Ives gallery.

23 April 2017

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African American Black Power Painter Barkley Hendricks Dies at 72

Barkley Hendricks the well known African American painter and photographer who evoked the spirit of everyday Black people, in his life-size portraits has died...

23 April 2017

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Frieze Sculpture In Regent’s Park Moves To Summer Calendar Slot

Frieze Sculpture, a free outdoor exhibition of 3D work will open from 5 July to 8 October, for the first time.

22 April 2017

Spencer Tunick Uncovers His Largest UK Nude Installation In Hull

Hull as part of its stint as UK City of Culture is presenting nude works of several internationally acclaimed artists including the artists Spencer...

20 April 2017

Tate Modern Sued Over Bankside Viewing Platform Peeping Toms

Half dozen residents of a Richard Rodgers designed luxury flat tower-block located across from the newly opened Tate Modern extension have launched a lawsuit...

20 April 2017

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Is This Basquiat The Most Hyped Auction Painting Of 2017?

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s ‘Untitled' painting from 1982, a monumental canvas that has rarely been seen since it last appeared on the market in May 1984,...

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.

18 April 2017

Documenta 14 The Physical And Metaphorical Distance Between Kassel And Athens

Documenta's latest guest Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk is currently holding a twofold structure for the exhibition, as reflected in the title "Learning from Athens.”...

15 April 2017

Antony Gormley Installation Resembles People Contemplating Suicide Says UEA Students

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Antony Gormley has been criticised by students at the University of East Anglia for creating an installation resembling ‘People...

13 April 2017

Henry Moore Foundation At Forty Reveals Artist Still Relevant Force

My first introduction to Henry Moore took place in Toronto which houses the most important collection of the artist’s work.

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...

30 March 2017

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Eddie Martinez Speaks To Artlyst About His Latest London Exhibition

The American abstract painter Eddie Martinez speaks to Paul Carter Robinson ahead of his London Exhibition Cowboy Town which opened today at Timothy Taylor...

29 March 2017

Ageism Sucks: Turner Prize Scraps Under Fifty Age Restriction

The Tate announced today that The Turner Prize will scrap the stipulation that shortlisted artists must be under 50.

14 March 2017

Eileen Cooper RA. To Co-ordinate 249th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The Royal Academy’s has announced Eileen Cooper RA. will co-ordinate the 249th Summer Exhibition, which runs from mid-June until late August.

13 March 2017

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Howard Hodgkin A Road Trip Through India By Paul Carter Robinson

I met Howard Hodgkin in New York at the opening of his first US solo show at the Jill Kornblee Gallery, when I had...

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

 

Reviews

19 April 2017

David LaChapelle – Materialistic Beauty And Everlasting Youth – First Venice Solo Show

Lost+ Found is David LaChapelle’s first solo show in Venice. The exhibition expanding over four floors presents a survey of LaChapelle’s work from his...

16 April 2017

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Michelangelo Plaster Casts More Convincing Than Sebastiano – National Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The current Michelangelo & Sebastiano show at the National Gallery here in London is very much the kind of exhibition that one feels a...

12 April 2017

Henryk Hetflaisz – An Illumined Brush Captured In Time

Henryk Hetflaisz's latest collection of photographs elevates the viewer into the realm of mystic form and enduring light.

6 April 2017

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The Selfie – Narcissism Or Serious Form Of Art? By Edward Lucie-Smith

From Selfie to Self-Expression at the Saatchi Gallery represents a return to form, after a recent series of dead-on-arrival exhibitions held in this space....

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.

4 April 2017

Ellsworth Kelly – Processes Of Chance – Tate Liverpool By Alice Lenkiewicz

On entering the ground floor gallery at Tate Liverpool, I look around and see eleven works by the American artist Ellsworth Kelly, three of...

3 April 2017

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London Art Exhibitions Recommended By Paul Carey-Kent April 2017

Paul Carey-Kent Gives us his choices of the best London Art Exhibitions for April 2017

29 March 2017

Everyman His Own Artwork – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith Review

By the time you get round to reading this – I’m writing on the evening after the press preview – Tate Modern will have...

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.

20 March 2017

Eduardo Paolozzi – Halfway In Halfway Out Whitechapel Review By Edward Lucie-Smith

The current Paolozzi exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery is, for an old stager like me, a bit of a puzzle. There was a...

9 March 2017

Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun Projections of Self National Portrait Gallery

Pairing the work of contemporary artist Gillian Wearing with the innovative early-twentieth century photographer Claude Cahun is an inspired choice by the National Portrait...

6 March 2017

Jo Brocklehurst Explores Gender, Punks And Fetish Clubs In Posthumous Exhibition

These enfant terribles of the art world pose, dress and act as if they had just walked out of one of the late...

1 March 2017

Maria Lassnig Seamlessly Melding Figurative and Abstract Painting Hauser and Wirth London

There is no doubt that Maria Lassnig can paint. Whatever style from her early abstracts through to her figuration she handles paint fluently, her...

26 February 2017

Crash Goes The American Dream c1930 RA Unveil Timely Painting Exhibition

Exhibitions in major galleries are usually planned years ahead. So it is the Royal Academy’s good fortune that their two excellent shows Revolution: Russian...

13 February 2017

Restless Revolutionaries: A Timely Look At Russian Art By Edward Lucie-Smith

The R.A.’s new exhibition, hot on the heels of its magnificent Ab-Ex show, is entitled Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932. That is, it aims to...

 

Previews

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...

25 April 2017

Hauser & Wirth Launch Wearable Art Commissioned From Fifteen Well Known Artists

Hauser & Wirth New York have opened a new exhibition of wearable art objects commissioned from fifteen well-known artists.

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...

21 April 2017

Alberto Giacometti Blockbuster Predicted To Overtake Tate’s Matisse Cut-Outs Exhibition

Tate Modern’s Summer blockbuster will present the UK’s first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) for 20 years.

11 April 2017

Raqib Shaw Unveils Planned Summer Exhibition At The Whitworth

Raqib Shaw’s exotic Kashmir inspired paintings are to be exhibited at the Whitworth in Manchester. Sumptuous textiles, wallpaper and renaissance drawings from The...

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.

23 March 2017

Anish Kapoor: New Sculptures Burst Forward Into Outer Space

Anish Kapoor has announced a major new gallery exhibition of work at Lisson in London. The exhibition unveils a new series of sculptures covered...

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

19 April 2017

Rachel Megawhat Interviewed By Darren Coffield – Artist To Artist Series

The British photographer Rachel Megawhat is well known for her controversial subject matter photographing religious extremists, hate preachers and even shadowing the former leader...

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...

10 April 2017

PARIS IS MAD ABOUT AFRICAN ART By Christian Sulger-Buel

The weekend of the 1st-2nd April revolved around a major Paris fair, ART PARIS. The whole artistic community in France, Europe and Africa indulged...

10 April 2017

Michael Petry Interviews Guy Reid In Our Latest Artist To Artist Exclusive

Michael Petry talks to Guy Reid in our latest interview in the Artist to Artist series. Reid is currently showing at MOCA London. The...

9 April 2017

Stations of the Cross Video Works Exhibited At St Stephen Walbrook

St Stephen Walbrook, an important church in the City of London designed by Christopher Wren in 1672, accommodates the first classical dome to have been built in...

30 March 2017

Geraldine Swayne: People On The Verge Of Action – Interview By Darren Coffield

In our latest in the series of Artist To Artist Darren Coffield interviews the portrait artist Geraldine Swayne who has a new show at...

28 March 2017

Marc Quinn Unveils His Most Intimate Exhibition At Sir John Soane’s Museum

The new Marc Quinn exhibition at the Sir John Soane’s Museum is a rare treat. It merges contemporary art with one of the finest...

20 March 2017

Artist To Artist: Hedley Roberts Interviewed By Darren Coffield – Artlyst Exclusive

In this new series of interviews between artists, Hedley Roberts is interviewed by Darren Coffield. Hedley currently has a new exhibition "Other Portraits” NEW...

19 March 2017

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Refugee Artists Learning from The Lives Of Others – Revd Jonathan Evens

The Lives of Others is two exhibitions of work by German refugee artists at Ben Uri Gallery and Museum from 29 March – 18...

14 March 2017

Quiz – Test Your Knowledge of Sir Howard Hodgkin

Turner-prize winning artist Sir Howard Hodgkin sadly died last week at the age of 84. Test your knowledge of him here.

3 January 2017

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360 Degree Tour of the Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy

In case you missed the Royal Academy of Arts Autumn blockbuster exhibition Abstract Expressionism or you want to re-live it, here is a 360...

 

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