Frieze is here again, and we’ve been crossing the days off since summer! Not only is this the buzziest week of the London autumn art calendar but it’s a great time to discover new artists, watch performances by young talent and films by some of the most exciting experimental filmmakers in the world
2 October 2017
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 launches in Gateshead showcasing new and recent fine art graduates
1 October 2017
Katharina Grosse has for many years been popular in her native Germany, but it wasn’t until Gagosian became interested in her work, giving her a solo show in January 2017 in New York that her work has become internationally recognised.
A drawing in charcoal which is part of a prominent art collection in France may be a study for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
We know it’s late September because the Turner Prize is with us again.
A major new exhibition dedicated to the environments created by the Italian artist Lucio Fontana has opened at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan
The artist Tacita Dean will present three major London public gallery exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, and National Gallery, in May 2018. It will be an unprecedented collaboration between the galleries and this well-known artist.
Trying to get hold of Rachel Whiteread to talk about her new exhibition at Tate Britain, her largest to date is rather like attempting to gain an audience at the White House.
The Walker Art Gallery has announced the names of the jury members who will judge the John Moores Art Prize competition in 2018, ahead of the prestigious Painting Prize’s call for entries opening on 14 September 2017.
8 September 2017
The Vinyl Factory who last year partnered with the Hayward Gallery to bring London ‘The Infinite Mix’, one the best shows of the year, is to stage ‘EVERYTHING AT ONCE’ a homage to 50 years of the Lisson Gallery.
A portrait by the British artist Francis Bacon which has not been seen in public for over 55 years is to be sold at Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction
Chris Dercon unveils his first production as the new artistic director of the Volksbühne, a theater in Berlin, on 5 September.
2 September 2017
Artist curators Rebecca Scott and Mark Woods are launching a new project space in Kendal Cumbria. The ironically named ‘Provincial Project Space’ promises to offer up to four international quality shows each year.
Frieze London 2017 will present more than 160 leading galleries from across the world will showcase ambitious presentations by international emerging and established artists.
The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair are thrilled to be returning to the very same spot in Folkestone that they occupied three years ago on the same opening Saturday of the acclaimed Folkestone Triennial and Folkestone Fringe.
Fake Jackson Pollock paintings have again infiltrated the art food-chain. This time it’s not the upper-end of the market, as in the case of the very ‘blue-chip’ Knoedler Gallery in NY, but at the inexperienced collector level. The scam has ensnared at least three buyers according to an investigation by the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR).
Bellotto masterpiece, ‘The Fortress of Königstein from the North’, which was due to be exported from Britain, has been saved for the nation and goes on display in Trafalgar Square today (Tuesday 22 August 2017).
19 August 2017
What do Rose Wylie, Gary Hume, Tim Noble and Billy Childish have in common? Collateral Drawing, the latest in a series of exhibitions organised by BEASTON Projects.
15 August 2017
David Roberts the Scottish collector is to close his Camden Town project space in London. Opened in 2012 in a disused 19th-century furniture factory the gallery was a highly regarded independent art space.
14 August 2017
A new Photography Museum is to open in London’s East End near the White Chapel Gallery. Swedish photography curator Fotografiska’s first gallery outside Stockholm has agreed on a deal to move into property developer Derwent’s new buildings in the area. The building was used as one of the venues for Art Night which took place in July.
Stolen Willem de Kooning Painting Returns To Museum After 32 Years
I went to see the R.A.’s new Matisse show, but not at the press view, as I was abroad. I did go very shortly after it opened. Not unexpectedly, it was jammed with visitors, and I mean jammed. You had to dodge round backs to get a proper view of some of the smaller items, notably the drawings.
Two original drawings by the artist, Alberto Giacometti have been discovered in the inventory of a deceased English antique dealer. They are to go under the hammer at Cheffins in Cambridge, UK, with proceeds from the sale given to The Art Fund. The drawings were discovered amongst the collection of the late London based dealer, Eila Grahame.
The international choreographer and director Wayne McGregor is curating a major new series at the Roundhouse with Random International.
The Hepworth Wakefield is presenting an exhibition of 25 works personally selected by Tim Sayer MBE
Members of the art-punk band Pussy Riot were detained by Police in Siberia on Monday after they staging a protest in support of the jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov,
8 August 2017
Artist Tom Franco has been collaborating with his brother, actor James Franco, on a series of enormous ceramic sculptures at Mission Clay Products, a Phoenix-based factory that produces vitrified clay pipes used mainly for sewage.
Is an indigenous rock painting showing off the number of kills any different to a rebellious teenager taking his girl to their local make-out spot where he declares his love to her spray-painted in crude bright colours the night before?
4 August 2017
The Mackintosh Building project at The Glasgow School of Art has been given a boost due to the discovery of identical pine wood sourced as salvage from a Massachusetts cotton mill.