20 July 2009

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BANKSY: Please Love Me

See More Banksy on ArtLyst http://www.artlyst.com/galleries/view/19   Covent Garden welcomes an exhibition of work from the last 10 years by infamous graffiti artist Banksy. The show will include several ‘architectural’ pieces and plenty of his signature characters, the rats in their many guises; as the Paparazzi, welders, rappers, lock-breakers and, of course, graffiti artists. Admission […]

19 July 2009

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Keith Coventry

Haunch of Venison London is delighted to announce the second of a pair of exhibitions that constitute a retrospective for the acclaimed British artist, Keith Coventry. Taken together, the two exhibitions reveal the breadth and consistency of Coventry’s work from the early 1990s to the present. While the first exhibition in 2008* focused on the […]

19 July 2009

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Gilbert & George: JACK FREAK PICTURES

White Cube is pleased to present a new exhibition by Gilbert & George. The ‘JACK FREAK PICTURES’ will be shown in both the Mason’s Yard and Hoxton galleries and comprise the single largest series of work ever made by the illustrious British duo. It is their third show with White Cube and the first in […]

19 July 2009

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New Radicals: From Sickert to Freud

Highlighting the Walker Art Gallery’s extensive collection of modern British art, New Radicals: From Sickert to Freud features a selection of stunning paintings from the early 20th century. The exhibition focuses on some of the dramatic changes in British art in the wake of French Impressionism right through to the period just after the Second […]

19 July 2009

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Alexandre da Cunha: Laissez-faire

Camden Arts Centre has commissioned London-based Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha to create a new sculptural installation for Gallery 3. His dynamic, large-scale sculptures improvise on the concept of the readymade by reusing everyday objects: job lots from pound shops, surplus fabrics and recycled goods, reflecting on their specific histories and aesthetics. Prior to the exhibition […]

19 July 2009

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Simon Faithfull – Gravity Sucks

Gravity Sucks brings together for the first time the complete series of Simon Faithfull’s Escape Vehicles, seven quixotic artworks that utilise an assortment of balloons, insects and rockets to offer the viewer the idea of freeing themselves from the constraints of gravity. Faithfull’s works can be seen as an ongoing investigation into the incomprehensible scale […]

19 July 2009

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Poor. Old. Tired. Horse.

Exhibiting artists: Vito Acconci, Carl Andre, Anna Barham, Matthew Brannon, Henri Chopin, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Alasdair Gray, Philip Guston, David Hockney, Karl Holmqvist, Dom Sylvester Houédard, Janice Kerbel, Christopher Knowles, Ferdinand Kriwet, Liliane Lijn, Robert Smithson, Frances Stark and Sue Tompkins. Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. takes an expansive look at text-based art practices, inspired by […]

19 July 2009

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Boule to Braid: Curated by Richard Wentworth

In Richard Wentworth’s ‘Thinking Aloud’ artists including Karin Ruggaber, Keith Coventry, Patrick Caulfield, and Simon Starling’s pirated do-it-yourself Eames chairs, Tom Sachs and Bruce Nauman came together with a Frank Gehry model, snowed under by an enormous assortment of material harvested from both private and museum sources. The show converged the territories that artists like […]

19 July 2009

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STEVEN CAMPBELL: NEW WORK 2006-2007

The Directors of Marlborough Fine Art are delighted to announce their forthcoming Memorial Exhibition of paintings by Steven Campbell.  Shortly before his untimely death in August 2007, Steven chose this title for his planned exhibition at the Glasgow Print studio and the Glasgow School of Art in 2008.  It is a quotation from Monteverdi’s Orfeo […]

19 July 2009

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SHERRIE LEVINE

SHERRIE LEVINE 29 MAY 2009 – 31 JULY 2009 “I consider myself a still-life artist, with the bookplate as my subject. I want to make pictures that maintain their reference to the bookplates. And I want my pictures to have a material presence that is as interesting as, but quite different from, the originals.” Sherrie […]

19 July 2009

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Craigie Aitchison Paintings

One of Britain’s most popular and respected figurative artists, Craigie Aitchison was born in Edinburgh in 1926 and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1952-54. Under the tutelage of Sir William Coldstream at the Slade, he adopted a technique using careful measuring and thinly applied paint to achieve subtle colour harmonies in […]

19 July 2009

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Bobby Baker’s Diary Drawings: Mental illness and me, 1997-2008

Bobby Baker is one of the most widely acclaimed and popular performance artists working today. She began her diary drawings in 1997 when she became a patient at a day centre. Originally private, they gradually became a way for her to communicate complex thoughts and emotions that are difficult to articulate to her family, friends […]

19 July 2009

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Peter Randall Sculpture

‘Our most intimate understanding of three-dimensional form comes from our own and other people’s bodies. When we look around the world we see the outside of something and wonder what might be inside. I try to tap into this, implying from the modulations of a surface what may be happening inside – a delicate balancing […]

19 July 2009

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa

This year’s temporary pavilion and event space was designed by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa. This is always an event to see! The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 has been designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of leading Japanese architecture practice SANAA. It is sponsored by NetJets Europe. Describing their structure the architects […]

17 July 2009

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Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton

A luminous palette and rhythmic energy of line  combine with realism to make Elizabeth Peyton a painter of modern life. Born in Connecticut in 1965, Peyton studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she lives and works. Executed in oil paint, watercolour, ink or pencil, her small but intense portraits may […]

17 July 2009

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Eva Rothschild Sculpture

Eva Rothschild Born in Dublin 1971Lives and works in London This is an exhibition to coincide with the works on display at Tate Britain. Eva Rothschild has been named the sixth artist to take on the Duveens Commission at London’s Tate Britain. Rothschild will follow in the footsteps of former Turner Prize-winner, Martin Creed, whose […]

17 July 2009

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Patrick Caulfield : Prints 1964 – 1999 / Contemporary Prints : Including Lichtenstein, Opie

Patrick Caulfield : Prints 1964 – 1999  Wednesday 15th Jul 2009 – Saturday 5th Sep 2009 31 Cork Street   The Alan Cristea Gallery will be holding a retrospective exhibition of Patrick Caulfield’s prints. Caulfield died in 2005 leaving an indelible contribution to British painting and printmaking. Caulfield was a student at the Royal College […]

11 July 2009

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Telling Tales Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design

This exhibition explores the recent trend among European designers for unique or limited edition pieces that push the boundaries between art and design. It showcases furniture, lighting and ceramics, designed by a new generation of international designers, including Tord Boontje, Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey and Studio Job, who are all inspired by the spirit of […]

11 July 2009

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London Design Festival – Special Event

This September the V&A will be at the centre of the seventh annual London Design Festival. As the Festival hub, the V&A will be a focal point of design-related activity and the first port of call for all visitors to the Festival. Enjoy an exciting array of displays, installations, talks and workshops throughout the Museum, […]

3 July 2009

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Raqib Shaw

Raqib Shaw: Absence of God 20 May—4 Jul 2009 Hoxton Square White Cube Hoxton Square is pleased to present ‘Absence of God’, the first exhibition at the gallery by Raqib Shaw. In the main space Shaw will exhibit seven spectacular paintings, including his largest to date, which measures over 7m wide. The first-floor gallery is […]

27 June 2009

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Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913-19

This exhibition explores a radical chapter in the history of 20th century British design. Established in 1913 by the painter and influential art critic Roger Fry, the Omega Workshops were an experimental design collective, whose members included Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and other artists of the famous Bloomsbury Group. 

27 June 2009

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Leading British Artists

This is a rare chance to see exceptional works by today’s leading British artists and explore Tate’s amazing contemporary collection. Recent major acquisitions of British contemporary art, including Jake and Dinos Chapman’s ‘Family Collection’, two works from Damien Hirst’s recent gift to the Tate, paintings by Phillip Allen and Fiona Rae, and sculpture by Rebecca […]

27 June 2009

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Parades and Processions: Here comes everybody

Parades and Processions: Here comes everybody 28 May – 24 July 2009 Francis Alÿs, Fiona Banner, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rachel Hovnanian, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, William Kentridge, Michèle Magema, Annette Messager, Amy O’Neill and Hiraki Sawa.  This spring Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present Parades and Processions: Here comes […]

27 June 2009

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Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture

It is hard to know where to start, but Gallery 3 is as bad a place as any. This houses paintings by Kristin Baker, a thirtysomething New Yorker and self-confessed Formula One fan. Baker’s taste for the track shows itself in a large and splashy acrylic called Washzert Suisse, which renders a speeding monocoque as […]

27 June 2009

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Turner/Rothko

In March 2009, Tate Britain will bring together two of the world’s most iconic and influential painters, JMW Turner (1775-1851) and Mark Rothko (1903-1970). As part of the BP British Art Displays, this unique display of works from the Tate Collection will be on show from 23 March to 26 July 2009. The links between […]

26 June 2009

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Radical Nature: Art & Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009

The changing effect of nature on art and architecture is traced in this survey, which looks at land art, environmental activism and utopianism through the work of California-based architecture collective Ant Farm, artists Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Robert Smithson and others. Simon Starling, Luke Fowler and Heather and Ivan Morison present contemporary perspectives.

26 June 2009

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Super Contemporary

Design Museum has joined forces with Beefeater 24 to celebrate the fearlessly progressive spirit of London’s greatest creative minds, past and present. London thinks, designs and makes like no other city; it creates and the world follows. A magnet for mavericks and freethinkers, London has nurtured a creative community that continues to rival all other […]

26 June 2009

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Antony Gormley: One & Other

  One & Other Click here Now to see Live Feed This summer, sculptor Antony Gormley invites you to help create an astonishing living monument. He is asking the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, a space normally reserved for statues of Kings and Generals, in […]

26 June 2009

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Clemens von Wedemeyer The Fourth Wall

  Clemens von Wedemeyer’s film installations investigate the uncertain distinction between fact and fiction. His new commission for The Curve is composed of eight different film fragments, all referring to first contact between anthropologists, explorers and groups of people living in remote jungle locations who have never previously had contact with Western civilisation. An example […]

26 June 2009

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Jeff Koons: Popeye Series

The Serpentine Gallery presents an exhibition of the work of the celebrated American artist Jeff Koons, his first major exhibition in a public gallery in England. Working in thematic series since the early 1980s, Koons has explored notions of consumerism, taste, banality, childhood and sexuality. He is known for his meticulously fabricated works that draw […]

24 June 2009

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Azam

Azam Artist in residence  Hung across three rooms, this new series of bold, bright paintings marks the next chapter in Nasser Azam’s residency at County Hall Gallery which began in October 2007. New and recent paintings by Azam show the artist’s continuing exploration of highly-charged formal motifs, made vivid by his distinctive use of colour. […]