Aiman Hakim: In An Evolutionary Dream – Eva Wong Nava

The concept for this collection of work—‘The Evolution of Eian & Eien’—came to the artist, Aiman Hakim in a dream.

17 May 2018

/

Royal Academy Renewed: Integrating Culture With Daily Life – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Royal Academy’s radical extension of its premises including some splendid new exhibition spaces and an imposing new lecture-theatre excites me, but also generates some doubts and mixed feelings.

15 May 2018

London Degree Shows 2018 Guide

Like Spring inevitably turns into Summer, once again the art school degree show season is upon us.  The exhibitions are usually the entry-level stage for emerging artists and have had a good track record for launching new talent. It is also one of the best ways to keep abreast of current and future trends in contemporary arts.

9 May 2018

Sydney Biennale 10 Of The Best – Martin Brown

On a recent trip back to visit my home country Australia, I had the opportunity to visit the recently opened 21st edition of The Biennale of Sydney. The Artistic Director and Curator Mami Kataoka is the first curator from Asia to head the Biennale. Kataoka has chosen the title SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement. The term […]

6 May 2018

/

Katrina Moss Chaiya Art Awards Interview: Where is God in our 21st century world?

A recent exhibition in London explored the question ‘Where is God in our 21st century world?’

5 May 2018

//

Justin Bieber And Joe Termini’s Blatant Appropriation Of Cash Only Brand

As a graduate from The Slade School of Art in 1983, My first Dialogue with the art world came out of my graduate show. It was ‘An appropriation of and graffiti on the art historical timeline’.

2 May 2018

Gallery Weekend Berlin 2018 Round-Up – Paul Carter Robinson

Gallery Weekend Berlin has been rapidly evolving, over the past fourteen years, morphing into a leading international event, to be reckoned with.

30 April 2018

/

The Art Of Smug Turner Prize 2018 – Edward Lucie-Smith

This year’s list of finalists for the Turner Prize has just been announced. While the names on the shortlist are virtuously unfamiliar, the general artistic direction is not.

25 April 2018

/

Ai Weiwei Showstopper Shines At Sydney Biennale 2018

Ai Weiwei’s Law of the Journey 2017 is the “big art star” showstopper for the 2018 Sydney Biennale. Ai Weiwei (b 1957 Beijing, China) is arguably the most famous Chinese artist living today, and much of his work exists in the space between art and activism, often blurring the boundaries between the two. The Sydney […]

23 April 2018

//

Art Brussels Ten Of The Best From The 50th Anniversary Edition – Paul Carter Robinson

Art Brussels is one of the oldest established Contemporary art fairs in Europe. In fact, after Art Cologne, it is the second elder statesman.

22 April 2018

Asian Chronicles: Hong Kong To Vibrant Indonesia – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

When I landed in Hong Kong a few days before the VIP opening of Art Basel HK, I could feel this year will be special.

16 April 2018

/

ArtBAB 2018 – Three Key Organisers Discuss The Fair

ArtBAB, which took place in Bahrain in this Spring, embracing Bahrain’s cultural heritage, strengthening the base of their arts economy by empowering and educating local artists.

15 April 2018

/

Picasso To Souza: The Crucifixion Imagery Rarely Exhibited – Revd Jonathan Evens

Overshadowed by iconic images from Picasso 1932 and Bacon/Freud two of the Tate’s current exhibitions feature powerfully expressive crucifixion images.

12 April 2018

/

Anne Vierstraete Art Brussels Director In Conversation With Paul Carter Robinson

Anne Vierstraete, the Managing Director of Art Brussels in conversation with Paul Carter Robinson ahead of the opening of the fair next week. 

10 April 2018

/

Suzanne Pagé Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Ahead of the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s latest exhibition titled ‘In Tune With The World’ I had the privilege to talk to Suzanne Pagé the Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton 

8 April 2018

/

Female Midas Depicts Alternative Golden Perspective Through Visual Art

“I feel privileged to be identified as the female Midas, but my purpose is to be influential to create change; to instil an alternative golden perspective in the minds of people with my touch.

7 April 2018

Apocalypse Now: Michael Takeo Magruder Interviewed By Revd Jonathan Evens

The word apocalypse originally indicated an ‘unveiling’, and the speaker in the Book of Revelation is a ‘seer’.

7 April 2018

Anselm Kiefer: Monumental Paintings Rising From An Industrial Moonscape – PLANTA – Paul Black

When visiting one of Sorigué Foundation’s latest art installations at the family-run industrial and agricultural company – located at the entrance of the industrial complex of La Plana del Corb (Balaguer, Lleida, Catalonia)

3 April 2018

/

Get Ready For Art Brussels 50th Anniversary Edition

Art Brussels is a fair dedicated to promoting vibrant young galleries that are on the road to becoming the new generation of shakers and movers in the art world.

2 April 2018

/

Stuckism Is Alive And Well And Living In Prague – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’m just back from a visit to Prague. I went there specifically to see an exhibition of new British painting organised by an organisation called ArtLines

30 March 2018

/

Jonathan Anderson: Religious Inspirations Behind Modernism – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Jonathan Anderson is a practicing artist, whose works have been featured in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States.

29 March 2018

//

Damien Hirst Falling Off The Grid – Houghton Hall – Paul Carter Robinson

Last week I was a guest at the magnificent Houghton Hall, one of the most impressive Palladian houses in Britain.

27 March 2018

//

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.

26 March 2018

/

David Bowie Statue Not Fitting A Man Who Loved Fine Art

The latest in a long line of examples is a new statue honouring the late artist David Bowie, unveiled over the weekend in Aylesbury.

Why Visual Artists Make The Best Musicians – Glasgow Report – Clare Henry

On one of the coldest days this year I climbed down many steps into the deep railway cut that is Glasgow’s Queens Park Station. Here, next to a tiny ticket office, is perhaps one of the UK’s strangest galleries.

18 March 2018

/

ArtBAB Bahrain A Contemporary Art Oasis – Fair Round-Up – Paul Carter Robinson

ArtBAB Bahrain, in its third edition, is an international event to be reckoned with.

18 March 2018

Art Dubai Guide 2018 – What You Need To Know

Art Dubai Contemporary and Modern is the most diverse. edition to date.

14 March 2018

Armory Week – Snow and Art Virginie Puertolas-Syn Highlights

While many collectors and Art world professionals were in Europe for TEFAF and the Auctions in London, I went instead to visit the New York art scene for the Armory week.

11 March 2018

/

Armory Show Highlights and Lowlights 2018 Round-Up

As we reach the end of another New York Armory Show few revelations are on hand.

8 March 2018

/

Tate’s Big Faux-Pas: Picasso Exhibition Opens On International Women’s Day

Today (8th March) is International Women’s Day, it’s also the public opening of the new Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. For those of you familiar with Picasso and his self-mythologized monster; you may need to read that sentence again.

6 March 2018

/

Pablo Picasso: Genius Or Just Another Misogynistic Pig – Edward Lucie-Smith

With Pablo Picasso 1932 – Tate Modern’s major exhibition for the first half of this year – ready to open (March 8th), the drumbeats are already beginning.

5 March 2018

/

Glasgow Girls: Artists Heavily Engaged In Social Comment – Clare Henry

One Hundred years after the suffragette movement which culminated in women gaining the right to vote, it feels like this may finally be the year for Women and with International Women’s Day this week, let’s celebrate. So what about artists labelled GIRLS – and even worse, “Glasgow Girls?