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?

4 March 2018


Giorgio Griffa: The Golden Ratio And Inexplicable knowledge – Revd Jonathan Evens

Camden Arts Centre is currently presenting the first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom of Giorgio Griffa, an Italian abstract painter who has been closely linked to the Arte Povera movement.

3 March 2018


London Gallery Exhibitions March 2018 – Chosen By Paul Carey-Kent

Up Now in London – Paul Carey-Kent chooses his favourite exhibitions for March 2018.

28 February 2018

London’s Latest Must-See Photography Exhibitions

There are some thought-provoking and informative photography exhibitions on show in London at the moment. Ranging from the Barbican’s Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins which explores subjects on the edge of society to the four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 at the Photographers’ gallery. Also just opened is the Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography which shows together Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822-65). Here is a selection of what’s on offer.

24 February 2018

Journaling In Pregnancy: Maternal Mental Health Improved By Creative Activities

There is growing recognition of the serious nature of maternal mental health problems during childbirth

21 February 2018


Edward Lucie-Smith Bids A Final Farewell To The Avant-Garde

The contemporary art world seems an increasingly strange place to be.

19 February 2018


Doggie-Themed Art Happening Embraces Chinese New Year In London

Chinese New Year, got off with a woof yesterday with the launch of ‘Embracing the Underdog’, celebrating the Year of The Dog. Over one hundred and twenty emerging and underground artists put on what could be described as a doggie-themed art happening.

Luke Heng: After Asphodel – Singapore Artist Profile – Eva Wong Nava

Luke Heng is an emerging Singaporean artist, born in 1987. He lives and works in Singapore and holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, graduating in 2013.

11 February 2018


Art Genève A Pleasant Encounter By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I really enjoyed visiting Art Genève (1-4 February) as well as discovering the city’s art scene last week.

7 February 2018

Highlights From Brussels including BRAFA and Christo by Gallerist James Payne

Gallerist James Payne from PayneShurvell visited Brussels recently during BRAFA and has selected his highlights from the fair. Art fairs are a great way to see a huge range of international work in a short amount of time, discover artists you didn’t know, and see what is trending. On the negative side, the work is […]

6 February 2018


Emerging Artists From Budapest – Zoltan Alexander Investigates This Dynamic Scene

Could Hungary still retake its place on the art-map of Europe and contemporary art from Budapest have an international recognition

5 February 2018


Philip Pearlstein: A Figure Of Speech – Video Interview By Edward Lucie-Smith

Last month Edward Lucie-Smith filmed this exclusive video for Artlyst with the well known NY figurative painter Philip Pearlstein, at the Saatchi Gallery, London.

5 February 2018


Relaunched Kettle’s Yard Seamlessly Blends Old And New

Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge reopens this week after a two-year redevelopment programme by Jamie Fobert Architects which includes major new exhibition galleries, generous education spaces and a cafe. Fobert is the new favourite architect of the museum world. Last year saw his completion of the extension at Tate St Ives, and he has just been appointed to undertake the £35.5m transformation of the National Portrait Gallery.

31 January 2018


Singapore Art Week: The Last Word – Paul Carter Robinson

Singapore is a vibrant hub at the best of times, but it doubles up as a key global centre for contemporary art, as the world focuses on Singapore Art Week.

30 January 2018


Wayan Novi: Caring For Life – International Artist Profile – Eva Wong Nava

Iwayan Agus Novianto AKA Wayan Novi was born in 1989 in Bali.

22 January 2018

Derrick Adams Paintings Inspired By The 1936 Negro Travel Guide Exhibited

It’s been a busy year for Brooklyn based artist Derrick Adams. When I met the charming multimedia artist at Swiss Beatz’ holiday party, the huge letters spelling out Derrick’s name were in celebration of his banner year.

19 January 2018


London Art Fair 2018 Artlyst Chooses Six Of The Best

Artlyst chooses six of the best from the 2018 London Art Fair. The London Art Fair is the capital’s longest running Contemporary and Modern art fair. Now in its 30th year, the event presents leading British and international galleries alongside specially curated spaces, Art Projects and Photo50.

16 January 2018


London Art Fair 2018 – Everything You Need To Know About It – Guide

Overview: The London Art Fair is the capitals longest running Contemporary and Modern art fair. Now in its 30th year, the event presents leading British and international galleries alongside specially curated spaces, Art Projects and Photo50.

13 January 2018


Arabella Dorman Unveils New Installation At St James Church Piccadilly

St James Piccadilly is one of the best loved churches in London. It is the perfect pairing for a new installation by the artist Arabella Dorman.

6 January 2018


Frank Gehry: Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris – An Architect’s Impression – Alex Murray

I had never experienced a Frank Gehry up-close. Never stood slack-jawed, gawping at the gymnastic splendours that the photographs in the glossies promise.

Sean Scully Indisputably The Most Universal Living Contemporary Artist- Edward Lucie-Smith

One name immediately sprang to mind – that of the born Irish, once British, now American painter Sean Scully.

3 January 2018

Last Chance London Art Exhibitions Closing January 2018

While the New Year has lots of great exhibitions to look forward to (see the Artlyst guide to exhibitions in 2018) there are also great exhibitions to see that you may have missed and that are closing in January.

2 January 2018


Ten Must See Art Exhibitions Out Of London 2018

Here are Artlyst’s tips for the ten must-see exhibitions outside of the capital this year.

2 January 2018


Transgender Artist Ela Xora Hospitalised During Hunger Strike Over Piers Morgan Comment

Over the New Year period, transgender artist Ela Xora collapsed and was taken to hospital after six days of hunger strike against historically inaccurate comments made on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, by its presenter Piers Morgan.

31 December 2017

Things I Hate About The British Art World Today – Edward Lucie-Smith

The British contemporary art world is apparently in a healthy state at the moment.