At a time when London’s big art museums are going all out to be populist, they also seem to be witnessing a fairly general fall in attendances.
Ever since the publication of Andre Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto (1924), the erotic male gaze on the female body came to be a defining component of the Surrealist movement.
31 July 2018
Yves Klein died from a heart attack in 1962, at the age of 34, shortly after creating two prominent works of art currently on display in the heart of the Oxfordshire idyll.
22 July 2018
In the twenty years since he began a Foundation Course at the Leith School of Art, Alastair Gordon has proved himself to be an artist of distinction as well as a polymath whose activities have supported others in travelling along creative paths.
20 July 2018
If you’re planning on heading out of London this summer, Artlyst has put together a list of twelve exhibitions to see around the UK. The main event over the summer has to be the Liverpool Biennial but Artlyst is covering this deserving spectacle elsewhere. However, while in Liverpool don’t miss Tate Liverpool’s powerful comparison study of Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman and the 60th anniversary John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery. Elsewhere around Britain shows not to miss include the Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives, Elisabeth Frink at Abbot Hall in Cumbria, Yves Klein at Blenheim Palace and Antony Gormley at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.
The 2018 Liverpool Biennial is celebrating its 20th birthday. The 10th edition is more compact than in previous years with the majority of venues in walking distance of the city centre. This year’s theme is Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world in turmoil.
The Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles is not only the biggest and most famous photography festival in the world but is also one of my favourite art events.
Sher’s work has received solo and group exhibitions around Europe and the United States and is held in public and private collections internationally.
14 July 2018
For 150 years KIRKCUDBRIGHT has been an artists’ town, the “St Ives of Scotland.
28 June 2018
Cumbria is an idyllic landscape where rugged mountains meet sparkling lakes. It has a history steeped in art and literature. William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Ruskin, Beatrix Potter, Kurt Schwitters and Andy Goldsworthy have all found inspiration here. In addition, it is no wonder it was the centre for the British Arts and Crafts movement. This summer Kendal is hosting major exhibitions featuring Elisabeth Frink, Paula Rego and Rebecca Scott.
21 June 2018
A recent foray into Milan led me to two galleries, both focusing on women’s work. The Pool New York is a relatively new and beautiful gallery space in the city’s financial district. Eteri Chkadua’s first solo show in Milan titled, Guamarjos, translates to the traditional “Cheers’ in the Georgian language.
18 June 2018
James Ostrer’s work often tests the limits of the body politics in the ever evolving analysis of the western body, sexuality, and society.
11 June 2018
Art Basel 2018 which launches 14-17 June offers a Premier line-up of galleries at Art Basel’s 2018 edition in Basel Switzerland.
Manifesta 12, now in its twelfth edition is Europe’s nomadic biennial, taking place in Palermo from 16 June until 4 November 2018.
The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London now.
Every spring I look forward to the buzz of the London art school degree show season.
I start with the concept of ‘universal connection’ where everything is linked; an action rebounds off another, transforming it and generating a new one.
24 May 2018
High value bluechip contemporary art displayed at alternative venues is usually something that excites us here at Artlyst; however,
23 May 2018
Last week, thousands celebrated the 33rd International Festival of Fashion, Photography and Accessory Design in Hyères, in the South of France. Celebrities were pouring in and the media was overwhelmed with their images.
The concept for this collection of work—‘The Evolution of Eian & Eien’—came to the artist, Aiman Hakim in a dream.
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
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
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 […]
A recent exhibition in London explored the question ‘Where is God in our 21st century world?’
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 has been rapidly evolving, over the past fourteen years, morphing into a leading international event, to be reckoned with.
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.
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 […]
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
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.
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.