5 June 2011

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Mike Nelson’s Evocative Venice Biennale Installation

Mike Nelson the Artist chosen to represent Britain at this years Venice Biennale is noted for his innovative installation work. He is the first British artist to exhibit in this catagory of fine art and a seasoned contributor to these type of international shows, having contributed to  Sydney (2002), Istanbul (2003) and São Paulo (2004). […]

5 June 2011

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Linda McCartney Life in Photographs A London Retrospective

Phillips de Pury & Company in London  is holding a selling exhibition of photographs by Linda McCartney titled “Life in Photographs” 7 – 16 June 2011. The exhibition is a selection of highlights from over 200,000 archived photographs which will showcase the work of this exceptionally talented photographer. McCartney captured spontaneous and moving moments of […]

5 June 2011

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Artist Sarah Morris Sued For Plagiarism

Sarah Morris an American artist who lives part of the year in Britain, exhibits with the White Cube gallery in London and is represented in the Tate Modern’s collection has been accused of plagiarism. The multimillion-pound claim was formed in a group action by six international Origami artists . They have stated that Morris has […]

3 June 2011

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition – Photography Comes Of Age

I was overjoyed to see that photography has been given pride of place in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition by being positioned boldly in the Wohl Central Hall – the main hall as you enter the Exhibition. This is a daring statement on the part of Christopher Le Brun the main co-ordinator of this year’s […]

2 June 2011

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Ai Weiwei Made Honourary Royal Academician

Ai Weiwei the detained Chinese artist and activist has been made an honourary fellow of Britain’s Royal Academy of Art. The Danish painter Per Kirkeby was also given the accolade. In 2009, the gallery hosted a retrospective of the work of Kirkeby, one of Scandinavia’s most prominent contemporary artists, but it is Ai who is […]

2 June 2011

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New Video Art Fair Launches for London’s Frieze Week

On the strength of the successful launch in March 2011, in New York, Moving Image have announced the Moving Image: An Art Fair of Contemporary Video Art, in London, to run concurrently with the Frieze Art Fair, in October 2011. Moving Image has been conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality […]

2 June 2011

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Salvador Dali Seminar Held to Form Authentication Board

The Gala- Salvador Dalí Foundation is organising a conference, on the 19 June – 21 June. The Seminar will present and debate experiences of several international experts in the field of certification of artworks and ways to fight fraud.These sessions afford an exceptional opportunity to share and discuss the experiences of leading international specialists in […]

2 June 2011

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Ecos de la Selva

Ecos de la Selva       (Forest Echo)   Colombia is a country of contrasts: its geographical features encompass the Amazon rainforest, the Andes and the Caribbean coast. Much of my work as a sculptor derives from organic forms and the visual parallels and resonances I uncover between them and human concerns and relationships. An interest in […]

1 June 2011

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Opens

Summer Exhibition 2011:  7 June – 15 August 2011 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011 opened today to the press and tonight will see the launch of its annual fundraising Gala. With less than four days to go until the event opens it’s doors to the public, here is a snapshot of what you can […]

31 May 2011

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Titanic The Art Collection Lost At Sea

Francis Davis Millet American Painter Lost his Life On The Titanic

31 May 2011

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James Cauty I Predict A Riot New Exhibition

London braces itself for the exhibition of the moment. James Cauty has created a Chapmanesque world of miniature riot tableaux all conveniently  fitting inside jam jars. The artist has literally bottled the moment that News vendor Ian Tomlinson, was murdered by police and a splinter group surrounds Charles and Camilla’s limo on its way to […]

29 May 2011

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Edward Lucie-Smith Curates New British Art Exhibition In Los Angeles

Polemically Small is a monumental show for BritWeek 2011, organised in association with The Future Can Wait and Edward Lucie-Smith. The group show of over 100 works on paper from London and elsewhere in the UK based based on the idea that small, today, is often much better than big, this exhibition will be a […]

26 May 2011

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Leonora Carrington Last Surrealist Dies At 94

First Generation Surrealist Painter Dead Leonora Carrington 6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011 was a British-born Mexican artist, painter, sculptor, writer, alchemist, visionary, and the darling of the 1930s Surrealism movement. Carrington was born during George V’s reign, to Harold Carrington, a textile tycoon, and Mairi Moorhead. They were social climbers and, much to […]

25 May 2011

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Cindy Sherman $3.89m Record Price For Photograph

A record price for a photograph was achieved recently at Christies, New York. Cindy Sherman’s ‘Untitled #96′, part of a series compiling ten unpublished photographs commissioned by Artforum Magazine In 1981 now becomes the most expensive photograph ever sold. Sherman produced the series as a take off on men’s magazine centerfolds formating them as double […]

25 May 2011

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Xenofon Kavvadias ‘The Law is no less conceptual than Fine Art’

Welcome to the ongoing exhibition in Gift 10 VYNER ST! Exhibition dates: May 5th – June 17th   Gift 10 Vyner Street presents a solo exhibition by the prolific artist, Xenofon Kavvadias, fortuitously timed in light of recent world events. Xenofon is interested in exploring the ‘limits of acceptability and the margins of legality’ under […]

25 May 2011

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Russell Hill Wins Catlin Art Prize 2011

Russell Hill has  won the Catlin Art Prize 2011. Hill was born in England in 1988 and is Living and working in London. He attended the Wimbledon College of Art  2007 – 2010 and has a BA in Fine Art, Sculpture. The prize now in its fifth year was awarded at The Tramshed, Shoreditch. The […]

24 May 2011

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Major Bauhaus Exhibition For Barbican 2012

Bauhaus: ‘Art as Life’  26 April 2012 – 12 August 2012  Barbican Art Gallery The Barbican is to hold the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years. It will present the modern world’s most famous art school which was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar Germany. In spite of its name, and […]

24 May 2011

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Mark Wallinger Designs New Ballet For Sadler’s Wells

Mark Wallinger The 2007 Turner Prize winner is collaborating with internationally acclaimed composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor (Random Dance), lighting designer Lucy Carter, and costumer Moritz Junge to create a brand new choreographic work. The piece will be performed in a visual world created by Wallinger and marks the first new work in Sadler’s Wells Composer Series. Turnage’s new score […]

23 May 2011

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Diane Arbus Artist Rooms – New Tate Modern Display

New For Summer 2011 “Focus on photography Tate Modern” The profoundly original work of American photographer Diane Arbus will be exhibited as part of Tate Modern’s, ARTIST ROOMS, a rotating collection,created by the Dealer, Curator and Collector, Anthony d’Offay. The works were acquired by Tate and National Gallery Scotland in February 2008 at a giveaway […]

21 May 2011

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Chinese Government State Ai Weiwei Held For Tax Evasion

The Chinese government has alleged that “Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd”, the company founded by the detained artist, Ai Weiwei, has evaded a large amount of tax. This is the reasoning or excuse behind the detention of the artist, a state  media report has revealed. The agency has also charged the company with intentionally destroying […]

20 May 2011

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Ron Arad Installation Activates London’s Roundhouse

The Roundhouse, a North London venue will feature “Curtain Call,” a ring of silicon rods by internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad . The former head of design at the Royal College Of Art has invited his favourite musicians and friends to create unique work for his 360° interactive installation. Arad’s constant experimentation […]

20 May 2011

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Frieze New York And London Fairs Launch for 2012

The Frieze Art Fair, London’s first rate commercial showcase for contemporary art, is to present two new fairs next year, in New York and London. The New York fair will take place at the beginning of May on Randall’s Island, a site in the city’s East River, which is currently used mainly for sporting events […]

20 May 2011

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British Museum shortlisted for £100,000 Art Fund Prize

Art Fund Prize and Clore Award for Museum Learning Announced The British Museum has been shortlisted for this year’s £100,000 Art Fund Prize. The purpose of the prize is to recognise originality and excellence in museums and galleries in the UK.The prize longlist, which was made up of 10 museums and galleries, was announced on […]

20 May 2011

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Tracey Emin Does It At The Hayward Gallery

Tracey Emin is no longer a YBA. At 47 years old she has reached a mid-career juncture. This is a make it or break it time in a successful artists life. Has she done it? This critic says yes! I entered the exhibition ready to dismiss Emin’s work,as a whole, but it still holds water. […]

19 May 2011

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Hepworth Gallery Wakefield Is World Class Landmark

New galleries seem to be launching on a monthly basis in the UK. This unfortunately is the tail end of an art boom which saw government and lottery funding pumped into the provinces for over a decade. It was by far the largest burst of public building activity seen since the 19th century. The Hepworth […]

18 May 2011

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Liam Fox Approves £3bn “Dr Strangelove” Trident Project

Project Green Light As Arts & Universities Pay Price “I am absolutely clear that a minimum nuclear deterrent based on the Trident missile delivery system and continuous at sea deterrent is right for the UK and should be maintained”  – Liam Fox  – The total expected cost for replacing Trident is £20bn Here’s one that […]

18 May 2011

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Art Coma 11

  And I looked in the mirror, and there saw, ‘myself’ Do these words seem familiar? They are said when a child is initiated into Brownies, from about six upwards, you are asked to close your eyes and are turned around twice and then invited to look downwards, where there should be a mirror on […]

17 May 2011

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Tracey Emin’s Mid-Career Crisis The Hayward Gallery

Tracey Emin is a 47-year-old artist who has reached a mid-career crisis.  Speaking at the press view of clearly the most crucial UK exhibition of her career she exuded, “There’s no money, the country is bankrupt so the arts is going to be bottom of the list on everyone’s agenda except that the Tories have […]

16 May 2011

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Ai Weiwei Granted Visit by His Wife

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been granted a visit by his wife and sister. The contact took place over the weekend, it is the first contact with the outside world to take place since his arrest more than 43 days ago. Mr Ai is said to be under investigation for suspected “economic crimes”.The artist’s wife […]

16 May 2011

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The Ressurection of Pop Art ?

  Exciting new artist Lisa Andrews whose new collection – The Brits, consisting of four oil on canvas paintings: Amy, Adele, Lily & Paloma, now available as prints, is being hailed as a huge new talent and leading light in the resurrection of Pop Art.   Pop art developed in the early 1960s. Originally a […]

14 May 2011

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Auguste Rodin, The Kiss Exhibited At Turner Contemporary

Rodin’s The Kiss comes to Margate From 4 October 2011 – 2 September 2012 Auguste Rodin’s The Kiss, 1901-04 a life-size marble sculpture will be installed in the new Sunley Gallery. The sculpture is on loan from the Tate collection and one of the most iconic images of charged sexuality. The Kiss was voted the […]

13 May 2011

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Ai Weiwei London Exhibitions Open

Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and political activist, has been missing and out of contact with his London gallery (The Lisson Gallery) since he was detained by authorities in Beijing while boarding a flight to Hong Kong on 3rd April. Two weeks ago, his New York installation was set up thanks to his studio assistants. […]