20 July 2010

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A Visit to the New Museum in Lisbon -Paula Rego

“A Portuguese female Artist’s fairytale legend, threes nothing quite like Dame Paula’s magical Museum”    The new museum of Paula Rego’s is located in Cascias just along the coast from the City of Lisbon. The Journey from the City Centre by train takes roughly about half an hour and is a beautiful coastal trip with […]

17 July 2010

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Arts Council England implements cuts to 2010-2011 budget

Region: Arts Council England On 24 May 2010 the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced a £19 million reduction in our 2010/11 income from government. This cut is in addition to an earlier in-year reduction of £4 million announced in the April 2009 Budget, meaning that our 2010/11 budget has been reduced by a […]

14 July 2010

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UK Art Institutions Asked to Cut 25 -30 % in their budgets.

The British  arts scene has flourished  as never before, in the past  15 years ,with rising audiences and corporate sponsorship – all made possible by secure government funding. However, spending cuts are set to change that winning formula for ever, as ministers urge arts institutions to adopt a US-style approach to fundraising that will rely […]

7 July 2010

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Chichester Eastbourne Art Reviews Summer 2010

CHICHESTER EASTBOURNE ART July, 2010 If you do like to be beside the seaside in summer, then there’s much to be said for making the south coast combination of three architecturally award-winning spaces into an attractive day trip: Pallant House, Chichester, which opened its extension in 2006; the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, basking in the […]

7 July 2010

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ALFA ROMEO CENTENARY SCULPTURE BY GERRY JUDAH GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2010

 Concept, design and production:  Gerry JudahConsultant Engineering: Capita Symonds  Fabrication and Installation: Littlehampton WeldingPhotography: David Barbour     The dramatic landscapes of India and the ornate architecture of its temples, mosques and synagogues with their theatrical rituals had a profound effect on Judah’s developing psyche which were later to resurface in his work. Austere, post-war London came […]

2 July 2010

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Charles Saatchi Donates Gallery and 200 Works To The Nation “What’s The Catch”?

Charles Saatchi, The British Art Collector who discovered the likes of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, will donate his London gallery and more than 200 works valued at £37 million ($52 million) to the nation. He announced Thursday, that The gallery located in Chelsea, will change it’s name to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, London) […]

1 July 2010

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The Opening Night, U3 triennial, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The opening night began before I even entered the Moderna Building, outside a large crowd of people from the students to the dressed to impress mingling on the lower platform and crowding on the stairs –  some venturing through the very imposing doors (Doors of education and knowledge, their stature indicating that something special is […]

24 June 2010

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Lisbon Contemporary Art Fair

Common people, but sometimes also arts professional, think that it is not so easy to understand the meaning of certain contemporary art installations, paintings and sculptures, and to decide which works can be considered as valuable and which cannot. If you would like to look into these matters, find some answers to these questions, and […]

23 June 2010

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Lisbon Art fair November

ARTE LISBOA – THE ONLY CONTEMPORARY ART EVENT IN PORTUGAL Quickly strengthening the international calendar of art events, ARTE LISBOA has been declared a great event attracting more than 20.000 visitors annually.  ARTE LISBOA is recognized as a Fair of high quality with the presence of the best national and international galleries and is taking place […]

14 June 2010

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Circuit Gallery Blog: Night School

CRITICS CHOICE: Nicola Mann writes about Circuit Gallery artist James Rajotte’s compelling photographs of East High School as part of our ongoing series. Read the article on our BLOG > Night School  

17 May 2010

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Gesture: Subject and Object

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14 May 2010

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Marek Tobolewski: Continuum in Symmetry

Tom Hackett reviews Tobolewski’s current show Marek Tobolewski Continuum in Symmetry Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham exhibition runs until 13th June 2010 … The mark of the author is quietly evidenced in all of the paintings and drawings on show. This significant and active ingredient, for me underpins the work and somehow adds to the overall jouissance […]

10 May 2010

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International Art’s Project Europa -the Woman

This project unites artists from across Europe, each contributing at least one artwork, all together in a variety of media, reflecting on the theme “Europa – The Woman”.  With the support of New College Oxford University, the artworks are exhibited during May 2010 at their Long Room Gallery and later in 2010 in London. Some […]

4 May 2010

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Turner Prize 2010 Latest News

The 2010 Turner Prize was announced live on Channel 4 at 7:45 pm Monday 6 December. The winner this year was Susan Philipsz for her sound installations. The winner is often a surprise and difficult to predict. Last years winner, Richard Wright was an outsider. It was thought Roger Hiorns would win for his installation, […]

4 May 2010

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Tracey Emin -“Late Night at the Creative Quarter”

Tracey Emin- “Late Night at the Creative Quarter”   The Truly Confessional Girl, “Our Tracey” In her Home Town” Margate, unveils her new Sculpture a new pink neon sign for the front of Droit House-Margate. Tracey Emin struts her stuff on Broad Street Margate’s old town in amongst fellow Artists in her home town of […]

3 May 2010

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Frieze Projects 2010 : Sarah McCrory Appointed Curator

Sarah McCrory has been appointed as the new Curator of Frieze Projects, the highly respected programme of artists’ commissions which is an integral part of the annual Frieze Art Fair events program. In the last few years, McCrory has worked for Studio Voltaire a not for profit gallery organization and  is known for her support […]

1 May 2010

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Art Statements Art Basel 2010 Selected Artists

  Art Statements at Art Basel 16-20 June 2010 is by far the most exciting and innovative section of the fair. It spotlights solo projects by young artists selected by the Art Basel Committee from more than 300 applications, this year’s participating artists (26 in total)  come from 17 different countries.  The Art Statements sector has promoted […]

30 April 2010

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GASPARE MANOS: PEREGRINATIONS IN PAINTING by Alan Jones

GASPARE MANOS: PEREGRINATIONS IN PAINTING “Ich muss die Woerter einzeln lieben lernen, so wie Cézanne die Farben, damit ich sie wiederholten setzen kann„ Peter Handke Voyage, displacement, exile, flight and return flight: departures and arrivals. These are among the basic ingredients which go into the creative process of Gaspare Manos. The imagination, Guy Davenport wrote, […]

25 April 2010

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Continuum

CONTINUUM written by Mik Godley Review of Marek Tobolewski, Continuum exhibition at The Hive Gallery, Barnsley UK   Originally for Nottingham Visual Arts November 2009   I’m no formalist, and I have little appreciation for “process art” if that’s what this is, so for the last twenty years I’ve often wondered “what on earth is […]

18 April 2010

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Latest London Art Reviews

Paul Carey-Kent Previously Editor at Large, Art World Magazine Art Exhibitions • Events • Galleries By Paul Carey-Kent 29 July 2011 ‘Anthology’ at CHARLIE SMITH London, 336 Old St, 5-20 Aug I have to declare an interest in the juried prize show ‘Anthology’, which opens on the evening of Thursday 4 August (when the winner […]

15 April 2010

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Great Realism And Great Abstraction In One: On Li Yan’s Paintings

(View original article at www.galerie-ling.de/en) Until today people still tend to distinguish between “figurative” and “abstract” painting based on whether it depicts anything. But what really is decisive in this question is the approach of the artist. Often it is much more difficult to create a figurative painting using abstract means, than to paint entirely […]

13 April 2010

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Is Art Green?

This article was first published in Welsh Art now in 2008     We are all aware of the term food miles and some may even aspire to  shop within a local economy, buying only locally produced seasonal  food, leaving the exotic imported food on the shelves. Can we apply the  same criteria to the […]

6 April 2010

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The Split Kingdom

Certain motifs recur in these small works, subtly changing, half reappearing, as if they are not so much instances of the same things as memories of those instances. Figures emerge – from rooms, landscapes, other figures – involved in mysterious or impossible tasks, fighting their way through dense fogs produced in the fluidity and plenitude […]

3 April 2010

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Transporter

An Exhibition RememberedTransporter V22 Ashwin Street, The basement project space 18 January – 24 February 2008 It was on concurrently at V22 with Jasper Joffe’s beauty show, in the basement gallery rooms. You can’t see out but outside was brought in by the sound of whistling singing wind through an installed pipe. From Joffe’s exuberant […]

3 April 2010

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Anish Kapoor Tower Of Babel Planned For London 2012 Olympics

    Anish Kapoor has designed Britain’s largest piece of public sculpture, a 120 metre tall interwoven tower that people will be able to climb. The tower will boast spectacular views of London and the Olympic park. The work falls somewhere in between a crushed Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome, a fun fair Helter Skelter and […]

2 April 2010

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Alex Pearl, Impressions of Antarctica by Coline Milliard

  When I dream about eating: as I bite into the apple, donut, whatever, there is always nothing there. I’ve always wanted to make art like that. Alex Pearl     It’s official: Alex Pearl did not travel to the Antarctic. His application not to go was accepted by the British Antarctic Survey in June […]

1 April 2010

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Simple Systems, Complex behaviours – Sound Sculptures and Installations by Zimoun

“The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful, mechanized works of playful poetry, their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships, an ongoing interplay between the «artificial» and the «organic». He is interested in the artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and […]

30 March 2010

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Courtauld Institute : Cuts Challenge Witt Library

Many paintings dealers have expressed their concern about changes introduced to the operation of the Witt Library by the management of the Courtauld Institute last summer.  Most of the library staff were dismissed, and replaced by fewer, less qualified staff.  The new staff are no longer able to offer the range of services previously offered.  […]

25 March 2010

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British Contemporary Art to Suffer In Darling’s Latest Budget

One of the cuts concealed in Alastair Darling’s budget yesterday was a staggering £60 million in funds earmarked for the arts slashed from the Department for Culture Media and Sports 2010-11 budget.  In addition, £2.2 billion is to be diverted from the National Lottery’s culture and heritage endowment to the Olympics. This is money that […]

22 March 2010

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Ross McLaren Canadian Artist : Spotlight

I knew Ross as a filmmaker, collaborator and the founder of the Funnel, the most important locale for experimental film in Canada. It wasn’t just the man’s charm, but his films — awkward, jarring, disjunctive, and, of course, ironic — which grabbed my attention. It was the late 1970s. It was punk. No one followed, […]

21 March 2010

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Tools : Stuff : Art

Tools     :     Stuff   :     Art   ‘Before starting work I walk around it several times accompanied by myself. ‘       Between 1890 and 1898 Erik Satie lived at  6 rue Cortot :  “in a wardrobe.”  Satie was a collector . . . .  After his death his wardrobe was found  to contain […]

17 March 2010

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Save Old Art Gallery Leamington Spa from the developers

10 Downing Street e- Petition   CAW dedicate the needs of disadvantaged, excluded groups in our community, people coping with learning disabilities and mental health problems.  There is no heating. As a listed building there is a duty of care by the owner to carry out maintainance? Let’s not lose these two buildings to developers […]