2 August 2010

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Review of Protoytpes and Experiments V

“Prototypes and Experiments” has been a regular fixture in Aram Gallery’s eight year programme of design exhibitions curated by designer Daniel Charny focusing on new and experimental projects. The rollcall over the four exhibitions to date has included åbåke, Ineke Hans, El Ultimo Grito, Martino Gamper, Jorre van Ast, Rolf Sachs, Max Lamb, Shin Azumi, […]

30 July 2010

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Government Inquiry into Arts Funding Cuts Inevitable

  The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is inviting written submissions from the art and heritage community on the possible impact of spending cuts from central and local government.The inquiry is aimed at evaluating the fallout “recent, and future, spending cuts will have on the arts”. The outcome is likely to be a time wasting […]

26 July 2010

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Brand Republic 2005

LONDON – Students at the Slade School of Fine Art have been given the chance to get their digital ideas featured in an outdoor advertising campaign at London train stations, through a Maiden Group initiative to challenge the next generation of art directors. Maiden Group, the outdoor ad company, invited students to enter a competition […]

26 July 2010

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Titan Outdoor 1st Prize Winner 2005

Titan is helping the next generation of art directors to recognise Digital Outdoor’s potential. A new and exciting initiative between Titan and Slade was set up to help push the creative boundaries of digital/Transvision and stimulate both the number and quality of entries for the forthcoming Campaign poster awards. More on Titan Outdoor

26 July 2010

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Circle of the Tyrants 2008

Jonathon Velardi’s Fortune Teller easily assumes centre stage: a bright and mesmeric video work presented on four large screens, each split diagonally into numerous diamonds. The video undulates in a pattern across the diamonds: a kaleidoscope of gyrating women, bejewelled men, shiny cars and naked flesh that dissolve in and out of a pattern of […]

26 July 2010

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Open Spaces Open Places 2008

Open Spaces Open Places is a professional arts organisation working in Northamptonand the county. It commissions contemporary artists to make new work and offers people the chance to see and experiencecontemporary art outside the traditionalgallery space.   More on Open Spaces Open Places

26 July 2010

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Athens Biennale 2009

Dimitrios Antonitsis, curator of the Hydra School Projects, being fascinated by the gaming industry as a metaphor of everyday decision making, invites nine artists to commend on chance, divination, luck and loss. Quoting Las Vegas casino magnate, Steve Wynn: “The only way to win in a casino, is to own one.”   More on Athens […]

26 July 2010

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Andy Warhol Red Self Portrait The Controversy Continues

For many years a controversy has been brewing in the art world over a 1964 series of ten self portraits of the artist, Andy Warhol. The portraits are not self-portraits anymore, they’re just portraits not by Warhol, despite being signed by him, so declares the Warhol foundation. Let me clarify the situation: Warhol’s Red Self […]

26 July 2010

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Tories to Slash and Merge Funding for the Arts

The Bucks Stop Here: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s 55 public bodies are set to be merged, abolished or streamlined as part of the Government’s drive to cut costs and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. In other words the cull has begun.The Arts are always an easy […]

26 July 2010

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Marie Curie Auction/Magdalena Rutkowska painting

London based artist Magdalena Rutkowska is fast becoming known not just for her amazing paintings but also for her big heart and generous nature. Instead of using art to simply make social comment, she takes things one step further and uses it to really make a difference. At the Private View for the 2010 Royal […]

25 July 2010

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Tom Estes performance ‘Cake Hole’ at ArtEvict

On July 17th, 2010, Tom Estes staged the performance ‘Cake Hole’ as a participant in ArtEvict, at The New Lansdowne Club, 195 Mare St. Hackney, London E8 The New Lansdowne Club was built c.1699. This Grade II* house is one of the earliest surviving examples of an early Georgian building in the London borough of […]

21 July 2010

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Christine Keeler New London Exhibition

Christine Keeler: my life in pictures4 November – 17 December 2010  Profumo Affair model Christine Keeler’s personal collection of photographs and letters to go on show this November at The Mayor Gallery, in London.    Seventy images, most of which have never been seen before, reveal the public and private face of ‘Scandal’ model Christine Keeler. […]

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 […]