8 November 2010

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Museums Denied Access To Private Donations By Treasury

The British Museum and the National Gallery are finding it difficult to access over £50m given by private donors because of changes to Treasury regulations implemented under the last government. The scale of the problem is widespread, as the reserves for all national museums total over £285m. The museums have not openly admitted that a […]

6 November 2010

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Artist Ai Weiwei Under House Arrest

Ai Weiwei The Chinese Artist responsible for the Sunflower seed installation, this years Unilever sponsored exhibit in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, has been placed under house arrest in his residence in Beijing. It was reported on Sunday afternoon that three men in plainclothes in a minivan with no license plates was blocking the […]

4 November 2010

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Arts Council England To Cut 100 Organisations

More than 100 smaller organisations are likely to lose their Arts Council funding. The announcement follows the government’s decision to slash funding for the arts by 29.6% as part of the comprehensive spending review. Tate,V&A, British Museum, ICA, National Gallery as well as the The Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet are among the organisations […]

3 November 2010

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Kengo Kuma To Design V&A Museum Dundee

The Japanese architectural firm Kengo Kuma & Associates have been chosen to design a new museum in Dundee. The project, sponsored by the V&A, was put to tender by an international competition. Which included  The six shortlisted firms, chosen from more than 120 entries by firms around the globe. 1) Sutherland Hussey Architects, of Edinburgh […]

1 November 2010

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New Serpentine Gallery Building For 2012

The Serpentine Gallery along with the Royal Parks have agreed to a contract for a new venue in Kensington Gardens. This will work along side the already existing Serpentine building. It is rumored that Zaha Hadid, winner of this year’s Riba Stirling prize is to renovate the existing ‘Magazine’ building to create a new and […]

1 November 2010

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RCA SECRET 2010

COLLECT A PIECE OF ART HISTORY FOR JUST £45 It’s November again and this means it’s time for the RCA Secret annual contemporary art exhibition. This sale consisting of around 2,500 original postcard-sized artworks, made and donated by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus up-and-coming students and alumni from the Royal College of Art.  The […]

28 October 2010

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Peckham Space OPEN – Call for Artworks

Peckham Space is pleased to announce its first OPEN exhibition and calls for artworks. This will be a unique exhibition that will showcase artworks that have a connection to Peckham. The exhibition will take place from 7 – 18 December 2010 at Peckham Space’s new venue on Peckham Square, London SE15. This is an exceptional […]

28 October 2010

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Photo Miami Cancelled For 2010

One of the most popular art shows during Art Basel Miami has been cancelled this year, a month shy of their press preview, on November 30. Photo Miami 2010, which was due to take place in the first week of December, has been cancelled the organiser’s press representatives have announced. Last year, in spite of […]

27 October 2010

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Is A Warhol ‘Soup Can’ Worth 30-50 Million Dollars?

Bid Here….  In the 48 years since it was executed Big Campbell’s Soup Can with Can Opener (Vegetable) has only had three private owners. The New York collectors, Burton and Emily Tremaine bought the painting directly from Warhol’s Factory in 1962 and sold it, in the late 1970s to Ted Ashley, the former chairman of […]

27 October 2010

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Sylvia Sleigh Feminist Artist Dies at 94

Sylvia Sleigh, the British-born artist known for her provocative portraits has died of complications from a stroke at her home in Manhattan,she was 94. Her painting often compared to Alice Neel used the  male nude as a vehicle in poses traditionally reserved for  the female figure. She derived her inspiration from Ingres, Velázquez and Titian. […]

24 October 2010

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Arts Cuts Who Cares? A Call For Creative Solidarity

To all creatives and philanthropists across the UK, to all who value quality of life; free thought, choice and expression.  Now we must stand together.  It will not suffice to only be concerned about what Arts and Culture provision, support and initiatives are available on your doorstep. Our objective, collectively, must be resolutely to have […]

21 October 2010

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BROKEN AND BRILLIANT: HOW CLOSURE ONLY MADE WEIWEI’S SUNFLOWER SEEDS PERFECT

The happiest person in London right now might just be the member of Tate Modern night-shift staff who dares wander alone in Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds, despite the health warnings. An already poignant symbol of globalisation was pretty much complete when access to the exhibit was barred due to pollution fears. The footfall of the […]

21 October 2010

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Save The Hotel Chelsea From Donald Trump

First it was CBGB’S now the Hotel Chelsea, an underground landmark in Manhattan where Dylan Thomas, William S. Burroughs, Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol ,Eugene O’Neill and Sid Vicious once lived has been put on the market for an undisclosed sum. It has been owned and operated by the same family for 65 years. “It is […]

20 October 2010

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Arts Cuts In Osborne’s Spending Review Unveiled

Latest News: George Osborne’s statement this lunchtime was only the tip of the iceberg figure for the (DCMS) Department for Culture Media and Sport’s budget. The details of cuts to the arts and museums are expected to emerge later, when the full report is released by Jeremy Hunt’s office. We expect to uncover that although […]

20 October 2010

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Frieze Review – 2010

Art Exhibitions • Events • Galleries By Paul Carey-Kent October NINE NEW TWISTS AT FRIEZE There are two kinds of stand at Art Fairs: those dedicated to a single artist and those showcasing a gallery’s stable as a whole. The former are best for discovering new voices, for which it is hard to get an […]

19 October 2010

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A Response To Proposed Arts Cuts

The state of advanced capitalism which we are in has no ethical limitations. Organisations, and more importantly the top-dogs awarding themselves obscene amounts of money and changing the systems for their own benefit, have operated in an unrestrained and totally morally derelict manner which is why we find ourselves in this economic and social crisis […]

19 October 2010

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Henry Moore Exhibition Moves to The Art Gallery Of Ontario

An exhibition heralded as “the most important exhibition of Henry Moore’s work for a generation” is coming to the A G O this fall. The Shape of Anxiety: Henry Moore in the 1930s is a dramatic reconsideration of one of the 20th century’s most revered artists. The exhibition will be on view from October 23 […]

19 October 2010

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The Affordable Art Fair London October 2010

It’s late October in London and the frantic Frieze Art fair week has finished. All of the multi-million pound international dealers have left to prepare for Art Basel Miami. So what is left to fill the gap? The Affordable Art Fair! Will Ramsay founded the fair in 1999 with the aim to make contemporary art […]

18 October 2010

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Ai Weiwei’s Cloud of Dust

Two days after Ai Weiwei’s installation of sunflower seeds opened, in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern staff took the decision to restrict access to it. The installation is fashioned out of of 100 million porcelain sunflower seeds, ten centimetres deep. The original concept was to allow people to walk over the bed, but after […]

18 October 2010

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Yto Barrada Deutsche Bank Artist 2011

As part of the Frieze Art Fair in London today, Deutsche Bank will names Yto Barrada as its “Artist of the year” for 2011. Barrada is the second woman the bank is honoring with this award, having given it to Wangechi Mutu in 2010. Pierre de Weck, a member of Deutsche Bank AG’s Group Executive […]

17 October 2010

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Ryan Gander @ Ryan’s Bar

  ArtLyst drops into Ryan’s Bar at the Sunday Fair Ambika P3 for a couple of Peroni beers and the chance to watch Bob and Roberta Smith mix a few cocktails for a couple of wealthy New Yorkers, not to mention one for the owner Ryan Gander!.  

16 October 2010

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Talent spotting NEW ART LONDON Make May the month to head to the capital and discover up-and-coming Artists

A new generation of women is injecting fresh excitement into the capital with galleries that champion emerging talents. Coming up to its first birthday, Crisp London Los Angeles in Fitzrovia is the brainchild of American curator Hilary Rose Crisp, 27. With galleries in London and LA, Crisp gives free reign over her spaces to newcomers […]

14 October 2010

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The ArtReview Power 100 Published

1. Larry Gagosian2. Hans Ulrich Obrist3. Iwan Wirth4. David Zwirner5. Glenn D. Lowry6. Bice Curiger7. Sir Nicholas Serota8. Eli Broad9. RoseLee Goldberg10. François Pinault11. Adam D. Weinberg12. Jeffrey Deitch13. Ai Weiwei14. Agnes Gund15. Alfred Pacquement16. Anton Vidokle, Julieta Aranda & Brian Kuan Wood17. Bruce Nauman18. Marc Glimcher19. Beatrix Ruf20. Dominique Lévy & Robert Mnuchin21. Iwona […]

14 October 2010

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Arts Cuts For Quangos Announced

A hit list of hundreds of taxpayer-funded bodies were axed in a “bonfire of the quangos” today. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude announced the shake-up as “a victory for accountability”. The Arts were by no means immune to this savagery, Four bodies including the Film Industry Training Board were privatised although mergers resulting in a […]

13 October 2010

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Tracey Emin In wheelchair Frieze 2010

ArtLyst Exclusive Why is Tracey Emin in a wheelchair? Is this part of the Save the Arts Campaign? or is she in some form of recovery? Tracey is a lovely person, despite some of her press and Tracey loves the press! I was at the opening tonight of the Frieze Art Fair. Much too much […]

13 October 2010

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Tom Estes Performance ‘Night Cleaning’ at Departures Gallery

On Friday the 8th of October, 2010 Tom Estes staged the Performance ‘Night Cleaning’ at the Departures Gallery as part of the exhibition Rhizomatic. Rhizomatic is an experimental, decentralised curatorial system based on the concept of the Rhizome, as explored in Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophical masterpiece A Thousand Plateaus. This is Departure Gallery’s largest and […]

13 October 2010

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Such stuff as dreams are made on

‘I seek to reclaim the body from the contemporary medical and digital gaze in order to poetically subvert it’.’ Marilène Oliver Scene One. The woman surrenders herself to the stark white tunnel of the CT machine. Inside there is ominous silence. She knows that what is invisible to her will soon be revealed by the […]

12 October 2010

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New Save The Arts Works Unveiled

Mark Titchner “Cut Us, And Don’t Kill Us” – Bob and Roberta Smith “ART GALLERY CLOSED” Artist Patrick Brill better known as Bob and Roberta Smith has created a new work for the ‘Save The Arts Campaign. It is supported by over 100 leading British artists against the government’s proposed funding cuts of the arts, […]

12 October 2010

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Banksy Does The Simpsons Doh!

  Graffiti Artist Banksy (aka Robert Banks) has created an opening sequence for the American cartoon The Simpsons. The episode, called ‘MoneyBart’, was aired on TV in the US on Sunday night and will be shown in the UK later this month. Producers approached Banksy to design one of the “couch gags” that open each […]

11 October 2010

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Frieze Art Fair 2010: Sculpture Park Preview

I visited the Frieze Art Fair today and saw some of the the works  being installed in its Sculpture Park. The Sculpture Park offers a rare opportunity to see a significant group of international work that is addressed on a public scale. Presented in the wonderful setting of the English Gardens of Regent’s Park the […]

10 October 2010

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Top 10 Frieze Week Art Events

This is the ArtLyst top 10 list of events and exhibitions in and around London during Frieze Week. The corridor is jam packed with exciting things to experience and see before the phenomenon finishes on the 17 October. Frieze costs around £30 but many of the other events are actually Free !   Frieze Art […]

8 October 2010

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Ai Weiwei Unilever Sculpture Tate Modern

Chinese Artist, Ai Weiwei reveals his latest work “Sunflower Seeds,” a project which has taken two years to complete and contains over one hundred million handcrafted porcelain seeds.The project is loaded with thoughts and associations. From a distance, it looks like a beach of gray shingle, or a Zen garden.The public are allowed to interact […]