Liverpool Biennial 2018: Here Are Twelve Reasons To Visit This Event

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.

17 July 2018

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Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles: Provence, Summer And Art

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.

25 April 2018

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Ai Weiwei Showstopper Shines At Sydney Biennale 2018

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 […]

10 April 2018

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Suzanne Pagé Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Ahead of the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s latest exhibition titled ‘In Tune With The World’ I had the privilege to talk to Suzanne Pagé the Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton 

7 April 2018

Anselm Kiefer: Monumental Paintings Rising From An Industrial Moonscape – PLANTA – Paul Black

When visiting one of Sorigué Foundation’s latest art installations at the family-run industrial and agricultural company – located at the entrance of the industrial complex of La Plana del Corb (Balaguer, Lleida, Catalonia)

Why Visual Artists Make The Best Musicians – Glasgow Report – Clare Henry

On one of the coldest days this year I climbed down many steps into the deep railway cut that is Glasgow’s Queens Park Station. Here, next to a tiny ticket office, is perhaps one of the UK’s strangest galleries.

19 February 2018

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Doggie-Themed Art Happening Embraces Chinese New Year In London

Chinese New Year, got off with a woof yesterday with the launch of ‘Embracing the Underdog’, celebrating the Year of The Dog. Over one hundred and twenty emerging and underground artists put on what could be described as a doggie-themed art happening.

5 February 2018

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Relaunched Kettle’s Yard Seamlessly Blends Old And New

Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge reopens this week after a two-year redevelopment programme by Jamie Fobert Architects which includes major new exhibition galleries, generous education spaces and a cafe. Fobert is the new favourite architect of the museum world. Last year saw his completion of the extension at Tate St Ives, and he has just been appointed to undertake the £35.5m transformation of the National Portrait Gallery.

31 January 2018

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Singapore Art Week: The Last Word – Paul Carter Robinson

Singapore is a vibrant hub at the best of times, but it doubles up as a key global centre for contemporary art, as the world focuses on Singapore Art Week.

19 January 2018

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London Art Fair 2018 Artlyst Chooses Six Of The Best

Artlyst chooses six of the best from the 2018 London Art Fair. The London Art Fair is the capital’s longest running Contemporary and Modern art fair. Now in its 30th year, the event presents leading British and international galleries alongside specially curated spaces, Art Projects and Photo50.

21 October 2017

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Juan Muñoz: Masterwork Double Bind Returns At PLANTA After Sixteen Years

The monumental installation Double Bind by the late Spanish artist Juan Muñoz was first seen in spectacular form in 2001

21 August 2017

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Exhibition Autumn Preview 2017: An Artlyst Guide On What To See In London

The Artlyst exhibition guide to what’s on in London this Autumn.

I love Christine Macel’s Venice Biennale By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Much has been said about the Biennale. It is daring indeed from Christine Macel, the French curator from Pompidou appointed the curator of the Venice Biennale 2017, to extract herself from the actual political and social turmoil the world is facing.

Art Basel 48 A Curated Selection Of Twelve By Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Curator and Gallerist Virginie Puertolas-Syn chooses twelve of the best stands at Art Basel 2017. Art Basel is a curated selection of 291 first-rate galleries exhibiting at the fair’s 48th edition in Basel.

17 June 2017

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London Gallerist Zavier Ellis Chooses Six Works At VOLTA 13

London gallerist Zavier Ellis of Charlie Smith chooses six of the best works appearing at VOLTA, Basel’s art fair for new international art.

7 February 2017

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Hull UK City of Culture Off To A Strong Start

Hull’s year as UK City of Culture is already off to a strong start, with January seeing the reopening of the Ferens Art Gallery and the launch of the new Humber Street Gallery with its first exhibition: COUM Transmissions. Since winning the title in 2013, the city has enjoyed a £1 billion boost in investment and unprecedented visitor numbers.

6 February 2017

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David Hockney Unveils His First British Retrospective Exhibition At Tate Britain

David Hockney unveils his first retrospective at Tate Britain opening to the public 9th February.

2 February 2017

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American Abstract Expressionism Triumphs At The Guggenheim Bilbao

It is rare that I feel an exhibition is important enough to review twice on Artlyst but in the case of the Abstract Expressionist exhibition that was unveiled at the Royal Academy, earlier this year.

3 January 2017

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360 Degree Tour of the Abstract Expressionism at Royal Academy

In case you missed the Royal Academy of Arts Autumn blockbuster exhibition Abstract Expressionism or you want to re-live it, here is a 360 degree tour of the show.

26 December 2016

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Artists Rebranding The Christmas Tree Tradition By Revd Jonathan Evens

London has three of the most innovative artist-designed Christmas Trees on display this year.

20 December 2016

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The Best Exhibitions Of 2016 – Chosen By Paul Black

Paul Black chooses his best exhibitions of 2016 and delves deeper than the blockbusters and often further afield from London.

19 December 2016

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A Long Way From Pinochet: Homoerotic Art In Santiago’s National Museum

I’m just back from a week in Santiago, the capital of Chile. The third time I’ve been there, but the first two were just before Pinochet stepped down as President in 1990, and just after – that’s quite a while ago now.

6 December 2016

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Satellite, Design Miami and Basel Miami Day Five Miami Art Week 2016

Now in its second year, SATELLITE is a rough and ready newcomer, to Miami Art Week. It is the antithesis of the main Basel fair, exhibiting emerging art in its basic form, i.e. no frames or much wall art.

6 December 2016

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Art Miami and Context Exhausting Day Four Miami Art Week

It wasn’t easy to get up this morning after the Moschino party at the Delano but after three large coffees and the prospect of visiting Art Miami and Context I set out to the Miami Beach Convention Centre to pick up the free shuttle bus to the Design District and Wynwoods area of Miami. It […]

6 December 2016

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Art Basel Explored – Artlyst Survives Day Two of Miami Art Week

Art Basel Miami is the world’s largest and perhaps the most important art event in the world. It opened yesterday and takes place at the Miami Beach Convention Centre, all this week

6 December 2016

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Miami Art Week Day One Untitled and Sun Xun Pavilion Launch

Art week in Miami 2016 got underway full throttle with the opening of Untitled, Art Miami/Context, Scope and a number of private parties to cause a liver transplant. We attended Untitled which is perhaps the best of the satellite offerings.

18 November 2016

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London gets state of the art Design Museum

The Design Museum unveiled its new building to the press yesterday ahead of its public opening on 24 November 2016. Housed in a landmark grade II listed modernist building from the 1960s on Kensington High Street, formerly the home of the Commonwealth Institute, the building has been sensitively retuned by John Pawson, the culmination of a five-year construction process costing £83m.

9 October 2016

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Paul Carey Kent Picks His Frieze Favourites For The 2016 Fair

An average year seems the general verdict on Frieze. Everyone picks up on the Focus section of young gallery projects, so I’ve concentrated on the main fair with works from some of the best stands. Most worthwhile art is transformative in some way, but many of my favourite works at this year’s Frieze (to Sunday 9 […]

6 October 2016

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Frieze And Frieze Masters Artlyst Chooses Their Top 20 Artworks 2016

Visitors to London during Frieze week will no doubt be in for art over-kill this year, with thousands of artworks, on hundreds of stands, housed in two ginormous plastic tents, in opposite parts of Regents Park London. Each year Artlyst runs around like a headless chicken in order to choose their favourite pieces. Here are the offerings in no specific […]

18 September 2016

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Berlin Art Week’s Distinctive Feel September 2016 By Ben Austin

Ok, so it isn’t Basel, or even Frieze for that matter, but ABC provides something a bit different from the mega fairs, on a smaller scale and dedicated solo presentation, the vast majority of the galleries are German and they all have that distinctive feel, of being clinical and exact in presentation and execution, perhaps […]