28 March 2013

George Bellows A Re-evaluation Too Far – Royal Academy London

In the world of academia there is a phenomenon known as ‘critical re-evaluation’.  This is where an artist that time has forgot for one reason or another is taken up and championed until people think that artist was great after all. This seems to happen most often with women or artists from ethnic minorities, based […]

25 March 2013

Landscape Explored In New London Photography Exhibition At Somerset House

Landmark: The fields of photography until April 28th at Somerset House, East Wing galleries. – Review Kerim Aytac In the second major photography show in which Somerset House has partnered up with The Positive View Foundation, curator extraordinaire William A. Ewing, presents us with of an exhaustive survey of approaches to Landscape in (mostly) contemporary […]

17 March 2013

John Piper: Effortless Mastery of Composition and Technique

Jack Castle looks at a new London exhibition of John Piper, an artist who is long overdue for reevaluation. John Piper is strangely ageless although he looks old, perhaps partly because fashion began to turn away from him. In the same way that the traditional or canonical route of art history began to bend away […]

17 March 2013

Barnaby Hosking and Mustafi Hulusi New Exhibition Max Wigram Gallery

Max Wigram Gallery this week presented a show of new work by two London based artists, Barnaby Hosking and Mustafi Hulusi. Hosking’s show Contemplating Duality, taking up the back space of the gallery, displays two new sculptural works Not Two and Endless. In Not Two pieces of gold mirror are fixed to the walls of […]

15 March 2013

London West End Area Art Reviews By Jack Castle – March 2013

Edwina Leapman, Annely Juda Fine Art, 28th February – 28th March 2013 Monochrome really belongs to Yves Klein, but as Edwina Leapman was also a devotee in the 1960s, at first glance these ‘New Paintings’ from 2012 are down that similar and well-trodden path. But Edwina Leapman and Annely Juda beg to differ, and as […]

11 March 2013

Independent : The Flip Side Of Blatant Commercialism During Armory Week

Ben Austin’s  NY Armory Week Diary –  Day 4 What can one day about the Independent Fair down in the art heartland of Chelsea? Open planned and booth free, invited exhibitors rather than applications. This is a high-minded art fair with conceptual work abound. There is no frenzy of activity, no entrance charge and no […]

10 March 2013

Ai Weiwei Exhibition: Museum of Image and Sound Sao Paulo

A major exhibition from one of most important Chinese contemporary artists is presented for the first time in Brazil, in São Paulo at the Museum of Image and Sound. Ai Weiwei has been considered by specialist art magazines to be the most influential artist in the world because of his use of art as a […]

9 March 2013

William Turnbull: Head, Mask And Totem Imagery Chatsworth House

Chatsworth House opens for the 2013 season on Sunday 10 March with an exciting solo exhibition of painting and sculpture by the late William Turnbull.  An interior gallery houses a portion of the exhibition while the gardens and grounds of the estate become a temporary home for larger works. Chatsworth House has been the home […]

8 March 2013

New York Armory Week: Snow Doesn’t Stop The Winter Frieze

Armory Week 2013 Ben Austin’s Exclusive Diary – Part 1 New York City – Mega metropolis, where anything is possible.  Where everything and everyone goes at a hundred miles an hour. This is a city where innovation in its’ very name and ambition soars like the formidable skyline. So it was exactly a hundred years […]

8 March 2013

Jean Michel Basquiat’s Politically Charged, Primally Sexual Paintings – Gagosian NY

Gagosian’s current exhibition of Jean Michel-Basquiat’s work, including over fifty unique pieces by the artist, is nearly a retrospective and something not to be missed. One could spend a whole day exploring each work, letting its madness take over until the world around no longer matters. This show not only reinforces Basquiat’s truly unique and […]

4 March 2013

Art13 Final Round-Up and The Verdict From Experts

Art13 London welcomed artists, galleries and collectors from across the world, over the weekend, as well as a number of first time, local collectors, to its inaugural edition, confirming the Fair’s status as the largest and most dynamic art fair to launch in London in over a decade. Like Frieze, Art 13 has special sections […]

3 March 2013

Andrew Curtis and Leon Chew New Exhibitions At PayneShurvell

Andrew Curtis’s ‘The Leisure Circle’ a new off-site collaborative project between PayneShurvell and curator Annabel Cary opened Friday night in in a temporary space in Camden/King’s Cross. The exhibition parallels another show of the the artist Leon Chew currently at PayneShurvell’s Shoreditch space and Dark Matter Studios. Curtis’s exhibition is mounted in a ‘pop up’ […]

3 March 2013

Inaugural Art13: London’s New Fair On The Block

Self-described as “London’s most exciting art fair launch in a decade”, Art 13 brings a dynamic new art fair to the capital.  Over 120 galleries from 30 countries are showcasing exciting emerging and established talent at the Olympia Exhibition Hall.  What differentiates Art 13 from more established fairs is the embracing of the lesser known […]

2 March 2013

Time Capsule NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star is the title of an exhibition currently at New York’s New Museum running until 26-05-13.  Centered around the year 1993, the exhibit works as a time-capsule, bringing to view issues and aesthetics vivid during the early 90’s time. Primarily using New York based artists, little known […]

1 March 2013

Art13 London Delivers World Class Fair To Relieve Winter Blues

The inaugural Art13 London, held in the Olympia Grand Hall, which opened last night and runs from 1–3 March 2013, fills a gap that London has lacked for a number of years. It is a well organised operation bringing together over 130 exhibitors of merit, with very little to drag it down. This is a […]

28 February 2013

London Art Exhibitions: Questions Of Space – March 2013

Paul Carey-Kent Gives Us A Taste Of What’s Unmissable For March   London’s art scene is too rich to take in at the moment: you can go historically for high quality surveys of the Ice Age (British Museum) to Barocci (National Gallery), Murillo (Dulwich & the Wallace Collection),  Manet (Royal Academy), the Newlyn School (Two […]

26 February 2013

Kinetica Art Fair: Moving With The Times At London’s Ambika P3

The Kinetica Art Fair which opens to the public on 28th February at Ambika P3 (Baker St.) presents over 40 galleries exhibiting some of the worlds most innovative work that exemplifies universal concepts, heightened consciousness and advance human potential. This year’s event, takes on the theme Perception and Reality. It presents  iI is through the […]

24 February 2013

Adel Abdessemed First Solo Exhibition At David Zwirner London

Best known as the artist who braided three jet planes, Adel Abdessemed’s first solo exhibition in the newly opened David Zwirner, London gallery continues to breathe new life into well-worn narratives, in a show that confirms his reputation for visual showmanship, paired with a clear and succinct message. The show opens with its title and […]

22 February 2013

David Blandy: Remixing The Gif And Other Radical Hybrid Forms Of Authorship

In his last New Year Quiz for frieze, writer and curator Tom Morton joked that 2013 would see Anish Kapoor’s ArcelorMittal Orbit (2012) transform itself into a robot exo-skeleton for the iconic sculptor, and take on Antony Gormley, armoued in his own Angel of The North (1998).  So it was appropriate enough that Morton was […]

22 February 2013

Rosemarie Trockel A Cosmos Of Dark Humour Serpentine Exhibition

Rosemarie Trockel is an artist who enjoys experimenting with many different styles. In her retrospective exhibition titled ‘A Cosmos’ she places her work in the company of others, mainly ‘Outsider Artists.’ The result is an exploration of varying disciplines. Central to the exhibition are a number of core works, including her logo blankets as well […]

19 February 2013

Roy Lichtenstein: The Things I Have Apparently Parodied I Actually Admire

Roy Lichtenstein’s comic inspired works have intrigued art enthusiasts for several decades, but this complete retrospective grants insight into other aspects of the artist’s long career.  The exhibition, co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, has seen great success already in Chicago and Washington, D.C., setting the stage for another Tate blockbuster. […]

15 February 2013

Man Ray’s Portraits Of Celebrated Contemporaries Exhibited At NPG

In this survey of one the great photographic pioneers, the National Portrait Gallery focuses exclusively on Man Ray’s portraiture of friends, peers and muses, as well some commercial. It’s a fun, nostalgic trip through circles celebrated, but to completely discount the surrealism and technological innovation that made him influential as a cultural figure as well […]

14 February 2013

Marcel Duchamp: Relevance, Indifference And The Next Generation of Proteges

For Marcel Duchamp, the cracks that appeared in his work The Large Glass (The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even) during transit in 1926 were nothing more than a happy accident – a continuation of the tangles of replication and infinite adjustment, a further debunking of the role of the artist and his divine […]

8 February 2013

Memory and Identity Explored in 4 New London Photography Shows

Thomas Zanon-Larcher, Nicolle, Smithfield I, London, May 2009 Courtesy of the Artist and Wapping Project Bankside (above)   There’s a bunch of new shows to visit this month, as galleries gear back up after the Christmas holidays.  Here’s my pick of the ones to see, some included to stimulate rather than please. First up is […]

8 February 2013

Contemporary Art Brazil: More Than Just A Carnival In 2013

Carnival is is fast approaching and besides the traditional Brazilian party, the entire country will feature important established and emerging contemporary art exhibitions. ArtLyst’s Brazil corespondent Douglas Negrisolli reveals a lineup of work from André Feliciano to Ai Weiwei – Guide : part 1 The art scene in Brazil is very hot! The economy is […]

2 February 2013

Carl Andre: Is That All There Is To Art?

My work doesn’t mean anything. It is just the presentation of the materials in the clearest form I can make it. – Carl Andre 2013 “Art Is What The Artist Says Is Art” – Marcel Duchamp Carl Andre: Mass & Matter a new exhibition which opened on Friday 1 February at the Turner Contemporary in […]

1 February 2013

Juergen Teller Iconoclast on the Wane ICA London – Review

It is telling that the centrepiece of the Juergen Teller retrospective now on at the ICA is a trio of very large nudes featuring Vivienne Westwood, juxtaposed with a saccharine snapshot of a kitten on a table on one side of the room and a stolen glimpse of Kurt Cobain strumming a guitar on the […]

29 January 2013

DANIEL LERGON’S PROJECT OF THE UNIVERSE BEYOND THE BINARY

Paul Carey-Kent takes a look at the young German artist Daniel Lergon and uncovers the impressive narrative of Lergon’s work over the past decade Daniel Lergon is a German artist represented in his home country by Christian Lethert in Cologne, as well as by Almine Rech (Paris/Brussels), Andersen’s Contemporary (Copenhagen), Galerie Andreas Huber (Vienna) and […]

27 January 2013

William Scott Retrospective Opens At Tate St Ives

The eagerly awaited William Scott retrospective exhibition opened to the public yesterday at Tate St Ives, the first stop on a three city touring show. Next month marks the centenary of the birth of the painter, perhaps the most accomplished painter of his generation. Scott moved effortlessly between abstraction still-life and figuration with equal confidence […]

26 January 2013

Death: A Subject For Art And Debate Wellcome Collection London

So it falls to me to review “Death” so soon after the death of someone I knew. His name was Chris Jones, who died in a car accident on Sleaford Road, Metheringham, Lincolnshire, at 5.30pm Christmas Day, 2012. He was an incredibly nice man, 23 years old, with an enormous heart and a smile that […]

26 January 2013

London Art Exhibitions Explore Unusual Materials In February Lineup – Review

Paul Carey-Kent discovers copious use of fresh new materials in this months London gallery art offerings. Maybe there’s no such thing as an unusual material these days. Consider the use of acted magazine texts by Gerard Byrne at Whitechapel, woollen thread by Fred Sandback at David Zwirner and the coal, coats and chairs of Jannis […]

25 January 2013

Manet Portraits: The Blurred Boundaries Between Portrait and Genre Painting – Review

Edouard Manet is one of the best-known and influential figures in the development of modern art, yet somehow, the Royal Academy’s “Manet: Portraying Life” is the first major exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK.  Additionally, never before has there been an exhibition that focuses on Manet’s portraiture, despite the continued presence of portraits […]