26 December 2016

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Julian Opie To Hold First Major Chinese Solo Exhibition In Shanghai

The first major Chinese solo exhibition by British artist Julian Opie in collaboration with Fosun Foundation is to be presented in March 2017.

2 October 2016

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Tony Cragg Unveils New London Exhibition At Lisson Gallery

Tony Cragg’s fourteenth exhibition with the Lisson Gallery since his first solo show in 1979 will span both London venues. It features the latest works in Cragg’s career-long pursuit of his interest in developing specific groups of sculptural themes and forms. As always, Cragg’s radical and experimental approach to making sculpture produces surprising new forms and meanings that add congruently to […]

25 April 2016

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Cory Arcangel Exhibition Explores The Temporal Nature Of Web-based Culture

Cory Arcangel’s second solo show at Lisson Gallery London explores the technological obsession and obsolescence which underlies all the works in ‘currentmood’. Reflecting the temporal nature of web-based culture and the American artist’s own transient interests, the new works in this exhibition present something like a ‘listicle’ image dump self-portrait of Arcangel (who often shares his […]

21 December 2015

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Drawing Room Curates Group Show Line At Lisson Gallery For 2016

Drawing is both physical entity and intellectual proposition in ‘Line’, Lisson Gallery’s group exhibition, guest-curated by Drawing Room. Fifteen international artists – whose works span seminal artworks from the late ’60s through to performative and site-specific pieces made especially for this exhibition – take their various lines for a walk off the page to intermingle […]

17 December 2015

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Artist Filmmaker John Akomfrah To Open First Exhibition At Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery will present John Akomfrah’s first exhibition with the gallery, showing new and recent works by this internationally acclaimed artist and filmmaker. Akomfrah’s work is characterised by a rich, multi-layered visual style that is as poetic as it is political and which frequently fuses contemporary issues with history, fiction and mythology. Collaging archival film […]

16 December 2015

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Photo Special: Susan Hiller’s Homage To Joseph Beuys At Lisson Gallery

Artlyst recently attended Susan Hiller’s latest exhibition at the Lisson Gallery, to experience the artist’s investigations into the unconscious and the paranormal in works that hold belief and disbelief in equal tension. In the artist’s debut exhibition at Lisson Gallery, Hiller is presenting a number of recently discovered early pieces as well as celebrated classics […]

16 October 2015

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Artlyst Photo Special: Gallery Stand Highlights At Frieze London 2015

Artlyst is excited as always to be scouring Frieze London 2015 for the very latest and greatest in contemporary art, having previously released our essential, online, Frieze and Frieze Week collateral Art Fair Guide, for London 2015, for the 13th edition of Frieze London taking place in The Regent’s Park, from 14 to 17 October […]

15 October 2015

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OPINION: Ai Weiwei And Anish Kapoor Inseparable At Frieze London 2015

Artlyst is again attending Frieze week, the 13th edition of Frieze London taking place in The Regent’s Park, from 14 to 17 October 2015. Having recently attended Ai Weiwei and Anish Kapoor’s march, after the artists joined forces for a walk across London, striding down London’s Piccadilly for an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with […]

2 September 2015

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Ryan Gander: Fieldwork To Open At Lisson Gallery

Ryan Gander returns for a third time to Lisson Gallery with Fieldwork 2015, an exhibition of interlinking new works by the artist, each offering a glimpse of the inspirations that feed his practice. Encompassing everything including a kitchen sink, the exhibition presents an individuated encyclopaedia that includes a year’s worth of skies, the clothes of […]

28 July 2015

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The Boys The Girls And The Political At Lisson Gallery London

The boys the girls and the political brings together 10 international artists and articulates a group dynamic built upon multifaceted working methods, collaboration and an interest in material transformation. A curatorial investigation into approach and thinking within the practice of these artists is given precedence over the presentation of autonomous objects, the exhibition becoming a […]

25 March 2015

Anish Kapoor: Blood And Guts In Art School New London Exhibition

Anish Kapoor is one of the British artists that I have a lot of time for and I was extremely excited when I got the advanced press about his latest show at the Lisson Gallery. The show is heralded as his ‘radical return’ to painting and all was intriguing until I attended the Private View […]

10 February 2015

Tony Oursler: Lisson Gallery – Talking Heads, Fearful Voices

The Lisson Gallery presents the exhibition Tony Oursler – template/variant/friend/stranger, a solo exhibition, and the artist’s first of new work in the UK for over five years. The show centres around the artist’s fascination with the evolution of identity via the security techniques of facial recognition. Oursler explores the nuanced ramifications of these tools increasing […]

4 December 2014

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Tony Oursler London Solo Exhibition Set For January

A solo exhibition of the work of Tony Oursler is to be mounted by the Lisson Gallery in January. The artist’s first of new work in the UK for over five years centres around his study of techniques of facial recognition and their increasing ubiquity in daily life. The artist’s interest in the face as […]

26 November 2014

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Armory Show New York Announces Its 2015 Gallery Line-Up

One of New Yorks leading art events, The Armory Show 2015 returns for its seventeenth edition. Several London galleries are crossing the pond again this year including: Blain | Southern, Lisson Gallery, Victoria Miro, Sprüth Magers, Carl Freedman Gallery, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, Josh Lilley and Max Wigram Gallery.The event takes place […]

15 July 2014

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Ryan Gander announced as new Patron of Castlefield Gallery

Castlefield Gallery was last week delighted to announce, during the launch of their latest exhibition, that the critically acclaimed British artist, Ryan Gander is set to become a Patron of Castlefield Gallery. The announcement was made at Thursday night’s packed public preview of the gallery’s annual Head to Head exhibition; I Would Like to Join […]

8 July 2014

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Lisson Gallery Summer Exhibition Explores A Minimalist Aesthetic Through Abstraction

The Lisson Gallery are mounting a summer group exhibition featuring Cory Arcangel, Allora & Calzadilla, N. Dash, Robert Janitz, Paulo Monteiro, David Ostrowski, Michael Rey, Julia Rommel and Dan Shaw-Town. Taking their title from a 1978 song of the same name by British punk band The Mekons, Where Were You? is a group show of […]

19 June 2014

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Lisson Gallery Announces The Opening Of Major New York Exhibition Space

London’s Lisson Gallery has just announced the opening of a new 8,500 square foot gallery in the Chelsea area of New York City next year. The gallery expands a longstanding presence in New York and will be the fourth permanent exhibition space of Lisson Gallery, joining two in London and a third in Milan. Under […]

12 June 2014

Ai Weiwei And Richard Long Conceptual vs The Physical Qualities Of Materials

Threaded throughout the Lisson gallery’s mission statement, its essays on exhibited artists Ai Weiwei and Richard Long, is that very problematic and fluffy term ‘Conceptualism’: We’re a conceptual gallery, showing conceptual artists making conceptual artworks. It’s a jarring term signifying works where the root or source of the ‘art’ content is non-physical, an intangible brainchild […]

27 May 2014

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Ai Weiwei: UK Galleries Play Host To Important New Summer Exhibitions

Two exhibitions of new work by the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei have opened in the UK. The first at a public art gallery in Yorkshire (Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is his first in a British public gallery since Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern in 2010. iron tree, 2013 is a majestic six-metre high sculpture […]

11 February 2014

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Ai Weiwei and Richard Long Exhibitions In London For Spring

Following his major retrospective in Miami, the Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will pair with the British sculptor Richard Long to exhibit side by side at the Lisson gallery in May. Mr Ai positions himself in and out of his Beijing studio as a cultural arbiter. Compelled by a sense of social conscience, his artistic […]

10 January 2014

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New York Artist Joyce Pensato To Exhibit At Lisson Gallery

Joyce Pensato paints exuberant, explosive large-scale likenesses of cartoon characters and comic-book heroes. Her seemingly frenzied technique – actually involving the deliberate accretion of successive layers of bold linear gestures, rapid spattering and frequent erasures – results in alternately humorous and sinister imagery.While her prima facie subject matter ranges from Batman,The Simpsons and Mickey Mouse […]

22 November 2013

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Christian Jankowski: Burly Weightlifters Try To Lift Massive Public Sculptures

Last year the German artist Christian Jankowski travelled to Poland to produce Heavy Weight History, which consists of an installation, a 25-minute film and a series of photographs. Jankowski invited a group of burly weightlifters to try and pick up a number of massive public sculptures in the Polish capital of Warsaw, including more than […]

30 March 2013

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SP-Arte Brazil’s Leading Art fair Prepares For 2013 Opening

In the last few years Art in Brazil has been consolidated as one of most important markets in the world. This is reflected by a number of first rate art fairs cropping up in the country. SP-Arte has taken place since 2005 in São Paulo bringing together a mix of Modern and Contemporary art. In […]

25 February 2013

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Pedro Reyes A Socio-political Critique On Contemporary Society

Disarm is a new exhibition opening at the Lisson Gallery 26 March. It is a solo exhibition by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes, comprising mixed-media works and a live musical performance relating to the artist’s ambitious international project in which illegal firearms were used to fabricate musical instruments. Pedro Reyes’ work is a socio-political critique on […]

16 February 2013

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Ryan Gander Joins Magic of the State Collaboration With Beirut

Lisson Gallery is presenting The Magic of the State, an exhibition and editorial project conceived in collaboration with Beirut, a new art initiative and exhibition space in Cairo, Egypt. Curated by Silvia Sgualdini of Lisson Gallery, in conjunction with Jens Maier-Rothe and Sarah Rifky, co-directors of Beirut, the project defines an ambitious platform for artistic […]

27 November 2012

Tony Cragg Exhibition Perceiving The Natural And Material Worlds

Tony Cragg is exhibiting a powerful new selection of works at Lisson Gallery in London from tomorrow 28 November. This is Cragg’s twelfth exhibition at Lisson, representing more than three decades of collaboration since his groundbreaking first show in 1979. Cragg’s work is based first on observation and understanding of the natural and material worlds, […]

9 October 2012

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Ai Weiwei Edits The New Statesman For October Issue

Lisson Gallery is delighted to announce its collaboration with the New Statesman on a very special issue guest-edited by Ai Weiwei, to be published on 18 October 2012. The theme of the issue will be China and its future. It will showcase original photography, writing and research. The issue will be published simultaneously in Chinese […]

24 July 2012

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Major Anish Kapoor Exhibition Announced For October 2012

The Lisson Gallery is mounting a major exhibition of new works by Anish Kapoor in October 2012. It will be displayed in both gallery spaces on Bell Street, London, the exhibition marks 30 years of Lisson Gallery working together with the Turner-prize winning artist and provides an in- depth investigation of Kapoor’s most recent work. […]

14 July 2012

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Ryan Gander Art Meets Life The Universe And Everything Else

ArtLyst Review – Ryan Gander is going places. For such a young artist (Gander is only 35), he has produced an impressively expansive body of work that is as intellectually rich as it is varied.  And that is just one of the reasons why we like him.Renouned for his strong work ethic, Gander famously never […]

11 July 2012

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Julian Opie Artists vs Artisans In The Post-Industrial Age – Review

In his seminal article on the relationship between artists and artisans in the postindustrial era, John Roberts wrote; ” The artist is no longer beholden to actually physically produce work at all, indeed, in moving from the artisanal to the machino-technical, the artist is able to devolve the work to others, perhaps submitting plans or […]