Paul Carey-Kent Presents Recommended London Art exhibitions November 2017

Paul Carey-Kent presents his recommended London Art exhibitions for November 2017. It is a varied selection containing a number of different mediums and styles.

9 November 2017

Roman Temple of Mithras Unveiled Beneath New London Bloomberg HQ

London: The Roman Temple of Mithras, dating from the third century, nearly 1,800 years ago, has been unveiled in its reconstructed form on the site of its original discovery in the heart of the City of London.

1 November 2017

French Impressionists: Refugee Painters In London – Edward Lucie Smith

Like quite a lot of grand museum exhibitions in London recently, this new show at Tate Britain doesn’t quite tell its announced story.

13 September 2017

Paul Cary -Kent Chooses His Must See Exhibitions For September 2017

Up Now in London – Paul Carey-Kent chooses the best of the Autumn season’s start. 

13 August 2017

Moniker Art Fair Eighth Edition Promises Bigger Urban Sprawl

London: Moniker Art Fair’s eighth edition will consolidate its position as one of the leading global art fair dedicated to urban art and its related subcultures, welcoming a wave of existing and new collectors keen to collect and interact with the art world’s fastest-growing contemporary sector.

12 July 2017

Liberty Department Store Pull Art Installations And Performances For Being Off-Brand

The “Dark Side of Liberty, an exhibition launched with much fanfare at Liberty’s flagship Regent Street shop has removed a number of artworks and cancelled scheduled performance pieces.

24 June 2017

I Am: Middle Eastern Women Artists Come To London

As the world’s attention focuses on respecting women’s rights, and with a critical need to develop understanding and encourage friendship between the peoples of the Middle East and West, an East-West bridge-building exhibition under the title “I AM” an exhibition of Middle Eastern Women Artists comes to London from Amman, Jordan.

24 June 2017

Michael Pendry New Installation Lights Up St Martin In The Fields

Michael Pendry light installations were first presented to a larger audience in 2005 for the ‘Lange Nacht der Museen’ (Long Night of Museums) in Munich. ‘Störung’ (Disturbance) was shown in a Munich church and began a practice which continued with the church-based light and video installations ‘Das apokalyptische Weib’ (The Apocalyptic Woman)  and ‘Sacre Coeur’. […]

19 June 2017

Young Masters Art Prize Exhibition Unveiled In London’s St James

The shortlist for the Young Masters Art Prize has selected eighteen artists from across the globe.

2 June 2017

Thomas Heatherwick Chosen To Design New £1bn Google London Headquarters

The internet giant Google has submitted plans for a ‘landscraper’ for its London headquarters.Construction on the project is on course to begin in 2018 The King’s Cross building which is as long as the Shard is wide is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios, the team behind TfL’s New Bus for London and the 2012 Olympic Cauldron.

24 May 2017

Wayne Thiebaud Proto-Pop Survey Exhibition Opens At White Cube London

The American artist Wayne Thiebaud has always had the capacity to create serial images that make us think of the likeness between art and life.

30 March 2017

Geraldine Swayne: People On The Verge Of Action – Interview By Darren Coffield

In our latest in the series of Artist To Artist Darren Coffield interviews the portrait artist Geraldine Swayne who has a new show at London’s Fine Art Society.

24 March 2017

Chris Ofili To Unveil New Tapestry At London’s National Gallery

The National Gallery will unveil a new tapestry by the Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili. Titled the Caged Bird’s Song, the exhibition marks the first time the artist has worked in the medium of tapestry and will include a series of preparatory works on paper in an installation conceived by the artist for the Gallery’s Sunley Room.

9 March 2017

Sotheby’s Spring 2017 Contemporary Art Sale Reinforces Art Market Strength

Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London out-shined predicted estimates to total £118,015,150 – an increase of 70% (GBP) / 43% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year.

2 March 2017

Sotheby’s Breaks Ceiling Achieving Highest Total For Any London Auction

Sotheby’s has achieved the highest total for any auction ever staged in London.

25 February 2017

Queer City Recreates London Club Culture 1918-1967 In New London Installation

Photographs, court reports, police papers and witness statements on The Caravan and other clubs of the era will be used to re-create the striking bohemian interior of the underground club.

11 January 2017

Andrew Salgado Talks Painting Ahead Of His Forthcoming London Survey Exhibition

ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) is one of the most promising young figurative painters working today. His forthcoming solo exhibition TEN is a survey of his work at The Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square, London. The show opens this week (Jan-Feb 2017) an artist monograph of the same name accompanies the show. – Interview

5 December 2016

London Art Exhibitions Chosen By Paul Carey-Kent December 2016

Paul Carey- Kent chooses his pick for December 2016 through the new year.

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 September 2016

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Bill Viola Unveils Second Installation At St Paul’s Cathedral London

The second permanent large-scale video installation created for St Paul’s Cathedral by the internationally acclaimed artist Bill Viola, has been inaugurated in the North Quire Aisle of the cathedral to coincide with the Feast of Mary. Mary has been conceived as a companion piece to Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), which was unveiled in 2014.  Mary and Martyrs are the first moving-image […]

27 August 2016

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Artlyst’s Bumper London Autumn Art Season Preview The Best Only

Artlyst is pleased to present our curated guide to the best London exhibitions premiering this autumn. A  number of exciting blockbuster, museum exhibitions, International Art Fairs, and the best emerging art shows are just some of the tempting offerings to expect. There is so much happening in London over the next few months, it is disconcerting but […]

13 August 2016

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Art Exhibitions At St Stephen Walbrook London Autumn 2016

Brazilian artist Kim Poor will exhibit a series of paintings in various mediums, including her unique technique of glass fused on the steel plate, baptised ‘Diaphanism’ by Salvador Dali. She is based in London and Rio de Janeiro and her work has been exhibited worldwide, most recently in Brazil, Belgium & Greece, with successful solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art […]

31 July 2016

Paul Carey Kent Picks The Best Exhibitions In London August 2016.

Now in London: Paul Carey Kent unlocks his choices of the best exhibitions in town in August 2016. Sam Lewitt and Lucy Raven: Wild Sync & Weak Vocals @ Piar Corrias, 54 Eastcastle St – Fitzrovia To 5 Aug:  www.pilarcorrias.com Installation view of Sam Lewitt: A Weak Local Lexicon (MHTL), 2016 Entering Pilar Corrias, a well-established tease […]

1 July 2016

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Art Night London: Get Ready For The Event Of The Season

Get ready for Art Night this Saturday 2 July! This is a new free annual contemporary arts festival that will transform London for one unforgettable evening. From a luxury flat on the Strand to a disused Jubilee line platform in Charing Cross Underground station, a range of buildings and public spaces across Westminster will form the […]

27 June 2016

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Sculpture in the City London Launches Sixth Annual Public Art Programme

Now in its sixth year, Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual public art programme, launches tomorrow with the first ever screening of Petroc Sesti’s digital piece Solar | Relay – one of 17 works of art in the open-air sculpture take-over of the Square Mile, Sculpture in the City. The project  initiative aims to enhance our urban environment […]

16 May 2016

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Art16 London Gets Ready To Launch Its Fourth Edition Art Fair

Art16 opens its fourth edition on Thursday with a focus on exciting and innovative contemporary art from established, emerging and mid-career artists across all visual art forms. Art collectors will have fresh discoveries of artists working outside the western canon, particularly with ‘London First’ and ‘Emerge’ sections to unearth new talent. ‘Emerge’ showcases the next generation of artistic talent while ‘London First’ brings together galleries who have never before participated in […]

28 April 2016

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Blue Plaque Proposed To Mark Artist Yves Klein’s London Residency

A Blue Plaque proposal has been submitted to English Heritage to honour the French artist Yves Klein (1928-62) who lived in the Cromwell Road, in a bedsit from 1949-1950. Well known for his signature “International Klein Blue” artworks he trademarked the iconic colour early on in his career. The submission coincides with the opening of an exhibition of the artist’s work Alberto Giacometti – […]

11 April 2016

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Smithsonian Decides Today Whether To Open A London Satellite Branch

Back in 2015 ithe Guardian reported that The Smithsonian Institution was considering opening their first location outside the US, on the former Olympic site in East London. It would create exhibitions compiled from their galleries in Washington and New York. Today the committee will decide if this is to become a reality.  The Smithsonian is Federally funded and this is an election year. it wouldn’t make […]

19 March 2016

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The Design Museum Announces Free Entrance Policy To permanent Collection

The Design Museum has announced that it will open in its new home on Kensington High Street, on 24 November this year, the result of an £83 million transformation of a listed landmark building from the 1960s. For the first time in the museum’s history it will have a free permanent display of its collection. Acclaimed […]

8 February 2016

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Marion Wagschal One Of Canada’s Leading Figurative Artists Unveiled At Canada House

Following her successful retrospective show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal last year, the Canada Gallery is currently presenting the Canadian artist Marion Wagschal’s first ever exhibition in the UK. Born in 1943 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Marion Wagschal immigrated to Canada in 1951 and completed her studies at Concordia University in Montreal, where […]

18 January 2016

Alex J. Wood’s First Solo Exhibition Is A Blast

New Art Projects is Fred Man’s spacious new gallery on Sheep Lane E8 nestling between Regent’s Canal London Fields and Victoria Park. The gallery, although only 6 months old is carving an interesting program presenting mid career artists as well as new comers. Alex J. Wood’s first Solo exhibition: Lift Off is of the later. Mr Wood a recent graduate of […]

18 January 2016

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Lumiere Festival Victim Of Its Own Success As Overcrowding Shuts Displays

The 2016 Lumiere London Festival was a victim of its own success last night as some displays were shut due to overcrowding. Over a million visitors viewed London’s iconic locations as they were transformed by light installations for the free event, which is the biggest festival of its kind ever held in the capital.  Thirty locations […]