29 October 2017

London Art Exhibitions November 2017 Explored By Paul Carey-Kent

London is awash with more must see international exhibitions than perhaps any other city in the world. Paul Carey-Kent is out and about visiting many of the great shows on offer. 

6 October 2017

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Paul Carey-Kent Discovers 10 Works At Frieze 2017

What with all the mass shooting and hurricanes, Trumpery and Brexiting I thought there might be significant trauma at Frieze this year.

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. 

2 August 2017

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Paul Carey -Kent Curates His London Gallery Choices For August 2017

There’s seems to be more on than usual over August, partly due to a new trend for shows running July-September

5 June 2017

London Art Exhibition Picks June 2017 By Paul Carey -Kent

Paul Carey-Kent Offers Artlyst his choice of the best London Art Exhibitions to see in June 2017

18 May 2017

An Intimate Look At Photo London By Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent has sifted through Photo London the UK’s leading photography fair to put together this themed pick of what caught his eye. The most impressive Photo London yet runs 18-21 May. Art Fairs are not by their general nature intimate experiences, but photography as a medium is certainly capable of intimacy. So it was interesting to hunt down the latter within the former…

28 February 2017

March Choices – London Art Exhibitions 2017 By Paul Carey-Kent

Paul Carey-Kent publishes his March Choices 2017 – Up Now in a London Gallery near you.

19 January 2017

Paul Carey Kent’s Unofficial London Art Fair Awards 2017 Revealed

The verdict: “It seemed a little more even – and so a little duller – than usual this year”: less dire stuff, less outstanding material.

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.

2 October 2016

What Else Is On In London During Frieze Week 2016 by Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent gives us his selection of what to do in London during Frieze week. There’s quite the overload of art. So if you have time for Frieze and Frieze Masters, here are a dozen other things to do. Seni Awa Camara: Maternité Submergente, 1986 at Magnin-A, Paris 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair (Thurs-Sun at Somerset House). I […]

15 September 2016

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Start: Paul Carey Kent Looks At London’s Latest Art Fair

The START fair (15-18 Sept) is well-served by the Saatchi Gallery as a venue, and it’s an interesting mix of 60+ galleries from 35 cities.  I won’t pretend that the quality is generally high. It’s badged as focusing on emerging artists, but most of those shown will probably never be all that visible. But it’s not a […]

12 September 2016

Best London Art Exhibitions September 2016 By Paul Carey-Kent

Paul Carey-Kent gives us his pick of the best London Art Exhibitions for September 2016 David Korty @ Sadie Coles, 1 Davies St – Mayfair To 1 Oct:  www.sadiecoles.com I wasn’t fully convinced by David Korty’s last series of paintings, which lined up objects on shelves, white against a blue backdrop. But this development out of […]

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 […]

6 July 2016

London Art Exhibitions For July 2016 As Recommended By Paul Carey-Kent

Art critic Paul Carey-Kent gives Artlyst his recommendations for London Art Exhibitions around the Capital for July 2016. There are still a number of great things to see before the August drought.  Katherine Murphy: Decay @ Patrick Heide, 11 Church St – Edgeware Road  To 17 Sept: www.patrickheide.com Labour + Repetition = Decay (no.9), 2015Katherine Murphy gives obsession […]

31 May 2016

New London Art Exhibitions June 2016 By Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent curates his choices of London art exhibitions for June 2016. His rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows are all on view now. Tomma Abts @ Greengrassi, 1a Kempsford Road – Kennington To 18 June: www.greengrassi.com Menso 2016 – acrylic & oil on canvas and bronze 48 × 38 cm    2006 Turner Prize winner Tomma Abts has […]

28 May 2016

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Nuke Descending A Staircase: Paul Carey Kent On John Stark’s DoL Po

It’s not so rare to find that the ideas to be unpacked behind explicitly conceptual art turn out, when you examine them, to be rather thin. John Stark’s work operates as something of an inversion of that: one’s initial attention is likely to be on the technical assurance with which he constructs an alluringly glossy realism through the hyper-controlled application of multilayered varnishes […]

14 May 2016

Curated Choices: London Art Exhibitions May 2016 By Paul Carey -Kent

Paul Carey-Kent curates his choices of London art exhibitions for May 2016. His rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows are all on view now. Lisa Milroy: Out of Hand @ Laure Genillard, 2 Hanway Place – Tottenham Court Road To 25 June: www.lglondon.org Handbag, 2014, mixed media. approx 90 x 100 x 25cm.  (FXP Photography, London) Lisa […]

2 April 2016

Curated Choices: London Art Exhibitions April 2016 By Paul Carey -Kent

Paul Carey-Kent curates his choices of London art exhibitions for April 2016. His rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows are all on view now. Anna Barriball: New Works @ Frith Street Gallery, Golden Square – Soho   To 7 May: www.frithstreetgallery.com     Night Window with Leaves, 2015 –  Pigment and beeswax picture varnish on paper,            235 […]

31 December 2015

London Art Exhibitions January 2016 Recommended By Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent gives us the latest in his rolling choice of ten, together with previous choices which you can still see… In the ‘too obvious’ category are three rather wonderful painting shows: Auerbach at Tate, Goya at the National Gallery, and Barry Schwabsky’s choices at White Cube, not to mention (oops!) the double at Hauser & […]

29 November 2015

London Art Exhibitions Highlights December 2015 Curated By Paul Carey Kent

Paul Carey-Kent curates his pick of the top London art exhibitions for December 2015 and into January 2016 Clem Crosby: My, my shivers / Rachel Goodyear: Fragments / Alina Szapocznikow: Sculpture – Lampe VIII @ Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, 6 Heddon St – Central   To 9 Jan: www.houldsworth.co.uk Rachel Goodyear: Facing the Wall, 2015   Pippy Houldsworth has three shows by […]

9 November 2015

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Bread and Jam Series Launches Third Pop-Up Exhibition In Empty House

The Bread and Jam series gives artists the run of a near-empty, soon-to-be-remodelled house in Brockley. In the third show, eleven artists explore the territory between order and disorder, potential and realisation, unformed and defined. Each has chosen a shape to insinuate or impose – to varying degrees – in advance of the fuller reshaping to come. There’s no suggestion that […]

7 November 2015

Paul Carey Kent’s Curated London Art Exhibition Picks November 2015

Never mind the various fairs, there are scores of interesting shows to see at the moment including plenty of big names: Goya, Escher, Fontana, Auerbach, Ai Wei Wei, Kentridge, Boetti, Twombly, Richter, Lanyon, Durham, Burri,  Viola… And plenty more whose work I like: Rachel Rose, Emily Jacir, Nancy Holt, Phoebe Unwin, Dennis Loesch, Rodrigo Matheus, Katherine […]

14 October 2015

Frieze 2015 Paul Carey Kent Picks His Favourites

There’s a good balance at Frieze this year: between showy and quiet work, and between heavy and light themes. I would characterise my selections – suitably for out times – as somewhat disturbing. Yet they’re by no means outright scary or pessimistic – there’s too much beauty, invention and wit for that…       […]

11 October 2015

Paul Carey Kent London Gallery Picks During Frieze Week 2015

Never mind the various fairs, there are scores of interesting shows to see at the moment including plenty of big names: Goya, Escher, Fontana, Auerbach, Ai Wei Wei, Kentridge, Boetti, Twombly, Richter, Lanyon, Durham, Burri,  Viola… And plenty more whose work I like: Rachel Rose, Emily Jacir, Nancy Holt, Phoebe Unwin, Gordon Cheung, Sol Calero, […]

9 August 2015

London Art Exhibitions For August 2015 Chosen By Paul Carey Kent

Here is the latest in Paul Carey-Kent’s rolling top ten, together with previous choices which you can still still see… Alex Cecchetti: the printing house of hell @ Kunstraum, 15a Cremer St – Hoxton To 22 Aug: www.kunstraum.org.uk Dancing with a teapot, 2015 – oil on paper It says something for Alex Cecchetti’s charisma that the […]

22 July 2015

Summer Art Exhibitions Not To Miss in London In 2015 By Paul Carey – Kent

Paul Carey-Kent one of London’s leading art critics give us his choices for summer art exhibitions not to miss. ‘Matthew Higgs and Clive Hodgson’ & ‘Figuratively’ @ Wilkinson, 50-58 Vyner St – Cambridge Heath To 16 Aug: www.wilkinsongallery.com   This is quite the smorgasbord: New York mutli-tasker Matthew Higgs pairs his droll found text works, extended here from isolated […]

22 June 2015

Art Basel 46 In Pictures By Paul Carey – Kent

Here’s a rather perversely democratic choice of just one piece each from a dozen categories: Art Basel’s gallery section; Art Unlimited (the main fair’s hall of 74 separate installations); the Liste, Volta and Solo Project and Photo alternative fairs; the Art Parcours works out and about in the city; other external installations; the commercial gallery spaces in Basel itself; […]

15 April 2015

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Weight For The Showing: A New Exhibition Curated By Paul Carey Kent

A new exhibition curated by the art critic Paul Carey-Kent is set to open at The Maddox Gallery at the end of April.  Of the many competitors for our attention when we look at a work of art – meaning, narrative, form, colour, gesture, scale, sound, movement – its weight is not generally high in the list, heavy […]

25 February 2015

London Art Exhibitions March 2015 Picked By Paul Carey-Kent

There’s no doubt that the heavy hitters are hitting heavy just now (Marclay at White Cube, Tuymans at David Zwirner, Sarah Sze quadruple at Victoria Miro, Rashid Johnson at Hauser & Wirth, Tony Oursler at Lisson etc). Yet that’s not so hard to work out: here are some less obvious picks, including a bumper crop […]

6 February 2015

Paul Carey-Kent’s The Presence Of Absence – Berloni Gallery – Nothing Is Important

The Berloni Gallery presents The Presence Of Absence, the galleries new group exhibition curated by writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent. The principle of negative space has been recognised as a key element of artistic composition. The concept of the exhibition is to feature content as opposed to form: Carey-Kent posits the idea that what is […]

3 January 2015

Paul Carey- Kent Suggests 25 London Exhibitions For January 2015

2014 was certainly a good year for public blockbusters: late Matisse, Turner and Rembrandt, all of Veronese, Constable, Malevich, Polke and Kiefer, plus such quirkier fare as Emily Carr and Martin Creed – not to mention strong programmes at Camden, Chisenhale, Serpentine and the Zabludowitz Collection and the surprising scale of HS Projects’ showings at […]

2 November 2014

Art Exhibitions Not To Miss In November 2014 By Paul Carey Kent

London UK – So many new international galleries seem to be opening in Mayfair that one might get blasé…   but Marian Goodman’s is heroically scaled, and kicks off with a refreshing account of Richter’s recent work: not the auction-friendly strands of scraped abstracts or blurred photo-realism, but…   a seven-pane glass sculpture; eight of the rigorously […]