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.

14 December 2016

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Christopher Le Brun RA To Mount Two US Exhibitions In 2017

Christopher Le Brun, painter and president of the Royal Academy (RA) is set to exhibit a two-part show of new work, in the US next year. Christopher Le Brun: Composer, will be mounted at the Albertz Benda gallery in New York (2 March-15 April 2017) and at the Gallery at Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida (25 February-27 April 2017).

25 October 2016

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James Ensor Exhibition Curated By Luc Tuymans Unveiled At The Royal Academy

London’s Royal Academy (RA) has unveiled the first major exhibition of the Belgian painter James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. The exhibition is curated by contemporary painter Luc Tuymans.

2 September 2016

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Matisse in the Studio

Step into the studio of Henri Matisse, brimming with the artist’s treasured objects. Focusing exclusively on their important role in his work for the first time, the RA will reveal how this eclectic collection took on new life in his transcendent art. Matisse drew his collection from the far corners of the world: Buddhist statuary […]

2 September 2016

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Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932

One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its groundbreaking art. Renowned artists including Kandinsky, Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko were among those to live through the fateful events of 1917, which ended centuries of Tsarist rule and […]

23 June 2016

FOUND: Cornelia Parker Curates Royal Academicians At The Foundling Museum

Artlyst has attended the Foundling Museum, London, currently presenting the exhibition ‘FOUND’ curated by Foundling Fellow and Royal Academician Cornelia Parker. The artist was invited to curate an exhibition of over sixty outstanding artists with a varying range of practices to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage and collection. The […]

6 June 2016

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Launch Pad: 248th Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition Unveiled

The 248th Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London will open to the public, later on this week with its usual mix of A-list first rate international artists and provincial watercolourists. The exhibition is coordinated this year by the British sculptor and Royal Academician Richard Wilson. Comprising a range of media, the Summer Exhibition, the world’s largest open submission exhibition, provides a […]

22 February 2016

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Abstract Expressionism

Abstract Expressionism will forever be associated with the energy and vibrancy of 1950s New York. Artists like Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning injected a new sense of confidence in painting, experimenting with improvisation, spontaneity and colour. This ambitious and long overdue exhibition will bring together some of the finest works associated with the movement from […]

17 February 2016

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Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans

The first major exhibition of James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. One of Belgium’s most prominent modernist artists, Ensor was widely considered to be an important precursor of Expressionism. Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans brings together some 70 paintings, drawings and prints by the artist, the vast […]

24 December 2015

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Ai Weiwei: A Prolific Year For The Chinese Dissident Artist In Pictures

It has been a particularly busy year for the acclaimed dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Artlyst even joined Ai and Anish Kapoor when the artists joined forces for a walk across London as they strode down London’s Piccadilly at the beginning of an eight-mile journey to show solidarity with refugees around the world. We even […]

3 November 2015

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Photo Feature: Tim Marlow Donates Lego At The Royal Academy Of Arts

After Ai Weiwei, the Chinese dissident artist recently reported that the Danish toy manufacturer Lego had turned down a request by the artist’s Beijing studio for a large order of building blocks, on political grounds. Ai then posted on Instagram, stating Lego had refused their bulk order in September. Lego’s response was that it couldn’t […]

8 October 2015

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Artlyst Photo Special: Ai Weiwei’s Tree Installation At The Royal Academy

Artlyst recently attended the press view of the Royal Academy of Arts’ landmark exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician, Ai Weiwei. The exhibition includes significant works from 1993 onwards, the date that marks Ai Weiwei’s return to China following more than a decade living in New York. The first work that the viewer is met […]

2 October 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Tim Marlow And Adrian Locke Discuss Ai Weiwei At The RA

Artlyst recently attended the press view of the Royal Academy of Arts’ landmark exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician, Ai Weiwei. Where the chief curators of this outstanding show, Tim Marlow, and Adrian Locke were kind enough to give Artlyst – and a host of other journalists – a tour of Ai Weiwei’s impressive retrospective. […]

18 September 2015

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Artlyst Photo Special: Ai Weiwei’s Political Detention Detailed At The Royal Academy

Artlyst recently attended the press view of the Royal Academy of Arts’ landmark exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician, Ai Weiwei. The exhibition will include significant works from 1993 onwards, the date that marks Ai Weiwei’s return to China following more than a decade living in New York. The dissident artist has created new, site-specific […]

16 September 2015

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Royal Academician Ai Weiwei Opens Landmark Survey At Royal Academy Of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts will present a landmark exhibition of the Honorary Royal Academician, Ai Weiwei. Although Ai is one of China’s leading contemporary artists, his work has not been seen extensively in Britain and the Royal Academy will present the first major institutional survey of his artistic output. The exhibition will include significant […]

11 September 2015

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Ai Weiwei Believes UK Has Very Strong Compassion

Ai Weiwei is currently in London installing his exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA), has revealed how he was uncertain whether the UK government would grant a visa without restrictions to visit Britain. “I had a 27-minute conversation with the British Ambassador [in China] at the airport,” the artist told a packed press […]

13 July 2015

Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust – Royal Academy Of Arts – The Clockwork Utopia

The Royal Academy presents Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust, a survey of the artist’s complex and eclectic oeuvre exploring around 80 of Cornell’s intricate box constructions, assemblages, collages and films. The re-appraisal of the artist’s work comes some 35 years after the last major solo exhibition of Cornell in Europe, originating at the Museum of Modern Art, […]

17 June 2015

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Ai Weiwei’s RA Exhibition To Install 90 Tons Of Steel From Sichuan Earthquake

The mangled and twisted steel remains of the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, are to be a key installation at a UK retrospective of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The work will consist of approximately 90 tonnes of steel reinforcing bars, dragged from the rubble of the 2008 disaster. The rods have all been painstakingly straightened […]

5 February 2015

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Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award 2015 Shortlisted Artists Announced

Converse and Dazed have announced the artists shortlisted for the fifth Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award. The five 2015 finalists are Jonathan Trayte, Lawrence Lek, Rachel Pimm, Tamsin Snow & Sarah Tynan And Patrick Cole. They will exhibit their work at The Royal Academy of Arts with a view to winning the £5,000 prize […]

5 January 2015

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Anselm Kiefer Meets Science At Cern’s Monumental Hadron Collider

After the truly monumental retrospective of Anselm Kiefer’s work at the Royal Academy, which was the most significant display of the artist’s work ever to be held in the UK, it would seem that the artist has turned his attention to visiting a monumental location for further inspiration. Kiefer’s retrospective at the RA was not […]

1 January 2015

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Rubens And His Legacy At The Royal Academy

The Royal Academy is to present the first blockbuster of the year, and expectations are high for this exhibition of Flemish baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens – an artist who painted everything from family portraits to ceilings including at Banqueting House in Whitehall. But the artist is known for his feast of colour, violence, eroticism […]

30 October 2014

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Allen Jones – Pop Artist Returns From PC Induced Isolation

Allen Jones has been vilified by a generation. Coming across as a kind Duchampian fetishist with misogynistic tendencies – Jones was an easy target. Way back in 1969 he made a a body of work that upset a great may people; three sculptures of scantily-clad female figures arranged in positions that enabled them to be […]

29 October 2014

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Juergen Wolf And Matt Smith – Winners Of Young Masters Art Prize 2014

German artist Juergen Wolf has today been announced as the winner of this year’s Young Masters Art Prize, taking home the sum of £1,500. The award was presented at Sphinx Fine Art in London’s West End by the chief executive of the Royal Academy of Arts; Charles Saumarez Smith. “I was very impressed by the […]

23 August 2014

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Royal Academy of Arts Partners With China To Create Artist-in-residence Exchange

The Royal Academy of Arts has partnered with Arts in Heritage Research, Hong Kong (AHR) and The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (CAFA) to establish a three-year artist-in-residence exchange programme for emerging artists. Rotating across the UK, Hong Kong and China, the Royal Academy Schools in London is the first host of the […]

23 September 2013

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Royal Academy of Arts To Offer Mutual Cooperation With Hong Kong Community

The Royal Academy of Arts, London (RA), has stated its strengthened commitment to helping facilitate professional development within the arts industry in Hong Kong through reciprocal education programmes and on-going creative dialogue with Hong Kong’s arts community. Following the success of the pilot programme for professional development for Hong Kong arts administrators, launched in May, […]

11 June 2012

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Royal Academy Unveils Renovation And Expansion Plan

The Royal Academy of Arts has announced plans to open up and renovate the Keeper’s House to create a series of  new and much-needed spaces for RA Friends and the general public to meet, relax and enjoy a cultural environment in the heart of London. The major £5.7 million project is led by award-winning architects […]

19 January 2012

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David Hockney Paints Himself As Anti Social Recluse

David Hockney shuns bright lights while A Bigger Picture, his biggest exhibition to date, opens this week David Hockney has shunned efforts to pin on him the honour of being the ‘greatest living artist’. one of the best-known figures of the 1960s British pop art movement, now 74, Hockney dismissed the description as ‘newspaper stuff’, […]

17 January 2012

David Hockney Scales Up At Royal Academy

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture – REVIEW So here it is. The first major blockbuster exhibition of 2012, and the event kicking-off the London Cultural Olympiad – David Hockney: A Bigger Picture at the Royal Academy of Arts. Bringing together over 150 works, the majority of which have been created in the last 8 years, […]

14 December 2011

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Tracey Emin To Be Royal Academy Professor of Drawing

Controversial appointment of leading YBA to position formally held by William Turner, John Constable, and William Blake Tracey Emin – one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists – has just been revealed to be the new Professor of Drawing at London’s prestigious Royal Academy, the country’s oldest art school. While, there is yet to be […]

26 October 2011

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Revolution At The Royal Academy

  Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture to open at the Royal Academy this weekend   The new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915–1935, promises an in-depth look at avant-garde Russian architecture during the period c.1922 to 1935. The exhibition seeks to make explicit the […]