The end of 2015 is in sight, as we reflect on yet another year of ups and downs on the London and international art scene; the laughter, the tears, the successes and failures.
So Artlyst has brought together its top 20 news stories of 2015 in reverse order from December to January: the winners, the losers – those exiting the art world and those entering new roles – the highlights and the struggles, the convictions, and demonstrations, the restorations, and disclosures. So here’s to hoping for a creative and fruitful new year for us all. Here’s to a successful 2016.
Paul Black, Managing Editor, Artlyst.
Assemble Collective Wins Turner Prize 2015 At Glasgow’s Tramway
George Osborne Spending Review: National Museums Spared Large Cuts In Funding
Restoration After The Glasgow School of Art Fire To Cost £35m
Louvre Closed Due To Paris Terrorist Attacks Until Further Notice
Julia Peyton-Jones To Depart Serpentine Galleries After 25 years
Damien Hirst Reveals His Community Spirit By Opening New Public Gallery
Artlyst Talks To Ai Weiwei And Anish Kapoor Marching In Support Of Refugees
Banksy Dismaland A Real-life Sculpture Park For The Dispossessed
Ai Weiwei: Six Month Visa Application Rejected By British Government
Alex Farquharson Announced As New Director Of Tate Britain
Ai Weiwei Has Passport Returned By Chinese Authorities
Anish Kapoor Claims Versailles Vagina Sculpture Vandalism Was Politically Motivated
Grayson Perry Discloses The Truth About A House For Essex
Director Chris Dercon: To Leave Tate Modern To Run Prestigious Theatre
Director Penelope Curtis Quits Tate Britain After Tempestuous Five Years
Paul Gauguin’s Tahitian Girls Becomes The World’s Most Expensive Artwork
Tate Finally Discloses BP Sponsorship Figures
Paolozzi Mosaic Arches At Tottenham Court Road Tube Station May Be Destroyed
Luc Tuymans Convicted Of Plagiarism For Using Photo Of Politician
Je Suis Charlie: Hundreds of People Gather In Trafalgar Square