Reviews

 

22 May 2018

Julian Schnabel: A Light That Failed – Edward Lucie-Smith

Julian Schnabel currently occupies an ambiguous position in the art world, which his new solo exhibition at Pace is likely to do little to...

20 May 2018

Tacita Dean Landscapes Royal Academy – Sue Hubbard

I have admired much of Tacita Dean’s earlier work. Her blackboard drawings, including her piece on the deluded round-the-world-yachtsman, Donald Crowhurst.

18 May 2018

Katharina Grosse: Kaleidoscopic Matter And Energy – Zoltan Alexander

Monumental and breathtaking are the words that first come to my mind when I think of Katharina Grosse's site-specific installations.

16 May 2018

Out Of The Frame – Photo London 2018 – Edward Lucie-Smith

Photo London 2018 is, as usual, an overwhelmingly large event.

10 May 2018

Shape Of Things To Come: Abstract Photography Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Modern’s new show, Shape of Light, has already received negative reviews from The Independent, The Times, and The Sunday Times.

8 May 2018

Joseph Beuys: Thaddaeus Ropac London – Dear Dead Days! – Edward Lucie-Smith

I was from quite early on a convert to the cult of Joseph Beuys.

6 May 2018

Bill Viola: Quiet Contemplative Video Installation St Cuthbert’s Church Edinburgh

St Cuthbert’s Church in Edinburgh (Kirk of the Castle Rock and Princes St Gardens) is currently home to an outstanding video art installation by...

1 May 2018

Beyond Counter-Culture: Life On The Margins Explored Through Photography – Edward Lucie-Smith

In the society we now have, photography has become the dominant medium for conveying news, opinion, social criticisms of all kinds.

30 April 2018

Nancy Fouts: Subversive Humour Reigns Supreme – Flowers Gallery

Subversive humour reigns supreme as surrealist enigma Nancy Fouts continues her search for the mania and absurdity in the everyday.

29 April 2018

Joan Jonas: Portrayals Of Female Identity – Tate Modern  – Zoltan Alexander

One of the most important American video and performance artists Joan Jonas emerged in the late 1960s.

26 April 2018

Rodin – Ancient Greece And A Third Uninvited Presence – Edward Lucie-Smith

The longer I spent in the British Museum’s admirable new blockbuster show, Rodin and the art of ancient Greece, the more keenly I seemed...

17 April 2018

David Mach Is Back With New Glasgow Installation/Exhibition – Clare Henry

In 1983 David Mach burst upon the media stage with his London Southbank giant Polaris car tyre submarine installation.

16 April 2018

Ilgiz Gimranov: Khrushchev’s Brutalist Housing Immortalised – Edward Lucie-Smith

At this low point in relationships between Russia and the West, it’s a good idea to remember how little we actually know about contemporary...

16 April 2018

Rene Magritte As Conceptual Artist – Edward Lucie-Smith

Art lovers have Magritte safely classified as a leading Surrealist.

10 April 2018

Richard Serra vs Hope To Nope – Edward Lucie-Smith

Sometimes two shows come along that seem perfectly timed to contradict one another.

5 April 2018

Claude Monet & Architecture Strictly A Revolution In Seeing – Edward Lucie-Smith

The National Gallery’s splendid new show, Monet & Architecture, caps a very rich Spring 2018 season of exhibitions in London

2 April 2018

Send In The Clowns: RWA Bristol Celebrates 250th Anniversary

Sawdust and Sequins – Royal West of England Academy, Bristol: Set in the spacious galleries at the RWA in Bristol this group show was...

1 April 2018

Sue Arrowsmith And Mathew Weir – Subtle Intimate Mark Making – MOCA London

Transference is the exhibition currently on at MOCA London, featuring artists Sue Arrowsmith and Mathew Weir.

31 March 2018

London Art Review Round-Up April 2018 – Paul Carey Kent

The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London for April 2018. Paul currently freelances...

29 March 2018

Cool Modern America: A Dehumanised Modernist Dream – Paul Black

As Duchamp stated in 1915; “America is the country of the art of the future. Look at the skyscrapers!

25 March 2018

Cinthia Marcelle: Dark Matter Of Social Inequality – Modern Art Oxford

The Family in Disorder: Truth or Dare, sees Brazilian artist Cinthia Marcelle transform the architectural properties of Modern Art Oxford

25 March 2018

Michael Takeo Magruder: De / coding the Apocalypse – Panacea Museum – Revd Jonathan Evens

The Panacea Museum tells the story of the Panacea Society – a remarkable religious community formed in the early twentieth century.

22 March 2018

Known Unknowns Mark Another Forward Step In Saatchi’s Recovery – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Saatchi Gallery’s new anthology show Known Unknowns marks another forward step in its recovery.

22 March 2018

The Owlman Cometh: Joseph Sakoilsky At The Stash Gallery – Teo Robinson

I am thinking of the Owlman. Ask any insomniac about “The Shadow People”, and their eyes will widen, and they tell you a dozen...

19 March 2018

I LOVE YOU. I LOATHE YOU. WITCHCRAFT AT THE BARBICAN – BY ZOLTAN ALEXANDER

Although Artlyst essentially focuses on contemporary art reviews, gallery listings and not o operas,

19 March 2018

The Background To The Boom And Other Tales – Edward Lucie-Smith

Three very different books that somehow reflect different facets of the same situation.

17 March 2018

Tacita Dean’s Triple Header Implicit Nostalgia And History – Sue Hubbard

Film is Tacita Dean’s medium. Not that catch-all of so many contemporary artists, video, but analogue film with all its implicit nostalgia and history....

12 March 2018

John Copeland: The Return Of Exuberant Painterliness – Edward Lucie-Smith

John Copeland is an American painter in his 40s, not it seems particularly well known in his own country.

11 March 2018

High Society: Four Centuries Of Lavish Portraiture – Rijks Museum – Paul Carter Robinson

High Society is a survey exhibition highlighting thirty-five portraits of the rich, famous and powerful of the day.

9 March 2018

Cerith Wyn Evans: Perceiving The Artist’s Searing Duchampian Neon – Paul Black

The internationally acclaimed Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans has unveiled his latest work; a major new neon sculpture at National Museum Cardiff.

7 March 2018

Picasso’s Unspoken Minotaur In The Room – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

The hosannas have already begun. Picasso's latest show at Tate Modern, entitled Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy gets a 5-star review in The Times.

4 March 2018

Camden Arts Centre is currently presenting the first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom of Giorgio Griffa, an Italian abstract painter who has been...