Reviews

 

25 November 2011

Angela Palmer’s Child Of Our Time

  Ancient mummy coupled with latest medical technology produces stunning contemporary art at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford After walking through centuries of ancient Egyptian...

24 November 2011

Edefalk and Wahlstrand Reminisce At Parasol Unit

  We review the show dedicated to the work of two contemporary Swedish artists Cecilia Edefalk and Gunnel Wåhlstrand Edefalk presents us with a...

23 November 2011

Alex Hartley Thinks Big

Alex Hartley, the artist responsible for the controversial Nowhere Island Olympic project, proves his salt at Victoria Miro Alex Hartley: The World is Still...

22 November 2011

Lee Maelzer Exhibition Hypnotic But Not Without Error

ArtLyst reviews Lee Maelzer’s first solo show at Poppy Sebire The Hypnosis of Error is Lee Maelzer’s first solo exhibition and takes place, quite...

19 November 2011

Alastair Mackie’s Fair Copse

All Visual Arts presents Alastair Mackie’s Copse, an instantly appealing piece of formal design, no more and no less Alastair Mackie’s new and largest...

18 November 2011

She Calls Herself Michele Howarth Rashman

Promising 1982 Young Contemporary emerges from the wilderness Since she first exhibited in the ICA’s 1982 Young Contemporaries show alongside Grayson Perry, Michele Howarth...

16 November 2011

Hail King Paul McCarthy

  Paul McCarthy’s energetic new London exhibition at Hauser & Wirth does not disappoint, turning out to be one of 2011’s ‘must-see’ shows Paul...

15 November 2011

Ellen Altfest Legs It To White Cube

Ellen Altfest’s White Cube exhibition ‘The Bent Leg’ grants viewers with intimate but uninspiring look at the male body Ellen Altfest: The Bent Leg is the...

10 November 2011

Paul Noble Emulates Escher And Bosch At Gagosian

Leading British artist Paul Noble presents the culmination of 15-year project at Gagosian gallery Paul Noble’s exhibition begins In the Beginning, with the Word,...

9 November 2011

Da Vinci Masterpieces Reunited In London

Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery grants deeply intimate insight into the practice of the quintessential celebrity artist Visitors to the National Gallery hoping...

27 October 2011

Affordable Art Fair Moves North

  From Battersea to Hampstead AAF proves art has mass appeal   Last night, the Affordable Art Fair broke into new London territory with the opening...

22 October 2011

Shirazeh Houshiary Steps Over The Line At Lisson

  Lisson Gallery presents its seventh solo exhibition of Shirazeh Houshiary, No Boundary Condition, addressing invisible forms within the observable realm   The solo...

22 October 2011

Franks Stella’s Falling Star

  Frank Stella’s first major London show in 25 years presents his spectacular early works alongside recent failings   25 years since his last...

20 October 2011

Turner Prize 2011 Opens On The Tyne

  BALTIC opens 2011 Turner Prize Exhibition For the first time in its 27 year history, the Turner Prize is to be hosted by...

17 October 2011

George Condo’s Crazed Characters Hit Hayward

  George Condo’s much-anticipated Mental States finally arrives at the Hayward Gallery   Having provided album artwork for Kanye West, and won the hearts...

17 October 2011

James Richards The Banality Of The Vernacular

  Richards solo show at Chisenhale Gallery reveals the oh-so-grey void behind our vernacular visual landscapes   For his solo exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery,...

13 October 2011

Jacob Kassay Smoke And Mirrors

  ICA’s Autumn exhibition of art-market-darling Jacob Kassay, his first in a public gallery.   Review – Jacob Kassay exploded onto the contemporary art...

13 October 2011

SUNDAY Art Fair Living For The Weekend

After the success of its 2010 debut SUNDAY Art Fair is back to challenge the hegemony of the Sharp-Slotover Frieze machine. Frieze’s most dangerous...

12 October 2011

OMA On And On And Ever Onwards

  Barbican Art Gallery opens its OMA/Progress architectural exhibition     Review – Architecture exhibitions are notoriously difficult, because the one thing they always...

11 October 2011

Has Charles Saatchi Lost His Senses

‘New Sensations’ exhibition upstaged by ‘The Future Can Wait’, but both lack punch Two schemes for emerging artists, both launched in 2007, have in...

11 October 2011

Pavilion Of Art And Design The Real Masterpiece

The Shock Of The Old Invades Berkeley Square   You’ve seen this year’s major exhibitions, now’s your chance to recreate them in your living...

10 October 2011

Tacita Dean Unilever Commission 2011 Unveiled At Tate

FILM: a low-tech love letter to the magic of cinema For the twelfth commission in the Tate Modern Unilever Series, and the first to...

7 October 2011

Djurberg And Mirza Keyboards And Crocodiles

Review of Camden Arts Centre Autumn Exhibitions   Today, Camden Arts Centre opens two exciting new exhibitions: Nathalie Djurberg’s A World of Glass, with...

6 October 2011

Barry Flanagan Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man

Review – This autumn, the Tate pays tribute to one of Britain’s art pioneers – Barry Flanagan (1941-2009). Achieving international renown for his bonze...

5 October 2011

Grayson Perry A Pilgrim’s Progress

Review – In The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman, Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry invites us on a pilgrimage: saluting the ‘travel’ experience generated...

4 October 2011

Gerhard Richter Explores The Product Of Pure Chance

Panorama – Tate Modern’s most exciting and significant exhibition this year Gerhard Richter stated today – at the opening of his major retrospective at...

4 October 2011

Pipilotti Rist A Sight For Sore Eyes

Review – Pipilotti Rist’s new exhibition at Hayward, ‘Eyeball Massage’, is an aptly named sight for sore eyes. This major survey show, the first...

28 September 2011

Laurel Nakadate Feminism Fetishism And Britney Spears

Review – On first appearances, Laurel Nakadate is an artist fascinated by sexual violence and the fetishes of men. The body of work on...

25 September 2011

Auto Italia Explores Live TV For Artists

New performance based series launches on the Web Last night, Auto Italia South East, an artists-run project space committed to developing alternative approaches to...

24 September 2011

Ted Riederer’s Never Records Installation Pops Up On Bankside

US Artist’s old school multimedia vinyl shop opens to the public From NYC, through Liverpool, and Derry, Never Records has finally arrived here in...

21 September 2011

Postmodernism Pastiche and Subversion

Victoria & Albert Museum move on to the next chapter The V&A’s autumn show ‘Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990’ represents the climax of a ...

16 September 2011

Degas Girls Film And The Ballet

“No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.” – Degas...