Reviews

 

3 February 2012

Could Online VIP Art Fair Ever Replace Real Thing?

The VIP Art Fair – the the world’s first exclusively online art fair – opens to the public today: but is it a viable...

2 February 2012

The Body In Women’s Art Now At Rollo

The Body in Women’s Art Now: Part 3 – ReCreation @ Rollo Contemporary – REVIEW Contemporary artists have been rather slow on the up-take...

31 January 2012

David Shrigley Inspires Brain Activity At Hayward

REVIEW – David Shrigley’s major new exhibition Brain Activity reveals depth beneath the one-liner   Turns out, I had David Shrigley all wrong. No...

30 January 2012

Tate Explores Role Of Migrations In British Art

Tate Britain’s Migrations brings together an engaging collection of works from over a period of 500 years, but lacks real coherence Migrations is a...

27 January 2012

JMW Turner Braves The Elements In Margate

Turner and the Elements exhibition arrives at Margate’s Turner Contemporary, and reminds us of the literal truth in the expression; ‘Turner was a painter...

25 January 2012

Raphael Hefti Gets Experimental at Camden Arts Centre

Raphael Hefti @ Camden Arts Centre – REVIEW Swiss artist Raphael Hefti’s first solo show in the UK is both smart and visually beguiling....

25 January 2012

Hanne Darboven Figures It Out At Camden Arts Centre

Hanne Darboven @ Camden Arts Centre – REVIEW The first UK solo exhibition of the late German artist Hanne Darboven is daunting, overwhelming, and...

25 January 2012

Drawing Out Donald Judd at Spruth Magers

Working Papers: Donald Judd Drawings, 1963-93 @ Spruth Magers – REVIEW A giant of American Minimalism, and an early advocate of the idea that...

25 January 2012

Pietro Ruffo Hits The Gym At Blain Southern

Pietro Ruffo: The Political Gymnasium @ Blain/Southern – REVIEW Italian artist Pietro Ruffo, having recently been awarded the Premio Cairo Award and the New...

23 January 2012

Gary Hume Makes His Nest At White Cube

Gary Hume: The Indifferent Owl @ White Cube – REVIEW The White Cube (Mason’s Yard and Hoxton Square) presents us with an exhibition of...

19 January 2012

Zarina Bhimji Trades In At Whitechapel

  Zarina Bhimji @ Whitechapel Gallery – REVIEW Zarina Bhimji, tjhe Uganda-born artist nominated for the 2007 Turner Prize, presents an incredible selection of...

18 January 2012

Rediscovering Alberto Burri At Estorick Collection

Alberto Burri: Form and Matter @ Estorick Collection – REVIEW This small but compact exhibition at the Estorick Collection presents the work of Italian...

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...

16 January 2012

HORTUS And Critical Territories At The Architectural Association

January exhibitions at the AA – REVIEW There are two new exhibitions now showing at the Architectural Association: H.O.R.T.U.S. – an installation by ecoLogicStudio...

16 January 2012

Future Map and Benedict Drew At Zabludowicz

We review the January exhibitions at London’s Zabludowicz Collection Currently showing at the Zabludowicz Collection is ‘Future Map’ – a survey of the best...

13 January 2012

Ai Weiwei Urns Respect at V&A

Review of Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BC – AD 2010) at the V&A Having just been named third in Time...

12 January 2012

Damien Hirst Spot The Difference

Gagosian opens 11 simultaneous exhibitions of Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings internationally: we review the London offering Damien Hirst has been given a hard time...

15 December 2011

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Find Its Legs At ICA

The ICA is overflowing with young hopefuls eager to make waves; ArtLyst tests the water As Virginia Woolf claimed of books, perhaps so with...

9 December 2011

Anselm Kiefer Does His Magic at White Cube

White Cube Bermondsey stages UK’s largest ever Anselm Kiefer exhibition to great effect Almost three years after his last show at White Cube, and...

8 December 2011

Daniel Buren Earns His Stripes At Lisson Gallery

French Conceptual artist Daniel Buren returns to UK to remind us what all the fuss is about Daniel Buren: One Thing To Another brings...

8 December 2011

Haunch Of Venison Reveals Mystery Of Appearance

‘One knows that, by some accidental brushmarks, suddenly appearance comes in with a vividness that no accepted way of doing things would have brought...

7 December 2011

Lygia Pape Gets Due Recognition At Serpentine Retrospective

First major UK retrospective of late artist Lygia Pape opens at the Serpentine -Magnetized Space – firming up her reputation as the Mother of...

3 December 2011

Spanish Line At Courtauld More Siesta Than Fiesta

‘The Spanish Line: Drawings from Ribera to Picasso’ seeks to rehabilitate a much-maligned and ill-defined school of draughtsmanship, but ultimately disappoints Charting a development...

1 December 2011

Georg Karl Pfahler Retrospective At Maria Stenfors

  Exhibition devoted to Georg Karl Pfahler, the German representative of ‘Hard-Edge Painting’ – a style popularised by the likes of Ellsworth Kelly and...

29 November 2011

Scottish National Portrait Gallery Unveils New Face

  SNPG £17.6m restoration project breathes new life into prestigious collection ‘Ladies and Gentlemen, there are very many stories we would like to tell...

25 November 2011

Just How Different Is The Other Art Fair

In cutting out the middleman and helping artists sell directly to art buyers, does The Other Art Fair provide a real alternative to the...

25 November 2011

Louise Lawler And The Politics Of Space

Review of Louise Lawler’s No Drones at Sprüth Magers, her first solo show in the UK for four years Lawler’s photographs capture artworks in...

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...