Reviews

 

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...

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...