Reviews

 

6 March 2012

Serpentine Takes A Trip Down The Edgware Road

On The Edgware Road @ Serpentine Gallery – REVIEW This exhibition is the visual manifestation of work conducted under the aegis of the Edgware...

5 March 2012

Tracing Lines of Thought At Parasol Unit

Lines of Thought @ Parasol Unit – REVIEW ‘Lines of Thought’ is the current exhibition at Parasol Unit (that beautiful space in Angel with...

2 March 2012

Lost For (Weighted) Words At Zabludowicz

Weighted Words @ Zabludowicz Collection – REVIEW I have always been wary about the use of words in art. This philosophy follows the logic...

28 February 2012

Best New York Art Exhibitions Reviewed

Beatrix-Blaise Jacot takes a trip to Uptown 57th street, and gives the lowdown on what’s hot right now… A recent visit to New York...

27 February 2012

Alighiero Boetti Plays The Game At Tate Modern

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan @ Tate Modern – REVIEW Amid the flurry of spectacular publicity for the psychedelic hyped-up hyper show that is the...

27 February 2012

Lucian Freud More Intimately Revealed At Blain Southern

Lucian Freud: Drawings @ Blain/Southern – REVIEW ‘Everything is autobiographical. Everything is a portrait’ Freud claimed of his own work. Yet the National Portrait...

23 February 2012

Explaining The Fourth Plinth Rocking Horse

  New Fourth Plinth sculpture by Elmgreen & Dragset unveiled today by Joanna Lumley; but what does it all mean? The new artwork to...

22 February 2012

Seeing Inside Yayoi Kusama At Victoria Miro

Yayoi Kusama: New Paintings @ Victoria Miro – REVIEW To coincide with the major retrospective of Yayoi Kusama’s work currently showing at Tate Modern,...

21 February 2012

Jeremy Deller Rejoices In People At Hayward

Jeremy Deller: Joy in People @ Hayward Gallery – REVIEW Joy in People is the world’s first retrospective of Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller...

17 February 2012

Rupert Goldsworthy & Mark Stewart Naturally Collaborative Counter-Cultural Figures

Paul Carey-Kent Reviews ‘I AM THE LAW’ at Ritter/Zamet, London: 18 Jan – 31 March 2012  This show brings together two naturally collaborative counter-cultural...

15 February 2012

Mondrian And Nicholson Square Up At Courtauld

Mondrian//Nicholson: In Parallel @ Courtauld Gallery – REVIEW The two modernist painters Piet Mondrian – one of world’s most celebrated 20th century artists –,...

13 February 2012

Tate Picasso Exhibition Gives Us Moore

Picasso & Modern British Art @ Tate Britain – REVIEW It pays to be a little wary of the ‘[artist] and [category].’ exhibition format,...

9 February 2012

Curators Of The Future Stage Major Courtauld Exhibition

East Wing X: Material Matters @ Courtauld Institute of Art – REVIEW Every other year, coming on for two decades, the Courtauld Institute of...

8 February 2012

Lucian Freud Bares All At National Portrait Gallery

Blockbuster Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition opens at the National Portrait Gallery, tracing a life-time’s encounter with human flesh The press view for Lucian Freud’s exhibition...

7 February 2012

Spotting Yayoi Kusama At Tate Modern Retrospective

Major retrospective for Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern reveals fundamental continuity behind the dazzling diversity of a six decade career ‘This is the press...

6 February 2012

Take A Chance On James Ferris At Limoncello

James Ferris: 5050 @ Limoncello – INTERVIEW & REVIEW So here’s a novel idea: an exhibition of 100 paintings, with the first work to...

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...