Reviews

 

1 September 2016

Inside: Artangel Reimagines Reading Gaol As A 21st Century Art Gallery

Artangel has created what is likely to be the most thought-provoking exhibition of 2016. Known mostly for their solo projects, this is a rare...

25 August 2016

Marina Abramovic, Richard Long, And Dorothy Cross At Modern Art Oxford

‘It’s Me to the World’ is Modern Art Oxford’s fourth exhibition and iteration of KALEIDOSCOPE, a celebration of 50 years as an internationally acclaimed...

21 August 2016

Survival Strategy: Jesse Krimes Takes Prison Art To A Higher Level

Marking Time in America: The Prison Works (2009-2013) is not a summer curatorial flirtation with an artist just out of Grad School. Instead, the current show at...

18 August 2016

No Commission: South Bronx Waterfront Warehouse Plays Host To 36 Artists

In the midst of an August heat wave, art, music, and harmony presided over a South Bronx waterfront warehouse. After a huge success at Miami Art...

4 August 2016

Raqib Shaw: Krishna For The Rich White Cube Bermondsey – Edward Lucie-Smith

Raqib Shaw seems like one of those grandee artists who have suddenly appeared out of nowhere. That is, till you do a bit of research...

31 July 2016

Paul Carey Kent Picks The Best Exhibitions In London August 2016.

Now in London: Paul Carey Kent unlocks his choices of the best exhibitions in town in August 2016. Sam Lewitt and Lucy Raven: Wild...

31 July 2016

Marcus Harvey’s Turps Correspondence Course At Art Bermondsey Project Space

Art Bermondsey Project-Space is home to ‘Not One: But The Other’ until July 29th. The ten artists involved are part of Marcus Harvey’s Turps Correspondence Course. An online...

29 July 2016

Mark Wallinger: Recumbent Analysand Reflected In Mirrors Freud Museum London

A new installation by the Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger, curated by Natasha Hoare, opened last night at the Freud Museum in London. It explores self...

28 July 2016

Modern British Painting Abounds: The Hepworth Wakefield Summer 2016 Exhibition Roundup

At The Hepworth Wakefield, large light-filled gallery spaces more familiar with the wieldy steel sculpture of Anthony Caro or the oozing metamorphic wax and...

22 July 2016

Francis Bacon’s Controversial Yet Moving Late Drawings Exhibited In Trieste

I was recently in Trieste, for a small exhibition of drawings attributed to Francis Bacon. This can hardly be considered a review, as my links to...

20 July 2016

A Very British Ideal for Living Explored In New London Photography Exhibition

We want our country back! they cried An Ideal for Living is a new exhibition at Beetles and Huxley, London that explores how photographers have perceived class, culture...

19 July 2016

Must-See this Summer: Les Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles, France until 25 September

Leaving grey and depressed post-Brexit London to attend Les Rencontres photographiques d’Arles in south of France was a relief. The journey from London is fast and yet landing...

18 July 2016

Camberwell MA Arts Degree Shows 2016

This year’s Camberwell College of Arts Postgraduate Summer Show is taking place in Camberwell’s Wilson Road space. I actually think this space is a...

17 July 2016

Three Summer Shows in New York’s Chelsea You Shouldn’t Miss

There are many wonderful summer shows up right now in Chelsea, from group shows to solo exhibitions, sculpture to painting to mixed media; you...

16 July 2016

Carlo Carra Both A Revolutionary And A Conservative – Blain/Southern London

A number of the major commercial galleries in London now offer shows which are, in terms of interest and quality, very much on a level...

14 July 2016

Theaster Gates: Powerful Mid-Career Retrospective For Major African American Artist

There’s a prescient timeliness to “True Value” – a powerful mid career retrospective of artist, anthropologist, and activist Theaster Gates. This major black American artist is...

13 July 2016

What’s Up In Russia? Stop By London’s Pushkin House Cultural Centre

Few things are more confusing to the aficionado of contemporary art than the simple question ‘What’s going on in Russia?’ A current show, entitled Drawing: No Limits,...

13 July 2016

Liverpool Biennial Is The Place To Be For Art This Summer

The ninth edition of the Liverpool Biennial got off to an impressive start last weekend with a varied array of events and exhibitions to...

12 July 2016

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Unveiled For 2016 Liverpool Biennial

After a 30 year hiatus, the 2016 Bloomberg New Contemporaries has returned to the Bluecoat, Liverpool. The space works well with the installation heavy...

11 July 2016

David Hockney Yosemite Series: Digital Mischief In An Analogue World

Sly and obliquely, but also unmistakably, another Hockney show currently available in London, this time at Annely Juda Fine Art, the artist’s regular dealer, casts doubt...

9 July 2016

Greg Smith Explores Cross Section Between Art And Computer Science

New York – Greg Smith is not your run of the mill artist. Holding both a MFA from Hunter College and a PhD in Physics...

7 July 2016

Elizabeth Price: New Whitworth Exhibition Creates A Story Within A Dream

‘IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY’, the current central exhibition at the Whitworth, Manchester, is Elizabeth Price’s profusely original...

6 July 2016

Georgia O’Keeffe On My Mind Edward Lucie-Smith Surveys The Retrospective

Georgia O’Keeffe, now the subject of a large solo show just opened at Tate Modern, is a slightly odd case in the story of...

6 July 2016

London Art Exhibitions For July 2016 As Recommended By Paul Carey-Kent

Art critic Paul Carey-Kent gives Artlyst his recommendations for London Art Exhibitions around the Capital for July 2016. There are still a number of great things...

3 July 2016

RCA Photography Curiously Austere But Edgy At 2016 Degree Show

The work of this year’s RCA photography is curiously austere by the institution’s’ standards. Some of the work is so straight as to make...

1 July 2016

A Promenade Down The London Summer Art And Antiques Fair Corridor

Art and antique fairs are in full swing in London right now. On successive days I went to the VIP opening of Masterpiece, located...

30 June 2016

David Hockney Portraits: A Panoramic Glimpse Into The Life Of A National Treasure

David Hockney has, after a much reported domestic catastrophe in Bridlington – the untimely death of a young member of his entourage – returned to the...

30 June 2016

British Creative Flair Celebrated At Two Sonar Festival’s In Barcelona

Last week, Barcelona opened its door to the 22nd edition of Sónar Festival, welcoming an eclectic and international roster of talented artists and reaffirming its position...

24 June 2016

Maria Lassnig: Baconian Inevitability Lingers At Tate Liverpool

Artlyst has travelled to Tate Liverpool which is currently presenting the first UK retrospective of late Austrian artist Maria Lassnig in an exhibition that...

23 June 2016

FOUND: Cornelia Parker Curates Royal Academicians At The Foundling Museum

Artlyst has attended the Foundling Museum, London, currently presenting the exhibition ‘FOUND’ curated by Foundling Fellow and Royal Academician Cornelia Parker. The artist was...

20 June 2016

The Ruskin School Of Art Degree Show 2016: The Highlights

Artlyst has returned to the Ruskin School of Art, for the BFA and MFA exhibitions 2016, after investigating the school’s ‘Preliminaries’ exhibition, which highlighted...

19 June 2016

Art Basel And Manifesta 2016 Round- Up By Paul Carey Kent

Paul  Carey-Kent travels to Switzerland to visit Manifesta in Zurich and Art Basel 2016 ZURICH: MANIFESTA, PICABIA, DADA AND THE OVERLOOKED Maurizio Cattelan / Edith...