News

20 April 2019

Spencer Tunick Nude Installations Take On Facebook and Instagram Censorship

The Body Installation artist Spencer Tunick has staged more than 75 large-scale installations using hundreds or thousands of nude participants in urban and natural...

20 April 2019

Rare Modigliani Limestone Sculpture To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

Christie’s NY is to offer a rare Amedeo Modigliani’s limestone sculpture, Tête, carved circa 1911-1912, in its New York Evening Sale of Impressionist and...

16 April 2019

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Elton John and David Furnish Donate Photography Gallery To V&A

The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Elton John and David Furnish to improve public access to photography.

15 April 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral Badly Damaged by Raging Fire

A catastrophic fire has destroyed the main roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The fire broke out at 5:50 pm local...

15 April 2019

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Sackler: A Family Divided – Dame Jillian Sackler Speaks Out

Dame Jillian Sackler, third wife of the late Arthur Sackler has defended her branch of the family's philanthropic donations with a statement to the...

11 April 2019

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Claude Lalanne Fantastical Sculptor And Designer Dies Aged 93

Claude Lalanne best-known for her Surrealist inspired sculptures and Neo-Art-Nouveau bronze furniture and jewelry depicting flowers and playful animals has died in Fontainebleau, at...

10 April 2019

Emil Nolde: Contradictions of A Degenerate Artist And Nazi Sympathiser

Emil Nolde (1867–1956) was arguably one of the best known “degenerate artists” working in Germany at the time of the Third Reich. No other...

8 April 2019

Anthony d’Offay Resumes Tate And NGS Relationship After Me-Too Case Evaporates

The British art dealer, Anthony d’Offay, who was 'me-tooed' last year by three former colleagues, has been reinstated as an adviser to the Artist...

8 April 2019

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Yinka Shonibare British Library Installation Acquired By Tate

Tate has announced that it has acquired the installation 'The British Library' by Yinka Shonibare CBE.

7 April 2019

Grayson Perry Brexit Vases Go On Display At V&A

Grayson Perry's timely pair of vases depicting Brexit, one leave the other remain go on permanent display in the V&A’s Ceramics Galleries from today.

Jimmie Durham Receives 58th Venice Biennale Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award

Jimmie Durham has been announced the recipient of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di...

4 April 2019

Has Art On Instagram Reached Saturation Point – Hiscox Releases 2019 Report

The Hiscox online art trade report 2019 was released this week and besides revealing some very discouraging growth figures it has explored the indeterminate...

3 April 2019

Anish Kapoor Creates The Ultimate Brexit Artwork

Anish Kapoor has created a new work titled 'A Brexit, A Broxit, We All Fall Down'. The work depicts an open wound representing the...

2 April 2019

Ralph Rugoff And Aaron Cezar Announce Performance Programme For 58TH Venice Biennale

A series of dynamic performances have been announced for the opening week and final weekend of the 58th Venice Biennale of Art.

27 March 2019

Tate Modern Tops Visitor Attraction List For First Time

The public has chosen Tate Modern over the British Museum for the first time since records began. The UK's most popular visitor attractions' list...

26 March 2019

Jerwood Gallery To Rebrand As Hastings Contemporary

The Jerwood Gallery in Hastings is to relaunch as Hastings Contemporary: Independent gallery for the South East on 6th July with a major presentation...

20 March 2019

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Art And Money Laundering Why The Global Art Market Needs Regulation

High-end art, antiquities, and antiques have become more and more attractive to money launders says, Peter D. Hardy a partner at Ballard Spahr, writing...

17 March 2019

Gavin Turk Unveils The world’s Largest Giant Egg Collaboration

Just in time for Easter, the sensational/YBA artist Gavin Turk has unveiled an ambitious new project in collaboration with Photo London, Somerset House, and...

11 March 2019

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Kara Walker To Create Next Hyundai Commission At Tate Modern

The African American Artist Kara Walker has been selected to create the next annual Hyundai Commission at Tate Modern.

9 March 2019

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58th Venice Biennale Announces Invited Artists & Collateral Events

The 58th International Art Exhibition held at the Giardini and Arsenale in Venice from Saturday 11 May until Sunday 24 November 2019 will be...

12 February 2019

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Fatos Ustek Appointed Director Of Liverpool Biennial

Fatoş Üstek has been appointed as the new Director of Liverpool Biennial.

30 October 2018

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Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2018 – Celebrating Artists And Art Professionals

The Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2018, now in its 8th edition is a celebration of artists and art professionals who have made a difference...

 

Reviews

16 April 2019

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Sean Scully National Gallery – Rembrandt and Now Gagosian – Edward Lucie-Smith

At first glance, the Sean Scully show that just opened at the National Gallery in London couldn’t be more different from the exhibition not...

14 April 2019

Raqib Shaw Landscapes Of Kashmir – Pace NY – Ilka Scobie

Kashmiri born, London based Raqib Shaw has created his first dazzlingly immersive and multicultural landscape series.

13 April 2019

Richter and Snyder Two London Spring Exhibitions – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Gerhard Richter show currently in the smaller of Gagosian’s three London galleries is maybe best described as “a bit of a tease”.

11 April 2019

Edvard Munch: Ibsenian Imagery And Isolation – Edward Lucie-Smith

A new exhibition of work by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch now at the British Museum claims to be the biggest ever devoted to...

11 April 2019

Johan Van Mullem – Unit London – Oliver Malin

Unit London & their emergence as a leading gallery brand on Instagram, (355K people can’t be that wrong?) are a serious force to be...

1 April 2019

Woman Artist Filmmakers Takeover FACT Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz 

FACT Liverpool: Erika Beckman’s film, ‘Cinderella’ created in 1986 is a strange slip of time. I was quite intrigued by the film. At first,...

28 March 2019

Vincent Van Gogh His Very British Legacy – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tate Britain has one very good reason to offer us a Vincent Van Gogh show, which is that it is sure to raise attendances...

27 March 2019

Sorolla: National Gallery And Mike Nelson – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

Two shows have just opened at major London institutions –Sorolla at the National Gallery and Mike Nelson at Tate Britain. Different as they are, they...

27 March 2019

Anne Imhof: The World As A Durational Techno Sex Performance

After catching only the last few moments of the atmospheric Faust (2017) at the 57th Venice Biennale, I was excited to discover that Anne...

26 March 2019

Liliane Tomasko: Mapping The Human Psyche – Kerlin Gallery Dublin

In Liliane Tomasko’s current exhibition at Kerlin Gallery, the veil between the conscious and unconscious world is swept away.

17 March 2019

David Salle, Martin Parr and William Monk Kick Off The Spring Gallery Season – Edward Lucie-Smith

The London exhibition scene is currently so enamoured with dead avant-gardists that it was a pleasure to see work by the well-established American artist...

14 March 2019

Dead Artists Abound In New London Art Exhibitions – Edward Lucie-Smith

At the moment Tate Modern offers retrospective exhibitions of three very different artists – Bonnard (French), Franz West (Austrian) and Dorothea Tanning (American).

11 March 2019

Jeff Koons: Inflated Banality With An Impenetrable Surface – The Ashmolean – Paul Black

Jeff Koons has brought his blingy kitsch to the world's oldest public gallery. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is presenting the master of hollow...

9 March 2019

Henry Moore Helmet Heads Historic Armour And Modernism – Jude Cowan Montague

Henry Moore Helmet Heads: As an etcher, I have a long term interest in armour as one of the early applications of the process....

2 March 2019

The Renaissance Nude Exposed – Royal Academy – Edward Lucie-Smith

The RA’s new exhibition The Renaissance Nude, upstairs in the Sackler Wing of Burlington House, tackles an ambitious theme – the portrayal of the...

2 March 2019

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Dorothea Tanning The Doors of Perception – Tate Modern – Jude Cowan Montague

Dorothea Tanning is the artist, face hidden to me back then, who drew and painted a short series of paintings that I have loved...

27 February 2019

Franz West: Tate Modern And David Zwirner London – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Franz West show at Tate Modern, with a smaller spin-off at the London branch of Zwirner, the late artist’s long-time dealer, presents the...

23 February 2019

Diane Arbus Street Of Secrets – Hayward Gallery – Sue Hubbard

My favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been’ wrote the photographer Diane Arbus, the poor little rich Jewish girl who walked on...

21 February 2019

Phyllida Barlow vs Elizabethan Treasures – Edward Lucie-Smith

Phyllida Barlow has long been one of the heroines of the professional contemporary art establishment here in Britain

20 February 2019

Don McCullin A Major Retrospective – Tate Britain – Jude Cowan Montague

A major retrospective of the war photographer Don McCullin at Tate Britain showcases his images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria alongside...

16 February 2019

All the Rembrandts Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Sue Hubbard

With his Bob Dylan mop of curls and pug nose, he looks every inch the rebellious teenager that he was.

7 February 2019

Tracey Emin: Personal Real And Imaginative – Jude Cowan Montague

I visited the white, white cube for the Emin show a day after the people-jammed preview opening. I'm a little allergic to crowds so...

21 January 2019

Pierre Bonnard: A French Painter Carrying Forward A Great Inheritance – Edward Lucie-Smith

Bonnard was one of those betwixt and between artists, part of the Modern Movement

Previews

13 April 2019

Visionary Cities: Michael Takeo Magruder – British Library – Revd Jonathan Evens

The New Jerusalem, the visionary city, imagined in the Book of Revelation as the eternal environment for redeemed humanity, provided the initial inspiration for...

Grayson Perry Donates Brexit Head To Raise Funds For Terrence Higgins Trust

Grayson Perry has donated a work of art to raise funds for the leading HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust.

Antony Gormley Celebrated With Royal Academy Solo Show

In September 2019, the Royal Academy of Arts will present a solo exhibition of the internationally acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley (b. 1950), the...

7 April 2019

The M Word – Motherhood And Maternal Mental Health Explored

The M Word exhibition is curated by local Artist and mother of three, Amy Dignam is a visual and material representation of concepts that...

2 April 2019

Queer Spaces: New Whitechapel Gallery Exhibition Opens

Over half of London’s LGBTQ+ venues closed between 2006 and 2016 New exhibition explores queer spaces through contemporary artworks and rare archival material. It...

30 March 2019

Vout-O-Reenees Host Art Auction To Raise Awareness On Knife  Crime

After the fire in Grenfell Tower happened, the arts club Vout-O-Reenees, in London’s East End, decided to raise money to help pay for therapy...

27 March 2019

Radical London Art Fair Endorsed By Banksy Call For Submissions

The world’s largest arms fair will quietly set up shop in London, In September 2019. It will sell weapons and tools of torture to...

20 March 2019

Four Artists Brought Together For New Freelands Foundation Exhibition

The Freelands Foundation is presenting Fault Lines, a group exhibition curated by Edward Ball, Freelands Artist Programme Curator. The show brings together four UK-based...

12 March 2019

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Leigh Bowery Celebrated In Photos By Fergus Greer At Michael Hoppen Gallery

Leigh Bowery (1961-1994) was one of the worlds' most influential cult figures, performance artists, fashion designers, nightclub proprietors and art objects, in the 1980s...

6 March 2019

New Sean Scully Show Announced For 58th Venice Biennale

The Irish/American painter Sean Scully will be presenting Human: an exhibition of recent works and new, unseen pieces at the Basilica of San Giorgio...

14 February 2019

Leonardo: 500th Anniversary Marked With UK Tour – Clare Henry

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo’s death a once-in-a-lifetime occasion: a series of his very beautiful drawings displayed simultaneously in 12 cities across...

19 December 2018

Tate Announces New Exhibition Dedicated To Women Artists In Britain

A new display dedicated to women artists working in Britain over the past 60 years will open in April 2019.

27 November 2018

Bridget Riley: Comprehensive New Exhibition Announced By Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery is to present a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of the celebrated British artist, Bridget Riley.

12 November 2018

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Major Keith Haring Exhibition For Tate Liverpool In June 2019

Looks like Tate Liverpool has once again trumped (if that word is still acceptable) Tate Modern or in fact all of the major London Galleries...

24 October 2018

Lee Krasner Breathes Colour Into The Barbican This Spring

The first retrospective exhibition in Europe of Lee Krasner for over 50 years is opening in May 2019 at the Barbican.

 

Features

20 April 2019

58th Venice Biennale Collateral Events Guide – Artlyst

Outside of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice Biennale, there is an overwhelming abundance of other exhibitions and events....

17 April 2019

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Dale Chihuly: His Stunning Return To Kew After Thirteen Years

Dale Chihuly is known for transforming the Studio Glass movement and elevating the possibilities of glass as a medium for fine art.

17 April 2019

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Art Cologne: The First Contemporary Art fair – Paul Carey-Kent

Art Cologne 2019 Report – founded in 1967 and so the first of the modern-style art fairs – had a lean time in the...

Hong Kong: Art Basel to Chungking Mansion – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

There is no doubt Hong Kong is becoming one of the leading destinations for art lovers, collectors, curators and art professionals in general.

7 April 2019

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Renzo Piano’s Landmark Spacecraft Defines The Academy Museum LA

The Academy Museum which is set to launch in Autumn 2019 will be the go-to institution dedicated to the art and science of film....

6 April 2019

Animal Art: Practitioners Cultivating Interspecies Perspectives – Jude Cowan Montague

A current wave of artists are exploring internationalism and interspecies relationships in order to find ways of relating to the environment and to generate...

6 April 2019

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Van Gogh’s Religious Journey Around London – Revd Jonathan Evens

Vincent van Gogh arrived in Britain as a young trainee art dealer who then had a spell as a teacher before leaving Britain to...

3 April 2019

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British Culture Like UK Politics Reaches A Crisis Point – Edward Lucie-Smith

Just recently Tate Modern was named as Britain’s most popular tourist attraction: 5.9 visitors went to the gallery last year. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it...

1 April 2019

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Recommended London Art Exhibitions April 2019 – Paul Carey-Kent

Shows To See: Up Now in London: Paul Carey-Kent gives us his focus on the London galleries and what to see for April 2019.

2 March 2019

Empire II Video Installation Travels to Mexico for Museum Show

Empire II finally lands in Mexico, for an expansive museum show at Maco, Oaxaca, before heading to its final screening destination at 58th Venice...

27 February 2019

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Mexico City – Visual Arts’ New Berlin – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

When I landed in Mexico City to attend the Artweek earlier in February, I was not sure what to expect. Apparently, for the past...

17 February 2019

How To Become an Independent Curator Sarah Sparkes Explains

I am an Artist Curator. I also teach the short course 'How To Become an Independent Curator' at Central St Martins, University of the...

17 February 2019

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Bosco Sodi Brick By Brick – Interview Zoltan Alexander

One of my favourite galleries Blain Southern presented at the time the first exhibition of renowned Brooklyn based Mexican artist, Bosco Sodi.

16 February 2019

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Frieze LA Week Art, Mud And Rain – Paul Carter Robinson

Day One Frieze LA: Rain! Some things are just out of our control. This was torrential rain sheets of water like you see in...

28 January 2019

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Jock McFadyen Reveals His Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Vision – Sue Hubbard Interview

Jock is late for our meeting in the Academicians Room at the RA. Very late. He was stuck on a bus. I’ve known him...

29 December 2018

London Art Exhibitions Preview A Month By Month Guide 2019

Here's a month by month guide to the highlights of the year's exhibitions at the major museums and art galleries.

3 December 2018

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Kelly Grovier On 57 Ways Of Seeing Art – Interview Sara Faith

Kelly Grovier discusses his new book A New Way of Seeing: The History of Art in 57 Works with Sara Faith.

 

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