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News

18 December 2018

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Anglo-Saxon Pendant Voted Britain’s favourite In Art Fund’s 2018 Poll

The winner of the UK's most popular acquisition in 2018 is an Anglo-Saxon gold pendant, found in Winfarthing, Norfolk and purchased by Norwich Castle...

17 December 2018

Manifesta 13 Director Hedwig Fijen Announces Team For Marseille Event

A new artistic team has been selected for Manifesta 13 which takes place in Marseille in 2020 by Director of Manifesta, Hedwig Fijen.

14 December 2018

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Art Accepted For Nation Through Cultural Gifts Scheme Down By A Third

Arts Council England has published the 2017/18 Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu annual report which shows that in the last year, 42...

11 December 2018

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Olafur Eliasson: Melting Ice Blocks Herald Impending Climate Change Catastrophe

The highly anticipated launch of Ice Watch Olafur Eliasson's global installation project, highlighting the catastrophic consequences of climate change was unveiled at Tate Modern...

10 December 2018

Ai Weiwei Creates Flag To Mark 70th Anniversary Universal Human Rights Declaration

The decedent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10 December 2018

Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 What The Galleries Said – Artlyst Report

Art Basel's 17th edition in Miami Beach concluded with strong and consistent sales across all levels of the market.

7 December 2018

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Living Coral Unveiled As Pantone Colour Of The Year 2019

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral has been selected as the institution's colour of the year.

6 December 2018

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Pussy Riot: Russia Ordered To Pay $55,000 For Human Rights Violations

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the Russian Government in the case of Punk activist band Pussy Riot, whose members include...

6 December 2018

Anish Kapoor Lawsuit Victory As NRA Remove Cloud Gate Footage

The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has won his battle to remove footage of his iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago from a...

4 December 2018

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Charlotte Prodger Wins Turner Prize Videodrone-A-Thon 2018

This year's Turner Prize winner 2018 has been awarded to Charlotte Prodger a Glasgow-based video artist whose work deals with identity and place. She was...

30 November 2018

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Robert Morris Pioneer Of Minimalism Dies Age 87

Robert Morris, who died this week was a highly influential American sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. He was regarded as one of the most...

29 November 2018

Historical Vincent van Gogh Photograph Is Actually His Brother Theo

Experts have revealed that a photograph long thought to be of the 13-year-old Vincent van Gogh is actually a portrait of his brother Theo...

28 November 2018

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Innovative Arts Hub Offers New Venue For Mid-Level Galleries – Georgina Adam

Much has been written recently about the problems of the mid-level gallery, and indeed the roll-call of spaces that have closed in the last...

21 November 2018

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Nicholas Serota Quits Ben Uri Advisory Panel Over Collection Deaccession

We reported 0n 30th October that the Ben Uri Gallery trustees had decided to de-access around 700 artworks, in order to fund wider plans...

15 November 2018

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Cerith Wyn Evans Wins The Second Hepworth Prize For Sculpture

Cerith Wyn Evans has won The Hepworth Prize For Sculpture now in its second edition. This year’s shortlisted artists were Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum,...

14 November 2018

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Michel Comte Multimedia Arctic Installation Commissioned By Wavelength Foundation

Responding to an international call to the global arts and culture community, acclaimed artist and photographer Michel Comte will be the first high-profile artist...

13 November 2018

Rijksmuseum Marks 350th Anniversary of Rembrandt’s Death With New Exhibition

Rijksmuseum marks the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death in 2019 with ‘Year of Rembrandt’. The year-long celebration opens with All the Rembrandts (15 February...

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...

23 September 2018

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Turner Prize 2018 – This Year’s Exhibition In Photos

The balmy Summer has been gobbled up by a new cooler season which promises to excite and challenge our sensibilities.

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Reviews

17 December 2018

Edwin Landseer The Return Of A Moralistically Empathetic Artist – Edward Lucie-Smith

How times have changed! And how much they haven’t! A small but telling display of work by the celebrated Victorian artist Sir Edwin Landseer,...

15 December 2018

Bloomberg New Contemporaries South London Gallery – Review – Jude Cowan Montague

I confess straight away that I didn't have as much time as I would have liked to spend on this exhibition. It has a...

12 December 2018

Plaster Casters: Victoria & Albert Museum Cast Courts Reopen – Edward Lucie-Smith

The full re-opening of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Cast Courts occurs at an apposite moment.

10 December 2018

Richard Long: The Tide is High – Edward Lucie-Smith

There can be no doubt that Richard Long is one of the giants of British art. Or so a very impressive curriculum vitae would...

6 December 2018

Tomas Saraceno: On Air – Palais de Tokyo Paris – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Tomas Saraceno “On Air” an exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo is definitely one of the most extraordinary exhibitions I have ever seen. A...

4 December 2018

Chiharu Shiota:  Immersive Elegant Scarlet Threads – Blain|Southern – Edward Lucie-Smith

Today London’s official art world is full of enthusiasm for so-called ‘minority art’, made by artists of guaranteed ‘minority origin’. On the whole, however,...

2 December 2018

Five Academicians: Glasgow Print Studio – Clare Henry 

You have to be reasonably senior to be an Academician of any sort. Put five together? The result is an exciting and extremely varied...

29 November 2018

Fernand Léger A Mechanical Visual Language – Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

It was captivating to see the Fernand Léger exhibition (until 17 March 2019) at Tate Liverpool.

28 November 2018

Robert Rauschenberg Light-Hearted Works With Serious Meaning – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Robert Rauschenberg show Spreads: 1975-83 just opened at Thaddaeus Ropac here in London comes complete with a museum-worthy hardcover catalogue, and is indeed,...

26 November 2018

Gordon Matta Clark: The Chaos Of The 1970s – Edward Lucie-Smith

Gordon Matta Clark died quite some time ago now – in August 1978. And he died quite young, aged only 35. However, like a...

18 November 2018

Hilma af Klint: Paintings For The Future – Guggenheim Museum NY – Ilka Scobie

Hilma af Klint’s abstract paintings first dazzled me when I encountered her work in the 2013 Venice Bienalle.

14 November 2018

Alex Katz And Richard Smith Two Current London Exhibitions – Edward Lucie-Smith

Despite its title, Coca-Cola Girls, Alex Katz’s new show at Timothy Taylor doesn’t really belong in the realm of Pop Art. It does, however,...

11 November 2018

Mantegna and Bellini In Presence of the Triumphs – National Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

This exhibition at the National Gallery is a landmark event. It brings together a rich selection of paintings, and some drawings, by two of...

10 November 2018

Peter Howson: The play is over – Flowers Gallery – Revd Jonathan Evens

‘Life-destroyer’, ‘get lost’, ‘monkeys’, ‘in bad faith’, ‘malediction’, ‘concealed dungeon’, ‘poison head’, ‘parasite’, ‘disenchantment’, ‘lechery’. The titles of Peter Howson's latest work, in translation...

6 November 2018

Lorenzo Lotto Metaphors Through Gestures And Symbols – Edward Lucie-Smith

Tucked away in a group of spaces on the gloomy ground floor of the National Gallery is a superb exhibition that seems likely to...

5 November 2018

Modern Couples Shaped By The Society Of Their Time – Barbican – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Modern Couples show currently at the Barbican has eyes slightly too big for its own – or at any rate for my stomach....

31 October 2018

Klimt And Schiele: Naked Social Disruption – Royal Academy – Edward Lucie-Smith

The R.A.’s show of drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, almost all of them loaned by the Albertina Museum in Vienna, arrives at...

27 October 2018

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William Hunter: Anatomy of the Modern Museum – Clare Henry 

Celebrating the tercentenary of Glasgow University Hunterian founder, Dr. William Hunter obviously calls for a significant exhibition. This impressive memorable display, immaculately presented, is organised by...

25 October 2018

Edward Burne-Jones Erotic And The Androgynous Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

I have various reasons for being interested in Edward Burne-Jones. Some are purely personal. For example, I happen to live in the area of...

9 October 2018

Anni Albers Weaves Her Way Into Art History – Tate Modern

Anni Albers is quite frankly a peculiar artist for Tate Modern to devote an entire solo exhibition.

1 October 2018

Oceania Royal Academy A Lasting Air Of Strangeness – Edward Lucie-Smith

Oceania, Royal Academy: To some extent, our ideas about what we call ‘primitive’ or ‘tribal’ art are still formed by what we have learned,...

1 October 2018

Space Shifters Hayward Gallery An Object Lesson In Contemporary Disorientation – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Space Shifters show at the Hayward lives up to its title, often in ways you don’t quite expect. This, in spite of the...

24 September 2018

Turner Prize Smug-Fest Crashes And Bores – Edward Lucie-Smith

Before I go any further, let me note that, on the very day this iteration of the annual Turner Prize exhibition was revealed to...

7 August 2018

Magic Realism: Objectivity In Weimar – Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Magic Realism Art In Weimar Germany 1919-33 show that just opened at Tate Modern is a welcome addition to what you can see at...

Previews

17 December 2018

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London Art Fair Returns For 2019 Bumper Edition

The London Art Fair 2019 (LAF) returns to the capital from 16-20 January to obliterate the winter blues and give us a boost of...

16 December 2018

John Baldessari Launches Brain/Cloud Installation At Marian Goodman London

John Baldessari has launched Brain/Cloud (Two Views): with Palm Tree and Seascape, 2009, a monumental sculptural installation at Marian Goodman Gallery London.

13 December 2018

Tracey Emin: A Fortnight of Tears – New Exhibition Announced By White Cube

Tracey Emin has a new show titled 'A Fortnight of Tears' opening in early 2019 at White Cube Bermondsey.

5 December 2018

Kenny Hunter A Memorial to War & Reconciliation – Clare Henry

With almost 30 public art commissions to his name, Kenny Hunter is used to collaboration.

2 December 2018

Guido Guidi: Per Strada Flowers Gallery London – Revd Jonathan Evens

The micro and the macro can be contrasted through exhibitions of photography at the Large Glass and Flowers Galleries.

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.

20 November 2018

Diane Arbus The Formative Years New Hayward Exhibition Announced

The Hayward Gallery is to celebrate the early work of the American photographer Diane Arbus with a new exhibition of her work. Diane Arbus:...

13 November 2018

Michael Craig-Martin Royal Academy Collaboration Announced For Windsor Vero Beach

The iconic British artist Michael Craig-Martin will present an exhibition of painting, sculpture and prints at The Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida, opening...

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.

15 October 2018

J. B. Blunk: Taking On The Immediate Natural World – Jude Cowan Montague

'My way of working, the core of all my sculpture, is a theme, the soul of the piece. Sometimes it is evoked by the...

24 September 2018

Second Hepworth Prize For Sculpture Exhibition Unveiled In October

In October 2018 the Hepworth Wakefield launches the second Hepworth Prize Sculpture exhibition. This year's shortlisted artists are Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Phillip Lai,...

3 September 2018

Gormley – Barlow And Viola To Spearhead Royal Academy’s 2019 Exhibition Programme

The Royal Academy has announced their exhibition programme for 2019 and it's a force to be reckoned with.

 

Features

14 December 2018

Christmas in London Museum Guide 2018 – What’s Open, What’s Closed

For the 2018 Christmas holiday period, Artlyst has produced a helpful guide to the closing times of the major London museums and galleries. 

8 December 2018

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Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker On The Legacy Of ArtWay – Revd Jonathan Evens

Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker is editor-in-chief of ArtWay, a website which seeks to stimulate reflection on the role of images in church and open up the...

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.

29 November 2018

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Your Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 Everything Guide – Artlyst

The 17th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 takes place in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Centre from 6-9 December 2018

27 November 2018

Tereza Buskova Chad Vale Primary School Birmingham Art Club – Jude Cowan Montague

Tereza Buskova has been running art workshops with the students at Chad Vale Primary since November 2017, and the results are strong and bristling...

26 November 2018

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Peter Howson Artlyst interview – Revd Jonathan Evens

A central member of the group of young artists to emerge from the Glasgow School of Art during the 1980s dubbed the New Glasgow...

24 November 2018

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A Conversation With French Collector Thierry Forien – Paris Photo 2018 – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Thierry Forien is a collector of Contemporary Art, Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo. He is on the board of Thalie Art...

12 November 2018

Annely Juda Celebrates 50 Years – A Recollection by Marina Vaizey

In Praise of the Art Shop - Marina Vaizey looks back on 50 years of the Annely Juda gallery.

8 November 2018

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The Only Word Is Art – Michael Petry Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Michael Petry is a visual artist whose works often leads him to write about the topics of his artistic attention.

25 October 2018

Mario Merz – HangarBicocca: Nomadic Bodies In Synchronous Orbits – Paul Black

Artlyst has visited Pirelli HangarBicocca Milan, which is currently presenting the iconic igloos of the late Mario Merz

22 October 2018

Katharina Grosse Interview – Grand Palais FIAC 2018 – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Artist Katharina Grosse is the Gagosian guest of honour at the FIAC this 2018

14 October 2018

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Sarah Lucas: A Walk On NY’s Wild Side – Ilka Scobie

“We need her work now more than ever,” Lisa Philips, the New Museum director stated, she continued, “We hope jaws will drop with this...

7 October 2018

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Bruegel The Painter Who Painted Things That Couldn’t Be Painted

Few painters have fascinated and enthralled over the centuries as much as Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525/30‒1569) Now, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna...

27 September 2018

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Elmgreen & Dragset Turn Whitechapel Gallery Into Derelict Swimming Pool

Elmgreen & Dragset have transformed the ground floor exhibition space at The Whitechapel Gallery into a disused municipal swimming pool complete with cracked tiles,...

 

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