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News

12 November 2019

Steve McQueen Unveils Year 3 Project At Tate Britain

Steve McQueen the Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker has together with Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction, launched an ambitious project using...

8 November 2019

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£250k Sotheby’s Prize Shared By Two Brazilian Exhibition Projects

Sotheby's has announced the winners of the 2019 Sotheby's Prize, which, in its third year, continues to celebrate curatorial excellence and champion the work...

7 November 2019

Charlotte Salomon: An Auschwitz Victim’s Personal Painted Narrative

This is an extraordinary exhibition by a talented artist who has long been championed in international circles. Charlotte Salomon was born to a middle-class...

7 November 2019

Conrad Shawcross Unveils New Public Sculpture At Chelsea Barracks

A new public sculpture by the British sculptor, Conrad Shawcross RA, was unveiled today at Chelsea Barracks. This marks the first artwork to be...

6 November 2019

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Turner Prize To Be Presented By British Vogue’s Edward Enninful

This year's year's Turner Prize will be presented by the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful OBE, in Margate on Tuesday 3 December 2019. 

2 November 2019

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Tutankhamun: Raiding The Tomb At The Saatchi Gallery – Edward Lucie-Smith

As a child in Jamaica, where there are no archaeological museums of any kind, I fell in love with this long-ago Egyptian pharaoh. I...

2 November 2019

Roundhouse Refuses Sackler £1m Donation

The Roundhouse in London is to continue to use the controversial Sackler family signage on the theatre patron's wall even though they have refused...

31 October 2019

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Parasol Unit To Close London Gallery

The Parasol Unit has announced that they will be closing their Wharf Rd gallery space in East London next year.

28 October 2019

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How Wheelchair Friendly Are London Commercial Galleries? – David Lock Investigates

As a wheelchair user, I wanted to write a piece about what it's like for a disabled person visiting commercial galleries in London.

25 October 2019

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Richard Baker Wins £10,000 HIX Award 2019

Richard Baker has been named the winner of the £10k 2019 Hix award. He soared over the other fourteen shortlisted artists chosen from over...

24 October 2019

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Yayoi Kusama Designs Art Balloon For Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Yayoi Kusama, The world-renowned Japanese artist, has designed a balloon for this year's iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

21 October 2019

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Export Ban For Joseph Wright Of Derby Two Boys With A Bladder 

An export bar on Joseph Wright of Derby’s ‘Two Boys with a Bladder’ has been placed on the recommendation of Arts Minister Helen Whately....

21 October 2019

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Historic Muybridge Collection Returns To His Hometown Kingston 

A highly important collection of work by pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge is to be brought back to his home town thanks to a partnership...

13 October 2019

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Max Mara Art Prize for Women 8th Edition Announces Shortlist

The Whitechapel Gallery, Collezione Maramotti and Max Mara have announced the five shortlisted artists for the 8th edition of the Max Mara Art Prize...

7 October 2019

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All Change: Tim Marlow Resigns As Royal Academy Art Director

Last week Christopher Le Brun announced he was stepping down as President of the Royal Academy and this week Tim Marlow the highly regarded...

1 October 2019

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An Appreciation of the Life and Work of Susan Hiller – Sue Hubbard

On my way to Tate Modern in the rain, last night, I smiled, thinking just how much Susan Hiller would have liked that there...

1 October 2019

V&A Marks 500th Anniversary Of Raphael’s Death With Refurbished Cartoon Court

The V&A will mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death by transforming the way museum visitors experience the highly important Raphael Cartoons, loaned to...

28 September 2019

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Turner Prize Plus Margate Now Festival Consolidates Seaside Town’s Art Credentials

I've watched Margate grow as a cultural hub since the launch of the Turner Contemporary Gallery in 2011.

27 September 2019

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Tacita Dean Awarded Government Art Collection/Outset Commission

The multidisciplinary artist Tacita Dean has been awarded the Robson Orr TenTen Award 2019 by the Government Art Collection (GAC).

26 September 2019

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Brexit Party Appropriates Antony Gormley’s Angel Of The North For Video 

The Brexit Party has appropriated an image of Antony Gormley’s Angel Of The North in a party political broadcast. This is a clear misuse...

26 September 2019

Christopher Le Brun Royal Academy President To Step Down

Christopher Le Brun will step down as President of the Royal Academy of Arts in December 2019 after serving for eight years.

22 September 2019

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School of Paris Rendez-Vous at Louvre Abu Dhabi – Paul Carter Robinson

The influx of immigrants into any vernacular urban culture has always been a gamechanger, and there is no better example than Paris at the...

19 September 2019

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New Contemporaries Mark 70 Years Promoting The UK’s Best Emerging Art

Bloomberg New Contemporaries which has recently opened their 2019 edition at Leeds Art Gallery is a must-see exhibition for those trying to keep their...

14 September 2019

Gold Toilet By Maurizio Cattelan Stolen From Blenheim Palace

Maurizio Cattelan's infamous solid 18-carat gold sculpture of a toilet has been stolen from his exhibition at Blenheim Palace.  Thames Valley Police said that...

10 September 2019

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Robert Frank: Beat Generation Photographer Dead at 94

One of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century, Robert Frank, (November 9, 1924 – September 9, 2019) has died at the age of 94....

29 August 2019

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Ai Weiwei To Take Up Residence In The UK

The dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has decided to take up residence in the UK. By swapping Berlin for Britain, Mr Ai is giving the UK...

28 July 2019

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V&A Acquires Extinction Rebellion Graphic Design Archive

The V&A has acquired a series of work exploring the design identity of Extinction Rebellion (XR) – a global activist group calling for urgent...

17 July 2019

Tate Directors Make A Stand On Climate Change

The directors of Tate have come out emphatically declaring a climate emergency. In a letter dated today, the organisation hopes to spread the word...

1 May 2019

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Diverse Turner Prize 2019 Tate Britain Announces Nominees

The four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2019 have been announced at Tate Britain today.

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...

Soheila Sokhanvari - Addicted to Love: 11 Oct-9 October, Kristen Hjellegjerde
Hix Award 2019 - 14 September - 10 November

Reviews

8 November 2019

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Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2019 Returns To NPG – Edward Lucie-Smith

The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize has come round once again, just as the announcement went out that the NPG will very soon close its...

4 November 2019

You Feel Me: A Place Without Division – FACT Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

I found this latest exhibition at FACT Liverpool thought-provoking. It challenges the way we view the world and what we are being taught to...

29 October 2019

Bridget Riley: Dynamic Interactions And Optical Wizardry – Edward Lucie-Smith

At a time when there is a continual fuss about giving ‘fair representation’ to women artists, many of whom were not, in fact, central...

28 October 2019

Lucian Freud / Antony Gormley Two RA Autumn Shows – Edward Lucie-Smith

Lucian Freud / Antony Gormley, two shows at the RA, both by contemporary British artists. Apparently very different from one another

24 October 2019

Nam June Paik Outstripped By Technology Tate Modern – Edward Lucie-Smith

Nam June Paik (1932-2006) was a Korean-born artist who lived and worked in Japan, Germany and the United States. He played a considerable role...

20 October 2019

Sterling Ruby: Gagosian – Britannia Street – Edward Lucie-Smith

The main items in Sterling Ruby’s exhibition at Gagosian Britannia Street (his first solo show with the gallery here in London) are huge works...

17 October 2019

The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood Re-evaluated – Edward Lucie-Smith

All too often, when there is a sudden enthusiasm for a particular cause, those promoting it achieve the opposite of what they intend. This...

14 October 2019

Cabarets, Clubs And Modern Art – Barbican – Edward Lucie-Smith

A new show at the Barbican is devoted to the theme of Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art.

14 October 2019

Rembrandt-Velázquez And de Hooch: Two Major Autumn Exhibitions – Sue Hubbard

If you are planning an imminent trip to the Netherlands, there are two must-see exhibitions on at the moment. Pieter de Hooch in Delft:...

8 October 2019

Cy Twombly, Gagosian – Song Dong, Pace – Edward Lucie-Smith

Two London shows from big commercial galleries reflect different but related aspects of the current international scene. One, at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, is for...

7 October 2019

Mark Bradford: Monumental Excavations Of Humanity Hauser & Wirth – Sooz Belnavis

I am a painter, and as a painter, I tend to look at other painters work, under the scrutiny of deciphering the surface, the...

4 October 2019

Gauguin Not A Role Model For Our Time – Edward Lucie-Smith

Gauguin both is and isn't a hero for our time. In one sense it's brave of the National Gallery to mount a big show...

29 September 2019

Mona Hatoum: Emotional Formalism – Jude Cowan Montague

Burnt-out domesticity. Chicken-wire with burnt-black wood wedged inside in the shape of the chair.

24 September 2019

Mark Leckey: The Power of Bleakness – Tate Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

Having just opened an exhibition devoted to the work of William Blake, who is, for all his eccentricities, a representation of art as we...

23 September 2019

Yassine Balbzioui – James Ostrer – Kristin Hjellegjerde London – Jude Cowan Montague

Yassine Balbzioui/James Ostrer - Kristin Hjellegjerde London: Masked figures in balaclava style hats, only their eyes visible peer directly at the viewer

20 September 2019

Maurizio Cattelan: Broken Plumbing And Leaky Democracy – Blenheim Palace – Paul Black

Maurizio Cattelan's 'Victory is Not an Option' is a perfectly timed exhibition that parodies Britain's long slide into populist self-destruction.

14 September 2019

William Blake: Personal Realms Of Fantasy – Edward Lucie-Smith

William Blake is one of the heroes of British art. In some ways, however, his work fits uncomfortably into the current establishment set up.

10 July 2019

Olafur Eliasson: Work That Is Right Here Right Now – Edward Lucie-Smith

Olafur Eliasson is now a very big deal in the world of contemporary art

16 June 2019

Keith Haring: A Sign Of The Times – Tate Liverpool – Alice Lenkiewicz

The highly anticipated first UK exhibition of Keith Haring's work has opened at Tate Liverpool. It is vast, covering most aspects of his work...

 

Previews

9 November 2019

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Metropolitan Museum Unveils Plans For New British Decorative Arts Galleries

The Met Museum's collection of British decorative arts is one of the most important outside the United Kingdom. Covering the 16th to 19th century

5 November 2019

Fifty International Artists Auction Exclusive Work For Torture Survivors 

A star-studded charity art auction featuring exclusive works by Quentin Blake, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Michael Craig-Martin, Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Hughes, Julian Opie, Cornelia...

4 November 2019

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Landmark Collaboration Announced Between LACMA, Yuz Museum Shanghai And Qatar Museums

A landmark collaboration has been announced between Yuz Museum Shanghai (YUZ), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Qatar Museums (QM)

28 October 2019

Peter Doig Curates Cult Figure Caroline Coon Exhibition

In her first solo exhibition in London, Caroline Coon is ‘The Great Offender’, displaying her large scale, didactic paintings at TRAMPS, from September 29th...

28 October 2019

Andy Warhol Tate Retrospective Announced For Spring

Andy Warhol Tate Modern retrospectivecelebrates one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His life and work continue to fascinate and be...

27 October 2019

Sean Scully Unveils Exhibition At Picasso’s Château de Boisgeloup

A new exhibition of paintings and sculpture by the contemporary Irish/American artist Sean Scully (b. 1945, Dublin) has opened in Picasso’s historic former studio...

21 October 2019

Simon Tarrant Explores Space, Time and Matter In New Solo Exhibition

London born artist and curator Simon Tarrant launches his latest solo exhibition #isthisnow? at gallery@oxo from 30 October - 10 November 2019.

15 October 2019

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Liliane Tomasko To Present New Exhibition At Château La Coste

The internationally recognised abstract painter Liliane Tomasko is presenting a new exhibition of her work in the sublime settings of Château La Coste in...

8 October 2019

Hogarth’s Place and Progress Reunites At Sir John Soane’s Museum

This major exhibition will unite all of the paintings and engravings in Hogarth's Place and Progress series for the first time displayed across the...

1 October 2019

Ai Weiwei Opens New London Show At Lisson Gallery

A significant exhibition by Ai Weiwei featuring a new series of monumental sculptural works in iron cast from large tree roots sourced in Brazil...

1 October 2019

Kara Walker At Tate Turbine Hall Plus Three Exhibitions At StoreX

Tate Modern has unveiled a monumental 13-metre-high fountain created by the American artist Kara Walker. Walker is best known for her thought-provoking investigations of...

12 August 2019

Yoko Ono To Unveil First Bristol Solo Show In September

INTERVENTIONS/2 marks the first time that the world-renowned artist and activist Yoko Ono presents a solo show in the city of Bristol.

29 July 2019

Victor Willing Reassessed In Hastings Contemporary Retrospective

Hastings Contemporary is to mount the first major UK retrospective of work by British artist Victor Willing (1928-1988) since his death, charting each decade...

 

Features

12 November 2019

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Victor Willing: Two New UK Exhibitions Celebrate His Life And Career

Two new exhibitions of work by the highly regarded painter Victor Willing (1928-1988) are currently on display at Hastings Contemporary and the Turps Gallery...

10 November 2019

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Christopher Clack: Connecting The Material And Immaterial – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Christopher Clack says; I have been making images for as long as I can remember, and for as long as I can remember there...

28 October 2019

She Got Her TV Eye On Me Pat Ivers/Emily Armstrong Gonightclubbing at 72 Gallery

An exhilarating multi-media deep dive into the New York punk scene of the late 70s and early 80s, “She Got Her TV Eye On...

19 October 2019

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MICAS Launches International Art Weekend In Valletta Malta

Visiting Valletta Malta is an intoxicating experience for adventurous travellers to the island. It is located just south of Sicily (136 miles) and around...

16 October 2019

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FIAC Paris 46th Edition A Grand Palais Happening – What’s On

As everyone must know by now, FIAC one of Europe's most important fairs opened for the VIP preview today at the Grand Palais in...

10 October 2019

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Tom of Finland: Drawing Beautiful Men Proud To Love Each Other  – Rebecca Larkin

The exhibition Let’s Go Camping with Tom of Finland at Cross Lane Projects celebrates the work and influence of the iconic queer artist and comics creator...

3 October 2019

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Weaver Beaver: Frieze London 2019 – My 10 – Paul Carter Robinson

Frieze London is in full throttle with day two of the previews underway at the time of writing. I spent the first day walking...

2 September 2019

Twelve London Exhibitions Not To Miss Opening Autumn 2019

Summer is over, but there is much to look forward to this Autumn. Here is the Artlyst guide to twelve exhibitions not to miss...

 

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