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News

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...

13 October 2019

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John Giorno Multidisciplinary Artist Poet Dies Age 82

John Giorno whose legendary influence as an artist-poet stemming from the expansive and multidisciplinary nature of his work has died age 82.

10 October 2019

New £20 Note To Feature Artist JMW Turner And Turner Contemporary Gallery

The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, unveiled the new design of the £20 note featuring the artist JMW Turner.

9 October 2019

Frieze London Report 2019 – What The Galleries Said

The 17th edition of Frieze London closed on Sunday 6 October, has brought together more than 160 galleries from 35 countries, representing the fair's...

8 October 2019

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Phillip A. Bruno Collection Gifted To The Hunterian Glasgow

A new exhibition at The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, celebrates the gift of over 70 works from the collection of distinguished gallery director and...

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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Banksy Opens Croydon Pop Up Shop During Frieze Week

A shop by the Street Artist Banksy has appeared overnight at an empty retail premises in Croydon.

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....

10 September 2019

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Matt’s Gallery Celebrates 40 Years of Innovative Exhibitions

Matt’s Gallery is a London institution which in many ways has been responsible for the vibrant emerging art scene that London represents on the...

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...

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Hix Award 2019 - 14 September - 10 November

Reviews

14 October 2019

The Turner: An Exhibition of Past Turner Prize Nominees – Clare Henry

Glasgow: Love it or loathe it, the Tate Turner prize is here to stay. It's a huge accolade. And you don't need to win....

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:...

9 October 2019

Reading Stones & Beyond The Body Two Shows – Jude Cowan Montague

The stone tower of Saint Augustine is a dramatic setting for an art exhibition and has been host to some interesting shows by alternative...

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

Bridget Riley, Rebecca Parker, Elizabeth Peyton Three London Shows – Edward Lucie-Smith

Two exhibitions of modest size – Bridget Riley at Lindsey Ingram, and Rebecca Parker at Huxley-Parlour – both at the very centre of the...

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

22 September 2019

Damien Hirst Butterfly Genocide – White Cube – Edward Lucie-Smith

Damien Hirst’s show Mandalas, at White Cube Mason’s Yard, has already attracted indignant commentary in The Times. Rachel Campbell-Johnson’s review

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.

19 September 2019

Antony Gormley Plays With Our Perception of Space at RA

The Antony Gormley solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts opens on 21 September. It's a solo show rather than a retrospective but...

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.

9 September 2019

Peter Doig and Parisian Avant-Gardists Launch London Autumn Gallery Season – Edward Lucie Smith

Two exhibitions just opened at a pair of well-respected West End commercial galleries here in London, seem to illustrate the complexity of the contemporary...

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...

14 May 2019

Cathy Wilkes: Resurrecting The Forgotten British Pavilion Venice Biennale – Sue Hubbard

May you live in interesting times is the overarching theme of this year’s Biennale. Dystopia and dissonance are everywhere played out in the themes...

 

Previews

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...

9 October 2019

East African Dreams And Dystopias Explored In Ismaili Centre London Exhibition

Dreams and Dystopias, East Africa at the Crossroads is a photography exhibition by Guillaume Bonn with films from Grace Ndiritu and the Aga Khan...

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...

27 September 2019

Liam Gillick: The Night Of Red And Gold – Maureen Paley

Maureen Paley is presenting the fourth solo exhibition at the gallery by Liam Gillick.

3 September 2019

Tom of Finland Centenary Celebrated With New Cumbrian Exhibition

A new exhibition in association with the Tom of Finland Foundation at Cross Lane Projects Kendal, Cumbria marks the forthcoming 100th anniversary of the...

13 August 2019

Sterling Ruby To Feature At Gagosian Over London Frieze Week

Sculptures by Sterling Ruby will be the feature Britannia Street exhibition at Gagosian over Frieze Week.

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.

9 August 2019

Major Albert Oehlen Exhibition Announced by Serpentine For Autumn

A new exhibition of the work of Albert Oehlen (b. 1954, Krefeld, Germany) has been announced for the Serpentine.

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...

21 May 2019

Edmund de Waal Venice Installation Confirmed For British Museum

Edmund de Waal is to exhibit his profoundly beautiful Venice Biennale collateral work, ‘Psalm’, Library of Exile, at the British Museum in London in...

2 May 2019

Twenty Unmissable Pavilions at 58th Venice Biennale – Artlyst

What goes around comes around and again it is time for the Venice Biennale. Now in its 58th edition and under the direction of...

 

Features

14 October 2019

Pallas 100: Legendary Art School Tartu Kunstimuseum Estonia – Jude Cowan Montague

The floors of Tartmus are dedicated to an exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the Pallas Art School which opened in 1919.

10 October 2019

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My Frieze Week 2019 – Zoltan Alexander

From Botticelli to Tillmans. 160 of the world’s leading galleries at Frieze, 130 at Frieze Masters, over 1000 international artists. No sign of the...

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...

29 September 2019

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Best Art Of The 21st Century? – In Your Dreams – Edward Lucie-Smith

Recently the Guardian newspaper here in Britain offered yet another of those 'best of' lists to which both the print press and websites of...

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...

13 May 2019

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Venice Biennale 58: From Climate Change To Automatonics – Paul Carter Robinson

Over the years, the Giardini and the Arsenale, the two official locations for the Venice Biennale have become interchangeable in terms of weightiness. Some...

 

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