8 June 2011

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Kate Gilmore Exchange Square Installation Launched

The Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art launched Walk the Line, a dynamic new site-specific sculptural artwork by the American artist Kate Gilmore on Exchange Square, City Of London on 6 June. Inaugurating a new strand of events, entitled Parasol Public, this public art project promises to be one of the most thrilling summer events […]

7 June 2011

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Claudio Bravo Hyper-Realist Painter Dies At 74

Claudio Bravo the well respected Hyper-Realist painter noted for his handling of drapery was born in 1936 in Valparaiso Chile and studied art in the studio of Miguel Venegas Cienfuentes in Santiago. In 1954. His first important exhibition was at the “Salón 13” in Santiago at the age of 17. In 1955, he danced professionally […]

7 June 2011

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Raw Power! Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition opens to the public today, following a week of previews, parties and press mosh-pits. A spectacular array of painting, sculpture, photography and architectural design is on offer in the largest and oldest open submission exhibition in the world. The exhibition does a good job of encapsulating the national psyche in […]

5 June 2011

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Mike Nelson’s Evocative Venice Biennale Installation

Mike Nelson the Artist chosen to represent Britain at this years Venice Biennale is noted for his innovative installation work. He is the first British artist to exhibit in this catagory of fine art and a seasoned contributor to these type of international shows, having contributed to  Sydney (2002), Istanbul (2003) and São Paulo (2004). […]

5 June 2011

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Linda McCartney Life in Photographs A London Retrospective

Phillips de Pury & Company in London  is holding a selling exhibition of photographs by Linda McCartney titled “Life in Photographs” 7 – 16 June 2011. The exhibition is a selection of highlights from over 200,000 archived photographs which will showcase the work of this exceptionally talented photographer. McCartney captured spontaneous and moving moments of […]

5 June 2011

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Artist Sarah Morris Sued For Plagiarism

Sarah Morris an American artist who lives part of the year in Britain, exhibits with the White Cube gallery in London and is represented in the Tate Modern’s collection has been accused of plagiarism. The multimillion-pound claim was formed in a group action by six international Origami artists . They have stated that Morris has […]

2 June 2011

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Ai Weiwei Made Honourary Royal Academician

Ai Weiwei the detained Chinese artist and activist has been made an honourary fellow of Britain’s Royal Academy of Art. The Danish painter Per Kirkeby was also given the accolade. In 2009, the gallery hosted a retrospective of the work of Kirkeby, one of Scandinavia’s most prominent contemporary artists, but it is Ai who is […]

2 June 2011

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New Video Art Fair Launches for London’s Frieze Week

On the strength of the successful launch in March 2011, in New York, Moving Image have announced the Moving Image: An Art Fair of Contemporary Video Art, in London, to run concurrently with the Frieze Art Fair, in October 2011. Moving Image has been conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality […]

2 June 2011

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Salvador Dali Seminar Held to Form Authentication Board

The Gala- Salvador Dalí Foundation is organising a conference, on the 19 June – 21 June. The Seminar will present and debate experiences of several international experts in the field of certification of artworks and ways to fight fraud.These sessions afford an exceptional opportunity to share and discuss the experiences of leading international specialists in […]

1 June 2011

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Opens

Summer Exhibition 2011:  7 June – 15 August 2011 The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011 opened today to the press and tonight will see the launch of its annual fundraising Gala. With less than four days to go until the event opens it’s doors to the public, here is a snapshot of what you can […]

31 May 2011

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Titanic The Art Collection Lost At Sea

Francis Davis Millet American Painter Lost his Life On The Titanic

31 May 2011

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James Cauty I Predict A Riot New Exhibition

London braces itself for the exhibition of the moment. James Cauty has created a Chapmanesque world of miniature riot tableaux all conveniently  fitting inside jam jars. The artist has literally bottled the moment that News vendor Ian Tomlinson, was murdered by police and a splinter group surrounds Charles and Camilla’s limo on its way to […]

29 May 2011

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Edward Lucie-Smith Curates New British Art Exhibition In Los Angeles

Polemically Small is a monumental show for BritWeek 2011, organised in association with The Future Can Wait and Edward Lucie-Smith. The group show of over 100 works on paper from London and elsewhere in the UK based based on the idea that small, today, is often much better than big, this exhibition will be a […]

26 May 2011

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Leonora Carrington Last Surrealist Dies At 94

First Generation Surrealist Painter Dead Leonora Carrington 6 April 1917 – 25 May 2011 was a British-born Mexican artist, painter, sculptor, writer, alchemist, visionary, and the darling of the 1930s Surrealism movement. Carrington was born during George V’s reign, to Harold Carrington, a textile tycoon, and Mairi Moorhead. They were social climbers and, much to […]

25 May 2011

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Russell Hill Wins Catlin Art Prize 2011

Russell Hill has  won the Catlin Art Prize 2011. Hill was born in England in 1988 and is Living and working in London. He attended the Wimbledon College of Art  2007 – 2010 and has a BA in Fine Art, Sculpture. The prize now in its fifth year was awarded at The Tramshed, Shoreditch. The […]

24 May 2011

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Major Bauhaus Exhibition For Barbican 2012

Bauhaus: ‘Art as Life’  26 April 2012 – 12 August 2012  Barbican Art Gallery The Barbican is to hold the biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years. It will present the modern world’s most famous art school which was founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar Germany. In spite of its name, and […]

24 May 2011

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Mark Wallinger Designs New Ballet For Sadler’s Wells

Mark Wallinger The 2007 Turner Prize winner is collaborating with internationally acclaimed composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor (Random Dance), lighting designer Lucy Carter, and costumer Moritz Junge to create a brand new choreographic work. The piece will be performed in a visual world created by Wallinger and marks the first new work in Sadler’s Wells Composer Series. Turnage’s new score […]

23 May 2011

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Diane Arbus Artist Rooms – New Tate Modern Display

New For Summer 2011 “Focus on photography Tate Modern” The profoundly original work of American photographer Diane Arbus will be exhibited as part of Tate Modern’s, ARTIST ROOMS, a rotating collection,created by the Dealer, Curator and Collector, Anthony d’Offay. The works were acquired by Tate and National Gallery Scotland in February 2008 at a giveaway […]

21 May 2011

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Chinese Government State Ai Weiwei Held For Tax Evasion

The Chinese government has alleged that “Beijing Fake Cultural Development Ltd”, the company founded by the detained artist, Ai Weiwei, has evaded a large amount of tax. This is the reasoning or excuse behind the detention of the artist, a state  media report has revealed. The agency has also charged the company with intentionally destroying […]

20 May 2011

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Ron Arad Installation Activates London’s Roundhouse

The Roundhouse, a North London venue will feature “Curtain Call,” a ring of silicon rods by internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad . The former head of design at the Royal College Of Art has invited his favourite musicians and friends to create unique work for his 360° interactive installation. Arad’s constant experimentation […]

20 May 2011

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Frieze New York And London Fairs Launch for 2012

The Frieze Art Fair, London’s first rate commercial showcase for contemporary art, is to present two new fairs next year, in New York and London. The New York fair will take place at the beginning of May on Randall’s Island, a site in the city’s East River, which is currently used mainly for sporting events […]

20 May 2011

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British Museum shortlisted for £100,000 Art Fund Prize

Art Fund Prize and Clore Award for Museum Learning Announced The British Museum has been shortlisted for this year’s £100,000 Art Fund Prize. The purpose of the prize is to recognise originality and excellence in museums and galleries in the UK.The prize longlist, which was made up of 10 museums and galleries, was announced on […]

20 May 2011

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Tracey Emin Does It At The Hayward Gallery

Tracey Emin is no longer a YBA. At 47 years old she has reached a mid-career juncture. This is a make it or break it time in a successful artists life. Has she done it? This critic says yes! I entered the exhibition ready to dismiss Emin’s work,as a whole, but it still holds water. […]

19 May 2011

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Hepworth Gallery Wakefield Is World Class Landmark

New galleries seem to be launching on a monthly basis in the UK. This unfortunately is the tail end of an art boom which saw government and lottery funding pumped into the provinces for over a decade. It was by far the largest burst of public building activity seen since the 19th century. The Hepworth […]

18 May 2011

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Liam Fox Approves £3bn “Dr Strangelove” Trident Project

Project Green Light As Arts & Universities Pay Price “I am absolutely clear that a minimum nuclear deterrent based on the Trident missile delivery system and continuous at sea deterrent is right for the UK and should be maintained”  – Liam Fox  – The total expected cost for replacing Trident is £20bn Here’s one that […]

17 May 2011

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Tracey Emin’s Mid-Career Crisis The Hayward Gallery

Tracey Emin is a 47-year-old artist who has reached a mid-career crisis.  Speaking at the press view of clearly the most crucial UK exhibition of her career she exuded, “There’s no money, the country is bankrupt so the arts is going to be bottom of the list on everyone’s agenda except that the Tories have […]

16 May 2011

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Ai Weiwei Granted Visit by His Wife

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has been granted a visit by his wife and sister. The contact took place over the weekend, it is the first contact with the outside world to take place since his arrest more than 43 days ago. Mr Ai is said to be under investigation for suspected “economic crimes”.The artist’s wife […]

14 May 2011

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Auguste Rodin, The Kiss Exhibited At Turner Contemporary

Rodin’s The Kiss comes to Margate From 4 October 2011 – 2 September 2012 Auguste Rodin’s The Kiss, 1901-04 a life-size marble sculpture will be installed in the new Sunley Gallery. The sculpture is on loan from the Tate collection and one of the most iconic images of charged sexuality. The Kiss was voted the […]

13 May 2011

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Ai Weiwei London Exhibitions Open

Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and political activist, has been missing and out of contact with his London gallery (The Lisson Gallery) since he was detained by authorities in Beijing while boarding a flight to Hong Kong on 3rd April. Two weeks ago, his New York installation was set up thanks to his studio assistants. […]

12 May 2011

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Leading Artists Donate Work to Benefit Serpentine Gallery

Sotheby’s has announced that an auction will take place in June to benefit the new building plans at the Serpentine Gallery. It will take place on June 30. The event will offer 46 works donated by leading contemporary artists, some with connections to the gallery. The Serpentine Gallery’s new Sackler Gallery will open in 2012 […]

10 May 2011

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London da Vinci Exhibition Set To Break Records

This autumn The National Gallery in London is set to break all records with a new exhibition of masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci. The gallery will present a landmark exhibition titled “Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan” examining Leonardo’s extraordinary observation, imagination and technique. The Autumn exhibition concentrates on his career as […]

9 May 2011

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Ai Weiwei Controversial London One Man Show

Despite being under house arrest, Ai Weiwei is about to launch the most important gallery exhibition of his career. Problem is he has been detained in China. So who will deliver the exhibition in the ultimate defiant gesture of civil obedience? The studio and supporters of Ai Weiwei are determined to proceed with his planned […]