7 August 2009

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Nashashibi / Skaer: Our Magnolia

This year’s Turner nominees under their roof, doggerfisher can do no wrong. Shimmying up to the plate for the EAF is a newly commissioned film work by collaborative tour de force Nashashibi / Skaer. Our Magnolia, takes Paul Nash’s 1944 painting Flight of The Magnolia as its literal and conceptual starting point, launching into, what […]

7 August 2009

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ARTIST ROOMS: The National Galleries of Scotland

In the opening ARTIST ROOMS display at the National Galleries of Scotland, see work by Vija Celmins, Ellen Gallagher, Damien Hirst, Alex Katz, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol and Francesca Woodman.The ARTIST ROOMS display at the Gallery of Modern Art is dedicated to Vija Celmins’ ethereal images of seas, deserts and the night sky, a complete […]

7 August 2009

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Raqs Media Collective: Escapement

Time girds the earth tight. Day after day, the hours, astride minutes and seconds, ride as they must, relentlessly. In the struggle to keep pace with clocks we are now everywhere and always in a state of jet lag, catching up with ourselves and with others, slightly short of breath, slightly short of time. The […]

7 August 2009

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Juan Uslé: MO-HI-NA

b. 1954, Santender, Spain Although influenced by ideas ranging from philosophy to multiculturalism, Juan Uslé’s lyrical abstract works do not aim to be in any way representational, rather they convey his personal vision of the world, which is poetic rather than narrative. His paintings are not a window on the world but are an area […]

7 August 2009

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA12 July – 18 October Click here to see the full list of Pavilion sponsors and supporters The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 has been designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of leading Japanese architecture practice SANAA. It is sponsored by NetJets Europe. Describing their structure […]

3 August 2009

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Lambeth Open

For one weekend in October, Lambeth artists across the borough will be opening their studio doors free of charge to the public. This is an opportunity for you to discover the creative talents who live and work in your neighbourhoods. To find your nearest open studio click on one of the dots on the map, […]

1 August 2009

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The Real Van Gogh :The Artist and His Letters

In January 2010, the Royal Academy of Arts will stage a landmark exhibition of the work of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890). The focus of the exhibition will be the artist’s remarkable correspondence. Over 35 original letters, rarely exhibited to the public due to their fragility, will be on display, together with around 65 paintings and […]

1 August 2009

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Rankin Retrospective and Rankin Live Exhibition

Photographer, publisher, and most recently film director, Rankin established his reputation when he launched Dazed & Confused with his business partner Jefferson Hack in 1991. From his iconic shot of Kylie lying naked and prostrate, to the Queen smiling enigmatically, Rankin’s iconic, intimate portraiture style, and his mischievous eye have gained him a reputation as […]

1 August 2009

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The Twiggy Exhibition

As well as those famous early images, the Twiggy photo exhibition features some of her recent modelling work. In all, there are more than 20 images of her spanning the decades. She’s appeared in all the leading magazines, and has more recently become the face of Marks and Spencers. Some of the leading photographers to […]

1 August 2009

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Corot to Monet A Fresh Look at Landscape from the Collection

A major part of the exhibition will then focus on the work of the  ‘Corot to Monet’ will demonstrate how painters such as Théodore Rousseau, Jean François Millet and Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña captured their native scenery to great effect. The National Gallery is taking a fresh look at each of the 2,300 paintings […]

1 August 2009

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ANISH KAPOOR : Royal Academy

The Royal Academy of Art is pleased to present a major solo exhibition by the renowned sculptor and Turner Prize winner, Anish Kapoor.The exhibition is features some of his early pigment pieces: these are the sculptures with which the Mumbai-born artist made his name in the early 1980s, soon after he graduated from Chelsea School […]

1 August 2009

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Ken Howard: Royal Academy

This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to view recent oils by Ken Howard RA. Having initially studied at the Royal College of Art and begun his career as a war artist, he has now become one of the best-selling artists of his generation. The subjects explored reflect the artist’s passions and experiences of his life […]

1 August 2009

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Paper City: Urban Utopias: Royal Academy

Paper City: Urban Utopias showcases a selection of extraordinary drawings, collages and photomontages that have been produced for Blueprint as part of their back-page ‘Paper City’ commissions over… Paper City: Urban Utopias showcases a selection of extraordinary drawings, collages and photomontages that have been produced for Blueprint as part of their back-page ‘Paper City’ commissions […]

1 August 2009

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GSK Contemporary Earth: Art of a changing world: Royal Academy

GSK Contemporary: Earth is the second annual contemporary art season at 6 Burlington Gardens. The exhibition will present new and recent work from more than 30 leading international contemporary artists, including commissions and new works from the best emerging talent “This second year of GSK Contemporary is an important collaboration between GlaxoSmithKline and the Royal […]

31 July 2009

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Pipilotti Rist

Pipilotti Rist will create a kind of domestic fantasy for her exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Zürich. The ground floor galleries will be transformed by the artist into her dream living room — a space whose walls, floors and furnishings are alive with images. Rist’s video installations take many guises. She has likened them in […]

31 July 2009

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Martin Eder

Hauser & Wirth presents the first UK exhibition of the Berlin-based artist Martin Eder. Populated by naked young women and saccharine fluffy pets, Eder’s semi-surrealistic paintings exude an engaging perversity. His scenarios have a nightmarish feeling and explore the uneasy interdependence of culture, kitsch and commerce in contemporary art. ‘My paintings are actually battle scenes,’ […]

31 July 2009

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Subodh Gupta

Describing himself as ‘the idol thief’, Subodh Gupta is one of the most exciting and audacious contemporary artists to have emerged in recent years. The man dubbed by The Guardian as the ‘Sub-continental Marcel Duchamp’ will exhibit simultaneously at Hauser & Wirth’s Piccadilly and Old Bond Street galleries throughout October. Among the works he’s making […]

31 July 2009

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A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break

New audiovisual work by David Blandy, Henry Coombes and Tereza Buskova, plus works from the Zabludowicz Collection 9 July to 16 August 2009 176 is pleased to announce A Tradition I Do Not Mean To Break, an exhibition of new audiovisual work made with the support of the Zabludowicz Collection. New films by David Blandy, […]

24 July 2009

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Ryan McGinley

MOONMILK Alison Jacques Gallery announces the first UK solo show of acclaimed American artist Ryan McGinley with an exhibition of 24 new colour photographs shot in caves across North America. Over the last year, McGinley and his crew explored huge caves underground, venturing into unknown territory, seeking out spectacular natural spaces, some previously undocumented. The […]

24 July 2009

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Gay Icons

fascinating and inspirational stories will be illustrated by over sixty photographic portraits including works by Andy Warhol, Snowdon and Cecil Beaton together with specially commissioned portraits of the selectors by Mary McCartney. All are set in a striking exhibition design conceived by renowned theatre designer, Robert Jones. The chosen icons, who may or may not […]

24 July 2009

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Beatles to Bowie: the 60s exposed

Highlighting key pop cultural figures from each year of this remarkable decade, the exhibition includes classic images of groups such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who as well as early portraits of singers such as Cliff Richard, Billy Fury, Marianne Faithful, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie.Bringing together 150 photographs, together […]

24 July 2009

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Salome: Oscar Wilde and Maud Allan

The play was not publically performed in England until 1931. However, a dance interpretation by Maud Allan became the theatrical phenomenon of 1908. The Vision of Salome ran for eighteen months, creating an atmosphere of ‘Salomania’, and making Allan a star. A decade later, her career was ruined by a libel trial focused on her […]

24 July 2009

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Quentin Crisp: the naked civil servant

With hennaed hair, nail varnish on both his finger and toe nails and a repertoire of dramatic poses, he made a memorable subject for students in the art colleges around London and the home counties where he worked.  Crisp’s poses were so extreme they could not be held long enough for painting and so he […]

24 July 2009

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Martin Amis and Friends: Photographs by Angela Gorgas

Taken in London and Paris the photographs feature literary and social figures including Ian McEwan, Christopher Hitchens, Kingsley Amis, James Fenton, Pat Kavanagh and Candia McWilliam. These photographs have remained in the photographer’s private collection for almost 30 years and offer us a unique insight into Amis and his friends in the period when the […]

24 July 2009

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Bob Dylan 1966 European Tour

In an interview in 2008, Feinstein recalled, ‘I was in a unique position, given complete access and trust during a very special period. I saw Bob perform hundreds of times, travelled with him, often spent 24 hours a day with him…I liked his work, Bob liked mine. He knew I would make him look interesting. […]

24 July 2009

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David Byrne: Playing the Building

Playing the Building, David Byrne’s interactive sound installation, drew crowds to New York’s Battery Maritime Museum last year. This August sees the UK premiere of his vision of ‘Victorian steam-punk technology’ at the 160-year-old Roundhouse. Imagine an old pump organ, set at the heart of the Roundhouse, with a series of low-tech cables and wires […]

22 July 2009

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The Foto8 Summer Show and Award 2009

ArtLyst recommends this exhibition taking place for or one month, The Summer Show provides London’s greatest spectacle of photography with over 100 images on display – an inspiring variety of framed and mounted images of all shapes and sizes, installed from floor to ceiling. From landscapes and portraiture to documentary, various genres of photography are […]

22 July 2009

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Robert Motherwell – Open

Showing major works from Motherwell’s Open series. The exhibition is timed to correspond with the release of a seminal book on the series by 21 Publishing, with texts by leading international critics.

22 July 2009

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The Seamless Garment

the seamless garment – Group Show Prunella Clough, John Fraser, Sheila Girling, Jules de Goede, John McLean, Robert Motherwell and Geoff Rigden

22 July 2009

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NEWS Stern Pissarro Gallery is Moving to St. James’s Street NEWS

Stern Pissarro Gallery is moving to St. James’s Street . For over 30 years Stern Pissarro has held an unique position in the art world as the only gallery to specialise in Camille Pissarro and four generations of his descendants, covering 150 years of paintings, watercolours, drawings, pastels and numerous print techniques by this extraordinary […]

22 July 2009

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British Self-Portraits in the Twentieth Century

The earliest in this remarkable collection of 100 British Self-Portraits include work by Raymond Coxon, Ithell Colquhoun, Carel Weight and Anne Redpath from the inter-war years, but most are from the 1950’s and 1960’s, helping to evoke an entire period in British art and its myriad developing strands. All kinds of artistic influences are evident—art […]

22 July 2009

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In the Mix II

This exhibition is recommended by Artlyst.Back due to popular demand In the Mix II presents a vibrant and eclectic collection of contemporary and modern sculpture from a diverse collection of artists. Ranging from the idiosyncratic work of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi to the graceful mobiles of Daniel Chadwick, from the emotionally powerful works by Ugandan artist […]