Camden Arts Centre has commissioned London-based Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha to create a new sculptural installation for Gallery 3. His dynamic, large-scale sculptures improvise on the concept of the readymade by reusing everyday objects: job lots from pound shops, surplus fabrics and recycled goods, reflecting on their specific histories and aesthetics. Prior to the exhibition […]
Gravity Sucks brings together for the first time the complete series of Simon Faithfull’s Escape Vehicles, seven quixotic artworks that utilise an assortment of balloons, insects and rockets to offer the viewer the idea of freeing themselves from the constraints of gravity. Faithfull’s works can be seen as an ongoing investigation into the incomprehensible scale […]
A luminous palette and rhythmic energy of line combine with realism to make Elizabeth Peyton a painter of modern life. Born in Connecticut in 1965, Peyton studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she lives and works. Executed in oil paint, watercolour, ink or pencil, her small but intense portraits may […]
Eva Rothschild Born in Dublin 1971Lives and works in London This is an exhibition to coincide with the works on display at Tate Britain. Eva Rothschild has been named the sixth artist to take on the Duveens Commission at London’s Tate Britain. Rothschild will follow in the footsteps of former Turner Prize-winner, Martin Creed, whose […]
Patrick Caulfield : Prints 1964 – 1999 Wednesday 15th Jul 2009 – Saturday 5th Sep 2009 31 Cork Street The Alan Cristea Gallery will be holding a retrospective exhibition of Patrick Caulfield’s prints. Caulfield died in 2005 leaving an indelible contribution to British painting and printmaking. Caulfield was a student at the Royal College […]
This exhibition explores the recent trend among European designers for unique or limited edition pieces that push the boundaries between art and design. It showcases furniture, lighting and ceramics, designed by a new generation of international designers, including Tord Boontje, Maarten Baas, Jurgen Bey and Studio Job, who are all inspired by the spirit of […]
This September the V&A will be at the centre of the seventh annual London Design Festival. As the Festival hub, the V&A will be a focal point of design-related activity and the first port of call for all visitors to the Festival. Enjoy an exciting array of displays, installations, talks and workshops throughout the Museum, […]
Raqib Shaw: Absence of God 20 May—4 Jul 2009 Hoxton Square White Cube Hoxton Square is pleased to present ‘Absence of God’, the first exhibition at the gallery by Raqib Shaw. In the main space Shaw will exhibit seven spectacular paintings, including his largest to date, which measures over 7m wide. The first-floor gallery is […]
This is a rare chance to see exceptional works by today’s leading British artists and explore Tate’s amazing contemporary collection. Recent major acquisitions of British contemporary art, including Jake and Dinos Chapman’s ‘Family Collection’, two works from Damien Hirst’s recent gift to the Tate, paintings by Phillip Allen and Fiona Rae, and sculpture by Rebecca […]
Parades and Processions: Here comes everybody 28 May – 24 July 2009 Francis Alÿs, Fiona Banner, Jeremy Deller, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rachel Hovnanian, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, William Kentridge, Michèle Magema, Annette Messager, Amy O’Neill and Hiraki Sawa. This spring Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present Parades and Processions: Here comes […]
It is hard to know where to start, but Gallery 3 is as bad a place as any. This houses paintings by Kristin Baker, a thirtysomething New Yorker and self-confessed Formula One fan. Baker’s taste for the track shows itself in a large and splashy acrylic called Washzert Suisse, which renders a speeding monocoque as […]
In March 2009, Tate Britain will bring together two of the world’s most iconic and influential painters, JMW Turner (1775-1851) and Mark Rothko (1903-1970). As part of the BP British Art Displays, this unique display of works from the Tate Collection will be on show from 23 March to 26 July 2009. The links between […]
This exhibition explores a radical chapter in the history of 20th century British design. Established in 1913 by the painter and influential art critic Roger Fry, the Omega Workshops were an experimental design collective, whose members included Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and other artists of the famous Bloomsbury Group.
Clemens von Wedemeyer’s film installations investigate the uncertain distinction between fact and fiction. His new commission for The Curve is composed of eight different film fragments, all referring to first contact between anthropologists, explorers and groups of people living in remote jungle locations who have never previously had contact with Western civilisation. An example […]
The Serpentine Gallery presents an exhibition of the work of the celebrated American artist Jeff Koons, his first major exhibition in a public gallery in England. Working in thematic series since the early 1980s, Koons has explored notions of consumerism, taste, banality, childhood and sexuality. He is known for his meticulously fabricated works that draw […]
The changing effect of nature on art and architecture is traced in this survey, which looks at land art, environmental activism and utopianism through the work of California-based architecture collective Ant Farm, artists Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Robert Smithson and others. Simon Starling, Luke Fowler and Heather and Ivan Morison present contemporary perspectives.
Design Museum has joined forces with Beefeater 24 to celebrate the fearlessly progressive spirit of London’s greatest creative minds, past and present. London thinks, designs and makes like no other city; it creates and the world follows. A magnet for mavericks and freethinkers, London has nurtured a creative community that continues to rival all other […]
One & Other Click here Now to see Live Feed This summer, sculptor Antony Gormley invites you to help create an astonishing living monument. He is asking the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, a space normally reserved for statues of Kings and Generals, in […]
Azam Artist in residence Hung across three rooms, this new series of bold, bright paintings marks the next chapter in Nasser Azam’s residency at County Hall Gallery which began in October 2007. New and recent paintings by Azam show the artist’s continuing exploration of highly-charged formal motifs, made vivid by his distinctive use of colour. […]
This is a competetion with a big prize! $20,000 to be won Hi Everyone, Mr Brainwash would like to introduce you to “Your Art Here” an all styles visual contest with a New York City theme for which I am part of the jury – giving aspiring artists the opportunity to gain valuable exposure. Check out […]
Art first is delighted to announce its major summer show of new work by Eileen Cooper RA, Dreams of Elsewhere. The title expresses the journey of the imagination that has taken place in Cooper’s South London studio over the past two years. The vertiginous environments depicted in these new paintings and prints give a mixed […]
Exhibiting artists Wilhelmina Barns-Graham Will Maclean Richard Cook Helen MacAlister Eileen Cooper RA Jack Milroy Jennifer Durrant RA Simon Morley Margaret Hunter Karel Nel Simon Lewty Georgia Papageor Partou Zia Bridget Macdonald ART FIRST presents highlights from the programme in a celebration of 15 years in Cork Street. These master works, selected from the […]
White Cube Mason’s Yard is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Tracey Emin, one of Britain’s most influential artists. ‘Those who suffer Love’ is her first exhibition in London for four years and her fourth with the gallery. The title for my show is self-explanatory: love rarely comes easily and if it […]
Summer Exhibition 2009 8 June—16 August 2009 Sponsored by Insight Investment The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is the largest open submission contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new work by both established and unknown living artists.
2009-2013 Season supported by JTISupported by Champagne Perrier-Jouët This major retrospective of Pre-Raphaelite artist John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) features over 40 paintings together with sketchbooks and drawings from public and private collections worldwide.
Walking in My Mind explores the inner working of the artist’s imagination through dramatic, large-scale installation art. Ten international artists — Charles Avery, Thomas Hirschhorn, Yayoi Kusama, Bo Christian Larsson, Mark Manders, Yoshitomo Nara, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Chiharu Shiota and Keith Tyson — transform the Hayward Gallery’s indoor galleries and outdoor sculpture terraces into a […]
Saturday 13 June – Sunday 31 August FREE EXHIBITION Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery is proud to present a unique collaboration between the city’s foremost cultural institution and one of the region’s most infamous artists. Banksy has gained notoriety in recent years by using stencils to paint images on a diverse array of outdoor locations. […]
International Group show. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS JEF AEROSOL, ROBERT GORDON McHARG III FRSA, PETER GRAVELLE, HASSAN HAJJAJ, JAVIER GUTIERRIEZ, SAVAGE HENRY, BOM K, DRAN, SIMON SCOTT, COSH, RYAN HADLEY, STEVE, EMELIE SALFORD, BEN ALLEN, SUNIL PAWAR , ROBALOT , NICK MCFARLANE , JAY BURRIDGE, LUIS PEREZ , MR WIM, CODE FC, CHRIS CAMPBELL, LOGAN, ANTOINE CORBINEAU, INKIE, KERRY ROPER, […]
The National Gallery’s fascinating new exhibition explores Pablo Picasso’s attempt to challenge the works of the Old Masters through his own paintings. Picasso and The Old Masters The exhibition features around 60 major works by Picasso, who is widely recognised as the most important artist of the 20th century. Renowned for creating the Cubist movement, […]
See some of the best contemporary art in Britain showcased at London’s Tate Britain gallery. Altermodern in London The Tate Britain’s new exhibition, Altermodern, features photography, film, video and ambitious installations, many of which are being shown for the first time. A New Form of Art for the 21st Century “Gateway”-Getaway 2008-09 by Franz Ackermann […]