17 September 2019

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Bahrain Pavilion Shines At The 2019 La Biennale Paris

Le Biennial de Paris is an unusual anomaly of a fair. For one thing, it isn’t actually a biennial as it takes place every year, not every other.

11 September 2019

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Summer Art Chronicles: Arles, Puglia and Milan – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I love summer not only because of the weather but although because it is a great time to venture to new territories to discover and to encounter new talents, new ideas. 

12 July 2019

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Cornwall’s Eden Project: A Little-Known Art Collection – Paul Carter Robinson

This Summer Cornwall’s Eden Project has unveiled new permanent sculptural works by Julian Opie and Ryan Gander installed in the grounds. This tops up the collection which already includes works by Tim Shaw, El Anatsui, Studio Swine and Peter Randall-Page.

7 July 2019

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Leon Kossoff – 1926-2019 – By Edward Lucie-Smith

As already stated on this site, Leon Kossoff’s death on July 4 marked pretty much the end of an epoch. Of the for artists who led the so-called School of London – Bacon, Freud, Kossoff and Auerbach – only Auerbach now survives.

15 June 2019

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Flying Into Art Basel 2019 – Paul Carey-Kent Reports

Paul Carey- Kent is in Basel for the worlds weightiest art fair Here are his top picks from the week the art world focused on its own form of sustainability.

9 June 2019

Waterloo Festival Launches At St. John’s Waterloo – Revd Jonathan Evens

Churches hosting exhibitions and artists is a fantastic development says Almuth Tebbenhoff, co-curator of The London Group’s outdoor exhibition ‘Coming Good: Come Hell or High Water’ for The Waterloo Festival.

20 May 2019

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Whitney Biennial 2019 Open-Ended and Hopeful – Ilka Scobie

The Whitney Biennial 2019 is America’s oldest survey of contemporary art. Now in its 79th edition, this year’s event opened as the stock market began to sink.

Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibitions Provide Calm and Quality

It was a relief to step away from the hustle and bustle of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice Biennale, to visit exhibitions elsewhere.

17 April 2019

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Art Cologne: The First Contemporary Art fair – Paul Carey-Kent

Art Cologne 2019 Report – founded in 1967 and so the first of the modern-style art fairs – had a lean time in the 2000s but has recovered its status somewhat.

3 April 2019

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British Culture Like UK Politics Reaches A Crisis Point – Edward Lucie-Smith

Just recently Tate Modern was named as Britain’s most popular tourist attraction: 5.9 visitors went to the gallery last year. Sounds impressive, doesn’t it – that is till you do a bit more research.

31 March 2019

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William Congdon Holy Sites And The Kettle’s Yard Connection – Revd Jonathan Evens

Jim Ede was a writer, curator and ‘friend to artists’ who created Kettle’s Yard with his wife Helen Ede, an art teacher, by carefully positioning artworks alongside furniture, glass, ceramics and natural objects, with the aim of creating a harmonic whole.

28 March 2019

Indian Women Artists Working On Walls – Jude Cowan Montague

Women artists working on walls, Ruchi Shah and Poornima Sukumar are changing India, working in multiple cities in public and private spaces. Shah works with words and small businesses to transform foyers and workspaces. Sukumar is a muralist/activist.

2 March 2019

Empire II Video Installation Travels to Mexico for Museum Show

Empire II finally lands in Mexico, for an expansive museum show at Maco, Oaxaca, before heading to its final screening destination at 58th Venice Biennale.

28 February 2019

ARCO Madrid 2019 Trophy Hunting For Something Profound – Ben Austin

So, with a deep breath and a healthy dose of cynicism I get into a taxi to take me to ARCO, now I must quickly add that ARCO Madrid isn’t really in Madrid proper,

ArtBAB Presents A Powerhouse of International Galleries And Artists

Get ready for the fourth edition of Bahrain’s leading art fair, ArtBAB. The 2019 event will be presenting 16 international galleries from Buenos Aires to Kuala Lumpur.

13 February 2019

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Frieze LA Plus Satellite Events – Artlyst Pull-Out Guide

Welcome to the Artlyst Frieze Week LA 2019 printable pull-out Guide, This is our curated choice of the events not to miss during the busiest week in the Los Angeles Contemporary Art calendar.

6 February 2019

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Bill Viola: Distraction By Life, Death And Rebirth – Zoltan Alexander

“Such a preachy, pompous show.” – Telegraph. “Viola’s art is dated, dead in the water.“ Guardian.

3 February 2019

Bosco Sodi A Moment Of Genesis – Revd Jonathan Evens

What is the nature of chance and accident? In a secular context, chance is a series of entirely random events, while in a religious context such events are understood as, in some way, reflecting the influence or direction of the divine.