Venice To London May 2022 Diary – Revd Jonathan Evens

Several exhibitions/installations in Venice during the 59th Biennale re-situate key works or themes from Christianity’s historic engagement with the Arts, in some cases overlaying biblical narrative onto the present.

Martin Parr: Interview of the Month May 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Martin Parr is famous worldwide for over 50 years of intensely colourful and wittily affectionate photographic observations of people.

Surrealism’s Alternative History The 59th Venice Biennale – Nico Kos Earle

The Venice Biennale sparks surreal conversations between past and present in ‘Milk of Dreams’, curated by Cecilia Alemani

29 April 2022

Great Art Cities Explained YouTube Series Venice Biennale Special

Great Art Cities Explained (GACE) follows the successful YouTube art history series Great Art Explained in 15 Minutes, founded last year by art writer and curator James Payne.

11 April 2022

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NFTs Hog The Headlines But Traditional Fine Art Sales Outperform Due To Digital Auctions

Love them or loathe them, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have now established their place in the art world firmament and, in doing so, have hogged the headlines.

16 February 2022

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Mexico Art Week A Vibrant Hectic Tour – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

After exploring Oaxaca and the iconic Casa Wabi designed by Tadao Ando in Puerto Escondido, I was happy to be back in Mexico for Art Week.

1 February 2022

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Allison Katz: Interview of the Month February 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent 

London-based Canadian Allison Katz relishes the second of those options at Camden Art Centre

25 January 2022

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Frank Auerbach: Head of E.O.W.II – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

The painter Frank Auerbach, sent in 1939 to England learned years later, that his parents had perished in Auschwitz.

18 December 2021

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Marlene Dumas: Oscar Wilde and Bosie – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Marlene Dumas’ portraits of the writer Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and his young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), known as ‘Bosie’, illustrate that social attitudes do change

24 November 2021

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 Pull Out Fair Guide – Artlyst

The last Art Basel Miami Beach to take place was in 2019. It was an optimistic time for the international art world

23 November 2021

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Magnus Plessen: Artist Interview of the Month December 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

The German painter Magnus Plessen tends to paint in thematic groups: in 2016, he showed his ‘1914-1918’ series in London

18 November 2021

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Fabergé: Lavish Opulent And Magnificently Kitsch – Bring On The Revolution!

Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated and, let’s face it kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs.

Richard Wilson 20:50 Significant Works First Created 1987 – Sue Hubbard

Richard Wilson 20:50: Nearly one-hundred-and-five years after Marcel Duchamp’s porcelain urinal was daubed with the pseudonym ‘R..Mutt.’

26 October 2021

Paul Carey Kent Artist Interview Of The Month Index – Artlyst

Welcome to this new series of monthly artist interviews by critic Paul Carey-Kent. Paul has written for Art Monthly and Frieze Magazine

10 October 2021

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Mr Brainwash Loves London But Is It Mutual? – Conversation With Oliver Malin

Mr Brainwash (Thierry Guetta) a cross between a Beaver and John Belushi in conversation with Oliver Malin ahead of his London show.

6 October 2021

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Frieze Week London 2021 Pull Out Guide – Artlyst

Welcome to this year’s Artlyst Frieze Week 2021 printable pull-out Guide.

3 October 2021

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Sidney Nolan’s Africa Interview With Andrew Turley And Revd Jonathan Evens 

Nolan’s Africa will be the first book on Sidney Nolan written with access to the newly opened Sidney Nolan archives

16 September 2021

Tate’s Ervin Bossanyi Stained Glass Window Mothballed After 2011 Redevelopment

Tate’s Ervin Bossanyi Stained Glass Window Vanishes After 2011 Redevelopment

14 August 2021

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Banksy Spraycation – East Coast Summer 2021 – How To Find Them

Banksy Spraycation Guide. How To Find Them in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Cromer, Norfolk, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad in Suffolk

9 August 2021

Rachel Whiteread: House 1993 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Rachel Whiteread approached the last tenant, retired docker Sydney Gale to explain her desire to make an artwork out of his old home.

5 August 2021

Yorkshire Sculpture Park Where Time Slows Down – James Payne

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is open again for business, and it is so good to revisit it. The great news is many of its temporary shows have been extended, like Joana Vasconcelos’ Beyond (till January 2022).

1 August 2021

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Rosie Gibbens: Interview of the Month August 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

The entertaining and thought-provoking solo exhibition, ‘Soft Girls’, by Rosie Gibbens, is at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, until 15 August.

26 July 2021

More Out Of London Summer Exhibitions 2021 – Artlyst Recommends

Have you planned your summer staycation away from London? Artlyst has put together a selection of exhibitions throughout the country to satisfy your cultural cravings. 

18 July 2021

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Frida Kahlo: A Question Of Ethnicity – Edward Lucie-Smith

A recent Opinion piece on the website Hyperallegenic fiercely condemned Frida Kahlo, long one of the patron saints of contemporary feminist art.

14 July 2021

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Spencer Finch: Interview of the Month July 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

In his current exhibition at Lisson Gallery (‘Only the hand that erases writes the true thing’, to 31 July), Spencer Finch presents new works

Paula Rego: The Policeman’s Daughter 1987 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In an era when modernism was dictating that painting should abandon all connection to narrative, Paula Rego

28 June 2021

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Ena Swansea: Interview of the Month June 2021 – Paul Carey-Kent

There’s an aura of mystery to Ena Swansea’s big, impressive paintings at Ben Brown Fine Arts  (‘green light’ to 30 July)

Ken Currie: Unknown Man Scottish National Portrait Gallery – Clare Henry

Ken Currie, undoubtedly among the most significant painters of our time, is known for his dark side, his bleak, black pictures

Mona Hatoum: The Light at the End 1989 Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

I first saw Mona Hatoum’s installation The Light at the End at The Showroom in East London in 1989.

13 April 2021

Keith Haring: Personal Spiritual Imagery – Revd Jonathan Evens

Keith Haring was a revolutionary artist who transformed the art world during his short but impactful life

13 April 2021

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Artist Anka Dabrowska Discusses New Margate Project With James Payne

Anka Dabrowska, a Warsaw born queer woman artist living and working in London, spoke to Artlyst on the eve of an exciting new project in the seaside town of Margate.

10 April 2021

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Modus Operandi What Makes Successful Public Art: Vivien Lovell Interviewed By Revd Jonathan Evens 

Founded in 1999, Modus Operandi, an independent arts unit with a track record of curating and producing high-quality art in the public realm, recently celebrated its 21st birthday.