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.

21 February 2021

Blackpentecostal Breath:  Spirit-Led Movement Jumps From Music To Visual Art – Revd Jonathan Evens

Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility is proving to be a profoundly influential as well as innovative book. Its author Ashon T. Crawley – academic and artist – features in two exhibitions (one current, one upcoming) which explore themes taken from the book.

10 February 2021

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Noah Becker: Apprehensive/Emancipatory — Raphy Sarkissian

The perceptively formulated and compelling paintings of Becker expansively synthesize the historical and fictional solipsism.

7 February 2021

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Genesis Tramaine: A Queer Devotional Painter Interview – Revd Jonathan Evens

Genesis Tramaine is an Expressionist Devotional painter who, through abstract portraits of men and women transcends gender, race, and social structures

31 January 2021

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Penn Station New York Gets Site Specific Art Upgrade – Clare Henry 

For 20 years having spent many hours at the cramped, sooty, underground Penn Station in Manhattan waiting for trains to go Upstate

9 December 2020

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Luise Kaish: An American Art Legacy – Clare Henry

Luise Kaish was a key figure in the New York art scene. Petite, 38, beautiful, married and mother of a small child, by 1964

Mary Wollstonecraft: A Lumpen Statue By Maggie Hambling – Sue Hubbard

It’s been quite a year for statues. Normally no more than street furniture that no one bothers to look at – old white men standing on plinths in all weathers extolling some arcane ‘victory’ of the Empire

1 October 2020

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Rachel Howard: Suicide Drawings – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Rachel Howard’s Suicide Paintings were first shown at the Bohen Foundation in NY, in 2007 and the following year at London’s Haunch of Venison gallery. Left shocked and devastated by the suicide of an acquaintance who was found kneeling in an almost prayer-like position, suicide was, she realised, one of the last taboos.  

27 September 2020

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John Lennon At 80 The Subject Of A Curated London Exhibition

A totally unauthorised and 100 % unofficial tribute to John Lennon celebrating (believe it or not) his 80th birthday is to take place at London’s Stash Gallery. Curator Harry Pye has selected 80 artists (some very well known) and asked them to make a work to mark the life and career of this great artist and cultural legend.

14 September 2020

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Rachael Ball: Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives in Conversation with Jude Cowan Montague

My latest conversation is with the graphic novelist Rachael Ball. She is an inspiring educator and an incredible visual storyteller, excellent at representing inner lives and tying it into a naturalistic narrative told in a comic book world.

6 September 2020

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Geraldine Swayne: Annunciation And The Unspoken – Artlyst Interview 

Geraldine Swayne is a highly regarded painter known for her intimate portrait and figure paintings in enamel on copper, aluminium and canvas. Her subjects engage in everyday activities

27 July 2020

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Anish Kapoor Country House Splendour – Stuart Semple

Anish Kapoor Houghton Hall Norfolk:  Have you ever felt like you want to ring your mum to tell her you think you might have left an important part of your brain somewhere in a field in Norfolk? Well, this whole experience is a bit like that!

SOHO HOUSE ANNOUNCES THE INAUGURAL SOHO HOUSE ART PRIZE

Judges including Maria Balshaw CBE, Director of Tate, Hebru Brantley, contemporary American artist and Kate Bryan, Head of Collections for Soho House will select the winner, who will be commissioned to create an exhibition and site-specific installation at Miami Beach House during Art Basel Miami Beach

27 June 2020

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Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics – Revd Jonathan Evens

Galleries and museums around the world are reopening. Among the first exhibitions being shown that caught my eye were Leaves of Grass by Max Gimblett at Page Galleries in Wellington, the pairing of Kudditji Kngwarreye and Idris Murphy at Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane, and Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics at Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki.

18 June 2020

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Last Lockdown Interviews pART 6 – Oliver Malin

The date was 13th June, When I first started writing this installment in this potentially infinite series, but everything I wrote felt stale. As it stands, Churchill is still standing, hoarding uncovered for a state visit from Macron.

10 June 2020

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Black Lives Matter March American Embassy London – Oliver Malin

Unless you’ve been stuck in outer space or Elon Musk has deployed you to test out the feasibility of luxury corporate space travel during the pandemic, you’ll be aware that we are currently experiencing the most significant global Black civil rights movement since 1968.

8 June 2020

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André Daughtry: Art, Rebellion And Racial Justice – Revd Jonathan Evens

Artworks acquire layers of meaning over time. André Daughtry’s Weight is a video work from 2014 that attempts ‘to visualise societal projections on the black male body’.

4 June 2020

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London Lockdown Interviews pART 5 – Oliver Malin

Usually, an article written by this author within this feature series would only be aiming for laughs, confusion and splashes of enlightenment.

7 May 2020

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Sean Scully In Conversation With Kelly Grovier – Lockdown 2020 – Video Added

Lockdown 2020 and the art world has been brought to a grinding halt. Major exhibitions that have taken years to plan and organize have been postponed indefinitely or scrapped altogether.

27 April 2020

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Sequested Art Prize Seeks Self-Portraits From COVID-19 Isolation

Today sees the launch of the Sequested Prize, a new self-portrait group award launched during the time of COVID-19, designed to create a platform of recognition and support to those working to establish or continue their artistic practice.

6 April 2020

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Art In Isolation More Industry Interviews – Oliver Malin

If this isn’t your first time visiting this series, thank you for your returning custom.

30 March 2020

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More Interviews From Isolation Four Artists – Oliver Malin

Whilst I will refrain from touting out the current word de jour again, the new normal, it’s hard not to feel the paradigm shift between our feet. I don’t know if I am wearing ice skates or roller blades if you know what I mean. Thankfully in this parish & in the literal meaning of that comes a recent piece scribed by the Revd Jonathan Evens. 

4 March 2020

Stanley Spencer: His Two Wives And A Love Triangle

Despite the fact that this remarkable story has been the subject of fascination and debate for decades in books, films and documentaries this show will be one of the first times an exhibition has been focused on exploring the complex relationships Spencer had with his two wives through his painting.