6 June 2019

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Art Basel 2019 The World’s Top Art Fair – Visitors Guide

Art Basel brings together some of the world’s leading galleries exhibiting the works of over 4,000 artists. A full program of talks and special events takes place daily throughout the run of the fair. Shows and events are also offered by cultural institutions in Basel and the surrounding area, creating an exciting, region-wide art week. […]

2 June 2019

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John Bellany Alan Davie Spiritual Joy and Magic – Revd Jonathan Evens

In 1983 John Bellany painted a double portrait depicting himself alongside Alan Davie. These two influential artists are Scotland’s best-known post-war artists. Cradle of Magic at Newport Street Gallery sets the work of each alongside the other and begins with a portrait of Davie by Bellany which hangs beside a self-portrait of Bellany from the time of his hospitalisation at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

30 May 2019

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PhotoLondon First Timers – Zoltan Alexander

The much acclaimed 5th edition of PhotoLondon at Somerset House closed just a few days ago with record sales and robust numbers of over 42.000 visitors in four days. 24 countries and 114 galleries participated, many of them for the first time. “Landscape-dance, naked bodies, cut-out paper forms and cut-out landscapes,18th-century rebels and 80s red-head […]

18 May 2019

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The Erotic Garden Of Shen Wei – Zoltan Alexander

Sensual bodies, erotic flowers, urban settings. That would give a somewhat accurate description of New York-based Chinese artist, Shen Wei’s work. His style is elusive, soothing and sensual.

16 May 2019

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Photo London 2019 The Capitals Most Coherent Photography Fair – Kerim Aytac

This week Photo London returns for its fifth edition, and it’s the strongest iteration yet. No longer just a fair, over the course of the last few years it has become a major cultural event spurring numerous satellite events around the city and has made the month of May

16 May 2019

London Degree Shows Guide 2019

Here is a comprehensive list of all the major London degree art shows scheduled for the summer.  The list is not complete so keep checking back for updates and additions.

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.

13 May 2019

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Venice Biennale 58: From Climate Change To Automatonics – Paul Carter Robinson

Over the years, the Giardini and the Arsenale, the two official locations for the Venice Biennale have become interchangeable in terms of weightiness. Some years the Arsenale outshines the Giardini and in others, the grandeur of 20th-century pavilions in the Giardini wins hands down. This year it is certainly the year for the Arsenale and beyond.

4 May 2019

Edinburgh Printmakers New Home – Clare Henry

A new era pre-supposes the old. EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS new £12m home at Castle Mills, Edinburgh is spectacular!

2 May 2019

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Stanley Kubrick Framing Perfection – Design Museum – Zoltan Alexander

Kubrick’s renaissance is undoubtedly in full swing. The Design Museum opened last week one of the most compelling exhibitions of the year “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition”.

Recommended London Art Exhibitions May 2019  – Paul Carey Kent

The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art exhibitions May 2019

Henry Moore At Houghton Hall An Exemplary Pairing

A trip to the magnificent Palladian house Houghton Hall in Norfolk is always a much look forwarded to pleasure. The current exhibition is a major show of works by Henry Moore, in collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation.

28 April 2019

Michael Petry In Conversation With Artist William Cobbing

Artists Michael Petry and William Cobbing are here in conversation in this exclusive interview for Artlyst.

20 April 2019

58th Venice Biennale Collateral Events Guide – Artlyst

Outside of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice Biennale, there is an overwhelming abundance of other exhibitions and events. From the historic to the contemporary and cutting edge there is something for everyone. To help you select which exhibitions are worth a visit, Artlyst is publishing its recommendations.

17 April 2019

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Dale Chihuly: His Stunning Return To Kew After Thirteen Years

Dale Chihuly is known for transforming the Studio Glass movement and elevating the possibilities of glass as a medium for fine art.

15 April 2019

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Sackler: A Family Divided – Dame Jillian Sackler Speaks Out

Dame Jillian Sackler, third wife of the late Arthur Sackler has defended her branch of the family’s philanthropic donations with a statement to the Washington Post, outlining that her side of the family has never participated in the manufacture of OxyContin or benefited from money generated by Purdue Pharma, which is wholly owned by the other side of the Sackler family.

7 April 2019

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Renzo Piano’s Landmark Spacecraft Defines The Academy Museum LA

The Academy Museum which is set to launch in Autumn 2019 will be the go-to institution dedicated to the art and science of film. This spectacular, innovative $388m structure was designed by the internationally acclaimed Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano

6 April 2019

Animal Art: Practitioners Cultivating Interspecies Perspectives – Jude Cowan Montague

A current wave of artists are exploring internationalism and interspecies relationships in order to find ways of relating to the environment and to generate through art possibilities of communication with the natural world. Ideas of decolonialism used to unpick enlightenment theory are informing new pieces.

6 April 2019

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Van Gogh’s Religious Journey Around London – Revd Jonathan Evens

Vincent van Gogh arrived in Britain as a young trainee art dealer who then had a spell as a teacher before leaving Britain to pursue a life of religious service.

1 April 2019

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Recommended London Art Exhibitions April 2019 – Paul Carey-Kent

Shows To See: Up Now in London: Paul Carey-Kent gives us his focus on the London galleries and what to see for April 2019.

Paris Exhibitions March 2019 – Zoltan Alexander

Taking the last glimpse of freedom of our united Europe before the grand departure of Britain, (if ever), I went to Paris for precisely 30 hours to visit a handful of exhibitions everyone is talking about.

18 March 2019

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ArtBAB Founder Kaneka Subberwal Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

The Fair looks absolutely brilliant this year Kaneka, It’s improved in terms of the setup. Have you got a new company

17 March 2019

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Peru In Focus: Strata Of A Landscape Opens At Casa De América

Coinciding with ARCOmadrid more than 100 works by over 30 contemporary Peruvian artists go on show for the most ambitious survey of Peruvian photography in Europe. Hailing from the collection of Jan Mulder

12 March 2019

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Leigh Bowery Celebrated In Photos By Fergus Greer At Michael Hoppen Gallery

Leigh Bowery (1961-1994) was one of the worlds’ most influential cult figures, performance artists, fashion designers, nightclub proprietors and art objects, in the 1980s and 1990s. He was above all an icon whose influence traversed music, art, film and the fashion world.

10 March 2019

Curating Spiritual Sensibilities In Changing Times – Revd Jonathan Evens

Back in 1977, in the catalogue for ‘Perceptions of the Spirit in 20th-Century American Art’, theologian John Dillenberger argued that Los Angeles County Museum of Art mounting an exhibition with ‘the subject matter of the spiritual in art represents a major shift in contemporary sensibilities.’ The implication was that more such exhibitions would follow in […]

3 March 2019

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Artist to Artist – Interview with Guernsey born Jeni Snell by Anka Dabrowska

Guernsey-born artist Jeni Snell in converstation with artist Anka Dabrowska about Snell’s current exhibition Achtung Baby!

27 February 2019

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Mexico City – Visual Arts’ New Berlin – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

When I landed in Mexico City to attend the Artweek earlier in February, I was not sure what to expect. Apparently, for the past few years, the metropolis has been gaining serious momentum amongst Art lovers and collectors for both its cultural heritage and local art scene. Some even called it the new “Berlin”. I […]

17 February 2019

How To Become an Independent Curator Sarah Sparkes Explains

I am an Artist Curator. I also teach the short course ‘How To Become an Independent Curator’ at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London.

17 February 2019

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Bosco Sodi Brick By Brick – Interview Zoltan Alexander

One of my favourite galleries Blain Southern presented at the time the first exhibition of renowned Brooklyn based Mexican artist, Bosco Sodi.

16 February 2019

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Frieze LA Week Art, Mud And Rain – Paul Carter Robinson

Day One Frieze LA: Rain! Some things are just out of our control. This was torrential rain sheets of water like you see in the tropics.

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.