9 December 2019

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Sculptor Conrad Shawcross On Space And Time – Interview Paul Carter Robinson 

On the surface, Conrad Shawcross’ sculpture retains the appearance of scientific rationality.

29 November 2019

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Your Art Basel Miami Beach 2019 Everything Guide – Artlyst

The 18th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach takes place in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Centre from 5-8 December 2019.

12 November 2019

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Victor Willing: Two New UK Exhibitions Celebrate His Life And Career

Two new exhibitions of work by the highly regarded painter Victor Willing (1928-1988) are currently on display at Hastings Contemporary and the Turps Gallery in S.E. London. The retrospective in Hastings is the first significant show of his work since his untimely death from multiple sclerosis in 1988.

10 November 2019

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Christopher Clack: Connecting The Material And Immaterial – Interview Revd Jonathan Evens

Christopher Clack says; I have been making images for as long as I can remember, and for as long as I can remember there has always been an element of religious imagery or content in the work I have produced.

28 October 2019

She Got Her TV Eye On Me Pat Ivers/Emily Armstrong Gonightclubbing at 72 Gallery

An exhilarating multi-media deep dive into the New York punk scene of the late 70s and early 80s, “She Got Her TV Eye On Me” showcases the work of video artists, Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong.

19 October 2019

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MICAS Launches International Art Weekend In Valletta Malta

Visiting Valletta Malta is an intoxicating experience for adventurous travellers to the island. It is located just south of Sicily (136 miles) and around 700 miles off the coast of Libya. The weather in mid-October is a consistent 25c a welcoming climate to enjoy art and cultural sites, all in abundance.

16 October 2019

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FIAC Paris 46th Edition A Grand Palais Happening – What’s On

As everyone must know by now, FIAC one of Europe’s most important fairs opened for the VIP preview today at the Grand Palais in Paris.

14 October 2019

Pallas 100: Legendary Art School Tartu Kunstimuseum Estonia – Jude Cowan Montague

The floors of Tartmus are dedicated to an exhibition to celebrate the centenary of the Pallas Art School which opened in 1919.

10 October 2019

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My Frieze Week 2019 – Zoltan Alexander

From Botticelli to Tillmans. 160 of the world’s leading galleries at Frieze, 130 at Frieze Masters, over 1000 international artists. No sign of the Brexit-uncertainty and escalating political instability. No sign that Britain is in the midst of an economic and political crisis. Dealers did good business.

10 October 2019

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Tom of Finland: Drawing Beautiful Men Proud To Love Each Other  – Rebecca Larkin

The exhibition Let’s Go Camping with Tom of Finland at Cross Lane Projects celebrates the work and influence of the iconic queer artist and comics creator ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

3 October 2019

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Weaver Beaver: Frieze London 2019 – My 10 – Paul Carter Robinson

Frieze London is in full throttle with day two of the previews underway at the time of writing. I spent the first day walking around with curator Lee Cavaliere and artist-writer Michael Petry. Each year there is an outstanding trend which clearly manifests and this year it is weaving. Here are my top ten picks from the Fair, in no order.

1 October 2019

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An Appreciation of the Life and Work of Susan Hiller – Sue Hubbard

On my way to Tate Modern in the rain, last night, I smiled, thinking just how much Susan Hiller would have liked that there was to be an evening there in her honour. Susan could be famously grumpy and the last time we had lunch together she spent much of it complaining that the Tate […]

29 September 2019

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Best Art Of The 21st Century? – In Your Dreams – Edward Lucie-Smith

Recently the Guardian newspaper here in Britain offered yet another of those ‘best of’ lists to which both the print press and websites of various kinds are now addicted. In this case, what it listed was ‘the best art of the 21st century’.

25 September 2019

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London Frieze Week Pull Out Guide 2019 – Artlyst

Welcome to this year’s Artlyst Frieze Week 2019 printable pull-out Guide. This is our curated choice of the events not to miss during the busiest week in the London Contemporary Art calendar.

22 September 2019

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School of Paris Rendez-Vous at Louvre Abu Dhabi – Paul Carter Robinson

The influx of immigrants into any vernacular urban culture has always been a gamechanger, and there is no better example than Paris at the turn of the 20th century.

7 September 2019

A Belonging Project And Exiles Loss and Displacement – Revd Jonathan Evens

Matilde Damele creates screenprints on black plastic bin bags, screenprints of migrants on bold backgrounds painted with house paints named after the positivity and stability they are not afforded, birdcages housing a variety of found and bought objects

7 September 2019

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Passaggiatina 2019: Mefiti’s Year – Jude Cowan Montague

For three years, artists Chris Simpson and Jude Cowan Montague have been curating a two-week residency during the second two weeks in August in the Italian mountain town of Atina in Frosinone, Lazio. We get a lot of support from the community who are delighted to see contemporary culture in their ancient town The residency […]

2 September 2019

Twelve London Exhibitions Not To Miss Opening Autumn 2019

Summer is over, but there is much to look forward to this Autumn. Here is the Artlyst guide to twelve exhibitions not to miss opening Autumn 2019.

18 August 2019

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Robert Polidori: Fra Angelico Opus Operantis – Revd Jonathan Evens

William Hood, when writing of Fra Angelico at San Marco, noted that the ‘translucent surfaces’ of the architecture ‘shimmer in the soft currents of light gliding over from just outside’.

11 August 2019

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Micky Johnson Collector/Gallerist Behind No 20 Islington A Passionate Eye

Micky Johnson is a Musician, Entrepreneur, and Gallerist. He is also an enthusiastic collector of British Contemporary Art.

8 August 2019

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Brancusi Sculpture Damaged: Should This Devalue The £18m Work

When someone attacked Michelangelo’s Pieta with a hammer in the 1970s, the sculpture was severely damaged. It was restored and put back on display at the Vatican. A few years later a paranoid schizophrenic slashed Rembrandt’s masterpiece ‘The Night Watch’ putting a gaping hole in the canvas with a bread knife, at the Rijksmuseum.

30 July 2019

The Evocative Powers of Tove Jansson – Moomin Museum – Tampere Finland – Jude Cowan Montague

The enthusiasm for this cartoon character runs through the arts and writing community internationally. Moomin is not just for children.

23 July 2019

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Hirvitalo: A Hive For Finland’s Experimental Arts With DIY Anarchist Roots – Jude Cowan Montague

Pipoca (Paola de Ramos) invited me to participate in an art exhibition and residency at Hirvitalo, Pispala, Tampere, Finland in July 2019, the theme – Tavaissa – ‘in the sky’. As part of this summer experience

20 July 2019

Queen Victoria: 200 Years Marked With Lavish Buckingham Palace Exhibition

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, a special exhibition, ‘Queen Victoria’s Palace’ is launched at this year’s Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace (20 July – 29 September 2019). The display will tell the story of how the young monarch turned an unloved royal residence into the centre of the social, cultural and official life of the country.

13 July 2019

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Expressionist Prints: From Turmoil To Conflict – Hunterian Glasgow – Leyla Sanai

The unassuming Hunterian Gallery in Glasgow, perched next to the University library, houses stunning paintings by the Glasgow Boys (and Girls) and the Scottish Colourists, and very occasionally plays host to international exhibitions that would cause any art connoisseur’s eyes to bulge.

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.

4 July 2019

Twelve Exhibitions To See Outside London Summer 2019

Summer has finally arrived in the UK so if you’re planning on heading out of London, Artlyst has put together a list of twelve exhibitions to see around the UK. Don’t miss the Keith Haring extravaganza at Tate Liverpool; major sculpture exhibitions at Yorkshire Sculpture Park including David Smith and Damien Hirst as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International; seaside photography at Turner Contemporary and painting shows galore from early 20th century masters such as Vuillard to contemporary giants Bridget Riley and Paula Rego and historical exhibitions such as Last Supper in Pompeii at the Ashmolean.

21 June 2019

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Godfrey Worsdale Henry Moore Foundation Director Talks Yorkshire Sculpture International with Sculptor Richard Stone

Godfrey Worsdale is Director of the Henry Moore Foundation and responsible for the artist’s Studios and Gardens in Hertfordshire and the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds. He was previously Director of the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Founding Director of MIMA and Director of Southampton City Art Gallery.

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.