2 August 2020

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Peter Doig: White Canoe 1990/1 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

Born in Scotland and raised in Trinidad and Canada, Peter Doig is widely considered one of the most renowned contemporary figurative painters of his generation

9 July 2020

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Ralph Steadman Fear & Loathing In 2020 – Interview By Oliver Malin

There is no ignoring the odd upside from a certain angle, offered up by our current miasm. Over the last three months, all of our way of lives have been affected in Dickensians ways to a varying degree, so it seemed oddly appropriate to make the most of our home-arrest scenario and to finally download zoom, scribble some quotes on post-it-notes and spend 50 mins in the virtual company of Ralph Steadman. 

8 July 2020

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Has The Word Master Reached Its Sell-By Date? – Revd Jonathan Evens

The debate about the continuing use of the term ‘Old Master’ has been re-energised by exhibitions shortly to open or reopen, such as ‘Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company’ at the Wallace Collection and ‘Women Modern Masters’ at The Scottish Gallery.

8 July 2020

Richard Demarco Art Impresario At 90 – Clare Henry 

Richard Demarco, C.B.E., H.R.S.A., R.S.W., F.R.S.A., Hon. F.E.C.A., Hon. F.R.I.A.S. – where to start?

5 July 2020

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Patrick Wray Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives In Conversation With Jude Cowan Montague

The second piece in a series of conversations with new graphic novelists and comic artists. With many ‘fine artists’ (whatever this means!) turning to illustration in recent years to inform their work

5 July 2020

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Kara Walker: Fons Americanus – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In this new series, art critic, Poet and novelist Sue Hubbard discusses seminal contemporary artworks

30 June 2020

Guide to UK Museums and Galleries Reopening

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that museums and galleries may reopen from Saturday 4 July providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines, the following museums and galleries have released details. Here is a useful guide to the planned reopenings. Artlyst will update the list as new information becomes available.

25 June 2020

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Wim Wenders An Exclusive Artlyst Interview

Renowned as one of the most important film directors of our time, Wim Wenders (b.1945, Dusseldorf) developed, in parallel, an extensive photographic oeuvre. It is partly to escape the frenetic environment of the film industry that he first turned to photography.

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.

13 June 2020

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Elizabeth Kwant Interview With Revd Jonathan Evens

Elizabeth Kwant’s work engages contemporary socio-political issues; immigration detention, migration, gender and slavery through her multi-disciplinary practice. Her socially engaged arts projects have often been with refugees and asylum seekers. Most recently, with Am I not a woman and a sister, a four-channel film installation for the International Slavery Museum, Kwant worked in partnership with […]

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.

4 June 2020

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Black Art Matters – Paul Carter Robinson

This is long overdue, but under the worrying circumstances that have dominated the news in the past week, I feel it is essential to voice an opinion representing Artlyst.

Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

This is a new series by historian James Payne demystifying great works of art. We will be adding to this page as the content is produced. 

31 May 2020

Wallis Eates Graphic Storytellers/Comic Creatives In Conversation With Jude Cowan Montague

In this first series of interviews with graphic novelists, I spoke with Wallis Eates, author, artist and raconteur.

14 May 2020

Scotland Marks Thirtieth Anniversary Of Historic Venice Biennale Takeover – Clare Henry

Thirty years ago this week, in 1990, Scotland made history at the 44th Venice Biennale. It was the first and only time in its 125-year history that Scotland was part of the official Venice Biennale, and as a country in its own right.

Artist Lockdown In New York City – Scarlett Lingwood

The reality of Covid19 started to appear more on my radar towards the beginning of March. By the time the Armory Show happened with galleries flying in from different parts of the world to showcase artist’s work, the overall atmosphere at the fair felt clearly different from years past.  

London Gallery Lockdown Night And Day – A Photo Essay

London Gallery Lockdown 4/05/2020: Greta Thunberg would undoubtedly agree with the first statement

29 April 2020

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London Lockdown Interviews pART 4 – Oliver Malin

Lockdown Interviews: Samuel Johnson once explained to a friend at some point on September 20, 1777, in a London bookshop that “you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life

28 April 2020

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 Helaine Blumenfeld: Undulating Structures – Interview – Revd Jonathan Evens

Helaine Blumenfeld is Best known for her monumental public commissions, such as the five-metre bronze sculpture ‘Fortuna’ that in 2016

26 April 2020

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Lockdown London A Photo Essay By Oliver Malin

It seems odd to be writing an introduction to a lockdown London photographic series investigating the epicentre of the night, the quiet, airy night, which is the sum total of the stillness that has occurred thanks to the reduction in human footprint around a city, which has been so alive at all times of the day and night since Londinium has cooked up by the Romans.

21 April 2020

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Annya Sand: Renaissance Lockdown Project – Interview 

Annya Sand (born 1983) is a British artist, currently completing an MA at Central Saint Martins, London. She explores abstract painting using her own original lexicon. 

19 April 2020

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Salvador Dalí The Enigma of Faith – Revd Jonathan Evens

Salvador Dalí was an enigma, perhaps never more so than in his engagement with religion. An exhibition currently touring the US demonstrates the divided and dualistic nature of that relationship. ‘Salvador Dalí’s Stairway to Heaven

15 April 2020

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How To Isolate: Art Industry Interviews – Oliver Malin

Dearly beloved, we are all unfortunately still gathered here on this unexpected Summer holiday to a destination unknown.

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.

6 April 2020

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Solitude An Essay By Jeremy Cooper

Some of us have spent much of our lives seeking first to explain to self and then to justify to loved others the need to spend most of our time in solitude. It is oddly gratifying now to be ordered by the Prime Minister, whose personality and politics I do not like, to live exactly as I have chosen to for the last twenty years.

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. 

28 March 2020

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Art And Faith A Time For Seeing – Revd Jonathan Evens

Edward Lucie-Smith has rightly wondered, as ‘the contemporary art world goes dark, and as galleries – official spaces and commercial ones – slam shut their doors,’ ‘what the art world will be like once all this is over.’ However, the immediate wondering is simply, what do we do now?

26 March 2020

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Interviews From Isolation Four Artists – Oliver Malin

This is a new series of interviews coordinated by Oliver Malin that Artlyst is going to run over the next few weeks illustrating how other artists are coping with life and isolation under COVID-19. 

12 March 2020

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Peter Saul And Jordan Casteel New Museum NYC – Ilka Scobie

A weird and interesting dichotomy of two painters who share neither age, gender, race or subject matter are united by passionate painting and masterful brushwork. Peter Saul, at 85 is having his first-ever NYC retrospective show

9 March 2020

ULAY: A Personal Reminiscence – Clare Henry

ULAY, who died last week at 76, was tall, handsome, clever, charismatic. In the 1980s he was also half of the world’s golden couple of performance art Ulay & Abramovic. 

24 February 2020

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Carolina Mazzolari: Painting With Thread – Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Carolina Mazzolari is one of the key artists currently in an exhibition and auction sale at Sotheby’s to benefit Fine Cell Work, a charity and social enterprise working with prisoners. 

17 February 2020

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Frieze LA 2020: What The Dealers Said

Frieze LA 2020 attracted 35,000 visitors during its four days at Paramount Pictures Studios, which featured 75 local and international galleries in addition to unique artist commissions as part of Frieze Projects and the Artist Street Fair on the Paramount Pictures Backlot.