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.

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.