28 January 2019

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Jock McFadyen Reveals His Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Vision – Sue Hubbard Interview

Jock is late for our meeting in the Academicians Room at the RA. Very late. He was stuck on a bus. I’ve known him for more than 20 years and figure that if we don’t have time to talk now we can always meet up in his home in Bethnal Green where, for ages, a group of us met to watch films on a Friday night

13 January 2019

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Bill Viola And The Art Of Contemplation – Revd Jonathan Evens

In welcoming Bill Viola’s installations at St Paul’s Cathedral, Mark Oakley noted that: ‘Viola’s art slows down our perceptions in order to deepen them.’

12 January 2019

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Johnny Burt And Joe Kennedy The Ringmasters Behind Unit London – Zoltan Alexander

During December, Unit London ran their show with Jackie Tsai “Reincarnation”, opened “Hunt Paintings” by pop artist Philippe Colbert at Saatchi, and in a few days, a new show will open at their Hanover Square gallery with Peter Gronquist’s “Shape Shifter” in steel, glass and enamel.

3 January 2019

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London Art Fair Competition Winners Announced – Artlyst

Answer the three questions below for the chance to win a free ticket for you and a guest to the London Art Fair worth £32.

3 January 2019

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Zombie Formalism: Ticking The Right Boxes Be Damned – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’ve been looking again at Georgina Adam’s recently published book, The Dark Side of the Boom (Lund Humphries). It ranges over a wide variety of contemporary art world topics and is quite largely concerned with recent art world misdeeds – that is, with the commercial rather than the official sector of art world activity, insofar as these can be fully separated from one another.

3 January 2019

Art In Churches 2018: Spiritual Combinations Explored – Revd Jonathan Evens

A fractious embrace was the subtitle of Jonathan Koestle-Cate’s excellent book from 2016 on Art and the Church, and that remains the case for those seeking to explore the interactions between art and spirituality.

29 December 2018

London Art Exhibitions Preview A Month By Month Guide 2019

Here’s a month by month guide to the highlights of the year’s exhibitions at the major museums and art galleries.

26 December 2018

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Sister Wendy Beckett – A Reminiscence By Revd Jonathan Evens – Artlyst Exclusive

I first encountered Sister Wendy Beckett in the pages of ‘Modern Painters’, the art magazine founded by the art critic Peter Fuller which ‘celebrated the critical imagination; stood up for aesthetic values and had a particular focus on British art.’

26 December 2018

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London Art Exhibitions January 2019 – Paul Carey- Kent

The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London now.

24 December 2018

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Bruce Eves Canadian Art Instigator Interviewed By Filmmaker Peter Dudar – Artlyst Exclusive

Bruce Eves was awarded Canada’s 2018 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

20 December 2018

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2018 A Melancholy Year For Art Exhibitions In Britain – Edward Lucie-Smith

It has been in many ways a somewhat melancholy year for art, here in Britain – or should I say: ‘here in London’? -since pretty well all the shows I will mention here took place in a capital city that seems to be drifting steadily away from the rest of Britain.

19 December 2018

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My Ten Favourite UK-Centric Art Events Of 2018 – Paul Black

As we reach the end of yet another challenging year in the art world, Artlyst’s Paul Black has chosen some of his 2018 highlights.

14 December 2018

Christmas in London Museum Guide 2018 – What’s Open, What’s Closed

For the 2018 Christmas holiday period, Artlyst has produced a helpful guide to the closing times of the major London museums and galleries. 

8 December 2018

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Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker On The Legacy Of ArtWay – Revd Jonathan Evens

Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker is editor-in-chief of ArtWay, a website which seeks to stimulate reflection on the role of images in church and open up the world of the visual arts to the Church.

3 December 2018

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Kelly Grovier On 57 Ways Of Seeing Art – Interview Sara Faith

Kelly Grovier discusses his new book A New Way of Seeing: The History of Art in 57 Works with Sara Faith.

29 November 2018

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Your Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 Everything Guide – Artlyst

The 17th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 takes place in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Centre from 6-9 December 2018

27 November 2018

Tereza Buskova Chad Vale Primary School Birmingham Art Club – Jude Cowan Montague

Tereza Buskova has been running art workshops with the students at Chad Vale Primary since November 2017, and the results are strong and bristling with positive energy.

26 November 2018

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Peter Howson Artlyst interview – Revd Jonathan Evens

A central member of the group of young artists to emerge from the Glasgow School of Art during the 1980s dubbed the New Glasgow Boys, Peter Howson has become one of his generation’s leading figurative painters.

24 November 2018

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A Conversation With French Collector Thierry Forien – Paris Photo 2018 – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Thierry Forien is a collector of Contemporary Art, Prix Découverte des Amis du Palais de Tokyo. He is on the board of Thalie Art Foundation, Artistic committee of Fluxus Art Projects and practices as an independent curator.

22 November 2018

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Paris Photo 2018 Round-Up – Zoltan Alexander

ParisPhoto, the biggest photo fair in Europe held each November at the Grand Palais, returned with its 22nd edition, attracting nearly 70.000 visitors in four days and gathering more than 200 exhibitors from all around the world, offering an unparalleled presentation of contemporary and vintage photography from grandmasters to emerging young talents.

12 November 2018

Annely Juda Celebrates 50 Years – A Recollection by Marina Vaizey

In Praise of the Art Shop – Marina Vaizey looks back on 50 years of the Annely Juda gallery.

8 November 2018

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The Only Word Is Art – Michael Petry Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Michael Petry is a visual artist whose works often leads him to write about the topics of his artistic attention.

24 October 2018

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What A FIAC! What A Fair! – Virginie Puertolas-Syn In Paris

What a FIAC! The Indian summer made the whole Parisian art week such a delight.

22 October 2018

Katharina Grosse Interview – Grand Palais FIAC 2018 – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

Artist Katharina Grosse is the Gagosian guest of honour at the FIAC this 2018

14 October 2018

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Sarah Lucas: A Walk On NY’s Wild Side – Ilka Scobie

“We need her work now more than ever,” Lisa Philips, the New Museum director stated, she continued, “We hope jaws will drop with this exhibition.’

12 October 2018

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D*Face and Kaspersky Go The Extra Electric Mile at Moniker Art Fair

Kaspersky Lab collaborates with British street artist D*Face and drives the 1970’s art car concept into the 21st century.

Vanessa Prager: Soft Serve Painting – Interview Paul Carter Robinson

‘Soft Serve’ the title of American artist Vanessa Prager’s first London solo show at Kristin Hjellegjerde dishes up a series of portraits and figures as colourful, dripping, melting realities, oozing with thick sculptural paint.

4 October 2018

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Has Frieze Become More About Instagram and Less About Art?

I’m what you could call a seasoned Frieze regular. I may have missed the first London fair but I was soon sucked into the great black hole of mega-international art fairs and beamed myself out beyond London to Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, not to mention the first Frieze in New York. Galleries […]

29 August 2018

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Pronounce Artists’ Names Correctly – An Artlyst How To Guide

All of us here at the Artlyst find it daunting at times to correctly pronounce the names of the artists that appear daily on the Artlyst website.

28 August 2018

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The Decline And Fall Of The Turner Prize – Edward Lucie-Smith

There can be no doubt that the Turner Prize is pretty much of a sick puppy right now.

28 August 2018

Guide to London Art Exhibitions Autumn 2018 Part 1

The Autumn is an incredibly busy period in the London art scene. Here is the first part of the Artlyst guide to art in London Autumn 2018.

24 August 2018

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Ingram Collection Director/Curator Jo Baring Talks Sculpture With Artist Richard Stone

Jo Baring a former Director of Christie’s UK is currently the Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art.