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 enthusiasm for this cartoon character runs through the arts and writing community internationally. Moomin is not just for children.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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
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.
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.
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”.
The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art exhibitions May 2019
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
Artists Michael Petry and William Cobbing are here in conversation in this exclusive interview for Artlyst.
20 April 2019
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.
Dale Chihuly is known for transforming the Studio Glass movement and elevating the possibilities of glass as a medium for fine art.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Fair looks absolutely brilliant this year Kaneka, It’s improved in terms of the setup. Have you got a new company
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
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.