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.
10 March 2019
Back in 1977, in the catalogue for ‘Perceptions of the Spirit in 20th-Century American Art’, theologian John Dillenberger argued that Los Angeles County Museum of Art mounting an exhibition with ‘the subject matter of the spiritual in art represents a major shift in contemporary sensibilities.’ The implication was that more such exhibitions would follow in […]
Guernsey-born artist Jeni Snell in converstation with artist Anka Dabrowska about Snell’s current exhibition Achtung Baby!
When I landed in Mexico City to attend the Artweek earlier in February, I was not sure what to expect. Apparently, for the past few years, the metropolis has been gaining serious momentum amongst Art lovers and collectors for both its cultural heritage and local art scene. Some even called it the new “Berlin”. I […]
17 February 2019
I am an Artist Curator. I also teach the short course ‘How To Become an Independent Curator’ at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London.
One of my favourite galleries Blain Southern presented at the time the first exhibition of renowned Brooklyn based Mexican artist, Bosco Sodi.
Day One Frieze LA: Rain! Some things are just out of our control. This was torrential rain sheets of water like you see in the tropics.
Welcome to the Artlyst Frieze Week LA 2019 printable pull-out Guide, This is our curated choice of the events not to miss during the busiest week in the Los Angeles Contemporary Art calendar.
“Such a preachy, pompous show.” – Telegraph. “Viola’s art is dated, dead in the water.“ Guardian.
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
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.’
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.
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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
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.