On one of the coldest days this year I climbed down many steps into the deep railway cut that is Glasgow’s Queens Park Station. Here, next to a tiny ticket office, is perhaps one of the UK’s strangest galleries.
ArtBAB Bahrain, in its third edition, is an international event to be reckoned with.
14 March 2018
While many collectors and Art world professionals were in Europe for TEFAF and the Auctions in London, I went instead to visit the New York art scene for the Armory week.
As we reach the end of another New York Armory Show few revelations are on hand.
Today (8th March) is International Women’s Day, it’s also the public opening of the new Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. For those of you familiar with Picasso and his self-mythologized monster; you may need to read that sentence again.
With Pablo Picasso 1932 – Tate Modern’s major exhibition for the first half of this year – ready to open (March 8th), the drumbeats are already beginning.
One Hundred years after the suffragette movement which culminated in women gaining the right to vote, it feels like this may finally be the year for Women and with International Women’s Day this week, let’s celebrate. So what about artists labelled GIRLS – and even worse, “Glasgow Girls?
Camden Arts Centre is currently presenting the first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom of Giorgio Griffa, an Italian abstract painter who has been closely linked to the Arte Povera movement.
Up Now in London – Paul Carey-Kent chooses his favourite exhibitions for March 2018.
28 February 2018
There are some thought-provoking and informative photography exhibitions on show in London at the moment. Ranging from the Barbican’s Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins which explores subjects on the edge of society to the four artists shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 at the Photographers’ gallery. Also just opened is the Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography which shows together Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822-65). Here is a selection of what’s on offer.
24 February 2018
There is growing recognition of the serious nature of maternal mental health problems during childbirth
The contemporary art world seems an increasingly strange place to be.
Chinese New Year, got off with a woof yesterday with the launch of ‘Embracing the Underdog’, celebrating the Year of The Dog. Over one hundred and twenty emerging and underground artists put on what could be described as a doggie-themed art happening.
Luke Heng is an emerging Singaporean artist, born in 1987. He lives and works in Singapore and holds a B.A. (Hons.) in Fine Arts from LASALLE College of the Arts, graduating in 2013.
I really enjoyed visiting Art Genève (1-4 February) as well as discovering the city’s art scene last week.
7 February 2018
Gallerist James Payne from PayneShurvell visited Brussels recently during BRAFA and has selected his highlights from the fair. Art fairs are a great way to see a huge range of international work in a short amount of time, discover artists you didn’t know, and see what is trending. On the negative side, the work is […]
Could Hungary still retake its place on the art-map of Europe and contemporary art from Budapest have an international recognition
Last month Edward Lucie-Smith filmed this exclusive video for Artlyst with the well known NY figurative painter Philip Pearlstein, at the Saatchi Gallery, London.
Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge reopens this week after a two-year redevelopment programme by Jamie Fobert Architects which includes major new exhibition galleries, generous education spaces and a cafe. Fobert is the new favourite architect of the museum world. Last year saw his completion of the extension at Tate St Ives, and he has just been appointed to undertake the £35.5m transformation of the National Portrait Gallery.
Singapore is a vibrant hub at the best of times, but it doubles up as a key global centre for contemporary art, as the world focuses on Singapore Art Week.
Iwayan Agus Novianto AKA Wayan Novi was born in 1989 in Bali.
22 January 2018
It’s been a busy year for Brooklyn based artist Derrick Adams. When I met the charming multimedia artist at Swiss Beatz’ holiday party, the huge letters spelling out Derrick’s name were in celebration of his banner year.
Artlyst chooses six of the best from the 2018 London Art Fair. The London Art Fair is the capital’s longest running Contemporary and Modern art fair. Now in its 30th year, the event presents leading British and international galleries alongside specially curated spaces, Art Projects and Photo50.
Overview: The London Art Fair is the capitals longest running Contemporary and Modern art fair. Now in its 30th year, the event presents leading British and international galleries alongside specially curated spaces, Art Projects and Photo50.
St James Piccadilly is one of the best loved churches in London. It is the perfect pairing for a new installation by the artist Arabella Dorman.
I had never experienced a Frank Gehry up-close. Never stood slack-jawed, gawping at the gymnastic splendours that the photographs in the glossies promise.
One name immediately sprang to mind – that of the born Irish, once British, now American painter Sean Scully.
3 January 2018
While the New Year has lots of great exhibitions to look forward to (see the Artlyst guide to exhibitions in 2018) there are also great exhibitions to see that you may have missed and that are closing in January.
Over the New Year period, transgender artist Ela Xora collapsed and was taken to hospital after six days of hunger strike against historically inaccurate comments made on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, by its presenter Piers Morgan.
31 December 2017
The British contemporary art world is apparently in a healthy state at the moment.