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.
29 December 2018
Here’s a month by month guide to the highlights of the year’s exhibitions at the major museums and art galleries.
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.’
The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London now.
Bruce Eves was awarded Canada’s 2018 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.
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.
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
For the 2018 Christmas holiday period, Artlyst has produced a helpful guide to the closing times of the major London museums and galleries.
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.
Kelly Grovier discusses his new book A New Way of Seeing: The History of Art in 57 Works with Sara Faith.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
In Praise of the Art Shop – Marina Vaizey looks back on 50 years of the Annely Juda gallery.
Michael Petry is a visual artist whose works often leads him to write about the topics of his artistic attention.
What a FIAC! The Indian summer made the whole Parisian art week such a delight.
22 October 2018
Artist Katharina Grosse is the Gagosian guest of honour at the FIAC this 2018
“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.’
Kaspersky Lab collaborates with British street artist D*Face and drives the 1970’s art car concept into the 21st century.
‘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.
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 […]
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.
There can be no doubt that the Turner Prize is pretty much of a sick puppy right now.
28 August 2018
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.
Jo Baring a former Director of Christie’s UK is currently the Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art.
20 August 2018
Nobody, I think, could be keener than I am to see women obtain more recognition for their creative contribution to the visual arts.
At a time when London’s big art museums are going all out to be populist, they also seem to be witnessing a fairly general fall in attendances.
Ever since the publication of Andre Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto (1924), the erotic male gaze on the female body came to be a defining component of the Surrealist movement.
31 July 2018
Yves Klein died from a heart attack in 1962, at the age of 34, shortly after creating two prominent works of art currently on display in the heart of the Oxfordshire idyll.