CARAVAN is the international intercultural and interreligious peacebuilding arts NGO which has brought I AM, an art exhibition showcasing the insights and experiences of Middle Eastern women, to London.
15 August 2017
A collection of work, Sculpture (1504-2017), by artist Nick Hornby are currently on display at the Glyndebourne Festival 2017.
I went to see the R.A.’s new Matisse show, but not at the press view, as I was abroad. I did go very shortly after it opened. Not unexpectedly, it was jammed with visitors, and I mean jammed. You had to dodge round backs to get a proper view of some of the smaller items, notably the drawings.
Is an indigenous rock painting showing off the number of kills any different to a rebellious teenager taking his girl to their local make-out spot where he declares his love to her spray-painted in crude bright colours the night before?
There’s seems to be more on than usual over August, partly due to a new trend for shows running July-September
Alexander de Cadenet’s series of bronze and silver sculptures featuring ‘consumables’ contain a deeper spiritual message. This includes his ‘Life-Burger’ hamburger sculptures and ‘Creation’ – a large scale shiny bronze apple with three bites taken from it – two adult bites and baby bite in between.‘Creation’ explores the mysterious process of creativity – of how both a human being and […]
26 July 2017
The 48th edition of the World premiere photography festival: Les Rencontres d’Arles. With 100,000 visitors in 2016, it is becoming increasingly popular among art lovers. The old Roman city is the perfect setting to discover the best of international photography.
25 July 2017
Art Out of the Bloodlands: A Century of Polish Artists in Britain at the Ben Uri Gallery focuses on the contribution made by the largest migrant community to 20th/21st Century British Art
The Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace is upon us and this year the featured exhibition in the State Rooms is a special display of more than 200 State visit gifts presented to Her Majesty The Queen, throughout her 65-year reign.
18 July 2017
One of the highlights of the London contemporary art calendar is the Goldsmiths 2017 MFA degree exhibition.
14 July 2017
If you’re planning on leaving the capital this Summer, Artlyst has put together a selection of the best UK shows outside of London.
Christopher Gray was born in 1965 and has always lived and worked in London.
What people choose to describe as ‘a masterpiece’ is usually pretty much a matter of context. On the whole, at this annual beanfeast for conspicuous consumers, you won’t find much in the way of graffiti art lurking around, though it’s just possible that you might be confronted with a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat now that he’s included in the pantheon of artists with multi-million dollar price tags.
1 July 2017
As a regular attendee of the Venice Biennale, this was my sixth visit, I was fortunate to attend the Vernissage week with an invitation from the Australia Council for which I am eternally grateful. This is a summary of some of the things that I liked that caught my eye. There were many others of equal interest but I’ve pared it down to just a few.
Much has been said about the Biennale. It is daring indeed from Christine Macel, the French curator from Pompidou appointed the curator of the Venice Biennale 2017, to extract herself from the actual political and social turmoil the world is facing.
24 June 2017
Michael Pendry light installations were first presented to a larger audience in 2005 for the ‘Lange Nacht der Museen’ (Long Night of Museums) in Munich. ‘Störung’ (Disturbance) was shown in a Munich church and began a practice which continued with the church-based light and video installations ‘Das apokalyptische Weib’ (The Apocalyptic Woman) and ‘Sacre Coeur’. […]
Curator and Gallerist Virginie Puertolas-Syn chooses twelve of the best stands at Art Basel 2017. Art Basel is a curated selection of 291 first-rate galleries exhibiting at the fair’s 48th edition in Basel.
London gallerist Zavier Ellis of Charlie Smith chooses six of the best works appearing at VOLTA, Basel’s art fair for new international art.
Last October I was in Doha the capital of Qatar which seemed like a well-oiled machine when it came to Art, Education, and Culture.
12 June 2017
A trip to Kiev – no, call it ‘Kviv’, which is the correct form in the Ukrainian language – revealed a bustling, energetic contemporary art world, but little in the way of public collections.
12 June 2017
Artlyst’s highlights of the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2017.
Art Basel 2017 is a curated selection of 291 first-rate galleries exhibiting at the fair’s 48th edition in Basel. The gallery list for the Swiss event, taking place from June 15 to June 18, 2017, is a corker.
Jamaican art has never been as experimental as that to be found in – say – Cuba, its neighboring island in the Greater Antilles. Cuban art reached out to the Modernist Movement almost as soon as it began. And Cuba has always had links to what was going on in the mainland nations of Latin America. Art in Jamaica, linked to the UK, remained consistently more conservative.
5 June 2017
The Antarctic Biennale is a bespoke cultural event, different from any other. It is a creative journey, expanding the parameters of what art can be today.
Sgt Pepper At 50 is the 50th anniversary of the original album by The Beatles and through this festival has become a newly ‘re-imagined album’ of artworks, theater, music and dance pieces.
A – lister actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for the amfAR AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival. The event held annually at the Eden Roc Hotel, Cap d’Antibes on the French Riviera saw celebrities and benefactors paying up to $500,000 for a table. But where was the Contemporary art on the auction block?
29 May 2017
The 57th Biennale di Venezia – was curated by the recently appointed director of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Christine Macel. Optimistically titled VIVA ARTE VIVA, this Olympian presentation of art proposes “an alternative to individualism and indifference.
29 May 2017
Central St Martins BA and MA degree shows kicked off this weekend with a number of multidisciplinary exhibitions stretching across the Kings Cross campus.
28 May 2017
Over the Easter period, St Stephen Walbrook, was involved in Stations 2017, a two-part artwork based on the Stations of the Cross and the Stations of the Resurrection.
Sometimes the best art is born out of a mistake. It is this type of accidental trial and error that keeps the Turner Prize winning artist Richard Deacon on his toes, as a practitioner of fresh ideas and innovations.
David Bailey is not at all what I expected. He’s imposing without being scary. He’s warm and down to earth. He speaks his mind, unafraid and not at all intimidated by the art establishment.