Looking forward to the art year ahead of us – 2019 – there are certain things one notices immediately, in the announcements so far made by various official and semi-official institutions based here in Britain and more specifically in plans announced by galleries here in London.
The New Years Honours list 2019 has given a nod to several Visual Artists in this year’s presentation.
The celebrated art historian and nun Sister Wendy Beckett has died at the age of 88, it has been announced. In the 1990s she became one of the most unlikely television stars, the BBC said on their website.
Tate Britain have revealed that it will be purchasing four watercolours by the renowned artist and women’s rights campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960).
20 December 2018
The official Banksy website has confirmed that a mural which appeared on a Port Talbot wall is the work of the elusive Street Artist. Banksy has had a busy year with work popping up around the globe, a Paris mural To Coincide With World Refugee Day and a 20m high mural in New York to highlight to […]
The winner of the UK’s most popular acquisition in 2018 is an Anglo-Saxon gold pendant, found in Winfarthing, Norfolk and purchased by Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery.
17 December 2018
A new artistic team has been selected for Manifesta 13 which takes place in Marseille in 2020 by Director of Manifesta, Hedwig Fijen.
Arts Council England has published the 2017/18 Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu annual report which shows that in the last year, 42 cases
The highly anticipated launch of Ice Watch Olafur Eliasson’s global installation project, highlighting the catastrophic consequences of climate change was unveiled at Tate Modern and at Bloomberg’s European headquarters today 11/12/18.
10 December 2018
The decedent Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has created a flag to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
10 December 2018
Art Basel’s 17th edition in Miami Beach concluded with strong and consistent sales across all levels of the market.
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral has been selected as the institution’s colour of the year.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the Russian Government in the case of Punk activist band Pussy Riot, whose members include Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina.
6 December 2018
The Turner Prize-winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor has won his battle to remove footage of his iconic Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago from a National Rifle Assoc. (NRA) video.
6 December 2018
Olafur Eliasson working in collaboration with leading geologist Minik Rosing, is exhibiting blocks of melting ice, one in front of Tate Modern and another outside Bloomberg’s London headquarters to create the significant artwork, Ice Watch. Ice Watch will serve as a visceral reminder of the impact of climate change.
This year’s Turner Prize winner 2018 has been awarded to Charlotte Prodger a Glasgow-based video artist whose work deals with identity and place. She was nominated for her solo exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall.
The Jerwood Charitable Foundation has announced the 12 recipients of awards and commissions that will form the 2019 visual arts development and exhibition programme at Jerwood Space, London and on tour nationally. The total value of grants directly awarded to artists is over £100k.
Robert Morris, who died this week was a highly influential American sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. He was regarded as one of the most prominent theorists of Minimalism along with Donald Judd, but also made significant contributions to the development of performance art, minimalism, land art, the Process Art movement and installation art. Morris born […]
29 November 2018
Experts have revealed that a photograph long thought to be of the 13-year-old Vincent van Gogh is actually a portrait of his brother Theo van Gogh, aged 15.
Much has been written recently about the problems of the mid-level gallery, and indeed the roll-call of spaces that have closed in the last three years makes grim reading. While the biggest dealers – such as Zwirner, Gagosian or Hauser & Wirth – continue to extend their global empires, smaller players are struggling. Low foot-fall […]
Iwan Wirth, and Manuela Wirth, the Co-Founders of Hauser & Wirth, along with Marc Payot have announced the establishment of Hauser & Wirth Institute, an independent, non-profit private operating foundation dedicated to supporting art historical scholarship and to preserving and advancing the legacies of modern and contemporary artists through enabling greater public access to their […]
We reported 0n 30th October that the Ben Uri Gallery trustees had decided to de-access around 700 artworks, in order to fund wider plans to include immigrant and refugee artists from all global backgrounds.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation have unveiled the Ten visual artists and composers living and working in the UK who will each receive £60,000 with no strings attached, making this the largest and most flexible award for individual artists in the UK.
20 November 2018
It’s been a week of record-breaking sales for the two leading auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s recording billion dollar sales totals and record-breaking prices for artists living and deceased.
19 November 2018
Once again it’s RCA Secret time where the public is invited to try and spot the named artists from the students in order to acquire a mini-masterpiece at a bargain price.
Cerith Wyn Evans has won The Hepworth Prize For Sculpture now in its second edition. This year’s shortlisted artists were Michael Dean, Mona Hatoum, Phillip Lai, Magali Reus and Cerith Wyn Evans. Each artist created a new work for display in the exhibition.
Responding to an international call to the global arts and culture community, acclaimed artist and photographer Michel Comte will be the first high-profile artist to join a new environmentally focused initiative created by Wavelength Foundation.
Looks like Tate Liverpool has once again trumped (if that word is still acceptable) Tate Modern or in fact all of the major London Galleries by mounting the first serious show of the late great graffiti artist Keith Haring (1958–1990).
Paris Photo, the well established fair dedicated to the photographic medium, closed the doors to its 22nd edition on Sunday 11 November
10 November 2018
An Artist-led campaign to save a street dubbed the ‘Living War Memorial’ has resulted in a dramatic victory for a community stirred into art-activism