19 August 2010

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Fourth Plinth Shortlist Designs Unveiled Today

London – The Artists shortlist (2010/2011) for the next commission to go on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square has now been revealed and the designs will be unveiled later today. Brian Griffiths, Allora & Calzadilla, Hew Locke Elmgreen & Dragset, Katharina Fritsch, and Mariele Neudecker. Are the winners of this stage of the competition.The […]

17 August 2010

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Christie’s to Launch Contemporary Art Fair To Compete With Frieze 2010

The gap left by the demise of the Zoo art fair is set to be filled by The Moniker International Art Fair, The East End Urban Art Fair “Sunday” and Auction House, Christie’s first Contemporary Art Fair “Multiplied” launched during the Frieze corridor in October. The fairs will be running between 14-19 October (see details […]

17 August 2010

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New ICA curator of exhibitions Matt Williams

  ICA, London Has appointed  Matt Williams as the new curator of exhibitions Williams, was previously employed at Limoncello, Hotel, and the Zabludowicz Collection, and has been curator of International Project Space, Birmingham since 2008. He is also co-editor of the annual publication Novel, which focuses on artists’ writing and poetry. The upcoming issue, published […]

16 August 2010

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Trouble At The Zoo? Where is Zoo Art 2010

Zoo Art Enterprises will not be presenting an event in October 2010’. This is the message that has been posted on the Zoo Art website. Sometimes a little information is dangerous and we inevitably come to our own journalistic conclusions. Is this the first casualty of the Art funding crunch or are the people at […]

15 August 2010

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Largest Picasso Canvas to be Exhibited At London’s V&A Museum

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum  is finally set to exhibit Picasso’s  huge set design for the Ballets Russes. Measuring in at 34 by 38 feet, this theatrical front cloth designed by the modern master will go on view at next month and is sure to thrill. It is, in fact, the largest canvas ever designed […]

14 August 2010

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Giacometti & Maeght 1946-1966 2010 Exhibition

The Fondation Maeght in Vence, France is holding an exceptional retrospective of the works of Alberto Giacometti, one of the most original artists of the twentieth century. Renowned for his elongated sculptures Giacometti was also an accomplished painter and draughtsman.The main subject of his creations is the representation of the vulnerability and existential anguish of the […]

10 August 2010

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Thingswelove at London Design Festival

The London Design Festival provides an outstanding oportunity for guests from all over the world to find out about the design hub London. Thingswelove is proud to be part of it and will showcase a variety of beautiful and exciting, extraordinary and surprising artwork and design from a vast range of artists and fields. Our […]

8 August 2010

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Berlin Hannover Art Reviews Summer 2010

NO GERMANS IN BERLIN? August, 2010 I spent some time in Berlin and Hanover last week – both are recommended. Proof, were it needed, of how very international Berlin’s art scene is came with the range of artists on show at the end of the current season. Whether it be major institutional exhibitions (Bruce Nauman, […]

6 August 2010

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Retrospective Exhibition of Americian Painter – Alice Neel

Alice Neel: Painted Truths   8 July – 17 September 2010, Galleries 1, 8 & 9. The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first major retrospective of Influential 20th century American painter Alice Neel. Alice Neel (1900–1984) is best known for her portraits of celebrated artists and writers from New York, including Andy Warhol, Frank O’Hara, Meyer […]

3 August 2010

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Paula Rego’s London Exhibition

The London Exhibition- The Marlborough Fine Art. Paula Rego has lived in London and Lisbon since 1963. Her Original brand of Figurative painting falls somewhere between Picasso’s the Rose Period and Daumier’s. The Sentiment behind her subject matter is often politically charged and many of the images deal with important women’s issues. Sexuality, feminism and […]

3 August 2010

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Exposing Chinese Epigones

“Wir must make a comment on the bad things in our world, otherwise we are a part of them.” – Ai Weiwei In view of these photos I only want to raise two questions:1. Why have contemporary Chinese artists chosen to imitate the Europeans and Americans, not the Indians, the South Americans and the Africans?2. […]

2 August 2010

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Review of Protoytpes and Experiments V

“Prototypes and Experiments” has been a regular fixture in Aram Gallery’s eight year programme of design exhibitions curated by designer Daniel Charny focusing on new and experimental projects. The rollcall over the four exhibitions to date has included åbåke, Ineke Hans, El Ultimo Grito, Martino Gamper, Jorre van Ast, Rolf Sachs, Max Lamb, Shin Azumi, […]

30 July 2010

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Government Inquiry into Arts Funding Cuts Inevitable

  The Culture, Media and Sport Committee is inviting written submissions from the art and heritage community on the possible impact of spending cuts from central and local government.The inquiry is aimed at evaluating the fallout “recent, and future, spending cuts will have on the arts”. The outcome is likely to be a time wasting […]

26 July 2010

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Brand Republic 2005

LONDON – Students at the Slade School of Fine Art have been given the chance to get their digital ideas featured in an outdoor advertising campaign at London train stations, through a Maiden Group initiative to challenge the next generation of art directors. Maiden Group, the outdoor ad company, invited students to enter a competition […]

26 July 2010

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Titan Outdoor 1st Prize Winner 2005

Titan is helping the next generation of art directors to recognise Digital Outdoor’s potential. A new and exciting initiative between Titan and Slade was set up to help push the creative boundaries of digital/Transvision and stimulate both the number and quality of entries for the forthcoming Campaign poster awards. More on Titan Outdoor

26 July 2010

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Circle of the Tyrants 2008

Jonathon Velardi’s Fortune Teller easily assumes centre stage: a bright and mesmeric video work presented on four large screens, each split diagonally into numerous diamonds. The video undulates in a pattern across the diamonds: a kaleidoscope of gyrating women, bejewelled men, shiny cars and naked flesh that dissolve in and out of a pattern of […]

26 July 2010

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Open Spaces Open Places 2008

Open Spaces Open Places is a professional arts organisation working in Northamptonand the county. It commissions contemporary artists to make new work and offers people the chance to see and experiencecontemporary art outside the traditionalgallery space.   More on Open Spaces Open Places

26 July 2010

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Athens Biennale 2009

Dimitrios Antonitsis, curator of the Hydra School Projects, being fascinated by the gaming industry as a metaphor of everyday decision making, invites nine artists to commend on chance, divination, luck and loss. Quoting Las Vegas casino magnate, Steve Wynn: “The only way to win in a casino, is to own one.”   More on Athens […]

26 July 2010

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Andy Warhol Red Self Portrait The Controversy Continues

For many years a controversy has been brewing in the art world over a 1964 series of ten self portraits of the artist, Andy Warhol. The portraits are not self-portraits anymore, they’re just portraits not by Warhol, despite being signed by him, so declares the Warhol foundation. Let me clarify the situation: Warhol’s Red Self […]

26 July 2010

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Tories to Slash and Merge Funding for the Arts

The Bucks Stop Here: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s 55 public bodies are set to be merged, abolished or streamlined as part of the Government’s drive to cut costs and increase transparency, accountability and efficiency, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today. In other words the cull has begun.The Arts are always an easy […]

26 July 2010

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Marie Curie Auction/Magdalena Rutkowska painting

London based artist Magdalena Rutkowska is fast becoming known not just for her amazing paintings but also for her big heart and generous nature. Instead of using art to simply make social comment, she takes things one step further and uses it to really make a difference. At the Private View for the 2010 Royal […]

25 July 2010

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Tom Estes performance ‘Cake Hole’ at ArtEvict

On July 17th, 2010, Tom Estes staged the performance ‘Cake Hole’ as a participant in ArtEvict, at The New Lansdowne Club, 195 Mare St. Hackney, London E8 The New Lansdowne Club was built c.1699. This Grade II* house is one of the earliest surviving examples of an early Georgian building in the London borough of […]

21 July 2010

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Christine Keeler New London Exhibition

Christine Keeler: my life in pictures4 November – 17 December 2010  Profumo Affair model Christine Keeler’s personal collection of photographs and letters to go on show this November at The Mayor Gallery, in London.    Seventy images, most of which have never been seen before, reveal the public and private face of ‘Scandal’ model Christine Keeler. […]

20 July 2010

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A Visit to the New Museum in Lisbon -Paula Rego

“A Portuguese female Artist’s fairytale legend, threes nothing quite like Dame Paula’s magical Museum”    The new museum of Paula Rego’s is located in Cascias just along the coast from the City of Lisbon. The Journey from the City Centre by train takes roughly about half an hour and is a beautiful coastal trip with […]

17 July 2010

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Arts Council England implements cuts to 2010-2011 budget

Region: Arts Council England On 24 May 2010 the Department for Culture, Media and Sport announced a £19 million reduction in our 2010/11 income from government. This cut is in addition to an earlier in-year reduction of £4 million announced in the April 2009 Budget, meaning that our 2010/11 budget has been reduced by a […]

14 July 2010

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UK Art Institutions Asked to Cut 25 -30 % in their budgets.

The British  arts scene has flourished  as never before, in the past  15 years ,with rising audiences and corporate sponsorship – all made possible by secure government funding. However, spending cuts are set to change that winning formula for ever, as ministers urge arts institutions to adopt a US-style approach to fundraising that will rely […]

7 July 2010

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Chichester Eastbourne Art Reviews Summer 2010

CHICHESTER EASTBOURNE ART July, 2010 If you do like to be beside the seaside in summer, then there’s much to be said for making the south coast combination of three architecturally award-winning spaces into an attractive day trip: Pallant House, Chichester, which opened its extension in 2006; the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, basking in the […]

7 July 2010

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ALFA ROMEO CENTENARY SCULPTURE BY GERRY JUDAH GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED 2010

 Concept, design and production:  Gerry JudahConsultant Engineering: Capita Symonds  Fabrication and Installation: Littlehampton WeldingPhotography: David Barbour     The dramatic landscapes of India and the ornate architecture of its temples, mosques and synagogues with their theatrical rituals had a profound effect on Judah’s developing psyche which were later to resurface in his work. Austere, post-war London came […]

2 July 2010

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Charles Saatchi Donates Gallery and 200 Works To The Nation “What’s The Catch”?

Charles Saatchi, The British Art Collector who discovered the likes of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, will donate his London gallery and more than 200 works valued at £37 million ($52 million) to the nation. He announced Thursday, that The gallery located in Chelsea, will change it’s name to MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art, London) […]

1 July 2010

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The Opening Night, U3 triennial, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The opening night began before I even entered the Moderna Building, outside a large crowd of people from the students to the dressed to impress mingling on the lower platform and crowding on the stairs –  some venturing through the very imposing doors (Doors of education and knowledge, their stature indicating that something special is […]

24 June 2010

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Lisbon Contemporary Art Fair

Common people, but sometimes also arts professional, think that it is not so easy to understand the meaning of certain contemporary art installations, paintings and sculptures, and to decide which works can be considered as valuable and which cannot. If you would like to look into these matters, find some answers to these questions, and […]

23 June 2010

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Lisbon Art fair November

ARTE LISBOA – THE ONLY CONTEMPORARY ART EVENT IN PORTUGAL Quickly strengthening the international calendar of art events, ARTE LISBOA has been declared a great event attracting more than 20.000 visitors annually.  ARTE LISBOA is recognized as a Fair of high quality with the presence of the best national and international galleries and is taking place […]