Art has incredible power. It is a force for cultural reflection, social change and an invaluable medium through which we challenge existing assumptions, broaden our outlook and catalyse change.
Art Basel in Miami Beach closed yesterday with reports of significant sales in all disciplines and mediums. In recent years it has become the cultural meeting point for the Americas, in December attracting collectors and institutions from the U.S., Latin America, and around the globe.
Classic Blue has been chosen by Pantone as the 2020 colour of the year. The hue is elegant in its simplicity.
The decision made by this year’s four Turner Prize 2019 nominees to share-and-share-alike has had a mixed reception from the press.
4 December 2019
Cass Art has produced an analysis of the top locations for art schools and has revealed it’s right here in the UK. The art supplies chain has analysed over 100 cities around the world that are home to the world’s top art universities to discover which location is the best to be an art student.
The Freelands Foundation has announced The Hepworth Wakefield as the fourth recipient of the annual £100,000 Freelands Award.
And the winner of the 2019 Turner Prize is… All Four Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani. They will forever be known as the Collective.
1 December 2019
As the calendar moves ever closer to the pre-Christmas election that will in all likelihood bring about Brexit, exhibition scheduling grows ever more bizarre. A good example is an outstanding exhibition devoted to the career of Judy Chicago that has recently opened its doors at the Baltic Art Gallery in Gateshead.
The 18th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach takes place in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Centre from 5-8 December 2019.
27 November 2019
The Dulwich Picture Gallery, the oldest public gallery in the UK is to reopen on Thursday (28 November) following a break in which targeted two masterpieces by Rembrandt.
22 November 2019
To coincide with her major exhibition “Sirens” at the Marian Goodman Gallery, Nan Goldin was welcomed by a full-house audience at the National Portrait Gallery.
21 November 2019
The latest in an excellent series of significant exhibitions at the British Museum – much better than the smaller ones the B.M. does in the cramped spaces of what used to be the reading rooms of the British Library – is about the legendary city of Troy, long besieged and finally at last taken and destroyed by a coalition of Greek states.
The world-renowned photographer Terry O’Neill has passed away following a long battle with prostate cancer; He was 81 years old.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has announced the 2019 recipients of Awards for Artists, one of the most significant philanthropic awards for visual artists and composers in the UK.
12 November 2019
Steve McQueen the Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker has together with Tate Britain, Artangel and A New Direction, launched an ambitious project using the medium of the traditional school class photograph.
Sotheby’s has announced the winners of the 2019 Sotheby’s Prize, which, in its third year, continues to celebrate curatorial excellence and champion the work of innovative institutions who strive to break new ground by exploring overlooked or under-represented areas of art history.
7 November 2019
A new public sculpture by the British sculptor, Conrad Shawcross RA, was unveiled today at Chelsea Barracks. This marks the first artwork to be installed as part of an ambitious programme of public art commissions created for London’s newest neighbourhood.
This year’s year’s Turner Prize will be presented by the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful OBE, in Margate on Tuesday 3 December 2019.
A landmark collaboration has been announced between Yuz Museum Shanghai (YUZ), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Qatar Museums (QM)
As a child in Jamaica, where there are no archaeological museums of any kind, I fell in love with this long-ago Egyptian pharaoh. I borrowed a book about King Tutankhamun by Howard Carter, miraculously present in my local library, to read all about him.
31 October 2019
Ahead of the opening of LA’s new Academy Museum designed by Renzo Piano, a comprehensive film costume design archive has been announced. It will include the 1939 ‘Ruby Slippers’ worn by Dorthy in the Wizard of Oz as well as the recent acquisition of the iconic Bela Lugosi cape worn in the Dracula films.
As a wheelchair user, I wanted to write a piece about what it’s like for a disabled person visiting commercial galleries in London.
Richard Baker has been named the winner of the £10k 2019 Hix award. He soared over the other fourteen shortlisted artists chosen from over 600 entries. His work titled Hall Stand is a realistic depiction of an everyday piece of furniture.
Yayoi Kusama, The world-renowned Japanese artist, has designed a balloon for this year’s iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
An export bar on Joseph Wright of Derby’s ‘Two Boys with a Bladder’ has been placed on the recommendation of Arts Minister Helen Whately. The work, completed between 1768 and 1770, is valued at £3,500,000 is at risk of being lost abroad unless a UK buyer can be found.
A highly important collection of work by pioneering photographer Eadweard Muybridge is to be brought back to his home town thanks to a partnership between the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingston University. The unique material is part of the Victorian photographer’s own personal collection, which he bequeathed to Kingston Museum on his death.
20 October 2019
The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled the Gallery’s acquisition of a bronze sculpture of Holocaust Survivor Sir Ben Helfgott, Honorary President of Yad Vashem UK Foundation, by Royal sculptor Frances Segelman (Lady Petchey).
20 October 2019
Today, Sunday 20th October a new series of murals will be unveiled by dignitaries at London’s Indian YMCA. The 6 Atrium murals ‘Searching for Home’, celebrate the Anglo-Indian bond that has endured through tumultuous times such as world wars and political unrest.