24 January 2019

Eva Rothschild Unveils Her Vision For Venice Biennale Pavilion

Eva Rothschild the artist chosen to represent Ireland at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (11 May – 24 November 2019) has released further detail of her vision.

23 January 2019

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Jonas Mekas Avant-Garde Filmmaker/Influencer Dies Age 96

Jonas Mekas, avant-garde filmmaker, curator and visual art influencer has died at his home in Brooklyn age 96.

22 January 2019

91ST ACADEMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS – BREAKING NEWS

 91st Academy Awards: The Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars® nominations today

19 January 2019

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Pierre Bonnard: First London Museum Show In 20 Years Unveiled

Tate Modern is mounting the UK’s first major Pierre Bonnard exhibition in 20 years, opening to the public on the 23 January.

18 January 2019

Banksy Port Talbot Mural Sells To Dealer For Six Figures

A Banksy mural, which appeared on the side of a garage in Port Talbot in December, has been sold to a private collector for a “six-figure sum”.

17 January 2019

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London Art Fair 2019 Returns With Solid Foundations – Sue Hubbard

The New Year revels are over. It’s January, and the art world is back to work. The first sign of this stirring is the London Art Fair 2019 that returns to the capital from 16-20 January.

15 January 2019

Kanye West Pledges $10m Towards James Turrell’s Roden Crater Project

Last month the rap singer Kanye West visited the ethereal, glowing light installations of artist James Turrell. He was so moved by the works that Yesterday, he pledged $10 million to the Turrell Art Foundation to help fund Roden Crater Project—an extinct volcano in northern Arizona where Turrell has been embedding works for more than […]

14 January 2019

McJesus Sculpture Sparks Protest At Haifa Museum

Several hundred fundamentalist Christians have staged a protest outside the Haifa Museum of Art in Israel demanding the removal of ‘McJesus’ a sculpture of a crucified Ronald MacDonald by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen.

14 January 2019

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Is Pyotr Pavlensky Just An Attention Seeking Muppet

In the aftermath of sentencing the exiled Russian artist Petr (AKA Pyotr) Pavlensky on Thursday, I ask myself why is he doing this? Is it for art? Or should we categorise him as an attention-seeking spoilt brat? Pavlensky was on trial for setting fire to the facade of a French central bank building, a performance […]

13 January 2019

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Bill Viola And The Art Of Contemplation – Revd Jonathan Evens

In welcoming Bill Viola’s installations at St Paul’s Cathedral, Mark Oakley noted that: ‘Viola’s art slows down our perceptions in order to deepen them.’

11 January 2019

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Jock McFadyen RA Announced As Coordinator Of 251st Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

The Scottish painter, Jock McFadyen RA will be the coordinator of the 251st Summer Exhibition in 2019.

9 January 2019

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The Shed NY Unveils Buildings Named After Patrons Bloomberg And Tisch

The Shed has announced the opening date and building names for New Yorks newest not for profit artspace.

7 January 2019

Top Artists Join Forces To Raise Money For Refugee Crisis

Multicolour is a new exhibition and auction fundraiser to support those affected by the global refugee crisis created by Migrate Art.

6 January 2019

John Ruskin: 200th Anniversary Celebrated With Year-Long Programme

To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the influential writer, thinker, artist and social reformer John Ruskin (1819 -1900)

6 January 2019

Towner Art Gallery To Exhibit Living Collection At London Art Fair

The London Art Fair has partnered with Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery to present The Living Collection, an exhibition that celebrates the gallery’s rich heritage of collecting, exhibiting and championing contemporary art for almost a century.

3 January 2019

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Zombie Formalism: Ticking The Right Boxes Be Damned – Edward Lucie-Smith

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.

31 December 2018

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Looking Forward To Art In 2019 – Edward Lucie-Smith

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.

28 December 2018

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New Year’s List 2019 Honours Artists Wearing, Dean and Shonibare

The New Years Honours list 2019 has given a nod to several Visual Artists in this year’s presentation.

26 December 2018

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Sister Wendy Beckett Art Historian And Carmelite Nun Dies Age 88

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.

20 December 2018

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Tate Purchases Women’s Rights Campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst Watercolours

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

Is Banksy Back In Bristol For Xmas? New Port Talbot Mural Unveiled

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 […]

18 December 2018

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Anglo-Saxon Pendant Voted Britain’s favourite In Art Fund’s 2018 Poll

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

Manifesta 13 Director Hedwig Fijen Announces Team For Marseille Event

A new artistic team has been selected for Manifesta 13 which takes place in Marseille in 2020 by Director of Manifesta, Hedwig Fijen.

14 December 2018

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Art Accepted For Nation Through Cultural Gifts Scheme Down By A Third

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

11 December 2018

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Olafur Eliasson: Melting Ice Blocks Herald Impending Climate Change Catastrophe

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

Ai Weiwei Creates Flag To Mark 70th Anniversary Universal Human Rights Declaration

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 Miami Beach 2018 What The Galleries Said – Artlyst Report

Art Basel’s 17th edition in Miami Beach concluded with strong and consistent sales across all levels of the market.

7 December 2018

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Living Coral Unveiled As Pantone Colour Of The Year 2019

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral has been selected as the institution’s colour of the year.

6 December 2018

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Pussy Riot: Russia Ordered To Pay $55,000 For Human Rights Violations

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

Anish Kapoor Lawsuit Victory As NRA Remove Cloud Gate Footage

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 Ice Watch Installation Highlights Climate Change In London

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.

4 December 2018

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Charlotte Prodger Wins Turner Prize Videodrone-A-Thon 2018

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.