The YBA artist Artist Marc Quinn who was responsible for iconic contemporary statues such as ‘Self’ (Blood Head) and Alison Lapper Pregnant which appeared on London’s Fourth Plinth and Bristol resident Jen Reid unveil a new temporary, public installation, A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020, on top of Edward Colston’s empty plinth in Bristol, England.
Keep Alert! The elusive street artist Banksy has taken to the underground literally by producing a series of sneezing rats warning passengers of the danger of not wearing masks.
Gilbert & George have quit the Royal Academy over an alleged dispute involving a cancelled show promised before the change over of Administration, last winter. This included the departure of their friend Artistic Director Tim Marlow and the election of Rebecca Salter as new President (PRA).
The 11th edition of Liverpool Biennial, under the directorship of Fatoş Üstek will take place from 20 March – 6 June 2021. Titled The Stomach and the Port, the programme will be delivered as conceived initially but responsive to the new context – curated by Manuela Moscoso, with the artist list announced in November 2019.
8 July 2020
The National Gallery is re-opening its doors, somewhat in advance of the Tates. The Titian show of mythological paintings made for Philp II of Spain is once again available, though it isn’t continuing on to Scotland.
Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s London Mastaba returns to the Serpentine this summer recreated in Augmented Reality by Acute Art in collaboration with the Serpentine Galleries.
6 July 2020
Future of Britain’s museums, galleries, theatres, independent cinemas, heritage sites and music venues will be helped with emergency grants and loans. Funding will also be provided to restart construction work at cultural and heritage sites paused as a result of the pandemic.
A new public art project, Breath is Invisible (7 July – 9 October 2020), will be launched by the MP David Lammy in Notting Hill on Tuesday 7 July with an installation of works by Khadija Saye, the young Gambian-British artist who tragically lost her life in the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, aged just 24.
Tate Britain has announced the ten artists who will each receive one-off £10,000 bursaries in place of this year’s Turner Prize: Arika, Liz Johnson Artur, Oreet Ashery, Shawanda Corbett, Jamie Crewe, Sean Edwards, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Ima-Abasi Okon, Imran Perretta and Alberta Whittle.
Art Derivatives a project by the Italian artist Paolo Cirio that challenges the ‘out of control’ practices of manipulation of the art market, the largest unregulated market after narcotics
This year the exhibition is back with a diverse collection of artists from around the world. Works can be purchased on the website and delivered directly to your home.
You saw it here first, Tate, The National Gallery and the Royal Academy have announced plans to reopen in July.
Sir Michael Craig-Martin has created a new work for an iconic site in London’s Oxford Street, which will be launched on Monday 29 June, presented by W1 Curates. The installation, Cornucopia Galactica, will run 24hrs a day until 12 July 2020.
25 June 2020
Important works by the British sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor will go on show across the grounds and historic interiors of Houghton Hall in Norfolk for the exhibition Anish Kapoor at Houghton Hall (12 July – 1 November 2020).
Leonardo’s Last Supper is back on view at the RA. Or at least a copy of it is, made by his pupil Gianpetrino. And to celebrate the event, there’s now a website devoted to it – the copy not the original. You can find it Here
A 19th-century copy of a painting by the Baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo’s titled The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables has been destroyed by an amateur artist, in Spain. This is yet another example of works of art in Spain that have been updated by well-meaning Sunday painters. The incident is reminiscent of the restoration […]
Hackney Council has announced two public artworks to be unveiled celebrating the Windrush Generation.
Oriel College in Oxford, the epicenter for recent student protests, has announced that they will remove the controversial statue of the racist/imperialist Cecil Rhodes. The governors of the Oxford University college voted on Wednesday night to relocate the statue of the colonialist to a museum. Last week Louise Richardson, the vice chancellor of Oxford University, […]
17 June 2020
Giuseppe Penone (born in 1947) has made two generous gifts of 350 drawings to the Centre Pompidou and a similar number works on paper to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
On the third anniversary of the tragic fire which took seventy-two lives in the Grenfell tower block in West London, Artlyst thought it a good time to highlight an excellent project that the Turner Prize-nominated collective Forensic Architecture has put together using mapping technology.
As a sculptor who has used Victorian and other found sculptures in my work for some time, the increasingly heated debate on the future of public Victorian statues, buildings and street names across the country has resonated with me.
Sotheby’s announced this week that a small, delicate Rembrandt self-portrait is to be auctioned on July 28th, here in London. The painting is unusually intimate, (about 17 x 22cm) and was painted in 1632 when the artist was 26 years old.
10 June 2020
Banksy, Bristol’s international artist/influencer has suggested a plan which should appeal to both critics of the sudden removal and dumping of the statue of slave-trader Edward Colston and the protesters.
Artworks acquire layers of meaning over time. André Daughtry’s Weight is a video work from 2014 that attempts ‘to visualise societal projections on the black male body’.
The first of the London mega galleries have announced they are to reopen after a three-month lockdown period. White Cube and Gagosian will open by timed appointment to comply with social distancing measures from next week.
A notorious statue dedicated to a slave trader in Bristol has been torn down and thrown into the harbour during a second day of anti-racism protests across the UK. Following a peaceful demonstration in Bristol
The elusive Street Artist Banksy has unveiled a new artwork inspired by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.