15 June 2019

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Flying Into Art Basel 2019 – Paul Carey-Kent Reports

Paul Carey- Kent is in Basel for the worlds weightiest art fair Here are his top picks from the week the art world focused on its own form of sustainability.

3 June 2019

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RA Summer Exhibition Returns To Form Under Jock McFadyen

This year the RA Summer Exhibition has returned to form with a talented lineup of artists chosen by an inexhaustible group of jurors. The 251st edition received over 16,000 entries. Around 1200 works, in a range of media, goes on display, next week. The majority of these artworks are offered for sale, allowing visitors to purchase original work by upcoming and established artists.

2 June 2019

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John Bellany Alan Davie Spiritual Joy and Magic – Revd Jonathan Evens

In 1983 John Bellany painted a double portrait depicting himself alongside Alan Davie. These two influential artists are Scotland’s best-known post-war artists. Cradle of Magic at Newport Street Gallery sets the work of each alongside the other and begins with a portrait of Davie by Bellany which hangs beside a self-portrait of Bellany from the time of his hospitalisation at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

30 May 2019

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PhotoLondon First Timers – Zoltan Alexander

The much acclaimed 5th edition of PhotoLondon at Somerset House closed just a few days ago with record sales and robust numbers of over 42.000 visitors in four days. 24 countries and 114 galleries participated, many of them for the first time. “Landscape-dance, naked bodies, cut-out paper forms and cut-out landscapes,18th-century rebels and 80s red-head […]

29 May 2019

Guggenheim Bilbao Dazzles With Summer Blockbuster Exhibitions

Last week I travelled South to the Guggenheim Bilbao for perhaps the strongest Summer line-up of art exhibitions, anywhere on the planet.

20 May 2019

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Whitney Biennial 2019 Open-Ended and Hopeful – Ilka Scobie

The Whitney Biennial 2019 is America’s oldest survey of contemporary art. Now in its 79th edition, this year’s event opened as the stock market began to sink.

20 May 2019

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ARCOlisboa Lisbon: F*** Art! Lets Dance! – Ben Austin Diary

FUCK ART! LET’S DANCE! Got your attention with a bit of comic vulgarity? Good. Not an easy thing to do, what with so many people to email/message and cool/funny/political/cat things (anyone?) to post, then in turn to like/heart.

16 May 2019

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Photo London 2019 The Capitals Most Coherent Photography Fair – Kerim Aytac

This week Photo London returns for its fifth edition, and it’s the strongest iteration yet. No longer just a fair, over the course of the last few years it has become a major cultural event spurring numerous satellite events around the city and has made the month of May

Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibitions Provide Calm and Quality

It was a relief to step away from the hustle and bustle of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice Biennale, to visit exhibitions elsewhere.

13 May 2019

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Venice Biennale 58: From Climate Change To Automatonics – Paul Carter Robinson

Over the years, the Giardini and the Arsenale, the two official locations for the Venice Biennale have become interchangeable in terms of weightiness. Some years the Arsenale outshines the Giardini and in others, the grandeur of 20th-century pavilions in the Giardini wins hands down. This year it is certainly the year for the Arsenale and beyond.

2 May 2019

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Stanley Kubrick Framing Perfection – Design Museum – Zoltan Alexander

Kubrick’s renaissance is undoubtedly in full swing. The Design Museum opened last week one of the most compelling exhibitions of the year “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition”.

29 April 2019

Art Brussels 2019 What Sold Plus Brussels Art Week – Report Paul Carter Robinson

Visiting Art Brussels 2019 and Brussels Art Week is always a feast. First of all, you have a top-rate art fair, one of the oldest Contemporary Art Fairs on the planet.

17 April 2019

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Dale Chihuly: His Stunning Return To Kew After Thirteen Years

Dale Chihuly is known for transforming the Studio Glass movement and elevating the possibilities of glass as a medium for fine art.

17 April 2019

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Art Cologne: The First Contemporary Art fair – Paul Carey-Kent

Art Cologne 2019 Report – founded in 1967 and so the first of the modern-style art fairs – had a lean time in the 2000s but has recovered its status somewhat.

Hong Kong: Art Basel to Chungking Mansion – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

There is no doubt Hong Kong is becoming one of the leading destinations for art lovers, collectors, curators and art professionals in general.

7 April 2019

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Renzo Piano’s Landmark Spacecraft Defines The Academy Museum LA

The Academy Museum which is set to launch in Autumn 2019 will be the go-to institution dedicated to the art and science of film. This spectacular, innovative $388m structure was designed by the internationally acclaimed Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano

Paris Exhibitions March 2019 – Zoltan Alexander

Taking the last glimpse of freedom of our united Europe before the grand departure of Britain, (if ever), I went to Paris for precisely 30 hours to visit a handful of exhibitions everyone is talking about.

17 March 2019

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Peru In Focus: Strata Of A Landscape Opens At Casa De América

Coinciding with ARCOmadrid more than 100 works by over 30 contemporary Peruvian artists go on show for the most ambitious survey of Peruvian photography in Europe. Hailing from the collection of Jan Mulder

12 March 2019

ArtBAB A Show Of Cultural Strength For The Gulf Region

The fourth edition of ArtBAB has closed with a unanimous thumbs-up from both the Artists and exhibiting Galleries.

Art Exhibitions Up Now in London March 2019 – Paul Carey- Kent

Writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London March 2019. He currently writes freelance including for Art Monthly, Frieze, Elephant, STATE, Photomonitor, Border Crossings and World of Interiors.

ArtBAB Presents A Powerhouse of International Galleries And Artists

Get ready for the fourth edition of Bahrain’s leading art fair, ArtBAB. The 2019 event will be presenting 16 international galleries from Buenos Aires to Kuala Lumpur.

16 February 2019

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Frieze LA Week Art, Mud And Rain – Paul Carter Robinson

Day One Frieze LA: Rain! Some things are just out of our control. This was torrential rain sheets of water like you see in the tropics.

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.

12 January 2019

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Johnny Burt And Joe Kennedy The Ringmasters Behind Unit London – Zoltan Alexander

During December, Unit London ran their show with Jackie Tsai “Reincarnation”, opened “Hunt Paintings” by pop artist Philippe Colbert at Saatchi, and in a few days, a new show will open at their Hanover Square gallery with Peter Gronquist’s “Shape Shifter” in steel, glass and enamel.

19 December 2018

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My Ten Favourite UK-Centric Art Events Of 2018 – Paul Black

As we reach the end of yet another challenging year in the art world, Artlyst’s Paul Black has chosen some of his 2018 highlights.

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.

3 November 2018

Anselm Kiefer: Beneath The Crumbling Pillars Of The Divine – Paul Black

Artlyst has recently visited Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, to walk among the monumental towers of one of Anselm Kiefer’s most iconic of works, The Seven Heavenly Palaces.

25 October 2018

Mario Merz – HangarBicocca: Nomadic Bodies In Synchronous Orbits – Paul Black

Artlyst has visited Pirelli HangarBicocca Milan, which is currently presenting the iconic igloos of the late Mario Merz

24 October 2018

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What A FIAC! What A Fair! – Virginie Puertolas-Syn In Paris

What a FIAC! The Indian summer made the whole Parisian art week such a delight.

12 October 2018

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Rachel Whiteread Unveils First Permanent UK Sculpture: First Photos – Paul Black

Artlyst has recently travelled to Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, the site of the first permanent UK sculpture from Turn Prize-winning artist Rachel Whiteread.

11 October 2018

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Frieze Week 2018 Through The Shredder – Zoltan Alexander

During Frieze Week 2018, amongst hundreds of art openings throughout the city, the most brilliant event was last Friday night at Sotheby’s when Banksy’s beloved iconic painting “Girl With Balloon” was auto-shredded by its own frame just minutes after the hammer came down on an auction record of £1.04m.

7 October 2018

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Bruegel The Painter Who Painted Things That Couldn’t Be Painted

Few painters have fascinated and enthralled over the centuries as much as Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525/30‒1569) Now, the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna has unveiled the most comprehensive exhibition of this 16th-century Netherlandish painter ever compiled.