Ten Things To Shout About At London’s Masterpiece Art Fair – Nico Kos Earle

Masterpiece is one of London’s unmissable art fairs. This is a melting pot where visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery

Steven Campbell Dressing Above Your Station Fashion And Textiles In His Work – Clare Henry

Fashion and Textiles in the Life and Work of the Artist Steven Campbell tells his story using the thread of his dramatic outfits.

Dreaming With Our Bodies In Ancient Futures – Venice Biennale 2022 – Marie-Louise Jones

The 59th Venice Biennale reconnects sensory awareness with ancestral forms of knowledge

Martin Parr: Interview of the Month May 2022 – Paul Carey-Kent

Martin Parr is famous worldwide for over 50 years of intensely colourful and wittily affectionate photographic observations of people.

59th Venice Biennale: Twelve Things To See On-Site – Paul Carter Robinson

I have just returned from the 59th Venice Biennale, which was thrown off course by a year due to the pandemic.

Glasgow’s Burrell Nearly 40 Years On Gets A New Look – Clare Henry

Back in 1983, on the day the Queen opened the famous Burrell, I reported enthusiastically for the BBC on its unique qualities.

9 February 2022

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My Art Diary And Other Thoughts February 2022  – Revd Jonathan Evens 

9/11, made Rachel Feinstein want to use religious iconography in her work again. The result is Mirror, her current art exhibition at Gagosian.

24 November 2021

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Art Basel Miami Beach 2021 Pull Out Fair Guide – Artlyst

The last Art Basel Miami Beach to take place was in 2019. It was an optimistic time for the international art world

22 November 2021

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New York Exhibitions November/December 2021 From Jasper Johns To Alex Katz – Ilka Scobie

Ilka Scobie trawls through the best art exhibitions New York currently has to offer. 

20 November 2021

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Cristina Iglesias: Hondalea Donostia San Sebastián A Sensory Adventure – Veronica Simpson

Iglesias (b1956) launched her most ambitious – and many say her best – artwork to date in her home town of Donostia-San Sebastián in June 2021

18 November 2021

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Fabergé: Lavish Opulent And Magnificently Kitsch – Bring On The Revolution!

Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated and, let’s face it kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs.

18 October 2021

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Frieze And Frieze Masters 2021 Artlyst Chooses Twenty Of The Best

Frieze London was back on course this year, with most dealers putting their best foot forward. You could feel the excitement and ‘antici…pation’

14 August 2021

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Banksy Spraycation – East Coast Summer 2021 – How To Find Them

Banksy Spraycation Guide. How To Find Them in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Cromer, Norfolk, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad in Suffolk

11 January 2021

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London Galleries and Museums: The Lights Are On But No One’s Home – Steve Daszko

Lockdown II – When the first lockdown started in March last year, Tate, like all Art Galleries, suffered financially.

13 June 2020

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Six Black Artists Depict Race and Discrimination – MC Llamas

The BLM protests in recent weeks have shown us how relevant issues of race still are. It’s shocking to see that racial discrimination still exists in this day and age. It is our role as cultural influencers to give our attention and support to the fight against systemic racism.

10 June 2020

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Black Lives Matter March American Embassy London – Oliver Malin

Unless you’ve been stuck in outer space or Elon Musk has deployed you to test out the feasibility of luxury corporate space travel during the pandemic, you’ll be aware that we are currently experiencing the most significant global Black civil rights movement since 1968.

26 April 2020

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Lockdown London A Photo Essay By Oliver Malin

It seems odd to be writing an introduction to a lockdown London photographic series investigating the epicentre of the night, the quiet, airy night, which is the sum total of the stillness that has occurred thanks to the reduction in human footprint around a city, which has been so alive at all times of the day and night since Londinium has cooked up by the Romans.

6 April 2020

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Solitude An Essay By Jeremy Cooper

Some of us have spent much of our lives seeking first to explain to self and then to justify to loved others the need to spend most of our time in solitude. It is oddly gratifying now to be ordered by the Prime Minister, whose personality and politics I do not like, to live exactly as I have chosen to for the last twenty years.

17 February 2020

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Frieze LA 2020: What The Dealers Said

Frieze LA 2020 attracted 35,000 visitors during its four days at Paramount Pictures Studios, which featured 75 local and international galleries in addition to unique artist commissions as part of Frieze Projects and the Artist Street Fair on the Paramount Pictures Backlot.

7 February 2020

Margate – Art In Ex Toilets And Family Homes – James Payne

With smaller Galleries being squeezed out of the market more and more, it makes sense to look towards ad hoc spaces. Inventive curators are turning away from the traditional White Cube and exploring the DIY and the domestic aesthetic.  Two spaces in the tiny coastal town of Margate are opening up a wider dialogue with international artists and also raising questions as to where their work should be seen.

29 January 2020

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Photographing The Colony Room Club – Clancy Gebler Davies

It wouldn’t be possible to take these pictures now – not least because the fabled Dean Street member’s Club (the Colony Room Club) is now someone’s living room

4 January 2020

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International Art Fair Guide 2020 – Artlyst’s Global Companion

Welcome to the Artlyst printable pull-out International Art Fair Guide 2020. This is our curated choice of the events not to miss in the Contemporary Art calendar.

12 November 2019

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Victor Willing: Two New UK Exhibitions Celebrate His Life And Career

Two new exhibitions of work by the highly regarded painter Victor Willing (1928-1988) are currently on display at Hastings Contemporary and the Turps Gallery in S.E. London. The retrospective in Hastings is the first significant show of his work since his untimely death from multiple sclerosis in 1988.

19 October 2019

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MICAS Launches International Art Weekend In Valletta Malta

Visiting Valletta Malta is an intoxicating experience for adventurous travellers to the island. It is located just south of Sicily (136 miles) and around 700 miles off the coast of Libya. The weather in mid-October is a consistent 25c a welcoming climate to enjoy art and cultural sites, all in abundance.

10 October 2019

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My Frieze Week 2019 – Zoltan Alexander

From Botticelli to Tillmans. 160 of the world’s leading galleries at Frieze, 130 at Frieze Masters, over 1000 international artists. No sign of the Brexit-uncertainty and escalating political instability. No sign that Britain is in the midst of an economic and political crisis. Dealers did good business.

10 October 2019

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Tom of Finland: Drawing Beautiful Men Proud To Love Each Other  – Rebecca Larkin

The exhibition Let’s Go Camping with Tom of Finland at Cross Lane Projects celebrates the work and influence of the iconic queer artist and comics creator ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth.

3 October 2019

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Weaver Beaver: Frieze London 2019 – My 10 – Paul Carter Robinson

Frieze London is in full throttle with day two of the previews underway at the time of writing. I spent the first day walking around with curator Lee Cavaliere and artist-writer Michael Petry. Each year there is an outstanding trend which clearly manifests and this year it is weaving. Here are my top ten picks from the Fair, in no order.

1 October 2019

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Banksy Opens Croydon Pop Up Shop

A shop by the Street Artist Banksy has appeared overnight at an empty retail premises in Croydon.

25 September 2019

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London Frieze Week Pull Out Guide 2019 – Artlyst

Welcome to this year’s Artlyst Frieze Week 2019 printable pull-out Guide. This is our curated choice of the events not to miss during the busiest week in the London Contemporary Art calendar.

17 September 2019

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Bahrain Pavilion Shines At The 2019 La Biennale Paris

Le Biennial de Paris is an unusual anomaly of a fair. For one thing, it isn’t actually a biennial as it takes place every year, not every other.

11 September 2019

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Summer Art Chronicles: Arles, Puglia and Milan – Virginie Puertolas-Syn

I love summer not only because of the weather but although because it is a great time to venture to new territories to discover and to encounter new talents, new ideas. 

7 September 2019

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Passaggiatina 2019: Mefiti’s Year – Jude Cowan Montague

For three years, artists Chris Simpson and Jude Cowan Montague have been curating a two-week residency during the second two weeks in August in the Italian mountain town of Atina in Frosinone, Lazio. We get a lot of support from the community who are delighted to see contemporary culture in their ancient town The residency […]