Contemporary artist Marlene Dumas (b.1953) displays portraits of Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) and his lover Lord Alfred Douglas (1870–1945), also known as ‘Bosie,’ painted last year and exhibited in Artangel’s ambitious exhibition at Reading Gaol, Wilde’s place of incarceration.
28 March 2017
An exhibition of paintings by the British artist Geraldine Swayne featuring a number of new works has gone on view at The Fine Art Society. The title of the show, ‘Silvering’, refers to Swayne’s use of silver and gold grounds and aluminium and copper surfaces, reﬂecting the artist’s interest in the surface quality and material value of her work.
24 March 2017
The National Gallery will unveil a new tapestry by the Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili. Titled the Caged Bird’s Song, the exhibition marks the first time the artist has worked in the medium of tapestry and will include a series of preparatory works on paper in an installation conceived by the artist for the Gallery’s Sunley Room.
23 March 2017
Anish Kapoor has announced a major new gallery exhibition of work at Lisson in London. The exhibition unveils a new series of sculptures covered in a permeable and translucent mesh, simultaneously wrapping and revealing the inner forms that are protruding and bursting forward into outer space. The geological, corporeal shapes beneath this skin suggest natural processes […]
The complete collection of works by Piet Mondrian at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague will go on display in the largest exhibition of the artist’s work ever mounted.
20 March 2017
Over 130 works by the leading Victorian artist Alma-Tadema will be displayed throughout the studio-house of his friend and contemporary Frederic Leighton The exhibition explores Alma-Tadema’s importance in establishing the idea of ‘Roman life’ in the popular imagination.
19 March 2017
JW Anderson curates ‘Disobedient Bodies’ The Hepworth Wakefield latest ambitious exhibition which merges fashion with roots firmly placed in fine art. Anderson is one of the world’s most innovative and critically acclaimed contemporary fashion designers. His exhibit responds to the Wakefield’s impressive collection of modern British art. This is the first in a new series of exhibitions at the award-winning gallery, curated by key figures from creative fields outside the visual arts, from fashion and music to film and literature.
The Lives of Others is two exhibitions of work by German refugee artists at Ben Uri Gallery and Museum from 29 March – 18 June 2017, while Chaim Stephenson: Between Myth and Reality at St Martin-in-the-Fields (to Wednesday 10 May) showcases work by an artist with a lifelong concern for people driven from their homes.
18 March 2017
A new exhibition containing 120 works by the Renaissance master Raphael, from international collections will go on show at the Ashmolean this summer in the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, RAPHAEL: THE DRAWINGS.
17 March 2017
Black artist in the USA during the Civil Rights movement are to be explored in a new exhibition at Tate Modern. This summer the museum will present Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.
15 March 2017
A new exhibition at Pallant House Gallery is presenting a major study of the work of the British artist Victor Pasmore (1908 – 1998).
One Hundred years ago sixteen conscientious objectors were detained in the 19th-century cell block of Richmond Castle, leaving their poignant and personal testimonies in drawings on the cell walls.
6 March 2017
A major new Jenny Holzer exhibition at Blenheim Palace has been announced for September.
5 March 2017
Between 2014 and 2017 Hedley Roberts produced a series of ‘non-portraits’ of lovers, friends, family, acquaintances and strangers. Roberts begins by working from photographic collages using source materials from social media sites or images sent to him by friends. Sometimes he begins with a photographic image of someone that he wishes to portray, more usually he begins with a collaged image or photograph of someone who looks similar to his subject. Occasionally he just begins.
5 March 2017
Seamus Moran has unveiled his harness, armour for a bird display at the Tower of London 4th March. The work is part of the Royal armouries “Inspired by” programme which promotes artworks which have been inspired by the armouries. As well as the Tower, it will also be shown at Fort Nelson and Leeds Castle in 2018.
2 March 2017
The Creative Foundation has announced details of the artists taking part in the fourth edition of Folkestone Triennial (2 September – 5 November 2017), one of the UK’s most ambitious art exhibition
A comprehensive first European retrospective of the work of Marina Abramović has opened in Stockholm.
To coincide with Leanne Pearce’s Breastfeeding exhibition, Desperate Artwives will stage a ‘takeover’ of Leyden Gallery, and present a curated programme of performances and interventions.
17 February 2017
A new survey exhibition of painting by Maria Lassnig, at Hauser & Wirth, spanning a period from the 1950s to the end of the artist’s life opens in early March.
Art Basel, which is now in its 48th edition has released an impressive gallery list for the fair in Basel, Switzerland, which takes place from June 15 to June 18, 2017. This year, 291 leading international galleries will present works ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. The Basel show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will present galleries from 34 countries and six continents.
The first exhibition of old master European portrait drawings at The National Portrait Gallery will be staged this summer. The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt (13 July – 22 October 2017), will include works by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque, many rarely seen, and some not displayed for decades.
15 February 2017
The first London retrospective exhibition of the innovative artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) has opened at the Whitechapel. Paolozzi was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Considered one of the the ‘godfathers of Pop Art’.
15 February 2017
Sixteen artists and sixteen writers take on W.G. Sebald’s seminal novel The Rings of Saturn for The Arca Project presented by Payne Shurvell at their new Suffolk space. Here, one of the curators, Michael Hall, describes how the project came about.
Wolfgang Tillmans the Turner Prize-winning artist is presented in a new solo exhibition at Tate Modern. The exhibition concentrates on his practice spreading across different media since 2003.
9 February 2017
Art Below the London-based organisation that curates artist-designed posters in tube stations, billboards as well as gallery exhibitions launches their first billboard event in Grand Union Station, Los Angeles. This February the organisation headed by Ben Moore will feature work by 28 UK and US-based emerging and established artists. Artlyst will again be a media partner for this engaging project.
9 February 2017
A new solo show by the highly talented sculptor Mark Woods follows his participation at the 56th Venice Biennale and the Gerwerbemuseum, Winterthur, Switzerland opens tomorrow at The Lubomirov Angus-Hughes Centre for Contemporary Curation. The centre is located at 26 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney, London.
UK Museums are working on a series of nationwide exhibitions to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act, the legislation that partially decriminalised male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967.
Hull’s year as UK City of Culture is already off to a strong start, with January seeing the reopening of the Ferens Art Gallery and the launch of the new Humber Street Gallery with its first exhibition: COUM Transmissions. Since winning the title in 2013, the city has enjoyed a £1 billion boost in investment and unprecedented visitor numbers.
David Hockney unveils his first retrospective at Tate Britain opening to the public 9th February.
30 January 2017
The first solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work ever to be held at Tate Modern was announced today, 30 January.
25 January 2017
The influential British figurative artist Peter de Francia would have turned 96 this year. Five years after his death, ASC Gallery is presenting an exhibition to celebrate his life and work.
23 January 2017
The first ever exhibition devoted to the creative partnership between Michelangelo (1475-1564) and Sebastiano del Piombo (1455-1547), featuring exceptional loans, some of which have not left their collections for centuries is to open at London’s National Gallery in the Spring.