22 February 2014

David Bailey: The Self Curated Retrospective Of A Swinging 60s Icon

This landmark exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London is the largest exhibition of David Bailey’s portraits.  With over 300 exhibits all selected by the photographer himself, Bailey’s Stardust is one of the Gallery’s larger-scale photography exhibitions and occupies most of the ground floor. David Bailey is synonymous with the ‘swinging 60s. During that time […]

20 February 2014

Georg Baselitz Action Portraits: A Reflection Of The Artist’s Unconscious

The Britannia Street Gagosian gallery is currently showing the works of Georg Baselitz in Farewell Bill. The new Baselitz paintings are self-portraits that pay reverence to the great artist Willem de Kooning. Baselitz encountered Kooning’s gestural paintings, Woman I  and Woman II, as a student in Germany in 1958.    A traditional portrait depicts a […]

19 February 2014

Paul Carey Kent Visits Art Rotterdam 2014 For A Bit Of Double Dutch

Skyscrapers cluster along the Wilhelminakade along the river Meuse, where the Object design fair took place in the stunning new  Rem Koolhaas building Art Rotterdam (6-9 Feb 2014) is the primary national opportunity for the Netherlanders to showcase their own artists and galleries, and both are good. Logic, then, dictated that I make a ‘Double Dutch’ […]

16 February 2014

Supermarket Stockholm Showcases 80 International Artist Led Initiatives

SUPERMARKET, the international artist-run art fair opened to the public this weekend in Stockholm with a variety of Galleries and artist led initiatives showing their wares to the public. The fair regularly attracts an international group of galleries producing exciting and innovative work from countries as far away as Canada, South Africa and the Middle […]

15 February 2014

Richard Deacon: Ideas, Physical Materials And The Process Of Manufacture

One of the earliest winners of the Turner Prize in 1987, three years after its inception, Richard Deacon bridges the gap between art-making in the strictest, most traditionalist sense, and the pure conceptualism that has come to define the Prize today. Though referred to in literature (and this Tate Britain exhibition) as a sculptor, Deacon […]

14 February 2014

Richard Hamilton A Meticulous And Prescient Chronicler – London Retrospective

Richard Hamilton is a truly influential figure in the history of British art; considered to be the founder of the Pop Art movement. This retrospective is a collaboration between Tate Modern and the ICA, and covers the eclectic career of a very important British artist who wanted to get ‘all of living’ into his art. […]

12 February 2014

James Turrell Colour in Motion Reflects Our Modern Day ADD

Pace London’s current exhibition features the American artist James Turrell. Dividing its exhibition space to show each of Turrell’s works separately, it blends two tall glass pieces, Sojourn and Sensing Thought, and two wide glass pieces, Kermandec and Pelée. Turrell uses an aperture with a frosted and curved glass façade illuminated by computerized LED lights. […]

8 February 2014

India Art Fair 2014 Explored By Manoj Nair and Tatiana de Stempel

They were all there at the India Art Fair, 2014 that was held between January 30 and February 2. Neha Kirpal, founder and director, India Art Fair is a proud person. She has enough reasons to be, because beyond the figures — 91 exhibitors, which includes Delhi Art Gallery with 330 works covering 400 square […]

4 February 2014

Latest Rolling Top Ten London Art Exhibitions February By Paul Carey – Kent

Sculpting in the gallery with an unusual industrial material, Frances Richardson’s Marx-quoting title casts her – with a little irony, surely – in the role of alienated labourer generating surplus value. But she allows the Concrete Canvas (www.concretecanvas.com), more typically used to make instant shelters in areas of conflict, the starring role. Teetering or propped, […]

1 February 2014

Hannah Hoch: Social Conscience And Political Commentator Of Unmediated Expression

Hannah Höch was a pioneer Dadaist of 1920’s Berlin. Somewhat forgotten, or at least pigeon-holed by art history; a social provocateur who clashed with the Nazis and was found guilty of Entartete Kunst(degenerate art). The exhibition is a survey of the artist’s works on paper and is the first major exhibition of Höch’s art in […]

1 February 2014

Mike Kelley: Explosions Of Colour That Lurked Inside His Deep Dark Life

I went to the Mike Kelley retrospective at PS1 late, at 9pm, for the packed NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM event. I was also late in the exhibition schedule as the “Mike Kelley” show ends Feb 2nd. I wish I had made the trek to PS1 in Long Island City, sooner, so I could go back […]

31 January 2014

Inside Fitzrovia: Art Exhibition Overview February 2014

Sabine Moritz’s first solo exhibition at Pilar Corrias is hung in two parts: new paintings in the main gallery are seen against earlier works downstairs. Drawn from her own memories, family photographs and news archives, this stark, powerful work is a response to a childhood spent in East Germany during the uncertainty of the Cold […]

31 January 2014

Monumental Constructions Challenge Spatial Perceptions In New RA Architecture Exhibition

Sensing Spaces which opened on 25th January at the Royal Academy in London employs a curatorial approach that is both radical and innovative. The traditional exhibition space is reinvented to create an immersive multi-sensorial experience. How does oneself engage with the space one inhabits? The exhibition promotes the bodily experience of space and architecture. To […]

30 January 2014

Ben Austin’s January Roundup Of London Art Exhibitions

Well, this has certainly been a busy week for the London art scene with galleries all over town kicking off the year with a series of inspiring shows. Last Thursday, I attended the opening of ‘A Sense of Things’ at the Zabludowicz Collection. (Top Photo) A bright young things show, with objects a plenty in […]

29 January 2014

Nina Canell: New Exhibition Explores Connections That Make Up Our Environment

Nina Canell’s current show, ‘Near Here’, at the Camden Arts Centre explores the connections that make up our environment. Canell’s work recalls the legacy of Duchamp’s ready-mades, and she uses objects like cables, nails, steel, gum, and carpets to assemble her pieces. Though the gallery is fairly small for an exhibition space, the sculptures are […]

26 January 2014

Francisco Hurtz Explores The Notion Of Masculinity In New Exhibition Locker /Room

The artist Francisco Hurtz presents his solo exhibition “Locker / Room” until February 28th, 2014 in Cultural Epicenter in São Paulo (Brazil). In the exhibition, which began in December/2013, the artist discusses social codes that legitimise masculinity and its restricted range of conduct that is ‘approved’ by the look of society. The chosen title shows […]

24 January 2014

Silke Otto-Knapp Explores Performance And Interaction With Dark Landscapes

At the Camden Arts Centre’s latest exhibition, Silke Otto-Knapp explores performance and landscape in her watercolour and gouache paintings. Several paintings are of the iconic, choreographer Anna Halprin’s outdoor stage, which is enclosed in her Northern California forest. Choreographers and dancers have used this outdoor stage, and the magical setting must have inspired great creativity.  […]

16 January 2014

London Art Fair 2014: A Metamorphosis Of Maturity And Sophistication

It may be January, cold and wet but it is business as usual at Upper St for The London Art Fair, a consistently strong fair, which kicks off the season. This year is no exception and in fact the fair has reached a high level of maturity and sophistication, whilst giving a platform to exciting […]

10 January 2014

Richard Serra Curves and Angles: New Sculpture at Gagosian in Chelsea

I made my way to Chelsea through the piles of snow left from the previous day’s snowstorm, amidst the many other art lovers braving the cold to see Richard Serra’s show in both the W 21st and W 24th Street Gagosian galleries. Richard Serra, an American minimalist sculptor, specialises in large-scale work focusing on the […]

9 January 2014

Jake and Dinos Chapman: Birth, Death, Sex, Horror And McDonald’s

“we are sore-eyed scopophiliac oxymorons… disenfranchised aristocrats, under siege from our feudal heritage…our bread is buttered on both sides…” this was stencilled on the gallery wall as the artists introduction to the world over twenty years ago – fledglings from the nest of Gilbert & George, having once been their art technicians – yet arriving […]

5 January 2014

My Top Twenty 2013 Exhibitions Chosen By Paul Carey -Kent

It seemed to be a good year for double shows. Looking in no particular order at the geographically-constrained selection of what I actually saw (London unless stated) I didn’t think about it in compiling, but have only just noticed that Bedford’s finest, Andy Holden, and Sarah Lucas are the only British artists on the list […]

29 December 2013

London Art Exhibitions For January 2014 By Paul Carey- Kent

Paul Carey-Kent takes on the New Year with a selection of exhibitions ranging from Andreas Gursky to Daumier. On with the New, starting with the old. And, as it’s cold, moving on to a fire and then to Venezuela, where the temperature reaches 30C most days in January. And then back to the old, with a […]

26 December 2013

Artlyst Reveals The Top Ten London Art Exhibitions For 2013

With Christmas dinner just a pile of dishes in the kitchen sink, the effects of far too much Prosecco giving me just enough of a headache to down a couple of Nurofen plus and M&S ‘Marc’ truffles making my teeth sting, only slightly, I have slipped away to write up my top 10 exhibitions for […]

14 December 2013

Nicola Hicks: Of Humans, Animals And Half-breeds Flowers Gallery NY

Flowers Gallery, the New York edition of the successful London art gallery, currently has an exhibition of Nicola Hicks’ work. Nicola Hicks is a native Londoner who received her MA from the Royal College of Art, and has been honored by English government with an MBE. The Flowers’ show has six of Hicks’ sculptures, mostly […]

9 December 2013

Bloomberg New Contemporaries: A Duchampian Nod With A Dash Of Infantile Rebellion

The Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the ICA, London, is the oldest of the graduate survey exhibitions having been originally founded in 1949, and is considered an authoritative view of emerging talent, with a wealth of established artists having participated; from Hockney to Kapoor. The ICA is showcasing 46 artists in the exhibition for the fourth […]

7 December 2013

NADA Rules: A Reliable Trend Barometer Delivers Quality

Yesterday I had the privilege to attend NADA one of the better satellite art fairs, running simultaneously during Art Basel Miami week. There are now over 20 such fairs of varying quality, offering everything from Outsider Art to 20th Century modern masters. Art Basel Miami week is a random overload of fairs, events and pop-up […]

6 December 2013

Art Basel Miami: Wynwood Satellite Fairs And Events Review

Art Basel Miami week centres around the main fair held each year in the Miami Convention Centre. It is a celebration of international artistic trends as well as a global art market trade fair where you can actually purchase museum quality work by 20th and 21st century artists. It is easy to spot the current […]

5 December 2013

Art Basel Miami Opens To The Public In A Wave Of Optimism – Review

The art world has descended on glamorous Miami Beach for this year’s Art Basel Miami, which opened for a VIP and press preview yesterday and to the public today (Thursday). This is one of the most important events on the international art calendar and a place to catch up on the trends and directions for […]

1 December 2013

Beatriz Milhazes Presents Exhibition In São Paulo gallery

The Rio de Janeiro artist Beatriz Milhazes presents nine new paintings that emphasize, among other things, the optical and chromatic vibration of op art as well as patterns and colors from African tribal origins. In this series of works, her palette of citric colors and particular use of golden hues gives way to a darker […]

24 November 2013

Upcoming Sao Paulo Art Exhibitions For December 2013

The drawings presented by Carolina Ponte in her second individual in Zipper Gallery are produced with pen, ink and acrylic paint on paper. The creations in crochet are an expansion of her work with the draws: the sculptures are composed by little pieces and as the same as the little points at drawings. At the […]

23 November 2013

European Abstraction Exhibition Explores Artists As Liberated Self-reliant Individuals

A new exhibition which brings together the work of four artists who were instrumental in the evolution of post-war European abstraction, opened in London this week. It features the seminal artists Hantaï, Hartung, Soulages and Tàpies. Following WWII, Paris continued to be the nexus of European arts, literature and philosophy but it was clear that […]

21 November 2013

David Hockney Early Reflections: A Voyeuristic Exploration of Every Day Life

I was brought up with his name in my consciousness but there was always a silence after his name that I never quite understood. He was always the mysterious artist. It wasn’t as if people said to me as a child, ‘Ah yes, ‘David Hockney’, he was blah blah blah.” No, he was just David […]