5 October 2013

10 Must See London Art Exhibitions For October 2013

Paul Carey-Kent picks the best of the crop for October 2013 What to choose in such a busy month? Most major spaces have a smaller gallery nearby.  And so I start with a few small shows close to rather bigger venues with which they might well be combined. Only in passing, then, do I mention […]

2 October 2013

Latest Amsterdam Art Exhibitions: Highlights By Paul Carey Kent

The old and the new sit easily with each other in Amsterdam, especially now that  its three powerhouse museums have all been reopened following extensive restructuring. So a weekend there was a good chance to see how the past is picked up in current trends. To that end, I visited: John Chamberlain’s Naughtynightcap (2008), Ritzfrolick […]

28 September 2013

Sao Paulo Art Exhibition Round Up 28 September 2013 By Douglas Negrisolli

São Paulo Galleries up-date, new exhibitions this week. OMA Gallery presents exhibition “Feito à mão” [Handmade] that brings three artists with Juliana Monachesi as curator. All the artists have in common the production with their proper hands as grandmothers did ages ago. Adélia Klinke, Renato Dib and Letícia Rita composes the gallery space with paintings […]

28 September 2013

Julia Goldman: Themes of Repetition and Femininity at American Contemporary Gallery NY

American Contemporary Gallery, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, recently opened a new and riveting show, exhibiting paintings by artist Julia Goldman. The show, Magazine, presents a series of oil paintings by the artist, focusing on the themes of repetition and femininity. The paintings, each differing from the next ever so slightly, reveal images of […]

25 September 2013

Richard Serra Drawings: A Sensitive Connection To Oneself

Few would expect a black and white reproduction of a still life by Cezanne to hang in Richard Serra’s bedroom. However that picture struck him years ago during a visit at the Courtauld Gallery. He remembers the strong physical reaction of the encounter, ‘making the hair at the back of his neck stand up’. Today […]

25 September 2013

Francis Bacon And Henry Moore Sadomasochistic Gambler Vs Immortal Bones

Happily married establishment figure and Royal College of Art tutor, versus a self-taught sadomasochistic gambler with a fondness for alcohol and the sleek underbelly of Soho. It is difficult not to see this exhibition as a competition of interests and the interesting; the very personalities of both artists are very evident – one only needs […]

18 September 2013

Daniel Melim Presents His Latest Media Manipulation Works In Sao Paulo

In Choque Cultural Gallery, a gallery specialising in street art in São Paulo, is running a solo show of Daniel Melim. After realising a public project in London’s South Bank, the artist exhibits his latest production with large scale paintings and stencil mixed media, closing a cycle and starting a new one in his career. […]

15 September 2013

Douglas Negrisolli Looks At Sao Paulo Art Exhibitions For September Part Two

The artist Francisco Hurtz presents the exhibition “ANTI-BODIES” at the Mezzanino Gallery presenting three series of works with sexuality / gender themes. At the same time the artist participates in THE NY ART BOOK FAIR, with two studies published in Secret Behavior (www.secretbehavior.com), which happens between 19-22/set at MoMA PS1 in New York (USA). In […]

7 September 2013

Nature Reserves: Archiving The Human / Nature Relationship Through Art

Nature Reserves is “an exhibition conceived to explore how different methods of archiving might impact on the human-nature relationship”. So says curator Tom Jeffreys in his catalogue essay that pulls off the rare feat of being both lengthy (by my yard stick anyway) and highly engaging. Later in the essay he goes on to say […]

5 September 2013

London In September: Art Exhibition Reviews By Paul Carey – Kent

September brings a rush of shows as the ‘season opens’ – though mostly not yet, so there’s a mixture of ongoing pleasures and reliable previews in the following… starting with the painting above, which suggests a farewell to summer, and moving on to a preponderance of constructions, masking and deception. Among the many other shows […]

31 August 2013

Sao Paulo Art Exhibitions For September By Douglas Negrisolli

Milton Machado presents 40 drawings produced since the 1970s, plus 11 videos will be shown at Galeria Nara Roesler. The comic book “A Hope in the Hereafter” will be relaunched on his 40th birthday. Machado’s work drawing is especially highlighted in this exhibition. Extended sticky vinyl and displayed in the window of Galeria Nara Roesler, […]

26 August 2013

Disobedience: Annalisa Cattani speaks with the Curator Marco Scotini

Disobedience has been an on-going, multi-phase project curated by Marco Scotini. “Since 2004, “Disobedience” has criss-crossed the world and in every location has preceded, run into or shared protest movements that have left their stamp on the global map of recent years: at Boston’s MIT shortly before the Occupy movement invaded the Financial District in […]

23 August 2013


There’s plenty to enjoy in a long weekend in the Cologne area, even when a fair proportion of the commercial galleries are on their ‘summer pause’. Here are my highlights from four clustered cities, starting with my top choice – in the least visited city. LEVERKUSEN  (Top photo) The Museum Morsbroic is a stunning castle […]

19 August 2013

What’s On At The Sao Paulo Art Galleries This Week

OMA Gallery shows mechanical of draw in other languages The OMA Gallery mounts a group exhibition that includes the participation of five artists who concentrate on drawing as the central driver of expression. The show is curated by Douglas Negrisolli. The pieces selected for the exhibition vary in techniques using painting, collage and drawing. Among […]

7 August 2013

London Art Exhibitions To Visit During The August Lull

Why is it that when the tourists arrive, the galleries close? Paul Carey-Kent takes a look around the London galleries and discovers just how quiet it is in our capital, in August. Many of the galleries have closed their doors for a well deserved break but there is still plenty to do and see around […]

6 August 2013

Katja Loher: Tiny Microcosms Of Humanity Spark With Aggressive Beauty

Swiss artist Katia Loher creates “miniverses”: compelling video works that make a statement about humanity in a quiet and elegant fashion. These tiny microcosms are inventive, poetic, and mesmerising to watch. Loher operates akin to a theatrical producer, beginning with her concept and then joins forces with a choreographer, costume designer, dancers, various video personnel […]

3 August 2013

Latest Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Art Exhibitions Explored

Independent Contemporary art Project, opens new exhibition Continuing the series urbanities, which reaches its third edition, Kunsthalle St. Paul invites the artist Otavio Cury (* 1971 in São Paulo), to present his first solo exhibition, “Death of a rhino”. Initially thought to be a facility in the public square, the project turned into a photo-novel […]

30 July 2013

Conrad Shawcross Unveils Timepiece Light Installation At London’s Roundhouse

Timepiece is a specially commissioned, large-scale light installation by leading British artist Conrad Shawcross, created in response to the Roundhouse’s iconic Main Space that will be on show for the month of August 2013, as part of Bloomberg’s Summer at the Roundhouse. “The realisation of the central space being circumscribed by 24 columns was a […]

27 July 2013

Queen Elizabeth ll Coronation Exhibition Opens At Buckingham Palace

The Queen has departed from the hottest London summer in seven years for the cooler pastures of Balmoral in Scotland. The Royal Standard has been lowered and this signals the start of tourist season at Buckingham Palace. It is also a chance to mount an interesting curated exhibition which will entice the public to return […]

20 July 2013

Marc Chagall: From Folklorist Narrative Artist To Modern Master

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was a noted Russian-Jewish painter and one of the best known representatives of the Russian Avant-Garde in the West. He painted in a style all his own, combining elements of Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and, to a lesser degree, other Modernist art movements. A prolific and multi-faceted artist, Chagall left behind thousands of […]

17 July 2013

Art At Lloyds Exhibition Highlights New British Emerging Market

Art at Lloyds is presenting an innovative Summer exhibition titled, ‘New British 2013’, showing current, emerging artists practising in the UK. The show highlights the disparity between blue-chip galleries and the emerging market, a reality that is greatly pronounced. Through New British 2013, the curators’ goal is to offer an opportunity for artists and galleries at […]

13 July 2013

Latest Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro Art Exhibitions For July

Everardo Miranda and Gustavo Speridião present exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro Anita Schwartz Gallery presents, June 27, Everardo Miranda applies iron oxide by means of friction, onto the wall with a length of 19 linear feet, four feet in height. The edges are fuzzy, hazy, with the exception of a meter wide in the center […]

5 July 2013

Groundbreaking LGBT Art Exhibitions Open In London And New York

Gay Pride is again celebrated with simultaneous art exhibitions in London and New York showcasing the work of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) artists at the Clifford Chance law firm headquarters. The exhibition is organised by Arcus, Clifford Chance’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employee network, the London exhibition showcases the works of nine […]

2 July 2013

LS Lowry: Uncovering An Enigmatic Beauty In The Proletariat

Natural figures would have broken the spell of my visions so I made them unreal – L.S. Lowry The decision to showcase the career of LS Lowry is bold as well as timely because of the enormity of the debate surrounding his work. Curators TJ Clark and Anne Wagner have set off with the intention […]

2 July 2013

Jew York: Artist’s Identity Beyond The Mattzoh Ball Soup

When I first got the announcement for a summer group show titled “Jew York”- I was aghast! The yellow six sided star beneath the title fuelled further alarm.  What could these two galleries – collaborating under this one umbrella, possibly mean by this? The press release attached provided no clarification. It read “We live in […]

2 July 2013

London Art From Deptford To Savile Row July Round Up

Paul Carey- Kent takes a look at a selection of new London art exhibitions for the month of July and discovers pockets of diversity and originality alive and well in  the capital. Matt Hale: Untitled (Pipes) Top Photo: Perhaps July belongs to the big boys: Lowry, Hume and Caulfield at the Tate; Donald Judd at […]

30 June 2013

Royal College Of Art Graduate Photography Exhibition 2013

This year’s Photography Graduates at the RCA have put together a surprisingly subdued collection of imagery. Not that the RCA was ever shouty, but in previous years the work in the final show always projected insolent confidence, entitlement even, yet in this batch there seems to be a need manifested to look inside the medium, […]

30 June 2013

Brazil Now: A Cross Section Of Art – New Exhibitions

Flávia Junqueira opens expected second individual exhibition in São Paulo Flávia Junqueira at the Baró Gallery ushers in the biggest solo show that she has done so far. In Study for Fun, the artist displays two series of unpublished photographs enlarged, and an installation made during a one year period of artistic residence in Paris. […]

29 June 2013

PUNK: Metropolitan Museum Misses The Point By Locking The Safety Pin

Warning: This is not the Alexander McQueen show. I don’t think I have ever attended an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that struck me as hardly realised and shallowly researched as this one is. I suppose even the Met has its moments of disappointment amongst all their outstanding shows. I want to start […]

25 June 2013

The Rise of a Paperless Society Explored at the Saatchi Gallery

The premise of this exhibition is that paper is on the way out. We’ve seen the rise of the paperless office, paper money is losing out to transactions by card and e-books are on the up. The gallery claims that this has led to artists holding on to this precious material, but was it ever at […]

25 June 2013

Paul Delvaux Surrealist Master Of Tableaux With Neoclassical References

“I would like to create a fabulous painting I which I would live, in which I could live” – Paul Delvaux (1897-1994) There is a theatrical quality to work of Paul Delvaux where he choreographs narratives of melancholia and eroticism with scenes mostly inhabited by naked women. These strange, but appealing, surreal worlds are occupied […]

22 June 2013

New ICA Exhibition Explores Feminism, Fetishism and Sexual Politics

If works on paper is a phrase you usually associate with genteel riverscapes, with irises in vases painted by silver haired septuagenarians in twin sets on tranquil Sunday afternoons, then prepare to be robbed of a major misconception. Curator Sarah McCrory has wrestled the phrase from the grasping hands of the middle aged, middle class […]