It has been in many ways a somewhat melancholy year for art, here in Britain – or should I say: ‘here in London’? -since pretty well all the shows I will mention here took place in a capital city that seems to be drifting steadily away from the rest of Britain.
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.
14 December 2018
For the 2018 Christmas holiday period, Artlyst has produced a helpful guide to the closing times of the major London museums and galleries.
ParisPhoto, the biggest photo fair in Europe held each November at the Grand Palais, returned with its 22nd edition, attracting nearly 70.000 visitors in four days and gathering more than 200 exhibitors from all around the world, offering an unparalleled presentation of contemporary and vintage photography from grandmasters to emerging young talents.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation have unveiled the Ten visual artists and composers living and working in the UK who will each receive £60,000 with no strings attached, making this the largest and most flexible award for individual artists in the UK.
19 November 2018
Once again it’s RCA Secret time where the public is invited to try and spot the named artists from the students in order to acquire a mini-masterpiece at a bargain price.
6 November 2018
Accumulation: Legacy and Memory will bring the best of contemporary and modern art from Bahrain to London for the third edition of Bahrain Art Week in London. Showcasing and celebrating Bahrain’s rich history as one of the oldest contemporary cultures in the Middle East
The Alt Power 100 Artlyst 2018, now in its 8th edition is a celebration of artists and art professionals who have made a difference in 2018.
The Frieze Tate Fund founded in 2003 and now in its third year as Endeavor has enabled £150,000 to be made available to purchase artworks for Tate. The acquired works by emerging and leading international artists are exhibited in London, Liverpool and St Ives.
2 October 2018
‘Choose Your Hero’ is a group exhibition curated by Ben Moore at the communal Riverside studio at Re:Centre, Hammersmith.
16 August 2018
The Bienal de São Paulo have announced the full 81 projects and more than 100 participants, totalling around 250 artworks for the 2018 edition
25 July 2018
A 26% rise has been reported at Christie’s with overall sales to almost £3bn ($4bn, up 35%) compared to £2.35bn in the first half of 2017.
There was a huge pair of medical looking rubber gloves attached to St John’s Church tower, wafting in the breeze. 20-foot arms drawing you into the Waterloo festival
New Contemporaries has announced this year’s selected artists with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Art Brussels is one of the oldest established Contemporary art fairs in Europe. In fact, after Art Cologne, it is the second elder statesman.
16 April 2018
Based on the current growth trajectory, the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report, published today, reveals that the value of the online art market could reach $8.37 billion by 2023.
Anne Vierstraete, the Managing Director of Art Brussels in conversation with Paul Carter Robinson ahead of the opening of the fair next week.
The UK’s largest national loan collection of modern and contemporary art, the Arts Council Collection, has unveiled the full list of 47 works by 25 artists that it has acquired for the nation in 2017-18.
Art Brussels is a fair dedicated to promoting vibrant young galleries that are on the road to becoming the new generation of shakers and movers in the art world.
Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 saw a strong collector turnout and vigorous sales across all sectors of the market.
20 March 2018
It started with his rat clock piece (Top Photo) at 101 West 14th Street, moving on to his protest mural for Zehra Doğanon
Overview: The London Art Fair is the capitals longest running Contemporary and Modern art fair. Now in its 30th year, the event presents leading British and international galleries alongside specially curated spaces, Art Projects and Photo50.
Condo London opens its third edition (13 January-10 February) with 17 galleries in the capital hosting 27 of their international contemporaries.
22 December 2017
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Art Basel in Miami Beach now in its 16th edition closed with buoyant sales across the board.
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art has announced details of the programme for its eighth edition, opening on 20 April 2018. Under the new direction of Richard Parry,
The Walker Art Gallery has announced the names of the jury members who will judge the John Moores Art Prize competition in 2018, ahead of the prestigious Painting Prize’s call for entries opening on 14 September 2017.
26 May 2017
Tate has announced its 2018 programme which covers all four venues. The forthcoming shows include exhibitions of work by ground-breaking figures in painting, performance, textiles, film and photography.