And the winner of the 2019 Turner Prize is… All Four Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani. They will forever be known as the Collective.
The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended Contemporary and Modern art exhibitions in London now (December 2019).
The 18th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach takes place in the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Centre from 5-8 December 2019.
19 November 2019
As the nation plunges towards Brexit, and, as the official galleries – specifically the two big London Tates – grow more and more self-satisfied and increasingly inclined to offer displays of civic virtue as substitutes for anything you can actually describe as art, one turns towards the commercial galleries for solace.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has announced the 2019 recipients of Awards for Artists, one of the most significant philanthropic awards for visual artists and composers in the UK.
As everyone must know by now, FIAC one of Europe’s most important fairs opened for the VIP preview today at the Grand Palais in Paris.
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.
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.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries which has recently opened their 2019 edition at Leeds Art Gallery is a must-see exhibition for those trying to keep their finger on the pulse of the emerging art emanating from the UK’s top art colleges.
The noted writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives us his rolling ten recommended Contemporary and Modern art exhibitions for August 2019 in London now. Paul currently freelances for Art Monthly, Frieze, Elephant, STATE, Photomonitor, Border Crossings and World of Interiors, and has a weekly online column at FAD Art News.
6 July 2019
It’s time for the annual show of sculpture in Regent’s Park, organised by the Frieze Art Fair, but opening far in advance of the fair itself, and lasting for much longer. Also, it’s free. What’s on view, you see for nothing. Which makes me wish, quite fervently, that it was a more convincing show.
I have always had ambiguous feelings about the annual Masterpiece London fine art and antiques fair, now under the umbrella of the Art Basel Group.
12 June 2019
Art Night’s fourth edition launches 22 June this year with another impressive line-up, including heavy hitters Cory Arcangel, Barbara Kruger, Oscar Murillo, and Marina Abramović.
Charlie Schaffer has won the prestigious BP Portrait Award 2019. It was announced last night at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The painting titled ‘Imara in her Winter Coat’ is a portrait of the artist’s close friend. The first prize portrait was selected from 2,538 submissions from 84 countries. The judges admired the mannerist style […]
8 June 2019
Rachel Whiteread CBE, the Turner Prize-winning artist has been made a Dame in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday List. The painter Glen Brown and Photographer Terry O’Neill were awarded a CBE. Other artists honoured were potter, Kate Malone, MBE and Printmaker John Mackechnie MBE. The honours were awarded for their outstanding contributions to culture in the […]
This year the RA Summer Exhibition has returned to form with a talented lineup of artists chosen by an inexhaustible group of jurors. The 251st edition received over 16,000 entries. Around 1200 works, in a range of media, goes on display, next week. The majority of these artworks are offered for sale, allowing visitors to purchase original work by upcoming and established artists.
This week Photo London returns for its fifth edition, and it’s the strongest iteration yet. No longer just a fair, over the course of the last few years it has become a major cultural event spurring numerous satellite events around the city and has made the month of May
The opening day of this year’s Frieze New York, which featured galleries from 26 countries was a roaring success following last year’s scorching fiasco
Art Cologne 2019 Report – founded in 1967 and so the first of the modern-style art fairs – had a lean time in the 2000s but has recovered its status somewhat.
4 April 2019
The Hiscox online art trade report 2019 was released this week and besides revealing some very discouraging growth figures it has explored the indeterminate world of Instagram as part of their analysis.
Get ready for the fourth edition of Bahrain’s leading art fair, ArtBAB. The 2019 event will be presenting 16 international galleries from Buenos Aires to Kuala Lumpur.
The New Years Honours list 2019 has given a nod to several Visual Artists in this year’s presentation.
18 December 2018
LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars