The Russian dissident Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky, 35, is to face invasion of privacy charges after leaking a graphic sex tape of Parisian mayoral candidate Benjamin Griveaux. The politician is a member of French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party La République En Marche.
26 September 2017
This is the first public gallery show of Lichtenstein’s paintings to be held in Britain since Tate Modern’s well-attended retrospective in London, in 2013.
Artist George Boorujy feels particularly pumped to take on the environmental cause, especially since ‘Day One’ the Environmental Protection Agency has been quieted with regard to global warming. Boorujy, an artist devoted to highlighting and protecting our precious natural world says, “This shouldn’t be a partisan issue! Democrats, as well as Republicans, need to breathe.
2 January 2017
The artist, critic, poet, and Booker prize-winning author John Berger has died age 90. Best known in art circles for his essay of art criticism, ‘Ways of Seeing’, it accompanied a popular BBC series and is still used as a university text. Berger was a novelist, painter, and poet. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize.
Are there many top dancers who can’t dance? Are there many top actors who can’t act? Are there many top film directors who can’t direct? Are there many top singers who can’t sing? Are there many top musicians who can’t play anything? Are there many top designers who can’t design? Are there any top sprinters who can’t run? Are there many top […]
St Francis of Assisi wrote, “He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” However, times have changed. Nowadays, he who doesn’t work with his own hands, has […]
Bisakha Sarker: Do not yet fold your wings The Bluecoat, Liverpool 17 Oct – 22 Nov 2015 Open daily 10am – 6pm. Free. (picture credit Simon Richardson) A dancer and choreographer who was recently awarded an MBE for services to dance has teamed up with visual artist Ansuman Biswas to create a movement-inspired video installation. Commissioned by Bluecoat, […]
AP Contemporary proudly presents “RU : REUNITED” group exhibition by Oleg Tselkov, Alexander Zakharov, Olga Tobreluts and Gago Chtchyan from 7 July to 31 August, 2015. Opening Reception on 7 July 2015 ( Tuesday) from 6pm – 9pm Russia has the longest persistence in socialist realism art and restriction was until the dissolution of Soviet […]
Robyn Denny (b.1930) the British abstract painter, printmaker, and designer has died age 84 .Denny was born in Abinger, Surrey, and after studying at Central St Martin’s School of Art he attended the Royal College of Art from 1951–7. He was among the young British painters influenced by the scale and energy of New York […]
Final deadline midnight of Tuesday, November 26th Only a few days are left to the final deadline to enter the eight edition of the international contest enabling artists to exhibit their works in one of the most prestigious art venues in the world: the Arsenal of Venice. Choose your section among painting, sculpture and installation, […]
The daughter of artist/musician Ian Dury has opened a retrospective of her father’s art work, at the Royal College of Art, an institution that he graduated from over four decades ago. in order to mount the first ever retrospective of his work, crowd funding became a key factor in raising the money needed. When Dury […]
Archetypal Symbolism in Sultana Raza’s Abstract Digital Artwork Digital Arts: California has selected 78 finalists from 27 countries for its Simply The Best 2 show of artworks of international digital artists, and photographers. For the first time, this includes works from Indian-born Luxembourg-based artist/writer Sultana Raza. Her abstract digital artworks explore themes related […]
Josephine Lyons’ next solo exhibition, Love in Palimpsests, opens 11th December at the Menier Gallery in Southwark and promises to be an affecting exploration of the links between portraiture, archive and memory. Taking the book as an inspiration and organising principle, Lyons extends her technical mastery of the painted portrait into a series of multi-dimensional […]
On Friday the 8th of October, 2010 Tom Estes staged the Performance ‘Night Cleaning’ at the Departures Gallery as part of the exhibition Rhizomatic. Rhizomatic is an experimental, decentralised curatorial system based on the concept of the Rhizome, as explored in Deleuze and Guattari’s philosophical masterpiece A Thousand Plateaus. This is Departure Gallery’s largest and […]
For Expatriates in China, Creative Lives of Plenty by Dan Levin. NY Times arts page, Sunday, 10th January 2010 THERE was a chill in the morning air in 2005 when dozens of artists from China, Europe and North America emerged from their red-brick studios here to find the police blocking the gates to Suojiacun, their […]
Balancing Familes in Stone A Conversation with Boaz Vaadia A sculptor who grew up on a farm, Boaz Vaadia is inspired by the nature around him. Vaadia says of his work, “I work with nature as an equal partner. The strongest thing I address is that primal connection of man to earth. It’s in the […]