Writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives his rolling ten recommended contemporary art shows in London March 2019. He currently writes freelance including for Art Monthly, Frieze, Elephant, STATE, Photomonitor, Border Crossings and World of Interiors.
6 December 2018
Olafur Eliasson working in collaboration with leading geologist Minik Rosing, is exhibiting blocks of melting ice, one in front of Tate Modern and another outside Bloomberg’s London headquarters to create the significant artwork, Ice Watch. Ice Watch will serve as a visceral reminder of the impact of climate change.
Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere, an exhibition documenting the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing’s recently- unveiled statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, situated in Parliament Square, London.
23 September 2018
Sotheby’s, London, have sold the collection of Damien Hirst’s business manager, mentor and ‘partner in crime’, Frank Dunphy for a total of £10,088,125 million
23 September 2018
Chris Burden ‘Measured’, an exhibition of two large-scale works 1 Ton Crane Truck (2009) and Porsche with Meteorite (2013) will be unveiled at Gagosian Britannia Street
19 February 2018
Nancy Rubins’ exuberant exhibition at Gagosian Britannia Street comes as a great relief in the current epoch of self-righteous #MeToo feminism. Essentially it consists of four very large sculptures, accompanied by two equally large wall drawings, The drawings – so-called – are non-figurative, and need not detain one for long. They are essentially playful works, […]
21 December 2017
Artlyst has produced a helpful guide to the closing times of the major London museums and galleries during Christmas 2017 holiday period.
9 November 2017
London: The Roman Temple of Mithras, dating from the third century, nearly 1,800 years ago, has been unveiled in its reconstructed form on the site of its original discovery in the heart of the City of London.
1 November 2017
Like quite a lot of grand museum exhibitions in London recently, this new show at Tate Britain doesn’t quite tell its announced story.
13 September 2017
Up Now in London – Paul Carey-Kent chooses the best of the Autumn season’s start.
13 August 2017
London: Moniker Art Fair’s eighth edition will consolidate its position as one of the leading global art fair dedicated to urban art and its related subcultures, welcoming a wave of existing and new collectors keen to collect and interact with the art world’s fastest-growing contemporary sector.
12 July 2017
The “Dark Side of Liberty, an exhibition launched with much fanfare at Liberty’s flagship Regent Street shop has removed a number of artworks and cancelled scheduled performance pieces.
24 June 2017
As the world’s attention focuses on respecting women’s rights, and with a critical need to develop understanding and encourage friendship between the peoples of the Middle East and West, an East-West bridge-building exhibition under the title “I AM” an exhibition of Middle Eastern Women Artists comes to London from Amman, Jordan.
24 June 2017
Michael Pendry light installations were first presented to a larger audience in 2005 for the ‘Lange Nacht der Museen’ (Long Night of Museums) in Munich. ‘Störung’ (Disturbance) was shown in a Munich church and began a practice which continued with the church-based light and video installations ‘Das apokalyptische Weib’ (The Apocalyptic Woman) and ‘Sacre Coeur’. […]
19 June 2017
The shortlist for the Young Masters Art Prize has selected eighteen artists from across the globe.
2 June 2017
The internet giant Google has submitted plans for a ‘landscraper’ for its London headquarters.Construction on the project is on course to begin in 2018 The King’s Cross building which is as long as the Shard is wide is designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios, the team behind TfL’s New Bus for London and the 2012 Olympic Cauldron.
24 May 2017
The American artist Wayne Thiebaud has always had the capacity to create serial images that make us think of the likeness between art and life.
30 March 2017
In our latest in the series of Artist To Artist Darren Coffield interviews the portrait artist Geraldine Swayne who has a new show at London’s Fine Art Society.
24 March 2017
The National Gallery will unveil a new tapestry by the Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili. Titled the Caged Bird’s Song, the exhibition marks the first time the artist has worked in the medium of tapestry and will include a series of preparatory works on paper in an installation conceived by the artist for the Gallery’s Sunley Room.
9 March 2017
Sotheby’s London Contemporary Art Evening Auction in London out-shined predicted estimates to total £118,015,150 – an increase of 70% (GBP) / 43% (USD) on the equivalent sale last year.
2 March 2017
Sotheby’s has achieved the highest total for any auction ever staged in London.
25 February 2017
Photographs, court reports, police papers and witness statements on The Caravan and other clubs of the era will be used to re-create the striking bohemian interior of the underground club.
11 January 2017
ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) is one of the most promising young figurative painters working today. His forthcoming solo exhibition TEN is a survey of his work at The Canadian High Commission, Trafalgar Square, London. The show opens this week (Jan-Feb 2017) an artist monograph of the same name accompanies the show. – Interview
5 December 2016
Paul Carey- Kent chooses his pick for December 2016 through the new year.
The Design Museum unveiled its new building to the press yesterday ahead of its public opening on 24 November 2016. Housed in a landmark grade II listed modernist building from the 1960s on Kensington High Street, formerly the home of the Commonwealth Institute, the building has been sensitively retuned by John Pawson, the culmination of a five-year construction process costing £83m.
The second permanent large-scale video installation created for St Paul’s Cathedral by the internationally acclaimed artist Bill Viola, has been inaugurated in the North Quire Aisle of the cathedral to coincide with the Feast of Mary. Mary has been conceived as a companion piece to Martyrs (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), which was unveiled in 2014. Mary and Martyrs are the first moving-image […]
Artlyst is pleased to present our curated guide to the best London exhibitions premiering this autumn. A number of exciting blockbuster, museum exhibitions, International Art Fairs, and the best emerging art shows are just some of the tempting offerings to expect. There is so much happening in London over the next few months, it is disconcerting but […]
Brazilian artist Kim Poor will exhibit a series of paintings in various mediums, including her unique technique of glass fused on the steel plate, baptised ‘Diaphanism’ by Salvador Dali. She is based in London and Rio de Janeiro and her work has been exhibited worldwide, most recently in Brazil, Belgium & Greece, with successful solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art […]
31 July 2016
Now in London: Paul Carey Kent unlocks his choices of the best exhibitions in town in August 2016. Sam Lewitt and Lucy Raven: Wild Sync & Weak Vocals @ Piar Corrias, 54 Eastcastle St – Fitzrovia To 5 Aug: www.pilarcorrias.com Installation view of Sam Lewitt: A Weak Local Lexicon (MHTL), 2016 Entering Pilar Corrias, a well-established tease […]
Get ready for Art Night this Saturday 2 July! This is a new free annual contemporary arts festival that will transform London for one unforgettable evening. From a luxury flat on the Strand to a disused Jubilee line platform in Charing Cross Underground station, a range of buildings and public spaces across Westminster will form the […]
Now in its sixth year, Sculpture in the City, the City of London’s annual public art programme, launches tomorrow with the first ever screening of Petroc Sesti’s digital piece Solar | Relay – one of 17 works of art in the open-air sculpture take-over of the Square Mile, Sculpture in the City. The project initiative aims to enhance our urban environment […]