9 September 2016

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Bill Viola Unveils Second Installation At St Paul’s Cathedral London

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 […]

27 August 2016

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Artlyst’s Bumper London Autumn Art Season Preview The Best Only

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 […]

13 August 2016

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Art Exhibitions At St Stephen Walbrook London Autumn 2016

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

Paul Carey Kent Picks The Best Exhibitions In London August 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 […]

1 July 2016

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Art Night London: Get Ready For The Event Of The Season

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 […]

27 June 2016

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Sculpture in the City London Launches Sixth Annual Public Art Programme

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 […]

16 May 2016

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Art16 London Gets Ready To Launch Its Fourth Edition Art Fair

Art16 opens its fourth edition on Thursday with a focus on exciting and innovative contemporary art from established, emerging and mid-career artists across all visual art forms. Art collectors will have fresh discoveries of artists working outside the western canon, particularly with ‘London First’ and ‘Emerge’ sections to unearth new talent. ‘Emerge’ showcases the next generation of artistic talent while ‘London First’ brings together galleries who have never before participated in […]

28 April 2016

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Blue Plaque Proposed To Mark Artist Yves Klein’s London Residency

A Blue Plaque proposal has been submitted to English Heritage to honour the French artist Yves Klein (1928-62) who lived in the Cromwell Road, in a bedsit from 1949-1950. Well known for his signature “International Klein Blue” artworks he trademarked the iconic colour early on in his career. The submission coincides with the opening of an exhibition of the artist’s work Alberto Giacometti – […]

11 April 2016

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Smithsonian Decides Today Whether To Open A London Satellite Branch

Back in 2015 ithe Guardian reported that The Smithsonian Institution was considering opening their first location outside the US, on the former Olympic site in East London. It would create exhibitions compiled from their galleries in Washington and New York. Today the committee will decide if this is to become a reality.  The Smithsonian is Federally funded and this is an election year. it wouldn’t make […]

19 March 2016

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The Design Museum Announces Free Entrance Policy To permanent Collection

The Design Museum has announced that it will open in its new home on Kensington High Street, on 24 November this year, the result of an £83 million transformation of a listed landmark building from the 1960s. For the first time in the museum’s history it will have a free permanent display of its collection. Acclaimed […]

8 February 2016

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Marion Wagschal One Of Canada’s Leading Figurative Artists Unveiled At Canada House

Following her successful retrospective show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal last year, the Canada Gallery is currently presenting the Canadian artist Marion Wagschal’s first ever exhibition in the UK. Born in 1943 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Marion Wagschal immigrated to Canada in 1951 and completed her studies at Concordia University in Montreal, where […]

18 January 2016

Alex J. Wood’s First Solo Exhibition Is A Blast

New Art Projects is Fred Man’s spacious new gallery on Sheep Lane E8 nestling between Regent’s Canal London Fields and Victoria Park. The gallery, although only 6 months old is carving an interesting program presenting mid career artists as well as new comers. Alex J. Wood’s first Solo exhibition: Lift Off is of the later. Mr Wood a recent graduate of […]

18 January 2016

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Lumiere Festival Victim Of Its Own Success As Overcrowding Shuts Displays

The 2016 Lumiere London Festival was a victim of its own success last night as some displays were shut due to overcrowding. Over a million visitors viewed London’s iconic locations as they were transformed by light installations for the free event, which is the biggest festival of its kind ever held in the capital.  Thirty locations […]

8 January 2016

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Beyond The Valley Of Caravaggio And Other Exhibitions To Bytch About

Happy New Year, bytches. Late in 2014 I began salivating over the announcement of the National Gallery’s autumn blockbuster for 2015 featuring no fewer than 70 Goya portraits. God it was wonderful. In 2015 galleries surprised me with some pleasant turns of ingenuity – I discovered obscure pastel genius Liotard at the Royal Academy, and my […]

20 May 2015

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Art15 Launches Their Third Fair At London’s Olympia

Art15, which opens in London today for its third edition, was set up by two of the original founders of ART HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair, Tim Etchells and Sandy Angus. The latest edition further cements its position as a global art fair with a focused presentation of 134 international galleries from 41 countries.  […]

2 February 2015

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National Gallery: Strike Won’t Close Country’s Second Most Visited Attraction

Staff at London’s National Gallery are to stage a five-day strike starting today, as a protest over the privatisation of jobs and services within the gallery. The walk-out will take place from this morning and carry on until the 7th February. The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union stated that its members had voted by […]

24 January 2015

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Luc Tuymans Quiet Restrained, And At Times Unsettling New Exhibition

Luc Tuymans is widely credited with having contributed to the revival of painting in the 1990s, Tuymans continues to assert his relevance by addressing a diverse range of topics. In a new exhibition at the David Zwirner gallery in London, the work remains quiet, restrained, and at times unsettling, his works engage equally with questions […]

24 January 2015

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Christie’s London To Offer Prime Richter and Twombly In February Post War Sale

Christie’s will offer another outstanding week of auctions in February led by Gerhard Richter’s Vierwaldstätter See (Lake Lucerne), 1969, a sublime photo-painting of the famous Swiss Lake, held in the same private collection since 1973, which is presented during the Evening Auction in London on 11 February. Following the world record price of $69.6million achieved […]

12 January 2015

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Henry Moore’s Maquette Studio To Be Recreated For London Exhibition

Henry Moore’s famous maquette studio will be recreated in a special exhibition curated by the Director of The Henry Moore Foundation, Richard Calvocoressi at Gagosian Gallery in Davies Street, London. Henry Moore: Wunderkammer – Origin of Forms, will run from 9 February – 2 April 2015. Henry Moore is best known for his large-scale sculptures that […]

8 January 2015

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Luc Tuymans To Mount New Exhibition of Paintings In London

David Zwirner is presenting a new exhibition of paintings by the Belgian artist Luc Tuymans. On view at the London gallery, which Tuymans inaugurated in October 2012 with the exhibition Allo!, The Shore includes work specifically made for this space. Widely credited with having contributed to the revival of painting in the 1990s, Tuymans continues […]

31 October 2014

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Modern Panic III Curated by James Elphick of Guerrilla Zoo

Among many mobile sites of morbid origins, a crowd immersed itself in conversation, oblivious to the zoophical signs, the portrayals of decay and morosity, the vampiric outpourings, the dismembered cadavers, the distorted genitalia, the subtle torture instruments, the inquisitional glimpses. This was a plethora of Victorian oddities, the same objects we will find in the […]

31 October 2014

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Chloé Meunier, The African and Caribbean Community in London.

When Chloé  Meunier speaks of photography, it is almost from a metaphysical perspective. Her cognitive trajectory is based on intuitive perception, but she leads us towards an understanding intimately linked to her deep love of language, a language rooted in emotion and empathy, a language as a root, rather than a system. She speaks of […]

11 October 2014

Pre-Frieze London Art Gallery Overview By Olivia McEwan

This weekend Artlyst reviewer Olivia McEwan covers the most talked about exhibitions to see before the Frieze sets in! This week sees a pleasing blend of the old and the new: selected entrants to the annual Illustration Awards are showing at Somerset House, while José Damasceno’s ‘Plot’ revitalises the Holborn library’s staid 1960s décor with […]

1 October 2014

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London Gay Art Festival GFEST 2014 Visual Art Programme Announced

London’s LGBT cross-art annual event GFEST 2014 will showcase new visual and performance art works and films from Monday the 10th to Saturday the 22nd November. Breathtaking works that explore this year’s festival theme ‘Myths & Mythology’ include thought provoking feature and short films, paintings, video installation and photographic works along with cabaret acts as […]

11 August 2014

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The Rise of Urban Sketching

A global artist collective, an art movement whose members use sketchpads as their canvas; the urban sketchers were founded by the Spanish born illustrator and journalist Gabriel Campanario. As Campanario worked for The Seattle Times, he saw a rise in location drawings within the blogosphere. This discovery prompted him to start a flickr group in […]

8 July 2014

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Rembrandt’s Late Works Presented In New National Gallery London Exhibition

The National Gallery, London presents an important new exhibition, Rembrandt: The Late Works – the first ever in-depth exploration of Rembrandt’s final years of painting. Far from diminishing as he aged, his creativity gathered new energy in the closing years of his life. It is the art of these late years – soulful, honest and […]

26 June 2014

START Launches New London International Emerging Art Fair

In the over saturated world of international Art-fairs one could quite imagine that launching a new event in London would be a dangerous gamble. However, START London’s latest contemporary art fair has bucked the trend and come up trumps. The fair which brings together emerging galleries and new artists is the brain-child of the founders […]

23 June 2014

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Dr Nicolas Penny To Retire As Director of London’s National Gallery

The Director of the National Gallery, London, Dr Nicolas Penny has announced his intention to retire from his role in 2015. His decision came as he reached his 65th birthday, last December. The exact date of his retirement will be 17 August 2015. The appointment of his successor Gabriele Finaldi was made by Prime Minister […]

19 June 2014

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The Void And Emptiness Explored In New London Group Exhibition

The Space Where I Am is a new group show at Blain Southern exploring ideas of the void and emptiness from the 1960s to the present day. The exhibition’s title is taken from philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s book The Poetics of Space(1958), which describes the lived experience of space and where he contended “it is better […]

14 April 2014

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Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke Two Giants Of Painting New London Exhibition

One of the most interesting exhibitions this spring will be presented at Christie’s in London. Polke/Richter-Richter/Polke, celebrates two giants of painting: Gerhard Richter (b.1932) and Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). The show brings together 65 works from 30 collections to create the artists’ first joint show in almost 50 years, since their now legendary 1966 exhibition at […]

1 April 2014

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Anselm Kiefer Wrestles The Darkness Of German History In New Retrospective

The first major UK retrospective of the highly acclaimed German artist Anselm Kiefer’s is coming to the Royal Academy in September. Kiefer for many years has been considered one of the most seminal artists of his generation. The show will span over forty years, starting from his early career to the present, correlating artwork from […]

24 March 2014

Peter Doig: Early Works Exude A Confident Refined Aesthete

London: For many artists, their early works are a cause for embarrassment or insecurity: they represent a delicate formative period, where experimentation is abundant, and style is gradually gauged. Perhaps this is also the case for Peter Doig, but it shouldn’t be, because this exhibition reveals a young, ambitious painter, inhaling the world around him. […]