Venice Biennale Collateral Exhibitions Provide Calm and Quality

It was a relief to step away from the hustle and bustle of the Giardini and Arsenale, the main venues for the 58th Venice Biennale, to visit exhibitions elsewhere.

5 June 2018

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Antwerp Baroque 2018: Rubens Inspires – Sue Hubbard

A small jewel of a city that dates back to the Middle Ages, Antwerp is Belgium’s only port.

25 October 2016

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James Ensor Exhibition Curated By Luc Tuymans Unveiled At The Royal Academy

London’s Royal Academy (RA) has unveiled the first major exhibition of the Belgian painter James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. The exhibition is curated by contemporary painter Luc Tuymans.

3 August 2016

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Luc Tuymans: People Wearing Glasses Explored At The National Portrait Gallery

The Belgian Artist Luc Tuymans is to display a selection of paintings at the National Portrait Gallery this autumn, it was announced today, Wednesday 3 August. This is the first time that the artist has made a thematic selection from his body of work and all are portraits of people wearing glasses. The portraits have been selected for […]

27 July 2016

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Luc Tuymans To Curate Major James Ensor Exhibition At The RA

London’s RA has announced the first major exhibition of James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. One of Belgium’s most prominent modernist artists, Ensor was widely considered to be an important precursor of Expressionism. Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans will bring together some 70 paintings, drawings and prints by the artist, the […]

17 February 2016

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Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans

The first major exhibition of James Ensor’s (1860-1949) work to be held in the UK in twenty years. One of Belgium’s most prominent modernist artists, Ensor was widely considered to be an important precursor of Expressionism. Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans brings together some 70 paintings, drawings and prints by the artist, the vast […]

27 October 2015

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Photo Feature: Luc Tuymans Curates Belgian Abstraction At Parasol Unit

Parasol Unit foundation for contemporary art is currently presenting a group exhibition of major abstract art from Belgium. The latest show at the foundation has been curated by the renowned Belgian painter, Luc Tuymans; which is the artist’s first curated exhibition for a public institution in London. Tuymans has selected some 40 works from two […]

5 October 2015

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Luc Tuymans Appropriation Case Settled Out Of Court

The Belgian artist Luc Tuymans, has settled his appropriation case, which has been dragged through the courts for the last few years. In January, the dispute ended with a conviction for plagiarism involved a painting that he had created based on a photograph by Katrijn Van Giel. The case has now reached an out-of-court settlement with the photographer. The exact […]

4 September 2015

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Luc Tuymans Curates Selected Abstract Art From Belgium For Parasol Unit

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is to present a group exhibition of major abstract art from Belgium, curated by the renowned Belgian painter, Luc Tuymans. For this exhibition, his first curated for a public institution in London, Luc Tuymans has brought together some 40 works from two successive generations of Belgian artists. Working in […]

12 August 2015

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Luc Tuymans Retrospective Announced For Qatar Museums

A retrospective of the work of Luc Tuymans has been announced at the Qatar Museums. It will be the first solo show of the artist in the Gulf region.  The exhibition, Intolerance, a comprehensive survey with more than 150 works, will include a series of wall paintings and a new body of work, ‘The Arena’, created specifically for […]

5 August 2015

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Luc Tuymans To Curate Belgium Abstraction Exhibition At Parasol Unit

The Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is to present a group exhibition of major abstract art from Belgium, curated by the renowned Belgian painter, Luc Tuymans. For this exhibition, his first curated for a public institution in London, Luc Tuymans has brought together some 40 works from two successive generations of Belgian artists. Working in a variety of media, including painting, […]

26 June 2015

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Artlyst Podcast: Luc Tuymans – Domesticity, Plagiarism, And Politics – David Zwirner

The influential artist Luc Tuymans was recently back at David Zwirner, which was presenting an exhibition of the artist’s latest paintings, on view at the London gallery, which Tuymans inaugurated in October 2012 with the exhibition ‘Allo!’. The exhibition ‘The Shore’ includes work that the artist specifically made for the space. Tuymans is known for […]

25 March 2015

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New Copyright Law Threatening To Put Artists And Publishers Behind Bars Is An Act Of Censorship

In light of recent decisions in the courts regarding the appropriation and use of images in works of art, that saw the Belgian artist Luc Tuymans found guilty of copyright infringement – after losing a legal battle in his home country over the alleged plagiarism concerning a portrait the artist created in 2011 – and […]

13 March 2015

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Jens Wolf, First UK Solo Exhibition At Ronchini Gallery

Ronchini Gallery presents the first UK solo exhibition of works by Berlin-based artist Jens Wolf. The artist’s geometric paintings on plywood panels explore colour, shape and flatness. The exhibition contains new works including a site-specific wall painting. Wolf is a key figure in the development of process art and from the same generation of artists […]

4 February 2015

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Luc Tuymans Discusses His Dark Paintings, Japanese Cannibals, And Francisco De Goya

The renowned Belgian artist Luc Tuymans has a new exhibtion at David Zwirner, which is presenting the artist’s latest paintings, on view at the London gallery, which Tuymans inaugurated in October 2012 with the exhibition ‘Allo!’. This new exhibition ‘The Shore’ includes work that the artist specifically made for David Zwirner’s space. The artist is […]

31 January 2015

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Luc Tuymans Explores Domesticity, Re-photography, And Scottish Enlightenment

The influential artist Luc Tuymans is back at David Zwirner, which is presenting an exhibition of the artist’s latest paintings, on view at the London gallery, which Tuymans inaugurated in October 2012 with the exhibition ‘Allo!’. This new exhibition ‘The Shore’ includes work that the artist specifically made for the space. Tuymans is known for […]

30 January 2015

Luc Tuymans: The Shore At David Zwirner – Cannibals, Executions, And Wallpaper

David Zwirner presents an exhibition of new paintings by Luc Tuymans, on view at the London gallery, which Tuymans inaugurated in October 2012 with the exhibition ‘Allo!’. This new exhibition ‘The Shore’ includes work that the artist specifically made for this space. The artist is known for his light washed out canvases, handled with Tuymans’s […]

29 January 2015

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Luc Tuymans Talks To Artlyst About Plagiarism And Politics

The Belgian artist Luc Tuymans who was recently found guilty of copyright infringement, after losing a legal battle in his home country over the alleged plagiarism concerning a portrait the artist created in 2011 has spoken to Artlyst about the case, its politics, and its wider implications to the art world and the fate of […]

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 […]

21 January 2015

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Luc Tuymans Convicted Of Plagiarism For Using Photo Of Politician

The Belgian artist Luc Tuymans has been found guilty of copyright infringement after losing a legal battle in his home country over the alleged plagiarism concerning a portrait the artist created in 2011. A civil court in Antwerp ruled on 15 January that Tuymans’s painting ‘A Belgian Politician’ (2011) borrowed too heavily from a photo […]

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 2012

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Luc Tuymans Artistic Colonialism Explored In New London Exhibition

Review – David Zwirner has recently moved into his first European location: a beautiful town house on 24 Grafton Street, and has put a gallery there. There are two floors which provide quite a lot of hanging space, and in a display of a form of effortless cool they currently house only ten paintings by […]