23 August 2016

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Yves Klein: Tate Liverpool Mounts First UK Museum Solo In 20 Years

The UK’s first museum solo exhibition in more than 20 years of the French artist Yves Klein (1928-1962) will be presented at Tate Liverpool. Klein is one of the most influential figures of the post-war era, Klein’s career was marked by extraordinary creativity and a bold attitude to art and life that was pivotal to later movements from pop to performance art and […]

15 August 2016

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Peter Blake Explores Alphabets Letters & Numbers At The De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion is presenting an exhibition of Peter Blake’s Alphabets Letters & Numbers, comprising three print series, Alphabet (1991), An Alphabet (2007) and Appropriated Alphabets (2013), and a personally chosen selection of related original artworks. It forms part of the De La Warr Pavilion’s concurrent programme of exhibitions exploring language, typography, and design. Throughout his career Blake has created several series […]

11 August 2016

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Canadian Artist Jean-Paul Kelly Explored At Delfina Foundation This Autumn

New work by the Canadian artist, Jean-Paul Kelly is to be presented by the Delfina Foundation in September. Exploring the relationship between materiality and perception, Kelly examines complex associations between found photographs, videos, and sounds from documentaries, photojournalism, and online media streams. By working through these documents, Kelly seeks to illuminate the gap between physical matter and the subjective […]

10 August 2016

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Ben Eine Creates Original Artwork For London Havana Club Pop-Up

A two-week pop-up events space, featuring original art by the internationally recognised Street Artist Ben Eine, which includes a bar and restaurant from Havana Club, opens in the heart of Soho on 11 August and runs until 20 August. This will be an authentic Cuban dining experience curated by Street Feast founder Dom Cools-Lartigue. Ben’s exclusive artwork […]

10 August 2016

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Bella Easton A Journey Of Complementary Opposites New Exhibition

A new show in Mayfair of work by the remarkable Bella Easton develops, replicates and reflects on apparently straightforward scenes from everyday life. This body of work generates a complex account of the multiple relationships and contradictions between inside and outside, natural and artificial, open and enclosed, chaos and order, uncanny and familiar, light and dark. In so doing, she takes her […]

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 […]

2 August 2016

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Iraqi Artist Dia Al-Azzawi To Launch Retrospective In Doha

A  major retrospective of the work of Dia Al-Azzawi is to take place simultaneously at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art and QM Gallery Al Riwaq in Doha, opening over two days on 16 and 17 October 2016 and running until 16 April 2017. Dia Al-Azzawi is an internationally recognised and prominent figures of modern and contemporary art in […]

2 August 2016

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Joseph Beuys: Major Drawings Exhibition Launches At National Galleries Scotland

A major new exhibition devoted to the drawings of the German artist Joseph Beuys is a highlight of the summer programme at the National Galleries of Scotland this year. The exhibition part of the Artist’s Rooms series is presented at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. It brings together, for the first time, the extraordinary group of over […]

2 August 2016

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Juergen Teller To Curate Major Exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe’s Photography

The UK based, German photographer Juergen Teller is to curate an exhibition of work by Robert Mapplethorpe, to coincide with what would have been his 70th birthday.  Teller’s selection at Alison Jacques Gallery will be drawn from the entire archive of the Mapplethorpe Foundation. Considered one of the most important photographers of his generation, Juergen Teller is one of a few […]

1 August 2016

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Beyond Caravaggio: National Gallery Announces Major UK Autumn Exhibition

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) will be exhibited in the first major show in the UK to explore the work of this leading artist’s influence on the art of his contemporaries and followers. Caravaggio is considered one of the most revolutionary figures in art. His strikingly original, emotionally charged paintings, with their intense naturalism, dramatic lighting and powerful storytelling, […]

29 July 2016

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Feminist Avant Garde Of The 1970s Explored At The Photographers’ Gallery

Feminist Avant Garde of the 1970s is an expansive exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, comprising forty-eight international female artists and over 150 major works from the VERBUND COLLECTION in Vienna. The exhibition highlights groundbreaking practices that shaped the feminist art movement and provides a timely reminder of the wide impact of a seminal generation of artists. Alongside […]

28 July 2016

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Glenn Brown: Appropriating And Reconfiguring Works Fondation Vincent Van Gogh Arles

The British painter and sculptor Glenn Brown is one of the most important and yet often overlooked artists of his generation. After completing his MA in 1992 at London’s Goldsmiths College, he struck out against the prevailing artistic current. At this epoch painting – and figurative painting even more so – was viewed as the poor […]

27 July 2016

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Edinburgh Art Festival Prepares To Open Vital 2016 Event

The Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) one of the high points of the Summer art season, opens tomorrow presenting work by 250 artists, in more than 40 exhibitions across 30 of Edinburgh’s museums, galleries and artist-run spaces, including seven new commissions as part of the 2016 Commissions Programme. As the UK’s largest annual festival of visual arts, the […]

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 […]

20 July 2016

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Hormazd Narielwalla Lost Gardens Series Unveiled In New Southbank Centre Exhibition

A new series of work by emerging artist Hormazd Narielwalla will be unveiled at Southbank Centre in London on 14 July. Lost Gardens, a specially commissioned body of 12 artworks will be installed on the upper level facing the iconic river front. Creating a contemplative promenade experience, the works are set to trigger reGlections ranging from personal experiences of loss to the current political destruction […]

19 July 2016

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Vanya Balogh Explores The Order Of Charged Spiritual Symbolism In New Exhibition

The square is as high and as wide as a man with his arms outstretched. In the oldest writings and in the rock inscriptions of early man, it signifies the idea of enclosure, of home, of settlement. Enigmatic in its simplicity, in the monotonous repetition of four equal sides and four equal angles, it creates a series of interesting figures; a […]

11 July 2016

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Paul Nash The Most Evocative Landscape Painter Of His Generation

Tate Britain is presenting an exhibition of Paul Nash, the largest exhibition of the artist’s work for a generation. Paul Nash is one of the most distinctive and important British artists of the 20th century. Renowned as a war artist in both the First and Second World Wars, the exhibition will further reveal Nash’s work from his earliest […]

10 July 2016

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Jerwood Makers Open Winner Malene Hartmann Rasmussen Creates Trompe l’oeil Installation

Malene Hartmann Rasmussen has created a large scale theatrical installation, In The Dead of the Night, for the Jerwood Makers Open which she won in 2015. The immersive and surreal ceramic forest installation has been touring the UK for the past year and we are delighted to close its run with a special presentation at Jessica Carlisle. Hartmann […]

9 July 2016

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David Bomberg Landscape Exhibition Opens At Towner Gallery Eastbourne

A new exhibition of landscapes by the seminal British Modern artist David Bomberg entitled A Sense of Place, has opened at Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery.  This major exhibition includes nearly forty paintings made throughout the career of an artist now recognised as one of the most exceptional and original of his generation.  David Bomberg (1890-1957) was the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, […]

5 July 2016

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The Ninth Liverpool Biennial Readies For Launch This Weekend

The Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s most established international art event. Under the creative guidance of Sally Tallant. It takes over across the city in the form of a free festival, of newly commissioned contemporary art. This year Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Mark Leckey will be referencing the past, present and future. Liverpool Biennial 2016 explores fictions, stories and […]

5 July 2016

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Contemporary Sculpture China Opens At The Cass Foundation

The Cass Sculpture Foundation has announced the opening of the first major exhibition of newly commissioned outdoor sculpture by some of the most important young artists from Greater China. The historical relationship between English and Chinese landscape aesthetics was the starting point and inspiration for the 18 artists featured in A Beautiful Disorder. The title of the exhibition […]

5 July 2016

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Refugee Portraits From Syria, Iran And Iraq Exhibited At The Proud Archivist

July marks the opening of a new photography exhibition in London, highlighting the positive impact of refugees on society from the award-winning photographer and journalist Caroline Irby and Pulitzer nominee Veronique Mistiaen. Portraits of refugees from regions including East DRC, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Somaliland, will be on display, showing when they first felt free in the UK. The event, […]

4 July 2016

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Francesca Pasquali: Spiderwall Installation Utilises Dusters To Create Contemporary Still Lives

MOCA London is presenting a new show by the artist Francesca Pasquali’s (Bologna,1980). This site-specific installation called Spiderwall is made up of thousands of simple, colourful cobweb dusters. The immersive work forms a plastic cloud floating in the air and illustrates the latest step in Pasquali’s artistic research. Pasquali’s work has been influenced by the heritage of the Arte Povera movement which sought to repurpose mundane or […]

27 June 2016

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Nan Goldin: Major New Exhibition Opens At MoMa New York

As part of its Spring/Summer programme of exhibitions, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) is reinstalling its second-floor contemporary galleries with three large-scale, single-work installations by contemporary artists Nan Goldin, Teiji Furuhashi and Tony Oursler. Presented in distinct galleries, the featured works on view are Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency(1979-2004),  Furuhashi’s Lovers (1994) and Oursler’s Imponderable (2015–16). Immersive in their construction and generous in […]

25 June 2016

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Stanley Spencer: Largest Survey Exhibition In 15 years Opens At Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield is presenting  Stanley Spencer: Of Angels and Dirt – the first UK major survey exhibition in 15 years of work by one of Britain’s best loved painters. It has been 125 years since Spencer’s birth and to celebrate, the exhibition brings together more than 70 significant works spanning the artist’s entire 45 year-career. Highlights on display will include a number of Spencer’s rarely-seen […]

24 May 2016

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Virtual Reality Blurred Boundaries: Enter This Exhibition Through The Headset

Enter Through the Headset is a new exhibition of works by artists working in VR (virtual reality) to highlight the blurred boundaries between real and virtual experiences. The shows runs at London’s Gazelli Art House alongside Ben Tricklebank’s first UK solo show, Endec, and presents new virtual worlds by Iain Nicholls & Tom Szirtes, Matteo Zamagni, and SkullMapping, the artistic […]

24 May 2016

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Yayoi Kusama: Largest UK Exhibition Since Tate Retrospective Launches At Victoria Miro

A new exhibition of paintings by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opened last night at Victoria Miro’s West End, George St gallery with another show of the artist’s sculpture and installation work launching tonight at the Wharf Rd space. Collectively this will be the the largest showing of Kusama’s work since her retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012. Spanning the gallery’s three locations […]

21 May 2016

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Marco Godoy Explores Visual Relationships Between Authority And Power At Copperfield London

The first UK solo exhibition of Marco Godoy (b. 1986 Madrid) titled ‘EUROPE’ has been announced by Copperfield, London. This follows his Royal College of Art MA (2014) and subsequent inclusion in group exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo and Centre Pompidou. Focusing on the visual and symbolic relationships between authority and power, Godoy analyses the social and political ramifications of the real […]

6 May 2016

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British Artists Emin, Gormley And Hodgkin Unveil Major New York Exhibitions

Three major British artists, Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin and Howard Hodgkin have unveiled exhibitions in New York in time for Frieze week. This exemplifies just how highly regarded UK work is regarded on the other side of the pond. The work ranges in price from $200,000 to several million.  Antony Gormley, BIG FORM, 2015. Mild steel […]

4 May 2016

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Mona Hatoum Expansive Career Exhibited At Tate Modern

The first UK survey of the work of Mona Hatoum opens today at Tate Modern in London. Hatoum (born in 1952) is one of the most important artists of her generation. Drawing on her expansive career, this exhibition reflects 35 years of consistently poetic and radical thinking expressed through a diverse range of media. It presents around 100 works […]

29 April 2016

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Harland Miller Unveils His First Solo Exhibition At Blain Southern Berlin

Blain/Southern is presenting their first solo exhibition of Harland Miller’s work at their Berlin gallery. The show opens today as part of Berlin Gallery weekend. This marks a departure from the artists use of appropriated imagery, the exhibition comprises many new large-scale paintings that incorporate his own designs, which is a first for the artist. He takes formal […]

25 April 2016

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Cory Arcangel Exhibition Explores The Temporal Nature Of Web-based Culture

Cory Arcangel’s second solo show at Lisson Gallery London explores the technological obsession and obsolescence which underlies all the works in ‘currentmood’. Reflecting the temporal nature of web-based culture and the American artist’s own transient interests, the new works in this exhibition present something like a ‘listicle’ image dump self-portrait of Arcangel (who often shares his […]