14 July 2012


Ryan Gander Art Meets Life The Universe And Everything Else

ArtLyst Review – Ryan Gander is going places. For such a young artist (Gander is only 35), he has produced an impressively expansive body of work that is as intellectually rich as it is varied.  And that is just one of the reasons why we like him.Renouned for his strong work ethic, Gander famously never […]

14 July 2012


William Eckersley Explores The Dark City Of London

ArtLyst Review -Very few photographers have come close to capturing a city bathed in night as well as George Brassai. He peopled the streets of Paris with heavy burdening mists and lights that pierced through the dark rather than human beings. He captured an other-worldly aspect to the city that very few ever take the […]

8 July 2012

Goldsmiths Image And Communications MA MFA Degree Review

One can but admire the Goldsmiths approach to its art courses.  By being prepared to allow students to develop autonomously, individually, this institution often produces artists of genuine originality. In taking this approach, the university risks its brand in a way that other venerable M.A’s seem unwilling to, staying committed to an ethos in which […]

5 July 2012

Royal College Of Art Degree Show 2012 Photography Review

Although it may not be as glamorous a location for its students, the expansion of the RCA to the environs of its old Sculpture building has worked wonders for the experience of visiting one of its shows. The exhibition is now spread across 3  buildings as well as the neighbouring space Testbed, allowing for a […]

22 June 2012

Slade School Of Fine Art MA/MFA Degree Show 2012 – Review

Another end of the academic year announces another fresh batch of art students entering the world of galleries, collectors and critics. So, what can we expect from these emerging artists eager to make their mark?   Last week, the Slade School of Fine Art MA/MFA Degree Show presented works from 56 students on the University […]

1 June 2012

Henry Moore Goes Monumental At Gagosian

Late, Large Forms Still Impress A Generation On – REVIEW Gagosian Gallery presents large bronze works by the late British sculptor Henry Moore, completed in the 1960s and 70s. For the first time, Gagosian opens all of its wall partitions in order to give breathing room to these impressive works. Stepping off the heated pavement […]

22 May 2012

London Photography Exhibitions Review May/ June 2012

Group Show / Out of Focus: 25.04.12 – 22.07.12 : The Saatchi Gallery / London Group Show / Unknown Quantities: 25.04.12-25.05.12: Fishbar, London Robin Maddock / God Forgotten Face: 03.05.12 – 02.06.12: TJ Boulting / London Dana Popa / After the New Man: 26.04.12 – 26.05.12: Foto8 Gallery / London Edgar Martins / This is […]

11 May 2012


Ultimate Guide To The Other Art Fair 2012

The art world had its eyes on New York last week with the Frieze and Pulse art fairs, but this weekend London takes the stage once again with The Other Art Fair.  And from 10-13 May, P3 Amika in Marylebone becomes a point or convergence for artists, buyers, and enthusiasts. It can be hard to […]

8 May 2012

IRWIN & NSK at Calvert 22 REVIEW

  With the French presidential elections just closed, the London Mayor decided, and the race for American president still in progress, it seems everyone is talking about politics – even the art world. This year, dare to consider your political alliances differently with a dual exhibition by IRWIN and NSK on offer at Calvert22. These […]

8 May 2012

Remote Control Exhibition At Institute Of Contemporary Arts REVIEW

  The Institute of Contemporary Art in London asserts that it is the centre for critical artworks and cutting edge contemporary culture. As the UK continues to adjust to the end of analogue broadcasting, the ICA presents a timely exhibition, Remote Control, to examine the impact of television and media on art. Media permeates our […]

4 May 2012

Ultimate Guide To Christian Louboutin At Design Museum

Every girl dreams of owning a pair of red-soled Louboutin heels – exquisitely designed with stilettos reaching impossible heights. And the Design Museum’s current retrospective of Christian Louboutin’s career indulges the shoe fanatic in everyone, exhibiting all of the iconic designs that one would expect, along with a few added surprises. The shoes on display […]

2 May 2012

Ultimate Guide To Bauhaus Art Is Life At Barbican

  ‘Bauhaus’ – literally ‘School of Building’ – has become one of the most meaning-clustered words in the history of art and design, signifying perhaps the greatest creative peak in the Modernist tradition of Utopian applied arts. During its relatively brief fourteen year history, this school of art and design – founded by architect Walter […]

2 May 2012

Ultimate Guide To Leonardo Da Vinci The Anatomist

  London eagerly awaits the opening of the largest ever exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci’s anatomical drawings on view at The Queen’s Gallery this Friday, 4 May, 2012. Here, ArtLyst brings you the inside scoop on this remarkable exhibition. Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci is widely famous for his array of vocations as a painter, […]

2 April 2012

Damien Hirst Love Money Death And Hyperbole REVIEW

Tate Modern retrospective anticipates 2m visitors   ‘We have more press here at the Damien Hirst press view, than there were people at the premier of Harry Potter’, Director of Tate Modern, Chris Dercon gleefully announced this morning. And, if the artworld really is the new Hollywood (as those in the know say that it is), […]

30 March 2012


Anthony Caro At Chatsworth House REVIEW

Isabel Seligman investigates the unlikely tension between foundry and fountains, girders among the gardeners Shining in 24-carat gold on Chatsworth’s famous facade, the family motto – ‘Cavendo tutus’ (‘safety through caution’) – can be picked out between the rusted steel ziggurats of Anthony Caro’s monumental ‘Goodwood Steps’. Although perhaps in some ways a safe choice […]

13 March 2012

Astrid Svangren At Maria Stenfors REVIEW

Astrid Svangren: A Longing For The Bestowed… @ Maria Stenfors – REVIEW Astrid Svangren presents seven works in her mouthful of an exhibition at Maria Stenfors, extravagantly entitled; ‘A longing for the bestowed, towards or through it, crushed, absolutely non-existent, flickering uncontrollably, to be able to move again, as if the sun turned pain gold’. […]

8 March 2012

Gilbert & George Lament London Horrors At White Cube

Gilbert & George: London Pictures @ White Cube – REVIEW This week White Cube bedecks the world with the largest series ever made by iconic artist duo Gilbert & George – London Pictures. These new works are composed of 3,712 tabloid headline posters, collated and sorted according subject so as to create 292 pieces – […]

29 February 2012


David Shrigley’s “Brain Activity”

The first major show in the UK of David Shrigley’s work at the Hayward Gallery is exciting, not least of all because of the variety of mediums in the exhibition. From animations to sculpture, framed drawings to paintings, one really gets a sense of the artist’s mind and ability to bring his outrageous and humorous […]

31 January 2012

David Shrigley Inspires Brain Activity At Hayward

REVIEW – David Shrigley’s major new exhibition Brain Activity reveals depth beneath the one-liner   Turns out, I had David Shrigley all wrong. No longer can I dismiss him as the pseudo-artist cartoonist – appealing to those mildly middle-aged men, young at heart, that cling onto 90s sulky ‘cool’ in beer-drinking ladulthood –, his work […]

27 January 2012

JMW Turner Braves The Elements In Margate

Turner and the Elements exhibition arrives at Margate’s Turner Contemporary, and reminds us of the literal truth in the expression; ‘Turner was a painter of light’ With this exhibition of over 80 paintings at Margate’ Turner Contemporary, J.M.W Turner has come home: not only home to Love Lane where he was schooled; and home, also, […]

25 January 2012

Hanne Darboven Figures It Out At Camden Arts Centre

Hanne Darboven @ Camden Arts Centre – REVIEW The first UK solo exhibition of the late German artist Hanne Darboven is daunting, overwhelming, and completely monumental. Following an internal and deeply personal logic, the artist works with all forms of letters, numbers, graphs, musical scores and calendars to question the human construction and experience of […]

23 January 2012

Gary Hume Makes His Nest At White Cube

Gary Hume: The Indifferent Owl @ White Cube – REVIEW The White Cube (Mason’s Yard and Hoxton Square) presents us with an exhibition of new works by Gary Hume – an artist ever-faithful to his trademark high-gloss lacquer paint on aluminum, and with a deepening interest in sculpture. Hume made his name, alongside the other […]

15 December 2011

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Find Its Legs At ICA

The ICA is overflowing with young hopefuls eager to make waves; ArtLyst tests the water As Virginia Woolf claimed of books, perhaps so with works of art; ‘If they need shoring up by a preface here, an introduction there, they have no more right to exist than a table that needs a wad of paper […]

28 January 2011


London Art Fair 2011 Post Fair Round Up

London Art Fair 19–23 January 2011 at the Business Design Centre, Islington Reporting excellent visitor figures, strong sales and positive feedback, London Art Fair drew a record 24,389 visitors and over 250 media representatives from the UK and around the world. Some 3821 people attended the Preview Evening. VIPs who visited the Fair included Sir Peter Blake, […]

25 April 2010



CONTINUUM written by Mik Godley Review of Marek Tobolewski, Continuum exhibition at The Hive Gallery, Barnsley UK   Originally for Nottingham Visual Arts November 2009   I’m no formalist, and I have little appreciation for “process art” if that’s what this is, so for the last twenty years I’ve often wondered “what on earth is […]

19 July 2009


Venice Biennale 2009 Review

Venice Biennale 2009 – selected highlights Giardini and Arsenale, Venice , Venice7 June – 22 November 2009 Reviewed by: Rachel Howfield (Massey)   On setting off for a three day art frenzy at The Venice Biennale 2009 I never considered the possibility of writing a review. I do not consider myself qualified to comment on […]