Reviews

 

8 March 2013

New York Armory Week: Snow Doesn’t Stop The Winter Frieze

Armory Week 2013 Ben Austin’s Exclusive Diary – Part 1 New York City – Mega metropolis, where anything is possible.  Where everything and everyone...

8 March 2013

Jean Michel Basquiat’s Politically Charged, Primally Sexual Paintings – Gagosian NY

Gagosian’s current exhibition of Jean Michel-Basquiat’s work, including over fifty unique pieces by the artist, is nearly a retrospective and something not to be...

4 March 2013

Art13 Final Round-Up and The Verdict From Experts

Art13 London welcomed artists, galleries and collectors from across the world, over the weekend, as well as a number of first time, local collectors,...

3 March 2013

Andrew Curtis and Leon Chew New Exhibitions At PayneShurvell

Andrew Curtis’s ‘The Leisure Circle’ a new off-site collaborative project between PayneShurvell and curator Annabel Cary opened Friday night in in a temporary space...

3 March 2013

Inaugural Art13: London’s New Fair On The Block

Self-described as “London’s most exciting art fair launch in a decade”, Art 13 brings a dynamic new art fair to the capital.  Over 120...

2 March 2013

Time Capsule NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star is the title of an exhibition currently at New York’s New Museum running until 26-05-13. ...

1 March 2013

Art13 London Delivers World Class Fair To Relieve Winter Blues

The inaugural Art13 London, held in the Olympia Grand Hall, which opened last night and runs from 1–3 March 2013, fills a gap that...

28 February 2013

London Art Exhibitions: Questions Of Space – March 2013

Paul Carey-Kent Gives Us A Taste Of What’s Unmissable For March   London’s art scene is too rich to take in at the moment:...

26 February 2013

Kinetica Art Fair: Moving With The Times At London’s Ambika P3

The Kinetica Art Fair which opens to the public on 28th February at Ambika P3 (Baker St.) presents over 40 galleries exhibiting some of...

24 February 2013

Adel Abdessemed First Solo Exhibition At David Zwirner London

Best known as the artist who braided three jet planes, Adel Abdessemed’s first solo exhibition in the newly opened David Zwirner, London gallery continues...

22 February 2013

David Blandy: Remixing The Gif And Other Radical Hybrid Forms Of Authorship

In his last New Year Quiz for frieze, writer and curator Tom Morton joked that 2013 would see Anish Kapoor’s ArcelorMittal Orbit (2012) transform...

22 February 2013

Rosemarie Trockel A Cosmos Of Dark Humour Serpentine Exhibition

Rosemarie Trockel is an artist who enjoys experimenting with many different styles. In her retrospective exhibition titled ‘A Cosmos’ she places her work in...

19 February 2013

Roy Lichtenstein: The Things I Have Apparently Parodied I Actually Admire

Roy Lichtenstein’s comic inspired works have intrigued art enthusiasts for several decades, but this complete retrospective grants insight into other aspects of the artist’s...

15 February 2013

Man Ray’s Portraits Of Celebrated Contemporaries Exhibited At NPG

In this survey of one the great photographic pioneers, the National Portrait Gallery focuses exclusively on Man Ray’s portraiture of friends, peers and muses,...

14 February 2013

Marcel Duchamp: Relevance, Indifference And The Next Generation of Proteges

For Marcel Duchamp, the cracks that appeared in his work The Large Glass (The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even) during transit in...

8 February 2013

Memory and Identity Explored in 4 New London Photography Shows

Thomas Zanon-Larcher, Nicolle, Smithfield I, London, May 2009 Courtesy of the Artist and Wapping Project Bankside (above)   There’s a bunch of new shows...

8 February 2013

Contemporary Art Brazil: More Than Just A Carnival In 2013

Carnival is is fast approaching and besides the traditional Brazilian party, the entire country will feature important established and emerging contemporary art exhibitions. ArtLyst’s...

2 February 2013

Carl Andre: Is That All There Is To Art?

My work doesn’t mean anything. It is just the presentation of the materials in the clearest form I can make it. – Carl Andre...

1 February 2013

Juergen Teller Iconoclast on the Wane ICA London – Review

It is telling that the centrepiece of the Juergen Teller retrospective now on at the ICA is a trio of very large nudes featuring...

29 January 2013

DANIEL LERGON’S PROJECT OF THE UNIVERSE BEYOND THE BINARY

Paul Carey-Kent takes a look at the young German artist Daniel Lergon and uncovers the impressive narrative of Lergon’s work over the past decade...

27 January 2013

William Scott Retrospective Opens At Tate St Ives

The eagerly awaited William Scott retrospective exhibition opened to the public yesterday at Tate St Ives, the first stop on a three city touring...

26 January 2013

Death: A Subject For Art And Debate Wellcome Collection London

So it falls to me to review “Death” so soon after the death of someone I knew. His name was Chris Jones, who died...

26 January 2013

London Art Exhibitions Explore Unusual Materials In February Lineup – Review

Paul Carey-Kent discovers copious use of fresh new materials in this months London gallery art offerings. Maybe there’s no such thing as an unusual...

25 January 2013

Manet Portraits: The Blurred Boundaries Between Portrait and Genre Painting – Review

Edouard Manet is one of the best-known and influential figures in the development of modern art, yet somehow, the Royal Academy’s “Manet: Portraying Life”...

23 January 2013

The Deceptively Deep Francesco Clemente – Review

Francesco Clemente found fame as part of the Neo-Expressionist movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s, or the ‘transavanguardia’ as their early supporter...

20 January 2013

Photo50 An Illuminating Meditation On Photography And Memory

This year’s Photo50 at the London Art Fair provided, yet again, a diverting and fascinating escape from the throngs  browsing the fair below. In...

20 January 2013

Greetings Earthlings: Reflections From The Artists Earth Star – Review

“Ascending With Our Earth Star”, an art event which opened on 21 December 2012, is an exhibition incorporating a mixture of performance and visual...

7 January 2013

John Chamberlain Confluences My Favourite Show Of The Year – Review

John Chamberlain (1927-2011) lived just long enough to help plan his retrospective at the Guggenheim, New York (Feb 24 – May 13, 2012) and...

7 January 2013

London Photography Exhibitions Not To Miss Spring 2013 Preview

After such a good end to the year for Photography in London, a barren 2013 seemed likely, but though there will be fewer outings...

5 January 2013

Nude Art Opening Mayhem In Daniel Libeskind Pop UP Gallery

‘Yeah, you missed it’, stated Tony Andre the Director of Guerilla Galleries (London) whom I rang today to ask how last nights opening event...

4 January 2013

Ten Good Reasons To Visit The London Art Fair By Paul Carey-Kent

Ah, the London Art Fair (Previews 15 Jan, public opening 16-20 Jan at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington). So why bother?...

31 December 2012

Tony Cragg Movement From Within – Review

What is movement? Ok, fine, maybe we know what movement is, but how should we think about it? In the medieval period medicine considered...