Reviews

 

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...

16 December 2012

Art In London With A Christmas Twist By Paul Carey-Kent

I’m no great fan of Christmas (wouldn’t once every two years be enough?) but here all the same is a fairly arbitrary box of...

12 December 2012

Miami Basel Ben Austin Rounds Off The Big Art Week

The booths have all been dismantled, the artwork packed up, crated and carted off in trucks to planes to be dispersed all over the...

11 December 2012

Best London Photography Shows of 2012 As Chosen By Kerim Aytac

In honour of the festive list season, and the need to have something to talk about at the countless social events about to befall...

9 December 2012

Art Basel Miami The Final Round-Up A Collective Experience

Miami Beach Art Basel is so much more than a merging of international galleries in what is disputably the most important commercial art event...

8 December 2012

A NADA Alternative Art Basel Miami Beach: Day Four

I apologise in advance if this entry is somewhat sparse and not quite up to speed, as I am nursing a harsh hangover with...

7 December 2012

New London Photography Shows Evoke Nostalgia And Abandonment – Review

The current batch of photography shows on around Central London are marked by a refreshing, if occasionally baffling, straightforwardness, the likes of which would...

7 December 2012

Enter The Big Guns Art Basel Miami Beach Day Three

On The Third Day Of His Diary Ben Austin Discovers Size May Matter To Some But Reputation Trumps Size! So, enter the big guns....

5 December 2012

Welcome Art Tourists Miami Basel Diary By Ben Austin

Day one: Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town. Miami Basel is the Big Top, the main event. Come all you collectors,...

5 December 2012

Design Miami Opens With The Best Of Classic and Contemporary – Review

Design Miami in its eight edition opened last night with an impressive roster of 29 international participants in the gallery program and 7 emerging...

1 December 2012

London Gallery Round Up By Paul Carey-Kent – December Preview

What would you sooner, solo show or group? This month I feature three solos varied enough to look like groups, tightly-themed and more disparate...

29 November 2012

Bloomberg New Contemporaries Inescapable Sense Of Sameness ICA – Review

For many aspiring artists who are lucky enough to crack the proverbial nod, the Bloomberg New Contemporaries represents their first step up the ladder...

28 November 2012

Richard Hamilton Shock and Awe The Late Works – Review

There is a famous story about Giotto, Cimabue, and a fly. Cimabue, the master, left Giotto alone in the studio one day for an...

27 November 2012

Antony Gormley Exhibition Challenges The Gallery’s Physical Possibilities

A new exhibition by the British sculptor Antony Gormley. Titled ‘Model’, at White Cube Bermondsey consists of an ambitious construction containing 100 tons of...

27 November 2012

Tony Cragg Exhibition Perceiving The Natural And Material Worlds

Tony Cragg is exhibiting a powerful new selection of works at Lisson Gallery in London from tomorrow 28 November. This is Cragg’s twelfth exhibition...

23 November 2012

Why Did Peter Doig Finish The Pink Hat? – Review

In Peter Doig’s show the other day, speaking with the charming girl working there, I was told that Peter Doig had finished the pink...

19 November 2012

Cartier-Bresson’s Decisive Moment Explored At Somerset House – Review

An interesting premise here, as curator William E. Ewing challenges the legacy of Henri Cartier Bresson’s ‘decisive moment’ through a survey of post-war, pre-conceptual...

10 November 2012

Hoxton And Shoreditch Contemporary Art Reviews – November 2012

The air is getting crisper, the days are getting shorter, but it’s not quite winter yet.  This weekend I was able to enjoy the...

7 November 2012

Andrew Logan Welcome To My Most Glamorous World – Review

Fresh from their successful exhibition of the works of iconic London artist Duggie Fields, mere weeks ago, curator partnership DuoVision (James Lawler and Martin...

5 November 2012

Hollywood Costume The Opulent Must Have Christmas Book – Review

There are only a handful of museum exhibitions that become events each year and the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A certainly falls into...

4 November 2012

Young Masters Prize Pays Homage To Art Past And Present

The Young Masters Prize is an unique annual award which encourages artists to engage in art from an historical context. This year It will...

31 October 2012

Photography Given Kudos In First National Gallery Exhibition – Review

The exploration of the relationship between painting and photography is so large a topic that this complex, sober exhibition cannot help but omit some...

26 October 2012

Rain Room Cold Damp View From The Inside – Review

This autumn has seen a number of big events in the arts, but one of the most popular has undoubtedly been Random International’s Rain...

22 October 2012

Daido Moriyama And William Klein Two Monochrome Image Junkies – Review

So it’s another belter from Simon Baker whose appointment as Head of Photography for the Tate has proven to be a good choice. After...

20 October 2012

Edmund de Waal Conceptions Of Space In A Non Digital World

Review – Edmund de Waal certainly has a lot going for him. A glance at his biography shows that he always has. He received...

18 October 2012

Hollywood Costume Golden Age To Present V&A Museum – Review

Hollywood Costume, the V&A’s major autumn exhibition, is major indeed. This is the sort of blockbuster show that delivers what many museums only imagine...

11 October 2012

Rothko Sugimoto Amplifying A Common Thrust Pace Gallery – Review

Because I’ve never attended the London or New York fashion week shows, I assume the opening of Pace gallery’s new London space was like...

3 October 2012

Matthew Darbyshire Recreates The Wonderful World Of Mockintosh

Review – The Zabludowicz Collection has commissioned the artist Matthew Darbyshire to recreate T Rooms an installation originally exhibited at Tramway in Glasgow. This...

1 October 2012

Bharti Kher’s Surreal World Of Cyborgs Bindis And White Elephants

Review – Bharti Kher’s is one of India’s best-known contemporary artists. Collections of Her work has attracted the attention of important collectors such as...

21 September 2012

Jerwood Drawing Prize An Integral Fine Art Practice – Review

Drawing was once considered one of the cornerstones of Western art.  The reason for this is simple: if art was to be accurate and...

20 September 2012

Photography From The Sixties and Seventies Explored Barbican – Review

Although one could definitely make the case that there is too much work in this show, it is a noble attempt to bring a...