Surveying current and upcoming exhibitions at the turn of the year provides evidence of the breadth and depth of the past and present engagement between art and spirituality.
Sometimes I wonder if the art fair is a symptom of the internet and our contemporaneous assumption that everything is instantly available at the click of a button
As 1-54 celebrates its 10th birthday, the first international art fair to focus on modern and contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora
Last year was the centenary of the birth of Joseph Beuys. Centenary exhibitions included ‘The Inventor of Electricity – Joseph Beuys and the Christian Impulse’
31 August 2022
Miguel de Unamuno wrote that, “In Mallorca art becomes reason and reason art.” While Palma is the obvious centre in which to test this maxim…
Masterpiece is one of London’s unmissable art fairs. This is a melting pot where visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery
Fashion and Textiles in the Life and Work of the Artist Steven Campbell tells his story using the thread of his dramatic outfits.
The 59th Venice Biennale reconnects sensory awareness with ancestral forms of knowledge
Martin Parr is famous worldwide for over 50 years of intensely colourful and wittily affectionate photographic observations of people.
I have just returned from the 59th Venice Biennale, which was thrown off course by a year due to the pandemic.
Back in 1983, on the day the Queen opened the famous Burrell, I reported enthusiastically for the BBC on its unique qualities.
9/11, made Rachel Feinstein want to use religious iconography in her work again. The result is Mirror, her current art exhibition at Gagosian.
The last Art Basel Miami Beach to take place was in 2019. It was an optimistic time for the international art world
Ilka Scobie trawls through the best art exhibitions New York currently has to offer.
Iglesias (b1956) launched her most ambitious – and many say her best – artwork to date in her home town of Donostia-San Sebastián in June 2021
Whenever you hear the name Fabergé, you think of opulent, lavish, jewelled, decorated and, let’s face it kitsch, Russian Imperial eggs.
Frieze London was back on course this year, with most dealers putting their best foot forward. You could feel the excitement and ‘antici…pation’
Banksy Spraycation Guide. How To Find Them in Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Cromer, Norfolk, Lowestoft and Oulton Broad in Suffolk
Lockdown II – When the first lockdown started in March last year, Tate, like all Art Galleries, suffered financially.
The BLM protests in recent weeks have shown us how relevant issues of race still are. It’s shocking to see that racial discrimination still exists in this day and age. It is our role as cultural influencers to give our attention and support to the fight against systemic racism.
Unless you’ve been stuck in outer space or Elon Musk has deployed you to test out the feasibility of luxury corporate space travel during the pandemic, you’ll be aware that we are currently experiencing the most significant global Black civil rights movement since 1968.
It seems odd to be writing an introduction to a lockdown London photographic series investigating the epicentre of the night, the quiet, airy night, which is the sum total of the stillness that has occurred thanks to the reduction in human footprint around a city, which has been so alive at all times of the day and night since Londinium has cooked up by the Romans.
Some of us have spent much of our lives seeking first to explain to self and then to justify to loved others the need to spend most of our time in solitude. It is oddly gratifying now to be ordered by the Prime Minister, whose personality and politics I do not like, to live exactly as I have chosen to for the last twenty years.
Frieze LA 2020 attracted 35,000 visitors during its four days at Paramount Pictures Studios, which featured 75 local and international galleries in addition to unique artist commissions as part of Frieze Projects and the Artist Street Fair on the Paramount Pictures Backlot.
7 February 2020
With smaller Galleries being squeezed out of the market more and more, it makes sense to look towards ad hoc spaces. Inventive curators are turning away from the traditional White Cube and exploring the DIY and the domestic aesthetic. Two spaces in the tiny coastal town of Margate are opening up a wider dialogue with international artists and also raising questions as to where their work should be seen.
It wouldn’t be possible to take these pictures now – not least because the fabled Dean Street member’s Club (the Colony Room Club) is now someone’s living room
Welcome to the Artlyst printable pull-out International Art Fair Guide 2020. This is our curated choice of the events not to miss in the Contemporary Art calendar.
Two new exhibitions of work by the highly regarded painter Victor Willing (1928-1988) are currently on display at Hastings Contemporary and the Turps Gallery in S.E. London. The retrospective in Hastings is the first significant show of his work since his untimely death from multiple sclerosis in 1988.
Visiting Valletta Malta is an intoxicating experience for adventurous travellers to the island. It is located just south of Sicily (136 miles) and around 700 miles off the coast of Libya. The weather in mid-October is a consistent 25c a welcoming climate to enjoy art and cultural sites, all in abundance.
From Botticelli to Tillmans. 160 of the world’s leading galleries at Frieze, 130 at Frieze Masters, over 1000 international artists. No sign of the Brexit-uncertainty and escalating political instability. No sign that Britain is in the midst of an economic and political crisis. Dealers did good business.
The exhibition Let’s Go Camping with Tom of Finland at Cross Lane Projects celebrates the work and influence of the iconic queer artist and comics creator ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Frieze London is in full throttle with day two of the previews underway at the time of writing. I spent the first day walking around with curator Lee Cavaliere and artist-writer Michael Petry. Each year there is an outstanding trend which clearly manifests and this year it is weaving. Here are my top ten picks from the Fair, in no order.