30 December 2015

Top UK Art Exhibitions of 2015 By Sara Faith

My favourite exhibition of 2015 had to be the Richard Diebenkorn at the Royal Academy.  His love of paint, brushstrokes, colour and composition exuded and filled the rooms in the Sackler wing.  So rare to have an exhibition that didn’t have a bad painting in the whole show. This was closely followed by the James […]

26 December 2015


Art Laughter And Tears: Artlyst’s Top 20 News Stories Of 2015

The end of 2015 is in sight, as we reflect on yet another year of ups and downs on the London and international art scene; the laughter, the tears, the successes and failures. So Artlyst has brought together its top 20 news stories of 2015 in reverse order from December to January: the winners, the […]

9 December 2015


Pulse Cements Position As A Leading Art Basel Miami Satellite Fair

Pulse one of the leading satellite fairs which takes place each year during Art Basel Miami Beach week closed its eleventh edition with a marathon of sales, consistent crowds and engaging programming. This has been an exciting Miami Art Week and the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair cemented its position as a “must-see” event on the jam-packed art calendar. Closing […]

7 December 2015


Assemble Collective Wins Turner Prize 2015 At Glasgow’s Tramway

The Turner Prize 2015 has been awarded to Assemble for their collective initiatives that experiment in art, design and architecture. The Artist, musician and songwriter Kim Gordon presented this year’s award. Gordon is a founding member of the band Sonic Youth and a current member, with Bill Nace, of the guitar duo Body/Head. The Turner Prize is presented annually […]

7 December 2015


Art Basel Miami Sales Report 2015 The Winners And The Losers

It has been another fabulous year for Art Basel Miami Beach with strong sales and a record number of visitors to the Miami Convention Centre event, as well as Untitled, Art Miami, NADA and Pulse.  The fairs which opened early in the week saw the opening party held outside the Bass Museum despite some rather unusual turns of […]

4 December 2015


Art Basel Miami The Black Friday Of All Art Fairs

What’s the difference between the art fairs of Miami Beach and Black Friday/Cyber Monday? The answer is, both are enormous shopping centres growing in size each year as new ‘retailers’ join the bandwagon, though while the latter is upfront about offering bargains and rockbottom prices, those that attend the former are also out to find […]

2 November 2015


Artlyst Alternative Power 100 Launches 2015 Fifth Birthday Edition

Welcome to the fifth birthday edition of the Artlyst Alternative Power 100. This is a list of merit awarded, by our panel, to art industry insiders who have made a major contribution to the discipline of Contemporary Art, in the previous twelve months. I would like to thank Paul Black, Sara Faith, Olivia McEwan, Alice Pelot, […]

22 September 2015


Record-breaking Year for Tate Galleries Annual Report 2014-15 Reveals

Tate Galleries has released their annual report for 2014/15. This has been its best year ever for visits – 7.9 million in all, with a record 5.7 million visits to Tate Modern. Tate had the highest number of visits by young people for any art museum in the world with over 3.5 million under the age […]

2 September 2015


SUNDAY Art Fair Announces Frieze Week Participating Galleries And Programme 2015

SUNDAY is an annual contemporary art fair held in London which focuses on new and emerging artists and galleries from around the world. Now in its 6th edition SUNDAY first opened its doors in London in October 2010. It originated in Berlin as part of the Berlin Gallery Weekend in 2010. The fair aims to support […]

15 August 2015


Frieze Projects Announces 2015 Participating Artists

Frieze has announced their 2015 Projects, where they will be presenting seven new commissions for the London fair. Along with the support of the LUMA Foundation. This year’s programme is inspired by Frieze London’s temporary structure in The Regent’s Park and explores propositions for mobile architectures and alternative realities. Nicola Lees, Curator of Frieze Projects, has invited practitioners and collectives from […]

8 August 2015


Sotheby’s Announces £2.3 Billion Second Quarter Earnings For 2015

Sotheby’s has announced second quarter 2015 earnings. Tad Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Patrick McClymont, Chief Financial Officer, revealed the company’s results followed by a question and answer period and journalists. Sotheby’s Consolidated Sales as of July 1, 2015 has totalled : $3.7 Billion, up 5%. Contemporary Art: Sotheby’s global auction sales of Contemporary Art increased 18% […]

22 July 2015


Christie’s Auctioneers Release Record Half Year Results Of £2.9 Billion

Christie’s have announced record half year sales of £2.9 billion, up 8% $4.5 billion, up 0% on last year’s figures from the same period. The Results were seen across numerous categories importantly Impressionist and Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art and Asian Art.  In recent months Christie’s has focused on new curatorial presentations and a revised sales calendar to attract collectors […]

19 July 2015

Obsessions Grow: Camberwell MA Degree Show 2015

Unlike the BA exhibition, there is more space to breath as there are fewer students involved. Walk into Camberwell College and turn right for the MA Select Showcase where Camberwell Space has selected a selection of work across the MA courses. The work that most strikes me are the miniature ceramic pots by Yuta Segawa – […]

17 July 2015


RIBA Announces The Shortlist For Prestigious Stirling Prize

RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building, now in its 20th year, has been announced today (Thursday 16 July). The six exceptional shortlisted buildings will now go head-to-head for architecture’s highest accolade, to be awarded by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on Thursday 15 October 2015.  RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 shortlist features the […]

13 July 2015


Shortlisted: Four Museums Compete For £40,000 Contemporary Art Society Award

The four shortlisted museums for the annual Contemporary Art Society Award have been announced. The prize will give the winning museum a chance to commission a brand new artwork for their permanent collection. The nominated artist will represent the award for a 2015 museum collection, in the UK. Again The Whitworth gallery in Manchester, winner of the £100,000 Museum of the […]

12 July 2015

Royal College of Art Degree Show 2015 Intriguing Practices And Processes

The predominant presence of video in the Royal College of Art Graduate Exhibition characterizes many of the practices as interdisciplinary.  Video appears in the works of painters, sculptors, printmakers and performers.  Video monitors appear in the form of old technology from the era of Nam June Paik as sculptural objects in the work of Minsun Lee.  Digital faces and […]

9 July 2015


Judy Chicago: Star Cunts & Other Attractions New London Exhibition Announced

The American Feminist artist Judy Chicago will open an exhibition of historic works at Riflemaker on 14 September. Star Cunts & other attractions will include suites of paintings and sculptures from the beginning of Chicago’s career as well as from her significant body of multidisciplinary art. The exhibition features the eponymous STAR CUNTS series (1969), a set of prismacolour and pastels on paper, […]

4 July 2015

City & Guilds: Artistic-Self Explored At London Degree Show 2015

The scent of congealing oil paint and residual saw dust particles waft through the entrance of the City & Guilds of London Art School 2015 Degree Show in Kennington. The school supports diverse artistic practices including stone and woodcarving, sculpture, painting, printmaking, conservation and conceptual installation and video works. The artists reviewed below preset a glimpse […]

3 July 2015

Genuine Voices Emerge In Royal College Of Art Graduate Photography Show

On the whole, this year’s’ Royal College of Art Photography graduates display a pleasing return to medium specific work and a move away from the installation based interrogations previous years. There is a faith in the image restored, it seems, and although there are works that engage with current photographic trends, one senses the emergence […]

16 June 2015

The Slade Graduate Shows A Dissection of Contemporary Life

Degree Show season is upon us once again, and a trip to the Slade School of Art is an opportunity not to be missed for art-lovers and aspiring collectors alike. For an institution that has introduced us to figures as diverse as Mona Hatoum, Martin Creed and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd; it is not surprising that the Slade should […]

30 May 2015


Inside Central Saint Martins MA Degree Shows 2015 Our Pick

Show One of the Central Saint Martins Degree Shows has opened at their Kings Cross campus. This consists of  Art: BA Fine Art, MA Fine Art, MA Photography, MA Art & Science, MRes: Art – Exhibtion Studies, Mres Art – Moving Image, MRes Art – Theory and Philosophy. Here is a selection of my 10 favourite offerings from […]

26 May 2015


Bloomberg New Contemporaries Announces Artists For 2015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, one of the most important exhibitions for spotting new and emerging talent in Britain has announced this year’s selected artists. The panel comprising Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood-Paddock (New Contemporaries 2006) and Simon Starling (New Contemporaries 1994) have chosen 37 artists from over 1,600 submissions.  Selected artists for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015 are: Sïan Astley, Kevin Boyd, Lydia Brockless, Kanad […]

15 May 2015


Art Basel Announces Unlimited: Presenting 74 Large-scale Works Spanning Five Decades

Art Basel’s unique platform Unlimited, a section dedicated to artworks that transcend the traditional art-fair stand, will this year present 74 projects from galleries participating in the show. Curated for the fourth consecutive year by Gianni Jetzer, curator-at-large at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C. Unlimited will showcase a strong selection of works by renowned international artists including Ai Weiwei, Kenneth […]

2 March 2015


Whitechapel Gallery Announces Artists For 2015 London Open Triennial Exhibition

From a record number of 2,133 applicants, 48 artists have been selected from open submission by a panel of high profile art world figures, including artist Angela de la Cruz, collector Nicoletta Fiorucci, writer and critic Ben Luke, gallerist Jake Millerand Whitechapel Gallery curators Daniel F. Herrmann, Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies, and […]

1 February 2015


Works on Paper Fair Launches 2015 Edition At Science Museum

The annual Works on Paper Fair which specialises in drawings, watercolours, prints and photographs, opens Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 February 2015 at the Science Museum in South Kensington, London. The 2015 Fair brings together around 45 specialist art dealers, selling a range of works on paper, including watercolours, drawings, and prints, from all eras […]

24 January 2015


Christie’s London To Offer Prime Richter and Twombly In February Post War Sale

Christie’s will offer another outstanding week of auctions in February led by Gerhard Richter’s Vierwaldstätter See (Lake Lucerne), 1969, a sublime photo-painting of the famous Swiss Lake, held in the same private collection since 1973, which is presented during the Evening Auction in London on 11 February. Following the world record price of $69.6million achieved […]

11 January 2015


Christie’s Unveils Stellar Selection For London’s The Art of The Surreal Auction

Christie’s stellar selection of 36 lots in the much anticipated annual London evening sale of The Art of The Surreal on 4 February 2015. The auction comprises works from many important collections, led by Joan Miró’s masterful L’oiseau au plumage déployé vole vers l’arbre argenté, 1953, from a Distinguished European Collection (estimate: £7-9 million, illustrated […]

6 January 2015


The Power Of Digital: IK Prize Shortlist Announced At Tate

The four shortlisted entries for the annual IK Prize 2015 has been announced by Tate. This is the second year of the prize which is supported by the Porter Foundation. The Prize is presented by Tate to a team, company or individual for an original idea that uses the power of digital to enhance the […]

3 January 2015

Paul Carey- Kent Suggests 25 London Exhibitions For January 2015

2014 was certainly a good year for public blockbusters: late Matisse, Turner and Rembrandt, all of Veronese, Constable, Malevich, Polke and Kiefer, plus such quirkier fare as Emily Carr and Martin Creed – not to mention strong programmes at Camden, Chisenhale, Serpentine and the Zabludowitz Collection and the surprising scale of HS Projects’ showings at […]

9 December 2014


Jerwood Makers Open 2015: Artists Announced For The Fifth Edition

Following an open call for entries, Jerwood Visual Arts today announced the artists selected for Jerwood Makers Open: a unique commissioning opportunity recognising the most exciting new talents in contemporary applied arts. They are: Zachary Eastwood-Bloom / Malene Hartmann Rasmussen / Jasleen Kaur / Ian McIntyre / Studio Silo Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Jasleen Kaur, […]

7 February 2014


Fourth Plinth Commission Goes To David Shrigley And Hans Haacke

Britain’s David Shrigley and the German/American artist Hans Haacke get the thumbs up for the 2015 – 2016 Fourth Plinth commission.  A 10-metre tall thumbs-up and a riderless horse skeleton will take pride of place in Trafalgar Square over the next two years. Mayor Boris Johnson, said the “two very different sculptures” were “wryly enigmatic […]