Pussy Riot Saatchi Gallery

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Dissidence In Russia – Edward Lucie-Smith

How times have changed! In the 1980s, during the closing decade of the Soviet Union, Russian dissident artists, emerging on to the world stage under the increasingly benevolent gaze of Mr Gorbachev, were all the rage in the art worlds of the liberal West.

8 December 2017


James Alec Hardy Mysterious Liminal Space – Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery

British artist James Alec Hardy is interested in the mysterious liminal space between knowing and not knowing, fact and fiction, and much of his work explores this in-between state through a practice he refers to as ‘perception management’ or put more simply, playing with the direction of gaze.

28 October 2017

Alphonse Mucha The Glory Of Art Walker Art Gallery Liverpool

I was very excited to see this exhibition. As a young girl, I was always fascinated by these images of graceful art nouveau women. Mucha’s friendship with the actress Sarah Bernhardt was one of respect, creativity and beauty. In 1895 Mucha lived in Paris.

22 October 2017

John Bellany Fortnum & Mason London

R U Being Served? Art At Fortnums And Whiteleys – Edward Lucie-Smith

Such is the pressure on gallery space that quite important exhibitions now take place in all sorts of strange places. Sometimes, quite literally, they hide in plain sight. This is the case with the very substantial show of work by the late John Bellany, who died just over four years ago.

13 October 2017

Duchamp And Dali RA

Duchamp And Dali Two Iconic 20th-Century Artists – Edward Lucie-Smith

Duchamp And Dali – Royal Academy: This provocative little show at the R.A., done in parallel with the same institutions big retrospective for Jaspers Johns, asks a number of questions about both the past history of the visual arts avant-garde, and about its current travails.

10 October 2017

Alexander De Cadenet

Alexander De Cadenet Inside The bronze Apple By Amanda McGregor

The bronze apple of creation called ‘Creations’ that Alexander De Cadenet placed on the Henry Moore Alter in the centre of the St Stephen Walbrook Church, City of London invokes an understanding around the apple of desire. The piece allows for a confrontation with one’s own soul.

10 October 2017

Jeremy Deller Do Not Eat Octopus

Two Friezes – More Is Less By Edward Lucie-Smith

The two Frieze art fairs held simultaneously in London every year are now, according to received opinion, the biggest temperature taking, temperature raising events in the whole of the UK art calendar.

6 October 2017

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