51 Art Highlights from 2016: Part One

It’s not news that 2016 was a turbulent year, but it was also a very creative year, so we asked the FAD team to pick some of their brightest art moments of 2016. Over the next four posts we bring you their answers; some are short, some are long but all are interesting, and in a very FAD way…

Jules de Balincourt- Stumbling Pioneers at Victoria Miro Installation view
Jules de Balincourt- Stumbling Pioneers at Victoria Miro Installation view

1 A Beautiful Disorder at Cass Sculpture Foundation  www.sculpture.org.uk
2 Alex Katz Quick Light at Serpentine Gallery www.serpentinegalleries.org
3 Jules de Balincourt- Stumbling Pioneers at Victoria Miro  www.victoria-miro.com
4 and if it’s not too old-skool… Paul Nash @ Tate Britain www.tate.org.uk

Chosen by Herbert Wright 


James Coleman at Marian Goodman Installation view

5 Without a doubt the Abstract Expressionism show in the Royal Academy www.royalacademy.org.uk
6 Also James Coleman at Marian Goodman www.mariangoodman.com

Chosen by Lorenzo Belenguer 

Walhalla 1992-2016 Lead, photograph on lead and mixed media Dimensions variable Photo: White Cube (Ben Westoby)
Walhalla 1992-2016 Lead, photograph on lead and mixed media Dimensions variable Photo: White Cube (Ben Westoby)

7 Anselm Kiefer at White Cube : Dark and brooding  whitecube.com

Chosen by Ben Austin

8 This is a voice at the Wellcome Collection wellcomecollection.org
9 Electronic Superhighway at Whitechapel Gallery www.whitechapelgallery.org
10 Performing for the camera at Tate Modern www.tate.org.uk

Chosen by Jess Bunyard

Neo Rauch Rondo David Zwirner
Neo Rauch Rondo Installation View

Three very interesting artists I’ve liked abroad had their first – impressive – London solo shows:
11 Levi van Veluw (at Rosenfeld Porcini) rosenfeldporcini.com
12 Donna Huanca (at the Zabludowicz Collection) www.zabludowiczcollection.com
13 and, a little surprisingly considering his fame, Neo Rauch (at David Zwirner). www.davidzwirner.com
14 Touching on the less favourable aspects of the year, I enjoyed curating the pro-EU spirit of Secret European Studio (at ARTHOUSE1). www.arthouse1.co.uk

Chosen by Paul Carey Kent 

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. www.fad.agency In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD magazine. FAD magazine is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moniker Art Fair, START, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.