London’s gallery scene is varied, from small artist-run spaces to major institutions and everything in between. Each week, art writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent gives a personal view of a space worth visiting
Writer and curator Paul Carey-Kent collects various writings here, including his Gallery of the Week column for FAD art news and texts from the shows he has curated. He currently writes freelance including for Art Monthly, Seisma, STATE, Border Crossings and World of Interiors. See Instagram for his daily choice from current shows. Some non-art content, such as photo-poems, is also included.
Angela Flowers (1932-2023) founded her eponymous gallery in 1970, initially concentrating on living British artists in Central London before expanding the roster and pioneering the late 90’s trend of galleries moving east
The National Gallery… it sounds pretty comprehensive, though there’s no sculpture (where’s that national gallery?) and a more accurate title would be something like ‘The National Gallery of European Paintings by Men, 1260 – 1920’, with hardly anything from other continents and just 0.5% by women.
Jay Jopling set up White Cube in a small space on Duke Street, St. James’s, where 75 shows by 75 different artists were presented between 1993-2001, including several by the YBAs with whom the gallery become closely associated.
That tricky spelling is the Latinate version of the gallerist’s first name: he was born in 1960 as Thaddäus within a family of Carinthian Slovenes in southern Austria. He interned with Joseph Beuys, opened his first gallery in 1981, and now leads a global brand