It’s not easy to be a woman in the art world. As Sigrid Kirk highlights in our recent interview, we are working within a structure built by white men many years ago and the onus is on us to carve out space for ourselves against all odds.
Tabish Khan the @LondonArtCritic picks his favourite top 5 museum shows to see in London this Autumn. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you.
The most interesting thing is the thing that is not there, the thing that just evades scrutiny, the thing that hangs like cobwebs in the background
Cornelia Parker’s work is all about that liminal thing and, in this show at Tate Britain, it looms large. Indeed, one quickly forms the impression that she – intentionally or otherwise – is making the art that this fractured, restless world deserves.
Killing lions, Medusa, a Gothic castle, Swastikas, a creepy house, glowing slugs and mountains.
Leading British contemporary artists collaborate with art advisor Lucy Meakin on Artsy online auction to raise funds for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
Leading International artists use materials recovered from The Glasgow School of Art fire to create new works for auction.
25 leading international artists, including Simon Starling, Sir Antony Gormley, Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Jenny Saville, David Shrigley and Douglas Gordon have used materials retrieved from The Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh library after the fire to create original works of art to help raise money for restoration of the Mackintosh Building.
This week’s top 5 includes a sandstorm, a cathedral, darkness, table tennis balls and embroidery.
The exhibition will feature over 100 contemporary artworks made by women artists and will represent the art collections of seven prominent female art collectors from London, Europe and North America.
This September at the Whitechapel Gallery, The London Art Book Fair celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing.
TWENTYEIGHT FINGERS has been realised by Joanna Brown after the idea cropped up in a conversation with five fellow fine arts masters students from the University of Leeds in 2007. It has resulted in a collection of 28 bronze casts of the index fingers of significant creative figures of our time.
The importance of the print in British art couldn’t be better illustrated than it is today when some of the most significant contemporary painters and sculptors, are also the most exciting printmakers.
An exhibition and auction curated in aid of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture Reception and Auction Friday 20th November
Triple Pop by Gavin Turk, 2009, Silkscreen on paper, 70 x 100 cm Private view: Wednesday 4th November 6 –… Read More
Passing Thoughts and Making Plans Curated by Catherine Yass, Art opening Tuesday 3rd November Jerwood Space
Image credit: Copyright Alex Katz; Courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery, London 4 November – 13 December 2009 Jerwood Space, 171 Union… Read More
Featuring an Auction of a special collection of work generously donated to the Charity Auction by Jake and Dinos Chapman,… Read More
Mona Hatoum Hot Spot, 2006 Mixed media. Stainless steel and neon tube 234 x 223 cm David Roberts Collection, London… Read More
to – 4th March 2009 9:30 – 5:00pm Sothebys, 34 – 35 New Bond Street London, W1A 2AA Please join… Read More