Art Basel and it’s satellite fair seem to be back to normal this year. There’s plenty of variety – more so than at Frize London last year –
What makes art so inexhaustible? Not only does it responds to a vast and ever-changing world, but the artist chooses… Read More
Camille Pissarro in 1900 Do you fancy owning a Pissarro? Perhaps you’ve been to his most substantial UK show in… Read More
Edward Munch, very much a painter, is easily Norway’s most famous artist, and a new 13-floor building – ‘Munch’ as it is styled – was recently opened in his honour. Walking around Oslo, though, it would be easy to think that sculpture is the national preference: statues dot the streets and I visited four sculpture parks. For example:
The first post-pandemic edition of the London Art Fair is set in April (20th-24th) rather than the usual January, the mix is as before: plenty of bad or predictable material mixed in with enough good stuff to make for an interesting visit.
Lubaina Himid: from ‘Swallow Hard: The Lancaster Dinner Service’, 2007 Two current shows mine parallel strategies with effect to foreground… Read More
Perhaps, then, the studio is slipping towards historic status. Not that there’s anything wrong with a historic survey (‘A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920 – 2020’ to 5 June)
Woking may not be trendy… but it’s only 19 train minutes from Clapham Junction and has a new shopping centre! What do you mean, you still don’t want to go? It also has plenty of art at the moment:
Now the show in Leeds presents a 50-50 mixture of glass specialists and wider-ranging artists working in the material, all illuminatingly categorised by the material property foregrounded in the processes used. ‘SOLID’ features cast or moulded glass; ‘GAS’, sculptures made by blowing into the glass; ‘LIQUID’ the results of manipulating molten glass. Here’s one of each that order:
The Royal Academy’s ‘Man and Beast’ offers the chance to see many prime paintings by Bacon
It is easy to assume that artists want to leave a permanent mark, to make a work that will endure… Read More
What to see in London in February? Here’s my pick of ten shows which are (a) free and (b) open… Read More
Some galleries – the Hayward is exemplary in this regard – close for years to refurbish, only to leave re-visitors… Read More
I hadn’t clocked University College London as much of an art destination until recently: sure, the campus between Euston and Warren Street boasts the agreeably off-beat Grant Museum of Zoology and Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, but art?
It may not sound logical, but not only are there many interesting podcasts that talk to artists, but radio can… Read More
Tabish Khan the @LondonArtCritic picks his favourite exhibitions to see as we head into a new year. Each one comes with a… Read More
It’s not entirely out with the old in the gallery world. Here’s a choice of ten free-to-visit London shows which… Read More
The old distinctions between ‘art’ and ‘craft’ have reduced sufficiently in recent years that ceramics and textiles can now be… Read More
A seasonal tradition has developed of showing works small and affordable enough that they could plausibly make gifts. Flowers Gallery have the longest-running current exhibition with such a premise: this is the 39th year of ‘Small is Beautiful’
There’s still plenty of time to see this winter’s edition of the RA Summer Show, which runs on past Christmas…. Read More
Tessa Farmer: detail of Swarming Fever, 2021 Bournemouth rose to prominence as the favoured Victorian tourist destination by the sea,… Read More
People quite often ask me what galleries I recommend. For the last few weeks, and quite possibly the next few… Read More
The next exhibition at GIANT is the group show NATUREMAX, curated by Paul Carey-Kent, featuring work by: Saelia Aparici, Rebecca… Read More
The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is an annual show of small-scale works chosen by a panel of six prominent art world figures – two artists, two collectors and two critics.