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Recommended Features

21 September 2018

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Bahrain Art Week Paris An Expressive Epiphany – Paul Carter Robinson

Art Bahrain Paris provided an excellent opportunity to see and experience, first hand the talents of seventeen artists from varying age groups hailing from...

18 September 2018

Frieze Week 2018 Essential Printable Pull Out Guide

Welcome to the Artlyst 2018 Frieze Week printable pull-out Guide, This is our curated choice of the events not to miss during the busiest...

10 September 2018

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Out-lands Survival Kit 10.0 Riga – Strong Curation Creates Outstanding Art Event

I've just returned from Riga the capital of Latvia in the Baltics and I'm still reeling from the energy that this small dedicated artist...

10 September 2018

Evan Roth Red Lines Winner Of Artangel’s International Open Call – Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Artangel has unveiled Red Lines a new work by the pioneering new media artist Evan Roth, the winning work of Artangel's International Open Call.

5 September 2018

The Art Car Boot Fair Spreads Into Granary Square Kings X

On the 16th September, the Art Car Boot Fair celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with the launch of an additional event

29 August 2018

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Pronounce Artists’ Names Correctly – An Artlyst How To Guide

All of us here at the Artlyst find it daunting at times to correctly pronounce the names of the artists that appear daily on...

28 August 2018

Guide to London Art Exhibitions Autumn 2018 Part 1

The Autumn is an incredibly busy period in the London art scene. Here is the first part of the Artlyst guide to art in...

24 August 2018

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Ingram Collection Director/Curator Jo Baring Talks Sculpture With Artist Richard Stone

Jo Baring a former Director of Christie’s UK is currently the Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art.

7 August 2018

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Gala Dalí: The Forgotten Woman Behind The Surrealist Looking-Glass – Agnish Ray

Ever since the publication of Andre Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto (1924), the erotic male gaze on the female body came to be a defining component...

31 July 2018

Yves Klein: Claiming The Infinite Sky At Blenheim Palace – Paul Black

Yves Klein died from a heart attack in 1962, at the age of 34, shortly after creating two prominent works of art currently on display in...

27 July 2018

Kaneka Subberwal Talks ArtBAB Plus Bahrain Art Weeks Paris and London

Artlyst talks to fair Director Kaneka Subberwal the mastermind behind it all, she conceived the idea and curated the fair.

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Here Are Twelve Reasons To Visit This Event

The 2018 Liverpool Biennial is celebrating its 20th birthday. The 10th edition is more compact than in previous years with the majority of venues...

14 July 2018

Kirkcudbright: Scotland’s Last Remaining Artist Colony – Clare Henry

For 150 years KIRKCUDBRIGHT has been an artists' town, the "St Ives of Scotland.

18 June 2018

Body Politics: James Ostrer Meets Paul Carter Robinson At Gazelli Art House

James Ostrer’s work often tests the limits of the body politics in the ever evolving analysis of the western body, sexuality, and society.

17 June 2018

Manifesta 12 Things To See At Europe’s Nomadic Biennial – Paul Carter Robinson

Within a rough and ready Manifesta 12, there are few things that stand out head and shoulders above the rest.

10 June 2018

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Manifesta 12 The Nomadic Biennial What You Need To Know

Manifesta 12, now in its twelfth edition is Europe's nomadic biennial, taking place in Palermo from 16 June until 4 November 2018.

 

Photo Features

7 August 2018

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Gala Dalí: The Forgotten Woman Behind The Surrealist Looking-Glass – Agnish Ray

Ever since the publication of Andre Breton’s Surrealist Manifesto (1924), the erotic male gaze on the female body came to be a defining component...

31 July 2018

Yves Klein: Claiming The Infinite Sky At Blenheim Palace – Paul Black

Yves Klein died from a heart attack in 1962, at the age of 34, shortly after creating two prominent works of art currently on display in...

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Here Are Twelve Reasons To Visit This Event

The 2018 Liverpool Biennial is celebrating its 20th birthday. The 10th edition is more compact than in previous years with the majority of venues...

17 July 2018

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Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles: Provence, Summer And Art

The Rencontres Photographiques d’Arles is not only the biggest and most famous photography festival in the world but is also one of my favourite...

25 April 2018

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Ai Weiwei Showstopper Shines At Sydney Biennale 2018

Ai Weiwei’s Law of the Journey 2017 is the “big art star” showstopper for the 2018 Sydney Biennale. Ai Weiwei (b 1957 Beijing, China)...

10 April 2018

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Suzanne Pagé Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Ahead of the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton's latest exhibition titled 'In Tune With The World' I had the privilege to talk to...

7 April 2018

Anselm Kiefer: Monumental Paintings Rising From An Industrial Moonscape – PLANTA – Paul Black

When visiting one of Sorigué Foundation's latest art installations at the family-run industrial and agricultural company - located at the entrance of the industrial...

Why Visual Artists Make The Best Musicians – Glasgow Report – Clare Henry

On one of the coldest days this year I climbed down many steps into the deep railway cut that is Glasgow's Queens Park Station....

 

Opinion

15 April 2018

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Picasso To Souza: The Crucifixion Imagery Rarely Exhibited – Revd Jonathan Evens

Overshadowed by iconic images from Picasso 1932 and Bacon/Freud two of the Tate’s current exhibitions feature powerfully expressive crucifixion images.

2 April 2018

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Stuckism Is Alive And Well And Living In Prague – Edward Lucie-Smith

I’m just back from a visit to Prague. I went there specifically to see an exhibition of new British painting organised by an organisation...

21 February 2018

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Edward Lucie-Smith Bids A Final Farewell To The Avant-Garde

The contemporary art world seems an increasingly strange place to be.

6 January 2018

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Frank Gehry: Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris – An Architect’s Impression – Alex Murray

I had never experienced a Frank Gehry up-close. Never stood slack-jawed, gawping at the gymnastic splendours that the photographs in the glossies promise.

Sean Scully Indisputably The Most Universal Living Contemporary Artist- Edward Lucie-Smith

One name immediately sprang to mind - that of the born Irish, once British, now American painter Sean Scully.

21 September 2017

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Basquiat: Colour Blind Expressions Of A Society Unheard – The Barbican

Basquiat used what he knew was out there on the streets the injustices towards black people.

17 April 2017

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Tate Britain Comes Out – Queer British Art 1861–1967 By Simon Tarrant

Imagine in 1988 the public furore if the Tate had hosted an exhibition of queer British art – marking the 21st anniversary of the...

4 February 2017

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George Boorujy An Artist Highlighting And Protecting Our Precious Natural World

Artist George Boorujy feels particularly pumped to take on the environmental cause, especially since ‘Day One’ the Environmental Protection Agency has been quieted with...

 

Interviews

24 August 2018

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Ingram Collection Director/Curator Jo Baring Talks Sculpture With Artist Richard Stone

Jo Baring a former Director of Christie’s UK is currently the Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art.

22 July 2018

Alastair Gordon A Testament To His Faith – Interview With Revd Jonathan Evens

In the twenty years since he began a Foundation Course at the Leith School of Art, Alastair Gordon has proved himself to be an...

17 July 2018

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Avner Sher: Collateral Interview Manifesta 12 Palermo

Sher’s work has received solo and group exhibitions around Europe and the United States and is held in public and private collections internationally.

18 June 2018

Body Politics: James Ostrer Meets Paul Carter Robinson At Gazelli Art House

James Ostrer’s work often tests the limits of the body politics in the ever evolving analysis of the western body, sexuality, and society.

Award-winning Architect Carme Pinós Reflects At The Venice Architecture Biennale

I start with the concept of ‘universal connection’ where everything is linked; an action rebounds off another, transforming it and generating a new one....

6 May 2018

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Katrina Moss Chaiya Art Awards Interview: Where is God in our 21st century world?

A recent exhibition in London explored the question ‘Where is God in our 21st century world?’

16 April 2018

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ArtBAB 2018 – Three Key Organisers Discuss The Fair

ArtBAB, which took place in Bahrain in this Spring, embracing Bahrain’s cultural heritage, strengthening the base of their arts economy by empowering and educating...

12 April 2018

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Anne Vierstraete Art Brussels Director In Conversation With Paul Carter Robinson

Anne Vierstraete, the Managing Director of Art Brussels in conversation with Paul Carter Robinson ahead of the opening of the fair next week. 

 

Quiz

14 March 2017

Quiz – Test Your Knowledge of Sir Howard Hodgkin

Turner-prize winning artist Sir Howard Hodgkin sadly died last week at the age of 84. Test your knowledge of him here.

6 January 2017

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Artlyst Competition: Win A Pair Of Preview Evening Tickets To The London Art Fair

Artlyst is once again media partners with the London Art Fair 2017. Competition: Answer The Following questions and email to info@ artlyst.com subject as,...

8 December 2016

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Quiz – How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – James Turrell

How much do you know about light artist James Turrell?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Masterpiece

How much do you know about the world's masterpieces?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Top Selling Artists in 2015

How much do you know about the top selling artists in 2015?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Marc Quinn

How much do you know about artist Marc Quinn?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Ai Weiwei

How much do you know about Ai Weiwei?

 

Top 10

25 July 2017

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Top 10 London Museum Exhibitions Summer 2017

Here’s the Artlyst guide to the Top 10 best Museum exhibitions on in London this Summer, half of which have Free admission.

13 February 2017

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Top 10 Most Memorable Kisses in Art

Throughout the History of Art, there are examples of loving couples in passionate embraces. Here Artlyst presents its top 10 most memorable kisses in...

30 December 2016

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Top 10 – Black Paintings

In 2016 Anish Kapoor acquired exclusive rights to the unique Vanta black pigment, reported to be the blackest shade of black in existence. ...

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Dada Artists

2016 saw the 100 year anniversary of the first Dada performances at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, Switzerland. So in reverence to this...

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – International Black Artists

Here is the Artlyst for the top 10 international black artists working today, the first of many celebrating diversity in the visual arts!

27 December 2016

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Top 10 – Feminist Artists

The feminist art movement emerged in the 1960s with women artists taking an interest in how they differed from their male counterparts. Artlyst has...

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – Appropriation Artworks

Appropriation art or the art of appropriation is is the use of pre-existing objects or images with little or no transformation applied to them....

26 December 2016

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Top 10 – White Artworks

As Winter is upon us and the nights are already closing in, what can be more appropriate than works of art in monochromatic white....

Artbytch

22 December 2016

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Artbytch 2016: Death, Fake News And A Few Bloody Good Exhibitions

Artbytch looks back on a depressing year with great exhibitions.

8 July 2016

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USA Website ArtList That Infringed UK’s Artlyst Name Closes Down

The New York based online company ArtList, not to be confused with the popular London based art information website Artlyst is to shutdown. The...

24 June 2016

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Brexit: Expect Museums To Start Charging And Non-UK Art Prices To Skyrocket

The decision by British voters to leave the European Union has been announced – and commentators have begun the analysis, the post event combing...

17 June 2016

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Tate’s Switch House A Dialogue Between Art And Space

It’s alarming to think that Tate Modern opened in 2000, firstly because it makes me feel super old, but also one wonders, what did...

10 June 2016

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Fun House: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition A Hodgepodge Of All Sorts

Ok I admit it. I’ve deliberately avoided the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition every year since I first saw it in 2007, mainly because it’s such...

3 June 2016

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Dropping Out Like Flies In A Damien Hirst Installation

The Artlyst lystical of creative people who dropped out at uni includes some predictable names: John Lennon, Orson Welles, good old Pablo Picasso. What...

27 May 2016

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Yayoi Kusama: Turning Pumpkins Into Vuitton Bags And Airbnb Rooms

I was interested to read that Tate Modern has apparently been working in conjunction with Airbnb to provide the opportunity for renters to have...

20 May 2016

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Jeff Koons: Showing The Love For Irony And Pseudo Philosophical Claptrap

The loads of people who know me as a boring old traditionalist (Turner Prize?! Yah boo hiss!) are always surprised when I say I...