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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair + Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane

Returning to London for a fifth year and opening 5 October is 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House. Opening alongside the fair is La Caravane exhibition by British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. Both are definitely worth a looksee. Continue reading

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#TCTalks | Episode 2 | 2017 Folkestone Triennial

I’m back with my second episode – and really the first actual episode with any substance – of my tikichris talks podcast. This one’s about the 2017 Folkestone Triennial and specifically Halfway to Heaven, one of its commissioned works by composer and sound artist Emily Peasgood.  Continue reading

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Folkestone Triennial 2017

The Folkestone Triennial returns to the Kentish coast on the 2nd of September for a two month run of free art and related festivities. Just returned from my tour of 2017 exhibition spread across the seaside town of Folkestone, I’m happy to share some of its highlights with you. Continue reading

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Joseph Beuys’ Boxkampf at Waddington Custot

Waddington Custot gallery in Mayfair brings context to Joseph Beuy’s famed 1972 work of art, Boxkampf für die direkte Demokratie with an exhibition running now until mid August. Continue reading

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Elliot Dodd, The Manbody, at Zabludowicz Collection

The Manbody by Elliot Dodd is a short film being screened at Zabludowicz Collection. It provides odd viewing that soothes as much as it disconcerts. Continue reading

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#Paolozzi: Art, Beer, Pizza

Art, beer and pizza! It’s a triumvirate adding up to a good time, especially when the art is amazing, the beer is refreshing and the pizza is yummy. Coinciding with the opening of the excellent Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, the Scottish born artist’s namesake beer – Paolozzi Lager – is making artful headway in London. Continue reading

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2017 Folkestone Triennial Artists Announced

Has it been three years already? Time for another look at the upcoming arty happenings in Kent for the Folkestone Triennial. Continue reading

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Ken Price Retrospective at Hauser & Wirth London

Open now and running at Hauser & Wirth London until the 4th of February, Ken Price: A Survey of Sculptures and Drawings, 1959 – 2006 is the first exhibition of American artist Ken Price’s work in London since 1976. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #60

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Wiener Demeanour: Galleries, Art and Design

Schönbrunn Palace … St Stephen’s Cathedral … the Belvedere … the Albertina … even a cursory list of Vienna’s top attractions packs the sort of artful wallop that would delight even the pickiest of culture vultures. And by all means as many of these (and so many other) places should be included in any sightseeing itinerary of the historic Austrian capital. But that doesn’t mean visitors to Vienna must relegate themselves to an urban escape set only in the past. Continue reading

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Mark Wallinger Id at Hauser & Wirth London

Id, a solo show of new paintings and multi-media works by Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger, opens today at Hauser & Wirth London, with large-scale pieces featuring prominently in both of its Savile Row spaces. Continue reading

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Betty Woodman: Theatre of the Domestic at ICA

Theatre of the Domestic, the first UK solo exhibition by American contemporary artist and ceramist, Betty Woodman, is on now at ICA enlivening its galleries with a playful and vibrant collection of mixed media works created within the past ten years. Continue reading

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Lucio Fontana at Newly Opened Tornabuoni Art, Albemarle Street

Opening just in time for October’s Frieze Art Fair frenzy, the Lucio Fontana exhibition at the newly launched Tornabuoni Art London gallery in Mayfair promises to delight the art world scenesters soon to descend upon London and to carry on impressing fans of contemporary art until the show closes in early December. Continue reading

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Richard Long: Time and Space at Arnolfini, Bristol

Time and Space, a major new exhibition of work by Richard Long, opens today at the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol. As part of city’s celebration as 2015 European Green Capital, the show features new works and recreations of previous ones by the Bristol-born artist who still calls Bristol his home, as well as a new offsite work located on The Downs near the house where he lived as a child. Continue reading

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Le Vie della Zagara: Ceramic Dynamic Caltagirone

Caltagirone was one of those places where soon into my time there I started wondered about the price of local property. Could I afford to chuck it all in and relocate? How could I make such a transition work – and what kind of work would I even be able to do if I actually did settle there? Such a feeling of immediate attraction to a place often used to overwhelm me when travelling in my 20s and early 30s. It’s a less frequent – but much deeper and more exacting – experience when it hits me these days. No, I don’t think I’ll actually up and move to Caltagirone (and I very much love my life here in London), but that possibility lingers still in my thoughts as I remember it. And I sorely hope I’m don’t have to wait too long to return there for further exploration. Continue reading

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Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery

Now open to the public, an exhibition of new works by celebrated sculptor Anish Kapoor at Lisson Gallery is very much worth taking a good long gander at. Continue reading

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From Her Wooden Sleep … Ydessa Hendele at ICA

On show now until mid May at the Institute for Contemporary Art, From her wooden sleep … is a major new work by German-born Canadian artist/curator Ydessa Hendeles. Described by the artist herself as a “cultural composition,” the exhibition marks the first time Hendeles’ art has been shown in London. Curated by Philip Larratt-Smith and comprised of more than 150 wooden antique manikins from the artist’s own collection arranged alongside an assortment of historic objects, the exhibition casts a distinctive mood and presents the chance to browse the thoughtfully paused moment of an intriguingly situated tableau vivant. Continue reading

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The Whitworth Reopens: It’s a Happy Valentine’s Day for Manchester’s Art Lovers

Following a £15 million development that doubled its size and created new spaces for celebrating art and “embracing the park it calls home,” The Whitworth in Manchester will reopen its doors to the public on February the 14th. After checking out the gallery’s new digs and all the ace art on view there earlier this week at a press preview, I reckon Mancunian art lovers should prepare for a very happy Valentine’s weekend! Continue reading

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Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin: Priority Innfield at Zabludowicz Collection

The evening after I checked out the preview of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin’s Priority Innfield – a series of sculptural theatres where four interconnected films “that touch upon our changing relationship to the camera and its influence on conceptions of history, evolution and selfhood” are continually screened – I tried to explain the experience of watching the films and negotiating the fabricated space between them to my girlfriend. Despite my enthusiastic attempt, I’m pretty sure I failed. Continue reading

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Yoshitomo Nara at Dairy Art Centre

Yoshitomo Nara: Greeting from a Place in My Heart at Dairy Art Centre in Bloomsbury presents a great opportunity to get a good long look at art that’s as adorable as it is dastardly: like cooing over a cute cuddly kitten tearing apart a toy mouse or jotting down a nightmare on a pastel notepad. Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery

Just opened at Lisson Gallery is its third solo exhibition of works by Ai Weiwei. Featuring a “monumental new installation of bicycles” alongside a number of “hand-carved, domestic-scale copies” of highly personal objects, the show offers some of the best contemporary art I’ve seen in quite awhile and was a real inspiration for me to view during last week’s private view. Continue reading

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Every Angel has a Dark Side: Julian Schnabel at the Dairy Art Centre

Every Angel has a Dark Side, Julian Schnabel’s first major solo exhibition of paintings in the UK for nearly 15 years, opened today at the Dairy Art Centre in Bloomsbury. The show’s on for a couple of months and if you get a chance to swing by, I reckon you shouldn’t pass it up. I certainly considered the press preview I attended Thursday morning to be the first of hopefully a few more visits at least to see this excellent and brass-necked exhibition. Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery, London (OneTravel)

Just announced are the details of an upcoming exhibition by firebrand artist, Ai Weiwei, at London’s renowned Lisson Gallery. The show will be the Chinese conceptual artist’s third solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery, and for the show he has created … Continue reading

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Study of Russia by Annya Sand at Asia House Closes This Sunday: GO!

Ahead of the UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014, December 2013 will see Asia House host the exhibition Study of Russia by Annya Sand. Continue reading

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Spotlight on illy SustainArt Prize Winner: Adan Vallencillo (Espresso Crazy)

Honduran artist and recipient of the 2013 illy SustainArt Prize, Adan Vallencillo, has arrived in Venice to commence his three-month residency with the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation. Continue reading

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Two Exhibitions – Old and New – at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace (OneTravel)

Two seemingly tenuously tied exhibitions have just opened at The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace – Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen – offering visitors a chance to see some of the Royal Collections … Continue reading

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Two Exhibitions, One Gallery: #LostGenius and #Gifted at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

Two seemingly tenuously tied exhibitions have just opened at The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace – Castiglione: Lost Genius and Gifted: From the Royal Academy to The Queen – offering visitors a chance to see some of the Royal Collections oldest and most recently received works. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Lutz Bacher at ICA

Black Beauty, the first major solo exhibition in the UK by American artist Lutz Bacher, which opens today at the ICA. The show provides a unique opportunity to see Bacher’s new works made specifically for the ICA together with recent work for the first time in London. Continue reading

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Houston’s Museum District (CheapOair)

More than a dozen museums and cultural attractions within a mile and a half radius? Everything truly is bigger in Texas, even the museum districts! The Houston Museum District is home to 19 museums and cultural attractions all located with a mile and a half of the city’s Mecom Fountain. Continue reading

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London to Host World’s First Contemporary African Art Fair This October (OneTravel)

To be held during Frieze Week, the new fair will build on the growing popularity of contemporary African art and present a rare opportunity to explore the rapidly emerging African art market. From painting and sculpture to photography, 1:54 will … Continue reading

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New Dallas Museum of Art Exhibition Honors JFK (OneTravel)

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Dallas Museum of Art brings together the works of art installed in the president’s suite at the Hotel Texas during his fateful trip in 1963. The original installation, orchestrated by a small group of Fort Worth art collectors, was created especially for the president and first lady to celebrate their overnight visit to the city and included paintings by Vincent van Gogh, Thomas Eakins, Lyonel Feininger, Franz Kline, and Marsden Hartley as well as sculptures by Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore and more. Continue reading

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Pinta: The Modern & Contemporary Latin American Art Show in London (OneTravel)

Showcasing the best Modern and Contemporary Art from Latin America, Spain and Portugal, the Pinta art fair returns to London for a fourth year this June. The show is the only art event dedicated to Latin American Art providing a unique platform in Europe to exhibit and promote Latin American art. New to the fair this year is the inclusion of artists and galleries from Spain and Portugal as an effort to reflect these two countries’ influence on Latin identity. Continue reading

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Contemporary Art in Rome (CheapOair)

It’s not all about ancient history in Rome. Roman culture is alive and kicking with great museums and galleries focused on the contemporary, modern and even postmodern. Here’s a look at some of the best venues in Rome for viewing contemporary art … Continue reading

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New Global Art Fair: Art13 London (OneTravel)

Opening in early March, Art13 London will be the largest new art fair to launch in London in a decade. Created by the founders of Hong Kong International art fair, ART HK, Art13 will bring together more than 120 galleries from 29 different countries from the West as well as across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and South Africa. Seventy percent of galleries will be participating at a fair in London for the first time and half of the galleries there will present works created by non-western artists. Continue reading

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Bruce Nauman + Eva Hesse at Hauser & Wirth London (OneTravel)

Two exhibitions of equal provocation and weight have opened recently at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in London. Featuring works by a couple of contemporary art’s biggest names, Bruce Nauman and Eva Hesse, the shows offers an excellent way to experience art that allows viewers to question assumptions of connection and relationship with the outside world and how the slightest tweaks in perception can gloriously mess with the mind for the meaningful and enriching outcomes. Continue reading

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