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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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Ian Francis | The Chosen Form of Your Destroyer | Lazarides Rathbone

With each piece appearing to vibrate off the canvas with moody apprehension, Bristol-based artist Ian Francis’ exhibition of new mixed media works at Lazarides Rathbone (his third at the gallery) suggests that nightmares can be beautiful too. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Tropical Readymade | Radames “Juni” Figueroa | Edel Assanti

Tropical Readymade | Radames “Juni” Figueroa | Edel Assanti

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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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Steve McQueen at Thomas Dane Gallery: Ashes

Two new works by Steve McQueen go on view soon at Thomas Dane Gallery in St James’s. One is an immersive projection with sound entitled Ashes which was shot on Super8 film in Granada with much of the footage dating from 2002 and taken by cinematographer Robbie Müller with recently recorded soundtrack about the sad fate of the subject in the film. The other work is Broken Column, a sculptural installation which “acts as a pendant to Ashes.” Continue reading

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Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Studio Voltaire: Hermitos Children 2 

Hermitos Children 2 is the largest film commission to date by Glasgow based artist Marvin Gaye Chetwynd (known as Spartacus Chetwynd a couple years back when she was a Turner Prize nominee) and is on view now at Studio Voltaire. The film is part of an ongoing series of “experimental television crime drama” following telepathic detective Joan Shipman as “she uncovers and solves sex crimes” and is screened within a large scale gallery installation incorporating a number of props and interiors. 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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Yayoi Kusama | Pumpkins at Victoria Miro

Victoria Miro gallery has opened a new Pumpkins exhibition of works by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Comprising of two elements – a new body of paintings and large scale mosaic pumpkins which will be on show only until 4 October plus major new series of bronze sculptures will be on display in the gallery’s outdoor water garden until 20 December. I got a gander of it all last night at the private view – and wow! If you can take the time simply to mill about Kusama’s bold and pleasing sculptures and to have a close up peek at meticulous efforts of her paintings and mosaics, you will be glad to have done so. Continue reading

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Sickboy: Make It Last Forever at The Outsiders London, Greek Street

Maybe it had just been awhile since I had enjoyed the pleasure of viewing much work by street artist Sickboy, but his latest offering, Make It Last Forever on view now at The Outsiders London in Soho, seemed to pop with vibrancy while providing plenty of personal symbolism to ponder. Continue reading

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Dorothea Tanning: Web of Dreams, Alison Jacques Gallery

American artist Dorothea Tanning, who died in 2012 at the age of 101, was a prodigious master of figurative art. Web of Dreams on show at Alison Jacques Gallery on Berners Street in Fitzrovia shares her raw talent and often playful approach in a delightfully presented exhibition presented in close collaboration with The Dorothea Tanning Foundation. 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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Manchester’s Whitworth Art Gallery to Re-Open Autumn 2014 (CheapOair)

A glimmering gem in the crown of British art spaces, the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester has been closed to the public for several months but is to reopen this autumn following a £15 million (roughly $25 million) transformation. On … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Chagall Off the Wall

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London Daily Photo: Stanley Donwood at The Outsiders London

Stanley Donwood’s latest exhibition Far Away is Close at Hand in Images of Elsewhere is now open at The Outsiders London (Greek Street, Soho). Vibrant and eerie, the show’s well worth taking a look at. Many of you who might not immediately recognise the artist’s name might actually have some of his work in your homes. Donwood has been collaborating with Radiohead for cover artwork since the band put out The Bends almost a decade ago. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Grand Rue Vodou in Soho

Check out The Sculptures of the Grand Rue curated by Leah Gordon at Riflemaker, 79 Beak Street, W1F 9SU.

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Cedric Christie at Flowers: When Painting Collapses, You Have Beautiful Sculptures

When Painting Collapses, You Have Beautiful Sculptures showcases two new bodies of work by Cedric Christie: his sculptural response to a gallery along with recent work developed during a residency in Kleve, Germany. The pieces on exhibit explore the artist’s ‘personal endeavour to transform one medium into another’. They exude confident in their simplicity and yield a sense of serenity as well. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Gallery

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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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Hong Kong Eye at Saatchi Gallery, London (OneTravel)

Hong Kong Eye features more than 50 works by 18 top emerging artists from Hong Kong. It is the largest ever touring international showcase to date of Hong Kong contemporary art with the majority of work having never been shown … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Eye at Saatchi Gallery

Swung by the press preview of Hong Kong Eye at Saatchi Gallery earlier today. Really glad I did too. Featuring more than 50 works by 18 top emerging artists from Hong Kong, this show is the largest ever touring international showcase to … Continue reading

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Thomas Schütte: Faces & Figures at Serpentine Gallery, London (OneTravel)

Thomas Schütte: Faces & Figures presents key pieces from the German contemporary artist’s most famous series alongside new works made especially for the exhibition. Read my complete post at the OneTravel blog.

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Shepard Fairey: Sound & Vision at Stolenspace Gallery, London (OneTravel)

Anyone with even an inkling of knowledge of graffiti over the past couple of decades should be well aware of the fact that Andre the Giant has a posse. Instigator of that sticker art meme and creative mastermind behind urban … Continue reading

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Shepard Fairey: Sound & Vision Opens at Stolenspace

The much anticipated Sound & Vision exhibition by Shepard Fairey officially opens to the public tomorrow and runs until 4 November at Stolenspace in two spots: the permanent gallery space and the Old Truman Brewery’s Loading Bay on Dray Walk … Continue reading

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Photos: A Look Back at the Westfield Stratford City Site Before the Opening

So, Westfield Stratford City is celebrating its first birthday. I thought it would be cool to share some pics I took during a press tour of the shopping centre back in August 2011 a few weeks before it opened to the public. Sponsored … Continue reading

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Warhol/Mauro at Halcyon Gallery, London (CheapOair)

On now at Halcyon Gallery in London is a unique exhibition combining rare and original work by pop art pioneer and icon, Andy Warhol, and Italian contemporary artist, Mauro Perucchetti. Read my complete post at the CheapOair blog.

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William Morris Gallery Reopens in Walthamstow, North London (CheapOair)

Now having been transformed into a new world class destination and “international center of excellence” for the study of all things Morris, the childhood home of this famed polymath’s has reopened to the public as a gallery offering an unprecedented … Continue reading

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Vinnie Nylon: POPTIMISM at High Roller Society

Another great show’s coming to High Roller Society: Vinnie Nylon: POPTIMISM High Roller Society 10 Palmers Road, E2 0SY 8 September – 7 October 2012 Vinnie Nylon has been involved in the street art and graffiti movement for over 25 … Continue reading

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Jenny Holzer @ Sprueth Magers (Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art)

With Sophisticated Devices, a solo show at Sprueth Magers’ London gallery, American artist Jenny Holzer takes a zeitgeist-y journey to the center of personal fear and paranoia with a survey of her practice which … Read my complete post at Whitehot … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter Pop Up Gallery Opens on Upper Street

Listen up all you Upper Street shopping hipsters! Bread and Butter is a new pop up gallery, antiques showroom and cafe. It will be at its current location (Studio 1, 133 Upper Street, N1 1QP) just off the street down … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal Photographs of the Queen (Wink Wink) (OneTravel)

An up close and personal hoax that’s a lot of fun – and just in time to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years on the throne – a new photography exhibition has opened in Londonfeaturing candid and personal photos of “the queen” and other … Continue reading

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ROA: Hypnagogia (Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art)

Currently one of the world’s most prolific graffiti artists, Belgian street artist ROA scales down his work but stays on theme with a solo show in London, and the release of a new book. ROA: Hypnagogia Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary … Continue reading

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