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Photo London at Somerset House, London

Photo London at Somerset House, London

In the London photography world May is the biggest month of the year. The biggest photographic galleries wheel out exhibitions of their biggest names, the main auction houses have their photographic sales and UK’s largest – OK, pretty much only – photo fair, Photo London, pretty much takes over Somerset House. Amongst numerous photo-related satellite […]

by × May 18, 2018 × 0 comments

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Kiluandi Kia Henji

Frieze London 2017

October is the very best time of year to see art in the capital. The city is abuzz with the latest blockbuster shows – 2017 brings Jasper Johns as well as Duchamp / Dali to the Royal Academy, Jean-Michel Basquiat comes to the Barbican and Rachel Whiteread is showing at the Tate. […]

by × October 9, 2017 × 0 comments

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Revolution Russian Art 1917-1932 – Royal Academy of Arts, London

Revolution Russian Art 1917-1932 – Royal Academy of Arts, London

With a frequently expressed sentiment that that we are currently living in troubled times it is interesting to reflect with a visit to Revolution, Russian Art 1917-1942. This presents the story of a truly turbulent era when Russians experienced everything from unbridled optimism and euphoria to death and despair. The […]

by × March 31, 2017 × 0 comments

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Hockney – Tate Britain

Hockney – Tate Britain

Writing about the latest David Hockney exhibition at first seems rather like trying to write about a Stones concert. These cultural icons have established places in the audience’s hearts. Everyone knows exactly what to expect and that’s just fine and dandy although it leaves us struggling to find something new […]

by × March 7, 2017 × 0 comments

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Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy

Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy

Abstract Expressionism was a watershed moment in the evolution of 20th-century art, yet remarkably, there has been no major survey of the movement since 1959. It is a movement that has been tainted with the political interference of the American Government who sought to position the movement, and by association, […]

by × November 14, 2016 × 0 comments

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Anselm Kiefer - Bose Blumen

Summer Exhibition – The Royal Academy, London

It is somewhat difficult to ‘review’ the latest Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Pretty much every gallery is hung by a different curator, and whilst it is interesting to see what they have done, it is a challenge to look at it as a collective whole. The show should rather be […]

by × July 4, 2016 × 0 comments

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Derek Boshier Rethink/Re-entry Flowers Gallery London

Derek Boshier Rethink/Re-entry Flowers Gallery London

Pop art is very much alive and kicking. The World Goes Pop is currently at the Tate following on the heels of Post Pop: East Meets West at the Saatchi Gallery, the BBC ran a recent series BBC Four Goes Pop, Allen Jones was at the Royal Academy and Richard Hamilton had a solo […]

by × October 19, 2015 × 1 comment

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William Kentridge at Marian Goodman London

William Kentridge at Marian Goodman London

People fleeing from hunger, war and political oppression have always been a staple of the daily news and with the current European crisis refugees are again in the headlines. With Ai Weiwei also now in the media with his latest show at the RA (reviewed here) it seems a particularly […]

by × September 23, 2015 × 0 comments

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Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy, London

Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy, London

The notorious Chinese dissident artist has clearly been very busy since his recent, and not insubstantial, exhibition at Blenheim Palace (reviewed here). His latest outing is at the Royal Academy where a survey of works from 1993 to the present day make up his first major institutional exhibition in the UK. Blenheim […]

by × September 21, 2015 × 2 comments

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Allen Jones RA at the Royal Academy

Allen Jones RA at the Royal Academy

It seems that any debate about the artistic merits of Allen Jones’s works are almost entirely overwhelmed by the public reaction to his infamous female nudes. Drawing on the imagery of bondage and rubber fetishism his highly sexualised sculptures were a sensation when first revealed to a shocked sixties public, whilst fifty […]

by × January 14, 2015 × 0 comments

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Dennis Hopper – The Lost Album at the Royal Academy

Dennis Hopper – The Lost Album at the Royal Academy

As well as being a famed actor and director, Dennis Hopper was a prodigious snapper. For a period he took his beloved Nikon 28mm wherever he went, working so obsessively that his friends, the artists Wallace Berman and Edward Kienholz actually referred to him as ‘the tourist’. During this period […]

by × July 21, 2014 × 0 comments

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David Hockney – The Arrival of Spring at Annely Juda

David Hockney – The Arrival of Spring at Annely Juda

Following on from the excellent Yoshishige Saito exhibition (reviewed on CELLOPHANELAND* last month) Annely Juda are showing everyone’s favourite Yorkshire artist, David Hockney. Showing in the upstairs gallery are a series of sixteen bold and striking iPad drawings entitled The Arrival of Spring that were last seen in the impressive Hockney show at the […]

by × June 13, 2014 × 0 comments