To all the people scandalized by the Paul Klee comment, you do understand that we live in a world where peopel are allowed to have opinions; rather than some sort of mythical dictatorship where cultural appreciation is sanctioned by the state and anyone who doesn't toe the party line will be expunged ?? Also art criticism is just that.....criticism.
London art exhibitions calendar
Our handy calendar of the must-see art shows coming to town this year
As we come to the end of 2014, get your diary out for a new season of must-see exhibitions in 2015, which include the National Gallery's 'Inventing Impressionism', Tate Britain's 'Barbara Hepworth' retrospective and the Royal Academy's Ai Weiwei exhibition.
Art shows opening this December
Our pick of not-to-be-missed events from the monthly evening of arty shenanigans Recommended events for Dec 4 Caragh Thuring Image consumption and a viewer’s satisfaction are explored in the London-based artists first exhibition in a public gallery. Thuring’s latest paintings consider how our appetite for visual stimulus affects our attention span and the amount of time we will spend looking at static imagery. Using photographs taken in Holland where Thuring noticed a tendency for Dutch residents to create twee window displays of vases and knick-knacks, the painter creates sparsely populated vistas where the interior and exterior collide. 100 Painters of Tomorrow Painting as a medium seems to be constantly reinventing itself. For the past two years, the gallery’s director Kurt Beers has been researching the most exciting emerging painters from around the world. To coincide with the release of the same titled Thames & Hudson publication (of which Beers is the author), the gallery presents a condensed showcase of the artists included in the book. Spanning styles and techniques, the show features the work of Emma Bennett, Ryan Mosley Emma Talbot andMathew Weir. Louisa Mahony: Hourglass Marries Egg Flitting between abstraction and figuration, Mahony’s latest oil paintings of obscure objects, echo modernist symbolism. Working on both canvas and paper, the Irish artist merges bulbous shapes with geometric patterns creating biomorphic forms that appear sculptural. The show’s title w
In 1931, Shostakovich’s ballet 'Bolt' was banned by the Soviet authorities after its premiere. Featuring real hammers and machines, the experimental industrial production is now brought to life in this vibrant exhibition, organised in collaboration with the St Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music. The ballet's characters including the Komosomol Girl and the Drunkard can be re-envisioned through the original set designs and costumes.
The ICA’s Fox Reading Room is transformed into a kaleidoscopic installation by the artist and designer. Demonstrating her diverse practice that incorporates illustration, design, film and textiles, Verhoeven creates an extravagant immersive grotto to explore female identity.
In reference to the exhibition in October on Paul Klee your opening line reads:''A wishy-washy favourite of the student bedroom wall...'' HOW DARE YOU? I appreciate that in the more detailed description of the actual show, you are more respectful to this great artist, but this initial line is unacceptable and offensive to the man and the potential visitors alike, not to mention the curators of the exhibition. I do sincerely hope you will change this by the time we get closer to October. I would also like to point out that this less than tasteful joke, has for me finalised the decision of cancelling my subscription to your magazine, which has in the last two years or so declined so much it has reached the bottom. Regards
Nice paintings ! I like them. Paintings made in February, June and November are the best of all others. Thanks
Paul Klee a "wishy-washy favourite of the student bedroom wall"? How very dare you. Who writes this tosh?
My name is Mulondo PATRICK from Uganda East Africa. I am student at Makerere university 3rd year studding art. I want to be part of these exhibitions and exhibit my works as well. I am a sculptor working with fiberglass mixed media with scrap metal welded together. Below is a link to my works. How can I please be part of these exhibitions? http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2642977811187.71152.1757875344&type=3 http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2805850882912.72528.1757875344&type=3
I hear the great French Artist/ Graffiti Writer Horfe is coming and doing a show in London in March. That should definitely be added to the list