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
Get your diary out for a new season of must-see exhibitions in 2014, including the Barbican's 'Digital Revolution', Tate Britain's 'Late Turner' exhibition, the Courtauld's Egon Schiele exhibition and the Frieze Art Fair.
The LA-based duo bring the carnivalesque escapades of their absurd characters to London for the first time this autumn. Working with long-time collaborator Lizzie Fitch, ‘Priority Innfield’, which was originally shown at the 55th Venice Biennale, takes you on a rip-roaring roller coaster ride where dysfunctionality reigns supreme within the fabricated installations Trecartin and Fitch build to exhibit the bizarre filmed exploits.
Known for his colourful abstract photographs that incorporate different techniques from repetitively exposing film or repeatedly photographing photographs, the British Los Angeles-based artist will cover the Curve gallery in a new series of cyanotype prints. Creating a chronological blueprint of the artist’s past year are over 12,000 prints made from exposing objects directly onto UV-sensitive coated surfaces. The result is a 90-metre long timeline of abstract silhouettes.
The German painter, who gave the polka dot contemporary art status, is surveyed through this retrospective of his unusually varied five-decade career. From working with poisonous pigments to incorporating bubble wrap in his paintings, Polke’s appreciation for experimentation and inconsistency allowed him to explore notions of transformation and anti-authority with irreverent humour.
The US artist brings his blurry coloured line aesthetic to the UK with a three-part project that culminates in this exhibition focusing on the influence of textiles on his abstractions along with a sculptural presentation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall and a publication.
Reality is a matter of perspective, which in our digital age can often be skewed. This group show of London’s most inspirational and significant artists including Lucky PDF, Laure Prouvost, Helen Marten and Susan Hiller, looks at how our increasing digital existence informs and reflects our daily experiences.
It would appear that there is no such thing as too much Rembo. Especially when the shows are massive Autumn blockbusters providing an incredibly rare opportunity to see 40 of the Dutch master's late period paintings alongside 20 drawings and some 30 prints. The great man's work only got better with age, and this show will feature works lent by major museums across the globe.
Few people captured the human body with the obsessive fleshy intensity of Egon Schiele. The Viennese painter, and protégé of the great Austrian master Gustav Klimt, showed the human body in all its odd, contorted and bumpy glory. So it’s safe to assume that the title of this Courtauld show, ‘The Radical Nude’, is no exaggeration. It’s also Schiele’s first major solo museum show in this country, so will be our first proper chance to get our eyes around his provocative vision of men women.
Moroni (1520-1579) was a talented contemporary of Titian and dedicated his considerable skills to the art of portraiture. He captured the everyday lives of people in his native Bergamo with compassion and humanity, marking him out as a uniquely gifted artist of his time.
2013 may have seen our interest in pop art reach fever pitch, but there's still more on the horizon with this retrospective show of pop-indebted work from the '60s onwards by this British painter.
The prestigious photographic portrait award returns with a showcase of the most talented and exciting photographers working across the globe. From over 4,000 submissions by 1,793 photographers this annual exhibition showcases 60 portraits by students, amateurs and established professionals presenting an ambitious approach to photographic portraiture today.
As we look back over 100 years since the end of the First World War, the Tate examines the - often uneasy - relationship between photography and conflict.
Provocative, surreal and instantly recognisable: the work of Guy Bourdin marks a high point in twentieth century fashion photography, turning editorial and advertising imagery into something rich and strange. Guy Bourdin: Image Maker is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of his work, charting his 40 year career from protégé of Man Ray to photography revolutionary. Over 100 colour exhibition prints, as well as early and late works in black and white, will be on display, along with Polaroid test shots, contact sheets and transparencies.
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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
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