Art Exhibitions

Exhibition Review: Sonia Delaunay, Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Tate has opened a wonderful new exhibition on Sonia Delaunay, the exciting avant-garde artist whose bright and colourful works spanned not just painting, but also textiles, fashion, theatre and design.

Investing In Arts Education To Create Crime Free Futures

Dr Julie Mills | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Julie Mills

At Milton Keynes College we have a strapline: Transforming lives through learning. It is so much more than a strapline - we really believe in it and ...

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector at Barbican Centre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Magnificent Obsessions has a fascinating premise - to gain insight into the work of a number of post-war and contemporary artists from around the world through examination of their personal collections

Rare Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Artist Lee Ufan Opens in London

Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amah-Rose McKnight-Abrams

Rarely do two artists so accomplished at combining the conceptual and the aesthetic exist, let alone exhibit together. Lee Ufan and Anish Kapoor's sh...

The National Gallery Opens a Major Impressionist Art Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Inventing Impressionism at the National Gallery is an enjoyable, romantic exhibition on Impressionism that showcases over 85 works from this popular period of art. Monets and Renoirs hang alongside works from Pissarro and Degas, early Manets scatter the rooms and there's even a Rodin statue.

Edmund Clark and Peter Schmersal at Flowers Gallery

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amelia Carruthers

Although two very different shows, with very different atmospheres ­- the themes raised by each artist successfully manage to complement and elaborate on the work of the other.

Bristol's Fog Bridge - With Fujiko Nakaya

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK
Amelia Carruthers

Fujiko Nakaya is a Japanese artist (born in 1933), whose "fog sculptures" represent the culmination of her life long collaborations with nature.

Sculptures by the Post-War Italian Artist Bonalumi Exhibited in Mayfair for the First Time

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Arte Povera, literally poor art, and other artists not included in this movement such as Bonalumi succeeded in challenging preconceptions in the use of materials such as 12 alive horses presented in an art gallery or the traditional definition of media.

Lost and 'Found' at the New Art Gallery Walsall

Amelia Carruthers | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amelia Carruthers

The overall aim is to investigate the histories and narratives of other people's images, dealing with the broader themes of loss, memory and mass cultural experiences. For me, this was a fascinating premise, and provided much food for thought.

Dark, Haunting and Extraordinary: Marlene Dumas at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Marlene was born in South Africa at a time of apartheid and censorship, where simply a picture of Nelson Mandela was considered to be so dangerous that it was banned. This deep and profound relationship between banning an image and infusing it with power and meaning must have made an impact on Marlene as it has shaped her work.

Walking on the Beach Imitating Sand

Bob Chaundy | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Step inside London's Hus Gallery and you become immersed in an imaginary, timeless and ethereal setting created by two young sculptors, Virgile Ittah and Kai Yoda. Immersed and integral too, since the viewer is seen by the artists as part of this mood piece.

Rubens Exhibition at Royal Academy Is Very Light on Works from, Well, Rubens

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The name 'Rubens' may be in the title of the exhibition but I counted maybe only about a dozen works from Rubens actually on show. Maybe a few more. What few Rubens works there are though are incredibly impressive.

Exhibition: Giovanni Battista Moroni, Royal Academy of Arts

Victoria Sadler | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Moroni is widely regarded as one of the finest painters of the 16th century, and a critical innovator in portraiture, in particular. Yet his name is not widely known by the general public so this new exhibition at the Royal Academy, the first ever large-scale display of his work outside Italy, is an important contribution in correcting this.

Sholpan Sharbakova Liberates Canvas

Katerina Zherebtsova | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Katerina Zherebtsova

holpan Sharbakova is a classically trained pianist, soloist, laureate of international competitions and festivals, yet music is only one of her creativity codes. "Musical notes always had a physical presence for me" says Sholpan.

Chris Stein & Blondie Photography Exhibition at Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Any photo of Debbie Harry is worth looking at. And she is very much the star draw in this wonderful series of photographs by Chris Stein, which have been brought together in this new exhibition at Somerset House to celebrate the band's 40th anniversary.

Ten Things You Should Know About Mark Rothko

Ewa Zubek | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

The current Mark Rothko exhibition in The Hague's Gemeentemuseum seems to be the perfect Rothko show. With over 60 works on display - from the early figurative paintings to his very last canvas - the museum has orchestrated a space that combines the epic with the intimate, seamlessly moving from the one to the other.

Constable: The Making of a Master at the V&A

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

John Constable remains one of Britain's best-loved artists and I don't think you will ever see a more thorough examination of his approach to and design of his work than this new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Late Turner Exhibition at Tate Britain

Victoria Sadler | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Late Turner exhibition at the Tate Britain is the first ever museum exhibition of the later works in Turner's career. The works he produced in his 60s and 70s were some of his most remarkable as his understanding of light and colour, which he'd developed throughout his career, reached its climax.

The Paintings of Beryl Bainbridge, Somerset House

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This exhibition from the Cultural Institute at King's College London offers a fascinating insight into a creative mind. Well known for her writing, this exhibition looks at Beryl Bainbridge's painting and drawing in the context of her writing output, and how each fed the other.

How To Be Cultured

Chris Mayo | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Chris Mayo

Being cultured isn't easy. You have to go to things, absorb those things, tell people about the things you absorbed and pretend they have enriched your life in some way and then answer questions when people start asking you stuff.

Art and Design of Protest Movements in Disobedient Objects, Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Disobedient Objects has to be the most exciting, dynamic and emotive exhibition I've seen at the V&A. The purpose of this display is to examine the incorporation and evolution of art and design in protest movements across the world and it's very much the first exhibition to attempt this.

Review: The Human Factor at Hayward Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The works on show are from 25 leading international artists and span the past 25 years. Some of them are funny, some are traumatic. Some of the pieces seem so real, so true to life you could be forgiven for believing you are looking at a living statue.

Moving and Insightful Virginia Woolf Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision at the National Portrait Gallery is the first exhibition to explore the life and achievements of Virginia Woolf through portraiture. There are over 140 items on display including paintings, photographs and rare archival material which together, really bring to life both the Bloomsbury Group and Virginia in particular.

Stunning Malevich Exhibition at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this first ever retrospective of Kazimir Malevich's work for almost 25 years, the Tate Modern has brought together a stunning collection of his work that offers not just an expansive view of this influential Russian artist's career - but also puts into context how radical and revolutionary Malevich was.

Radical Geometry: Sensational South American Art at Royal Academy

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Whatever preconceived ideas you have on 20th Century South American art, prepare to have them thrown out the window in this sensational exhibition at the Royal Academy.