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New Music, New Rules

James Murphy | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
James Murphy

This week I find myself on the secluded island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples. Here my orchestra is performing at La Mortella, a spectacular haven created by the composer William Walton and his wife Susana whose opulent gardens hang off a cliff in ways the Babylonians could only have dreamed.

Review: Georgia O'Keeffe, Tate Modern 'Moments of Brilliance'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Tate's continuing commitment to platforming female artists continues apace with this Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition, the Tate Modern's big summer sho...

Review: Mona Hatoum, Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

For those unfamiliar with the brilliant Mona Hatoum, she was born in Beirut to a Palestinian family before moving to the UK in 1975. This show at the Tate Modern is the first survey of her work in the UK. And, frankly, it couldn't be more timely.

Review: Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern 'Selfie Culture is Nothing New'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Selfie culture may be a modern phenomenon but performing for the camera ain't nothing new. And how cameras have been used to capture artists at work and performance art is the subject of this new exhibition at Tate Modern.

London's Art Scene 2016: A Month by Month Guide

Kate Gordon | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kate Gordon

New year: it's the time for re-invention, re-discovery and resolutions. One of our resolutions is always to do more, learn more, see more. What better time than the New Year to take stock, to reflect, and to look forward. This is what we, at London Art Studies, are looking forward to in London in 2016.

Review: Alexander Calder's Performing Sculpture, Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Alexander Calder was truly one of the ground-breaking artists of the 20th Century, a sculptor who revolutionised the art form through his creation of mobiles - sculpture that was not restrained within inert, static objects, but instead dynamic, ever-changing works to be experienced in real-time.

Review: The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern 'Brash, Bold and Exciting'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

What really intrigues though is not just how these artists used Pop art to interrogate their own cultures, but how they also responded to the Pop art headliners from the US and the UK.

2015 Tate Modern Year of the Woman: Agnes Martin

Rose Gibbs | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Rose Gibbs

2015 is a good year for women artists at the Tate Modern with Agnes Martin opening this week, hot on the heels of Marlene Dumas and Sonia Delaunay.

From Art Fanatics to Beginners: Join the Salon of Talented Young Artists

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

We are experiencing an unprecedented interest in Contemporary Art. Last year the Tate attracted a whopping figure of 7 million visitors of which 4.8 million visited just one space: the Tate Modern.

Review: Agnes Martin, Tate Modern 'Serene and Surprising'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This exhibition at the Tate Modern is the first retrospective of Agnes Martin's work in the UK for over 20 years and includes pieces from the full breadth of her career, from her early beginnings in the 1950s to the last piece she created in 2004.

Exhibition Review: Sonia Delaunay, Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 19.06.2015 | 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.

What Can Our Major Cultural Institutions Do to Get the Message Across on Climate Change?

Will Hine | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Will Hine

I know what you must be thinking...art, really? What good is that? But for centuries the arts have had the power to sway the hearts and minds more than cold facts and figures, so why not see whether a marriage of the arts and science might give birth to some novel and practical responses.

Women Breaking Boundaries - The London Art Scene is Leading the Way in Showcasing Female Artistic Talent

Kate Gordon | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Gordon

It's been a catch 22. Prices won't rise for female artists until they're shown in major museums; museums won't show female artists until they achieve equal heights in the market. But, excitingly, more women are occupying key influential roles - from heading up galleries to curating museum content.

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.

Top 10 London Art Exhibitions to See in 2015

Victoria Sadler | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

It was a great year for art shows in the capital but, frustratingly, the big exhibitions were dominated by white male artists. So it is with great delight that the calendar for 2015 sees this challenged in a big way. Here is my list of those art exhibitions in London to put in your diary for 2015.

Top 10 Art Shows of 2014

Victoria Sadler | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

There have been some fantastic art exhibitions this year and the popularity of box office draws such as Rembrandt and Matisse warms the heart. However as I compiled this list, I couldn't help but notice that the list is dominated by white men - a sore reminder that diversity and representation remains a challenge that must be addressed...

The Legacy of War Examined in New Exhibition at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Timed to coincide with the First World War centenary, the Tate Modern has opened a new exhibition that examines wars and conflict in photography. But this is not a simple display of photojournalism.

WIN: Can You Spot These Hidden Masterpieces?

Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Over the last 35 years, BP has been a major supporter of UK arts and culture, engaging millions all over the country. For 25 years of this, BP has bee...

Wonderful Sigmar Polke Retrospective at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Sigmar Polke was one of the most radical, experimental and influential artists of the past 50 years. And the Tate has brought together an extraordinary and vast collection of Polke's works for this comprehensive retrospective.

London Art Roundup

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

October is a busy time for art lovers (and haters) in London, as hundreds of shows and events happen at more-or-less the same time and a super human effort is needed to see even a small percentage of them. I tried that last year; it was just too much. This year I have seen less but enjoyed it more. My highlights are below...

On Expectations and Emin

Rose Gibbs | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rose Gibbs

The problem with Emin's statements is that they propagate damaging myths: about what it is to be an artist, a mother, a woman. And as Virginia Woolf tells us, it far harder to kill a phantom than a reality. It's like looking for nits, or searching for proof for jealousy: resolution can only be reached by discovering what we don't want to be true and in the absence of that we are condemned to continue the search.

Five Ways to Look at Malevich's Black Square

Tate | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

He made his intention clear; he wanted to completely abandon depicting reality and instead invent a new world of shapes and forms that belonged exclusively in the realm of art for art's sake.

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.

The Summer of Bubble-Gum Nails

Nicola Shaw | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Shaw

The summer of bubble-gum nails: that's how my husband has christened this summer's fashion for brightly coloured nails -- try soigne botanique polish in Kyoto or Vodka if you want to see what we're talking about.

Wonderful Matisse Exhibition at the Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Tate Modern's major exhibition, Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs, is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to the artist's paper cut-outs. It brings together around 130 works, many seen together for the first time, in a ground-breaking reassessment of Matisse's colourful and innovative final works.