Who is the Curator? The Arty Horror Picture Show

Who is the Curator? The Arty Horror Picture Show

August 2nd, 2013 | Contemporary Art, Curators, England, Events, Shows

Every October in the city of Derby in England a mysterious, macabre ‘Art’ event is taking place. No one knows who is the organizer of this terrifying event, the uncanny curator, or what the intention of this event is. The documentary you find below tries… Read More

Art Rules – A Twitter for Art

Art Rules – A Twitter for Art

A new social media platform for the Institute of Contemporary Arts is coming up. Artists and ICA members like Tracey Emin and Jeremy Deller have already been busy testing the site and submitting their own ‘art rules’ to encourage debate with the art community. The… Read More

The Life of Francis Bacon – The Videos

The Life of Francis Bacon – The Videos

July 31st, 2013 | Documentaries, England, Ireland, Paintings, Videos

“If you really love life, you’re walking in the shadow of death all the time…Death is the shadow of life, and the more one is obsessed with life the more one is obsessed with death. I’m greedy for life and I’m greedy as an artist.”… Read More

Maya – Pixelated Sculpture Unveiled!

Maya – Pixelated Sculpture Unveiled!

July 30th, 2013 | England, Public Art, Sculptures

A young girl can be seen standing alone at the end of the train station platform. Who’s she with? Is she travelling alone? Engrossed in her own world, she is still and focuses on the phone she carries. As a concerned member of the public… Read More

When Britain Went Pop! First comprehensive exhibition of British Pop Art

When Britain Went Pop! First comprehensive exhibition of British Pop Art

July 21st, 2013 | England, Pop Art, Shows

In October 2013 Christie’s, in association with Waddington Custot Galleries, will stage When Britain Went Pop!, an exhibition exploring the early revolutionary years of the British Pop Art movement, which will launch Christie’s new gallery space in Mayfair. This is the first comprehensive exhibition of… Read More

The Art on Your Wall

The Art on Your Wall

July 17th, 2013 | Documentaries, England, TV, Videos

Sue Perkins charts the changes in British taste towards domestic art by delving into the stories of contemporary bestsellers, charting the history of post-war prints and aiming to see first hand what the average British person displays above their mantelpiece. Half of British living rooms… Read More

Do It! in Manchester – Follow the Artists’ Orders

Do It! in Manchester – Follow the Artists’ Orders

Yes, we already mentioned do it last week, but now The Space is inviting you to take part in do it 2013, a participative exhibition which celebrates its 20th anniversary at this year’s Manchester International Festival. do it 2013 consists of a growing series of… Read More

Summer in February – The Newlyn School Movie

Summer in February – The Newlyn School Movie

July 10th, 2013 | England, Film

The Newlyn School was an art colony of artists based in or near Newlyn, a fishing village adjacent to Penzance, Cornwall, from the 1880s until the early twentieth century. The establishment of the Newlyn School was reminiscent of the Barbizon School in France, where artists… Read More

First major exhibition of Dame Laura Knight’s portraits at National Portrait Gallery

First major exhibition of Dame Laura Knight’s portraits at National Portrait Gallery

July 10th, 2013 | England, Paintings, Portraits, Shows

The National Portrait Gallery, London will be holding a major exhibition of portraits this summer by Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970), one of the leading British artists of the twentieth-century. The exhibition spans her life-long career and celebrates the centenary of the creation of Knight’s innovative… Read More

Art under Attack – A history of violence against art in Britain

Art under Attack – A history of violence against art in Britain

July 9th, 2013 | England, Shows

Art under Attack: Histories of British Iconoclasm will be the first exhibition exploring the history of physical attacks on art in Britain from the 16th century to the present day. Iconoclasmdescribes the deliberate destruction of icons, symbols or monuments for religious, political or aesthetic motives…. Read More