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Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends

23 March 2017

Howard Hodgkin’s portraits are now on display at The National Portrait Gallery. Occupying a distinct place between abstraction and figuration and spanning sixty five years, this exhibition highlights the artist’s preoccupation with giving painterly form to personal and emotional situations.

Howard Hodgkin Absent Friends at The National Portrait Gallery from 23 March - 18 June 2017


 

Gillian Ayres: New Monograph

16 March 2017

This Spring sees the publication of the definitive monograph on Gillian Ayres. Coinciding with a major retrospective exhibition at the National Museum Cardiff, Wales, this beautifully produced volume spans Ayres’ long career, from her student days to the very latest works. It includes all of her major paintings, with a dedicated section on her substantial body of prints.

The book, published by Art/ Books, also features unseen photographs of the artist in her studio and home and other ephemeral materials. It is the first major publication on the artist’s life and work in more than fifteen years. Featuring over 400

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Emma Stibbon at Pallant House

15 March 2017

Drawn from Pallant House Gallery's acclaimed print collection, this exhibition explores how the woodcut is used in a variety of styles, from Durer and Hiroshige to modern artists such as Edward Wadsworth, Ben Nicholson and Enid Marx. It also includes woodcuts by contemporary artists Rebecca Salter, Bob and Roberta Smith and Emma Stibbon.

The Woodcut: From Durer to Now will be at Pallent House Gallery until 25

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Anni Albers in Entangled: Threads & Making

17 February 2017

For Entangled: Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary brings together forty international female artists who challenge the categories of craft, art and design. Curated by critic Karen Wright, the exhibition highlights the possibilities and processes of knitting, embroidery, weaving and wood carving as well as focusing on the artists' often unexpected use of materials such as hair and plants. The artists featured, including Anni Albers, span many different cultures and generations but share a fascination with the handmade as part of the creative process.
 
Entangled: Threads & Making at Turner Contemporary,

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The American Dream at the British Museum

15 February 2017

The American Dream is the UK’s first major exhibition to chart modern and contemporary American printmaking. Many of America’s greatest artists will feature, including Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Jim Dine, Chuck Close, Louise Bourgeois, Kara Walker and Andy Warhol, all of whom engaged with printmaking to create some of the most enduring images of recent years.

The exhibition of 200 works by 70 artists will explore the innovative techniques and unprecedented scale, boldness and ambition that made American printmaking an ideal expression of the USA’s power and influence, as well as how the medium addressed

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Studio Sounds

10 February 2017

For our new music series Studio Sounds our artists reveal what they listen to while they work. Once a month we will publish a playlist of ten songs on our Spotify page chosen by one of our artists.

First to share an insight into his studio life is Gordon Cheung whose latest body of work will be launched at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong.

“I picked a cross section of the type of music that I listen to or that marks phases of my life, from Aphex Twin to Donna Summer and Bjork.”

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E-Catalogue: Joe Tilson, Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney

9 February 2017

Joe Tilson (b. 1928), Patrick Caulfield (1936 - 2005) and David Hockney (b. 1937) were all contemporaries at the Royal College of Art, London, in the late 1950s / early 1960s.

All three adopted completely original forms of picture-making.

Click here to view an e-catalogue of some highlights from their artistic careers.

Image: David Hockney, Tyler Dining Room, 1984. Lithograph. Paper and image 81.3 x 101.6 cm. Edition of 98.

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Paul Winstanley and Julian Opie at Towner Art Gallery

3 February 2017

Paul Winstanley and Julian Opie feature in Towner Art Gallery's exhibition, A Certain Kind of Light, which explores artists' fascination with light as both subject and material. The exhibition covers a wide range of themes including brightness, colour, and energy and considers the different ways in which artists used light and its effects in their art. The exhibition features paintings, sculpture, photography and drawings from the 1960's to present day by over thirty artists.

A Certain Kind of Light, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne until 7 May 2017

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Idris Khan: A World Within

3 February 2017

The New Art Gallery Walsall presents a major survey exhibition of work by Walsall native Idris Khan, bringing together work which draws on a range of inspirations, from classical music, art history, religion and literature, as well as exploring ideas on time, memory, appropriation and creativity. The exhibition will span a variety of mediums including sculpture, installation and moving image and will highlight Khan’s interest in the relationship between photography and painting.
 
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Retrospective of Richard Serra Prints at the Nasher Sculpture Centre

2 February 2017

Richard Serra: Prints is a comprehensive retrospective of Serra’s work in printmaking, from his first lithographs in 1972, through to his Reversals series of 2015. The exhibition will provide viewers with a greater understanding of Serra’s labour intensive, highly physical method of print making.
Serra's monumental steel sculpture My Curves Are Not Mad (1987) will be in the Nasher Garden and Inverted House of Cards (1969-70) will be displayed in the gallery alongside Serra's prints, demonstrating how his sculpture informs his printing practice.

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Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas

1 February 2017

Small-Great Objects explores the connection between the Albers’ art and the arts and crafts that they collected. It investigates how a fascination with the art, culture and craft of Latin America and the American Southwest inspired two of the most influential figures of 20th century modernism. In addition to the objects amassed from their frequent trips to the south, the exhibition brings together a variety of textiles, paintings, photographs and works on paper, all of which demonstrate how their collecting moulded their aesthetic sensibilities, ideologies and teaching practices.
 
Small-Great Objects will be at The Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut,

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Alan Cristea Gallery's favourite Art Books

26 January 2017

This year Art / Books will publish the definitive monograph, written by Martin Gayford, on Gillian Ayres to coincide with her exhibitions at the Alan Cristea Gallery (16 March - 22 April 2017) and at the National Museum Cardiff (8 April - 3 September 2017). To celebrate, each week on Instagram, we are sharing our favourite art books with you and asking you to share yours too. Use the hashtag #ACGArtBooks to be in with a chance to win. First prize is two tickets to the Gilllian Ayres book launch in London and two tickets to her exhibition in Cardiff. Winners will be announced and notified in April.

If you are our lucky winners, you must respond within seven days to confirm your acceptance otherwise the

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Instagram Advent Calender

1 December 2016

This year take part in our Instagram #ACGAdvent calendar! To celebrate the countdown to Christmas we will post a detail of a work by one of our artists each day until 25 December. Under the post we are asking you to guess who the artist of the artwork is. Each user that posts their guess underneath will automatically be entered into a prize draw. Three winners will be selected to win one of three prizes.

The first prize is two tickets to an exclusive artist talk on Wednesday 18 January in the gallery, plus signed catalogues. The second prize is three exhibition catalogues and the third prize is two exhibition catalogues.

Each day at 12pm from 1 to 25 December we will post a detail of an artwork. At 6pm the same day we will reveal the artwork

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Idris Khan major public art commission, Abu Dhabi

23 November 2016

A major public art commission, The UAE Memorial, by Idris Khan is unveiled on 30 November in Abu Dhabi's new Memorial Park this month.

A permanent tribute to United Arab Emirate's soldiers and past dignitaries who have sacrificed their lives in conflict, Khan's monument design was selected by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, from proposals submitted by three international artists.

The monument, which will comprise a series of immense metal panels, each supporting the next, will form the centerpiece of a newly created Memorial Park. The monument will sit alongside a large plaza, public gardens, and a pavilion also designed by Khan, which

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The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers at Museum of Modern Art, New York

14 November 2016

One of the least familiar aspects of Josef Albers' career is his inventive engagement with photography, which was only discovered after his death. In a new exhibition at MoMA, photocollages featuring photographs Albers made at the Bauhaus between 1928 and 1932, anticipate and highlight themes that Albers would pursue throughout his career, such as seriality, perception and the relationship between craft and mechanical production.

One and One is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers at Museum of Modern Art, New York, 23 November 2016 - 2 April 2017

Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957,

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Richard Hamilton at Institut Valenci d'Art Modern

10 November 2016

A solo exhibition of Richard Hamilton's work, part of a programme at Institut Valencia d'Art Modern (IVAM) that focuses on key research around their collection, is now open until 26 February 2017.

The exhibition is organised under four themes. 'Objects' investigates Hamilton's exploration of industrial design through works such as Toaster (1967) and The Critic Laughs (1968). 'People' brings together Hamilton's appropriation of images of iconic figures, from news, films and music, which gave rise to works such as I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas (1967-71), Swingeing London (1969-1972), The Citizen (1985) and The Apprentice Boy (1987). 'Interiors' and 'Self-portraits'

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People on Paper at Abbott Hall Art Gallery

29 October 2016

Richard Hamilton, Howard Hodgkin, David Hockney, Antony Gormley, and Peter Blake feature in a new exhibition of works of drawn figures taken form the Arts Council Collection. The majority of works on display at the Abbott Hall Art Gallery are drawn from observation, memory or imagination; some are unfinished studies while others are finished works in their own right. Includes a 1938 self-portrait by Richard Hamilton (pictured), Mrs Ash Asleep, 1952 by Howard Hodgkin and Peter Blake's Portrait of a Man, 1950.

People on Paper, Abbott

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One Second Everyday Film

6 October 2016

During our close period we captured footage, one second a day over fifty days, of our move from Cork Street to Pall Mall.


 
 

Antony Gormley

6 September 2016

National Portrait Gallery, London

A life-size sculpture by Antony Gormley, dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the National Portrait Gallery's Main Hall, forms a focal point for OBJECT, a display that includes a selection of drawings depicting a solitary figure occupying a void. The display is accompanied by an 'in conversation event' in which Gormley talks to curator Paul Moorhouse about OBJECT and his views on portraiture.

Antony Gormley: OBJECT, Room 32, National Portrait Gallery, London, 7 September 2016 - 21 May 2017. Free admission.

In Conversation: Antony Gormley,

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Julian Opie

23 June 2016

Lehmbruck Museum, Germany

Works by Julian Opie will feature in a major international exhibition examining the way that the surface in sculpture has changed over time. Presenting examples from both the 20th and 21st centuries, Opie’s work will feature alongside sculpture by artists such as Auguste Rodin, Wilhelm Lehmbruck, Constantin Brâncuși, Mary Vieira, Georg Baselitz, Rebecca Horn and Berlinde De Bruyckere.

From Rodin to de Bruyckere: The Surface as a Carrier of Meaning in Sculpture at the Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany, 2 July - 23 October 2016.

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David Hockney

20 June 2016

82 Portraits and 1 Still Life

A new body of work by David Hockney offers an intimate snapshot of the LA art world and the people who have crossed his path over the last two years. Hockney's subjects - all friends, family and acquaintances - include office staff, fellow artists, curators and gallerists. Each of the 82 portraits is the same size, showing his sitter in the same chair, against the same blue background and all were painted in the same three day time frame.

David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still Life at Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2 July - 2 October 2016.

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Picasso Linocuts

15 June 2016

Seventeen large linocut prints by Pablo Picasso from the collection of the British Museum will be exhibited for the first time outside London.

Considered to be amongst Picasso's most important works in the medium, the prints in the exhibition were all made in 1962 when Picasso was 80 years old. They include portraits of his wife Jacqueline alongside studies for arguably his two best loved linocuts, Nature morte sous la lampe.

Picasso Linocuts at Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, 24 June 2016 - 8 January 2017.

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Sir Michael Craig-Martin

10 June 2016

Michael Craig-Martin, who was awarded a CBE in 2000, is the recipient of a knighthood in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. Craig-Martin receives a knighthood for services to the Arts.

This award tops a busy past twelve months for the artist who was the subject of two major solo exhibitions, one of which toured museum venues in China and a second at the Serpentine Gallery, London. Craig-Martin also published his first book, On Being An Artist, and was Chief Co-ordinator of the 2015 Royal Academy Summer

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Anni Albers

8 June 2016

Camden Arts Centre

Camden Arts Centre's latest artist-selected show brings together works, in diverse media, by over sixty artists. Anni Albers's Bauhaus tapestries will be exhibited alongside antique West African textiles, contemporary works and new commissions.

The works on show address themes such as portraiture, representations of beauty, gender, sexuality and the body. Other artists include Polly Apfelbaum, Louise Bourgeois, Simon Fujiwara, Fernand Leger, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili and Dorothea Tanning.

Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu at Camden Arts Centre, London, 19 June - 18 September 2016.

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David Nash

7 June 2016

Charles Wollaston Award

Each year the Royal Academy of Arts awards a number of prizes for outstanding works within the Summer Exhibition.

This year the Charles Wollaston Award, which is given to the 'most distinguished work' in the Summer Exhibition has been awarded to David Nash for his sculpture Big Black. At £25,000, it is one of the most significant art prizes awarded in the country.

Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London until 21 August 2016.

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Seeing Round Corners

19 May 2016

This summer Turner Contemporary presents an exhibition demonstrating how artists have responded to the phenomenon of the circle, the disc or the sphere.

Curated by artists David Ward and Jonathan Parsons, the exhibition will showcase more than 100 works in a variety of media. It includes, amongst many other artists, Ian Davenport, Langlands and Bell, Richard Long, Robert Mangold, Ben Nicholson, Vicken

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FOUND curated by Cornelia Parker

18 May 2016

Cornelia Parker has invited over 60 artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of 'found' for a major exhibition at the Foundling Museum. Combining new and existing work with significant found objects, the exhibition includes works by Patrick Caulfield, Michael Craig-Martin, Antony Gormley, David Nash, Cornelia Parker and Vicken Parsons.

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Clare Woods new monograph and exhibitions

17 May 2016

Strange Meetings, a new monograph on the work of Clare Woods has been published by Art/Books. The fully illustrated volume presents all major works from Woods career to date, from small-scale intimate paintings to high-profile public commissions and architectural projects. It includes a foreword by Andrew Marr and texts by Michael Bracewell, Rebecca Daniels, Jennifer Higgie and Simon Martin.

A limited edition of twenty copies of Strange Meetings, presented with one of two unique collages painted

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Gordon Cheung: Here Be Dragons

30 April 2016

Nottingham Castle

Gordon Cheung unveils new large-scale paintings, animations and digital works made especially for his solo exhibition at Nottingham Castle.

Here Be Dragons, which means ‘Unknown Lands’, traces the development of capitalism from its birth in the Dutch Golden Age through to the rise of Capitalism in China.

Gordon Cheung: Here Be Dragons at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, 30 April - 17 July 2016.

Artist Talk and Book Signing, 2 - 3pm, Saturday 11 June 2016. Free, with admission. Click

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Julian Opie

21 March 2016

Victoria and Albert Museum

A new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum which explores the development and practicalities of underwear, as well as its role in fashion, will include, Sara gets undressed, 2003, by Julian Opie.

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear is at Victoria and Albert Museum, London 16 April 2016 - 12 May 2017.

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Image: This is Shahnoza in 3 parts. 7, 2008

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Michael Craig-Martin and Richard Long in new Tate Britain exhibition

14 March 2016

A new exhibition at Tate Britain explores the radical and often controversial work created by artists in 1960s Britain. Revealing conceptual art’s lasting legacy, the show gathers together work by artists, such as Michael Craig-Martin and Richard Long, who engaged with the reality of the world beyond the studio, leading to a questioning of the function and social purpose of art.

Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964–1979 is at Tate Britain, London, 12 April – 29

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Jan Dibbets curates exhibition at Musee d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris

1 March 2016

Jan Dibbets curates his first exhibition which investigates the nature of photography in the digital age and its relationship with the visual arts, from its invention to the present day.

Pandora’s Box at the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris includes works by Nicéphore Niépce, Gustave Le Gray, Etienne-Jules Marey and Eadweard Muybridge, Karl Blossfeldt, Man Ray, Alexander Rodchenko, Paul Strand, Berenice Abbot and Bruce Nauman. Dibbets has previously had solo exhibitions at the Musée d'Art moderne in 1980, 1994 and 2010. 

Pandora’s Box: Jan Dibbets on Another Photography is at Musée

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Clare Woods

29 February 2016

Pallant House Gallery

Clare Woods will exhibit new paintings alongside sculptures by Des Hughes created in response to the Modern British collection at Pallant House Gallery, which includes works by Paul Nash, Henry Moore and Eduardo Paolozzi. The exhibition includes a monumental painting by Woods, and a major new contemporary art commission for the stairwell of the eighteenth-century townhouse.

Woods is currently working on projects for Piers Art Centre, Orkney and Plymouth Arts Centre.

Clare Woods and Des Hughes: The Sleepers is at

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Mimmo Paladino

26 February 2016

Solo exhibition in Michigan, USA

Mimmo Paladino’s work will be installed in a new solo exhibition at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Michigan, USA, which is home to permanent collection including works by Auguste Rodin, Joan Miro, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Louise Bourgeois, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Serra, Jim Dine, Antony Gormley and David Nash.

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Mark Neville

24 February 2016

Battle Against Stigma debuts at the August Sander Archive, Cologne

Mark Neville’s The Battle Against Stigma Book Project, featuring large framed prints from the book, three films, and portfolios of the hundreds of e-mails received from veterans requesting copies of the book, will tour internationally as part of the group show, With Different Eyes – The Portrait in Contemporary Photography. Neville’s work will be shown alongside projects by eight other international photographers.

With Different Eyes – The Portrait in Contemporary Photography is at Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany

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Richard Woods: Duck Weave

30 January 2016

Richard Woods has filled the 600 sq m gallery space at Eastside Projects with his new Duck Weave paintings and sculptures. Duck Weave cloth is the oldest fabric recovered in the Western Hemisphere. Made by early humans, the cloth was woven from plant fibres, which were intertwined using bone to pack the weave tightly. The cloth remained popular in England for the next 6,000 years.

Woods has spent the past 12 months rediscovering this ancient craft, translating the pattern into a series of bold, multi-coloured paintings and sculptures made from wood panels.

Richard Woods: Duck Weave is at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, until 9 April

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Alan Cristea Gallery relocating to St James's

27 January 2016

The Alan Cristea Gallery is pleased to announce its relocation to Pall Mall, St. James’s.

A leading publisher of contemporary editions and prints, and a primary representative for a number of international contemporary artists and artists’ estates, the Alan Cristea Gallery has expanded considerably over the past 21 years. The new, larger, bespoke premises, which are better suited to the representation of the gallery’s lengthy roster of international artists, is being designed by award winning Stephen Marshall Architects.

Redevelopment of the space at Pall Mall includes gallery space on two levels, high ceilings, a glass-fronted library and a purpose built showroom.

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Julian Opie takes part in London's biggest ever light festival

14 January 2016

Julian Opie will take part in London's biggest ever light festival, Lumiere London, which will transform Kings Cross and the West End with neons, projections and installations, including a new permanent public work by Julian Opie. This LED walking figure, Shaida Walking., 2015 will be installed in Soho, at the intersection of Broadwick Street and Carnaby Street.

Lumiere London is produced by Artichoke and takes place over four evenings, 14 - 17 January 2016, from 6.30pm to 10.30pm each

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Cornelia Parker

4 January 2016

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cornelia Parker is the named artist for this year’s Metropolitan Museum’s Roof Garden Commission. Parker has been selected to create a site specific installation atop the Metropolitan’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. This will be the fourth in a series of site specific commissions for the outdoor space. Previous artists include Imran Qureshi, Dan Graham and Pierrre Huyghe.

Cornelia Parker: Transitional Object (Psycho Barn) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will be on view 19 April - 31 October 2016.

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Instagram Advent Calendar

1 December 2015

This year take part in our first Instagram #ACGAdvent calendar!

To celebrate the countdown to Christmas we will upload a Christmas or Winter themed art work each day until 25 December. Every five days we will offer our followers a chance to win a prize.

To take part post your own Christmas themed picture, such as a Christmas tree, Christmas lights, Christmas jumper etc., throughout the countdown and tag it using the hashtag #ACGAdvent. Prizes will be awarded to the best pictures on 5, 10, 15, 20 and 24 December. 

You have until midnight on 5, 10, 15, 20 and 24 December to post your picture to win the corresponding prize. The best image

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Freedom From Torture Exhibition and Auction

19 November 2015

We have donated works by several of our artists to the forthcoming Freedom From Torture auction with proceeds going to support the survivors of psychological and physical torture from around the world.

The biennial art exhibition and auction Artists Drawing a Line under Torture, taking place on Thursday 19 November 2015, features Gillian Ayres, Ian Davenport, Gordon CheungJim Dine, Howard Hodgkin,

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Mark Neville presents film works in Ireland

18 November 2015

Mark Neville is currently taking part in artist led project Switch, in Nenagh, a small town in Ireland.

For one week, films by Neville spanning two decades, will be shown in empty shop fronts in nine town centre locations. The display includes The Jump Films, 1995, and the more recent Backdrops, 2011, (pictured) made by Neville whilst he was on the front line of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, making work as an official war artist.

Switch 2015 presents Mark Neville, in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland, from 16 - 22 November 2015.

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BBC Interview: Ben Johnson

30 October 2015

To coincide with Ben Johnson's major retrospective at Southampton City Art Gallery, BBC News met the artist in his studio to find out more about the process behind his painstakingly detailed paintings and the story of a traumatic and chaotic childhood.

Watch the interview here.

Ben Johnson Spirit of Place: Paintings 1969 - 2015 is at Southampton City Art Gallery until 25 January 2016. Free admission.

 

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Michael Craig-Martin solo exhibition at Serpentine

21 October 2015

This winter, the Serpentine presents an exhibition by Michael Craig-Martin, the first solo show of Craig-Martin's work in a London public institution since 1989.

This exhibition brings together works from 1981 to 2015, including Craig-Martin's era-defining representations of once familiar yet obsolete technology; laptops, games consoles, black-and-white televisions and incandescent lightbulbs that highlight the increasing transience of technological innovation.

Michael Craig-Martin: Transience is at the Serpentine Gallery, London, 25 November 2015 - 14 February 2016.

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Kunsthalle Bremen commission work by Marie Harnett

19 October 2015

Newly commissioned work by Marie Harnett will be exhibited at the Kunsthalle Bremen in Germany in an exhibition exploring the lasting influence of the radical 1961 film L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year in Marienbad) directed by Alain Resnais.

The film broke the traditional structures of cinematic adaptation, laying the ground for the movement of French new wave cinema, which still remains relevant today. Harnett has made eight intricately detailed pencil drawings of scenes from the film. Produced especially for this exhibition the drawings will be exhibited alongside video, animation, sculpture, and photographs.

Last Year in Marienbad: A Film as Art is at

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Jim Dine retrospective in Germany

2 October 2015

This autumn, the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, will present a major exhibition of Jim Dine's work spanning five decades. This retrospective closely follows Dine's eightieth birthday and features over 150 works, including woodcuts, lithographs and etchings.

About the Love of Printing, Grafic Works 1960 - 2015, at the Museum Folkwang, Essen, from 30 October 2015 - 31 January 2016.

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Upcoming Josef & Anni Albers exhibitions

1 October 2015

A new exhibition of pre-Columbian objects collected by Josef and Anni Albers will be displayed at the Museo delle Culture in Milan.

From the time Josef and Anni moved to America in 1933 until Josef's death in 1976, the couple made fourteen trips to Central America, where they discovered ancient Maya and Inca treasures. This vast collection of objects, that has never been seen before, reveals the impact Latin America had on the work of both artists.

It was in Mexico in 1947 that Josef began painting the Variant series, and later developed a series of screenprints (I-S Va1, from Six Variants, a boxed portfolio of six screenprints, 1969, pictured), which evoked

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Christiane Baumgartner in 'Leipzig Unfolding'

30 September 2015

Several recent prints by Christiane Baumgartner, including Eldridge 2.0, 2015 (pictured) feature in a new group show, curated by Lavinia Freitas, on show at The Lloyds Club, London, a private members club established in 1920 and located in the heart of the city.

Leipzig Unfolding features works by artists from the Leipzig Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts), one of the oldest art academies in Germany.

Leipzig Unfolding is at the Lloyds Club, London from 1 October 2015 to 17 February 2016. Free admission. Open during weekdays by appointment.

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Gordon Cheung in Collateral Drawing

25 September 2015

Collateral Drawing, a group exhibition featuring work by Gordon Cheung, explores the relationship between finished works and the collateral drawing which fed into or resulted from the artist's process of making.

The ten artists featured, who have London or Berlin connections, were approached by the curators Bella Easton and Paul Carey-Kent six months in advance and asked to retain the collateral elements of some new work. The results will be displayed in the Rosalux art space in Berlin.

Collateral Drawings is at Rosalux, Berlin, from 25 September - 17 October 2015.

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white: a project by Edmund de Waal

24 September 2015

Edmund de Waal has conceived and curated white, a project displayed in Royal Academy of Arts, London, which explores the colour white and the impact that white objects have on their surroundings.

De Waal has selected objects from the Royal Academy collection as well as from further afield, and has displayed them amongst the library's shelves and cabinets. Art works and objects on display include early 19th-century photographs, the white porcelain palette owned by J.M.W. Turner, the silent score for John Cage's 4'33", a lithograph from Josef Albers' White Line Square series (White Line Square XIV, 1966, pictured), an ivory netsuke of a hare

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The White Road by Edmund de Waal

24 September 2015

In a new book, The White Road: a pilgrimage of sorts, writer and potter Edmund de Waal traces the narrative history of porcelain.

The book begins with de Waal's journey to the city of Jingdezhen in China and continues to Venice, Versailles, Dublin, Dresden, the Appalachian Mountains of South Carolina and the hills of Cornwall to tell the history of porcelain. In these intimate and compelling encounters with the people and landscapes who made porcelain, de Waal enriches our understanding of this rare material which he has worked with for decades.

De Waal's first book, The Hare with Amber Eyes, was translated into thirty languages and won the The Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prize, the Costa Biography Award and the Windham-Campbell

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Major Ben Johnson exhibition opens in Southampton

18 September 2015

A major retrospective of Ben Johnson's paintings spanning over fifty years, is now on display at Southampton City Art Gallery.

Johnson's works are held in public collections throughout the UK including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum, Tate and in many museums worldwide. However, most of his output has been commissioned for private collections and so has rarely been seen in UK. This retrospective is a rare opportunity to see many of Johnson's works together.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated hard back catalogue available to purchase from our online bookshop.

Ben Johnson Spirit of Place: Paintings 1969 - 2015 is at

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Joe Tilson at Tate Modern

17 September 2015

Revealing a different side to the artistic and cultural phenomenon of Pop Art, Tate Modern's new exhibition, The World Goes Pop, explores how different cultures and countries responded to the movement during the 1960s and 1970s.

The exhibition features works by Joe Tilson, including paintings and screenprints of articles and images from radical magazines of the period, printed on fabric blocks and inserted within three-dimensional wooden grids.

The World Goes Pop is at Tate Modern, London, from 17 September 2015 - 24 January 2016.

To view available works by Joe Tilson, including Five Objects in Space,

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Gordon Cheung: Breaking Tulips

14 August 2015

Panel Discussion

Tuesday 29 September 2015, 6pm

To reserve you seat please email rsvp@alancristea.com. Free admission.

Join artist Gordon Cheung, who will discuss his latest body of work and exhibition, Breaking Tulips (11 September - 6 October 2015), with historian, writer and broadcaster Charlotte Mullins, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Theory at Chelsea College of Art and Design Dan Smith and Professor Karin Moelling whose research into viruses sheds light on ‘Breaking Tulips,' a plant virus that causes tulips to blossom with stripes.

400 years ago the trading of these exceptionally

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Richard Long shows new work as part of major exhibition at Arnolfini

29 July 2015

The Arnolfini, Bristol, celebrates Richard Long, in his home town, with an exhibition that traces his travels around the world whilst focusing on his personal relationship with materials from his place of origin.

The exhibition will feature important early sculptures, drawings and text work dating from 1967 to the present. This selection will be shown alongside two major new works: a large sculpture made from Cornish slate and a wall work made with mud collected from the River Avon.

Richard Long: Time and Space is at the Arnolfini, Bristol from 31 July - 15 November 2015.

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Julian Opie features in new Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition

27 July 2015

Facing History features work by Julian Opie that has been inspired by nineteenth century silhouettes and portraits. The Victorian tradition of creating silhouettes of figures by cutting black paper was pioneered by portraitist August Edouart. Drawing with cut black paper is a now a technique found worldwide, notably in middle Europe and in Japan.

Luc and Ludivine Get Married, No. 7, 2007, by Opie, which features in the exhibition is originally from a series of 16 pairs of portraits. In this series the models are represented from all four sides, in different combinations, suggesting a play on the shifting relations between a couple.

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Major exhibition by Julian Opie at Kunsthalle Helsinki, Finland

9 July 2015

A major solo exhibition by Julian Opie in Finland features over forty works, including paintings, mosaic portraits, LCD films, large 3D-modelled sculptures and LED animations of walking figures on the façade of the building.

Julian Opie: Recent Works at Taidehalli Helsinki, Finland, until 9 August 2015.

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New exhibition of works by Jim Dine opens in Vermont, USA

25 June 2015

Never before seen works by Jim Dine are on show at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Vermont, USA. Largely drawn from private collections in the region, the exhibition explores three themes that have preoccupied Dine since his early career. Titled Jim Dine: People, Places, Things, the exhibition draws on Dine's mastery of a wide range of media, displaying works that depict hand tools, bathrobes, hearts, skulls, flowers, portraits and nudes.

From 1971 to 1985 Dine lived and worked in Vermont, where he found inspiration from the local gardens and vegetation. During this period he also began an intense practice of figure drawing with live models.

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Mark Neville's London Pittsburgh exhibition travels to the USA

23 June 2015

The exhibition London/ Pittsburgh, originally shown in our galleries from November 2014 - January 2015, combines two of artist Mark Neville's individual projects, Here is London (2012) and Braddock/ Sewickley (2012). Neville's photography, which depicts different communities living in different cities, forces the viewer to observe and question ideas of race, education, leisure, tradition, and class.

London/ Pittsburgh is at the Silvereye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, USA, from 26 June - 12 September 2015.

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New exhibition by Edmund de Waal in Orkney Islands, Scotland

20 June 2015

wavespeech, a new collaboration between artist Edmund de Waal and David Ward responds to the collection, architecture and surrounding harbour of the Pier Arts Centre in the Orkney Islands. The collaborative project in the form of two lines of gilded text is shown alongside individual works by both artists. The display is supplemented by art works from the centre's permeant collection of British modern art.

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New sculpture by Richard Long unveiled in Bristol

20 June 2015

Considered among the most important artists of his generation Richard Long has made artworks in some of the most inaccessible places on earth; the Antarctica, the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, Mongolia, and the Sahara desert. However, Boyhood Line, returns Long to Bristol where he spent his childhood in the surrounding countryside.

This new work, made with white limestone, centres on a footpath close to a ‘desire line', which has been made over many months by the footprints of people walking across the Downs, instinctively following the same route and establishing an unplanned path through the grass. Boyhood Line has been commissioned by The

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Emma Stibbon presents Ice Limit, an exhibition at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge

11 June 2015

Emma Stibbon's drawings and prints, created in response to her residency in Svalbard with HMS Protector, will be exhibited alongside The Polar Museum's historic collection.

Stibbon continues the tradition of artists accompanying expeditions to document the polar landscape, thereby giving an artist's perspective of an environment which is ever increasingly under threat. This exhibition will feature large scale works, using delicate materials such as watercolour, graphite, volcanic dust and aluminium powder.

Ice Limit is at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, from 11 June - 5 September

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Dexter Dalwood and Richard Hamiliton in Fighting History at Tate Britain

10 June 2015

Dexter Dalwood and Richard Hamilton feature as part of Tate Britain's latest exhibition Fighting History. The exhibition explores the conflict, martyrdom and catastrophe often found within history paintings, highlighting the role ‘the visual' plays in the continuation and understanding of history.

Dalwood is known for creating a strong sense of time and memory through fantasised spaces with both political and art historical references. Emphasising the role imagination plays in our concept of history, paintings on display by Dalwood include The Poll Tax Riots (2005) and The Deluge (2006). The

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Michael Craig-Martin co-ordinates the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2015

8 June 2015

This year the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition is co-ordinated by Michael Craig-Martin, who, alongside a hanging committee, has handpicked work from over 12,000 entries. Exhibited artists from the Alan Cristea Gallery will include Gillian Ayres, Christiane Baumgartner, Gordon Cheung, Ian Davenport, Jim Dine, Allen Jones, Richard Long, Ian McKeever, Mick Moon, David Nash, Julian

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Love Story by Richard Woods

6 June 2015

For the Southbank's summer Festival of Love, Richard Woods has clad the concrete exterior of the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Haywood Gallery in a rainbow of colours.

Woods' colourful and cartoon like re-surfacing of structures propose an absurd twist on the cult of home improvement and DIY aesthetics. Love Story draws attention to an often overlooked aspect of the building, and is on show at the Southbank until 6 September 2015. To view available works by Richard Woods click

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Julian Opie: This is how genius looks now

4 June 2015

Jonathan Jones, Guardian review

Art critic Jonathan Jones reviews our latest exhibition, Julian Opie: 2012 - 2015. Open from 4 June - 18 July 2015.

"Art is a mere imitation of life. Worse, it is not even an accurate imitation. All it can really do is point to the way things look, and hope we recognise a human face in what is just an oval shape with dots for eyes and a line for a mouth.

All representational art works like this, from ancient Greek vase paintings to Picasso's cartoon babes, but few artists have ever explored the reductive essentials of picturing the world as relentlessly as Julian Opie. This lover of dumb beauty, connoisseur of modern life and scientific explorer

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Julian Opie's Winter. series transports a small part of the French countryside to India

2 June 2015

The British Council has marked the launch of its new gallery space in India with an exhibition by leading British artist Julian Opie. Winter., which was originally shown in our gallery in 2013, features a sequence of seventy-five prints which replicate a circular walk made by Opie through the French countryside on a winter's day.

The Gallery in New Delhi is a new arts hub for the region and will showcase contemporary art from the UK and India. Winter. is at The Gallery, British Council, New Delhi until 27 July 2015. 


 

Cornelia Parker: One More Time at St. Pancras

28 May 2015

Cornelia Parker's site-specific work, One More Time, 2015, is now hanging from the iconic roof of St. Pancras International, London. One More Time is a perfect negative replica of the train station's 18 ft wide Dent clock, and was conceived to invoke meditative thoughts on the passage of time, life and mortality. Parker's clock hangs 16 metres in front of the original Dent clock, and for those alighting from the trains the original face will gradually appear eclipsed as you move along the platform.

Cornelia Parker is the third artist to take part in the Terrace Wires art programme at St. Pancras, which is a partnership between the Royal Academy of Arts and HS1 Ltd.

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Michael Craig-Martin's first major solo show in Asia continues it's tour through China

27 May 2015

Alongside paintings of time honoured and standard everyday objects, Michael Craig-Martin also depicts contemporary, transient objects such as iPhones and games consoles.

The exhibition, which is something of an ancestral homecoming for Craig-Martin whose great-grandmother was from the Wuhan Province of Hubei, continues at the Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China until 21 June.

 

 


 

New painting by Howard Hodgkin on display at Roche Court, Salisbury

26 May 2015

Sir Howard Hodgkin is showcasing a large, new painting in the Orangery at Roche Court. Entitled Arriving, the painting exemplifies his lifelong preoccupation with India. Shanay Jhaveri, who has recently written about Hodgkin’s 2015 exhibition in Mumbai, comments;

“Over the years, Hodgkin has repeatedly journeyed through India. He has looked on its landscape, meditated upon it, luxuriated in its beauty, confronted its toughness, and permitted the sensations that it provoked to remain, linger, and on occasion overwhelm him ... The oil painting 'Arriving', with its vast tracts of exposed wood and buoyant curves gliding left and right, carries forward those comparable sensations of fluid apprehension, of the passing world, of a traveller

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The Artist as Collector: Edmund de Waal and Howard Hodgkin

16 February 2015

Edmund de Wall and Howard Hodgkin feature in ‘Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector,' an exhibition of the personal collections of 15 post-war and contemporary artists, currently at the Barbican, London.

Ranging from mass-produced memorabilia to rare artefacts, specimens and one-of-a-kind curiosities, the exhibition includes Edmund de Waal's much-chronicled 17th century Japanese netsuke collection which are displayed alongside a case of his childhood treasures, including fossils, stones and archaeological fragments.

Howard Hodgkin, who has had a life time passion for India, allows us a glimpse into his collection of Mughal Indian paintings and miniatures. Other artist treasures include Andy Warhol's cookie jars and Damien Hirst's

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Picturing Inequality: The Potential for Social Change

14 January 2015

Panel Discussion

Picturing Inequality: The Potential for Social Change

On 13 January 2015 we hosted a panel discussion at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), to complement our exhibition Mark Neville: London /Pittsburgh. The discussion used the themes explored in London/ Pittsburgh as a platform for a wider discussion about inequality within society.

Speakers: Mark Neville, artist; Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, writer, author and

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Richard Woods Interview for 'Thirteen'

2 November 2013

12th October until 9th November 2013

Last in Alan Cristea Gallery's series of interviews with participating artists for the group exhibition Thirteen, we spoke to British artist Richard Woods. Woods is known for his ‘architectural interventions', in which he resurfaces existing structures in an absurdist response to the cults of DIY and home improvement.


ACG: What led you towards the artistic expression that characterises your work today?

WOODS: Growing up, my dad was always making furniture. He would often drag his new pieces from the garden shed into the front room, to various degrees of acclaim from the rest of the family. So I am certain I was heavily influenced by watching his enthusiasm. Later on in life,

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Lisa Ruyter Interview for 'Thirteen'

24 October 2013

12th October until 9th November 2013

To continue our series of interviews with artists who have contributed a new work to Alan Cristea Gallery's exhibition Thirteen, we had a conversation with the American artist Lisa Ruyter. Ruyter is based in Vienna, Austria where her practice involves exploring the medium of both painting and print with the use of intense colouring.


ACG
: How did you become an artist?

RUYTER: I never wanted to become an artist, but art has always been the clearest path to getting what I want, which usually never had so much to do with art at all. It took me years to realize that I was an artist, I did not really notice until after I had finished art school.

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Christiane Baumgartner Interview for 'Thirteen'

16 October 2013

12th October until 9th November 2013

As part of the current exhibition, Thirteen, Alan Cristea Gallery presents a new work by Christiane Baumgartner, Storm at Sea. In the following text Christiane talks to Alan Cristea Gallery about her practice as one of the leading contemporary printmakers of today.

ACG: Tell us about your new work, Storm at Sea, which is on display for the first time in Alan Cristea Gallery's exhibition Thirteen.

BAUMGARTNER: I am showing Storm at Sea, which is a piece I have been making over the last two years. It is a big woodcut on 187.0 x 276.0 cm handmade Kozo paper, showing an explosion in water. You can only see the spray of the water

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Marie Harnett Interview for 'Thirteen'

9 October 2013

Alan Cristea Gallery's next exhibition 'Thirteen' opens on the 12th October 2013

Thirteen features new work by 13 of the gallery's most significant contemporary artists, which will be on show for the first time, in our two spaces on Cork Street.

The artists who will be showing in Thirteen are Christiane Baumgartner, Lisa Ruyter, Marie Harnett, Richard Woods, Julian Opie, Paul Winstanley, Gillian Ayres, Michael Craig-Martin, Dexter Dalwood, Ian Davenport, Howard Hodgkin, Ben Johnson and Vicken Parsons. The exhibition will demonstrate a wide variety of artistic techniques, seeing many of the artists building upon existing practise, resulting in work that are not merely ‘new', but which represents the evolution of their creative approaches.

In advance of the exhibition we have asked

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Richard Woods : D.I.Y

10 May 2013

29th April - 1st June 2013

Our gallery at number 34 Cork Street has been transformed by Richard Woods who has created a site-specific installation using his signature wood grain print blocks. The exhibition also features a series of unique works and two new print editions Remnants and Offcuts published by the gallery. Woods' playful and striking work turns to art, architecture, craft and design for inspiration in an on-going examination into the relationship between the ornamental and the functional. Household DIY materials such as plywood, acrylic paint and varnish are utilised throughout the installation rooting the works in the world of do-it-yourself.

Installing the exhibition took Richard and his team three solid days. We made a timelapse film to document

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