Moniker Art 2014

[caption]Matt Small[/caption] One of the art fairs that coincided with Frieze two weeks ago was the Moniker Art fair aimed at fans of street art and graffiti. With street artists like Banksy whose works are now being auctioned at top auction houses like Sotheby’s, Moniker art fair…

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1:54 Contemporary Art Fair 2014, Somerset House

[caption]Athi-Patra Ruga. The Night of the Long Knives I, 2013 [/caption] If you want to get a really good insight into the burgeoning contemporary African art scene, I hope you had a chance to see 1:54. With more than 27 galleries participating, Somerset House was a great exhibition…

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Highlights from Masterpiece London 2014

[caption]Gian Domenico Cerrini (1609-1681), A Vanitas: Time Revealing Truth[/caption] Masterpiece London 2014 was a unique experience for a first-time visitor like me. Happened weeks ago but still very vivid as it featured all kinds of flashy and interesting artefacts and everything you can imagine – from fine arts, applied…

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11 Best of START Art Fair - Saatchi Gallery

Saatchi gallery scores again with last week’s START Art Fair. For me, Pangaea was interesting but Start Art Fair was exciting, especially as its a product of the highly successful Global EYE Programme which produced Korean Eye and the Indonesian Art Fair – both of which exhibited at Saatchi. Since…

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Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America (Until Nov 2014)

[caption]Jose Carlos Martinat Ejercicio Superficial #12[/caption] Featuring bonafide and emerging artists from Africa and Latin America, Saatchi’s exhibition Pangaea, which opened two months ago is a real attempt to consolidate eclectic art into one package and present it as ONE movement of sorts. The only drawback is…

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Phyllida Barlow - Tate Britain Commission 2014

Phyllida Barlow’s new commission at the Duveen galleries at Tate Britain *is large, messy, unstable and chaotic.* But despite the disarray and all the cardboard, timber and rope hanging about on top of me, it gives a sense that it’s all contained chaos. The premise of it all…

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Martin Creed: What's the point of it? at the Hayward Gallery until 27 April

My first indirect interaction with Martin Creed’s work was two years ago when I boarded the HMS Belfast with my colleagues to join the Olympic bell-ringing across the UK. It was Martin’s work, entitled Work No 1197 ‘All the Bells Rung in a Country as Quickly and Loudly…

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16 of the Best artworks from Art14 London

I was very excited to see Art 14 and had great expectations that this one will top last year’s fair. I enjoyed last year’s exhibition and with the number of international galleries exhibiting, it  helped piqued my interest again in Asian art which I didn’t have a…

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The Best of London Art Fair 2014: 32 Artworks

According to their newsletter which I received on my mail this week, over 30,000 people have visited the London Art Fair 2014. A good number of galleries are also saying that they’ve had fantastic sales on all price points. Great news all in all and a really great…

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Come and See: Jake and Dinos Chapman at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery

I’ve been told many times by friends that the Chapman brothers are overrated. Whatever. I know for a fact that I am always entertained, provoked, perplexed every time I see an exhibition from this duo – with all the flurry of emotions when I see great art. Even in the…

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