Galleries

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…

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…

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…

Li Songsong: We Have Betrayed the Revolution, Pace Gallery (until Nov 9)

Li Songsong’s exhibition at thePace Gallery is just simply superb. I am actually campaigning to have this exhibition extended because it’s that good. Even Ai Weiwei himself has given his stamp of approval by writing two essays about this artist in the show catalogue. For this show, Li…

Ten Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award Winners 2013

Frieze is here! But before you get into that Frieze pandemonium mode again, you have two days to visit the Bursary Awards 2013 exhibition at the Royal British Society of Sculptors. Before Frieze, please do check out the works of some of the top emerging contemporary sculptors chosen by RBS.…

Sarah Morris: Bye Bye Brazil and Marcius Galan: Geometric Progression - White Cube Bermondsey

Hello, I’m back from a five month blogging hiatus. I’ve seen a lot of exhibits these past few months but never had a chance to write about them – like Anthony Caro’s Park Avenue series at the Gagosian gallery and the amazing Souzou: Outside Art from Japan at…

Pedro Reyes - Disarm: Make Music, Not War

If John Lennon’s song Imagine can be transformed into a visual language, it would be something like this Disarm exhibition at the Lisson gallery. I think Pedro Reyes’ weapons-cum-musical instruments really tune into what is probably the closest thing I’ve ever seen visual arts do to call for…

Spinning Yarn: Pae White: Too Much Night, Again at the South London Gallery

Whether it be smoke image tapestry or works that defy the lines between applied and fine art  multi-media artist Pae White never fails to craft temporal artworks into monumental pieces. In her new exhibition ‘Too Much Night, Again’ at the South London Gallery, the American artist has transformed the main…

27 of my Favourite Artworks from the @Art13 London Fair

Art 13 – the new contemporary art fair that graced London this week was a success: Artinfo reports the positive sales incurred during the show and it signals a bright future for this art newcomer. For me, despite not seeing the presence of major London galleries here, what I really enjoyed…

25 Must-See Light Installations at Hayward Gallery's Light Show

[caption] Chromosaturation by Carlos Cruz-Diez[/caption] Let there be light! Last Tuesday, I attended the press preview of Hayward Gallery’s new Light show and was left bedazzled by the possibilities of light-based art. With more than* 25 illuminated installations and sculptures by major international artists,  it can literally be…