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Glasgow – the rebellious prodigy of the UK’s contemporary art scene

Glasgow – the rebellious prodigy of the UK’s contemporary art scene

If the UK’s contemporary art scene were a map, it would appear with London as a huge domineering capital, then small pockets of buzz dotted around the nuclei. These pockets, for a long time, have been seen as a bit naïve, a bit traditional, a bit folky. The sort of art you get in your...
War, abstraction and censorship in Southeast Asia

War, abstraction and censorship in Southeast Asia

  A closer look at the Prudential Eye Awards 2016 in Singapore The Singapore Art Week 2016 is a wrap. The country’s prestigious nine-day art festival is steadily growing every year, making the city more attractive than ever for investors, art lovers and young emerging artists in Southeast Asia. One of the highlights of this...
Painting the Modern Garden – A Bourgeois Utopia

Painting the Modern Garden – A Bourgeois Utopia

The Royal Academy’s recently opened exhibition, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, is aesthetically stunning, however, its true beauty lies within the encrypted messages hidden beneath the surfaces of the 120 exhibited canvases. Superficially, the exhibition, arranged thematically into nine rooms, details the role of the private leisure garden and horticulture as source of...
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft - The Home of British Arts and Crafts

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft – The Home of British Arts and Crafts

Nestled in the beautiful surroundings of East Sussex, some 8 miles in land from Brighton at the foothills of the South Downs, lies the inordinately pretty village of Ditchling. Because of its proximity to both London and the coast, as well as its idyllic surroundings, it was chosen by the artist Eric Gill as the...
Singapore’s art scene - Art for the sake of what?

Singapore’s art scene – Art for the sake of what?

Singapore’s art scene is finally freeing itself from financial markets – Candid’s resident Asian Arts correspondent Peter Schmike investigates. When Singapore became an independent country 50 years ago, the prospects for success seemed very gloomy. However, the young nation has transformed into the economic powerhouse of Southeast Asia by strategic investments and long-term planning. Without...
London Art Fair - Candid Magazine's top things to see and do

London Art Fair – Candid Magazine’s top things to see and do

It is hard to believe that the London Art Fair is now in its 28th year. The Modern and Contemporary British art fair continues to feel fresh and exciting – as well as impeccably curated – and its 2016 incarnation is no exception. Here are a few of the must-see stands and events this year:...
Art Basel Miami Beach: an NYC Curator's Experience

Art Basel Miami Beach: an NYC Curator’s Experience

It’s that time again, when the world’s leading Modern and Contemporary art galleries, artists and art fanatics alike descend upon Miami. This will mark the 14th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach – which continues to be the most distinguished art fair in the western hemisphere – with 267 galleries all under one roof, it is...
Artist and Empire at Tate Britain - Imperial Art at it's best

Artist and Empire at Tate Britain – Imperial Art at it’s best

With the opening of the Tate Britain’s winter exhibition, Artist and Empire, Britain’s rather shady Imperial past is thrown firmly back into the limelight. While Imperial art traces a journey of cultural awakening and appropriation we may not be entirely proud of, it nonetheless is a journey that has profoundly shaped modern British cultural identity....
Candid's top ten things to do in Paris during FIAC

Candid’s top ten things to do in Paris during FIAC

For those of you who haven’t had enough of art after Frieze week in London, and have hopped on over to Paris for the French equivalent, FIAC (Fiore Internationale d’Art Contemporain), Candid Magazine have compiled our handy  guide of ten things to do around town to give you a break from the fair. 1.Go To...
MULTIPLIED 2015: Contemporary Editions Fair - Christie’s, 16-18 October

MULTIPLIED 2015: Contemporary Editions Fair – Christie’s, 16-18 October

MULTIPLIED, ‘the UK’s only fair dedicated to contemporary art in editions’, is now in its sixth year. It has quietly established itself as a respected satellite of Frieze (thirteen this year), fulfilling an important function in the art world calendar. For while the majority of Frieze visitors go only to stare at the eye-wateringly expensive...
Fierce Festival, Birmingham - Live art, collision, hyperlocal and supernow.

Fierce Festival, Birmingham – Live art, collision, hyperlocal and supernow.

Now in its sixth year under current artistic directors Laura Mcdermott and Harun Morrison (but originally founded by Mark Ball), Fierce Festival is a contemporary art festival based across multiple venues throughout Birmingham. Artists from all over the work have been carefully selected and curated with a focus on four themes – Live Art, Collision,...
Moniker Art Fair and Patrón Tequila

Moniker Art Fair and Patrón Tequila

Now in its sixth year, Moniker Art Fair in East London’s Old Truman Brewery is becoming a firm fixture during the week in October when the good, the bad and the ugly descend on London for a heady mix of fairs, exhibitions, auctions and parties. Moniker shares its premises with The Other art fair – a...
Art Licks Weekend London 2-4 October

Art Licks Weekend London 2-4 October

Art Licks Weekend is like a treasure hunt. Now in its third year, the festival for young emerging artists, curators and project spaces organised by Holly Willats has grown exponentially to involve over ninety venues from Hackney to Deptford. I began my tour at Queens Road Peckham station where I was immediately confronted by Lucy...
Sotheby’s Made In Britain sale – 20th century home-grown talent - a review

Sotheby’s Made In Britain sale – 20th century home-grown talent – a review

The latest and third instalment of the biannual Sotheby’s Made In Britain sale had something for everyone. Fine Art, Prints, Sculpture, Photography, Ceramics and Design were purchased for sums between £175 and almost £100,000. A sale total of £2,369,610 was achieved, equal to that of the first auction but less than the second, which featured...
VIVA Arts Festival, Valetta, Malta - Contemporary art finding it's feet on the island

VIVA Arts Festival, Valetta, Malta – Contemporary art finding it’s feet on the island

Malta has a strong heritage when it comes to the arts. From some of the earliest known civilisations of idol making Bronze Age people being found on the northern island of Gozo, to Caravaggio creating his masterpiece The Beheading of John the Baptist in the Cathedral of The Knights of Malta while on the run...
The World Goes Pop as Tate Modern Bursts the Bubble on Western Pop Art

The World Goes Pop as Tate Modern Bursts the Bubble on Western Pop Art

The Tate’s new offering is one of old works, but despite the walls of The World Goes Pop being filled with the art of the 60s and 70s, we are told that this is not a retrospective style offering, but a re-education of sorts. Pop Art, with its borrowed stylings and images often plucked directly...
Banksy's Dismaland - Hype can be a terrible thing

Banksy’s Dismaland – Hype can be a terrible thing

Hype can be a terrible thing. In most cases, it comes about when an event is so anticipated by the public, that visitors work up unrealistic expectations. As far as anticipation and high expectations go, Dismaland is up there. With Banksy and Damien Hirst attaching their names to the “most disappointing new visitor attraction”, it...
Highlights: Chelsea College of Arts – Postgraduate Summer Show 2015

Highlights: Chelsea College of Arts – Postgraduate Summer Show 2015

Attending a student art show is always something of a mixed rag. Whilst it’s a wonderful chance to see the work of fresh-faced ‘up and coming’ artists, and get a sense of the trends, themes, and aesthetics we might expect in gallery shows over the next few years; the best work is always at risk...
Chatsworth's – Art Out Loud Festival 2015

Chatsworth’s – Art Out Loud Festival 2015

Also known as ‘The Palace of the Peaks’, Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is undoubtedly one of the country’s best-known and best-loved country houses. For many Londoners, however, making the trek to the Peak District can seem a bit much. A new event in Chatsworth’s programming this year...
Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery -­ Spazio Visivo | Beyond Sight

Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery -­ Spazio Visivo | Beyond Sight

At a time where the world of contemporary art is constantly moving and thus diversifying, new means emerge to both experience and research themes found in art practice. Hence, collaborations such as that of interdisciplinary duo Spazio Visivo are becoming more commonplace. Exciting ventures such as that which has produced ‘Beyond Sight’ are accommodating in­depth...
Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector - Barbican Art Gallery

Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector – Barbican Art Gallery

  I think it’s safe to say that at some point we have or will all collect something. I’m not just talking stamps or train tickets that you’ve never got round to throwing away. No, I believe that in each and every one of us there is an item regardless of its material value that...
Parasol unit 'Los Carpinteros' until 24th May

Parasol unit ‘Los Carpinteros’ until 24th May

  When artists are presented to a public audience, it is always intriguing to see how their identity (national or otherwise) is conveyed through curation and its surrounding critique. At Parasol unit this spring, the Cuban art collective Los Carpinteros (‘The Carpenters’) have inhabited the space with their bold, confrontational pieces which not only challenge...
Rubens and his legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne at the RA

Rubens and his legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne at the RA

  When you think of the art of Rubens, you imagine huge counter-reformation altarpieces and large naked women. Works in both these forms instantly cause a problem when creating a Rubens exhibition. Altarpieces can’t be transported down Piccadilly, yet one could not create a show about Rubens’ influence on other artists without his most visually...
The First artFix Art Battle 3rd Feb

The First artFix Art Battle 3rd Feb

  Tomorrow night sees the first of a series of Art ‘Battles’ where two artist will have half an hour to create art pieces live in front of an audience. Two RAW artists will be provided with two blank canvases, courtesy of Cass Art, on which to create works in whatever media and style they wish. Once the battle...
Last Chance To See The Terry O'Neill Photography Award

Last Chance To See The Terry O’Neill Photography Award

  The Terry O’Neill Award is showcasing some of our most intrepid photographers this year with the winner, Italian photographer Giorgio Bianchi, claiming first prize for his haunting series of images – Behind Kiev’s Barricades.   “Giorgio’s work is amazing. It’s world-class and I think he is going to go on to do even greater...
London Art Fair 2015 - until the 25th

London Art Fair 2015 – until the 25th

  Now in its 27th year, the London Art Fair Brings together 128 galleries, each to showcase their best Modern and Contemporary British art. London has become a hotbed for world-class art fairs in the last decade, and this fair caters to a market share that doesn’t quite have the wallets of those who go...
Collecting History at The Wallace Collection

Collecting History at The Wallace Collection

  Nestled amongst the stucco-squares of Marylebone sits an imposing red brick villa that once was one of the most sumptuous houses in London. This building –  Hertford House – contains the grandiose collection amassed by five generations of the Seymour-Conway lineage, bequeathed to the public in 1897. However despite being stuffed full with some...
Blind Pig Collective

Blind Pig Collective

Cider with a hint of fruit and the sharp flavour of a spirit may draw to mind those snakebite student days. But there’s no sign of paint-strippingly cheap vodka here, nor Sainsbury’s-own blackcurrant. Cider artisans Blind Pig have turned a questionable classic into a drinkers delight, infusing their cider with wild fruit and hard liquor flavours....
Mirrorcity

Mirrorcity

  Visiting Mirrorcity feels like falling down the rabbit hole and landing in Wonderland. This exhibition takes the head for a spin while stimulating the senses. It raises questions about reality versus virtuality; how can we navigate the space in-between the digital and the physical and what effect are these advanced technologies having on our...
Turner Prize Winner Status, A Baptism By Fire?

Turner Prize Winner Status, A Baptism By Fire?

It has been a difficult year for the Turner Prize – The Times, The BBC and The Telegraph all expressed their disdain for the weak shortlist. But it does seem to be the case every year that the four contenders for Britain’s most anticipated art prize, just don’t seem to suffice. Whether it’s too radical,...



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