Art & Photographic Exhibitions

Interview with David King at the opening of his exhibition The Commissar Vanishes

"Stalin and his regime destroyed the revolution."

By Stefan Steinberg, 29 December 1998

An interview with photographer David King

Exposing Stalin’s “retouching”

The Commissar Vanishes: The falsification of photographs and art in Stalin's Russia, an exhibition based on documents from the Collection of David King--Berlin, Haus am Waldsee, Argentinische Allee 30

By Stefan Steinberg, 29 December 1998

Following successful stops in Vienna and Milan, David King's extraordinary exhibition on the history of Stalin's photographic falsifications is on display at the Haus am Waldsee in Berlin until 7 February.

Double Happiness is a Warm Gun: Twenty paintings by Guo Jian

A biting critique of China in the 1990s

By Richard Phillips, 21 November 1998

A collection of rarely displayed images

By Richard Phillips, 27 October 1998

The enduring significance of the work of Max Ernst

Max Ernst, an exhibition at the Georges Pompidou Centre Paris, and a selection of his writings compiled in Max Ernst: Beyond Painting, Wittenborn, Schultz, 1948.

By Stuart Nolan, 1 October 1998

A recent exhibition of the works of Max Ernst at the Pompidou Centre in Paris provided valuable insight into the artist's life and works.

Striking images, but a misleading interpretation

By Harvey Thompson, 25 September 1998

Starting in 1993, Donovan Wylie spent 24 months photographing

The Force of Giacometti--painter, sculptor

By Lee Parsons, 22 September 1998

While he may not be as widely known as some of his more celebrated contemporaries, Alberto Giacometti (1901-66) is generally regarded as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

Chagall's response to war and revolution

By Paul Bond, 15 September 1998

Rodchenko's art and fate: the experiment continues

By David Walsh, 29 August 1998

The first comprehensive US retrospective of the remarkable Russian and Soviet artist Aleksandr Rodchenko (1891-1956) is currently on display in New York City. The exhibit will subsequently travel to Germany and Sweden.

"Shouts from the Wall," an exhibit of Spanish Civil War posters - Fascinating artifacts from a momentous struggle, and crude apologetics for Stalinism

By Lonnie Sommers, 28 August 1998

Landscape and artistic development in new worlds

By Sue Phillips, 25 August 1998

Detroit authorities force dismantling of art work

The last days of the Heidelberg Project

By E. Galen, 20 August 1998

Lucian Freud: Some New Paintings, Tate Gallery, London, through July 26, 1998

A rare chance to see the recent works of Lucian Freud

By Paul Bond, 8 July 1998

Twenty-five works by one of Britain's most remarkable painters at the Tate Gallery

Pictures of the 'floating world'

By Peter Symonds, 27 June 1998

An extensive exhibition of woodblock prints, paintings and fashionable costumes currently featured at the National Gallery of Australia, provides the viewer with an insight into a remarkable period of artistic development in Japan.

Art Gallery of New South Wales acquires Braque's Le Verre d'Absinthe

A 'new artistic concept of space'

By Maria Esposito, 18 June 1998

The recent purchase of Georges Braque's Le Verre d'Absinthe (The Glass of Absinthe) by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, is an important addition to the gallery's collection of paintings by this significant 20th century artist.

The photographer Walter Rosenblum: Some kind of respect

By David Walsh, 5 June 1998

A photographer who looked for the best in people and things

"Sluice Gates of the Mind" at Leeds Central Gallery

Groundbreaking exhibit on British Surrealism

By Stuart Nolan, 12 May 1998

The recent exhibition, "Sluice Gates of the Mind", organised by Andrew Wilson, deals with two relatively unknown figures of British Surrealism, poet and artist Ruben Mednikoff and psychiatrist and untrained painter Grace Pailthorpe, and the intense relationship between them.

Taking pictures in the twentieth century

By David Walsh, 17 April 1998

It is impossible to look at Strand's rigorous, unsentimental, modernist photos from 1916 or so without recognizing, first and foremost, the striking changes that had taken place in American society and mentality since the turn of the century.

A Look at Andy Warhol

By Lee Parsons, 15 April 1998

Warhol has had a significant influence on several generations of artists and on fashion trends and commercial art production since the 1950s. The question inevitably arises: what enduring value, if any, does his work possess?

The photographs of Dorothea Lange

"To make the world a place for creation"

By Richard Phillips, 20 March 1998

This 85-print exhibition, although small in comparison to Lange's vast body of work, gives an overview of her social outlook, the depth of her creative vision and her place in the development of documentary photography.

Detroit in ruins

Downtown Detroit: An American Acropolis

By David Walsh, 5 May 1997

The central districts of many large American cities have entered into advanced stages of decay. This presents distinct problems for the artist concerned with the fate of these urban areas and their inhabitants. How should the photographer, for instance, respond to this state of affairs?

'There are no rules in painting'

The break in tradition

31 December 1969

Reviewed by David Walsh