Category Archives: Shows

London: Herakut – ‘Sad but Happy’ Solo Show

After five years travelling and painting throughout the world , the German duo Herakut is returning to London for a new solo exhibition at Stolenspace entitled ‘Sad but Happy’. Hera and Akut first came to London in 2010 when they painted their enigmatic character … Continue reading

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The Other Art Fair Bristol Highlight: Hisham Echafaki

London based multidisciplinary artist Hisham Echafaki is presenting his new solo exhibition at the Saatchi TOAF (The Other Art Fair) in Bristol.  His body of works focuses on the complex and ever changing relationship between humans and the animal world, exploring themes … Continue reading

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Norway: NuArt Festival 2017 in Stavanger

The city of Stavanger in Norway is getting ready for the world leading street art festival, NuArt. For its 17th edition, the festival will take place from the 31 st of August until the 3rd of September, with their indoor exhibition … Continue reading

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Paris: John Giorno

Cahier d’Arts in Paris presents a series of prints of the works by New York artist John Giorno, as well as four new painting poems until the end of August. Part of the New York underground scene in the mid sixties, … Continue reading

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London: Ashley Bickerton – Ornamental Hysteria

NewportStreet Gallery is currently showing a retrospective of works by US artist Ashley Bickerton. ‘Ornamental Hysteria’ spans more than three decades of Bickerton’s career and features 51 works, including a significant display of new and previously unexhibited pieces. It is … Continue reading

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Paris: Okuda – The Dream of Mona Lisa

Anna Dimitrova from Adda Gallery and Montana Gallery and Valériane Mondot from Taxie Gallery join forces to celebrate a collaborative new gallery ADDA & TAXIE and present a monographic and the first Parisian exhibition of Spanish artist OKUDA SAN MIGUEL … Continue reading

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Paris: Xu Zhen – Civilization Iteration @Galerie Perrotin

‘Civilization Iteration’ is the first solo exhibition of Chinese artist Xu Zhen at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, showcasing Xu’s important series of works since 2013 when he started a brand in his own name. Iteration refers to the way of … Continue reading

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Paris: Ludo ‘I’ve been missing you’ Solo Show

French artist Ludo is returning to Paris after five years with a new solo show namely titled ‘I’ve been missing you’ at Magda Danysz Gallery. After extensive travelling, creating installations in New York, monumental walls throughout the world and institutional … Continue reading

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Paris: Tristan Eaton ‘Uprise’ Solo Show

US artist Tristan Eaton who is currently on the front cover of SC Exhibition Magazine is exhibiting in Paris at Galerie Itinerrance. The solo exhibition titled ‘UPRISE’ is a visual history of protest and resistance. A look back on human … Continue reading

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Paris: Belin ‘Post Neo Cubism’ Solo Show

Having exhibited in Europe, US, Canada and Mexico, Spanish artist Miguel Ángel Belinchón aka Belin is currently showing his first Parisian Solo Show called ‘Post Neo Cubism’,  curated by Nicolas Couturieux. Self-taught artist Belin has grown internationally as one of the … Continue reading

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Paris: Aya Takano – The Jelly Civilization Chronicle

Japanese painter, illustrator, sci-fi writer and manga artist Aya Takano, is exhibiting ‘The Jelly Civilization Chronicle’, a selection of 26 paintings and several drawings on celluloid, all preparatory studies for a 186-page manga, unveiled in its entirety at Galerie Perrotin … Continue reading

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London: Ryoji Ikeda π, e, ø @Almine Rech

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda is currently showing  a solo exhibition ‘ π, e, ø,’ organised with Olivier Renaud-Clement at Almine Rech Gallery in London Ryoji Ikeda has gained a reputation as a unique artist working across … Continue reading

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Paris: Faile ‘Meet Me Halfway’

Brooklyn-based duo Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller a.k.a FAILE are exhibiting for the first time in Paris at Magda Danysz Gallery. The show titled ‘Meet Me Halfway’ presents a large range of media, from paintings, collages and stencils and works on carved wood featuring their … Continue reading

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Paris: Levalet – ‘Nobodies’ solo show

After five years of touring France and abroad with his in-situ characters,  French street artist Levalet is presenting a new solo show in Paris at Galerie  BRUGIER-RIGAIL entitled ‘Nobodies’. The exhibition plays on identity and judgement. Even though « you … Continue reading

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Magic City – The Art of the Street comes to Munich

After its successful first instalment in Dresden, ‘MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET‘ is now coming to the Olympia Hall in Munich, opening on the 13th April 2017. This one of kind touring and evolving exhibition, built as … Continue reading

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London streets: Wasp Elder

Cardiff painter Wasp Elder is opening a new solo show ‘ Victims of Circumstance’  at 1963 Gallery this Thursday in London. With the help of Monoprixx,  Wasp Elder just completed a large muralcalled’ Manufacturing Consent’  in Hanbury Street, off Brick Lane … Continue reading

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London: Mat Collishaw – The Centrifugal Soul

The Centrifugal Soul is the title work and centrepiece of British contemporary artist Mat Collishaw‘s new exhibition at Blain|Southern in London. The sculpture, in the form of a zoetrope a pre-film animation device that produces the illusion of motion through … Continue reading

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Nice: C215 ‘Introspective’ @ GCA Gallery

A month after his opening of his show ‘Athlètes’at the Musée National du Sport, French stencil artist C215 is back to Nice, South of France, for an exhibition entitled ‘Introspective’ at the GCA Gallery. Featuring a series of intricate stencilled … Continue reading

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Malaga: Mark Ryden’s  “Cámara de las Maravillas”

Since its opening last December “Cámara de las Maravillas”, the first solo show in Europe by American artist and father of Pop Surrealism Mark Ryden (1963, Medford, Oregon), has brought thousands of people to the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC) … Continue reading

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Dresden: Magic City – Art of the streets

Opened since last October in the German city of Dresden, ‘MAGIC CITY – THE ART OF THE STREET‘ is a touring and evolving exhibition showcasing over 40 international street artists as well as local graffiti writers with their different practices and … Continue reading

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Paris: Lab14

Between December and 26 Feb 2017 a former building belonging to the French Post Office in the 14th district of Paris has been transformed by 30 street artists before its refurbishment.  Supported by ARTANA, Poste Immo and Altarea Cogedim, the … Continue reading

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Paris: Cleon Peterson ‘ Victory’ @ Galerie du Jour

American artist  Cleon Peterson  presents his first solo show at Agnés B’s Galerie du Jour in Paris. Entitled VICTORY, the new body of work features sculptures and paintings with his instantly recognizable black and white characters entangled in vicious cycles of violence. With a … Continue reading

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Paris: Invader – My Game is…@ Musee en Herbe

Invader takes over Le Musée en Herbe in Paris for an exhibition entitled Hello, My Game Is… with over 100 new works on show. It’s the first exhibition of Invader in Paris since 2011 (see our coverage of the 1000 exhibition) . … Continue reading

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London: Daydreaming with UNKLE – The Road Soho @ Lazarides

James Lavelle , infamous DJ and electronic recording artist, better known as founder of Mo ‘Wax record label and co-founder of music group UNKLE is curating a multisensory exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone titled: Daydreaming with… Lavelle’s Lazarides show is celebrating 25 years … Continue reading

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2016 HIGHLIGHTS

With 2016 coming to a close, we look back at the highlights of the year. Click on the titles to view more information. Banksy – Les Miserables (London) Venturing Beyond @ Somerset House (London) Space Invader – Wave 18 in … Continue reading

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No Commission : London with The Dean Collection x Bacardi

Following the success of previous events in Miami  and New York,  The Dean Collection & Bacardi are presenting their immersive art and music event No Commission: London from December 8-10. Curated by music producer Swizz Beatz, the art fair is designed specifically to … Continue reading

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London: Gavin Turk @ Newport Street Gallery

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery is showing the first major solo exhibition of work by British artist Gavin Turk since 2002. ‘Who What When Where How and Why’ spans twenty-six years of the artist’s career throughout Newport Street’s six gallery … Continue reading

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Paris: Sowat – Studio Visit

From September 2015 to August 2016, French artists Lek & Sowat were the first Graffiti writers to become artists-in-residence at the prestigious Academy of France in Rome, the Villa Médicis. A mark of recognition for this atypical duo whose path has led them … Continue reading

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London: Frieze Sculpture Park

One of the many highlights of the Frieze Art Fair in London remains its sculpture park.  Curated by  Clare Lilley (Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Frieze Sculpture Park features 18 artworks spread amongst Regent’s Park, with a mix of 20th century classics and … Continue reading

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London: Lucy Sparrow – Shoplifting

British seamstress Lucy Sparrow launches her latest solo show in London this November. Banishing banality, Sparrow invites you in to her makeshift store at Lawrence Alkin Gallery to lift whatever you can get away with. Shoplifting is a collection of … Continue reading

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London : Christian Hook @ Clarendon Gallery

Christian Hook, 2014 Winner  of The Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year just unveiled his new collection of paintings and exclusive editions, as well as the release of his new hardback book ‘La Busqueda’ at Clarendon Gallery in London. The … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Bleu Bleu @ ‘Printemps de Septembre’ Festival

We continue our coverage on the Printemps de Septembre Festival in Toulouse  with the Bleu Bleu Project (named after a mythical bar in Toulouse attended by the young art scene), a multifaceted project curated by Manuel Pomar. Originating from a scenario and … Continue reading

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London: Save Yourselves @ Stour Space

For at least a decade, the urban art landscape of the East London area called Hackney Wick has shaped and developed the aesthetic of this unique pocket of London. Many of these artists have gone on to become some of … Continue reading

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Toulouse: David Shrigley @ ‘Printemps de Septembre’ Festival

The Printemps de Septembre (Spring in September) returns this year after a three year hiatus to Toulouse in Southern France. The festival, which was recently redefined as a Biennal by founder Marie-Thérèse Perrin, takes place throughout the city with a … Continue reading

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London: Ryan Hewett @ The Unit

South African artist Ryan Hewett is returning to London for a third solo show at the Unit London called ‘Order‘. Moving away from his chaotic creative process of construction and destruction towards a more considered and confident approach, the new … Continue reading

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London: Conor Harrington ‘ Watch Your Palace Fall’

After nine months of preparation,  Irish born, London based artist Conor Harrington is presenting a new solo exhibition ‘Watch Your Palace Fall’ at Pace Gallery London in Soho. Continuing his narrative of politically charged oil paintings, Conor Harrington depicts fights between military … Continue reading

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MIMA City Lights with Faile

For the exhibition ‘City Lights’ at the MIMA Museum in Brussels, the artistic duo Faile have covered the internal walls of the museum with their  stencils similarly like they have been doing on the New York streets for the past … Continue reading

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MIMA ‘ City Lights’ with MOMO

We continue our visit of the new Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (MIMA) in Brussels ( see Swoon here). The permanent collection over two floors features works by Mobstr, Parra, Barry McGee, Horfee, Huskmitvan to name a few. For the exhibition ‘City Lights’ … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Ben Eine for Rose Beton

UK artist Ben Eine recently created a new mural with his signature font on one of the walls of the Universite Paul Sabatier in Toulouse for the Rose Beton Festival. The colourful mural stating ‘STORYTELLING’  is already the favorite amongst … Continue reading

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Marrakech: Tilt – Voyage Retour

We continue our coverage behind the scenes in Marrakech at Jardin Rouge with French Graffiti artist TILT as he works on the second instalment ‘ Voyage Retour‘ of his installation that is currently exhibited at Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse. … Continue reading

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MIMA ‘City Lights’ with Swoon

Inaugurating the new Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (MIMA) in Brussels, created by Florence and Michel Delaunoit, Alice van den Abeele, and Raphaël Cruyt, four pillars of the New York Street Art scene, MOMO, Swoon, Faile, and Maya Hayuk are showing their unique street … Continue reading

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Brussels: dran ‘Tiens’ @ Adda Gallery

Six years after his last major solo show at POW, French artist dran comes back to the scene with a comprehensive solo exhibition ‘Tiens’ curated by Adda Gallery in Brussels. ‘Tiens’ presents an ‘ABCD’aire’, an A to Z series of canvases … Continue reading

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Studio Visit: Mike Dargas in Cologne (DE)

We dropped by the studio of hyper-realist painter Mike Dargas in Cologne, Germany ahead of his upcoming solo exhibition at Opera Gallery  in London, curated by Jean-David Malat and  opening on 6th July. Drawing his inspiration from masters like Dali, … Continue reading

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London: A. Giacometti and Yves Klein at the Gagosian

Gagosian Gallery in London is currently presenting the first-ever exhibition to pair key works by Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966) and Yves Klein (1928–1962). At first glance, Giacometti and Klein, artists born a generation apart, could not be more different: Giacometti was … Continue reading

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Toulouse: Rose Beton Festival – Part 1

Curated by Tilt, this year’s Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse  is dedicated to the roots of graffiti and specially New York. So to kick start the three months festival in the pink city, a photographic exhibition held at the oldest art space … Continue reading

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Marrakech: Rancinan @ Montresso* Art Foundation

Launched with the Marrakech Biennale (covered) the new museum space of the Montresso* Art Foundation opened with a retrospective dedicated to French photographer Gerard Rancinan, retracing forty years of photographic work. Intensely theatrical and heavily staged, the photographs feature a rich … Continue reading

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Collaboration with the Donmar Warehouse

We are pleased to announce an artistic collaboration between Butterfly Art News and the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London. Differents artists will create a visual interpretation of the current show played at the theatre. Their artwork will be on view … Continue reading

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London: Yayoi Kusama @ Victoria Miro

Victoria Miro is currently hosting a new exhibition by Yayoi Kusama.  Spanning the gallery’s three locations and waterside garden, the exhibition features new paintings, pumpkin sculptures, and immersive room experiences, all made especially for this presentation. This is the artist’s most … Continue reading

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Preview : ROSE BETON Festival (Toulouse)

We are pleased to partner with the ROSE BETON Festival in Toulouse (FR), curated by la Mairie de Toulouse and the 50Cinq. The second edition of the festival is paying tribute to Graffiti, with a selection of 14 international artists. Le Château … Continue reading

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London: Richard Prince ‘Cartoon Over Cartoon’ @ Sadie Coles

Controversial artist known as the master of re-appropriation, Richard Prince is currently exhibiting at Sadies Cole in London. ‘Cartoon Over Cartoon‘ is a reprisal of the artist’s work with jokes and cartoons via collage and the re-contextualisation of the nude … Continue reading

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