Tabish’s Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week

Tabish Khan visits lots of London art exhibitions to bring you those you should visit during the week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you, plus they all are closing soon:

IK Prize 2015, Sensorium, Tate Britian, 24/08/2015

Tate Sensorium @ Tate Britain
The queuing system may be abysmal but the experience is truly memorable as all five senses are required to engage with artworks in this innovative exhibition. Smell hairspray, pick up objects and eat chocolate. Until 20 September.

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Unfinished @ The Courtauld Gallery
It’s not so easy to tell if a work is unfinished, and ‘finishing’ may even ruin it. This insightful exhibition looks at the artistic process, how paintings were changed when ownership changed hands and how additions were made to make them more likely to sell. Until 20 September.

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Shirley Baker @ The Photographers’ Gallery
A look at urban cleansing in Manchester and how working class communities were torn apart. Rather than focussing on their treatment, this is a human look at the affected families  showing their dignity in the face of adversity. Until 20 September.

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Painting Paradise @ Lacey Contemporary
Orlanda Broom is the star of this three person show with her vivid floral paintings, where the layers and light add tremendous depth to her paintings. Until 19 September.

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Thickear records store @ Arebyte
An experimental exhibition where visitors can visit be interviewed and leave with the recording on tape. The answers will be documented and stored as part of the project – it’s a unique experience in a gallery. Until 25 September.

 

About Tabish Khan

Art Critic for both FAD and Londonist. See as many exhibitions as possible and write reviews, opinion pieces and a weekly top 5 for FAD.