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. But hurry they all are closing soon:

From July 2015 Wellcome Collection presents a major exhibition of works by artist Alice Anderson: ‘Memory Movement Memory Objects’. Anderson’s sculptures are entirely mummified in copper thread, creating glistening landscapes of beautiful, uncanny and transformed objects. Each piece is an exploration and act of memory. London 2015

Alice Anderson @ Wellcome Collection
Everything gets wrapped in copper wire from a flat screen television to a Ford Mustang. It’s a varied and superbly lit exhibition of a modern take on mummification, questioning what should be preserved from our age. Until 18 October.

under

Under @ Ambika P3
A hypnotic take on free diving containing a documentary on the dangers of this extreme sport and visually stunning videos of underwater ‘tightrope walking’. Until 11 October.

paradise

Painting Paradise @ Queen’s Gallery
The garden is a subject of many paintings and they are brought together into this exhibition of opulent works, including many British and Dutch classical paintings. Until 11 October.

Buxton 069

Sybil Andrews @ Osborne Samuel

Brilliant linocuts with angular lines, reminded me of the best works of Nevinson. However, instead of war it’s more rural settings covering subjects such as farming and horse riding. Until 10 October.

Tyger Tyger by Bracey Furr in situ

Save Wild Tigers @ The Club at Cafe Royal
A diverse mix of artists create works containing tigers to be auctioned to save the wild tiger population. Works range from the neon work of curator Christian Furr and Claire Milner’s work made using crystals, to the delicate detailed drawings of Rose Corcoran. It’s appointment only, but in a great setting. Until 8 October.

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.