Tabish Khan brings you five art exhibitions in London that you should visit during the week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you.
1. Urs Fischer @ Sadie Coles
A rainbow coloured rainstorm brilliantly makes use of this new and massive gallery space. It’s a magical experience to navigate between the drops and to explore the burnt out mannequins.
2. Honore Daumier: Visions of Paris @ Royal Academy
Biting satirical cartoons look back over an influential artist who was willing to be daring and serve time in prison to highlight the inequities in Parisian society.
3. Unfixed: Meekyoung Shin @ Korean Cultural Centre
Fantastically detailed and realistic vases made entirely out of soap need to be seen to be believed. And even then it’s difficult to grasp.
4. Jack Milroy: In(ter)ventions @ Art First
Precisely cut out images from books bring them to life as flowers spring from the pages and birds take to flight.
5. Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War @ Somerset House
These war-time murals have been deftly lifted from their chapel home to be displayed in London. Excellently recreated at Somerset House, it’s a rare opportunity to see these paintings away from their natural home.