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

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.

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1. Germany Divided @ British Museum
Prints and drawings from post-war Germany, with Georg Baselitz’s work standing out as the most powerful on display. Next door to this is the subtler but equally impressive Gems of Chinese painting – though it has been overshadowed by the similar and larger exhibition at the V&A.

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2. Aaron Curry: Paintings @ Michael Werner
Searing colours transform into alien beings in this sci-fi inspired show of ‘toxic’ painting.

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3. Caroline Jane Harris @ Scream
Intricate hand-cut art by this emerging artist moves into bolder colours and greater complexity. It’s an evolutionary progression with mixed results, but heading in the right direction.

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4. Beyond the Book @ Long & Ryle
Su Blackwell who impressed us with her fairytale scenes cut from books, curates a show filled with artist who use books as their creative medium.

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5. Close and Far: Russian Photography Now @ Calvert 22
Historical and contemporary landscape and personal photographs, including Bruegel-esque sprawling reconstructions of war scenes by Alexander Gransky.

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.

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