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