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.
1. Lee Bul @ Korean Cultural Centre
What looks like a retro sci-fi set turns into a climbable interactive installation that challenges perceptions and is ultimately a fun experience.
2. Guy Ben-Nur @ Gimpel Fils
A surreal and comedic dramatisation of making a meal is made more intense with the use of sound effects and dialogue from The War of the Worlds, with an underlying subtext of the politics of Israel and Palestine.
3. CRW Nevinson: A Printmaker in War and Peace @ Osborne Samuel
A fine collection of prints from arguably the greatest war artist including some fantastic representations that capture the intensity of battle scenes.
4. U @ The Unit London
This group show of contemporary portraiture is the best show yet from this one year old gallery and shows a sign of maturing taste.
5. The Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today @ Mall Galleries
A solid year for this prize with a strong showing of figurative art. Well curated, giving each work enough room to breathe.
Whether you are in the process of collecting your wall art or can’t wait to display your existing collection, we have got you covered!
Unit London just launched Platform, an online exhibitions programme highlighting urgent socio-political issues. Participating artists create new works engaging with a political, cultural or social issue that they feel close to. In alignment with the core social principle of the programme, 10% of sales proceeds from each exhibition will benefit a charity nominated by the artist and/or curator.
Liv Schulman (b. 1985, Buenos Aires, Argentina), is a multidisciplinary artist, working between video and performance art. She is the winner of the 20th Prize Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, awarded on the occasion of the exhibition The Twentieth Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Prize, curated by Neïl Beloufa in September 2018. She currently lives and works in Paris,
The shortlisted artists’ work includes a two-channel Arabic language science-fiction film shot in black and white and a Jarmanesque exploration of gender set in an Art Deco Blackpool cabaret.