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. Contemporary Art evening auction @ Phillips
In this comprehensive auction it may be easier to say who isn’t here – with prominent names such as Hirst, Lucas, Warhol, Koons, Kapoor and Cattelan. Rather than simply name checking there are some terrific works including Banksy’s half buried telephone booth and great works be lesser known artists too. A great inauguration for their Berkeley Square building.
2. Pierre Huyghe: In. Border. Deep @ Hauser & Wirth
A surreal and moving exhibition including a monkey wearing a mask, preserved insects and aquarium walls flicking from transparent to opaque. The video involving the monkey is worth the trip alone.
3. Dave White: Albion @ IRIS studios
Loughran gallery brings back their signature artist with another show of his wonderfully expressive animal paintings in this hidden away space. This time the focus is on British wildlife with the Golden Eagle and fox standing out.
4. Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Obra Sonora @ Carroll / Fletcher
An interactive sound art exhibition that creates a cacophony of national anthems and plays a composers symphonies all at once in this boundary challenging solo show.
5. Whose gaze is it anyway? @ ICA, Fox reading room
This small but insightful exhibition of Arab cinema memorabilia shows a libertarian society almost unrecognisable from the region that exists today.