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. Anselm Kiefer @ Royal Academy
One of the exhibitions of the year with a retrospective of one the greatest contemporary painters. It has everything, scale, depth and the weight of history – one not to miss.

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2. Art of the Brick @ Old Truman Brewery
Can LEGO be art? In this case it’s a resounding yes. There may have been too many replicas for our liking but the original works are wonderfully self-reflective.

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3. Confusion in her eyes says it all @ Maria Stenfors
One of the best sound artworks we’ve come across lies behind the curtain – creepy and unsettling. The other works may not measure up but it’s worth a visit for that one work.

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4. Self @ Ordovas
Yes another museum quality, sparingly curated exhibition from this Mayfair gallery. Works by Hirst, Koons, Bacon and Picasso explore different takes on self-portraiture.

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(C) Barakat

5. A Brilliant Afterlife @ Barakat
A great collection of Chinese funerary artefacts and a chance to explore the great collection of works of this gallery, hosted across four floors.

All images copyright and courtesy of the galleries and artists.

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.