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

Installation Image. Copyright Mark Jenkins
Installation Image. Copyright Mark Jenkins

1. Mark Jenkins: Moment of Impact @ Lazarides
An eye-catching and thought provoking take on assumptions with balaclava clad children and arms extending out of canvases.

Copyright Paul Wright
Copyright Paul Wright

2. Paul Wright – Head Strong @ Thompson’s
The fantastically energetic portrait painter returns with a new set of works but this time the landscapes and the monochrome portraits are the highlights.

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3. Landscape Photographer of the Year @ Waterloo station, Mezzanine
A change of venue hasn’t helped this competition and the usual high quality has taken a little dip. Even so, there are still some breathtaking photographs to see.

Copyright Fortuna Gatto
Copyright Fortuna Gatto

4. Jannis Kounellis @ Sprovieri
It’s hard not to be engaged when you’re warned about sharp objects before you enter an exhibition. This attack on the bourgeoisie may not fully land its message but its hard to forget coats pierced by knives.

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Installation image

5. We never dream alone @ Kristin Hjellegjerde
This group show will definitely turn heads as the installation piece by Lisa Slominski covers the walls and a chandelier hangs from the ceiling.

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.