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.

Copyright Richard Serra and Gagosian
Copyright Richard Serra and Gagosian

1. Richard Serra @ Gagosian, Brittania St
Monumental steel sculptures that are intimidating and mimic a powerful religious experience. A fantastic installation on the topic of life and death.

Copyright David Titlow
Copyright David Titlow

2. Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize @ National Portrait Gallery
Another great year for this visitor favourite, covering everything from politics, childhood and family – as seen in the brilliant composition of the winner (above).

Copyright Abbas Khowsari
Copyright Abbas Khowsari

3. Abbas Khowsari @ Wapping Project Bankside
This photographer shows a different side to Iran with the rather surreal looking burka clad police force abseiling down a wall and great shots capturing colourful neighbourhoods.

Photo Tabish Khan
Photo Tabish Khan

4. David Altmejd: Faces @ Modern Art
Grotesque and surreal faces inventively sculpted out of crystals, fruit and various other materials provide a visual feast of ‘anti-faces’.

Copyright Dan Rawlings
Copyright Dan Rawlings

5. Lunar @ Curious Duke
The winter salon group show features gallery favourites such as portraitist Hannah Adamaszek, landscape artist Sam Peacock and miniature sculptor and photographer Roy’s People.

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.