Tabish’s Top 6 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week

Tabish Khan brings you six 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.

Courtesy Gagosian
Courtesy Gagosian

1. Henry Moore: Wunderkammer – Origin of Forms @ Gagosian, Davies St
Moore may be known for monumental sculpture but this is the other extreme, small maquettes re-create a workshop in this impressive exhibition given the small size of the gallery.

Copyright Fran Giffard
Copyright Fran Giffard

2. Fran Giffard: My Beautiful Boys @ Northcote gallery
Beautiful birds mix with the artist’s diary entries to create works that are both deeply personal and aesthetically pleasing.

Courtesy Camden Arts Centre
Courtesy Camden Arts Centre

3. Ruth Ewan: Back to the Fields @ Camden Arts Centre
A living calendar is imaginatively recreated to show a more organic way of charting time. Fantastical and impressively put together.

Copyright Maggi Hambling
Copyright Maggi Hambling

4. Classicity: Ancient Art, Contemporary Objects @ Breese Little
Ancient artifacts meet contemporary art in this intelligent juxtaposition, I particularly liked the Minotaur by Maggi Hambling (pictured)

Copyright British Library
Copyright British Library

5. Lines in the Ice @ British Library
Diaries, records and photographs of the very first explorers of the Arctic. A detailed and informative display.

Copyright Sergey Sogolub Copyright Sergey Sologub

6. Sergey Sologub ‘Island’ @ Hay Hill Gallery
This realist painter is at his best when exploring the surreal as water lilies float in through a window and impossible roads climb and pass each other.

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.