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.

Copyright Galleria d’Arte Maggiore, Bologna.
Copyright Galleria d’Arte Maggiore, Bologna.

1. Renato Guttuso: Painter of Modern Life @ Estorick Collection
A great exhibition of a remarkably versatile Italian painter – he managed to tackle expressionism, futurism, abstract art and romanticism and it’s all on display across two rooms.

Osvaldo Salas, 1962
Osvaldo Salas, 1962

2. Human Rights, Human Wrongs @ The Photographer’s Gallery
A harrowing yet very important exhibition exploring the suppression and fight for human and equal rights, covering both the US and the wider world.

victorian obsession

3. A Victorian Obsession @ Leighton House Museum
Typical Victorian paintings are unashamedly over the top in this elegant and often quite brilliant selection of paintings.

Copyright James Lumsden
Copyright James Lumsden

4. James Lumsden @ Sarah Myerscough
This vivid abstract painter returns with newer works that feel simpler and more absorbing.

Copyright Anna Betzebe
Copyright Anna Betzebe

5. Anna Betzebe: Plush Vision @ Luxembourg and Dayan
Luxuriant rugs have been beaten and burnt in places to create a stark contrast between the damaged and resplendent.

Copyright Charlotte Dumas
Copyright Charlotte Dumas

6. Charlotte Dumas: Anima & Widest Prairies @ The Photographer’s Gallery
The use of light in photography and video gives an elegance and gravitas to these horses that would otherwise go unnoticed.

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.