Tabish Khan brings you eight 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. There’s a lot closing this week so time to get a hurry on:
1.Rubens and his Legacy @ Royal Academy
This blockbuster may be short on works by Rubens himself but it’s still a fantastic collection of paintings and one work by Rubens – Tiger, lion and leopard hunt (pictured above) – is exquisite and worth the ticket price alone.
2. Christian Marclay @ White Cube, Bermondsey
This diverse and sprawling exhibition closes soon and it has everything, wall based art, video, performances and even a printing press on site. However, it’s the room filled with onomatopoeia (pictured above) flashing across all four walls that is the entrancing highlight of this exhibition.
3. Peder Balke @ National Gallery
These Norwegian moonlit landscapes are beautiful and the National Gallery provides a deserved platform for this relatively unknown 19th century Norwegian painter.
4. Slinkachu @ Andipa Gallery
The master of miniature art returns with another great selection of precise craftsmanship and humorous scenes, including a massive homage to the river Thames.
5. Chu Enoki @ White Rainbow
The concept of guns in a gallery draws you in but there’s a deeper political message within these works that makes it a well rounded and memorable exhibition.
6. Viviane Sassen: Pikin Slee @ ICA
These brilliantly composed photographs of a Surinamese village are subtle and poignant, not what you’d expect from an acclaimed fashion photographer.
7. Vanishing Point @ Curious Duke
A group show that mixes new work from established gallery artists such as the street art meets nocturne by Andrea Tyrimos, and a selection of new artists including the meditative compositions of photographer Chris King.
8. Evan Roth @ Carroll / Fletcher
It’s easy to forget there’s a physical side of the internet, but not after seeing this exhibition which contains masses of cabling and photographs of where the transatlantic cables come ashore.