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.

Image courtesy Townley Hall art gallery and musuem.
Image courtesy Townley Hall art gallery and musuem

1. Cotton to Gold @ Two Temple Place
This free exhibition space is architecturally brilliant and it also has a great track record of exhibition. This time around it’s treasures from the collections of wealthy industrialists in the North West of England. There are some impressive paintings, taxidermy and a creepy yet captivating beetle collection.

Copyright John Skoog
Copyright John Skoog

2. John Skoog: Shadowland @ Pilar Corrias
An atmospheric exhibition featuring a monumental film of landscapes and seascapes, plus opulent cinemas in America from the 1920s and 1930s photographed as they are today – often in stark contrast to how they were back then.

Installation image
Installation image

3. Marlene Dumas & Juan Munoz @ Frith st gallery
An interesting combination of sculptor Munoz with painter Dumas. The darker works by Dumas are much more powerful then her rather dull Tate Modern show.

Copyright Nasan Tur
Copyright Nasan Tur

4. Nasan Tur @ Blain|Southern
I wasn’t convinced by most of this show, but the slow motion firing of a gun with a deafening bang is both hypnotic and terrifying.

Copyright Josh Hollingshead
Copyright Josh Hollingshead

5. Josh Hollingshead: Chronicles @ Krilova Stelfox
These paintings are so bright that one even glows in the dark. They are visually exhausting, but hard to look away from.

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.