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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.