Tabish Khan visits lots of London art exhibitions to bring you a those you should visit during the week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you. All of these shows close this week:
1. Stirring the pot of story @ Delfina Foundation
Art explores history through food, with everything from banana plants in suitcases and a tower of Babel made of fat. It’s a research based exhibition that manages to be both engaging and thorough – a rare treat.
2. Kirsty Mitchell: Wonderland @ Mead Carney
These fairytale photographs can take months of planning and it’s clear to see the attention to detail in each image. It’s brilliant and surreal.
3. White Noise @ Centre for Recent Drawing
Order is made into chaos in this residency project, where coloured dots and post-it notes on the floor make for an immersive and fun experience.
Copyright David Hockney
4. Lynette Yiadom-Boakye selects from the V-A-C @ Whitechapel Gallery
For some time now the Whitechapel gallery has run a great programme where established artists pick works from great collections. This time the selection is painting heavy with some great works by Peter Doig, David Hockney and Gary Hume.
5. Weight for the showing @ Maddox Fine Arts
Fellow writer Paul Carey-Kent’s curatorial projects are constantly improving, and this collection includes Livia Marin’s molten ceramics and Christian Jankowski’s humorous attempt by weightlifters to pick up statues.