Quantcast
Tabish’s Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week - FAD Magazine

FAD Magazine

FAD Magazine covers contemporary art- News, Exhibitions, Interviews and cool art stuff reported on from London

Tabish’s Top 5 Art Exhibitions to see in London this week

Tabish Khan visits lots of London art exhibitions to bring you those you should visit during the week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you, plus they all are closing this week:

hirschhorn

Thomas Hirschhorn @ South London Gallery
‘Destruction is difficult. It is as difficult as creation’ a great quote upon which to base this exhibition which questions whether destruction is a form of creation. Toilets, radiators and general rubble dominate this ‘bomb site’ of an exhibition.

hanson

Duane Hanson & Lynette Yiadom-Boakye @ Serpentine Galleries
Lifelike mannequins that typify American life yet look bored with their pedestrian lives. Plus Yiadom-Boakye gets better with each show as she improves her impressive portraiture technique. An excellent double bill.

2003-5001_2_20159

Revelations @ Science Museum, Media Space
This space doesn’t do bad exhibitions and the latest only suffers slightly from taking on too big a subject, the history of experimental photography. There are some great works including an exploding bouquet by Ori Gersht and Harold Edgerton’s revolutionary shots of bullets passing through fruit and a milk drop hitting the surface.

fighting

Fighting History @ Tate Britain
A run through the history of conflict in British history. There are plenty of great works on display, though there is little logic to the bizarre layout of this exhibition.

ben uri

Out of Chaos: 100 years of Ben Uri @ Inigo Rooms
This gallery celebrates its centenary in style with a major exhibition featuring great works by the likes of Auerbach, Kossoff and the creepy merry go round by Mark Gertler.

Categories

Tags

Related Posts

Oslo, City of Sculpture

Edward Munch, very much a painter, is easily Norway’s most famous artist, and a new 13-floor building – ‘Munch’ as it is styled – was recently opened in his honour. Walking around Oslo, though, it would be easy to think that sculpture is the national preference: statues dot the streets and I visited four sculpture parks. For example:

Taking Sickert Seriously

Who was the greatest British painter of the 20th century? Plenty, I suppose would make a case for David Hockney, Lucien Freud, Howard Hodgkin and Stanley Spencer. I’d rank Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious, Ben Nicholson, Patrick Caulfield and Frank Auerbach higher, but I suspect few would share my view. Perhaps that leaves the most plausible candidates as Francis Bacon, Bridget Riley and Walter Sickert – and Sickert (1860-1942) gets by far the least attention these days.

Trending Articles

Submit Your Work

Submit your work to be featured on FAD