Tabish’s Top 6 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 soon:

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Beyond Sight @ Rosenfeld Porcini
An excellent exhibition of architecture meets art, with unsettling music and fragmented architecture that builds to a whole as the exhibition progresses. Until 30 September

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Curiosity Cloud @ V&A, Room 52a
This short lived installation may be tucked away in the V&A but offers a spectacular and quite magical experience. Ceramic bugs dance inside glass bulbs that light up and are triggered by human movement to create a macabre symphony. Until 27 September.

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Heartbeat @ Covent Garden market
Yes it may be gimmicky but this cloud of balloons by Charles Petillon is overwhelming and impressive to walk around. Turn your brain off and enjoy. Until 27 September.

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Keith Arnatt: Absence of the artist @ Spruth Magers
Humorous and conceptual as the artist questions whether contributing nothing to an exhibition actually means he has contributed something. One for those who love to get tied up in art philosophy. Until 26 September.

Joseph Cornell, Palace, 1943 Box construction: Glass-paned, stained wood box with photomechanical reproduction, mirror, spray-painted twigs, wood and shaved bark, 26.7 x 50.5 x 13 cm The Menil Collection, Houston  Photo The Menil Collection, Houston. Photography: Hickey-Robertson (c) The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation/VAGA, NY/DACS, London 2015  Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Press use is considered to be moderate use of images to report a current event or to illustrate a review or criticism of the work, as defined by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 Chapter 48 Section 30 Subsections (1) - (3). Reproductions which comply with the above do not need to be licensed. Reproductions for all non-press uses or for press uses where the above criteria do not apply (e.g. covers and feature articles) must be licensed before publication. Further information can be obtained at www.dacs.org.uk or  by contacting DACS licensing on +44 207 336 8811. Due to UK copyright law only applying to UK publications, any articles or press uses which are published outside of the UK and include reproductions of these images will need to have sought authorisation with the relevant copyright society of that country. Please also ensure that all works that are provided are shown in full, with no overprinting or manipulation.

Joseph Cornell @ Royal Academy of Arts
Quirky sculpture may be quite common today but in Cornell’s time he was a trailblazer with his curiosities including a mini pharmacy and forest in a box. Until 27 September.

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Group Show @ Herrick Gallery
This four person show to inaugurate a new Mayfair space has Paul Hazelton as its star, with his delicate sculptures created from pieces of dust. The intricacy is very impressive. Until 26 September.

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.