The Most Interesting Art Events to see in London this week


Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art with the London Art Salon

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT

Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix may have shocked the 19th-century art world with his harem massacre scene Death of Sardanapalus, but many subsequent artists appreciated his swift brush strokes, swirling colours and taste for the exotic. His work served as a springboard to the avant-garde, including Cézanne and van Gogh.



Preview: Renee SO

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Kate MacGarry, 27 Old Nichol Street, London, E2 7HR

Kate MacGarry is pleased to announce Renee So’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. The show comprises new tapestries and ceramics. Repeated motifs such as disconnected limbs, the spherical curls of Assyrian beards and lit cigarettes play across both mediums. Ceramic elephant’s feet, anthropomorphic cocktail glasses and giant cigarettes are suggestive of dream logic, the golden age of American advertising and upturned moments of leisure.



Preview: STERLING RUBY | WORK WEAR: Garment and Textile Archive 2008 – 2016

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Sprueth Magers Gallery, 7a Grafton Street, London, W1S 4EJ 

WORK WEAR: Garment and Textile Archive 2008-2016 will present for the very first time an eight-year survey of the clothing and textile production made by Sterling Ruby.



Preview: #asmuchandasoftenasdesired

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM @ Back Room Gallery, Holdron’s Arcade, 135a Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 5ST

Think about that one time, maybe it was the only time that you got what you really wanted.
Then think about all those other times.
Artists Georgia Lucas–Going (Slade MFA) and Athene Greig (TURPS) will take their shared interest of love, humour and varying levels of honesty to create this duo show of video, sculpture and painting.


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