Art critic Tabish Khan brings you ‘The Top Art Exhibitions to see in London’ this week. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you. Many of his picks from Frieze week are still open, as well as three from last week:
Yunchul Kim: Dawns Mine Crystal @ Korean Cultural Centre
Fluids flow through glass contraptions creating beautiful patterns while lights blink at in the dark gallery space. It’s all being triggered by magnetic fields and subatomic particle detectors, in a visually delightful combination of art and science. Until 3 November.
Roman Dead @ Museum of London docklands
Roman skeleton have been discovered under London and this macabre and fascinating exhibition examines them to discover the stories of these former Londoner. What can be determined about over 2,000 year old lives is astonishing. Read my full review here. Until 28 October.
Ian Davenport: Colourscapes @ Waddington Custot
Bright colours drip down the wall, spill and pool on to the floor in these beautifully dynamic colourful paintings. As colours burst on other works we’re surrounded by a fantastic riot of colour. Until 8 November.
Family Guy @ Simon Lee
Art dealer and collector Kenny Schacter brings some of his works to the gallery’s downstairs space and it’s sensory overload with dozens of works and snippets from his family life — art is life for him. It’s experimental and contains some eye-catching work including a joke about Larry Gagosian caring more about a dead friend’s art collection than how he died. Until 20 October.
Judy Millar: The View from Nowhere @ Fold
These visually beautiful paintings contain colourful swirls that evoke the idea they have tremendous depth, though that’s misleading as they are very much flat. It pulls you in as if staring into a nebula or another dimension. Until 20 October.
Hannah Perry: Gush @ Somerset House
My perception of myself is shifted by speakers causing the reflective metal around me to reflect a distorted image. It fits in neatly with a film at the centre talking about the physical and mental impacts of grief and the highs and lows of life. Until 3 November.
Rainbow revealed @ Horniman Museum
Time to get family friendly with an exhibition all about how we see the world around us, how colours change our perception of food and to what effect they were used by the Old Masters in painting. Read my full review here. Until 28 October.
All images copyright artist and courtesy gallery. Korean Culture Centre photo: Mark Blower.