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6 Museum shows Frieze Week London

Frieze Week 2023 has officially begun, and the art fairs are set to open this Wednesday in London. Whether you’re in town or planning a visit later this year, here are six must-see exhibitions that you won’t want to miss. These exhibitions will be running throughout the entirety of 2023, so there’s plenty of time to experience them, even if you can’t make it this week.

1 Marina Abramovic, – 1st January 2024, Royal Academy of Arts

Marina Abramovic, Royal Academy of Arts. Photo Lee Sharrock

At the age of 76 and still, as vital and provocative as ever, Marina Abramovic has taken over the hallowed galleries of the Royal Academy of Arts on Piccadilly – the first woman to have a retrospective at the RA since its foundation in 1768. Read our Review

2 RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology, – 14th January 2024 Barbican Art Gallery

Re/Sisters: A Lens on Gender and Ecology Installation view Barbican Art Gallery 5 Oct 2023 – 14 Jan 2024 © Jemima Yong / Barbican Art Gallery

RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology is a major group exhibition surveying the relationship between gender and ecology to identify the systemic links between the oppression of women and the degradation of the planet. MORE

3 Philip Guston, – 25th February 2024, Tate Modern

Philip Guston, Tate Modern, 2023 Photo: Mark Westall

The artist’s first major UK retrospective in 20 years, the exhibition spans more than 100 paintings and drawings from across Guston’s momentous 50-year career. It offers new insight into the artist’s formative early years and activism, his celebrated period of abstraction, and his thought-provoking late works. MORE

4 Sarah Lucas: Happy Gas, — 14th January 2024, Tate Britain

Sarah Lucas, This Jaguars Going to Heaven, 2018, Courtesy of the artist and Gladstone Gallery

There’s quite a specific idea of Sarah Lucas in the public imagination. It’s a kind of gritty androgyny; crude, tough, that’s swaggering and scoffing back at you. Like her Self-Portrait with Eggs (1996), she’s mid-man-spreading on a chair, looking at you like: ‘And?!?’  Read our Review

5 Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Machine, 11th October 2023 – 7th January 2024 Hayward Gallery

Hiroshi Sugimoto, World Trade Center, 1997. © Hiroshi Sugimoto, courtesy of the artist.

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Time Machine is the largest survey to date of the internationally renowned artist. Over the past 50 years, Hiroshi Sugimoto has created some of the most alluringly enigmatic photographs of our time. MORE

6 Georg Baselitz: Sculptures 2011 – 2015, – 7th January 2024, Serpentine South and The Royal Parks

Zero Dom (Zero Dome), 2015/2021; Marokkaner (Moroccan) ©?Georg Baselitz 2023. Photos: Hugo Glendinning 2023.

Georg Baselitz (born 1938 in Deutschbaselitz, Saxony) includes a series of sculptures and drawings as well as a monumental nine-metre-tall sculpture Zero Dom (Zero Dome) within the Royal Parks, presented for the first time in the UK. MORE



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