During the Autumn, it’s a given that it’s often a little chillier, prompting us to take our habits of rooftop terraces and outdoor antics to inside venues by log fires and on cosy velvet sofas. Suffice to say, getting off the sofa can be a mean feat, unless presented with weird and wonderful options like the exhibitions below. As a city alight with culture, there’s always a new artsy pop-up or coveted exhibition taking place, and here are some of our favourites…
Grab the Monet and let’s van Gogh.
Who run the world? Well according to Fru Tholstrup, Jane Neal (and of course Beyonce), girls do! And next month a brand new exhibition will hit London, championing British female artists at a brand new Mayfair gallery. 21st Century Women celebrates the centenary of women receiving the right to vote (result!) and includes talent like Helen Beard, Zoe Buckman, Charlotte Colbert, Laura Ford, Polly Morgan, Jenny Saville and Annie Morris.
From 6th October – 3rd November
Light artist Chris Levine is launching Inner [Deep] Space, featuring sound installations, 3D holographic portraits, sculptures and prints, in conjunction with Frieze art week. Levine is quite the man about town when it comes to celebrity contacts, with previous subjects inclusive of Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Kate Moss oh…and Her Majesty the Queen. Name drop! From 2nd – 7th of October
Harif Guzman, Artist-in-Residence
Harif Guzman will be partnering with The Mandrake for eight days as he comes the artist-in-residence to exhibit exclusively curated works, including video art produced in the streets of New York. So what can we expect from Guzman? Well there will be video productions sprucing up the hotel’s lobby and courtyard alongside LIVE artist in action where works can be purchased.
Philippe Parreno creates artworks that question the boundaries between reality and fiction, exploring the nebulous realm in which the real and the imagined blur and combine.
2nd of October
The Other Art Fair London’s October 2018 Guest Artists will be The Connor Brothers, whose installation, ‘Postcards To Strangers’, will be an interactive project with prints for sale, all proceeds will be donated to the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). The London based artists will be showing 12 large works, representing the 12 men who commit suicide in the UK every day, and a small edition of 84 prints, representing the 84 men who kill themselves every week.
The Connor Brothers will be in conversation with Simon Gunning at The Other Art Fair on Sunday 7 October at 2pm – 2.45pm.
Terry O’Neill selects a range of images from his extensive archive of “vintage prints”, which will be exhibited exclusively at the new Iconic Images Gallery in London’s Chelsea, to coincide with the book of the same name published by ACC Art Book. O’Neill’s photography is instantly recognizable across the globe, and this archive of prints will surprise and delight collectors and photography lovers alike. His photographs include icons, such as Clint Eastwood, The Beatles, and Liza Minelli & Judy Garland.
Runs from November 9th, 2018 to January 15th, 2019
History, as somebody wise once said, is just one damned thing after another. But is it really? Who decides what is ‘history’? This exhibition, curated by Ian Hislop, showcases historical artefacts sticking their fingers up at at the norms of the day. The exhibition sets out to investigate what the other people had to say – the downtrodden, the forgotten, the protestors.
Until 20th of January
Sometimes you’ve just got to be a sucker for love, and the Barbican have really got our hearts a’beatin with this exhibition that explores creative relationships, across painting, sculpture, photography, design and literature. Featuring Dora Maar & Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dalí & Frederico García Lorca; Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera; Emile Flöge & Gustav Klimt – plus many more. It’s serious #couplegoals alert!
Paying homage to the Mexican artists work, Frida Kahlo at V&A Museum features her artefacts and clothing. In partnership, there’s a Frida Kahlo brunch running at Leicester Square Kitchen that looks super yummy.
Until 4th of November
Christian Marclay’s The Clock was received with acclamation in 2010, capturing a global audience. Now, he’s back with a 24-hour long (aptly named) installation; a montage of thousands of film and television images of clocks, edited together so they show the actual time. It’s a cinematic experience at the renowned Tate Modern like no other, experience a vast range of narratives, settings and moods within the space of a few minutes. Sounds like something we want to clock on to…
Until the 20th of January