These are our fave exhibitions in London right now
The Barbican are hosting the first large-scale exhibition for Jean-Michel Basquiat in the UK. The exhibition brings together a selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections. With rare film, photography and archive material, the retrospective of the self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician is a must see.
Until 28th January 2017
Barbican, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS -
NOW Gallery is hosting the second in their Human Stories series and this one is called The Body Issue. Exploring body image and anatomy through contemporary photography, film and digital media, the exhibition dissects fictional cosmetic rituals and captures the subtle blemishes, nuances and imperfections that make us all individual. Bringing together themes of identities, race, and objectification of self, the exhibition will shift perspectives and change perceptions.
13th October- 12th November 2017
The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0SQ -
Curated by Lou Stoppard, Fashion Together explores some of fashion’s most iconic duos and showcases work of individuals from a wide range of roles within the industry. The exhibition features collaborations by Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy, Shaun Leane and Alexander McQueen, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and Thom Browne and Stephen Jones. With never-before-seen photographs and sketches alongside garments, films, photographic prints and recordings of the pairs in conversation, it’s a show you really don’t wanna miss.
Until 13th January 2017
20 John Prince's Street, London W1G 0BJ, United Kingdom -
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Whiteread was the first woman to win the Turner Prize in 1993 and this show celebrates 25 years of the artist's contemporary sculptures. Bringing together well know works including Untitled (100 Spaces) 1995 and Untitled (Staircase) 2001, alongside new pieces that have never been previously exhibited, it's a huge show and one that you'll regret if you miss.
Until 21st January 2018
Tate, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom -
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The Lisson Gallery have hooked up with The Vinyl Factory to host a HUGE exhibition at 180 Strand to celebrate their 50th birthday. Themed around John Cage's famous quote 'Nowadays everything happens at once and our souls are conveniently electronic (omniattentive)', the exhibition includes work from 24 artists who have previously shown at the gallery. And you can expect everything from Ai Weiwei’s 50-metre long wallpaper installation, Odyssey (2016), and a trio of Marina Abramović films – Freeing the Mind, Freeing the Body, Freeing the Voice (1975) to Anish Kapoor's sculpture – At the Edge of the World II (1998).
5th October- 10th December 2017
180 Strand, London WC2R 1EA, United Kingdom -
Tate Modern's exhibition 'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power' brings together the works of African-American artists between 1963- 1983. Marked by Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Black Power rallies and a struggle for change, the period saw a change in American art as artists responded to the times by provoking, confronting, and confounding expectations. Expect paintings, murals, collage, photography, clothing designs and sculptures made with Black hair, melted records, and tights.
Until 22nd October 2017
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom -
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Refugee charity Breaking Barriers are hosting their annual exhibition at Protein Studios. The exhibition features portraits of young adult refugees, some who have travelled to the UK as children and come of age in this country, portraying the hopes and challenges they face. It's an emotional exhibition that will really pull at the heart strings.
Tues 10th- Sun 15th October 2017
Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY, United Kingdom -
Shoreditch High St Old St