These are our fave exhibitions in London right now
The Hayward Gallery has had a swanky refurb and they've gone big with the first exhibition since the re-opening...the first major UK retrospective of photographer Andreas Gursky's work. His large scale and incredibly detailed photographs are even more impressive in person than they look on screen, and with around 60 pieces in the exhibition, there's plenty to take in.
Until 22nd April 2018
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX, United Kingdom -
Embankment Waterloo Waterloo
If you love nineties nostalgia you'll defo wanna check out the Super Sharp exhibition, which explores the role of Italian luxury brands like Moschino, D&G and Versace in the jungle and garage scenes of the decade. As well as photography from the time, vintage Moschino garms, many coming from the personal collection of Chase & Status' Saul Milton, will also be on display.
1st February - 21st April 2018
20 John Prince's Street, London W1G 0BJ, United Kingdom -
A Secret History of Cross Dressers at The Photographers Gallery delves into the personal archives of filmmaker and photography collector Sébastien Lifshitz. Yes, women dressed as men and men dressed as women is the focus of this exhibition which features people from different classes, professions, genders and nationalities all of whom are flirting with the camera, even if they can’t do it publicly. The insightful display exposes the attitudes of these individuals in a very intimate light ranging from theatrical, and defiant to shy, proud, subversive and even understated.
Fri 23 Feb – Sun 3 June 2018
The Photographers' Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, United Kingdom -
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Renowned street artist JR opens the new Lazinc Gallery in Mayfair with his new exhibition, GIANTS – Body of Work, allowing visitors to get behind the scene of his giant 3D sculptures built for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Until Wed 28th Feb 2018
29 Sackville Street, Mayfair, London W1S 3DX, United Kingdom -
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Yes you can get up close and personal with that Whitechapel Fatberg as the last remaining piece of the beast goes on display at the Museum of London. Discover how it was created and how the rest of it was recycled whilst marvelling how gross London can be sometimes.
9th February – 1st July 2018
150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN, United Kingdom -
Barbican St Paul's
Relive the punk era with the No Wave exhibition of Julia Gorton's personal photographs taken during the 1970s. Held at Dalston's Untitled, you'll be able to check out images, posters and collages featuring the likes of Lydia Lunch, Debbie Harry, Richard Hell and Iggy Pop. A must-see for any punk fans out there.
4th January - end of February 2018
538 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AH, United Kingdom -
Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo is taking over the Victoria Miro gallery with an immersive installation of seven of his large-scale chandeliers as well as a series of paintings that blur the line between art, architecture and design and play with the way light moves through the space.
2nd February – 24th March 2018
16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW, United Kingdom -
Angel Old Street Old Street
The Fashion and Textile Museum is celebrating the humble t-shirt with an exhibition that traces the role of the garment in music, politics and fashion. With pieces from Vivienne Westwood's private collection, this will make you look at the tee in a whole new way.
Until 6th May 2018
83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF, UK -
London Bridge London Bridge
To coincide with the release of Michael Caine's new film My Generation, Carnaby is hosting an exhibition, curated by Zelda Cheatle, that celebrates the icons of the swinging sixties. There'll be prints, photos and unseen archive footage featuring everyone from Twiggy to The Beatles to Jean Shrimpton to The Who.
8th - 21st March 2018
3 Carnaby Street, London W1F 9PB, UK -
Piccadilly Circus Oxford Circus