EXHIBITIONS

Don’t miss out on the best exhibitions in London. From the latest blockbuster art shows to up-and-coming artists to free exhibitions in London, you’ll find them all right here.

Highlights

There are so many great museums and galleries in London which means there are some incredible shows to see, from interactive exhibitions to art installations to photography exhibitions on in the city right now. And if you like to just drop into something last minute, there are a whole host of free exhibitions in London too. Current exhibitions include an immersive exhibition on Gustav Klimt; the first ever museum display on Yinka Ilori at the Design Museum; and a major exhibition on African Fashion.

The Museum of London is exploring the history of grime with the free exhibition Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream, co-curated by Roony ‘RiskyRoadz’ Keefe. The V&A is diving into the world of Korean culture with Hallyu! The Korean Wave, exploring the country’s influence across fashion, design, music and more.

If you’re a fan of an interactive exhibition, there’s one based on the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh open in London right now, and Yayoi Kusama is back at the Tate Modern with another one of her immersive exhibitions featuring an Infinity Room. Whether you’re looking for exhibitions today, exhibitions this weekend or you want to stay on top of all upcoming art exhibitions, we’ve got you covered.

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FRAMELESS

Opens 7th October 2022
Marble Arch, London W1H 7FD, UK

We’re no strangers to immersive art experiences in London but Frameless is taking things to a whole new level. It’s the capital’s first permanent digital art experience, featuring some of the world’s most iconic artworks spread across the walls, floors and ceilings of a 30,000 sq ft space. You can get up close and personal with over 40 works from 28 artists, including the likes of Klimt, Munch, Kandisky, Monet, Rembrandt, Dali, Cezanne and van Gogh. The Frameless experience is spread across four different themed galleries – Beyond Reality, Colour In Motion, The World Around Us and The Art Of Abstraction – with bespoke musical scores accompanying the displays.

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BITCHES | DANIEL SACHON

12th - 17th October 2022
59 Greek Street, London, UK

Daniel Sachon’s never-before-seen photography series BITCHES is landing in Soho during Frieze week. The star-studded and irreverent photographs depict fabulous women paired with matching dogs, with the title being a playful double entendre. Featuring the likes of Georgia May Jagger, Nadia Lee Cohen, Ivy Getty, Cora Corre, Jourdan Dunn, Mimi Wade, Beauty Spock, Ivana Vladislava, Zizi Donohoe, BITCHES embraces our obsession with commerce, culture, glamour and celebrity and celebrates some key women in popular culture.

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THE HORROR SHOW! | A TWISTED TALE OF MODERN BRITAIN

27th October 2022 - Sun 19th February 2023
Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Punks, witches, subversive icons and ghostly figures will be haunting Somerset House, and just in time for Halloween, as The Horror Show! looks back over 50 years of British counter-culture. The landmark exhibition will explore the UK’s alternative history in three acts – Monster, Ghost and Witch – using horror archetypes to examine defining eras and make sense of the uncanny. The collection will bring together over 200 artworks by key players and culturally significant objects from the past five decades. Featured artists are set to include Jamie Reid, Pam Hogg, Leigh Bowery, Noel Fielding, Derek Jarman, Harminder Judge, Zadie Xa and Tai Shani, among many others.

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MEXICO AT KEW

1st - 31st October 2022
Richmond TW9, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

For this year’s autumn festival, Kew Gardens is transforming Temperate House into a little slice of Mexico, celebrating the country’s culture and biodiversity (it’s home to 26,000 species of flowers and 12% of the world’s biodiversity). Mexican artist Betsabeé Romero is creating two installations: Flower of Light and Song, which draws on the traditions of Dia de los Muertos, with a giant chandelier that references the Mexican marigold; and The Alter, inspired by the Mayan Day of the Dead celebration, which will be a space for thoughtful reflection and commemoration. Mexican designer Fernando Laposse is also installing golden sloths made fromplant fibres throughout the canopy, and garden designer Jon Wheatley will showcase an array of Mexican plants in a display inspired by the subtropical rainforest in the Sierra Gorda mountains.

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THROUGH THE LENS AT THE MUSEUM OF THE HOME

7th - 30th October 2022
Free
136 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8EA, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Marking Hackney Foodbank’s 10th anniversary, Through the Lens is a new exhibition featuring photographs taken by visitors of the food bank. Over the summer, Hackney Foodbank worked with photographer and Hackney local Jenny Matthews to run a photography project, bringing together a group of visitors to the food bank each week to learn the craft of photography with cameras provided. The visitors would then go out and shoot pictures as they went about their daily lives, the result being this exhibition which features two of the food bank’s regulars, Angela and Daniel. Pat Fitzsimons, Chief Executive Officer of Hackney Foodbank, says she believes the exhibition will “fuel conversations around what action can be taken by everyday people to support those in our communities who are struggling during extremely challenging times.”

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KOESTLER ARTS | FREEDOM

27th October – 18th December 2022
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX, UK

The Southbank Centre is hosting Freedom, an exhibition of artworks by incarcerated people curated by Ai Weiwei. Organised by the Koestler Arts charity, which encourages ex-offenders, detainees and secure patients to express themselves creatively, the show will mark 60 years of the Koestler Awards, a prize initiative by the charity to recognise the achievements of people across the UK’s criminal justice system. A hugely prominent Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei was himself detained in 2011 when, after investigating government corruption, he was sentenced to 81 days in prison with no charge. Now, he says this exhibition will explore the role creativity plays in life under constraints. Freedom will collate artworks by people in prisons, mental health facilities, immigration detainment centres, and young offender institutions, while the space itself will be transformed to preserve the environment in which the pieces were made.

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YINKA ILORI | PARABLES FOR HAPPINESS

15th September 2022 - 25th June 2023
Free
224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Design Museum is hosting the first museum display exploring the work of Yinka Ilori. The exhibition will showcase elements of his signature colourful aesthetic and the inspirations behind it, including the cultural diversity of the North London diaspora community where he grew up. Over 100 objects, from artworks and photographs to textiles and furniture will be on display, including his LEGO Launderette of Dreams and his multi-coloured pedestrian crossings.

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SENSITIVE CONTENT

13th September - 16th October 2022
Free
3 Hanover Square, London W1S 1HD, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Who gets to decide what’s appropriate for public consumption? This is the question asked by Unit London’s latest exhibition, Sensitive Content, which brings together the work of artists, like Renee Cox, Penny Slinger, Micol Hebron, and Pussy Riot, who’ve experienced censorship first-hand. From sex to politics, each artist featured in the show infuses nuanced perspectives and taboo subject matter into their practice. As a result, their work has been censored in some way – either through seizure or, more recently, online flagging. With the collection of artworks on display spanning decades, Sensitive Content explores what has and hasn’t changed since the rise of post-World War II civil rights movements; and shines a light on work that explores the marginalised viewpoints that pose a threat to mainstream narratives.

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TYLER MITCHELL | CHRYSALIS

17th September - 12th November 2022
Free
17-19 Davies St, London W1K 3DE, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

Best known for shooting Beyonce in an epic flower crown for the September issue of Vogue in 2018, Tyler Mitchell is having his first solo exhibition in London at Gagosian. Chrysalis features photographs and videos shot in upstate New York, NYC and London, and through their theatrical and surrealist style, they present an idyllic vision of Black beauty and belonging whilst referencing the history of photographs of Black people from the South.

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FRIEZE SCULPTURE

14th September - 13th November 2022
free
Regent's Park, London, UK

Frieze Sculpture is back in Regent’s Park this autumn to coincide with the return of Frieze London. The free display has been curated by Clare Lilley for the tenth consecutive year and features 19 pieces that address themes like the importance of community, mythology and the sensibility of women from the likes of Péju Alatise, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Matthew Darbyshire, Ida Ekblad, Tim Etchells, John Giorno, N.S. Harsha, Emma Hart, Robert Indiana, Jordy Kerwick, Alicja Kwade. This year, Frieze Sculpture is also working with Sculpture in the City and the Mayor of London’s Fourth Plinth Programme, and together the trio will form Sculpture Week London, a city-wide celebration of public art.

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HALLYU! THE KOREAN WAVE

24th September 2022 - 25th June 2023
Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM

The V&A’s new exhibition looks at the phenomenon known as ‘hallyu’, meaning ‘Korean wave’, referring to the vast impact of Korean culture on the rest of the world. Since the term was coined in the 90s, Korean cinema, media, music and fandoms have spread like wildfire to global reach, and now the V&A invites guests to dive into the hallyu-niverse. Through a collection of K-Pop costumes, K-drama props and posters, photography, sculpture, fashion, video and pop culture ephemera, Hallyu! The Korean Wave will explore the country’s history prior to the 90s, and each aspect of the wave that came next. 

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THE ART OF MOVEMENT | VAN CLEEF & ARPELS

23rd September - 20th October 2022
Free
224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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Jewellery fans, you won’t want to miss this Van Cleef & Arpels exhibition at the Design Museum. For over 110 years, the French jewellery house has worked to create movement with precious materials and has become known for unique designs with three-dimensional volume. The show is divided into four themes – Nature Alive, Dance, Elegance and Abstract Movements – and there’ll be almost 100 pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels’ patrimonial collection, alongside pieces from private collections and archive documents on display.

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WILLIAM KENTRIDGE

24th September - 11th December 2022
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, UK
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  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

The Royal Academy of Arts’ latest single artist show will invite guests into an immersive world of William Kentridge’s multi-sensory work. A hugely celebrated South African artist, Kentridge’s practice spans etching, drawing, collage, film and sculpture to tapestry, theatre, opera, dance and music. The RA will collate artworks from Kentridge’s 40-year career in the largest exhibition of the artist’s work to have been held in the UK. There will be some never before seen pieces as well as some that have been made especially for this show, and some highlights will include rooms of 4-metre wide tapestries, his signature charcoal trees and flowers, and the breathtaking three-screen film, Notes Towards a Model Opera.

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O BARCO/THE BOAT | GRADA KILOMBA

29th September - 19th October 2022
Free
Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

The courtyard at Somerset House will become home to an impressive large-scale artwork by interdisciplinary artist Grada Kilomba called O Barco/The Boat. Working with themes of memory, trauma, gender and postcolonialism, Kilomba has crafted this 32-metre-long installation out of 140 charred blocks of wood aligned to outline the ‘hold’ of a historical European slave ship. O Barco/The Boat both invites visitors to explore and walk inside of ‘the boat’ and to reconsider the ideas and imagery often associated with a boat which may evoke images of glory, freedom and maritime ‘discoveries’ – ultimately, a false narrative. The static work will come to life with two free live performances of music and dance designed and directed by the artist, with musical production by award-winning writer and musician Kalaf Epalanga.

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TIMES NEW ROADMAN | REFLECTIONS OF THE TIME

Until early October 2022
Free
21 Club Row, London E2 7EY, UK
OPENING HOURS
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
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  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Once you’re done browsing for clothes at Browns East, be sure to swing by the gallery space to check out the Reflection of the Times exhibition from Times New Roadman. 30 of the artist’s works are on display, including ‘You’re from Surrey, Stop Saying ‘My G’’ and ‘Petition for Influencers to Stop Taking Pictures in Car Parks’; ten original pieces inspired by Shoreditch and created exclusively for Browns East; and a new artwork featuring mirrors that allows you to be come part of the art.

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JURASSIC WORLD | THE EXHIBITION

Until 15th January 2023
Excel London, London E16 1XL, UK

You’ve seen it on the big screen and now you’re able to step inside Jurassic World for real with the brand new immersive experience, Jurassic World: The Exhibition. You’ll enter the 20,000 sq ft space through the famous Jurassic World gates and then you’re able to explore different prehistoric environments, come face-to-face with a Velociraptor, stand under a Brachiosauraus, get up close with a Tyrannosaurus Rex and feel what it would have been like to roam among the dinosaurs. And if you need some cuteness to offset the fear factor of hanging around the big boys, you can interact with never-seen-before baby dinosaurs, including Bumpy from the animated series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.

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AFRICA FASHION

Until 16th April 2023
Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
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  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM

The V&A is hosting a major exhibition on African fashion, the first in the museum’s history, spanning from the 1950s to contemporary designers and including garments, textiles, photography, sketches, film and music. Africa Fashion celebrates the diversity of fashion from across the continent by exploring the roleit played during the years of African independence and liberation; the importance of indigenous cloths in many African countries; the work of designers like Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, and Alphadi; photography from the likes of Sanlé Sory, Michel Papami Kameni and Rachidi Bissiriou; and cutting-edge African fashion, with pieces from Moshions, IAMISIGO, NKWO and Thebe Magugu on display.

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CHIMPS ARE FAMILY

Until 22nd October 2022
Free

Make time for monkey business this summer and check out the 28 bronze chimpanzees that has landed in London Bridge. The Chimps Are Family art trail has been created by artists Gillie and Marc to showcase how similar chimps are to humans (we share 98% of our DNA) and raise awareness and funds for their conservation. Each of the sculptures demonstrates 18 different moods and behaviours shown by chimps, like friendship, grief, conflict, love and tool use, with QR codes on each one for you to scan to learn more about that individual chimpanzee.

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SCULPTURE IN THE CITY

Until spring 2023
Free

Each year City of London works with artists and partners to curate a new trail of artworks that forms the annual sculpture park, Sculpture in the City. This summer marks the 11th edition of the sculpture park and features the work of 20 world-class artists and spans the Square Mile. Walking the trail you’ll spot some works easily, for example Jesse Pollock’s The Granary is a large and very striking life-sized model of a traditional grain store, which speaks to the crises currently affecting British rural life. Others are more subtle and will take a closer look to find, like Oliver Bragg’s In Loving Memory, a bench plaque that reads “In loving memory of a loving memory”. The nature of the sculpture park means that it’s 100% free and open 24/7, so you can stroll up and view the art any time you like.

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KLIMT | THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Until 30th October 2022
The Boiler House, 152 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU, UK

Van Gogh and Frida and Diego have been done and now Gustav Klimt is getting the immersive treatment. A 360-degree digital art exhibition featuring the works of the Austrian artist, best known for his gold-adorned paintings, is here after wowing art lovers in the States. Klimt: The Immersive Experience uses cutting-edge tech to create two-storey projections of the artist’s most famous pieces, including The Kiss, Judith and the Head of Holofernes, and The Tree of Life, so you can get properly up close and personal with these modernist masterpieces. The exhibition also includes galleries that focus on Klimt’s life, his technique and his influences, and a VR experience that takes you through a day in the life of the artist and the inspiration behind some of his most iconic paintings.

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CHRISTIAN THOMPSON | BEING HUMAN HUMAN BEING

8th June - 30th November 2022
Free
16-18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Soho Photography Quarter, launched by The Photographers Gallery, is a spot for admirers to enjoy the best of contemporary photography for free. Located in the heart of town, the open-air gallery is home to a rotating programme of interactive artworks that change twice a year, including large-scale overhead banners, moving image projections and soundscapes. The first presentation is Being Human Human Being by Indigenous Australian contemporary artist Dr. Christian Thompson AO. Selected works from his King Billy, Polari, Equinox and Flower Walls series are on show, which explore indigenous culture, identity and representation.

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GRIME STORIES | FROM THE CORNER TO THE MAINSTREAM

17th June - 4th December 2022
Free
150 London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5HN, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Museum of London is diving into the history of grime with the free exhibition Grime Stories: from the corner to the mainstream, co-curated by Roony ‘RiskyRoadz’ Keefe. The display, which spotlights the people and places across East London that shaped the genre from its inception in the early 2000s to today, features a panoramic illustration by Wiilkay; personal artefacts relating to grime MCs; films and footage featuring Skepta, DJ Slimzee, Rapid and Slix, and Troy ‘A+’ Miller; and an installation focusing in Jammer’s basement where Lord of the Mics was born.

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WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD | THE WORLD OF ASMR

Until 10th April 2023
224-238 Kensington High St, London W8 6AG, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

ASMR (aka Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response or that tingly sensation that makes you feel good) is jumping from online to IRL with this exhibition at the Design Museum. 40 audio, visual and tactile works will be on show, including episodes of The Joy of Painting by Bob Ross, a prototype of artificial skin for a mobile device, installations that recreate the sounds of snow crunching underfoot and coins dropping into a well, ASMR videos of Japanese barbershops and Korean dog-grooming salons, and a continuous pillow structure were you can watch and listen to a range of audio-visual works.

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MEXICAN GENIUSES | A FRIDA & DIEGO IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Until 2nd October 2022
Dock X, Canada Water, Surrey Quays Road, London, UK

Iconic Latin American artist couple Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s work will be on display at the Mexican Geniuses exhibition. You can step into the world of Frida and Diego through a 360-degree digital immersive experience, and it’s going to be a full-on attack on the senses with a state-of-the-art sound system and well over 300 art projections on display. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more immersive, there’s also a virtual reality segment that will whisk you from the cold streets of London to the tropical climate of Mexico. Not only will the exhibition be a chance to experience the works that changed the landscape of art in Mexico, you’ll also be taken on a historical tour of the two artists’ life and the influence they had on each other.

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WHEN FLOWERS DREAM

21st May 2022 – 5 March 2023
Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3LL, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Pip & Pop, aka Aussie artist Tanya Schultz, is immersing people in her candy-coloured world with When Flowers Dream at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens. The exhibition explores themes of abundance, consumption and a food utopia though sculptural pieces, a technicolour installation inspired by imaginary worlds and featuring foods identified as underutilised species, and botanical paintings from Kew’s archive.

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CORNELIA PARKER

19th May - 16th October 2022
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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Tate Britain is showcasing the work of Cornelia Parker, one of Britain’s best-loved contemporary artists, with this major exhibition. Several of her large-scale installations, including ‘Thirty Pieces of Silver’ and ‘Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View’, will be on display alongside immersive pieces like ‘War Room’ and ‘Magna Carta’, collective embroidery, drawings, films, prints and photographs, though which she engages with the important issues of the moment.

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INSPIRING WALT DISNEY | THE ANIMATION OF FRENCH DECORATIVE ARTS

6th April - 16th October 2022
Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Recently on show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, this exhibition explores the magic of Disney in a whole new way by highlighting the links between French 18th century art and American 20th century animation, with pieces from the Wallace Collection sitting alongside drawings done by Disney artists who were inspired by them.

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FASHIONING MASCULINITIES | THE ART OF MENSWEAR

19th March - 6th November 2022
Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:45 PM

The V&A always hosts mega fashion exhibitions and this year they’re taking on menswear with the Fashioning Masculinities show. The exhibition will highlight the diversity and artistry of men’s fashion, from European courts during the Renaissance to contemporary designers. Around 100 outfits, including pieces designed by Harris Reed, Grace Wales Bonner and Gucci and looks worn by Harry Styles, David Bowie and Billy Porter, will be on display alongside photographs, film, sculptures and paintings.

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VAN GOGH | THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

Until 31st October 2022
Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ, UK

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has been a hit in the States in the US and Europe and now it’s coming to Spitalfields. The exhibition will see more than 300 of Van Gogh’s works projected across a floor-to-ceiling two-storey space so you’ll be able to soak up the art from all angles. There’ll also be a drawing studio and a VR experience that takes you through a day in the life of the artist and explores the inspiration behind some of his most iconic paintings. 

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YAYOI KUSAMA | INFINITY MIRROR ROOMS

Until June 2023
Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
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  • Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

After her pumpkin-filled Infinity Room caused lengthy queues at the Victoria Miro gallery in 2016, Yayoi Kusama returns with another major exhibition, this time at the Tate Modern. Two of her installations – the large Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life and Chandelier of Grief, which gives the illusion of endless rotating chandeliers – this year. The rooms will be presented alongside a small collection of photographs, some of which will be going on display for the very first time.

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STAY IN THE LOOP. SIGN UP TO OUR DROPS

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A NIGHT OUT AT THE THEATRE IS IT?

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