PHILIP COLBERT | HUNT PAINTINGS

Saatchi Gallery, King's Rd, London, UK
Sloane Square

Unit London is presenting Philip Colbert’s largest solo show to date at the Saatchi Gallery. Described as ‘the godson of Andy Warhol’ Colbert works in a pop art style whilst referencing the digital age (spot the emojis and the instagram likes) and exploring the way we now consume information. The Hunt Paintings exhibition consists of 25 pieces, including large scale oil paintings, sculptures and a virtual reality experience.

18th December 2018 – 13th January 2019

GINGERBREAD CITY

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK
South Kensington

Forget gingerbread houses, there’s an actual gingerbread city at the V&A. Created by the Museum of Architecture, this is third year of the project (the theme this time is Imagining the Future City) and it’s designed to help get the public excited about architecture. Plus a little holiday cheer never hurt anybody.

Until 6th January 2019

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG | SPREADS 1975 – 83

37 Dover St, Mayfair, London W1S 4NJ, UK
Green Park

Large-scale pieces (with one stretching to six metres) from Robert Rauschenberg are on display for the first time in the UK at the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. The Spreads series, inspired by “autobiographical feelings”, feature many of his best-known motifs like doors, lights and tyres though they are used with a brighter colour palette. If you liked the retrospective the Tate held in 2016, you’ll want to come and check these out.

28th November 2018 - 26th January 2019

THE FACE | THE ARCHIVE

11 Stable St, London N1C 4BT
King's Cross St Pancras King's Cross

When it was launched by Nick Logan in 1980, The Face redefined what an independent magazine could be and it had a massive impact on style and pop culture. In 2015, Nick’s son Maxell Logan started The Archive, an Instagram campaign to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the mag’s launch, which brought archive images and stories to a new audience. Now The Archive has installed a 75m outdoor display of 250 The Face covers spanning 1980-2001 in Lewis Cubitt Square at one end of the recently opened Coal Drops Yard development in King’s Cross.

Until 31st January 2019

GOOD GRIEF CHARLIE BROWN

Strand, London WC2R 1HL, UK
Temple

For their big winter exhibition Somerset House is celebrating the cultural legacy of Peanuts, showcasing contemporary works inspired by Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang, alongside original drawings from creator Charles M. Schulz. As one of the world’s most influential comic strips, the exhibition explores the lasting social and political impact of one of our favourite cartoons.

25th October 2018 - 3rd March 2019

YAYOI KUSAMA | INFINITY ROOMS

16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW, UK
Angel Old Street Old Street

After her pumpkin-filled Infinity Room caused lengthy queues at the Victoria Miro gallery in 2016, Yayoi Kusama returns with another major exhibition. This one will have an even bigger Infinity Room as well as more pumpkins, flower sculptures and new paintings from the My Eternal Soul series. We predict everyone will be going dotty for this one.

3rd October - 21st December 2018

100 WOMEN

22D Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 0LU, UK
Victoria Victoria

To honour the centenary of women’s suffrage, SHOWstudio is hosting a fashion illustration exhibition that features images of 100 models, including Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner, Andrej Pejic, Devon Aoki, Slick Woods, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Iman and Karlie Kloss, in an outfit they wore that made them feel most empowered.

2nd November 2018 - 31st January 2019

THE CLOCK

Tate Modern, London, UK
Blackfriars Blackfriars

Christian Marclay’s acclaimed piece The Clock is back. Marclay’s installation is 24 hours long and is made up of a collection of clips and images from film and television featuring clocks, with each face shown corresponding to the actual time. The gallery will be open during the day with one nightly opening each month for a full 24 hour viewing.

14th September - 20th January

MODERN COUPLES | ART, INTIMACY AND THE AVANT-GARDE

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, UK
Barbican

The Barbican is showcasing the creative collections of over 40 artistic couples, from Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar to Diego Rivera and Frida Khalo. Modern Couples exhibition features work from iconic duos of painters, sculptors, photographers, architects, designers, musicians and performers, alongside personal material that defined their relationships. A true collab of modern art and modern love.

10th October 2018 - 27th January 2019

ELMGREEN & DRAGSET | THIS IS HOW WE BITE OUR TONGUE

77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK
Aldgate East

Scandi duo Elmgreen & Dragset, who are known for exploring social politics and power structures through their sculptures and large-scale installations have taken over the Whitechapel Gallery with works from across their 20+ year collaboration. As well as pieces that reference masculinity and identity, the specially commissioned ‘Whitechapel Pool’ – an actual, full-size abandoned swimming pool – is a comment on the loss of civic space.

Until 13th January 2019

BODY WORLDS

1 Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 0DA, UK
Piccadilly Circus

The famous Body Worlds exhibition, created by Dr Gunther von Hagens and featuring real body parts preserved with plastination, is on display in Piccadilly. The 200 exhibits cover the reproductive, nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, locomotive and metabolic systems in an insane amount of detail, so if you want to get a true insight into what happens inside the human body, this is place to come.

Opens 6th October 2018

TIM FLACH | ENDANGERED

Wex Photo Video Gallery, London E1
Algate East

London-born photographer Tim Flach is returning home with ‘Endangered’, a collection of photographs that portray the beauty of animals that are rare, vulnerable or in imminent danger of becoming extinct. Featuring 20 prints, the free exhibition curated by Wex Photo Video Gallery will showcase a powerful visual record of remarkable animals and ecosystems facing harsh challenges.

28th November 2018 - 3rd January 2019

SPACE SHIFTERS

Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Waterloo Waterloo

To round out the Hayward Gallery’s 50th anniversary celebrations, the gallery is hosting the Space Shifters exhibition. Featuring artwork from over 20 international artists and including sculptures, large-scale installations and architectural interventions, many of which are made from glass or reflective material, the exhibition is all about disrupting the viewer’s sense of space and perception of their surroundings.

26th September 2018 - 6th January 2019

BLACK MIRROR | ART AS SOCIAL SATIRE

Saatchi Gallery, King's Rd, London, UK
Sloane Square

No it’s nothing to do with Charlie Brooker, this Black Mirror is an exhibition that explores how political uncertainty has influenced art and how art has become a tool for social satire. The show features everything from collage to photography to installation, with the work of 26 international artists including Jessica Craig-Martin, Richard Billingham and Alejandra Prieto on display.

28th September 2018 - 13th January 2019

HOOKED

Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9GU
London Bridge London Bridge

HOOKED is the inaugural exhibition at the new Science Gallery London and it’s all about exploring the processes of addiction and recovery. Covering everything from drugs to technology to gambling, the exhibition features artworks, installations and interactive experiences that are designed to challenge our notion of addiction and show us the many different forms recovery can take.

Until 6th January 2019

TIME OUT 50 | 50 YEARS, 50 COVERS

London Lighthouse, 111-117 Lancaster Rd, London W11 1QT, UK
Ladbroke Grove

Time Out is turning 50 and to celebrate, the mag is showing off fifty covers from their archive at the Museum of Brands. The exhibition will chart how London has changed from 1968 to now, as well as how magazine design itself has evolved over the years. As well as the first ever cover featuring an Andy Warhol soup can design, the 1974 cover marking Winston Churchill’s 100th anniversary, and covers designed by Banksy, Jamie Hewlett and David LaChapelle will be on display.

12th September 2018 - 3rd March 2019

LIFE IN THE DARK

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, UK
South Kensington

Dive deep into the darkness at The Natural History Museum’s Life in the Dark exhibition where you can discover what happens when the sun goes down and the animals come out to play. From forests to caves to the depths of the ocean, the immersive exhibition encourages us to see life through the eyes of nocturnal animals, listen to the sounds that echo below the surface and get hands on with nature. 

13th July 2018 - 6th January 2019

MAGIC REALISM | ART IN WEIMAR GERMANY 1919-33

Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
Blackfriars Blackfriars Mansion House

To coincide with the anniversary of the end of WWI, the Tate is hosting a year-long (and FREE) exhibition of art from Weimar Germany, where expressionism gave way to more unsettling and emotional imagery. Works by the likes of Otto Dix, George Grosz, Albert Birkle and Jeanne Mammen will be on display and a lot of the pieces included aren’t normally on public display so it’s one not to miss…luckily you’ve got plenty of time to see it.

30th July 2018 - 14th July 2019

ARTIST ROOMS | JENNY HOLZER

Tate Modern, Bankside, London, UK
Blackfriars Blackfriars Mansion House

This year the ARTIST ROOMS at the Tate is dedicated to Jenny Holzer, with works from across her 40-year career on display. She’s known for her text-based works and pieces from her Truisms and Diagrams series as well as her Redaction Paintings and LED installations. A painting created with NY graffiti artist Lady Pink will also be on display for the first time in the UK. Entry to the rooms is free and it’s gonna be open for a year, so it’s defo one to pop into next time your in the Tate.

23rd July 2018 - summer 2019

TRACEY EMIN | I WANT MY TIME WITH YOU

St Pancras International, Euston Road, London, UK
St Pancras International

Tracey Emin is the latest artist to be commissioned for the St Pancras International’s Terrace Wires programme, so her 20-metre long artwork ‘I Want My Time With You’ will be suspended from the station room in front of the DENT London clock.

10th April 2018 - end of 2018

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