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TUTANKHAMUN | TREASURES OF THE GOLDEN PHARAOH

Saatchi Gallery, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY
Sloane Square

The largest collection of King Tutankhamun’s treasures to leave Egypt is going on display at the Saatchi Gallery. The ‘Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh’ exhibition is coming to town as part of the commemorations marking the centenary of the discovery of the tomb. Over 150 original artefacts from the tomb, including 60 that have never been outside Egypt before, will be on display with the exhibition focusing on the significance of Tutankhamun’s burial items and how they helped the king on his journey to everlasting life. This exhibition will be the last chance to see these artefacts before they go on permanent display at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, so you won’t wanna miss it.

2nd November 2019 – 3rd May 2020

MUSHROOMS | THE ART, DESIGN AND FUTURE OF FUNGI

Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK
Temple

Somerset House is going mushroom mad with an exhibition dedicated to fungi. Works from over 40 artists, including Cy Twombly, Beatrix Potter, John Cage, Perks and Mini, Haroon Mirza, Hannah Collins and more, will be on display, with the show exploring the cultural legacy of mushrooms, the psychedelic feelings they inspire and the groundbreaking ways they can be used in textiles and architecture.

31st January - 26th April 2020

DORA MAAR

Tate Modern, Bankside, London, UK
Blackfriars Blackfriars

The Tate Modern is hosting the largest retrospective of Dora Maar ever held in the UK, with over 200 works from her long career explored in the context of work by her contemporaries, bringing her out of the shadow of her relationship with Picasso. She was known for her surrealist photomontages as well as commercial photography and social documentary projects, like the creation of Picasso’s Guernica. The pair also worked on experimental photography and printmaking portraits before she focused on painting in later life.

20th November 2019 – 15th March 2020

NAM JUNE PAIK

Tate Modern, Bankside, London, UK
Blackfriars Blackfriars

The Tate Modern is hosting a major exhibition on Nam June Paik, the innovative artist known for his pioneering use of TV and video. Over 200 of his pieces from his 50 year career will be on show, including robots made from old television screens and room-sized installations like Sistine Chapel 1993. The exhibition will also explore his collaborative, cross-discipline works with the likes of cellist Charlotte Moorman, John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Joseph Beuys.

17th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

FEAST FOR THE EYES

16 - 18 Ramillies Street London W1F 7LW
Oxford Circus

The Photographers’ Gallery is exploring the history of food photography with its major Feast For The Eyes exhibition. The show is divided into three themes – Still Life, Around The Table and Playing With Food – and features everything from fine-art to commercial photography from the likes of Nobuyoshi Araki, Nan Goldin, Martin Parr, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, Wolfgang Tillmans and Weegee.

18th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

24/7

Somerset House, Strand, London, UK
Temple

24/7 at Somerset House is a major exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of our modern lives – we’re on screens more, sleeping less and our connection to the people and the world around us is being disrupted. A range of contemporary designers have pieces on display, including Marcus Coates, Mat Collishaw, Harun Farocki, Pierre Huyghe, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Kelly Richardson, Pilvi Takala and Addie Wagenknecht. The exhibition features a meditative isolation chamber from Tatsuo Miyajima, an immersive orchestration of a machine-generated dawn chorus from Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, and I heard there was a secret chord from Daily tous les jours’, where people join listeners around the world to hum the chorus of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

31st October 2019 - 23rd February 2020

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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

The 55th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is being hosted at the Natural History Museum. The display features awarded images selected from almost 50,000 entries and it showcases the beauty and diversity of the natural world, with everything from Canadian racoons to Japanese long-tailed tits to African cheetahs depicted in the photographs.

18th October 2019 - 31st May 2020

MARTIN HARTLEY | TAKEN TO EXTREMES

68 Duke St, Mayfair, London W1K 6JU, UK
Bond Street

Luxury British menswear brand Shackleton has opened a pop-up shop in Mayfair to show off the expedition photographer’s jacket it made in collaboration with Leica, as well as the rest of the brand’s knitwear and goose-down outerwear. Photographer Martin Hartley, who helped developed the jacket, is showcasing the Taken To Extremes exhibition on the walls of the store. His photographs nod to the power of human compulsion and the desire for adventure, discovery and exploration.

Until end of February 2020

MOVING TO MARS

Design Museum, Kensington High Street, London, UK
High Street Kensington Kensington Olympia

You’ve seen The Martian, now experience life on the red planet for yourself at the Design Museum with its exhibition Moving to Mars. The exhibition will feature a full-scale Mars home and around 200 other objects including NASA’s 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge winners AI SpaceFactory, robotic builders by Foster & Partners, the first spacesuit designed for the Martian surface, Christopher Raeburn’s new Mars-inspired collection and more.

18th October 2019 - 23rd February 2020

SHOT IN SOHO

The Photographers' Gallery, Ramillies Street, London, UK
Oxford Circus

Explore Soho’s diverse culture and history at a time when the area itself is being radically transformed at the Shot in Soho exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery. The show features work from William Klein, Anders Petersen, Corinne Day, Kelvin Brodie, Clancy Gebler Davies and John Goldblatt, drawing on the area’s controversy, eccentricity and unpredictability.

18th October 2019 - 9th February 2020

WILLIAM BLAKE

Tate Britain, Millbank, London, UK
Pimlico

Tate Britain is hosting the largest exhibition of William Blake’s work for nearly two decades, featuring over 300 original pieces. The printmaker, painter and poet is responsible for some of the most iconic works in British art and this show displays his art in the way it was meant to be seen – as well as an immersive recreation of the room he first showed his art in 1809, there’ll also be the large-scale displays he dreamed of, made possible using digital technology.

11th September 2019 - 2nd February 2020

TIM WALKER | WONDERFUL THINGS

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

The V&A is hosting a big solo exhibition of British fashion photographer Tim Walker. Not only will Walker be showing new photographs, inspired by the collections housed at the V&A, but the exhibition will also explore the impact of his collaborators, models, designers and muses on his images. Walker is known for his inventive and fantastical photographs – he shot the 2018 Alice in Wonderland-inspired Pirelli Calendar – so this is sure to be a knockout show.

21st September 2019 - 8th March 2020

BAFTA | BEHIND THE SCREENS

194-195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN, UK
Piccadilly Circus Green Park

Get a glimpse behind the scenes of some of your fave TV shows and films with this exhibition of costumes, models, scripts and more at BAFTA. Behind The Screens will feature that pink Molly Goddard dress worn by Villanelle in Killing Eve, hair and make-up design for The Favourite and research and prep that Chiwetel Ejiofor undertook for 12 Years A Slave, as well as celebration of The Clangers to coincide with the show’s 50th anniversary. The exhibition will be running for two years and will be regularly updated with new pieces.

Opens 17th September 2019

MARY QUANT

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
South Kensington

It’s a celebration of the sixties at the V&A as the museum hosts a major retrospective of revolutionary fashion designer Mary Quant. Credited with popularising the mini skirt, Mary Quant changed the face of the British high street. Over 200 garments and accessories, including unseen pieces from her personal archive as well as original items loaned from the public will be on display.

6th April 2019 - 16th February 2020

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