Must See London

  • Opens October 8th 2015

  • This exhibition, the first ever dedicated to Nancy Holt’s “Locator” sculptures, begun in the 1970s, was conceived in partnership with the American artist before her death last year. Although these seminal sculptures have rarely been shown, Holt considered them a crucial part of her oeuvre and a direct link to her iconic Land art works.

    Nancy Holt Locators

    Oct 8 - Nov 21, 2015


    18 Woodstock Street  / +442074951969 /
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 5pm

  • Ends October 11th 2015

  • Agnes Martin’s first retrospective since 1994 includes her hallmark gridded and striped paintings as well as lesser-known early experiments. Beginning with biomorphic paintings made in the early 1950s, the chronological exhibition (which travels to Dusseldorf’s Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen before heading to LACMA and the Guggenheim in the US) traces Martin’s long career, until her death in 2004, with nearly one hundred paintings and drawings.

    Agnes Martin

    Jun 3 - Oct 11, 2015

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 /
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Opens October 14th 2015

  • The fair’s thirteenth edition brings together 164 galleries from 27 countries under a bespoke tent in London’s Regent’s Park. Highlights in the main section include solo presentations by Camille Henrot, Chris Martin, Ken Okiishi, Xu Qu, and Mary Weatherford, while the Focus section will feature emerging talents such as Amie Siegel, Samara Scott, and Jesse Wine.

    Frieze London 2015

    Oct 14 - 17, 2015

    Frieze Art Fair | London

    South Regent's Park  / +442033726111 /

  • The fourth edition of Frieze Masters hosts 131 modern and historical art galleries and debuts a new section, “Collections,” curated by Sir Norman Rosenthal. Artists participating in “Frieze Masters Talks” include Abraham Cruzvillegas, Ellen Gallagher, Michaël Borremans, and Lawrence Weiner.

    Frieze Masters

    Oct 14 - 18, 2015

    Frieze Masters

    Regent's Park  / +442033726111 /

  • Ends October 23rd 2015

  • Coco Fusco’s film And the Sea Will Talk to You, 2012, premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2012. Londoners can now watch the Cuban-American artist and writer’s vertiginous sea and sky footage—a poetic description of immigration—while seated in inflatable inner tubes similar to those many Cubans use while attempting to reach the United States.

    Coco Fusco And the Sea Will Talk to You

    Sep 3 - Oct 23, 2015

    Cecilia Brunson Projects

    Royal Oak Yard, Bermondsey Street  / +442073579274 /
    Tue - Fri 2pm to 6pm, Sat 12pm to 4pm

  • Ends October 31st 2015

  • Early steel and acrylic sculptures and pastels by American artist, writer, and activist Judy Chicago reveal the influence of Minimalism on the artist’s nascent work. A selection of porcelain test plates, meanwhile, provide insight into Chicago’s intensive study of china painting leading up to her chef d’oeuvre The Dinner Party, 1979, on permanent display at the Brooklyn Museum.

    Judy Chicago

    Sep 14 - Oct 31, 2015


    79 Beak Street  / +442074390000 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends November 7th 2015

  • The American artist’s first show with Victoria Miro presents new works that have been conceived specifically for the gallery’s space. Among them: a large cut-paper installation, photographic wallpaper depicting a mountain that was once declared the spiritual home of the KKK (a collaboration with photographer and filmmaker Ari Marcopoulos), and a series of monumental works in which she confronts stereotypes of “low” art such as folk art, graffiti, and primitivism.

    Kara Walker Go to Hell or Atlanta, Whichever Comes First

    Sep 30 - Nov 7, 2015

    Victoria Miro Gallery | 16 Wharf Road

    16 Wharf Road  / +442073368109 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends November 29th 2015

  • Though similar in style to the Berlin-based artist’s previous large-scale sculptural installations, Djordjadze’s latest work also represents a significant departure. Instead of found objects and materials from the artist’s studio, the components of this site-specific work are all newly made.


    Oct 2 - Nov 29, 2015

    South London Gallery

    65 - 67 Peckham Road  / +442077036120 /
    Tue 11am to 6pm, Wed 11am to 9pm, Thu - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends December 13th 2015

  • Ai’s first major show in the UK features everyday objects and sacred artifacts that shed light on the trials of contemporary Chinese life. Grand constellations of bicycles and wooden stools appear more somber in the presence of a bronze cast of the bones of an intellectual who perished in one of Mao’s labor camps.

    Ai Weiwei

    Sep 19 - Dec 13, 2015

    Royal Academy of Arts | Burlington House

    Burlington House, Piccadilly  / +442073008000 /
    Sat - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri 10am to 10pm

  • Ends January 24th 2016

  • Arguing that Pop was more than just an American phenomenon celebrating Western consumer culture, this fall blockbuster brings together artworks from the 1960s and ’70s from Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to offering a global view of the Pop movement, the show also challenges the predominant male perspective by presenting work by twenty-five female artists.

    The EY Exhibition: The World Goes Pop

    Sep 17, 2015 - Jan 24, 2016

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 /
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm