Must See London

  • Ends July 30th 2016

  • Kusama’s current exhibition takes over all three of Miro’s gallery locations with new paintings, pumpkin sculptures, and mirror installations. Three selfie-inspiring mirror rooms on Wharf Road treat viewers to a magical, if dizzying, landscape of infinite reflections.

    Yayoi Kusama

    May 25 - Jul 30, 2016

    Victoria Miro Gallery | 16 Wharf Road

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

  • Lygia Clark Lygia Clark: Work from the 1950s

    Jun 2 - Jul 30, 2016

    Alison Jacques Gallery

    16 - 18 Berners Street  / +442076314720 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 1st 2016

  • Stingel’s “Instruction Paintings” were first exhibited in 1989 at Massimo De Carlo in Milan, along with a pamphlet that illustrated the artist’s work-a-day method and encouraged those who wanted to to follow the instructions to create a painting of their own. The “Instruction Paintings” on view here were made between 1989 and 1996—paintings about painting, as both process and product.

    Rudolf Stingel 1989 - 1996 Instruction Paintings

    Jun 10 - Aug 1, 2016

    Inigo Philbrick

    22 Davies Street  / +442074938311 /
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm

  • Ends August 13th 2016

  • Familiar images—brawny athletes, powerful trains, and tubular waves—form the basis for Pettibon’s installation of new drawings. Rather than clarifying the significance of their imagery, the artist pairs the works with handwritten captions (a mixture of quotations and original writing) that only raise more questions.

    Raymond Pettibon Bakersfield to Barstow to Cucamonga to Hollywood

    Jun 25 - Aug 13, 2016

    Sadie Coles | 62 Kingly Street

    62 Kingly Street  / +442074938611 /
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends August 21st 2016

  • “Every piece of abstract art that I make has a backstory,” says Mary Heilmann. Highlights on view include Her Life, 2006, a slideshow juxtaposing the artist’s paintings and personal photographs, and a series of autobiographical synesthetic paintings that viewers can contemplate while sitting in candy-colored chairs.

    Mary Heilmann Looking at Pictures

    Jun 8 - Aug 21, 2016

    Whitechapel Gallery

    77 - 82 Whitechapel High Street  / +442075227888 /
    Tue - Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Born in Beirut to Palestinian parents, Mona Hatoum settled in England in 1975. This show, her first major survey in the UK, was organized with Paris’s Centre Pompidou (where it debuted in 2015) and includes thirty-five years’ worth of beautifully haunting work—from early radical performances and video pieces to recent post-Minimalist sculptures made from various industrial and personal materials, such as barbed wire or the artist’s own hair.

    Mona Hatoum

    May 4 - Aug 21, 2016

    Tate Modern

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

  • Ends August 29th 2016

  • Mining a rich art-historical period when artists found new ways to engage with reality and make work beyond the studio setting, this survey includes, among others, Keith Arnatt, Hamish Fulton, Mary Kelly, John Latham, Richard Long, David Tremlett, and Stephen Willats. Much of the work on view is politically engaged, dealing with a wide range of contemporary issues from feminism to the conflict in Northern Ireland.

    Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964–1979

    Apr 12 - Aug 29, 2016

    Tate Britain

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

  • Ends September 4th 2016

  • This survey frames a new generation of Latin American artists (born after 1968) within the context of well-known older artists from the southern hemisphere, such as Luis Camnitzer, Alfredo Jaar, and Gabriel Orozco. Across a wide variety of media and subject matter, the young artists address interrelated issues including colonialism, corruption, ecology, and technology.

    Alfredo Jaar, Amalia Pica, Mariana Castillo Deball, Wilfredo Prieto Under The Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today

    Jun 10 - Sep 4, 2016

    South London Gallery

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

  • Ends September 11th 2016

  • The Lebanese-born artist’s first institutional show in the UK is a survey of paintings, drawings, poetry, films, and tapestries made between the 1960s and today. While her graphic works waltz between abstraction and figuration, Adnan’s writings take a firm stance on international politics and more personal struggles.

    Etel Adnan The Weight of the World

    Jun 1 - Sep 11, 2016

    Serpentine Galleries

    Kensington Gardens  / +442074026075 /
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends September 18th 2016

  • Bringing his colorful creativity to the role of curator, fashion designer Duro Olowu has selected a diverse group of works that relate to his personal interest in textiles. What’s on view inhabits a vast range, from pieces by well-known artists (Alighiero Boetti, Louise Bourgeois, and Fernand Léger, to name just a few) to anonymous nineteenth-century textiles, describing a love of patterns and fashion that transcends materials, cultural references, time, and geography.

    Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu

    Jun 18 - Sep 18, 2016

    Camden Arts Centre

    Arkwright Road  / +442074725500 /
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm, Wed 10am to 9pm