Must See London

  • Ends November 1st 2014

  • Timed to coincide with the Museum Ludwig’s presentation of Pierre Huyghe’s touring retrospective (until July 13, 2014), the artist’s first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth features new site-specific sculptures, video works, and a series of aquariums that contain living organisms including water lilies from the pond in Monet’s Giverny garden. Huyghe’s retrospective will make its way to Los Angeles this fall for a final stop at LACMA (November 23, 2014–February 22, 2015).

    Pierre Huyghe In.Border.Deep

    Sep 12 - Nov 1, 2014

    Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row

    23 Savile Row  / +442072872300 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s current exhibition (his first with Carroll Fletcher) comprises several panoramic sound installations, which together require more than 3,000 audio speakers. The layered and immersive sonic environment references great twentieth-century composers including Karlheinz Stockhausen, Edgar Varèse, and Alvin Lucier.

    Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Obra Sonora

    Sep 25 - Nov 1, 2014

    Carroll / Fletcher

    56 - 57 Eastcastle Street  / +442073236111 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends November 9th 2014

  • Trisha Donnelly, who reorganized MoMA’s collection for the “Artist’s Choice” show in 2012–13, is now staging an exhibition of her work at the Serpentine. The American Conceptualist's current exhibition includes new films and photographs.

    Trisha Donnelly

    Sep 17 - Nov 9, 2014

    Serpentine Galleries

    Kensington Gardens  / +442072981515 /
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends November 14th 2014

  • Philippe Parreno’s first UK solo show since his 2010 Serpentine Gallery exhibition introduces four new automatons. Transforming the gallery space both visually and sonically, Parreno has conceived of this show as one coherent artwork in and of itself.


    Oct 13 - Nov 14, 2014

    Pilar Corrias

    54 Eastcastle Street  / +442073237000 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends November 15th 2014

  • Andrea Büttner’s current show at Hollybush Gardens regroups works the artist made for recent solo exhibitions at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Moss, a natural material that has long fascinated the artist, Büttner appears across several works, evoked in photographs, text, and even a live garden installed on the gallery floor.

    Andrea BŁttner

    Oct 17 - Nov 15, 2014

    Hollybush Gardens

    1-2 Warner Yard  / +442078375991 /
    Wed - Fri 11am to 6pm, Sat 12pm to 5pm

  • Ends November 22nd 2014

  • Kerry James Marshall’s fist show in London since his 2005 presentation at the Camden Arts Centre also marks his first exhibition with David Zwirner. Marshall’s new paintings examine the difference between “looking” and “seeing” by addressing ideas of exhibitionism, voyeurism, and narcissism.

    Kerry James Marshall Look See

    Oct 11 - Nov 22, 2014

    David Zwirner | London

    24 Grafton St  / +442035383165 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Gagosian presents recent work by Richard Serra across two galleries. Four recent monumental steel sculptures by American artist Richard Serra at the Britania Street gallery. Meanwhile, a single large-scale drawing Serra made in 2011 is on view at the Davies street location.

    Richard Serra Drawing

    Oct 10 - Nov 22, 2014

    Gagosian Gallery | Davies Street

    17-19 Davies St  / +442074933020 /
    Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 14th 2014

  • Richard Tuttle’s retrospective, the largest survey dedicated to the American artist and poet ever staged in Britain, brings together five decades of work at the Whitechapel Gallery. On this occasion, Tuttle has also created a new work—a monumental textile piece—specially for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern.

    Richard Tuttle Richard Tuttle: I Dont Know Or The Weave of Textile Language

    Oct 14 - Dec 14, 2014

    Whitechapel Gallery

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

  • Anselm Kiefer’s large-scale paintings grace the grand Victorian-age galleries at the Royal Academy. In addition to their physical heft, the thickly encrusted paintings inlaid with items ranging from flowers to slabs of lead are emotionally and symbolically weighty.

    Anselm Kiefer

    Oct 16 - Dec 14, 2014

    Royal Academy of Arts | Burlington House

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

  • Ends December 19th 2014

  • Taking the contemporary art market as his latest subject, Eric Fischl presents a new series of paintings depicting people at art fairs and gallery openings. The cluttered compositions of layered figures and artworks convey an energetic—at times frenzied—atmosphere.

    Eric Fischl Art Fair Paintings

    Oct 14 - Dec 19, 2014

    Victoria Miro Gallery | 16 Wharf Road

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

  • Ends December 20th 2014

  • Marian Goodman inaugurates her London gallery with an exhibition of recent work, including a new monumental glass sculpture, by Gerhard Richter. Among the over forty works on view are several “Strips,” all based on a single digital photograph of Richter’s own 1990 oil painting that has been meticulously divided into progressively smaller sections, which are then reprinted in various sizes. The largest of these works is over thirty-two feet long and stretches across the gallery’s first floor.

    Gerhard Richter

    Oct 14 - Dec 20, 2014

    Marian Goodman Gallery | London

    5-8 Lower John Street  / +442070990088 /

  • Ends January 11th 2015

  • Glenn Ligon’s first exhibition at a nonprofit UK gallery presents a new series of paintings based on a composition made by Minimal music pioneer Steve Reich in the 1960s that used sound bites of the taped testimonies of the “Harlem six.” For this exhibition, Ligon has also created a neon work based on a statement by Daniel Hamm, one of the six Harlem teenagers who were accused of murder and brutally beaten by police.

    Glenn Ligon Call and Response

    Oct 10, 2014 - Jan 11, 2015

    Camden Arts Centre

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

  • Ends February 8th 2015

  • Walead Beshty transforms the walls of the Barbican Art Gallery with a floor-to-ceiling installation consisting of more than 12,000 cyanotypes: blue-tinged photographic prints made by placing various objects on UV-sensitive material and exposing them to sunlight. Presented in chronological order, the cyanotypes date from fall 2013 to summer 2014; the most recent were made during the artist’s residency at the Barbican.

    Walead Beshty

    Oct 15, 2014 - Feb 8, 2015

    Barbican Art Gallery

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street  / +442076388891 /
    Sat - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thu - Fri 10am to 9pm

  • This comprehensive retrospective of the untiring, always unsatisfied, and influential German artist Sigmar Polke was organized by Kathy Halbreich of the Museum of Modern Art with Tate Modern curator Mark Godfrey and MoMA curatorial assistant Lanka Tattersall. The MoMA iteration refused wall labels, pointing audiences instead toward orienting pamphlets; Tate Modern has gone with a more conventional installation.

    Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010

    Oct 9, 2014 - Feb 8, 2015

    Tate Modern

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

  • Ends February 28th 2015

  • Gagosian presents recent work by Richard Serra across two galleries. Four monumental steel sculptures are displayed at the Britannia Street gallery, while a single large-scale drawing Serra made in 2011 is on view at the Davies street location.

    Richard Serra Backdoor Pipeline, Ramble, Dead Load, London Cross

    Oct 10, 2014 - Feb 28, 2015

    Gagosian Gallery | Britannia Street

    6-24 Britannia Street  / +442078419960 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm