Find new-york events:

Today is:October 22, 2016
Show: scheduled listings only
openings only
all venues


Must See London

Saturday, October 22

  • Ends Tomorrow, October 23rd 2016

  • This comprehensive presentation of Eggleston’s portraits spans fifty years of the artist’s output. In addition to pictures of blues musician Fred McDowell in his casket and actor/director Dennis Hopper driving in the outback, the exhibition includes never-before-seen black-and-white prints from the 1960s that show the artist’s unromanticized view of daily life in America.

    William Eggleston Portraits

    Jul 21 - Oct 23, 2016

    National Portrait Gallery

    St. Martin's Place  / +442073060055 /
    Mon - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thu - Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends October 29th 2016

  • Spanning the 1950s through the 1990s, this exhibition focuses on Kounellis’s very first pieces, the “Alfabeto” series, begun in 1958. These early works, which consist of black stenciled numbers, letters, and mathematical symbols on paper and canvas, show an essential step away from abstract formalism and toward a Conceptualist discourse.

    Jannis Kounellis

    Sep 22 - Oct 29, 2016

    White Cube | Mason's Yard

    25-26 Mason's Yard  / +442079305373 /
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • The ironic title of this group show devoted to female artists is borrowed from a 2014 work by American artist Julia Wachtel. Making wide-ranging references to pop culture, world politics, and personal identity, the fourteen women featured are not united thematically or stylistically but rather by a common drive to succeed in a man’s (art) world.

    Champagne Life

    Oct 1 - 29, 2016

    Saatchi Gallery

    Duke of York's HQ, King's Road  / +442078113070 /
    10am to 6pm daily

  • Ends November 4th 2016

  • Featuring clouds and vapor trails, Tacita Dean’s hand-drawn color lithographs depict the LA skies the artist marveled at during her residency at the Getty Research Institute in 2014–15, made locally at Los Angeles’s famous print studio, Gemini G.E.L. Also made in LA is Portraits, 2016, a poignant 16-mm film of David Hockney smoking.

    Tacita Dean LA Exuberance

    Sep 16 - Nov 4, 2016

    Frith Street Gallery | Golden Square

    17-18 Golden Square  / +442074941550 /
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Ends November 13th 2016

  • The new suite of three works by James Richards uses appropriated digital videos and audio recordings to striking effect. Crumb Mahogany, 2016, a kaleidoscopic six-channel sound installation, features a vast range of audio snippets, vocal to incidental sounds. Radio At Night, 2015, and Rushes Minotaur, 2016, employ this same eclectic audio as a sound track for a collage of newscasts, medical documentaries, French erotica, and material from ICA’s own video archive.

    James Richards Requests and Antisongs

    Sep 21 - Nov 13, 2016

    ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

    The Mall  / +442079303647 /
    Tue - Sun 11am to 11pm

  • Ends November 19th 2016

  • A founding member of Brazil’s Neo-Concrete movement, Lygia Pape is best known for her three-dimensional objects that transform according to the viewer’s point of view. Spanning more than thirty years, the works here include early black-and-white geometric drawings Desenhos (Designs), 1957–1959, and, from later in her career, her iconic Ttéias (Webs), 1977–2000), delicate installations of gold or silver threads that appear woven into the air.

    Lygia Pape

    Sep 22 - Nov 19, 2016

    Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row

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

  • Ends November 20th 2016

  • Multidisciplinary artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz weaves together literature, design, painting, sculpture, and photography to make art that resists the tyranny of linear time. This look back at the French artist’s career includes a restating of his immersive glam rock installation Enough Tiranny, which was first presented at Serpentine Gallery in 1972.

    Marc Camille Chaimowicz

    Sep 28 - Nov 20, 2016

    Serpentine Galleries

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

  • New York–based painter Maureen Gallace has been compared to Edward Hopper and Giorgio Morandi. Replacing detail with flat areas of color, her small oil paintings of houses and landscapes tenderly capture the atmospheric effects of sun and weather.


    Oct 6 - Nov 20, 2016

    Maureen Paley

    21 Herald Street  / +442077294112 /
    Wed - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends November 26th 2016

  • This joint show, which inaugurates Skarstedt’s new London space, pairs two artists from the Pictures generation. Inspired by classical portrait paintings by the likes of Raphael, Caravaggio, and Rubens, Cindy Sherman plays both model and creator in her “History Portraits” series, 1988–90, and, in doing so, calls into question the fraught historical relationship between the two roles. Meanwhile, David Salle’s “Tapestry Paintings,” 1989–91, embellish scenes from seventeenth-century Italian and Russian tapestries tapestries with anachronistic art-historical references like African masks and Giacometti sculptures.

    Cindy Sherman & David Salle History Portraits & Tapestry Paintings

    Oct 1 - Nov 26, 2016

    Skarstedt Gallery | London

    8 Bennet St.  / +442074995200 /
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm

  • Ends January 8th 2017

  • Featuring works spanning the 1930s–1970s—a period during which Wifredo Lam worked in Cuba, France, America, and Spain—this retrospective confirms the Cuban artist’s place at the center of global modernism. Often compared to avant-gardists like Picasso and Fontana, Lam addresses the social injustices of his day using a signature style of hybrid figures.

    Wifredo Lam

    Sep 14, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    Tate Modern

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

  • Ends March 5th 2017

  • Casting a critical eye over the role of female artists in European museums, the Guerrilla Girls revisit their own poster from 1986 that deadpanningly states: “It’s Even Worse in Europe.” Having sent questionnaires to arts institutions across Europe asking about their collections and exhibitions, the feminist activist collective presents nearly four hundred responses—funny, heartbreaking, and terrifying —as part of an archive-based exhibition.

    Guerrilla Girls Is it even worse in Europe?

    Oct 1, 2016 - Mar 5, 2017

    Whitechapel Gallery

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

  • Ends April 2nd 2017

  • Having transformed Paris’s Palais de Tokyo in 2013 and New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2015, Philippe Parreno now takes over the Turbine Hall with a complex choreography of sound, light, objects, and videos. The fully automated exhibition can be considered as a single Gesamtkunstwerk upending traditional exhibition stagings of time and space.

    Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno

    Oct 4, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

    Tate Modern

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