Art haters look away as this post is ALL about the best new art exhibitions to check out in London. We wanted to throw light on some of the smaller, less known galleries as they throw really special, unique exhibitions that anyone interested in art should definitely not miss. Also, they’re all completely FREE to visit…so there’s not really any excuse now is there?
So here you go, 5 unique art exhibitions in London to check out…
Elizabeth Corkery: Pictures of Pieces @ Beers London
Ends 25 July. Free. Beers London, 1 Baldwin Street, EC1V 9NU
For Elizabeth Corkery’s first solo exhibition with Beers, the artist has selected works from the previous three years which all similarly address architecture, the reproduced image and the potentially fraught task of representing three dimensions in two.
24 July- 26 September. Free. Rosenfeld Porcini, 37 Rathbone Street, W1T 1NZ
Spazio Visivo, for their first solo show at Rosenfeld Porcini, have elaborated a retrospective of their artistic journey together; covering works made from 2007 to their latest creation made expressly for the exhibition, which has been inspired by Paolo Cavinato’s time spent in Shanghai’s prestigious Swatch Art Peace Hotel.
Themes of geometry and spatial relationships will be explored by the collaborative duo in what is set to be one of London’s most unique art exhibitions!
Concrete Myths: A Solo Exhibition by Ross M Brown
Ends 4 July, Free. Lacey Contemporary Gallery, 8 Clarendon Cross, W11 4AP
Lacey Contemporary Gallery has a very interesting new exhibition at the moment called ‘Concrete Myths’ which is a solo exhibition by Edinburgh based artist, Ross M Brown.
The body of work presented at ‘Concrete Myths’ was created following a research trip to the derelict Haludovo Palace Hotel on Krk Island, a 1970’s luxury resort designed by Modernist architect, Boris Magas. Brown depicts the dilapidated location in a series of large scale paintings.
Thomas Hirschhorn: In-Between
Ends 13 September, Free. South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Road, SE5 8UH
For his first major solo show in London in many years, Thomas Hirschhorn presents a new work entitled In-Between at the South London Gallery. Based on and highlighting the quote; “Destruction is difficult. It is as difficult as creation.” by Italian Marxist theorist and politician, Antonio Gramsci, a new artwork made for the SLG’s main space continues the artist’s exploration in recent works, of the aesthetic of ruins.
They’ve Taken our Ghettos: A Punk History of the Woodberry Down Estate
2 July, Free. Craving Coffee, Unit 3, Gaunson House, Markfield Road, N15 4QQ
This exhibition brings together prints, illustrations, photographs and text, created by a diaspora of punks who lived as squatters on the Woodberry Down Estate in the Manor House area of London in the 80s and 90s. This show was conceived in response to the estate’s current redevelopment plans, which recognizes only consenting voices in its gentrification process.
There will also be plenty of beer, wine, cocktails and nibbles on the night!
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