Being one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, it’s no surprise that London is home to some of the best art galleries and museums. However, with exhibitions constantly being opened and rotated, tracking which ones are worth your time requires a lot of effort.
To save you the headache and make gallery hopping in the capital enjoyable. We’ve compiled a list of our top five exhibitions in London to see now. With themes ranging from the global financial system and personal data to innovative technologies and explorations of memory, time and emotion, there’s something for everyone. And the best part is that they’re all free!
Barakat Contemporary Presents: Yunchul Kim, Chung Seoyoung, and Sojung Jun 1 December – 17 December 2022 No. 9 Cork St. Gallery 9 Cork St London W1S 3LL
Barakat Contemporary is pleased to present three distinctive solo exhibitions of Korean Artists, Yunchul Kim, Chung Seoyoung, and Sojung Jun at No. 9 Cork Street, London. Yunchul Kim (b.1970), Chung Seoyoung (b. 1964), and Sojung Jun (b.1982) are pioneers who are actively shaping the discourse around Korean contemporary art since the 1990s to the most current, dealing with urgent topics and innovative technologies.
Stacey Gillian Abe: Shrublet of Old Ayivu 22 November 2022 – 7 January 2023 Unit London 3 Hanover Square Mayfair W1S 1HD
Shrublet of Old Ayivu is the first UK solo exhibition from Ugandan artist Stacey Gillian Abe. An exploration of memory, time and emotion, this new body of work focuses on the concept of shared memory. In Abe’s striking, hand-embroidered paintings, she examines how memories have been passed down through her own family lineage, alluding to the ways in which traditions are absorbed and transformed from generation to generation
Fabio Lattanzi Antinori: Chased by Unicorns 10–30 November 2022 Pi Artworks, 55 Eastcastle Street London W1W 8EG
Fabio Lattanzi Antinori’s first solo exhibition with Pi artworks. Consisting of entirely new works that range from sculpture to silkscreen prints and video, Antinori explores the notion of value systems in present society. He looks to the tensions between personal gains and corporate profit, desire and surveillance, privacy and the involuntary contribution of our personal information to an unremunerated, unregulated market of behavioural data.
David Shrigley: Mainly Multiples, Some Paintings & Other Stuff Too 18 November 2022 –27 January 2023 Hang-Up Gallery 10D Branch Place Hoxton London N1 5PH
A dry sense of humour, bright colours, whimsical characters and ironic captions – who could it be but leading printmaker David Shrigley. The artist is beloved for his intuitive sense of style, a recognisable balance of loosely drawn animals, figures and objects with witty captions that always evoke a laugh. This November, Hang-Up Gallery will present a solo exhibition of over 30 works by Shrigley, including a series of limited-edition prints, colour and monochrome originals, ceramics and posters priced at just £295.
Aziz + Cucher: You’re Welcome and I’m Sorry 25 November 2022 — 14 January, 2023 Gazelli Art House 39 Dover Street London W1S 4NN
You’re Welcome and I’m Sorry, an exhibition of recent works on canvas and video along with a selection of historically important pieces that mark the three decades of artistic collaboration between Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher (Aziz + Cucher). Encapsulating the duo’s cross-disciplinary practice, You’re Welcome and I’m Sorry offers familiar and never-before-seen artworks in a multidimensional display. In the video installation You’re Welcome and I’m Sorry (2019, originally commissioned for MASS MoCA), elements of the carnivalesque signal the theatre of our global financial system.
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