TOP CULTURAL & ART EXHIBITIONS IN LONDON

In the Age of Giorgione

Royal Academy of Arts
Until Jun 05
Little is known about the life of the Venetian artist Giorgione, probably due to his early death in 1510. The poetic quality of his work, however, was so powerful that his legacy was powerfully felt in Venice and beyond. Read More!

Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

Barbican Art Gallery
Until Jun 19
Discover how international photographers from the 1930s onwards have captured Britain’s social, cultural and political identity. Curated by the British photographer Martin Parr, each of the exhibition’s 23 photographers record the different aspects of British life in their own idiosyncratic style. Read More!

Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky

National Portrait Gallery
Until Jun 26
To celebrate its 160th anniversary, the National Portrait Gallery has secured a cultural exchange with Moscow’s State Tretyakov Gallery for the first time. The exchange will bring 26 celebrated portraits of influential figures from the golden age of Russian arts: 1867-1914. Read More!

Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century

Barbican Art Gallery
Until Jul 03
Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century The American photographer Paul Strand (1890-1976) has had a lasting effect on how fine art and photography is practiced today. The Victoria and Albert Museum present Strand’s first major retrospective in the UK in 40 years. Read More!

Sicily: Culture and Conquest

British Museum
Until Aug 14
The British Museum presents the first UK exhibition to explore over 4000 years of history on the island of Sicily. This exhibition showcases the artistic and architectural achievements of the islands through objects from the British Museum’s collection as well as those loaned from Sicily and the rest of the world, many of which have come to the UK for the first time. [break] As well as being the largest Mediterranean island, Sicily was shaped by many different peoples and cultures. Due to its fertile soil, people have settled on Sicily and created their own sophisticated culture there. ‘Sicily: Culture and Conquest’ focuses on two key eras: the arrival of the Greeks from the latter half of the seventh century BC and a period of enlightenment under Norman rule from about AD 1100–1250. Of the 200 objects assembled, one highlight is an astoundingly well-preserved, brightly painted terracotta altar from around 500 BC. The object depicts a three striking fertility goddesses and an animal combat. Visitors will also see how Norman, Islamic and Byzantine cultures lived on Sicily side-by-side under the Norman king Roger II. Several 12th-century, Byzantine-style mosaics as well as marble and wooden Islamic-influenced architectural decorations reveal the remarkable mix of styles in Medieval Sicily. Read More!
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ART GALLERIES

Ettore Spalletti: Every Dawn Is First/ Ogni alba, è la prima

Marian Goodman Gallery
Until Jun 4
This is the first UK solo exhibition dedicated to the Italian artist Ettore Spalletti in over ten years. The Marian Goodman Gallery has brought together recent and important earlier sculpture, paintings and works on paper to create an installation that permeates the gallery’s interior architecture.

Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones

Saatchi Gallery
Until Sep 4
The Saatchi Gallery presents the first exhibition dedicated to The Rolling Stones. Discover the 50-year history of the band through 500 original Stones’ artefacts alongside cinematic and interactive technologies.

Keith Coventry: White Black Gold

Pace Gallery
Until May 28
Pace London is exhibiting new works by Keith Coventry exploring the relationship between Modernism and its manifestations in the contemporary.
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MAGAZINE

What Remains…Anatomy of an Artist

A collective of leading choreographers and performers have put together an impressive and tightly packed programme of events for the sixth edition of London’s WHAT festival, entitled ‘What Remains…Anatomy of an Artist’. This event, which celebrates the links between choreography... Lire la suite!

JOE SWEENEY: ARCHAEOLOGIST-ARTIST-SALESMAN

Deborah Nash reveals how a young 21st century sculptor is the latest to make art from the take away, throw away society. Joe Sweeney’s recent solo show ‘Take Away’ at the Cob Gallery in Camden has as its source material... Lire la suite!


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Masterpiece

Royal Hospital Chelsea, June 30 – July 6 
Join tens of thousands of visitors for one of the top international cross-collecting fairs for art, antiques and design spanning over 5,000 years of art history. Examine museum-quality works from more than 150 leading galleries and dealers from all over the globe, and buy the best pieces available on the market from a wide variety of disciplines.

The Mid Century Market

Cecil Sharp House, 26 June 
This 1950s inspired vintage fair offers high quality attire from the iconic era, as well as reproduction brands from all around the UK showcasing menswear, womenswear, homeware, jewellery and records. Once you’re all shopped out, visitors can sit back and socialise with friends while listening to sounds from live rockabilly DJs.

Udderbelly Festival

Southbank Centre, 7 April – 17 July 
Just as the weather begins to warm up, London’s Southbank will play host to a three month celebration of comedy, cabaret and theatre starting this April. So if you’re looking for a fun day out, head along to the Underbelly Festival – it’s easy to spot thanks to the giant inflatable cow – and enjoy a packed programme of quality entertainment.

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The Art Academy
The Art Academy offers two day weekend drawing courses which range from introductory courses to Masterclasses.
Art Monthly
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The Tate Britain
London's Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world from 1500 to the present day.
TASCHEN Store London
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