We love London art galleries! And besides a weekend excursion to the Tate Modern or The National Art Gallery London which are always worth a visit, for this spring we wanted to get a little underground and discover smaller exhibitions around town that led us to American retrospectives, a redefined version of photography, and animated movies about trauma and collective histories. Representing: Our favorite galleries to visit this spring!
1. Shirin Neshat: Land of Dreams
Thu 20 Feb 2020 to Sat 28 Mar 2020
In London's Goodman Gallery, Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat debuts her first solo exhibition in two decades named 'Land of Dreams'. As a retrospective at The Broad in Los Angeles, the New Yorker has put together a collection of film and photography capturing the diversity of American identities under Trump's legacy and the constant presence of the political forces against immigration.
2. Jan Svoboda: Against the Light
Fri 21 Feb 2020 to Sun 7 Jun 2020
'Against The Light' is the first big exhibition of Czech photographer Jan Svoboda's (1934–1990) work since his last exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery back in 1982. Drawing inspiration from the traditions of Symbolism, Romanticism, and Modernism, Svobody set out to redefine the language and perception of photography. Again represented by and at The Photographers' Gallery, his latest exhibition shows the artist's self-reflective and conceptual body of work.
3. Sigmar Polke - Objects: Real and Imagined
Thu 23 Jan 2020 to Sat 21 Mar 2020
At the Michael Werner Gallery in Mayfair, early sculptures and drawings by Sigmar Polke (1941-2010) are currently shown in the exhibition named 'Objects: Real and Imagined'. Featuring important pieces of Polke's creations from the 60s, the conceptual and minimalistic work of the German artist was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci and the artist's restless curiosity.
4. Christine Rebet: Time Levitation
Thu 23 Jan 2020 to Thu 26 Mar 2020
Represented by the Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, French artist Christine Rebet's latest exhibition 'Time Levitation' showcases six animated films about the traumas of personal and collective histories and illusion. All movies were hand-drawn and inherit the typical satirical and anti-heroic character of Rebet's work.