Exhibition Autumn Preview 2017: An Artlyst Guide On What To See In London




Artlyst has put together a handy exhibition guide to what’s on in London this Autumn. Summer is over and the London art scene is hotting up for an exciting season.  As well as Frieze and Frieze Masters taking over Regent’s Park in early October, the major museums and galleries are offering a host of major exhibitions from 20th century masters such as Jasper Johns to YBAs like Rachel Whiteread, Gary Hume and Jake and Dinos Chapman. In addition there is the last chance to see some of the Summer blockbuster shows with Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern and Grayson Perry at the Serpentine closing in early September.

Opening in September


Rachel Whiteread

Tate Britain

12 Sept-21 Jan 18

Admission fee

Celebrating over 25 years of Rachel Whiteread’s internationally acclaimed sculpture. The most comprehensive exhibition to date of one of Britain’s leading contemporary artists. Using industrial materials such as plaster, concrete, resin, rubber and metal to cast the surfaces and volume of everyday objects and architectural space, she creates evocative sculptures that range from the intimate to the monumental.

Jean Dubuffet Pace London

Jean Dubuffet Pace London

Jean Dubuffet

Pace

Free

13 Sept – 21 Oct

Theatres of memory is the first exhibition dedicated to Dubuffet’s Théâtres de mémoire series in over three decades. The exhibition features eight monumental paintings on loan from significant European museums and foundations including Fondation Dubuffet, some of which will be displayed publicly for the first time.

Basquiat at Barbican

Basquiat at Barbican

Basquiat: Boom For Real

Barbican Art Gallery

21 Sept – 28n Jan 18

Admission fee

Artlyst is particularly excited about this show – The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988).

A pioneering prodigy of the downtown New York art scene, Basquiat came to the media’s attention in 1978 when he teamed up with his classmate Al Diaz to graffiti enigmatic statements across the city under the collective pseudonym SAMO©, before swiftly becoming one of the most celebrated artists of his generation.

Jasper Johns Royal Academy of Arts

Jasper Johns, Target 1961

Jasper Johns

Royal Academy of Arts

23 Sept – 10 Dec

Admission fee

The exhibition brings together the artist’s paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. From his innovations in sculpture to his use of collage in paintings, the exhibition will give focus to different chapters of Johns’ career.

Gary Hume

Gary Hume

Gary Hume

Spruth Magers

30 Sept – 23 Dec

Free

Sprüth Magers reopens its London gallery with an expanded exhibition space occupying three floors on Grafton Street and a debut exhibition of new works by Gary Hume.

Last chance

Giacometti Tate Modern

Giacometti Tate Modern

Alberto Giacometti

Tate Modern

closing 10 September

Admission fee

This exhibition focusses on the influences that shaped Giacometti and the experimental way in which he developed his practice. The exhibition includes some never before seen plasters and drawings alongside more familiar bronze sculptures and oil paintings.

Grayson Perry Matching Pair The Brexit Vases

Grayson Perry

Serpentine Gallery

closing 10 September

Free

A major exhibition of new work. The works touch on many themes including popularity and art, masculinity and the current cultural landscape.

Dreamers Awake White Cube

Dreamers Awake White Cube

Dreamers Awake

White Cube Bermondsey

closing 17 September

Free

A major exhibition exploring the enduring influence of Surrealism. This thematic show brings together over 100 works by women artists from the 1930s to the present day, to explore sexual politics, eroticism, mysticism and identity. Rarely seen paintings by key figures from the original movement are shown alongside contemporary and emerging artists.

Opening in October

 

Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait

Reflections: Van Eyck & The Pre-Raphaelites

National Gallery

2 Oct – 2 April 18

Admission fee

For the first time, one of the most celebrated paintings in the National Gallery, Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait (1434), will be exhibited alongside works by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and its successors.

Jake & Dinos Chapman Blain Southern

Jake & Dinos Chapman Blain Southern

Jake & Dinos Chapman

Blain Southern

4 Oct – 11 Nov

Free

For their first exhibition with Blain|Southern, Jake & Dinos Chapman present their newest body of sculptural work, expanding on their career-long preoccupation with Francisco Goya.

Willem de Kooning Skarstedt Gallery

Willem de Kooning Skarstedt Gallery

Willem de Kooning: Late Paintings

Skarstedt Gallery

4 Oct – 25 Nov

Free

An exhibition of Willem de Kooning’s late paintings including exceptional paintings created in the 1980s, during the last decade of de Kooning’s 60 year career. This will be the first opportunity to see this body of work in the UK since the solo exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1995, which included paintings from 1938 to 1986.

Dan Colen Newport Street Gallery

Dan Colen Newport Street Gallery

Dan Colen

Newport Street Gallery

4 Oct – 21 Jan 18

Free

An exhibition of work by American artist Dan Colen (b.1979). Colen’s first major London solo show spans over fifteen years and features new works, including large-scale installations.
Colen emerged onto the New York art scene in the early 2000s alongside artists such as Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley. Brilliantly witty, shocking, poignant and nihilistic, his art presents a portrait of contemporary America and is, in part, an investigation into the act of producing and looking at art.


Frieze London and Frieze Masters

The Regent’s Park

5-8 Oct

Admission fee

Frieze London brings together more than 160 of the world’s leading contemporary galleries, showcasing ambitious presentations by emerging and established artists, enhanced by an exceptional programme of artist commisions, films and talks. While Frieze Masters brings together over 130 of the world’s leading galleries specialising in antiquities, Asian art, ethnographic art, illuminated manuscripts, medieval, modern and post-war art, Old Masters and 19th Century, as well as photography, sculpture and wunderkammer.

Dali Duchamp Royal Academy of Arts

Salvador Dalí,
Scatalogical Object Functioning Symbolically, 1931 (replica 1973)

Dali / Duchamp

Royal Academy of Arts

7 Oct – 7 Jan 18

Admission fee

Take another look at two artistic giants: father of conceptual art Marcel Duchamp, and larger-than-life Surrealist Salvador Dalí. This is the first exhibition to throw light on their surprising relationship and its influence on the work of both artists.

Soutine The Courtauld Gallery

Soutine The Courtauld Gallery

Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys

The Courtauld Gallery

19 Oct – 21 Jan 18

Admission fee

Soutine was one of the leading painters in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, part of the influential ‘School of Paris’ and seen by many as the heir to Van Gogh. The exhibition will focus on a group of remarkable modern portraits that helped establish Soutine’s name and reputation.

Cezanne Portraits,National Portrait Gallery
Cezanne Portraits

National Portrait Gallery

26 Oct – 11 Feb 18

Admission fee

The first exhibition devoted entirely to portraits by Paul Cézanne.

This major new exhibition, Cézanne Portraits, will bring together for the first time over 50 of Cézanne’s portraits from collections across the world, including works never before on public display in the UK.

 

Closing in October

Queer British Art

Queer British Art

Tate Britain

closing 1 October

Admission fee

Featuring works from 1861–1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

Fahrelnissa Zeid retrospective now at Tate Modern

Fahrelnissa Zeid retrospective now at Tate Modern

Fahrelnissa Zeid

Tate Modern

closing 8 October

Admission fee

Trained in both Paris and Istanbul, Fahrelnissa Zeid was an important figure in the Turkish avant-garde d group in the early 1940s and the École de Paris (School of Paris) in the 1950s. Her vibrant abstract paintings are a synthesis of Islamic, Byzantine, Arab and Persian influences fused with European approaches to abstraction.

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)

Sargent: The Watercolours

Dulwich Picture Gallery

closing 8 October

Admission fee

The first UK show in nearly 100 years devoted to watercolours by the Anglo-American artist, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). This exhibition brings together 80 paintings from private and public collections, revealing Sargent’s idiosyncratic view of the world and the scale of his achievement.

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Tate Modern Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Tate Modern

closing 22 October

Admission fee

Soul of a Nation shines a bright light on the vital contribution of Black artists to a dramatic period in American art and history from 1963 to the present.



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