Art In London: March 2014

We look ahead for the best London art openings in March, organised by category and opening date. We hope you find it handy for planning ahead. Useful? Missing something? Pile of crap? Please let us know and we’ll tweak the format in future instalments.

Battersea Affordable Art Fair will be at Battersea Evolution 13 to 16 March.

Battersea Affordable Art Fair at Battersea Park, 13-16 March

Architecture & Design

1 March – Ryan Gander: The Artists Have The Keys is the response of contemporary artist Ryan Gander to Ernö Goldfinger’s groundbreaking designs at the architect’s Modernist home. Takes place at 2 Willow Road in Hampstead. £6/£3, until 2 November

Drawing

7 March – International artist Elisabeth Scherffig displays her urban-inspired drawings at Faggionato gallery. Free, until 11 April

Fairs

28 FebruaryArt14 global art fair presents a dazzling variety of modern and contemporary art from 40 countries. An occasion to learn more about art and its different forms of expression. £12/£8, until 2 March

13 March – Battersea Affordable Art Fair returns with 110 galleries from all over the world. Art under £4,000 for sale in this ever-popular fair (if not everyone’s definition of affordable). £10/£8, until 16 March

History

6 MarchVikings: Life and Legend promises to to be one of the blockbusters of the year, at the British Museum. £16.50/£13, until 22 June

Veronese: Magnificence ion Reinassance Venice is at the National Gallery 15 March - 15 June.

Veronese: Magnificence in Reinassance Venice, National Gallery 19 March – 15 June

Painting

4 MarchRuin Lust at Tate Britain explores the use of architectural ruins in art from Turner to modern days. £11/£9.50+bf, until 18 May

6 MarchCapital Impression is the exhibition showing works by Paul Kenton at Castle Galleries in Burton Street. A group of paintings about London that are abuzz with life. Free, until 6 April

7 March – Please Boss Remember Me is Canadian artist Wil Murray’s first UK solo exhibition, half way between painting and photography, at Bermondsey-based Vitrine Gallery. Free, until 12 April

19 March – The massive blockbuster exhibition of this Renaissance master has anticipation at fever pitch. Don’t miss Veronese at the National Gallery. £14/£13, until 15 June

20 March – The latest works from Peter Doig, one of the greatest living British painters, are on display at Michael Werner gallery in Mayfair. Free, until 31 May

21 March – Los Angeles based artist Tomory Dodge exhibits his paintings at Alison Jacques gallery. Free, until 17 April

26 March – Contemporary culture and street art combine to create explosive portraits that can be seen at the Lisson Gallery, part of Joyceland — Joyce Pensato exhibition. Free, until 10 May

28 March – Hypernova is the new exhibition of Romanian painter Marius Bercea at Blain|Southern gallery. His paintings focus on his trips, with a focus on Transylvania and California. Free, until17 April

Atlas: Collected Work on display at Atlas Gallery until 12 April.

Atlas: Collected Work on display at Atlas Gallery, 20 March-26 April

Photography

1 MarchHampstead’s Village People: Portraits of Cultural Icons shows Hampstead’s most famous art contributors at Fenton House. £6.50/£3, until 29 June

1 March – Artworks from Lebanese photographer Walid Raad are on display at contemporary Anthony Reynolds Gallery in the West End.The exhibition focuses on the contemporary history of Lebanon. Free, until 5 April

7 MarchAtlas: Collected Works is a look back across all the photography that Atlas Gallery has collected over the past 20 years. Free, until 26 April

14 March – Get ready to go underground with this photographic exhibition by artist Yangchen Lin. Tubographical Transactions is on display at the Subway gallery. Free, until 22 March

15 March – Slim Aarons’ Riviera is on display at at The Getty Gallery, close to Oxford Circus, portraying luxury and frivolity of riviera holidays. Free, until 10 May

20 MarchMaisie Broadhead exhibits photographic artworks of contemporary figures painted in classical poses, which often makes for poignant and amusing combinations, at Sarah Myerscough gallery. Free, until 26 April

21 March – Northern Souls is the collective exhibition at the Space Station 65, featuring Finnish artists and their life experiences. Free, until 11 May

21 March – Rwanda in photographs shows the country rebuilding after a period of atrocities. On display at Inigo Rooms, Somerset House. Free, until 30 April

21 March – Living Laboratory: Richard Pare on Le Corbusier & Konstantin Melnikov shows the photographic works of Richard Pare, who portrayed some of the most influent and style-dictating architectures. The exhibition takes place at the PM Gallery. Free, until 11 May

24 March – A photographic exhibition in a restaurant? Yes, that’s possible. Quaglino’s restaurant presents 21, a display of works by Dean Chalkley. Free, until 5 July

Sculpture

6 March – Lesley Hilling‘s exhibition is at Knight Webb gallery in Brixton. Fantastic sculptures formed from hundreds of pieces including wooden blocks and lenses to create towers and working doors. Free, until 5 April

14 March – See the psychedelic human sculptures of Francis Upritchard at Kate MacGarry gallery. Free, until 26 April

19 March – Miroslaw Balka holds a site-specific exhibition at the Freud Museum, inspired by his masterpiece The Interpretation of Dreams. £6/£3, until 24 May

21 March – Miroslaw Balka exhibits at the White Cube in Mason’s Yard. The creator of the pitch black shipping container in the Tate Modern’s turbine hall returns with some new works. Free, until 31 May

31 MarchPhyllida Barlow, this sculptor of the large scale gets to fill the huge galleries at the heart of Tate Britain. Free, until 2 November

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All Silent But For The Buzzing on show at the Royal College of Art, 6-23 March

Video, Performance & Mixed Media 

5 March – Berlin-based artist and writer Hito Steyerl presents her solo exhibition at the ICA, featuring video works exploring feminism and militarism. £1, until 27 April

6 March – Viennese Season: Actionism is one of a two-part series, examining this sensational movement born out of expressive action painting in Vienna in the late 1950s. On display at Richard Saltoun gallery. Free, until 4 April

6 March – Half Cut brings together artists from different countries, specialising in contemporary woodcut and linocut prints, at Stour Space, Hackney Wick. Free, until 31 March

6 March –  All Silent But For The Buzzing, on show at the Royal College of Art, is an international group show including big names like John Cage, Turner prize winner Laure Provost and Deutsche Photography prize winner John Stezaker. A rich programme of connected events also takes place. Free, until 23 March

7 March – Premiums: Interim Projects is a free exhibition of works by second-year students at the Royal Academy Schools, featuring a wide range of media and styles. Free, until 19 March

11 March – Marvin Gaye Chetwynd has recently changed her name again, from Spartacus to Marvin Gaye. She exhibits at Sadie Coles gallery: expect her art to be just as bizarre. Free, until 26 April

12 March – What Will They See Of Me? displays four selected video and film artists at the Jerwood Space in Bankside. Free, until 27 April

14 March – Sweden born artist Astrid Svangren exhibits her artworks at Maria Stenfors gallery. This is her second solo exhibition in this gallery. Free, until 26 April

15 March – South London Gallery hosts Welcome to Iraq. Free, until 1 June

20 March – Spirit of Womanhood is a one-off exhibition of work by female artists at the Oxo Gallery. Free, until 6 April

28 March - Stop The War art shows the effects of capitalism and past and present wars. Featuring artwork by 47 artists from various backgrounds, using different media. The exhibition takes place at the Indra and Samia Gallery. Free, until 30 April

Find more about what’s on in London, visit Londonist’s Museum & Galleries & Art & Photography pages. 

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