Art Exhibitions to Check Out This Week

By london_alex Last edited 165 months ago
Art Exhibitions to Check Out This Week


As always, Londonist is looking out for the cultural well-being of all of our readers. This week we are bringing you a list of exhibitions that are on in London that may (or may not) interest you but we figure if we list a few options one of them is bound to appeal to the art lover in you.

Londonist favourite Alexander Calder is showing at Thomas Dane in SW1. You may know him as the mobile man, but also keep in mind that in the early days he did some pretty spectacular sketches. This exhibition includes some mobile work, as well as scuplture and a selection of sketches.

Still on at the ICA is Beck's Futures 2005. Although not loved by The Guardian, The Times, or Londonist, you have to go check it out and judge for yourself. This year's winner was Christina Mackie.

Now that Tomoko Takahashi's installation has been disassembled, Andreas Slominski has taken over the Serpentine Gallery until mid-June. Londonist hasn't made it over to check it out yet, but Slominski is known for his witty pieces of art which aim to "mock the contemporary obsession with efficiency." Also, we hear that his work often includes custom-made traps. Why not?

Coming into its last week at the South London Gallery, Depth of Field is a collaborative exhibition of photographers from Nigeria. It is a photodocumentary of life in Lagos and should not be missed. The exhibition ends May 8.

In the theme of prizes, the recently re-opened Photographers' Gallery Deutsche Börse Photography Prize exhibition is on. Londonist loves photography (see our flickr account if you don't believe us), so this is on our "top five things to do this week" list. After perusing the online works, we are particuarly interested to check out Stephen Shore's work.

Last Updated 03 May 2005