Art enthusiasts looking for something to do in the capital this November won’t be short of ideas, as the capital’s galleries are set to come alive with a huge variety of exciting events.
Here is our pick of the best art exhibitions to catch next month if you’re out and about in the capital.
Michael Craig-Martin: Past Present at Cristea Roberts Gallery
In the exhibit, the artist reinterprets some of history’s finest creators for his pieces. Taking inspiration from Leonardo da Vinci, Piero della Francesca, Caravaggio, Georges Suerat and Diego Velazquez, Craig-Martin reinvents their styles for the modern era.
“For each print, he employs simple uninflected lines and a palette of intense colours to reinterpret his selection of subjects,” the gallery states.
The event will be held until November 5th, having opened in late September.
Anne Rothenstein at Stephen Friedman Gallery
Rothenstein’s pieces from the last two years will be on display at the solo exhibit, featuring paintings of landscapes, interiors and portraiture.
She is famous for the “dreamlike quality” of her work, depicturing mysterious figures, transient scenes, and sinuous lines.
Of her latest display, the gallery says: “Drawing inspiration from found imagery, personal experience and memory, Rothenstein works instinctively to communicate atmosphere and psychological tension.”
Alice Neel: There’s Still Another I See at Victoria Miro
Neel once said: “When he came in the door the fourth time he looked different… And do you know, there’s still another I see. I could paint him again.”
As such, Neel’s latest exhibition looks at different paintings of the same sitter, showing how the person changed over minutes or days, or how varying aspects of each character can be depicted in each work of art.
The display opened on October 11th at the London gallery and will come to an end on November 12th.
Kamala Ibrahim Ishag: States Of Oneness at the Serpentine
It has been organised by the Sharjah Art Foundation and The Africa Institute to give a platform to Sudanese culture throughout different eras.
“The exhibition celebrates her breadth and importance of Ishag’s work and offers London audiences insights into her worlds, featuring works spanning from the 1960s to today,” a spokesperson for the gallery stated.
Visitors can expect to see imagery of women, Zar ceremonies, plants, landscapes, and spiritualism. Her pieces vary from large canvases to paintings on paper and works of art on screens, calabashes and even leather drums.