JANUARY ART GUIDE
Updated: Jan 14, 2019
I can't think of a better way to beat January blues, than to see inspiring art exhibitions! Hence, I am pleased to share my list of a 'must - see' exhibitions in London this month!
I put this exhibition on the top of my list because I truly believe it is a must see show! Until February, viewers have the privilege to view a unique collection of drawings on paper by iconic Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, presented at the Royal Academy of Arts. The collection is considered to be the most important collection of works on paper of the 20th century. It reveals an inside view into the world of explorations and experiments of these two outstanding artists of the 20th century! I strongly recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!
At the same time, use the opportunity to explore the newly renovated RA and a new concrete bridge connecting the two buildings designed by British architect David Chipperfield.
This is a stunning exhibition organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, showcasing over 350 pieces of work by one of the most talented Bauhaus Art school students– Annie Albers. Albers was heavily inspired by the art, architecture and design of her time. It can be easily traced in her weavings, which vary from small, intricate ‘pictorial weavings’, to the large wall-hung compositions. The exhibition also consists of Annie’s own drawings and paintings, giving an amazing insight to her work!
I discovered Waddington Custot last year and it quickly became one of my favourite galleries. Tucked behind Piccadilly and Regent Street, Waddington Custot is a small contemporary art gallery that always offers great shows! This month Waddington Custot is hosting a solo show by celebrated American sculptor Jedd Novatt. The body of work consists of different scale steel sculptures that Novatt has been developing since 2008. In his later work, Jedd continues to perfect his concept of negative space and physics, while breaking the natural laws of physics and challenging chosen materials.
‘By interacting with our bodies, our senses, and our surroundings, sculpture is intricately bound up with the way in which we live that it can inform and challenge our understanding and experience of the physical world’– Mellisa Hamnett (Exhibition catalogue Pg. 25)
This month White Cube is exhibiting new work by Indonesian artist Christine Ay Tjoe. Christine explores a complicated dialogue between our inner and outer state. We all live in a complicated, fast-moving world and sometimes it is inevitable to fall into that ‘dark space’. The artist is addressing that possibility of trying to find the way to co-exist with it rather than neglect it. Her explorations are presented in a form of large oil paintings on aluminium plates, carefully curated in the amazing spaces of the White Cube Gallery.