With the Miami hoopla winding down, art goers are returning home to prepare for the holiday season. If you find yourself in London, there’s always a lot to see, but you’re probably too busy to sort through it all. You’re slammed with work, shopping, contemplating a post-Brexit life, so we’ll get straight to the point: This is the art you need to see. We’ve put together a list of galleries with current exhibitions that warrant a break and a detour so you don’t have to. Skip the long lines and crowds at the Tate or Victoria and Albert Museum and focus on the city’s gallery scene, and consider this a welcome distraction from your family obligations. Go sit in front of some art instead.
Carl Laubin, Walhalla (2016). Courtesy of Plus One Gallery.
Exhibition: “Carl Laubin: A Sentimental Journey”
When: November 22–December 16, 2016
Where: Plus One Gallery, B & C Trafalgar House, Juniper Drive, London, United Kingdom
Azadeh Razaghdoost, Untitled from the ‘Letters’ series (2011). Courtesy of Sophia Contemporary Gallery.
Exhibition: “Azadeh Razaghdoost: Recipe for a Poem”
When: November 24, 2016–February 10, 2017
Where: Sophia Contemporary Gallery, 11 Grosvenor Street, London, United Kingdom
Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (1968). Courtesy of Offer Waterman.
Exhibition: “Robert Rauschenberg: Transfer Drawings from the 1950s and 1960s”
When: December 2, 2016–January 13, 2017
Where: Offer Waterman, 17 St George Street, London, United Kingdom
John Keane, If you knew me. If you knew yourself. (2015). Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.
Auction: “John Keane If You Knew Me. If You Knew Yourself. You Would Not Kill Me.”
When: November 4–December 10, 2016
Where: Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London, United Kingdom
Charlie Anderson, Broke #2. Courtesy of StolenSpace Gallery.
When: December 2–December 23, 2016
Where: StolenSpace Gallery, 17 Osborne Street, London, United Kingdom
Wang Chuangchuang, Shoot to Thrill (2016). Courtesy of Arthill Gallery.
Exhibition: “IN FOCUS”
When: December 8, 2016–Sunday, February 26, 2017
Where: Arthill Gallery, Lourdes Apartments, North End Road, London, United Kingdom
Mai-Thu Perret, The traveler seeking the road… (2016). Courtesy of Simon Lee.
Exhibition: “Mai-Thu Perret: Zone”
When: November 23, 2016–February 4, 2017
Where: Simon Lee, 12 Berkeley Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Teller on Mapplethorpe”
When: November 18, 2016–January 7, 2017
Where: Alison Jacques Gallery, 12-18 Berners Street, London, United Kingdom
Ai Weiwei, Foundation. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.
Exhibition: “Ai Weiwei: Fondation”
When: November 25, 2016–January 7, 2017
Where: Lisson Gallery, 27 & 52 Bell Street, London, United Kingdom
Johan Van Mullem, P14080 (2014). Courtesy of Unit London.
Exhibition: “Johan Van Mullem: De Anima”
When: December 2, 2016–January 6, 2017
Where: Unit London, 147 Wardour Street, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne”
When: November 24, 2016–January 26, 2017
Where: Ben Brown Fine Arts, 12 Brook’s Mews, London, United Kingdom
Caragh Thuring, Courtesy of Thomas Dane Gallery.
Exhibition: “Caragh Thuring”
When: November 17, 2016–January 21, 2017
Where: Thomas Dane Gallery, 3&11 Duke Street, St. Jame’s, London, United Kingdom
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