Not only did London bring some of the most beautiful weather the UK has seen in a long time over the summer, it also brought some of the best art exhibitions we’ve seen. From Picasso’s Love & Tragedy exhibition at Tate Modern, to the compelling life of Frida Kahlo at the V&A, art lovers were given some real treats. Autumn has a lot to live up to and it looks like it will. We’ve rounded up the four art exhibitions that are on our hit list here at #TeamCoco.
- The moving moment when I went to the universe: Yayoi Kusama’s incredible work is hitting London again at the Victoria Miro Gallery. Her last exhibition was probably the most instagrammed art display to date. This exhibition features new paintings, painted bronze pumpkin and flower sculptures and a large scale Infinity Mirrored Room created for this presentation, Yayoi Kusama’s twelfth exhibition at the gallery. Continuing to address the twin themes of cosmic infinity and personal obsession, the new works in this exhibition are testament to an artist at the height of her powers as she approaches her ninetieth birthday. 3 October–21 December 2018
- Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-Garde: Featuring the biggest names in Modern Art, Modern Couples explores creative relationships, across painting, sculpture, photography, design and literature. Meet the artist couples that forged new ways of making art and of living and loving. The exhibition illuminates these creative and personal relationships, from the obsessional and fleeting to the life-long. If you didn’t quite get your Frida Kahlo and Pablo Picasso fix over the summer, now is your chance! The exhibition is on at The Barbican. 10 Oct 2018–27 January 2019
- Christian Marclay: THE CLOCK: Since 2010 it has captivated audiences across the world from New York to Moscow and now it’s made its way to Tate Modern, London.24-hours long, the installation is a montage of thousands of film and television images of clocks, edited together so they show the actual time. It is a thrilling journey through cinematic history as well as a functioning timepiece. Now- 29 January 2019
- 100 Figures: The Unseen Art of Quentin Blake: Often recognised for his wacky illustrations for Roald Dahl’s novels, this exhibition at the House of Illustration portrays a new side of Blake. This display of his work gives gallery-goers an insight into the creative practice of one of the world’s most celebrated illustrators. It is a major exhibition highlighting Quentin Blake’s prolific but unknown work as a figurative artist. The exhibition will feature 100 large-scale oil paintings, drawings and prints created over fifty years between 1950 and 2000, none of which have been exhibited before. 5 October 2018 –27 January 2019