Vintry & Mercer, at the heart of the City, is well-placed for exploring the best of London by foot, from The Museum of London showcasing modern objects, paintings, and costumes to The Tate Modern which showcases modern and contemporary art.
This major retrospective is the first Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for almost 20 years. As well as his iconic pop images of Marilyn Monroe, Coca-Cola and Campbell’s soup cans, it includes works never seen before in the UK. Twenty-five works from his Ladies and Gentlemen series – portraits of black and Latinx drag queens and trans women – are shown for the first time in 30 years.
Tate Modern, Until 15th November 2020.
Bruce Nauman is a restlessly inventive artist. Since the late 1960s he has continually tested what an artwork can be, by reshaping old forms and creating new ones. His ground-breaking works using sound, film, video and neon have influenced generations of artists. This exhibition allows visitors to engage with the artist’s universe through immersive installations with a strong emphasis on sound and moving image, as well as poetic sculptures and neon pieces.
Tate Modern, Until 21st February 2021.
The first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola, this epic cycle of new work will explore an imagined ancient myth, with an immersive soundscape by artist Peter Adjaye. Ojih Odutola proposes speculative fictions, inviting the viewer to enter her vision of an uncannily familiar yet fantastical world.
The Barbican Centre, Until 24th January 2021.
In our current state of acceleration, change seems to have become the very basis of existence and an operational model for modern life. Bringing together digital collage, print material, sound and sculpture I Should Be Doing Something Else Right Now explored the idea of change and its transformative or violent power through dynamic layered compositions.
Somerset House, Until 10th January 2021.
Rubbish tip. Fairground. Food source. Trading post. The River Thames has been many things to many people! But what do Londoners use it for now? Explore the river at the heart of the city and find out fishy facts about life in Billingsgate Market, discover how Londoners used to get their skates on when the Thames froze over, and see the fascinatingly foul Fatberg on the museum’s live Fatcam video stream!
Museum of London, Now open.
In one sweep, the view from Mercer Roof Terrace takes in London’s skyline, from the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral to the glass tip of The Shard. The menu celebrates the best of British cooking, using sustainably sourced meat and fish from the British Isles.Read More>
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