@LondonArtCritic’s Tabish Khan picks his favorite art exhibitions to see in London right now. Each comes with a brief review to help you decide if it’s right for you.
Sasha Hoover: Autograph ABP
This important exhibition highlights Sasha Hoover’s efforts to remove Louis Agassi’s name from geologists who have mountains, glaciers, parts of the moon, and even a Martian crater named after him. is shown. He was a scientist who held very racist views, and the show proves the importance of Hoover’s efforts and the decolonization of naming conventions. Until March 25th.
Jon Rafman: Minor Daemon Vol 1 @ 180 The Strand
Two men, one growing up rich and the other poor. Their lives collide in an intense and brutal 70-minute film involving video games, slave labor, murder and imprisonment. This is only part 1 yet. It’s probably the best way to go, because while it’s engaging, there’s a lot to say, and you’ll leave feeling overwhelmed. Until March 25th.
Grayson Perry: Posh Cloths @ Victoria Miro
The guru of biting social commentary is back with this selection of tapestries. These include a large-scale one called “Battle of Britain,” which satirizes Brexit, nationalism, and more in one of his works. His is just one of many highlights including a map of London showing money laundering and interns are an integral part of both the City of London and Manhattan. Until March 25th.
Andrea Heller: Inhabit @ Parafin
Glass sculptures that mimic receptors inside our bodies draw us into space, surrounded by brightly colored paintings on the walls. It all draws us into Andrea Heller’s playful world, including the soft tactile sculptures that cling to the ceiling downstairs. It questions the existence and the parts of the body that we take for granted that keep us functioning. Until March 25th.
Not necessarily in the correct order @ Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Greenwich
Playing with the idea of discordant sounds, the exhibition nods from sketches in which Morecambe and Wise all play the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order. Sounds made of bones are projected into the work of Carol Wyss, while Graeme Miller’s player piano plays the sounds produced when a cat walked beside her 30 years ago. Until March 24th.
All images are copyright of the artist and the gallery. Sasha Huber Photo: Kate Elliott.
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