We Recommend: Visual Arts

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burell

Wed 20 Sep - Mon 7 May

The National Gallery

The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Edgar Degas: a unique insight into the practices and preoccupations of a complex and intensely private artist.

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The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London

Thu 2 Nov - Mon 7 May

Tate Britain

Impressionists in London, French artists in exile (1870–1904) is the first exhibition to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers during a traumatic period in French history.

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Art Now : Marguerite Humeau, Echoes

Sat 18 Nov - Sun 15 Apr

Tate Britain

French artist Marguerite Humeau's research led process takes the form of large scale installations involving sound and sculpture in which she challenges key issues of the day, using complex narratives that synthesise the past with the present, death with life.

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Thu 23 Nov - Mon 2 Apr

Tate Modern

During his brief and turbulent life Modigliani developed a unique and instantly recognisable pictorial style. Though meeting little success during their time, his emotionally intense portraits and seductive nudes are now among the best-loved paintings of the 20th century.

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Fantômas by Caroline Achaintre

Sat 20 Jan - Sun 29 Apr

De La Warr Pavilion

Fantômas is an exhibition of the new works of French artist Caroline Achaintre displaying ceramic sculptures and hand-tufted wool wall hangings incorporating various references such as catwalk fashion, carnival, death-metal iconography, and Primitivism.

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Yto Barrada: Agadir

Wed 7 Feb - Sun 20 May

Barbican Centre

French multimedia artist Yto Barrada will develop a site specific exhibition in the Barbican Curve gallery. The installation will include a mural, a new film commission, several sculptures, and a series of performances to explore the rebuilding of Agadir.

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Valérie Belin – Photographs of Women

Wed 21 Feb - Sat 17 Mar

Huxley-Parlour Gallery

An exhibition focusing on the French photographer Valérie Belin, showcasing fifteen of her large-scale works. Exploring issues of surface, artifice, identity and artificiality, Belin’s work is often depicting the female form at transformative moments.

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Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins – Philippe Chancel

Wed 28 Feb - Sun 27 May

Barbican Centre

Addressing gender and sexuality, drugs and addiction, youth culture and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950s to the present day, including the work of French photographer Philippe Chancel.

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Monet & Architecture

Mon 9 Apr - Sun 29 Jul

National Gallery

There’s never been a single exhibition looking at Monet’s career through the buildings he painted: in Normandy, in Rouen, in Paris, London, and Venice. Monet painted the architecture of his time : modern, historic, simple and grand.

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Paul Maheke

Fri 13 Apr - Sun 10 Jun

Chisenhale Gallery

Paul Maheke considers in his works the potential of the body as an archive to address how memory and identity are formed and constituted. He presents here a varied body of work including performance, sculpture, sound and video.

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Kapwani Kawanga

Fri 20 Apr - Mon 7 May

Glasgow international

In her artworks, Kapwani Kiwanga appears like a scientist. Following a singular methodology, she creates specific protocols which she uses like filters to observe cultures. The result can take the form of installations, videos or happenings.

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Rodin and the art of ancient Greece

Thu 26 Apr - Sun 29 Jul

British Museum

One hundred years after his death, see a selection of Rodin's works in a new light. For the first time, Rodin's sculptures are shown alongside some of the Parthenon sculptures that the artist so admired, as well as selected objects from his own collection.

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Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier

Thu 10 May - Sun 7 Oct

Design Museum

Conceived and co-curated with Monsieur Alaïa before his death in November 2017, the exhibition charts his incredible journey from sculptor to couturier, his nonconformist nature and his infectious energy for fashion, friendship and the female body.

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