We Recommend: Visual Arts

The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy

Thu 8 Mar - Sun 9 Sept

Tate Modern

Previously shown in Paris under the name Picasso 1932, année érotique, this acclaimed exhibition is celebrating one of Picasso's most intensely creative year, gathering more than 100 paintings,sculptures and drawings, inspired by his lover Marie-Thérèse Walte

Visual Arts

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: 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.

Visual Arts

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.

Visual Arts

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.

Visual Arts

Astérix in Britain: The Life and Work of René Goscinny

Thu 10 May - Sun 30 Sept

Jewish Museum

This immersive and playful exhibition explores the unique imagination of the co-creator of the Astérix and Lucky Luke comics. Goscinny’s story is brought to life through rare scripts, storyboards, tools, photographs, films, sketches and a little wild boar.

Talks, Visual Arts

Animals & Us

Fri 25 May - Sun 30 Sept

Turner Contemporary

This exhibition is focusing on contemporary and 20th century artists, including Marguerite Humeau, and explores artists’ reflections on the relationship between humans and animals at a time when humans may be causing the sixth mass extinction on Earth.

Visual Arts

Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One

Tue 5 Jun - Sun 23 Sept

Tate Britain

Marking the centenary of the end of World War One, this fascinating and moving exhibition looks at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe.

14-18, Visual Arts

Yves Klein at Blenheim Palace

Mon 18 Jun - Sun 7 Oct

Blenheim Palace

Featuring over 50 artworks, this is the most comprehensive Yves Klein exhibition in the UK to date. Visitors can explore the wide-ranging practices of this visionary artist, including paintings, sculptures and large-scale installations.

Visual Arts

Pyramidion Twin: Light Up a Pyramid

Sat 23 Jun - Wed 15 Aug

In front of Trinity House - London

Created by the French artist and engineer Milène Guermont, Pyramidion Twin is an interactive sculpture of golden metal & light measuring 4 m in height.Thanks to its connected cardiac sensors, the luminous pyramid will light up to your own heartbeat! As part of the London Festival of Architecture.

Visual Arts

Michael Jackson – On the Wall

Thu 28 Jun - Sun 21 Oct

National Portrait Gallery

Curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan - Director of the National Portrait Gallery - this landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media.

Contemporary Music, Films & TV, Visual Arts

Mohamed Bouroussia at Liverpool Biennial

Sat 14 Jul - Sun 28 Oct

FACT - Liverpool

Bourouissa’s artworks explore power relations, displays of masculinity and societal tensions. For Liverpool Biennial, Mohamed Bourouissa created a film and a community garden inspired by a garden made by a patient of the psychoanalyst Frantz Fanon in Algeria.

Visual Arts

Talking Transformations: Home on the Move

Thu 26 Jul - Sun 7 Oct

Southbank Centre

This exhibition of European artist films, sound art and poetry in translation is the result of a journey undertaken by two poems about ‘home’ by Deryn Rees-Jones (UK) and Rafał Gawin (Poland). It will include an additional artwork by French artist Elise Aru.

Talks, Visual Arts

Illuminating Women: Photographs by Mayotte Magnus

Sat 8 Sept - Sun 24 Mar

National Portrait Gallery

This exhibition celebrating creative women revisits key portraits from Magnus including artists Liliane Lijn and Glenys Barton, authors Marina Warner and Margaret Drabble, actresses Glenda Jackson and Judi Dench or Nadine Gordimer.

Visual Arts

Renzo Piano – The Art of Making Buildings

Sat 15 Sept - Sun 20 Jan

Royal Academy of Arts

From The Shard in London to the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the buildings of Renzo Piano have enriched cities across the globe. This exhibition reveals the vision and invention behind his pioneering work, showing how architecture can touch the human spirit.

Visual Arts

Ulla von Brandenburg: Sweet Feast

Fri 21 Sept - Sun 31 Mar

Whitechapel Gallery

Ulla von Brandenburg takes previous Whitechapel Gallery exhibition Sweets (1973) as inspiration for this new commission. Von Brandenburg re-enacts this show with local children in a new immersive and colourful seating structure.

Visual Arts

Soufiane Ababri

Fri 28 Sept - Sat 24 Nov


For his first UK exhibition, Soufiane Ababri confronts themes of homophobia and racism in order to dismantle mechanisms of domination — from post-colonialist to patriarchal power structures — while aiming to thwart oppressive social dynamics.

Visual Arts

Courtauld Impressionists: from Manet to Cézanne

Wed 17 Oct - Sun 20 Jan

National Gallery

This exhibition traces the development of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings through a selection of over forty masterpieces from the collection of the Courtauld Gallery, including famous works by Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Manet and Seurat.

Visual Arts