We Recommend: Visual Arts

Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Sat 2 Feb - Sun 1 Sept

V&A

Spanning 1947 to the present day, this exhibition traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century’s most influential couturiers, exploring the enduring influence of the fashion house, and Dior’s relationship with Britain.

Visual Arts

The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain

Wed 27 Mar - Sun 11 Aug

Tate Britain

This major exhibition brings together 45 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists.

Visual Arts

Pissaro in Dulwich

Tue 30 Apr - Sun 4 Aug

Dulwich Picture Gallery

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Dulwich College, Dulwich Picture Gallery hosts a special display focusing on Camille Pissarro’s view of the school. A loan from the Fondation Bemberg in Toulouse, the work returns to Dulwich for the first time since it was painted in 1871.

Visual Arts

FOOD: Bigger than the Plate

Sat 18 May - Sun 20 Oct

V&A

From gastronomic experiments to urban farming, this exhibition brings together the politics and pleasure of food to ask how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future.

Visual Arts

Huguette Caland

Fri 24 May - Sun 1 Sept

Tate St Ives

Shifting between figuration and abstraction, large, colourful canvasses and detailed drawings from the 1970s and 1980s, this exhibition will explore the delicate balance between the suggestive and the explicit that Caland created in her work.

Visual Arts

NOW 5

Sat 1 Jun - Sun 22 Sept

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

The 5th instalment of this series creates temporary works that change over time as they are subjected to natural processes of transformation and decay, thus exploring themes of change and growth.

Visual Arts

Félix Vallotton

Sun 30 Jun - Sun 29 Sept

Royal Academy of Arts

Magnetic, provocative, daring: meet Félix Vallotton (1865–1925). The Royal Academy reveals the vision of a masterful painter and printmaker who captured the emotional undercurrents of Paris at the turn of the last century.

Visual Arts

Hicham Berrada: Dreamscapes

Wed 3 Jul - Sun 18 Aug

Southbank Centre

From the laboratory to the studio, through chemical experiments and performances, Hicham Berrada explores scientific protocols that closely imitate various natural processes and/or climatic conditions.

Visual Arts

Unorganised Response – Collective Amnesia Reloaded

Sat 6 Jul - Sun 8 Sept

Auto Italia South East

The exhibition explores the ways in which artists, including Christelle Oyiri, mobilise critically and collectively to resist being reduced to their various identity markers, through a series of projects that explore advocacy and self-organisation through personal experiences.

Visual Arts

Right in the Eye – Live Movie-Concert of Georges Méliès’ Films

Fri 2 - Sun 25 Aug

Institut français d'Ecosse

A live trio of French musicians along with French composer Jean-François Alcoléa intertwine playful modern compositions and the fantasy of the legendary filmmaker Georges Méliès, father of cinema and the inventor of special effects.

Classical Music, Films & TV, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Please Do Not Sit – Marlène Huissoud

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Sept

London Design Festival

Award-winning experimental designer Marlène Huissoud is the first of 2–3 designers who will create habitats for the animal populations of Brompton – birds, bees and all life in between. Discover her work at the 2019 London Design Festival.

Visual Arts

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019

Sat 14 Sept - Sun 23 Feb

Various Venues

Since 1949, BNC has consistently supported contemporary visual artists to successfully transition from education into professional practice, by means of an annual touring exhibition, featuring French artist Camille Yvert. Supported by Fluxus Art Projects.

Visual Arts

London Design Festival 2019

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Sept

Various venues

Promoting London's creativity, this annual event draws on the UK's greatest thinkers and practitioners to deliver an unmissable celebration of design, with an inspirational line up of talks and workshops and commissions by leading international designers.

Visual Arts

Adorno: Crossovers

Thu 19 - Sun 22 Sept

Old Truman Brewery

A cross-cultural collectible design journey, the exhibition presents dynamic works by independent designers working in the intersection between design, art, and crafts, selected from 12 countries, including a French collection curated by François Leblanc.

Visual Arts

Frieze Masters

Thu 3 - Sun 6 Oct

Regent's Park

Frieze Masters gives a unique view on the relationship between old and new art, showing works made before the year 2000. The fair offers a unique contemporary perspective on historical art, from collectible objects to significant masterpieces.

Visual Arts

Frieze London Art Fair

Thu 3 - Sun 6 Oct

Regent's Park

Frieze London’s exhibiting galleries represent some of the most exciting artists working today, from the emerging to the iconic, with over 60,000 visitors each year, including curators, artists, collectors, gallerists, critics and the general public.

Visual Arts

Into the Night – Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art

Fri 4 Oct - Sun 19 Jan

Barbican

Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, this landmark exhibition explores the electrifying history of cabarets, cafés and clubs in modern art across the world, from London to Paris, New York, Berlin, Mexico City or Vienna, through the lens of pioneering artists.

Visual Arts

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Gauguin Portraits

Mon 7 Oct - Sun 26 Jan

The National Gallery

The first ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. Spanning the later years of his life and focusing solely on his portraits, this exhibition follows Gauguin’s move away from Impressionism towards Symbolism.

Visual Arts

Gauguin Portraits

Mon 7 Oct - Sun 26 Jan

National Gallery

Spanning his early years as an artist through to his later years spent in French Polynesia, the first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of the French artist shows how Paul Gauguin revolutionised the genre.

Visual Arts

Sonica Glasgow

Thu 31 Oct - Sun 10 Nov

Glasgow (city-wide)

Sonica Glasgow is an 11-day biennial festival, dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, presenting exceptional international artists alongside emerging UK talent in diverse venues, city-wide.

Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Talks, Visual Arts

Dora Maar

Wed 20 Nov - Sun 15 Mar

Tate Modern

The largest retrospective of Dora Maar ever held in the UK. During the 1930s, Maar’s provocative photomontages became celebrated icons of surrealism. This exhibition will explore the breadth of Maar's long career in the context of work by her contemporaries.

Visual Arts