Must-see art exhibitions

Friday, April 27, 2018

With Mayfair Art Weekend just around the corner and lots of new galleries popping up across the area, Mayfair is firmly on the map when it comes to visual arts.

Here’s our pick of this season’s art exhibitions…

Now open…

Joseph Beuys: Utopia at the Stag Monuments at Thaddaeus Ropac –  This exhibition brings together pivotal works from various stages of the German artist’s life, including major sculptures and rarely seen early works. The exhibition reunites most of the original elements of Beuys’ seminal Stag Monuments for the first time since its creation. Until 16 June 2018.

Hermann Nitsch: Das Orgien Mysterien Theater at Massimo De Carlo – This exhibition by Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch incorporates action paintings, films, photographs, and prints. Not for the faint-hearted; Time Out called it ‘stomach turning’. Until 25 May 2018.

Mr Brainwash: Keep Smiling at Maddox Gallery – Street artist Mr Brainwash presents new work at Maddox Street Gallery, his first UK exhibition for six years. Until 14 May 2018.

Rose Wylie: Lolita’s House at David Zwirner Gallery – New colourful, idiosyncratic paintings and works on paper by British artist Rose Wylie. Until 26 May 2018.

Eight From Nyne: Ones to Watch at 45 Park Lane – An exhibition of the work of eight emerging artists in association with After Nyne Gallery. Until 2 July 2018.

Coming soon…

Tacita Dean: Landscape at Royal Academy of Arts – The first exhibition to be shown in the newly opened Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries. Opens 19 May 2018.

August Sander: Men Without Masks at Hauser & Wirth London – An exhibition dedicated to the late German photographer, featuring a selection of rare large-scale photographs by Sander made between 1910 and 1931. Opens 18 May 2018.


Image: Mr Brainwash, courtesy of Maddox Gallery