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MUST-SEE LONDON ART EXHIBITIONS TO SEE THIS SUMMER | THE LONDON MUSINGS EDIT

MUST-SEE LONDON ART EXHIBITIONS TO SEE THIS SUMMER | THE LONDON MUSINGS EDIT

1.) Land of Lands, Land of Lashes, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

 Wanda Czelkowska

Wanda Czelkowska

Landmark London Show for Three Pioneering Female Artists: Rosemarie Castoro, Wanda Czelkowska and Lydia Okumura, curated by Anke Kempes. These artists have expanded the traditional understanding of the history of Minimalist and Post Minimalist art and share a visionary engagement with scale and the experimental use of materials.

Date / location:

Monday 25th June - 11th August 2018 | 37, Dover Street, W1S 4NJ London

2.) Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery

 Donald Urquhart with his work, A Michael Jackson Alphabet 2017

Donald Urquhart with his work, A Michael Jackson Alphabet 2017

This exhibition is sponsored by BOSS and Sony Music. The final commissioned portrait of Michael Jackson by the artist Kehinde Wiley is to go on public display for the first time in the UK. Expect 11 new works made specifically for the exhibition by contemporary artists including Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Dara Birnbaum, Michael Craig-Martin, Graham Dolphin, Yan Pei Ming and Donald Urquhart. 

Date / location:

Thursday 28th June – 21st October 2018 | St. Martin's Pl, London WC2H 0HE

3.) SCOOP: A Wonderful Ice Cream World, The British Museum of Food

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This is the first major exhibition of the British Museum of Food explores the past, present and future of ice cream. Guests can journey down an aromatic corridor of flavour, taste a breathable vanilla-flavoured fog, and understand the science of ‘brain freeze’. There will be a selection from the world’s largest collection of ice cream paraphernalia, taken from 14,000 objects.

Date / location:

Tuesday 3rd July – Sunday 30th September | Gasholder 11, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, London, N1C 4BY

4.) Against the Grain: Skate Culture and the Camera, 15 Bateman Street

 Glen E Friedman, Marty and Chuck

Glen E Friedman, Marty and Chuck

This exhibition celebrates the phenomena of skateboarding with the key photographers and filmmakers who have documented its evolution through the past 50 years and helped define the movement. There will be previously unseen photography from the archives of Oscar-winning director Spike Jonze, and Glen E. Friedman – the man who has been coined by Russell Simmons as defining the imagery of hip hop, plus lots more. Cover photo: Dobie Campbell, Lucian Hendricks -  Crystal Palace, 1985

Date / location:

7th —22nd July 2018 | 15 Bateman St, Soho, London W1D 3AQ

5.) Katja Novitskova: Invasion Curves, Whitechapel Gallery

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Installation artist Katja Novitskova presents an immersive environment at the Whitechapel Gallery, offering an unsettling vision of the future. Novitskova’s work focuses on issues of technology, evolutionary processes and ecological realities. It explores the materiality and circulation of images – how they are used, recycled and re-contextualised. She is known for her dramatic, cut-out images of animals, presented alongside imagery drawn from financial and scientific sources.

Date / location:

27 June – 2 September 2018 | 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX

6.) Hannah Shergold Solo Show, La Galleria

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Artist Hannah Shergold has announced her first solo exhibition of a new collection which will be held in La Galleria, Pall Mall 25th-30th June 2018. Featuring a series of bold, vibrant oil paintings that celebrate the movement and raw energy of British wildlife, the new collection marks a significant milestone for the former military lynx pilot’s career as an artist.

Date / location:

25th - 30th June 2018. 2018 | Unit 30, Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall, London SW1Y 4UY

7.) 250th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts

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This year, Grayson Perry RA and his committee of fellow artists have handpicked over 1,300 artworks in an array of artistic mediums. There’s a monumental sculpture by Anish Kapoor RA in our courtyard, and within the galleries you’ll find vast new works by David Hockney RA and Joana Vasconcelos. Artists Mona Hatoum and Tal R are shown alongside Royal Academicians including Wolfgang Tillmans, Mike Nelson, Tracey Emin and Rose Wylie, and Honorary Academicians Bruce Nauman and Ed Ruscha.

Date / location:

12th June — 19th August 2018 | Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

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ROSEWOOD CASTIGLION DEL BOSCO EXCLUSIVE SUMMER ANDREA BOCELLI PACKAGE

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