Saturday, 24, August 2019
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Culture day: must-visit exhibitions and installations in the capital
Our pick of the must-see exhibitions in and around central London this summer
A weekend in the city isn’t all about the glitz and glam of parties and rooftop bars. London is undoubtedly one of the greatest cultural hubs in the world. We have rounded up some of the best exhibitions for art lovers and culture vultures. The arts make up a large part of our society, which can so easily be tapped into by guests staying at any of The Doyle Collection London hotels – just contact our guest services team who are on hand to help organise all aspects of your visit.
Get Up, Stand Up Now at Somerset House
Showing until 15th Sep 2019
ISHMAHIL BLAGROVE JR. FREE SPEECH PLATFORM (2015)
via Somerset House
Looking for something culturally charged to fuel your summer days? Then the curated exhibition by Zak Ové at Somerset House is sure to be a hit. Merging an eclectic mix of some of the best creative black talent to have surfaced over the years, the artist celebrates the past 50 years of creativity within this community. By looking at diasporic connections from Black communities globally from the ‘60s to present day, viewers are shown the gradual change that has rippled through society. Enjoy a multi-sensory filled experience in the form of artwork, music and interactive installations – just 20 minutes by tube from The Bloomsbury.
I-MADE at the Saatchi Gallery
Showing from 19th -22nd Sept 2019
via Saatchi Gallery
I-MADE will be coming to London this September, showcasing design-filled delights within the four walls of Kings Road’s Saatchi Gallery. Perfectly positioned inLondon’s Design Festival– the exhibition curated by Giulio Cappellini will feature alongside a series of talks and workshops across four days. Be sure to bask in the splendour of all things design and craftsmanship as the best of Italian innovation is celebrated for the first time. Located just 15-minutes by tube from The Kensington, we suggest booking your tickets early – this one will be popular in the design world!
Olafur Elisson: In Real Life at Tate Modern
Showing until 5th Jan 2020
via Tate Modern
This interactive experience is another one of Olafur Elisson’s unmissable series’ of artwork, as the Danish-Icelandic artist adds this retrospective, which looks at senses and the power they hold, to his newest installation portfolio following his giant ice sculpture last year. With boldly-bright colours and immersive installations which take you through coloured fog, this exhibit is certainly one for the Instagram feed. Viewers will be taken on a journey of fascination catalysed by the artist’s interest in nature, live experience and the link between art and science.
Lee Krasner: Living Colour at the Barbican
Showing until 1st September 2019
via Evening Standard
For a moving and emotional experience with art, explore Lee Krasner’s life and work through her spirit for invention and abstract expressionism. Celebrating the late artist’s pioneering work, throughout August observers will be able to rediscover Krasner (who was considered to be one of America’s key figures in the art world) through an installation view. Lena, who eventually became the androgynous ‘Lee’, was known for creating energetic work which reflected post-war America along with all the emotional realism tied into every painting.