Exhibitions to See: November 2017

Love London Love Culture rounds up some of the best exhibitions to open in the capital next month…

Kew Green, Camille Pissarro, 1892 (c) Musee d’Orsay. 

1. The EY Exhibition: Impressionists in London, Tate Britainbringing together works by artists such as  Monet, Tissot and Pissarro this exhibition will examine how their experiences in London and friendships they built in the city influenced their own work but also contributed to the British art scene. On display from the 2nd November until the 7th May. 

Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920): Jeanne Hebuterne, 1919. New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

2. Modigliani, Tate Modernon display from the 23rd November, Tate Modern’s Autumn exhibition will showcase the artist’s extensive range of work – including twelve of the nudes he painted. It will be a chance for visitors to see his lesser-known but radical and thought-provoking sculptures and his portraits of family and friends.

Self-Portrait in a Bowler Hat. 1885-86, Paul Cezanne. (c) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Photo by Ole Haupt.

3. Cezanne Portraits, National Portrait Gallerybringing together over 50 of the artist’s work, the National Portrait Gallery will offer a new insight into the artist’s portrait work – highlighting the main characteristics of his portraits. The work on display includes multiple portraits of himself and his wife, Hortense Fiquet, Cezanne’s  portrayals of his Uncle Dominique, through to his final portraits of the gardener Vallier, who helped in his studio at Les Lauves, Aix-en-Provence.

4. A Ghost of an Idea: Unwrapping A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens Museumfrom the 29th November, visitors to the museum can get into the festive spirit with this new exhibition exploring the creation of the classic Christmas story. By drawing on original Dickens material, the exhibition will look at its success, legacy and continued popularity.

5. Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification, House of Illustration: for this commissioned exhibition Lucinda Rogers explores the relationship between the old and new, focusing on East London’s 200-year-old Ridley Road Market and a new block of luxury flats soon to be unveiled.


6. My Name is Prince, The O2on display from the 27th October, this latest exhibition at The O2 offers fans a chance to get a unique insight into the man behind the music. It will feature instruments, stage outfits, awards and handwritten song lyrics among other objects that have never been on display before.

7. Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, Saatchi Gallery this latest exhibition at the Saatchi explores issues such as challenges to individual freedom of expression in the face of both political ideology and religion through the work of artists such as  Oleg Kulik, Pussy Riot, Pyotr Pavlensky, Blue Noses Art Group, Arsen Savadov, AES + F, Vasily Slonov. 

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