Love London Love Culture selects some of the best exhibitions opening across London this month…
The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame and Tragedy, Tate Modern: on display from the 8th March, this is the first solo exhibition of the work of Pablo Picasso at the Tate Modern. The display will focus on the year 1932 – which was an intensely creative period in the artist’s life and will bring together more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life.
Tacita Dean: Still Life, National Gallery: the National Gallery will invite visitors to explore the still life art of Tacita Dean from the 15th March. Considered to be one of the leading artists in this genre, the display will bring together a wide range of work created in a variety of mediums.
Charmed Lives in Greece: Ghika, Craxton,Leigh Fermor, British Museum: focusing on the friendship between of the artists Niko Ghika and John Craxton, and the writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, this display will open to the public on the 8th March. Together, their shared love of Greece was important to their work – embracing all of the sights, sounds, colours and people in the country. This exhibition will bring together heir artworks, photographs, letters and personal possessions in the UK for the first time.
Somewhere in Between, Wellcome Collection: on display from the 8th March, the exhibition will explore the relationship between art and science by bringing together the work of four contemporary artists Martina Amati, Daria Martin, Maria McKinney and John Walter who collaborated with scientists to explore the elements that make up human life.
Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-2018, Design Museum: since 2008, the way in which the public have engaged with politics has changed. In this new exhibition on display from the 28th March, the Design Museum will explore how graphic design and technology have played a role in dictating and reacting to the major political moments of our times.
Gayle Chong Kwan: The People’s Forest, William Morris Gallery: the gallery’s latest exhibition (open from the 3rd March) is a display of new photographic and sculptural work exploring the history, politics, and people of London’s ancient woodland, Epping Forest. It is the result of Gayle Chong Kwan’s two year engagement and research investigating the forest.
Joan Jonas, Tate Modern: also opening in March is Tate Modern’s retrospective of the artist’s career. It is set to be the largest exhibition of Jonas’s work ever held in the UK and will feature early works alongside recent installations dealing with topical themes such as climate change and extinction.