Daylight savings time is finally here, so make the most of your extra hours of sunlight inside dimly lit rooms full of free art. Here are some dates for your cultural calendar in London this Spring and Summer.
Christian Marclay is an American–Swiss visual artist who explores connections between sound, photography, and moving image. This exhibition features stop-motion animation, and street photography from around London and a floor-to-ceiling ‘vertical poem’ made up of 22 strips.
The Chicago Imagists are a group of artists associated with the School of the Art Institue of Chicago in the late 1960–70s known for surrealism and working with objects found in city thrift stores and markets like pinball machines and old comics. This is the first major exhibition of theirs in the UK and features artists like Roger Brown, Sarah Canright, Jim Falconer, Ed Flood and Christina Ramberg. Expect explosions of colour, and irreverent humour across paintings, sculptures, drawing and printmaking.
A photographic exhibiton of work by London-based Polish photographer Joanna Piotrowska featuring black and white images. The exhibtion is part of Tate Britain’s Art Now series which focuses on emerging artists. The photographs incude a series where the artists asked people in Lisbon, Rio De Janneiro, Warsaw and London to build shelters in their homes and gardens to subvert ideas about childhood play.
Catch the last few months of this year-long display of artworks created in Germany during the inter-war years. Magic Realism is more closely associated with liteature, but it comes from artist and critic Franz Roh to describe realist paintings with dream-like or fantasy imagery. The collection features paintings of period of pre-WW2 hedonism and freedom from artists like Jeanne Manmne and Otto Dix.