London Calling - Summer 2023
Coronation got you feeling some type of way? Let Art Fix guide you through the must-see events in London this summer.
MUSEUMS AND ART SPACES
The Gilbert & George Centre | The Paradisical Pictures
- Every Friday – Sunday
- 5a Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ
Stop by the Gilbert & George Centre in the East End where their works are available for viewing every Friday – Sunday.
Lightroom | David Hockney
- Until 1 October
- 12 Lewis Cubitt Square (at Coal Drops Yard)
It’s the exhibition everyone’s talking about – an immersive visual and auditory experience with commentary by Mr Hockney himself.
Tate Britain | Isaac Julien
- Until 20 Aug
- Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
A magnificent retrospective on the important video and photo work of London local Isaac Julien.
The Design Museum | Ai Weiwei
- Until 30 July
- 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG
This exhibition is the first we’ve ever seen of Ai Weiwei’s work in the context of design.
The Courtauld | The Permanent Collection
- Somerset House, Strand
In The Courtauld Gallery’s spectacular LVMH Great Room, you’ll find masterpieces by Manet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Gauguin and our favorite Cecily Brown.
Tate Modern | Hilma af Klint & Piet Mondriaan
- Until 3 Sept
- Bankside, London SE1 9TG
What do these two legendary figures in art history have in common? Quite a lot, as it turns out.
ART FIX: If you head there at 12.00, you’ll be able to enjoy a special two-course ‘geometric-inspired’ lunch at the museum’s café after your visit for a special price.
The Wallace Collection | Portraits of Dogs
- Until 15 Oct
- Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN
How about a quirky collection of portraits of everyone’s favourite furry friends?
Royal Academy | Summer Exhbition
- 13 June – 20 Aug
- Burlington House, Piccadilly
The world’s largest open submission exhibition is back, featuring work in every medium imaginable.
Serpentine South Gallery | Tomás Saraceno
- 1 June – 10 Sept
- Kensington Gardens
Saraceno’s first UK solo exhibition consists of a range of artworks, prompts and experiences which extend past the walls of Serpentine South, into The Royal Parks and beyond.
GRIMM | Charles Avery
- 25 May – 8 July
- 2 Bourdon Street, London W1K 3PA
Celebrate the start of London Gallery Weekend (2-4 June) with a visit to the solo exhibition of Charles Avery.
Kristin Hjellegjerde | Rita Maikova
- Until 3 June
- 533 Old York Road, London SW18 1TG
These surreal paintings were made by Ukrainian artist Rita Maikova, who discovered her home country was being invaded whilst abroad.
Timothy Taylor | Sahara Longe
- 2 June – 8 July
- 15 Bolton Street
The title of this show, “New Shapes”, signals a newly geometric departure in the artist’s compositions.
The Perimeter | Andreas Schulze
- Until 1 July
- 20 Brownlow Mews, London WC1N 2LE
If you enjoy neo-expressionism with a hint of surrealism, this is one to check out!
Sadie Coles HQ | Lisa Brice
- 2 June to 8 July
- 8 Bury Street
After the Courtauld Gallery go see the brand-new painting by Brice, made in direct response to Manet’s “A Bar at the Folie Bergère”.
Almine Rech | Javier Calleja
- 1 June – 29 July
Grosvenor Hill, Broadbent House,
Javier Calleja’s expressionistic children with their pale pink cheeks are not as naïve as they seem.
Stephen Friedman | Sasha Gordon
- 1 June – 22 July
- 25-28 Old Burlington Street
Gordon explores, in a hyper-realistic style, the complexity of her identity as a young, queer, Asian-American woman.
Victoria Miro | Chris Ofili
- 2 June – 29 July
- 16 Wharf Road
The “Seven Deadly Sins” is a major new series of paintings by Chris Ofili.
Pace Gallery | Lee Ufan and Claude Viallat
- 2 June – 29 July
- 5 Hanover Square
Spanning more than five decades, this exhibition will survey both artists’ commitment to abstraction.
Frith Street Gallery | Callum Innes
- Until 1 July
- 17-18 Golden Square
Innes is known for luminous abstractions which expose the fundamentals of painting: pigment, surface and space.
Lehmann Maupin | Cecilia Vicuña
- Until 22 June
- 1 Cromwell Place, South Kensington
An exhibition of new and historical work by Cecilia following her 2022—2023 Turbine Hall commission at Tate Modern.
White Cube Bermondsey | Anselm Kiefer
- 7 June – 20 Aug
- 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street
This ambitious exhibition, which takes inspiration from the James Joyce novel Finnegans, will transform the gallery with immersive installations.
David Zwirner | Elizabeth Payton
- 7 June – 28 July
- 24 Grafton Street
Looking forward to this solo exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Elizabeth Peyton.
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery | Rina Banerjee
- 9 June – 8 July
- 6 Heddon Street
Known for her large-scale sculpture and installation assembled from found materials, Banerjee captures the experiences of diasporic communities worldwide.
Niru Ratnam | Alina Grasmann
- Until 24 June
- 23 Ganton Street,
Dive into the realistic paintings of Alina Grasmann. Her large-scale, site-specific series blur fact and fiction.
Simon Lee | France-Lise McGurn
- Until 25 May
- 12 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DT
France-Lise McGurn’s sprawling paintings seem to spill out from their canvases onto the gallery walls and sofas.
EAT & DRINK
AOK: 52-55 Dorset St, Marylebone
Westerns Laundry: 34 Drayton Park, Highbury East, Islington
Prada Caffé: at Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
Bubala: 15 Poland St, Soho
Soma: 14 Denman St, Soho
Milk Beach: Ilona Rose House, Manette St, Soho.
Also access via 13-14 Greek St
Jolene: 21 Newington Grn, Mayville Estate, Islington
Clipstone: 5 Clipstone St, Fitzrovia
Zephyr: 100 Potobello Road, Nothing Hill
Kiln: 58 Brewer St, Soho
Dorian: 105-107 Talbot Rd, Nothing Hill
Wild Tavern: 2 Elystan St, Chelsea