Must-See Art Guide: London

This week's guide features Philip Guston, Garth Weiser, Christopher Williams, and more.

Patrick Goddard, Greater Fool Theory (2015). Courtesy of Seventeen.

We’ve got a jam-packed week for you, London. First up, Photo London is up and running, and it’s one of the most important photo events in the world. The fair is only in its third year, but has already commanded a reputation as a must-attend occasion for photographers and photo-lovers of all stripes, with a killer program of artist talks and publisher presentations. Looking to get beyond the medium-specific photo circuit? The rest of London awaits, and their galleries do not disappoint.

You’d be crazy to miss the blockbuster Philip Guston drawing exhibition at Hauser & Wirth focusing on his political “Poor Richard” series (which has taken on a decidedly more relevant flavor this year). Over at Simon Lee gallery, the painter Garth Weiser’s latest work is the result of an especially thoughtful and labored practice—and it just so happens you can read a recent artnet News interview with the artist here. For an interestingly curated survey of contemporary abstraction across media, check out Sophia Contemporary Gallery’s group show “Shifting Landscapes” which features some real knock-out talents, including Hannah Whitaker and Afruz Amighi.

And that’s just the beginning—find our full list of picks below.


Exhibition:Patrick Goddard: Go Professional
April 28–June 3, 2017
Seventeen, 17 Kingsland Road, London, United Kingdom

Garth Weiser, 4 (2017). Courtesy of Simon Lee.

Exhibition:Garth Weiser
April 21–June 17, 2017
Simon Lee, 12 Berkeley Street, London, United Kingdom

Jorinde Voigt. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery.

Exhibition:Jorinde Voigt: Both Sides Now
May 19–June 24, 2017
Lisson Gallery, 27 Bell Street, London, United Kingdom

Paolo Pivi, installation view. Courtesy of Massimo De Carlo.

Exhibition:Paolo Pivi: You Don’t Have To Believe Me
April 21–May 27, 2017
Massimo De Carlo, 55 South Audley Street, London, United Kingdom

Mat Collishaw, The Centrifugal Soul (detail) (2016). Courtesy of Blain|Southern.

Exhibition:Mat Collishaw: The Centrifugal Soul
April 7–May 27, 2017
Blain|Southern, 4 Hanover Square, London, United Kingdom­

Philip Guston, Untitled (Poor Richard) (1971). Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

Exhibition:Philip Guston: Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971 & 1975
May 19–July 29, 2017
Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row, London, United Kingdom

“Colour in Contextual Play.” Courtesy of Mazzoleni.

Exhibition:Colour in Contextual Play”­­
May 19–July 28, 2017
Mazzoleni, 27 Albemarle Street, London, United Kingdom

Carol Robertson, Light from the Light (2016). Courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

Exhibition:Carol Robertson Pointstar
May 3–June 3, 2017
Flowers Gallery, 21 Cork Street, London, United Kingdom

Christopher Williams. Courtesy of David Zwirner.

Exhibition:Open Letter: The Family Drama Refunctioned? (From the Point of View of Production)
March 17–May 20, 2017
David Zwirner, 24 Grafton Street, London, United Kingdom

Hannah Whitaker, Perch 2 (2017). Courtesy of Sophia Contemporary Gallery.

Exhibition:Shifting Landscapes
April 28, 2017–June 23, 2017
Sophia Contemporary Gallery, 11 Grosvenor Street, London, United Kingom

Florian Eymann,
Portrait Nº 090 317
. Courtesy of Lawrence Alkin Gallery.

Exhibition: “Florian Eymann: Psyche-Soma
May 12–June 3, 2017
 Lawrence Alkin Gallery, 42 New Compton Street, London, United Kingdom

Chris Huen Sin-Kan, MuiMui and Doosood (2017). Courtesy of Pilar Corrias

Exhibition:Chris Huen Sin Kan
May 18–June 17, 2017
Pilar Corrias, 54 Eastcastle Street, London, United Kingdom

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