London has been a breeding ground for artistic development for centuries and has given the world some of the greatest artists and creative movements in history. Contemporary art, in particular, has found a home in the city’s galleries.
Explore the amazing world of contemporary art and book a weekend at the Park Grand London Lancaster Gate. Our Paddington Hotel is just a Tube ride away from the city’s best art houses. If that hasn’t tempted you, here’s a look at some of the best upcoming contemporary art exhibitions.
The Ey Exhibition: PicassoTate Modern: Bankside, London
8 Mar – 9 Sep, 2018
Even for those not fully brushed up on artistic knowledge, Pablo Picasso needs no introduction. Throughout his career, the famous Spanish painter created some of the most iconic works in history and was one of the founding fathers of the cubism movement. To celebrate what is commonly known as his year of wonders, the Tate Modern has pulled together a huge collection of Picasso’s best works. The collection will include a number of portraits as well as several of his unique works. This is a great learning opportunity for any aspiring artists and is a must-see for any fans of Picasso.
Ian ChengSerpentine Gallery: Kensington Gardens, London
6 Mar – 28 May, 2018
Ian Cheng will bring the Serpentine Gallery to life this month with an installation that explores the concepts of human nature and its ability to change. The Los Angeles-born artist has moved away from traditional forms of artistry and creates his work using computer-based programs and simulations. This has allowed him to create a number of visually stunning exhibits that make viewers question themselves and those around them. His latest work features a series of projected simulations that aren’t to be missed.
You Have No Idea How Much I Love YouInstitute of Contemporary Arts: The Mall, London
Until 22 Feb, 2018
Step inside the walls of a therapist’s office and listen to the conversation between a daughter and her estranged mother. The concept of this exhibition goes far beyond the boundaries of traditional art and bends the rules. The intensity of the piece will have you on the edge of your seat and is sure to stick with you long after you leave. The incredible performances will have you feeling the emotions as the pair try to reconcile their relationship and bridge the gap between them.
TransvangardeOctober Gallery: Old Gloucester Street, London
1 Feb – 3 Mar, 2018
This collaborative installation at the often overlooked October Gallery features work from a collection of the most respected contemporary artists on the scene. Tian Wei, Golnaz Fathi and Alexis Peskine are just a few examples from the long list of masters whose work will be on display over the coming weeks. The aim of the exhibit is to showcase a collection of work that crosses all social, ethical, international, religious and cultural boundaries to create a unique and immersive experience.