As the end of 2018 looms from around the corner, London’s art scene remains in full-throttle. November in London gifts numerous museum and gallery exhibitions to its public that shall not be missed. From troubled Russian rulers to artwork spread on toast, these exhibitions will certainly impress, engage and entertain you.
Two masters of Austrian art are descending at the Royal Academy this month. Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt both passed away in 1918, a year when Austria went through unprecedented political shift. The RA has collaborated with the Albertina Museum in Vienna to bring over 100 works by the two artists including the rare drawings which contrasts how the the two artists approached sex and the modern world.
Royal Academy, November 4 – February 3 2019, royalacademy.org.uk
The fake news phenomenon has touched all industries in the past years and had us all consider what is true and what isn’t in the internet era. Dara Birnbaum has been contemplating this very truth for a few decades now. Marian Goodman Gallery has a retrospective in place to showcase large-scale installations by the video artist, with accompanying works including Tiananmen Square: Break-In Transmission, a work which covers the famous 1989 student uprising in Beijing using multiple displays of news coverage.
Marian Goodman Gallery, November 8 – January 12 2019, mariangoodman.com
Linder: Power of Bliss
Linder Sterling is a British artist and this exhibition is not held at a gallery or institution. She is one of the artists on the all-female Art on the Underground line-up for 2018 and will be producing a long billboard at Southwark station. The photomontage work will aim to channel the women of Southwark’s history dating all the way back to Roman-era sex workers and display them in an empowered fashion that rejects the male gaze.
Art on the Underground, from November 8, Southwark Station; art.tfl.gov.uk
Martin Creed: Toast
Martin Creed won the Turner Prize in 2001 for a piece involving turning a light on and off repeatedly. Creed’s art is characterised by a gentle but subversive wit and a minimalism rooted in anti-materialism. One can never predict what Creed will do next but an exhibition at Hauser & Wirth is planned to show new sculpture, painting and tapestry works by the sought after artist.
Hauser & Wirth, November 30 – February 9 2019, hauserwirth.com
Russia: Royalty and Romanovs
A little over a century after Russia saw its last monarch dethroned, the Royal Collection takes a good look at how the history of Russia’s royal family overlapped with Britain’s for many centuries. The Queens Gallery at Buckingham Palace will show a series of photos, portraits, documents and objects by Fabergé, in an exhibition that dates back to Peter the Great’s 1698 trip to London, all the way up to the fateful end to Tsar Nicholas II.
The Queen’s Gallery, November 9 – April 28 2019, rct.co.uk