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Exhibitions in London open on Sat, 15th Feb 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

Explore the underbelly of our digital world in this exhibition revealing the powerful, and often hidden, forces at play in artificial intelligence. (Ending Soon Sat, 15th Feb)

2020-02-15
Trevor Paglen - From 'Apple' to 'Anomaly'
This exhibition showcases original archives from the collections which illustrate the prolific activism of the people of Tower Hamlets in the latter decades of the twentieth century. (Ending Soon Sat, 15th Feb)

2020-02-15
Unite and Resist
The little known story of one of the capital’s most intriguing cemeteries is revealed for the first time in this exhibition. (Ending Soon Sun, 16th Feb)

2020-02-15
House of Life Exhibition
The winning and commended entries of the third Architecture Drawing Prize will be exhibited at Sir John Soane’s Museum. (Ending Soon Sun, 16th Feb)

2020-02-15
The Architecture Drawing Prize
An exhibition about the making of Chinatown - find out about the construction and history of the iconic Leicester Square neighbourhood.  (Ending Soon Sat, 22nd Feb)

2020-02-15
The Making of Chinatown
£14  
An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.  (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-15
24/7
This small display considers the historical creation of single-use and repurposed objects and presents an artistic response to plastic waste washing up in Pacific islands.  (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-15
Disposable? Rubbish and us
Discover how architects, artists and designers are responding today to some of the most urgent ecological issues of our times. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-15
Eco-Visionaries - Confronting a planet in a state of emergency
See how fairies and elves have been imagined from the early Victorian period to the 1970s. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-15
Fairies in Illustration
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-15
Moving to Mars
This exhibition showcases often unseen and recently acquired items to tell the history of the Child family of bankers and their rise to fame and fortune. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-15
Treasures of Osterley: Rise of Banking Family
£14  
Explore the origins, philosophy and contemporary relevance of Buddhism, from its beginnings in India in the 6th century BC to having 1 billion followers worldwide today (Ending Soon Tue, 25th Feb)

2020-02-15
Buddhism
An Exhibition showcasing the works of Marc Almond, Sadie Lee, Jamie McLeod, Matthew Stradling and Caitlin Ricaud.  (Ending Soon Fri, 28th Feb)

2020-02-15
Show, Don't tell
An exhibition of provocative art by the street artist, SAKI&Bitches. (Ending Soon Sat, 29th Feb)

2020-02-15
Everyone's Welcome - SAKI & Bitches
An exhibition about the modern model of dating -- online and smartphones. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-15
A family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-15
 Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels
£20  
A lit up garden display in Chiswick. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-15
Lightopia
The infographics created by sociologist and activist W.E.B. Du Bois in 1900 were a remarkable development in data visualisation and a direct challenge to institutional racism. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-15
W.E.B. Du Bois: Charting Black Lives
From Botticelli to Michelangelo, the exhibition reveals how Bomberg’s rebellious, youthful works drew inspiration from the paintings he most admired in the Gallery. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-15
Young Bomberg and the Old Masters
From Helen of Troy’s abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this exhibition. (Ending Soon Thu, 5th Mar)

2020-02-15
Troy myth and reality