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Exhibitions in London open on Mon, 17th Feb 2020

Displayed in date order by how soon they close.

£14  
An exhibition exploring the non-stop nature of modern lives.  (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-17
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)

2020-02-17
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)

2020-02-17
Eco-Visionaries - Confronting a planet in a state of emergency
The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects about a future live on Mars. (Ending Soon Sun, 23rd Feb)

2020-02-17
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)

2020-02-17
Treasures of Osterley: Rise of Banking Family
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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)

2020-02-17
Buddhism
An Exhibition showcasing the works of Marc Almond, Sadie Lee, Jamie McLeod, Matthew Stradling and Caitlin Ricaud.  (Ending Soon Fri, 28th Feb)

2020-02-17
Show, Don't tell
An exhibition about the modern model of dating -- online and smartphones. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-17
A family-friendly exhibition bringing together young rebels from children’s literature (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-17
 Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature's Young Rebels
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A lit up garden display in Chiswick. (Ending Soon Sun, 1st Mar)

2020-02-17
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)

2020-02-17
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)

2020-02-17
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)

2020-02-17
Troy myth and reality
This free exhibition connects the specimens in the Grant Museum to a wider history of science and Empire, by asking one simple question: “How did all these things come to be here in the first place?”  (Ending Soon Sat, 7th Mar)

2020-02-17
Displays of Power: A Natural History of Empire
£13.75  
The orchid festival is back, celebrating the magnificent biodiversity of Indonesia, the land of 17,000 islands.  (Ending Soon Sun, 8th Mar)

2020-02-17
Orchids
Presenting 8 new works, the artist continues his exploration of the sphere as a formal device for reframing everyday objects (Ending Soon Sat, 14th Mar)

2020-02-17
Lars Fisk - Wattle & Daub
Robin’s works are views on life, in which toys and object we take for granted appear as characters and props in scenes that are simultaneously natural and ludicrous – like life itself perhaps. (Ending Soon Sun, 15th Mar)

2020-02-17
Views from a Playroom by Robin MacFarlan
Drawing inspiration from photographs, artist Niki Gibbs worked with Holloway Fire Station on Hornsey Road, Islington, to capture its four crews going about their routine daily work. (Ending Soon Tue, 17th Mar)

2020-02-17
‘Mobilise! Mobilise!
Intrinsically bound to German identity and the upheaval that followed the First World War, Notgeld is a fascinating microcosm of public feeling in post-war Germany. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-02-17
Currency in crisis - German emergency money 1914-1924
A selection from a gift of nine ‘manner posters’ displayed across Tokyo’s Seibu Railway network between 2016 and 2019. (Ending Soon Wed, 18th Mar)

2020-02-17
Manners and Modernity: Ukiyo-e and etiquette on the Seibu Railway