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Exhibitions in London open on Thu, 17th Sep 2020
Displayed in date order by how soon they close.
This year’s Royal Society of Sculptors exhibition has been guest curated by Robert and Nicky Wilson, the founders of Jupiter Artland, and is a showcase of the work of members and fellows. (Ending Soon Fri, 18th Sep)
Exhibition of shortlisted entries to recognise and support the most innovative, original and relevant photography-based practice within a given year. (Ending Soon Sat, 19th Sep)
The largest exhibition of his drawings for 50 years (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Sep)
Discover the visionary work of Belgian artist Léon Spilliaert – from his celebrated self-portraits to dreamlike scenes of the North Sea coast. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Sep)
An exhibition that celebrates the overlooked charm of common hardware around the world. (Ending Soon Sun, 20th Sep)
Anna Keen's exhibition showcasing her artworks focusing on London and our river. (Ending Soon Mon, 21st Sep)
A rediscovered collection of paintings and drawings by over forty young Zimbabwean artists that have not been exhibited together for almost 70 years. (Ending Soon Wed, 30th Sep)
Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings. (Ending Soon Sun, 4th Oct)
A ground-breaking, first commercial gallery exhibition of the work of an artificially intelligent artist. (Ending Soon Sat, 10th Oct)
This exhibition showcases works by graduating students from London’s leading fine art schools. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Oct)
This exhibition explores a century of refugee experiences, from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings. (Ending Soon Sun, 11th Oct)
An exhibition of works by painters such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Morisot, Degas and Gauguin – many of which have never been seen in the UK. (Ends on Sun, 18th Oct)
This exhibition presents the kimono as a dynamic and constantly evolving icon of fashion, revealing the sartorial, aesthetic and social significance of the garment. (Ends on Sun, 25th Oct)
R.I.P Germain’s Dead Yard explores multiple forms of death and mourning relating to the artist's personal experiences and the ongoing viscerality of Black life in the UK. (Ends on Sun, 25th Oct)
By turns poetic, adventurous and thought-provoking, this group exhibition explores our relationship with trees and forests. (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)
This exhibition reimagines Picasso’s Cannes Studio as an immersive experience within the gallery (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)
An exhibition of Grayson Perry works inspired by his TV series on Channel 4 (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)
The King’s Man Experience is an immersive exhibition featuring costumes, props and behind-the-scenes material from the movie of the same name. (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)
An exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original oil paintings in the house he designed for himself. (Ends on Sat, 31st Oct)
Acclaimed artist Kara Walker presents one of the most ambitious Hyundai Commissions to date (Ends on Sun, 8th Nov)