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Exhibitions
Exhibitions

How the National Gallery is giving a new perspective on Lucian Freud

The largest exhibition of the artist’s work in a decade opens this week

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Lucian Freud New Perspectives at the National Gallery - oddly exposing

Freud was obsessed with the Old Masters; this show putting him in the thick of them doesn’t do him any favours

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Hallyu! at the V&A review: This wave shows no sign of crashing

South Korean culture has hit unprecedented heights in recent years. This exhibition explains how it all happened

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William Kentridge at the Royal Academy: a dazzling show

This show teems with imagery and ideas from the start

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Digital danger: why the IWM is delving into war-themed videogames

The relationship between games such as Call of Duty and real-life conflict is more complicated than it might first appear

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The best free exhibitions in London right now: culture at no cost

Want to have a fun day out but also save those pennies? These free London art exhibitions are the perfect solution

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Maria Bartuszová at Tate Modern review: Quiet magic

There are moments in the exhibition where you feel the artist’s presence

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Hospital rooms - how art can make the near-unbearable beautiful

Contemporary artists are transforming mental health units across the country with this extraordinary charity

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Roman Rubbish exhibition at Bloomberg SPACE: Subtle but intriguing

Humdrum objects discarded by Roman Londoners are given the hallowed aura of precious archaelogical finds

UK

Gallery curator learned of Van Gogh portrait discovery in fish shop

The previously unknown self-portrait of the Dutch artist was found on the back of another painting at the National Galleries of Scotland

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Arts Round-Up: All the exhibitions to see in July

Get your diaries ready, because there are tonnes of new exhibitions to see

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Emma Talbot at the Whitechapel Gallery review: a true visionary

The prize-winning artist’s new show is utterly contemporary, preoccupied with the here and now, yet clearly informed by ancient languages

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Africa Fashion at the V&A review: Succinct and celebratory

This exhibition wraps visitors in the world of the African scene and will leave them hungry for more

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In the Black Fantastic review: Unlikely to be a better show this year

This fascinating collection of artistic work is immediately stimulating yet deeply resonant

Theatre

Sun & Sea at LIFT: the climate change opera that audiences adore

A smash-hit at the Venice Biennale, this unique performance is about to open in south London

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A Thousand Words for Weather - Artangel at Senate House Library

This atmospheric installation brings the weather inside one of London’s most imposing buildings

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Royal Academy Summer Show 2022: The end is nigh, so why not buy art?

The annual open submission art exhibition is back in its summer slot with a climate change theme

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Mayfair Art Weekend: Everything there is to see and do

The annual Mayfair weekend is back with a stonking number of galleries onboard plus some new exhibitions

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Traces: Renaissance Drawings for Flemish Prints, Courtauld Gallery

This small but rather beautiful show reveals just how important drawings have always been to the creation of art

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Pushkin House: how a little Russian enclave is raising a radical voice

The cultural centre’s new director is fearlessly challenging the party line to stand up against oppression

Insider

Tiffany & Co opens dazzling diamond exhibition at The Saatchi Gallery

From the original Breakfast at Tiffany’s script to the 128.54-carat yellow diamond last seen on Beyoncé, this is a bling lover’s dream

Exhibitions

Theaster Gates’s Serpentine Pavilion - The sacred made mundane

The artist’s structure is permeated with rich ideas, none of which are effectively expressed in this simplistic realisation

UK

Dippy the dinosaur’s home (but not for long)

The diplodocus is back at the Natural History Museum but a new home is being sought for when it leaves again in January

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Edvard Munch: Masterpieces from Bergen at the Courtauld Gallery review

In just 18 pictures this show charts the development of Munch from aspiring Impressionist to creator of one of the world’s most famous paintings

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Gold at the British Library: gorgeous, glittering and illuminating

This fascinating and dazzling exhibition of texts embellished with gold shows how the precious metal speaks the same language across continents

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London Gallery Weekend: the emerging galleries shaking up the scene

Forget the big beasts of the London gallery world, we’ve picked out the best of the exciting young spaces to visit