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Exhibitions to Visit this October: London


Exhibitions to Visit this October: London
"Untitled (2 Orange Spoons)" (2016) by Ahmet Civelek is part of the "All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets Burnt…" exhibition at Manhattan Loft Gallery (Image courtesy of the artist)

With Frieze week in full swing in London, we've put together a list of exhibitions where you can catch Asian art in the city this month!

Tate Modern

Bhupen Khakhar: You Can't Please All

1st June - 6th November 2016

Bhupen Khakhar

Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2003) played a central role in modern Indian art and was a key international figure in 20th-century painting, with his unique figurative style. This exhibition features the artist's works on canvas, watercolour paintings and experimental ceramic works. While you're at the Tate Modern, be sure to check out the museum's permanent collection as well! 

"American Survey Officer" (1969) by Bhupen Khakhar is one of the works on show at the Tate this month
Image courtesy of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and the Tate Modern


Whitechapel Gallery

Imperfect Chronology: Mapping the Contemporary II

23rd August 2016 - 8th January 2017

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Etel Adnan, Marwa Arsanios, Ali Cherri, Manal Al Dowayan, Sadik Al Fraji, GCC Collective, Susan Hefuna, Iman Issa, Jumana Manna, Sophia Al-Maria and Zineb Sedira

Whitechapel Gallery presents a selection of artworks drawn from the Barjeel Art Foundation's collection of modern and contemporary Arab art, focusing on the theme of mapping geographies, examining the notion of statehood and exploring artists' engagement with the rapid development and expansion of cities in the Arab region. 

"The All Hearing" (2014) by Lawrence Abu Hamdan will be one of the pieces on display at Whitechapel
Image courtesy of Galeri NON and Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah


Peckham's Electric Theatre

The Colony

25th August - 9th October 2016

Dinh Q. Lê

The Colony is a newly-commissioned video work by Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê. The work is loosely based on 19th-century depictions of a cluster of islands off the west coast of Peru, and is presented in three parts. 

Production shot of "The Colony" by Dinh Q. Lê
Image courtesy of Artangel


Timothy Taylor

Shezad Dawood: Kalimpong

16th September - 22 October 2016

Shezad Dawood

Named after a small town in West Bengal, Kalimpong presents a new body of work from artist Shezad Dawood, including sculptures, neon works, paintings and an immersive virtual reality work set in Kalimpong, spanning the 1920s, the 1960s up to present day. 

An image from "Kalimpong" by Shezad Dawood
Image courtesy of the artist and Timothy Taylor gallery


Victoria Miro


23rd September - 5th November 2016

Doug Aitken, Jules de Balincourt, Vlassis Caniaris, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Christian Holstad, Isaac Julien, Yayoi Kusama, Wangechi Mutu, Alice Neel, Chris Ofili, Richard Prince, Sarah Sze, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Kara Walker

Victoria Miro presents a group exhibition including historical and contemporary works by artists who address the socio-political issues of their world and question the status quo. 

This work by Yayoi Kusama is featured as part of the group exhibition
Image courtesy of Victoria Miro


Manhattan Loft Gallery

All Fun And Games Until Someone Gets Burnt...

30th September - 13 October 2016

Patrick Hough, Ahmet Civelek, Güneş Terkol, Rebecca Ward, Meriç Algün Ringborg and Rafal Zajko

This group exhibition, presented by Artkurio and Open Space Contemporary with the support of Manhattan Loft Gallery, showcases works of young, emerging contemporary artists from the UK, Turkey and beyond. 

"Funerary Relief" (2016) by Patrick Hough will be included as part of the group exhibition
Image courtesy of My Art Guides


Saatchi Gallery

Champagne Life

1st October - 29th October 2016

Mequitta Ahuja, Alice Anderson, Marie Angeletti, Jelena Bulajic, Julia Dault, Mia Feuer, Sigrid Holmwood, Virgile Ittah, Seung Ah Paik, Maha Malluh, Suzanne McClelland, Stephanie Quayle, Soheila Sokhanvari, Anne Speier, Julia Wachtel, Phoebe Unwin, Aleksandra Mir and Jeni Spota

As it approaches its 30th anniversary, the Saatchi Gallery presnts its first all-female exhibition showcasing the works of 14 women artists. 

An installation view of Champagne Life featuring a sculpture by Iranian artist Soheila Sokhanvari
Image courtesy of the artist and Saatchi Gallery


Olivier Malingue Gallery

Cho Yong-Ik

5th October - 16th December 2016

Cho Yong-Ik

Olivier Malingue Gallery inaugurates its new space in the heart of Mayfair with a solo exhibition by the seminal Korean artist Cho Yong-Ik, presenting a survey of the artist's works from the 1970s onwards. 

An installation view of the solo exhibition by Cho Yong-Ik presented Olivier Malingue
Image courtesy of Olivier Malingue


Frieze London

5th October - 9th October 2016


Frieze London returns this year with over 160 galleries, presenting the works of over 1,000 artists. 

This work "Sonic Sphere with Enthralling Trio – Diagonally-sectioned Brass and Nickel" by Haegue Yang will be on show at the Kukje Gallery booth at Frieze London 2016
Image courtesy of Kukje Gallery


Pi Artworks

What's the Riddle?

5th October - 5th November 2016

Kasper Bosmans, Geta Bratescu, Osman Dinç, Rodrigo Hernandez, Ad Minoliti, Anca Munteanu Rimnic and Pilvi Takala

Curated by Berlin-based curator Övül Ö. Durmusoglu, Pi Artworks brings together artworks that return to fundamental formal questions of artistic work and and its system in their alternative conception of time. 

Image courtesy of Pi Artworks



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