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Your Uncertain Shadow (colour), 2010 - © Olafur Eliasson

The Best Exhibitions in London Right Now

4 November 2019 | London Calling

The place to come for all the best current exhibitions in London...

Spotlight On: 
Olafur Eliasson at the Tate Modern
What can I expect to see? More than 40 years of Eliasson's works - and there's a lot of it, considering he's worked as architect, inventor, sculptor, painter and more. The focus here though is largely on his fun, experiential installations and his environmentally-oriented work on glacier deterioration and his home country of Iceland. 
What's the big deal? Everything Eliasson does, he does on a big scale - the interactivity here doesn't just mean 'you can touch this' but full body experiences: a long corridor of blinding, colourful fog which takes several minutes to walk precariously through, a shimmering rainbow-filled wall of mist. As such, this is a great exhibition to take the family along to – kids and adults alike will be enchanted by the many sensory delights of the exhibition and the interactive nature of a lot of the installations. All of this elemental delight links with Eliasson’s climate-centred work, which draws a long hard look too; his melting ice photo series is striking. 
How long have I got? Until 5 January 2020

'Beauty', 1993 © Olafur Eliasson press image
'Beauty', 1993 © Olafur Eliasson

The Best of the Rest:
William Blake at the Tate Britain
What can I expect to see? William Blake is a British icon and this will be the largest survey of the visionary painter, printmaker and poet in the UK for a generation, including the breadth of his work as well as an immersive recreation of the room in which he painted.
How long have I got? Until 2 February 2020

Mary Quant at the V&A
What can I expect to see? This is the first exhibition in 50-years to celebrate the iconic work of Dame Mary Quant, and displays over 120 of her original designs, as well as make-up, underwear and even her own brand of doll. Check out our full review here.
How long have I got? Until 20 February 2020
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