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Eckart Hahn, 'The Fantasy of Representation' at Beers London

With an art scene as changeable as London's, how can you ever keep track of what to see right now? By using this page, that's how. These are the new openings the Time Out Art team thinks are worth seeing. If you'd prefer to see something we already know is good, try our list of London's top ten art exhibitions.

Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture

The V&A brings together the work of 20 artists including Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Thomas Ruff, Maud Sulter and Gavin Turk to form an overview of contemporary portraiture. 

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V&A Until Sunday April 24 2016 Free

Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine From the 1960s and 1970s

The ICA presents the first UK display dedicated to Vienna-based architectural magazine Bau. Published between 1965 and 1970, and packaged like a glossy fashion magazine, it was a platform for radical approaches to architecture in Austria, combining rich imagery with key texts by philosophers, artists and architects.

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ICA Until Sunday September 27 2015

Simon Norfolk: Time Taken

Over the period of a year, the Nigerian photographer visited the Bamiyan Valley in Afghanistan, where he sought to capture the changing seasons of this area most commonly associated with the Taliban. What resulted is a poetic and beautiful series of landscapes that expose the consequences of ongoing warfare but also a strong sense of hope as the land regenerates and heals.

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Michael Hoppen Gallery Monday August 3 2015 - Tuesday September 8 2015 Free

The Fantasy of Representation

Painter Andrew Salgado curates this group exhibition of emerging and established fellow painters to celebrate developments in representational art today. The show includes heavyweights such as Francis Bacon and Gary Hume, as well as younger names including Alison Blickle and Scott Anderson.

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Beers London Friday July 31 2015 - Saturday September 19 2015 Free

SLAM Fridays

Critics' choice

On the last Friday of the month, SLAM Fridays focuses on a different area of London from Bankside to Greenwich, with galleries opening late and artist-led tours to help gallery-goers navigate between venues. Keep your eye out for the printed South London Art Map that lists over 90 galleries, in case you fancy visiting at other times of the week. Jul 31 spotlights Bankside.

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Various Friday July 31 2015 Free
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