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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.


Olafur Eliasson: Turner colour experiments

  • Free

The Icelandic-Danish artist transforms the ephemeral qualities of JMW Turner’s paintings into colour wheels. Coinciding with Tate Britain’s Late Turner exhibition, this free display in the Clore galleries stems from Eliasson’s Colour Experiments series that started in 2009. Taking seven paintings by the British landscape artist, Eliasson condenses the intensity of Turner’s use of colour and light into beautiful abstractions.

  1. Tate Britain Millbank, SW1P 4RG
  2. Until Sun Jan 25
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Adriano Costa: Touch me I am geometrically sensitive

  • Free

The Brazilian artist’s first UK solo exhibion features objects of varying textures, assembled to reveal unpredictable and hidden beauty in everyday and readymade items.

  1. Sadie Coles Kingly St 62 Kingly St, W1B 5QN
  2. Until Sat Oct 4
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William S Burroughs: Animals In The Wall

  • Free

The beat writer who penned ‘Naked Lunch’ and ‘Junkie’ also dabbled in making art. Here, over 40 of his works including ‘Dreamachine’, a mind-altering collaboration with painter and poet Brion Gysin, will be displayed alongside artistic responses from the likes of Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson and Mobstr. 

  1. Londonewcastle Project Space 28 Redchurch St, E2 7DP
  2. Until Sun Sep 7
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Jean-Michel Wicker: e industrial

  • Free

The all-encompassing practice of Wicker glides between printed matter and performance. Inspired by the Italian Situationist Giuseppe Pinot-Gallizio, Wicker will create an installation concerned with the potency of graphic design symbolism and the mass-production of imagery. The show will also act as a platform to launch his latest publication.

  1. Cubitt 8 Angel Mews, Kings Cross, N1 9HH
  2. Until Sun Sep 28
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Summer Graduate Show 2014

  • Free

Four recent graduates from the Royal College of Art and Central St Martins transform the gallery with immersive installations, photography and prints.

  1. Anise Gallery Shad Thames, SE1 2PU
  2. Until Sun Sep 21
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