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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.

IK Prize 2015: Tate Sensorium

Experiencing art is no longer confined to the realms of just using your eyes. So get ready for your senses to be tantalized at this interactive display of four Tate Collection gems by Francis Bacon, Richard Hamilton, David Bomberg (pictured) and John Latham. IK Prize winners, Flying Object have brought the talents of a master chocolatier, scent expert, audio specialist, interactive theatre maker, lighting designer and digital agency together to stimulate your sense of taste, touch, smell and hearing, encouraging a new way of seeing.

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Tate Britain, Westminster Until Sunday September 20 2015

Henry Taylor

The Los Angeles-based artist known for his portraits that capture all walks of his community from art scene movers and shakers to drug addicts, presents a new series of works made this summer, while using the gallery as his studio.

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Carlos/Ishikawa, Stepney Until Saturday September 26 2015

Dineo Seshee Bopape: slow -co- ruption

As part of Southbank Centre’s ‘Africa Utopia’ festival, the emerging South African artist presents experimental videos alongside site-specific sculptures for her first London solo. 

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Hayward Gallery, South Bank Saturday August 29 2015 - Sunday September 27 2015

Michael Samuels: Parlour

Combining materials that reference the domestic, Samuels will create a contemplative environment for his latest sculptures made from found objects and reconfigured industrial materials. Shown alongside collected ephemera and furniture, Samuels’ abstracted assemblages disrupt our conventional reading of glass vases, cast concrete and fragments. Gallery visitors are encouraged to engage with the work, so take a pew and reflect.

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Rokeby, Clerkenwell Until Friday October 16 2015

Thomas Mailaender: Prussian Blue

In collaboration with Roman Road, Omer Tiroche presents a number of the French artist's distinctive blue-hued photographic series. Using particular printing techniques, Mailaender is able to arrest his images in either ethereal blue tones or as dramatic silhouettes. Here, 'Fun Archive', a collection of images sourced from the Internet and flea markets, are displayed as cyanotype prints on plasterboards showcased alongside ‘Jungle Fever’, a series of photograms of tropical leaves.

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Omer Tiroche Contemporary Art, Mayfair Until Friday September 25 2015


Fig-2’s presentation of spontaneous exhibitions continues with Veronika Hauer who explores performance, without the physical activity, through writing, speech, sculpture, video and prints. Featuring video works and a series of posters, Hauer will also launch the first ever issue of her online magazine Nowiswere. 

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ICA, St James' Until Sunday December 20 2015

Concrete Fictions

Kadie Salmon curates this show of four artists including herself, about fictional scenarios. Using photography, painting, sculpture and performance, each artist approachs the theme from very different perspectives.

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New Art Projects, South Hackney Until Saturday October 3 2015

Mike Tsang: South Bank Stories

London is a thriving city. It’s always changing, adapting and expanding. Over the past 30 years, one particular area due to its close proximity to The City of London, the South Bank has undergone numerous transformations. Photographer and oral historian Mike Tsang presents his portrait of the area through photographic portraits and written interviews with 10 local workers along with archival imagery.

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Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge Saturday August 29 2015 - Saturday September 26 2015

Alaric Hammond: Caustic Windows

In the Prints & Originals gallery, the British artist presents his zinc assemblages, which are inspired by the beauty of derelict buildings and fairgrounds. By exposing metal sheets to acid baths, Hammond is able to create texture and a varied colour palette so the etched found imagery and symbols of popular culture take on a gritty and elusive quality. 

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Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea Until Sunday November 1 2015

What Do I Need To Do To Make It OK?

This group exhibition considers disease, damage and healing through artists working predominantly with knitting. Curated by Liz Cooper, the touring exhibition features Dorothy Caldwell, Saidhbhín Gibson, Celia Pym, Freddie Robins and Karina Thompson.


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Pump House Gallery, Battersea Until Sunday November 1 2015
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