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Malevich

  • Rated as: 5/5

The creator of the first and last word in abstraction

  1. Tate Modern Bankside, SE1 9TG
  2. Until Sun Oct 26
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Percy Wyndham Lewis, A Battery Shelled, 1919

Percy Wyndham Lewis, A Battery Shelled, 1919 digitised by Ted Dearberg (IWM)

Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Free

You won't find a better illustration of the war's impact

  1. Imperial War Museum Lambeth Rd, SE1 6HZ
  2. Until Sun Mar 8
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Gilbert & George: Scapegoating Pictures for London

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Free

London's favourite art duo fill White Cube's cavernous Bermondsey gallery with 123 'Scapegoating' works in their signature style of chopped up, reversed and multiplied images and texts. The inspiration for this new series comes from the streets around Brick Lane, where Gilbert & George have lived for the past 45 years. 'Whippets', discarded bullet-like shells that contain nitrous oxide, feature prominently.

  1. White Cube Bermondsey Bermondsey Street, SE1 3TQ
  2. Until Sun Sep 28
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An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Free

Each entry presents a whole theme and offers visitors the chance to get cogs turning in some curious ways. ‘A for Acts of Faith’, for instance, is anillustrator’s interpretation of our accidents and near misses as inspired by the accompanying selection of ex-voto images. ‘P for Philosophy’ asks you to take a philosophical fortune cookie to be opened on the way home.

  1. Wellcome Collection Euston Road, NW1 2BE
  2. Until Sun Oct 12
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Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction

  • Rated as: 4/5

Barcelona-born Joan Fontcuberta’s ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ plays on the viewer’s trust in the authenticity of photography by presenting mischievously misleading evidence of extraordinary creatures, people and places. The conceptual artist’s convincingly documented ‘discoveries’ include mermaid fossils, winged monkeys, dolphin-surfing monks and never-before-seen constellations.

  1. Science Museum Exhibition Rd, SW7 2DD
  2. Until Sun Nov 9
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Summer Screen Prints

  • Free

Somerset House is hosting a series of film screenings this summer, and Print Club London are helping to remind us just how much we love the films they'll be showing through the medium of screen prints. They've chosen 16 artists to create a poster for each of the 16 movies on the bill using a classic scene, recognisable character or quotable line of dialogue as their inspiration. The colourful, striking creations representing films such as 'Annie Hall' and 'Ghostbusters' will be on display in Somerset House's West Wing.

  1. Somerset House Strand, WC2R 1LA
  2. Until Mon Aug 25
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Cut, Copy, Paste

  • Free

Collage is put under the spotlight in this show of three American artists; Frank Hallam Day, Michael Mapes and Brian Porray, whose work explores reinterpretation, repetition and the reuse of images.

  1. Beers Contemporary 1 Baldwin St, EC1V 9NU
  2. Until Sat Sep 27
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What's Love Got to Do with It

  • Free

Ah amour, there’s nothing quite like it to put a smile on your face and skip in your step. Coinciding with the Southbank’s Centre’s ‘Festival of Love’, the Hayward’s Project Space has gone all gooey-eyed with this group show about how we express love.

  1. Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX
  2. Until Sun Aug 31
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The Human Factor

A major survey examining how figurative sculpture has been reinvented from the late-1980s to the present, by artists including Pawel Althamer, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Katharina Fritsch, Ryan Gander, Rachel Harrison, Georg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rebecca Warren and Jeff Koons.

  1. Hayward Gallery Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX
  2. Until Sun Aug 31
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James Ostrer: Wotsit All About

  • Free

The gallery’s Window Project has had a Willy Wonka makeover with James Ostrer’s sugary sweet photographs of figures covered in all things saccharine. Wanting to draw attention to the global food production and the over consumption of sugar, Ostrer has created alluring images that initially entice with their exuberant use of colour but then leave you feeling a little icky.

  1. Gazelli Art House 39 Dover St, W1S 4NN
  2. Until Thu Sep 11
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British Folk Art

  • Rated as: 5/5

My wife once painted a sign for a local pick-your-own strawberry farm, and it got stolen within a week. It got stolen because it was good. This is by way of illustrating the very basic transaction at work in this Tate Britain show. It is full of brilliantly executed, unselfconscious works of sublime creativity.

  1. Tate Britain Millbank, SW1P 4RG
  2. Until Sun Sep 7
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Marina Abramović: 512 Hours

  • Free

For six days a week, eight hours a day, the doyenne of performance art, Marina Abramovic will be at the Serpentine Gallery. Although there will be nothing in the gallery, the Belgrade-born artist will be interacting directly with gallery visitors for a total of 512 hours. Expect the most extraoridnary encounter you’ll ever experience in a gallery.

  1. Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA
  2. Until Sun Aug 24
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Lisa Hassell
Lisa Hassell

Inkygoodness presents Beermat Characters at The Coningsby Gallery, 29th April - 4th May Beermat Characters is the latest project by Inkygoodness, inviting illustrators, artists & character designers to transform a beer mat (coaster) into a character. Showcasing the talents of over 80 artists & illustrators tasked with the challenge to transform a simple beermat into a character, our latest project will launch on Tue 30th April 2013 at the Coningsby Gallery in central London, with music, plenty of drinks on offer and a great atmosphere guaranteed! Expect a diverse selection of artworks from handmade to digital, felt plush, paper-cut outs, inked & painted, 3D sculptures & much much more! http://inkygoodness.com/blog/inkygoodness-beermat-characters/

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