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Nine autumn art exhibitions to get really excited about

After a long summer break, the art world is waking up with a vengeance. Here are the autumn exhibitions you can’t afford to miss

Copyright Kara Walker, photo Jason Wyche
By Eddy Frankel and Rosemary Waugh |
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Whether you’re captivated by Dutch masters or prefer to salivate over contemporary video artists, autumn 2019 is a bumper season for excellent exhibitions opening left, right and centre. We’ve rounded up the biggest and best shows at London’s major galleries so you can start planning how you’re going to see them all.

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Don’t miss art exhibitions for autumn 2019

(c) Kara Walker, photo by Jason Wyche
Art, Contemporary art

Kara Walker

Tate Modern, Bankside

The latest artist to take on Tate Modern’s daunting annual Turbine Hall commission is the brilliant Kara Walker. The American artist has forged a powerful path of fierce, political art, dealing with topics like slavery and identity through shadow puppetry, painting and installation. What’s she going to do with the Turbine Hall? Haven’t a clue. But we’re seriously excited about seeing it. 

Tate Modern. Tube: Southwark. Oct 2-Apr 5 2020. Free. 

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