The most interesting London Art Exhibitions in 2021
On the 17th of May, the UK is entering the four-step roadmap out of lockdown. London’s museums and galleries are expected to open their doors to the public. A brilliant opportunity to ease your way out of the quarantine monotony. These are the most interesting London art exhibitions in 2021.
*This list will be regularly updated with new displays.
1. Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms
Description: This year Tate modern finally gets to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
This time with Yayoi Kusama’s famous Infinity Rooms.
The Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life and the Chandelier of Grief.
Breathtaking installations that reflect Kusama’s unique vision.
Location: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Opening: Tuesday, 18 May 2021
2. Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser
Description: V&A hosts an exhibition that explores the story of Alice in Wonderland over 157 years.
It’s origins, adaptations, and reinventions.
Alice’s Adventures from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages.
Location: V&A, Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
Opening: Saturday, 22 May 2021
3. Van Gogh Alive UK
Description: Two (2) Van Gogh exhibitions will take place in London this year.
The first one, Van Gogh Alive, is the world’s most visited immersive multi-sensory experience.
It is designed to feel like as if you are walking right into the artist’s paintings.
Location: Kensington Gardens, London W2 2UH
Opening: Friday, 4 June 2021
4. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Description: The second one, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 20,000 sq ft light and sound spectacular.
It features two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works experienced in 360 degrees.
It also features a Virtual Reality interactive; which guides you on a 10 min journey of a day in the life of the artist.
Location: 106 Commercial Street, London. E1 6LZ
Opening: From October, 2021
5. Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street
Description: Sneakers have challenged the world of fashion, design, and inspired subcultures.
In this exhibition, you can find a wide variety of the footwear.
From sneakers designed specifically for athletes in the 1920’s to the latest high-fashion reinventions.
Plus you get to explore the icons and collaborations that have shaped the sneaker world.
Location: Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG
Opening: Tuesday, 18 May 2021
6. James Barnor: Accra/London
Description: The Serpentine presents the work of British-Ghanaian photographer James Barnor.
Barnor documented some of the most significant social changes in both Accra and London.
Throughout the 1960’s he worked in London on assignments for the South African magazine Drum.
His career has lasted for more than 60 years and covered 2 continents.
Location: Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
Opening: Wednesday, 19th May 2021
7. Somerset House (London Design Biennale 2021 & Dodge)
Description: London Design Biennale is a global gathering of the world’s most talented designers and curators.
Es Devlin is the Artistic Director and has chosen Resonance as the theme of 2021.
Dodge is an action-packed open-air experience organised for the first time in Somerset House’s courtyard.
It features dodgems, bold installations from acclaimed artists, and a delicious selection of food and drinks.
Location: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Opening: London Design Biennale: Tuesday 01 – 27 June & Dodge: Thursday 15 July – 22 August, 2021
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