Wednesday || September 30
Victoria Miro Old Street, Go to Hell or Atlanta, Whichever Comes First, On 1st October till the 7th November
Kara Walker, known as the portrayer of racial and gender struggles, returns with a new body of work in the space of Gallery 1, Victoria Miro, Old Street.
Thursday || October 1
Cortesi Gallery, Grazia Varisco: If, PV 6-8.30 pm
Solo show of the Italian painter Grazia Varisco, part of Gruppo T and pioneer of Kinetic Art. The exhibition is curated by Michele Robecchi, London editor of Mousse magazine.
Mazzoleni Art, Alberto Burri, PV 6-8 pm
An overview of Arte Povera child Alberto Burri, with many pieces coming from the private collection of the Mazzoleni family.
Domobaal, Neil Gall: Arrange Your Face, PV 6-8 pm
New work by fantastic wrap-all-maniac Scottish artist Neil Gall. ‘To arrange your face’ means to hide in plain sight; to compose your features in an attempt to conceal motives, feelings, or beliefs.
Serpentines Galleries, Jimmie Durham: Various Items and Complaints, opens
Major survey of multi-dimensional works by American essayist, artist, poet and political activist Jimmie Durham.
Space in Between, Votives, PV 6-9 pm
Solo show of new colourful work by the ARKA Group, a collaboration between Ben Jeans Houghton and Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau.
Wouter Van der Hallen, As the extension, so the force, October 01 – October 30, 2015
A new solo exhibition for Belgium artist Wouter Van Der hosted in the Window Space.
Friday || October 2
Various venues across London, Art Licks Weekend, 2-4 October
London’s largest festival celebrating emerging artists is back for its third year with a free programme of events and openings taking place across South and East London, from Peckham to Hackney.
Sunday || October 4
The Gift, If There Is Any, Kappacasein Dairy, 6:30-9:30pm
Artist Javier Rodriguez and cheesemaker Bill Oglethorpe will be leading a discussion on food production, consumption and exchange which looks at new sustainable models, both rural and urban.
Wednesday || October 7
Zabludowicz Collection, Annual Commission: Jon Rafman, PV 6-9 pm
Canadian artist Jon Rafman produces works that blur lines between real and virtual, ultimately exploring the impact of technologies on our society. For this commission he’s created new playful installations encompassing a variety of media.
FloatArt London 2014, Bargehouse, The Oxo Tower Wharf, PV 6-8pm
The exhibition will show the work of both BA and MA graduates, who will have all completed their degrees this year. The work on show will be ranging from across all arts disciplines, from painting to performance to installation.
The Chimurenga Library, The Showroom, PV 6:30-8:30pm
The Showroom and The Otolith Collective present the Cape Town-based outfit Chimurenga. For their first UK presentation, Chimurenga will infiltrate The Showroom’s building in the form of The Chimurenga Library, inserting themselves into the existing frameworks, functions and structures of the space without displacing its everyday activities.
Software, Hard Problem, Cubitt Gallery, PV 6:30-8:30pm
Software, Hard Problem is a group exhibition that broadly explores the artists use of software to surmount aesthetic, philosophical or theoretical problems.
Thursday || October 8
Sol Calero, La Escuela del Sur, Studio Voltaire, PV 6:30-8:30pm
In October 2015, Studio Voltaire will present La Escuela del Sur, an ambitious new commission by Venezuelan-born artist Sol Calero. It will be Calero’s largest commission to date and her first exhibition in a London public gallery.
Friday || October 9
Parafin, Nancy Holt: locators, opens
An exhibition conceived in discussion with the seminal land artist before her death in 2014. Nancy Holt has been producing and placing ‘Locators’ from 1970s onwards to focalise the viewers’ gaze on overlooked particulars.
TATE Britain, Frank Auerbach, opens
A survey of the works by German artist Frank Auerbach, whose powerful portraits have given this genre a new meaning.
Monday || October 12
Victoria Miro Mayfair, Elmgreen & Dragset: Self Portraits, PV 6-8 pm
The duo of fictional reality comes back to London for a major new show after the breathtaking site specific installation at the V&A in 2013.
ICA, Zhang Ding: Enter the Dragon, opens
Zhang Ding transforms the ICA theatre into a ‘ mutating sound sculpture’ referencing Bruce Lee’s seminal film Enter the Dragon (1973).
ICA, Smiler: Photographs of London by Mark Cawson, opens
Black and white photographs of squats from the 1970s to 1990s, shot by Smiler (aka Mark Cawson) between West London and King’s Cross.
Wednesday || October 14
Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Amazing World of M.C. Escher, opens
Survey of the work by Dutch architect Maurits Cornelis Escher, master of impossible realities.
Frieze London, 14 Wednesday till 17 Saturday
Frieze London features over 160 of the world’s most exciting galleries. View and buy art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists, and experience the fair’s critically acclaimed Frieze Projects and Frieze Talks.
Thursday || October 15
National Portrait Gallery, Giacometti: Pure Presence, opens
An exhibition that focuses on the portraiture of Alberto Giacometti, the revolutionist of silhouettes.
We Are All Very Anxious, Doomed Gallery, Dalston, PV 6-9pm
This exhibition marks the closure of WE ARE ALL VERY ANXIOUS, and celebrates the date of its inauguration.
Florian Hecker, Whitechapel Gallery, Thursday 8pm
Florian Hecker explores specific compositional developments of post-war modernity, electro-acoustic music, and other, non-musical, disciplines.
Friday || October 30
Whitechapel Gallery, Luke Fowler and Mark Fell: Project, opens
The new collaboration between Fowler and Fell looks at how computer have affected music production, and gives the chance to experiment with computer-based composition.