Great London Exhibitions to see this Winter
We’ve picked some top London exhibitions which should keep you busy this winter – you might even learn something!
This is an incredible chance to see some of the unique work by the Chapman Brothers, which delves into the depths of morality, the history of art and consumer culture.
Credit: Jake and Dinos Chapman | Installation view, Come and See | Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (29 November 2013 – 9 February 2014) | © 2013 Hugo Glendinning
Explore how mental health conditions have been diagnosed and treated over the past 250 years in this new free exhibition at the Science Museum. “Divided into four episodes between 1780 and 2014, this exhibition looks at key breakthroughs in scientists’ understanding of the mind and the tools and methods of treatment that have been developed, from Mesmerism to Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) bringing visitors up to date with the latest cutting edge research and its applications.”
“Explicit, beautifully detailed and often brightly coloured, these works, produced between 1600 and 1900, inspired Toulouse- Lautrec, Rodin and Picasso. Within Japan, shunga has continued to influence manga, anime and Japanese tattoo art. The exhibition sheds new light on this taboo art form within Japanese social and cultural history.”
Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia | British Museum | Until 23rd March 2014 | £10/8
Ok, London’s streets aren’t actually paved in gold… but this top exhibition at British Museum has more than you can handle. Delve deep into the truth behind the El Dorado, explore the city of gold story and learn the real history of gold in Colombia.
We saw this wonderful exhibition of the jazzy world of pop art in design in Denmark and loved it. Top highlights include the infamous lips sofa (below) & design classics from Peter Blake, Pauline Boty, Judy Chicago, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Joe Tilson and Andy Warhol.