London’s gallery and museum scene is unparallelled, so it is perhaps understandable that some of the world’s most talented creatives flock to this city when its time for a new exhibition. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best shows to look forward to this month…
Edvard Munch: Love and Angst
Until 21st July 2019
Norwegian artistic legend Edvard Munch is certainly known for depicting plenty of angst in his artwork, though the ‘love’ aspect may be lost on many. Perhaps best known for the haunting image The Scream, Munch created a wide variety of art during his lifetime (1863-1944) which focused on exploring the human condition and all that entails. His work was largely experimental, and this exhibit helps visitors to better understand Munch’s incredible ability to showcase raw emotion, using his prints as the backdrop for discovery. The largest selection of Munch artwork to go on show in 45 years, this is a must see for artistically-inclined visitors to M Hotel.
Chihuly at Kew: Reflections on Nature
Until 27th October 2019
Kew Gardens is the ideal backdrop for any exhibit which draws n nature, and this event showcases work from the most renowned glass artist there is, to form a major event which takes place throughout the summer. With elements all over the gardens, there will be 32 unique installations to explore, perfect for both nature lovers and fans of great creative talent enjoying London weekend breaks.
Until 25th August 2019
With roots in both the US and Iraq, Rakowitz has built a great reputation for his creative output, with artwork drawing inspiration from the world around him. This set of installations uses architecture as the driving force, alongside a range of cultural artefacts which help tell pivotal stories about conflict and society.
Until 9th September 2019
One of the founding members of Russia’s avant garde art scene, Goncharova was also a costume designer who designed theatre sets on the side, and this retrospective helps those staying at the M Hotel better understand the nature of her influences, while showcasing the work itself.
Until 17th September 2019
Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic style has created some for the most iconic images in film history, and this retrospective helps highlight why he’s won a place as a true legend of the silver screen. The Design Museum has brought a wide variety of key items together to help tell Kubrick’s story, including props, models used as sets, photography and costumes, all of which detail the complexity of Kubrick’s vision.
There are also plenty of opportunities to get a little more interactive, too – such as a recreation of the famous bathroom door from The Shining, where visitors can take a selfie or two. The exhibition runs until September 2019, so there’s plenty of time to check it out for yourself.