Blue Monday...whether you believe in it or not, January can be tough. Dark mornings, Seasonal Affective Disorder, a long-list of resolutions and one too many green smoothies can really affect your mojo. But hey, just because it's a little darker and colder than usual it doesn't mean that you shouldn't be having fun. We came up with our favourite exhibitions in London right now that you should definitely check-out!
Tim walker exhibition © Victoria and Albert museum
V&A Museum, on now until Sunday, 22 March 2020, £15
'Tim Walker is no stranger to capturing the most exotic and ahead-of-the-crowd fashion, nor is he new to the museum world. Based in London, Walker is one of the most renowned fashion photographers and his exhibition is nothing less than vibrant. Three years in the making, ‘Wonderful Things’ is Walker’s take on the museum’s collection. Using everything from Alexander McQueen’s red dress from the Horn of Plenty collection clad in its dust bag to a 17th century embroidered casket, the exhibition crossed centuries with Walker’s own brand on unique character.
Barbican Centre, through January 16th, £15-17
Make your way to the Barbican Centre before this exhibition closes. From Berlin to Mexico city, you will see the heyday of cabarets, clubs and art. Chances are you’ve never heard of the a lot of the haunts highlighted in the exhibition but in their short-lived lives, they made headlines, were the sights of scandals, and changed the course of entertainment, art, and nightlife. Spanning the 1880s to the 1960s, Into the Night celebrates the creativity of spaces in which artists, performers, designers, musicians and writers congregated to push the boundaries of artistic expression.
© Meet Vincent Van Gogh
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PP, opens 7th of February, £16
We haven't been, but definitely will be adding it to the calendar. Word in the streets is that nothing is off limits, and that you can touch everyhting in the experience. You wont be getting up close to the real thing but, you will have the chance to touch and feel recreations of his OG work. Climb a golden haystack in Arles and take a selfie in a life sized recreation of Vincent’s bedroom, while listening to the stories behind his artworks. Meanwhile, interactive stations, beautiful projections and a free audio guide will teach you everything you need to know about Vincent van Gogh.
Tate Modern, until March 15th, free entry
Dora Maar was a force to be reckoned with. She stopped painting in the 30's and started taking photos. . Her subjects ranged from the commercial fashion industry to the street life of Paris to major figures in the surrealist movement. Her tumultuous relationship with Pablo Picasso influenced more than her work - she underwent shock therapy for her deep depression for a long time after its end. The nine-room exhibition does not leave this out, either, with an entire room dedicated to Picasso’s renderings of Maar. A must see.