We’ve selected for you the art and design exhibitions you should check out this hot summer. The Serpentine, the Barbican, the Design Museum, and others are all worth checking out.
Hot summer is here, which means there are a lot of immersive events and pop-ups happening around the city. A growing number of art and design exhibitions are opening this year, exploring the effects of lock-in, dealing with socioeconomic and political events, and posing thought-provoking questions concerning climate change. Providing a list of some of the summer’s most interesting art and design exhibitions, we’ve included Angela Santana’s eponymous exhibition at Saatchi Yates as well as Future Shock at 180 Strand.
“Penny World” Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
The exhibition Penny World presents the work of London-based poet and artist Penny Goring over the past 30 years. First solo exhibition by Goring at a public institution, the exhibit features paintings, sculptures, drawings, and digital collages. With reference to the current Great Britain cost-of-living crisis, the work explores how financial uncertainty can be long-term and how creativity can act as a counterbalance.
The Mall, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AH June 9, 2022 – September 18, 2022
“Eternally Yours” Somerset House, London
“Your Eternally Mys” explores care, repair, and healing in a free exhibition. In this exhibition, artists and designers showcase repurposed and upcycled historical artefacts alongside works by leading artists and designers. “The Eternally Yours” exhibit invites visitors to embrace the idea of repair as a philosophy that profoundly transforms our relationship with the worn and old.
Strand, London WC2R 1LA June 16, 2022 – September 25, 2022
“Angela Santana” Saatchi Yates
With 14 of her largest oil paintings, Zurich-born artist Angela Santana examines the male fantasy and the female form. Through a series of radically disrupted paintings and digital artworks, the exhibition strives to reimagine the male gaze in an empowering way.
Exhibits by artists, installations, and sculptures in London Summer 2022.
6 Cork St, London, W1S 3NX June 8, 2022 – August 31, 2022