The London art exhibitions to see in March 2018

The London art exhibitions to see in March 2018

Your cultural calendar is about to get even more scribbles on it with our regularly updated guide. From innovative installations, to pitch-perfect photography to graphic design, here’s the unmissable hit list of London art exhibitions in March...

Inaugurating Richard Saltoun’s new gallery space in Mayfair, ‘Women Look at Women’ is a timely exploration of feminine identity, as seen through the work of 13 internationally renowned women artists. From images of Eleanor Antin’s staged drag performance as her fictional character in The King of Solana Beach, to Renate Bertlmann’s Transformations (1969/2013) where 53 staged self-portraits represent different female character types (the free spirit, the demure girl, the mad eccentric, and so forth) – this is a bodily, visceral show that interrogates what it is to be a ‘female’ today. Read our full review here.

Pictured, Men from the King of Solana Beach, 1974, by Eleanor Antin

‘Women Look at Women’ is on view from 15 February – 31 March; ​Richard Saltoun, 41 Dover Street, London W1S 4NS;  www.richardsaltoun.com
 
Writer: Elly Parsons

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Richard Saltoun​

How is the ideal city interpreted? Drawings, paintings and sculptures adorn Waddington Custot in ‘Invisible Cities: Architecture of Line’, a show by an array of international artists offering visually poetic interpretations of utopian metropoles. Curator Flavia Frigeri looked to a fictional conversation between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan in Italo Calvino’s Le città invisibili for the show’s inspiration, Polo detailing geographically unspecific, wondrous cities, imbued with glimpses of reality. Particular highlights include paintings by Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, who splinters the physical architecture of the cityscape to produce a dream-like illusion of space. Additionally, Gego’s sculptures move past prescribed ideas of structure, taking on ethereal and abstract forms.
 
‘Invisible Cities: Architecture of Line’ is on view until 4 May; Waddington Custot, 11 Cork Street, London W1S 3LT; www.waddingtoncustot.com
  
Writer: Luke Halls

03 Invisible Cities: Architecture of Line
Waddington Custot

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