End of summer shows to see

Although the summer season is ending soon, there’s still time to get your art fix and see some awesome exhibitions in London before they go. Now go forth and explore (but hurry)!

Epic Iran

From sculptures and jewellery to horoscopes and contemporary works, explore 5,000 years of the art, history and culture of Iran.

Where: V & A

When: Until 12 September

Horoscope of Iskandar Sultan, 1411. © Wellcome Collection

Ryoji Ikeda

The largest exhibition of works by pioneering audio-visual artist Ryoji Ikeda has now been extended.

Where: 180 Strand Studios

When: Until 18 September

David Hockney – The Arrival of Spring, Normandy 2020

A surprisingly fresh look of summertime in Normandy, in the gardens of the artist’s home during the pandemic. Get ready for a lot of trees!

Where: The Royal Academy of Arts

When: Until 26 September

Van Gogh Alive

Immerse yourself in this multisensory experience of some of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings.

Where: Kensignton Gardens

When: Until 26 September

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2021

Your chance to see the four artists shortlisted for this prestigious photography prize in one place.

Where: The Photographers Gallery

When: Until 26 September

Peony Gent: Overlay

A free outdoor art exhibition that explores the area of Kings Cross by Illustrator Peony Gent.

Where: House of Illustration

When: Until 27 September

Sophie Barber: How Much Love Can a Love Bird Love, Can a Love Bird Love a Love Bird

Where: Alison Jacques Gallery

When: Until 3 October

Love birds swing on the same perch, 2021 © Sophie Barber

JR: Chronicles

Featuring some of his most iconic projects from the past fifteen years, travel around the worls and follow the journey of one of today’s most influential contemporary artists, JR.

Where: Saatchi Gallery

When: 3 October

JR (French, born 1983). Migrants, Mayra, Picnic across the Border, Tecate, Mexico-U.S.A., 2017. Installation image. Wheat-pasted poster on table © JR-ART.NET

Banner image: Copyright. Ryoji Ikeda at 180 Strand Studios

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