Being one of the most culturally and artistically dynamic cities in the world barely a day goes by in London when some fascinating art event doesn’t take place. If 2014 comes with aspirations to indulge your artistic senses then why not start the year as you mean to go on by attending the following three fabulous art events in London.
The EY Exhibition – Paul Klee: Making Visible, Tate Modern
You have until 9 March 2014 to catch this long-running Paul Klee exhibition and if you are a fan of the Swiss artist, you won’t want to miss out. This is the first time the Tate Modern has presented a retrospective of the work of Paul Klee. Klee is widely considered to be one of the most influential figures in the development of abstraction and one of the forefathers of European modernity.
Bringing together an inspiring collection of Klee’s drawings, watercolours and paintings from around the world, this is the first time this extraordinary artist’s work has been presented in such a comprehensive exhibition.
For more information and to buy tickets for the Paul Klee exhibition visit the Tate Modern website.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery
Until 9 February 2014 a congregation of some of the world’s most admired photographic portrait images will be on display at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. This powerfully emotive event is held at the National Portrait Gallery, which has been committed to worshipping this form of art since 1856.
The competition never fails to attract entries from some of the world’s most talented and innovative portrait artists. Last year’s winner of this iconic photographic event was awarded to Spencer Murphy for his post-race portrait of the mud-splattered jockey, Katie Walsh.
The exhibition will present the best of all the entries and given the exceptional quality of the entries, it must be painfully difficult for the panel to judge. Visit the National Portrait Gallery for more information.
Jameel Prize, V&A
Running until 21 April 2014 the Jameel Prize aims to explore the relationship between contemporary and traditional Islamic art, craft and design. This alternative art event provides refreshing insight into Islamic culture, giving it a higher international profile. From Arabic typography to fashion, this unique exhibition will present a enthralling range of works that have been inspired by Islamic traditions. A total of ten artists and designers have been selected for this year’s shortlist.
The Jameel Prize is being held in the V&A. For more information and to book tickets for this mind-opening exhibition that explores contemporary Islamic work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture visit the V&A website.