Whenever I visit London, I love nothing more than to take in some of the spectacular exhibitions that grace the city’s cultural scene. With great news on the horizon, galleries can officially re-open once again in May, and this time I hope that they are here to stay.
Last year, due to the various lockdowns, it was extremely difficult to attend any exhibitions or indeed even for institutions to stage them. This year there are a whole array of wonderful spectacles to attend in London, and these are the top 5 that I am most looking forward to seeing!
Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution at The Victoria and Albert Museum
This exhibition will focus on the master goldsmith, Carl Fabgergé, whose legendary and world renowned jewels, most notably his eponymous eggs, were the playthings of the Imperial Russian Monarchy. On display will be a collection of prized masterpieces, from jewellery to object d’art.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
A 360 degree digital art exhibition at Kensington Gardens. This immersive experience invites you into the wonderful world of the of the genius that was Vincent Van Gogh. The event is hosted inside a 20,000 square foot light and sound extravaganza which takes you on a journey of the life and work of one of history’s greatest artists.
The Reisener Project at The Wallace Collection.
One of the most celebrated French furniture makers of all time, Jean-Henri Riesener earned his patronage as cabinetmaker to the French Royal Court of Louis XVI. He also became Marie Antoinette’s favourite cabinetmaker, providing furniture for her private apartments in several royal palaces. Riesener is synonymous with exquisite craftsmanship and decadently luxurious furniture.
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser at The Victoria and Albert Museum.
Staged in the Sainsbury Gallery, the exhibition celebrates 157 years of a true classic, exploring its origins, adaptations and reinventions. This immersive and theatrical show charts the evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The most interesting part of the exhibition to me is that there will be a feature of the original concept art for Disney’s 1951 animated version, plus sketches and costumes from the 2010 production by Tim Burton.
Members Private View: Yahoo Kusama at Tate Modern
An immersive journey that takes you on a rare experience of this artist's iconic artwork. On display will be photographs and moving images that will provide a historical context for the phenomenon that Kusama's mirrored rooms have become today. The Infinity Mirrored Room installation is the largest and by far the most fabulous to date by this creator. This will be presented along side Chandelier of Grief, a room which creates an illusion of a boundless universe of rotating crystal chandeliers. All of these brought together will create a most unique experience.