Yoko Ono: To the Light
Serpentine Gallery, 19 June – 9 September 2012
As famous for her marriage to Beatle, John Lennon as she is for being an artist, author and peace activist, the To the Light exhibition is a major celebration of Yoko’s work and the impact she has had on contemporary art across a wide range of media. Her work has spanned over 5 decades and has won her several prestigious awards. The To the Light exhibition forms part of the London 2012 festival.
Migrations; Journeys Into British Art
Tate Britain until 12th August 2012
This exhibition looks at British art from 1500 to the present day, focusing on how British art has been fundamentally shaped by migration. You can expect pieces from Kneller, Epstein, the Black Audio Film Collective and more. For more info and ticket prices, please visit: Migrations
The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy of Arts until 12th August
With more than 11,000 new works submitted for consideration, the Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission contemporary art exhibition. Expect to see; sculptures, paintings, film, features and more. As well as having their work displayed to thousands, each artist is competing for a number of prizes including the Charles Wollaston award with £25,000.
For more info please visit: www.royalacademy.org.uk
Tate Modern until 9th September 2012
Those individuals that are aware of Damien Hirst’s artwork will know, it can be shocking at times but is always imaginative! This exhibition is Damien’s first ever major UK exhibition and aims to showcase some of his work from the past 2 decades. Come prepared to be blown away by ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ which is simply a shark suspended in formaldehyde or feel a little bit queasy over his ‘Mother and Child’ piece which shows a bisected cow and calf as a four part sculpture!
For more info, please visit: www.tate.org.uk