1: Mademoiselle Privé
First Alexandra McQueen, then Louis Vuitton and now CHANEL. It seems there is a fashion invasion happening in London, and this is another not to miss. Mademoiselle Privé takes over the Saatchi Gallery, presenting an enchanted journey through the brand’s origins, capturing the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.
13 Oct-1 Nov, Saatchi Gallery.
For more information check out: www.saatchigallery.com/current/mademoiselle_prive
2: Affordable Art Fair
Making art accessible to everyone, Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea. Exhibiting both new talents and household names, priced between £100 to £5,000. This fair opens up the contemporary art market for those looking to start their own collection.
22 Oct-25 Oct, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park.
For more information check out: www.affordableartfair.com
3: Jon Rafman at Zabludowicz Collection
Ever fancied sitting in a ball pit or inside a cupboard and watching a film? Jon Rafman makes those wishes come true for his commission exhibition at Zabludowicz Collection. He has transformed the space in a playful series of installations and sculptural works to immerse the viewer into his videos. This is a show to leave your inhibitions and exhibition etiquette at the door – so just enjoy.
8 Oct-20 Dec, Zabludowicz Collection.
For more information check out: www.zabludowiczcollection.com/
4: States of Mind: Ann Veronica Janssens
‘yellowbluepink’ is the new installation by Ann Veronica Janssens at The Wellcome Collection, which explores the experience of human consciousness in a space – a space that is full of thick pink mist. The piece challenges how we perceive things, when you can’t really see anything.
20 Oct-3 Jan, The Wellcome Collection, Bloomsbury.
For more information check out: www.wellcomecollection.org
5: Parallax Art Fair
Over 200 artists from all over the world come to Parallax Art Fair to display their work. Cutting out the middle-man, you can buy directly from the artist and with prices starting from £200, this is the art fair for young collectors.
24 Oct-25 Oct, Chelsea Old Town Hall, Chelsea.
For more information check out: www.parallaxaf.co
1: Mark Grotjahn: Painted Sculpture
Portraits on canvas may seem outdated for the contemporary art scene, but not when they are by Mark Grotjahn. Funky takes on facial features with expressionist characteristics, Grotjahn constructs sculptural collages, using boxes and tubes to recreate a sense of primitive art.
20 Oct- 29 Oct, Anton Kern Gallery, Chelsea.
For more information check out: www.antonkerngallery.com
2: Gianni Piacentino
A distinctive founder of Art Povera in the mid 60’s, Gianni Piacentino’s elegant weirdness will seduce you. His reductive sculpture produces an electric beauty, as he turns line drawings into three dimensional forms. Italian Futurism is upon us in this exhibition.
20 Oct-31 Oct, Michael Werner, Lenox Hill.
For more information check out: www.michaelwerner.com
3: Eduardo Paolozzi: Horizon of Expectations
A ‘graduate’ from the Pop Art movement and advocate of the Independent Group in the late 1940’s, Paolozzi’s work is oxymoronic. Behind the vibrancy of the screens prints, his work is inspired by the history of post industrial society, Brutalism and machine aesthetics.
21 Oct- 1 Nov, CLEARING, Williamsburg.
For more information check out: www.c-l-e-a-r-i-n-g.com
4: Frida Kahlo: ‘Art, Garden, Life’
In this exhibition, you are invited to get an unique insight into Frida Kahlo’s life. Tour the ornate garden she kept outside her studio, to experience the scenery that later inspired the paintings.
16 May- 1 Nov, New York Botanical Garden.
For more information check out: www.nybg.org
5: Okwui Okpakwasili: Bronx Gothic
A thematic performance of youth, terror and eroticism by the theatre muse Okwui Okpakwasili. This innovative, autobiographical performance is a compilation of poetic storytelling and dance. Okpkwasili uses her body and personal experiences to enchant you in this must-see performance.
21 Oct-24 Oct. New York Live Arts, Chelsea.
For more information check out: www.newyorklivearts.org