Ten London Art Exhibitions Autumn 2022

London comes into its own in Autumn with the opening of a whole array of exciting exhibitions, fairs and auctions. Artlyst has put together a list of ten art exhibitions presented in our world-class galleries and museums opening in Autumn 2022.   

Carolee Schneemann,Barbican Art Gallery

Carolee Schneemann, Barbican Art Gallery

Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics

Barbican Art Gallery

8 September 2022 – 8 January 2023


Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics is the first survey in the UK of the work of American artist Carolee Schneemann (1939-2019) and the first major exhibition since her death in 2019. Tracing Schneemann’s diverse, transgressive and interdisciplinary work over six decades, the show celebrates a radical and pioneering artist who remains a feminist icon and point of reference for many contemporary artists and thinkers.

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Winslow Homer,National Gallery

Winslow Homer, The Gulf Stream, 1898 Watercolour on paper, The Art Institute of Chicago
Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection 1933.1241 © The Art Institute of Chicago

Winslow Homer: Force of Nature

National Gallery

10 September 2022 – 8 January 2023

From £12

The National Gallery presents an overview of the great American Realist painter Winslow Homer (1836-1910). He confronted the leading issues facing the United States and its relationship with Europe and the Caribbean in the final decades of the 19th century.

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Untitled 1985, Tate, Presented by the Estate of Maria Bartuszová and Alison Jacques Gallery 2018 ©The Archive of Maria Bartuszová Košice

Maria Bartuszová
Tate Modern

20 September 2022 – 16 April 2023


Bringing together many works rarely exhibited before in the UK, this survey exhibition will highlight the abstract sculptures of Prague-born Slovak artist Maria Bartuszová.

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M.K. Čiurlionis,Dulwich Picture Gallery

M.K. Čiurlionis,Dulwich Picture Gallery

M.K. Čiurlionis: Between Worlds
Dulwich Picture Gallery

21 September 2022 – 12 March 2023


The exhibition will reveal how Lithuanian artist/composer M K Čiurlionis used structure and colour to create works that sit between mythology and reality. The exhibition will highlight the breadth of Čiurlionis’Čiurlionis’ interests, with a focus on humankind’shumankind’s relationship to the universe, and examine the themes and motifs that aligned his art to European Symbolism.

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William Kentridge

William Kentridge

William Kentridge
Royal Academy of Arts

24 September — 11 December 2022

£22 – £24.50

Transforming the Main Galleries, this will be the biggest exhibition of South Africa’sAfrica’s most celebrated living artist William Kentridge’sKentridge’s work in the UK. Many pieces have never been seen before, and some have been made specifically for the show. Spanning a 40-year career, you will find rooms of 4-metre wide tapestries, his signature charcoal trees and flowers, and the breathtaking three-screen film, Notes Towards a Model Opera.

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Lucian Freud,National Gallery

Lucian Freud,National Gallery

The Credit Suisse Exhibition – Lucian Freud: New Perspectives

National Gallery

1 October 2022 – 22 January 2023


The exhibition presents the paintings of one of Britain’sBritain’s most well-known figurative painters, Lucian Freud (1922–2011). It spans a lifetime of work, showing how Freud’sFreud’s painting changed during 70 years of practice, from his early and intimate works to his well-known, large-scale canvasses and his monumental naked portraits.

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Cezanne, Tate Modern

Paul Cezanne Bay of Marseille, Seen From L’Estaque, 1885

The EY Exhibition: Cezanne
Tate Modern

5 October 2022 – 12 March 2023


Tate Modern presents a once-in-a-generation exhibition of paintings, watercolours and drawings by Paul Cezanne (1839-1906). Famously referred to as the “greatest of us all” by Claude Monet, Cezanne remains a pivotal figure in modern painting who gave license to generations of artists to break the rules.

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Strange Clay,Hayward Gallery

Ken Price, Oki, 2007 © Ken Price Estate. Courtesy the Ken Price Estate and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels. Photo: HV-studio

Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art

Hayward Gallery
26 October –⁠ 8 January


The exhibition featuring 23 international artists working across recent decades examines the plasticity and the possibilities of ceramics.

The artworks on show encompass fantastical creatures and uncanny representations of the every day, ranging from small abstract works to large-scale installations that take the medium beyond the kiln.

The exhibition features works by Aaron Angell, Salvatore Arancio, Leilah Babirye, Jonathan Baldock, Lubna Chowdhary, Edmund de Waal, Emma Hart, Liu Jianhua, Rachel Kneebone, Serena Korda, Klara Kristalova, Beate Kuhn, Takuro Kuwata, Lindsey Mendick, Ron Nagle, Magdalene Odundo, Woody De Othello, Grayson Perry, Shahpour Pouyan, Ken Price, Brie Ruais, Betty Woodman and David Zink Yi

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Making Modernism, Royal Academy of Arts

Meisje met kind / Paula Modersohn-Becker 

Making Modernism: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Käthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin
Royal Academy of Arts 

12 November 2022 — 12 February 2023


Making Modernism is the first major UK exhibition devoted to pioneering women working in Germany in the early 1900s: Paula Modersohn-Becker, Kӓthe Kollwitz, Gabriele Münter and Marianne Werefkin.

Celebrated in their native homelands, this exhibition will introduce their innovative paintings and works on paper, alongside key pictures by Erma Bossi, Ottilie Reylaender and Jacoba van Heemskerk.

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye,Tate Britain

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye,Tate Britain

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Fly In League With The Night

Tate Britain

24 Nov 2022 – 26 Feb 2023


Tate Britain celebrates the return of Yiadom-Boakye’s 2020 major survey, which was sadly cut short by the lockdown.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a British artist and writer acclaimed for her enigmatic portraits of fictitious people. This exhibition brings together around 70 works from 2003 to the present day in the most extensive survey of the artist’s career to date.

The figures in Yiadom-Boakye’s paintings are not real people – she creates them from found images and her imagination. Both familiar and mysterious, they invite viewers to project their own interpretations and raise important questions of identity and representation.

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