Exhibitions review

Our columnists write a summary of shows and contextualise exhibitions that are taking place. They give their honest insights, using simple language and making it easier for you to understand what it is all about. This BLOG section is updated weekly.
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Sonia Gomes: Symphony of Colours

‘Sonia Gomes: Symphony of Colours’ is Sonia Gomes’ show currently on display at the Pinacoteca do Estado museum, a top local art institution.

Claudette Johnson: Presence

At a time when prominent UK arts institutions are amplifying women’s voices, The Courtauld has taken a significant step by presenting its first-ever exhibition dedicated to a black woman

Frieze London 2023

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Frieze London returns to Regent’s Park, showcasing art from 160 galleries spanning 46 countries.

Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović’s major retrospective, the largest in the UK to date, is currently on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in London until January 2024.

Maxwell Alexandre

Since 26 August, a solo show by Maxwell Alexandre has been on display at Casa SP-Arte. The artist, born in 1990 in Rio de Janeiro city, is globally recognized, having exhibited extensively in Brazil and abroad.

Sarah Lucas: Happy Gas

Tate cleverly used the walls surrounding this exhibition to engage in a fun conversation between young Sarah and today’s Sarah.

Mediation: Bonds and Narratives

Based on the inspirational phrase of the artist Lygia Clark (1920-1988), I developed my role as an art educator, awakening the public’s memory and nurturing it.

London Art Walk

After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art

The exhibition explains how modern art evolved from movement to movement, Impressionism to Expressionism, redefining what painting means and its uses to paint what can’t be seen with the eye.


Hilma Af Klint and Piet Mondrian: Forms Of Life

Sweden artist Hilma Af Klint was born in 1862, 10 years before the birth of Dutch star artist Piet Mondrian. They died in the same year in 1944 but never met, and neither saw each other’s work.

Ai Weiwei: Making Sense
Design Museum, Spring 2023

Ai Weiwei: Making Sense

Using objects to try and make sense of the world is the core of the current Ai Weiwei’s
exhibition at the Design Museum. He questions the value of things and if time changes that.

Brazilian Art History and Markets Through the Work of Adriana Varejão

Essay on Adriana Varejao

This essay considers the intersections between the Brazilian past – starting from its colonisation by the Portuguese in 1500 – and the art of Adriana Varejao, illustrating the parallels between the Brazilian cultural, social and political context and her oeuvre.