must-see exhibitions this November

Must-see exhibitions this November

Check out our round up of must-see exhibitions this November. Whether you are a fan of astronomy or classic street photography we have something for you.

must-see exhibitions this November
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde. Installation view featuring Diego Rivera, Les vases communicants, 1938. Barbican Art Gallery, October 10 – January 27, 2019. © John Phillips/Getty Images

Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde

Featuring the biggest names in Modern Art, Modern Couples reveals how relationships can become a playground for creativity.

It explores creative relationships across painting, sculpture, photography, design and literature.

Visitors can meet the artist couples that forged new ways of making art and of living and loving.

The exhibition illuminates these creative and personal relationships, from the obsessional and fleeting to the life-long.

It includes the relationships of: Dora Maar & Pablo Picasso; Salvador Dalí & Federico García Lorca; Camille Claudel & Auguste Rodin; Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera; Emilie Flöge & Gustav Klimt – plus many more.

Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde, Barbican, until January 27, 2019.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Traditional and contemporary approaches to photographic portraits are explored in this exhibition of prize winners’ work.

Many of the 57 selected images are on display for the first time.

Alice Mann won this year’s prize for her portrait series on the all-female teams of drum majorettes in South Africa’s Western Province.

Her work will be displayed alongside all the prestigious prize winners, including second places Enda Bowe and joint third winners, Max Barstow and Joey Lawrence.

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018, National Portrait Gallery, until January 27, 2019.

must-see exhibitions this November
Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 10 years of the world’s best space photography exhibition © National Maritime Museum, London

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Showcasing the most spectacular space photography of its kind, celebrate ten years of awe-inspiring images shot by astrophotographers worldwide with the competition’s biggest exhibition to date.

To mark the tenth year of the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s space photography competition, Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 is on show in a new larger photography gallery at the National Maritime Museum.

Centre stage will be this year’s winner Brad Goldpaint.

The judges were captivated by Goldpaint’s ‘awe-inspiring’ image.

Taken in Moab, Utah, the photograph depicts a majestic composition of immense red rock formations with the Milky Way looming overhead on the right, and the Andromeda galaxy on the left.

Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018, National Maritime Museum, until May 5, 2019.

must-see exhibitions this November
Installation shot, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

This show of small works has been independently selected by six prominent figures from the art world.

A total of 466 works – including paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings and photographs – by 275 artists will be on display.

This year marks 20 years of sponsorship from ING.

The selection panel was: artist and fashion designer Sadie Clayton, artist Bridget McCrum, Aesthetica Magazine editor Cherie Federico, associate editor for Harper’s Bazaar and Town and Country Magazine Frances Hedges, actor John Benjamin Hickey, and radio and television presenter Nick Ross.

Each selector will curate a section of the exhibition with its own distinctive identity, resulting in six small exhibitions within one overall show.

ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, November 15 to November 25.

must-see exhibitions this November
Robert Blomfield, Girls Playing in Tyre, Edinburgh, 1966. © the artist

Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography

This exhibition of vintage street photography by Robert Blomfield, reveals part of a remarkable private archive of his work.

The selection of around 60 black-and-white works reveal and document the dramatic shifts taking place in Edinburgh’s urban landscape during the 1960s.

It includes candid portraits and group shots, children playing among crumbling tenements, public gatherings, student life and evolving architecture, offering a rare opportunity to reappraise our understanding of Scottish culture at that time.

Staged in the year of his 80th birthday, this first large-scale display of his street-life scenes is a chance for Blomfield to receive the recognition he deserves.

Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | An Unseen Archive, City Art Centre, November 24 to March 17, 2019.

Main image: Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy and the Avant-garde. Installation view featuring Tamara de Lempicka, Les deux amies, 1923. Barbican Art Gallery, October 10 – January 27, 2019 © John Phillips/Getty Images

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