Art exhibitions you will not want to miss in 2021

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After a difficult year as 2020 has been, we all really need 2021 to be better. This year we hit pause on our hunger for art and culture, but now we have much to look forward to in the next year. Here are some exciting exhibitions we will be able to enjoy in 2021 all around London!

Infinity Mirror Rooms – Tate Modern

London’s Tate Modern is going to host a year-long installation of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. The exhibition was supposed to come to London this year, but due to the pandemic it had been postponed; it will be open to the public from the 29 of March 2021 to the 27 March 2022. Tickets will cost £10, except for members who will be granted free entrance. All visits must be booked beforehand.

Beside the most famous ‘Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life’ the installation includes a second room, called ‘Chandelier of Grief’. The mirrored surfaces that cover their walls, ceilings and pavements, create the mesmerizing illusion of being immersed into endless spaces.

Impressionist Decorations: The Birth of Modern Décor – The National Gallery

Monet, Renoir and Morisot may be mainly famous for their paintings, but Impressionists were also decorated with different kinds of artworks of the homes and cafes of their time.

The first-ever display of these decorative objects will be on at the National Gallery, starting from the 11 September 2021 to the 9 January of the following year. Information about tickets will be published later during the year.

The Art of Banksy – Covent Garden

The largest exhibition of Banksy’s artworks will come to London’s Covent Garden in 2021. The display will include prints, sculptures and unique limited-edition pieces from private collectors all around the world, including some of his most famous works, like ‘Girl and Balloon’, ‘Flower Thrower’ and ‘Rude Copper’.

The exhibition, at 50 Earlham Street, will be on from the 21 March to September and the admission price will vary from £14.50 for reduced tickets to £49.50 for the VIP experience.

All will be well: Children’s rainbows from Lockdown – V&A Gallery

A collection of rainbow drawings made by children during lockdown is at display at the V&A Gallery. The exhibition will be on until the 21 February 2021 and is free to enter for everyone.

These drawings, filled with colours and hopeful quotes, have become a powerful symbol of this difficult year, showing that to get through the hardest time — it is indispensable to keep a positive attitude of hope, community and appreciation.

After the end of the display, the drawings will be moved to the V&A Museum of Childhood, where they will be kept as a permanent collection.

Turner’s Modern World – Tate Modern

The exhibition displays some of the most famous artworks by the British romantic painter. It will be on until the 7 March 2021 and has a cost of £22 for non-members (members’ tickets are free) and it is mandatory to book a time slot for your visit.

The display will explore how Turner used his art to represent the Modern World. From the changes brought by industrialization to the horrors of the Napoleonic wars and everything in between. Curious yet?


Words: Sara Guadrini | Subbing: Zakia N

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