The Trafalgar square in London, England, with National Gallery and St Marting on the Fields church in dramatic light
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London’s must-see art exhibitions for 2022

April 27, 2022

Discover London’s lively international art scene, showcasing the wonders of Picasso, digital works on contemporary debates and an otherworldly ‘forest of bubbles’.

Our Time on Earth

With the aim of encouraging conversations around climate and showcasing a radical vision for the future of our planet, this empowering exhibition brings together international artists such as Marshmallow Laser Feast, Liam Young and the duo Tin & Ed. Alongside researchers such as biologist Brigitte Baptiste and designers from BuildX Studio, expect interactive experiences, immersive installations and digital works that invite you to reconnect with the natural world and expand your imagination. 

May 5 August 29
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

our time on earth barbican artwork
Courtesy of Glenneroo
woman with a book by pablo picasso

Picasso Ingres: Face to Face

One of Picasso’s most celebrated works, ‘Woman with a Book’ (1932), featuring a woman resting her face on her hand, was inspired by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s earlier portrait ‘Madame Moitessier’ (1856). For the first time, these two powerful paintings will be exhibited together, juxtaposed side by side for viewers to debate their artistic continuity.  

June 3 – October 9
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Vision & Virtuosity

Take a fascinating journey with Tiffany & Co. through 185 years of exquisite innovation, craftsmanship and heritage. Discover a dazzling array of magnificent jewels including the extraordinary Empire Diamond of over 80 carats. This exhibition is in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Tiffany’s first London store and showcases their continuing legacy on the world stage.

June 10 – August 19
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY

Tiffany & Co. exhibition in Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea
Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.
surrealist image by Antonio Berni
Courtesy of Galería Sur

Surrealism Beyond Borders

Historically, artists have used Surrealism to challenge authority, subvert reality and imagine a new, if not surreal, planet. This exhibition, which spans more than 50 years, will take you on a journey across the world as you discover how artists have been inspired and united by Surrealism. Highlights include renowned Surrealist masterpieces such as Toshiko Okanoue’s ‘The Call’ (1953) and Salvador Dalí’s ‘Lobster Telephone’ (1938).

Until August 29
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

While in London you’ll find so many Mayfair’s galleries right on our doorstep. If you’re in the market for some new pieces, you can also learn from a curator’s advice on buying art.

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