Every summer big players come to town. And this year after the Jubilee, the Olympics and the Paralympics are in the archives, we are spoilt by choice. So, why not do it all? The artists mentioned above are in galleries of free access in Mayfair and all within walking distance. All the shows except Chillida at Christie’s, which ends this week, will continue open for several weeks. A map with a walking tour is included below and, also, links to the galleries to check opening times and exhibition dates.
The Dreamer (detail) by Bill Viola
Blain|Southern, in Hanover Square, is showing Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures, a museum-scale exhibition of nine new works by the internationally renowned video artist Bill Viola. Created between 2012 and 2013, both on location and in the artist’s studio in Southern California, the exhibition presents three distinct bodies of works;