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Exhibitions [London] – February Edit

New Exhibitions/What’s On, February in London.

Royal Academy of Arts
* Painting the Modern Gardens – Monet to Matisse, 30 January — 20 April 2016.
The representation of the modern garden is the conductor thread that connects all the paintings exhibited – starting from the early impressionism of Monet and – chronologically speaking – ending with Matisse. This major RA exhibition is recommended to those interested in the history of art and painting.

Thinking Through Drawing, 03 September 2015 — 14 February 2016.
Premiums: Interim Projects 2016, 12 – 21 February 2016 (annual) [free admission].
Ai Weiwei 360, 20 January – 20 November 2016.

Tate Modern
* Alexander Calder, 11 November 2015 – 3 April 2016.
Abstract art acquires fluidity and movement with Alexander Calder’s sculptures – conveying a sense of lightness within the viewer. Recommended to those interested in sculpture, history of art, and modern art.

Performing for the Camera, 18 February – 12 June 2016.

Somerset House
* Big Bang Data, 03 December 2015 – 20 March 2016.
Big Bang Data unveils how internet data is created and stored, focusing, especially, on the personal use of it we all do. The visitor will explore the notions of privacy, led by the works of art of artists and designers. Recommended to everybody.

Natural History Museum
Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System, 22 January 2016 — 15 May 2016;
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015-16, 16 October 2015 — 10 April 2016;
Bauer Brothers Art Exhibition: Images of Nature, 7 November 2015 —26 February 2017.

The British Library
Alice in Wonderland, 1 February 2016 — 16 April 2016 [free admission];
West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song; 1 – 16 February 2016.

The Science Museum
*Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth, 06 October 2015 —28 March 2016.
The first major exhibition in the UK of Alec Soth. The photographer puts the intimacy of the Americans within the desolations of the areas he explored before his lens, focusing on the rawness and fragility of human beings. Recommended to those interested in photography.

**Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy, 24 September 2015 — 28 March 2016.
Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius, 10 February 2016 — 04 September 2016.

The National Gallery
Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, 17 February 2016 – 22 May 2016.

National Portrait Gallery
Vogue 100: A Century of Style, 11 February 2016 — 22 May 2016.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015, 12 November 2015 — 21 February 2016.

Victoria & Albert Museum
** Julia Margaret Cameron, 28 November 2015 — 21 February 2016 [free admission].
**The Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum celebrates Julia Margaret Cameron and her photography, exhibiting her portraits bounded with the divine – as she believed photography is connected to the afterlife. Recommended to those interested in the history of art and photography.

Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection, 21 November 2015 – 28 March 2016.

Compiled and written by Ludovica Colacino;
**, * exhibitions attended and recommended by the author.

Featuring image is a photograph from Alec Soth’s exhibition at the Science Museum – Gathered Leaves. Currently displayed until 28th March, 2016.

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