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Exhibitions [London] – March Edit

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.

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.
Photography and performance are studied under a very close look in this major exhibition at Tate Modern. Recommended to everybody, but especially to those interested in photography and adver-tising.

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.

Barbican
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers, 16 March – 19 June 2016.

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.

The British Library
Alice in Wonderland, 1 February 2016 — 16 April 2016 [free admission].

The Photographers’ Gallery
Saul Leiter, 22 January 2016 — 3 April 2016;
Wolf Suschitzky’s London, 22 January 2016 —6th March 2016;
Rosângela Rennó, 22 January 2016 — 3 April 2016;
The Easter Rising, 22 January 2016 — 3 April 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;
Russia and the Arts, 17 March 2016 — 26 June 2016.

Victoria & Albert Museum
Botticelli Reimagined, 5 March 2016 — 3 July 2016;
Paul Strand, 19 March 2016 — 3 July 2016;
Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection, 21 November 2015 – 28 March 2016.

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Compiled and written by Ludovica Colacino,  * exhibitions attended and recommended by the author. Featuring photograph is by Francesca Woodman [Untitled, 1980], her work is now on display at ‘Performing for the Camera‘ exhibition at Tate Modern in London.

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