Contemporary Art, London

Posted on July 18, 2012

On my weekend in London I took some time to visit some new contemporary art spaces, including the very glamorous new Gagosian Gallery in Kings Cross which was showing a half dozen Henry Moore sculptures in glorious proximity. At The Serpentine Gallery, an underwhelming Yoko Ono exhibition was offset by the weird wonder of Herzog and De Meuron and Ai Wei Wei’s Pavillion- smelling gloriously corky in the drizzle. At the National Gallery, I enjoyed the responses by Mark Wallinger, Chris Ofili and Conrad Shawcross to Titian’s work, and the ballet films were good too. Sadly, the Tate’s Tanks had not yet opened and I did not have time to take in any more work, but this was a great injection of the kind of rich visual art I always enjoy in London.