The Vikings: Life and Legend, London

London, UK

The Vikings: Life and Legend, London

History, they say, is written by the winners, but most of what we know about the Vikings was recorded by their victims, who were usually Christian monks, and the monks were very sore losers. To them we owe the traditional  ...

Ruin Lust, London

What is it that we so enjoy in the gloomy comfort of a good ruin? The number of picturesque follies scattered about the English landscape might make one think this is a peculiarly British taste, but according to the Tate’s  ...

Richard Hamilton

The artist Richard Hamilton, who died in 2011, is mostly remembered today for the collage that he made for the exhibition "This is Tomorrow" at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1956. "Just What is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different,  ...

Bailey’s Stardust

  The National Portrait Gallery’s blockbuster spring exhibition is a landmark show focusing on the work of British photographer David Bailey. Featuring over 300 images, personally selected, printed and curated by Bailey himself, the exhibition offers a sumptuous survey  ...

‘Hockney, Printmaker,’ London

In a leafy, affluent enclave of southeast London is Dulwich Picture Gallery. Designed by regency architect Sir John Soane (who also designed the Bank of England), this was the country’s first public art gallery. Founded in 1811, it is home  ...

Richard Deacon at Tate Britain

Tate Britain’s new spring exhibition focuses on British sculptor and Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon (born 1949) and is the largest chronological survey of Deacon’s work for 25 years. The exhibition also marks the unveiling of "Fold 2012," a gigantic  ...

Sensing Spaces, London

Here is a great idea for a show. The Royal Academy of Arts has invited seven international architects to transform its main galleries with site-specific installations. The goal, in the words of Kate Goodwin, the RA's Drue Heinz  ...

Boris Berezovsky, London

In a welcome return to London after several years’ absence, acclaimed Russian pianist Boris Berezovsky opened the 2014 International Piano Series at the Southbank Centre with an impressive and absorbing recital of music by two of the finest  ...

Turner and the Sea

Given Britain's fine maritime heritage, and the painter John Mallard William Turner's unerring ability to capture the mercurial nature of the sea, it is perhaps surprising that there has never been a full-scale exhibition of his marine paintings before now,  ...