The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective of work by Franz West - one of the leading figures in European art during the late 20th-century.
His abstract sculptures brought a punk aesthetic into the pristine spaces of art galleries, and his large-scale works were always direct, unpretentious, and even a little bit crude. Many of his sculptures incorporated objects taken straight from everyday life such as a hat, broom and whisky bottle.
Visitors will also be able to handle a few papier-mache replicas of his Passstucke -- pieces that were designed to be picked up and moved. This work proved to be a real turning point in the relationship between art and its audience.
Craig’s review of Tate Modern – “I promised myself that I would come to the Tate Modern with an open mind, but I know I'm going to laugh at the modern art. It's so bad, it's good. So you might want to take this review with a pinch of salt if you're an art lover. I do actually quite like art, believe it or not, but this isn't art to me. It's more like a song by someone who can't sing. It's a load of… continued”
Pierre Bonnard — The Colour Of Memory – 23 Jan to 6 May 2019 – Tate Modern will be putting on a major new exhibition of work by the master of colour and composition, Pierre Bonnard
Dorothea Tanning retrospective – 27 Feb to 9 Jun 2019 – The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition that looks back over the long career of surrealist artist Dorothea Tanning
Bill Viola and Michelangelo – 26 Jan to 31 Mar 2019 – This exhibition compares the work of two very different artists: the peerless Michelangelo, and the video artist Bill Viola.
The photographs of Don McCullin – 5 Feb to 6 May 2019 – An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin, showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland.
Elizabethan Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver – 21 Feb to 19 May 2019 – The Elizabethan Treasures exhibition brings together many of the best miniature paintings from the 16th and 17th-century
Phyllida Barlow at the Royal Academy – 23 Feb to 23 Jun 2019 – The RA will be showing one of Phyllida Barlow's large-scale installations in the new Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Gallery
Scenes of Parisian Life — National Gallery – 28 Feb to 19 May 2019 – French artist Louis-Leopold Boilly worked in revolutionary Paris and witnessed the rise and fall of Napoleon.
Find more art exhibitions in February
If you enjoy Tate Modern then you might like to visit Hayward Gallery (walk it in 14 mins or catch the tube from Southwark to Waterloo), Saatchi Gallery (catch the train from Southwark to Sloane Square) and Serpentine Gallery (catch the train from Southwark to South Kensington)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans