The last time Olafur Eliasson exhibited at the Tate Modern thousands of visitors came to see his glowing, golden sun hazed inside a giant fog in the Turbine Hall. If you haven't seen a photo of it online then check it out now — it's really rather impressive! Now he's back for a major new retrospective of his career.
Eliasson creates giant immersive installations that can be liked by young and old – one of them, called Beauty, recreates a rainbow. Others use reflections and shadows to play with the way we perceive the world.
The event will also include a spectacular installation in the grounds around the Tate Modern, as well as a new take on his famous vegetarian canteen in the Terrace Bar.
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”
Natalia Goncharova at the Tate Modern – 6 Jun to 8 Sep 2019 – The Tate Modern will be putting on a major retrospective of the work by Russian avant-garde artist Natalia Goncharova
Frank Bowling at Tate Britain – 31 May to 26 Aug 2019 – A major new exhibition at Tate Britain that covers the entire career of abstract painter Frank Bowling from the 1960s to the present day
Kiss My Genders — Hayward Gallery – 12 Jun to 8 Sep 2019 – This group exhibition will explore the idea of gender fluidity with artworks that challenge the accepted definitions of gender
Leonardo da Vinci — A Mind in Motion – 7 Jun to 8 Sep 2019 – The British Library's Leonardo da Vinci exhibition will bring together pages from three of his extraordinary scientific notebooks
Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts – 10 Jun to 13 Aug 2019 – The Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition is the largest open art exhibition in the world, attracting 12,000 entrants
Bermejo — Master of the Spanish Renaissance – 12 Jun to 29 Sep 2019 – The National Gallery will be showing two masterpieces by the Spanish painter Bartolome Bermejo
Cindy Sherman — National Portrait Gallery – 27 Jun to 15 Sep 2019 – A forty-year retrospective of Cindy Sherman's entire career, including her ground-breaking series Untitled Film Stills
Find more art exhibitions in July
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)