American artist Faith Ringgold has been challenging perceptions of African American identity and gender inequality for more than decades, but her work still retains a contemporary resonance.
Ringgold has worked prolifically since the early 1960s and has become well-known for her politically charged artworks. Protesting and activism has remained an integral part of her life throughout, and she co-founded the National Black Feminist Organisation in 1973.
This comprehensive survey will be her first solo show in a European gallery, and include everything from paintings and soft sculptures to story quilts and political posters made during the days of the Black Power movement.
Magic Realism — Art In Weimar Germany – 30 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2019 – Magic Realism is an exhibition of paintings created during the Weimar Republic years, between World Wars I and II.
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard – 7 Feb to 4 Aug 2019 – An exhibition of artist's postcards that have been used to highlight political and social issues from the 1960s onwards
Rembrandt — Thinking On Paper – 7 Feb to 4 Aug 2019 – An exhibition of 65 rarely seen Rembrandt prints and drawings to mark the 350th anniversary of the Dutch Master's death
Franz West at the Tate Modern – 20 Feb to 2 Jun 2019 – This retrospective will showcase some large-scale works and sculptures by Franz West - one of the leading figures in European art
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
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Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy Serpentine Gallery then you might like to visit Bankside Gallery (catch the train from South Kensington to Southwark), Hayward Gallery (catch the train from South Kensington to Waterloo) and Whitechapel Art Gallery (catch the train from South Kensington to Aldgate East)
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