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  • Ends May 30th 2015

  • The New York-based artist’s first show with David Zwirner features recent large-scale sculptures made from a variety of natural and industrial materials including I-beams, concrete pedestals, shells, and peacock feathers. One of the works on view reuses the I-beams that formed Bove’s 2013 installation on the then-unfinished High Line park in New York City.

    Carol Bove The Plastic Unit

    Apr 13 - May 30, 2015

    David Zwirner | London

    24 Grafton Street  / +442035383165 / davidzwirner.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Copenhagen-based artist Tal R fills the lower level of Victoria Miro’s Wharf Road space with Raku-fired ceramic creatures, fabric-covered wood sculptures, and sofas made out of Scandinavian rugs. Upstairs, the artist’s paintings and drawings of a closed blind are shown inside an enclosed canvas corridor designed by the artist.

    Tal R Chimney school of sculpture

    Apr 22 - May 30, 2015

    Victoria Miro Gallery | 16 Wharf Road

    16 Wharf Road  / +442073368109 / victoria-miro.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends May 31st 2015

  • Berlin-based artist AA Bronson’s first solo exhibition at Maureen Paley features a selection of the artist’s spiritual works, including a shamanic tent. Also part of the exhibition: a reading room containing more than one hundred queer publications from the 1970s to the present, and two historic works by General Idea, the artists’ group Bronson co-founded with Feliz Partz and Jorge Zontal in 1969.

    AA BRONSON HEXENMEISTER

    Apr 18 - May 31, 2015

    Maureen Paley

    21 Herald Street  / +442077294112 / maureenpaley.com
    Wed - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Swiss artist Roman Signer’s empty kayak (a recurring motif in the artist’s oeuvre) slowly navigates around the Barbican’s exhibition space as if gliding through water. Other kayaks installed in the foyer and outside extend the show beyond the confines of gallery.

    Roman Signer Slow Movement

    Mar 4 - May 31, 2015

    Barbican Art Gallery

    Barbican Centre, Silk Street  / +442076388891 / barbican.org.uk
    Sat - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thu - Fri 10am to 9pm

  • Ends June 7th 2015

  • Richard Diebenkorn’s first major survey in the UK in over twenty years traces the American artist’s alternation between abstraction and figuration starting in the 1950s. Among the over fifty paintings by the late artist are those from his famous “Ocean Park” series painted in Southern California between 1967 and 1988.

    Richard Diebenkorn

    Mar 17 - Jun 7, 2015

    Royal Academy Schools Gallery

    Hornsey, New River Avenue / royalacademy.org.uk
    Fri 6pm to 9pm, Sat - Sun 2pm to 6pm

  • Ends June 21st 2015

  • Amsterdam-based American artist Jo Baer’s first major solo show in a UK public gallery presents a recent series of canvases that were last seen at the São Paulo Bienal. Simultaneously figurative, abstract, and symbolic, Baer’s paintings represent interactions between man and nature while describing the artist’s own experience living in the remote Irish countryside.

    Jo Baer In the Land of the Giants

    Apr 10 - Jun 21, 2015

    Camden Arts Centre

    Arkwright Road  / +442074725500 / www.camdenartscentre.org
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm, Wed 10am to 9pm

  • Ends June 27th 2015

  • The 108 new works on paper here by Francesco Clemente describe Indian urban landscape and traditions. Continuing a collaborative practice Clemente began in the 1980s, some parts of the intimately scaled watercolors were painted by traditional Rajasthani miniaturist painters.

    FRANCESCO CLEMENTE EMBLEMS OF TRANSFORMATION

    Apr 29 - Jun 27, 2015

    Blain | Southern

    4 Hanover Square  / +442074934492 / blainsouthern.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 10am to 5pm