The best exhibitions in London not to be missed in August

Annual Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy
Carsten Höller: Decision, Southbank Centre
Life On Foot, The Design Museum
The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay, Tate Modern

Are you planning to spend summer in the city and to take in some of it’s diverse and exciting culture? Here’s our suggestion: start with  London’s art exhibitions. The city’s art scene is filled with excellent choices for a month well spent. Here are  some of our favourites so that you can enjoy the best that London has to offer.

 

ANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION, ROYAL ACADEMY

Royal Academy’s annual Summer Exhibition is already a trademark, with a history that dates back to 1769. This year’s edition features a total of 1.200 works by both emerging and established artists, curated by an expert panel of judges. This is maybe one of the most diverse exhibitions in London this Summer, with works that include areas such as painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, film and architecture. Until 16th August. 

 

CARSTEN HÖLLER: DECISION, SOUTHBANK CENTRE

If you are looking for a good interactive exhibition in London, make it to Decision, the artist’s largest survey show in the UK to date. Hayward Gallery is transformed into a platform where human experience complements the exhibition that sprawls across the gallery and erupts beyond its roof and walls. The main idea is to confront visitors with a series of choices, featuring mirrors, doubles and mysterious objects, transforming reality as we know it. Until 6th September. 

 

LIFE ON FOOT, THE DESIGN MUSEUM

The Design Museum is one of the best places to go for a cultural tour in the city and this Summer is no exception. As the main exhibition “Designs of the Year 2015”, you also can’t miss Life on foot, a creative journey into the shoe making history, and the transformation that traditional methods suffered thanks to contemporary design and new technologies. Until 1st November. 

 

THE EY EXHIBITION: SONIA DELAUNAY, TATE MODERN

There’s only a few days left so make sure not to miss one of the greatest art exhibitions in London this Summer and the first UK retrospective on Sonia Delaunay work. Organized in collaboration with the Musée de l’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, this exhibition at Tate Modern showcases her work in vast fields such as textiles and fashion and collaboration with poets, choreographers and manufacturers such as Liberty’s. Until 9th August.