From world famous icons to the avant-garde, here’s a handful of this season’s standout exhibitions.


Words by Reyhaan Day

Howard Hodgkin at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert


This spring will see 19 paintings by the late British artist Howard Hodgkin go on display at Bury Street gallery Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert.

The exhibition marks the first loan exhibition to be held in London since Hodgkin’s death in 2017.

It is titled Memories in reference to Hodgkin’s practice of painting in response to recollected experiences.

Major works include Clean Sheets (1980-1984), on loan from Tate, After Degas (1993) and Storm (1996-1997).

Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, 38 Bury Street


James Turrell at Pace Gallery

Pace Gallery is bringing its second solo exhibition of works by American artist James Turrell to London, from February 11 to March 27.

Turrell’s works explore the use of light to create sensorial experiences of space and colour.

Five new works from the artist’s Constellation series feature an aperture with a curved glass surface animated by LED lights.


Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens

Picasso at The Royal Academy

One of this year’s blockbuster exhibitions takes place from January 25 to April 13.

The Royal Academy of Arts will be presenting a comprehensive exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s works on paper.

It will feature more than 300 works created over the artist’s 80-year career.

The exhibition includes watercolour, pastel and gouache works, collages and paper sculptures and printmaking.

There will be various themes contextualising Picasso’s paper works.

The Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly.


Hans Hofmann at Bastian

Bastian will be showcasing German-born American artist Hans Hofmann’s works from immediately after the Second World War.

The exhibition titled Fury: Painting After The War runs from February 21 to May 23.

It will put the spotlight on works from a particularly pivotal time in Hofmann’s career, with bold abstract works that evoke post-war anxieties and conflict.


Bastian, 8 Davies Street

Isa Genzken at Hauser & Wirth

New and previously unseen works by renowned German artist Isa Genzken will be on display at Hauser & Wirth from February 7 to May 2.

Influences will be drawn from the worlds of minimalism, punk and assemblage art – with many of her pieces confronting capitalist society.

This exhibition will see Genzken explore themes of travel, architecture and light, with elements of an aircraft cabin redefining the gallery space.


Hauser & Wirth, 23 Savile Row


This story first appeared in the Mayfair Times.

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Picture credits:

Main picture: Pablo Picasso, Femmes à leur toilette, Paris, winter 1937–38.

Other pictures: Howard Hodgkin, Learning About Russian Music (1999). Oil on wood, © Howard Hodgkin Estate courtesy Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert.

 James Turrell, Aquarius, Medium Circle Glass, 2019, L.E.D. light, etched glass and shallow space, copyright James Turrell, Courtesy Pace Gallery.

Hans Hofmann, Black, Grey, Creme, 1946.

Isa Genzken.