Immersive and Installation Shows to see in March
Five recommended ongoing shows taking place at public art institutions across London this month. These shows have been selected by Seb of Seb’s Art List - a London art event and exhibition listing platform, weekly newsletter and instagram feed - become a free member here.
Right of Way: Ufuoma Essi, Dan Guthrie & Arjuna Neuman
Highgate - Until 18 March (Wed-Sat: 12-4pm)
Three moving image works made in response to the notion that the English countryside is a preserve of the ‘white-middle class’, with each film presenting interesting results. To add, LUX has an excellent ‘Monthly Newswire' that is well worth signing up to, covering moving image shows, artist opportunities and new publications
Jesus Died For Us, We Will Die For Dudus!: R.I.P. Germain
St James’s - Until 14 April (Tue-Sun 12-9pm)
R.I.P. Germain is a multi-disciplinary artist presenting his most ambitious show to date with a series of shopfront installations that examines the concept of ‘cultural gatekeeping with Black culture’. The show forms part of the ICA’s ongoing 75th Anniversary programme, and has several talks, screenings and tours planned for March and April.
The Strand - Until 9 April (Wed-Fri: 11-8pm; Sat-Sun: 10-8pm)
An immersive triptych video installation on the destruction of the Amazon. The work lasts just over an hour and was produced over three years, with the show's run having been extended twice, and for good measure, it's an important art piece about a fundamental issue. To borrow a line from a Guardian article on the show, ‘you can’t unsee this’.
Extinction Beckons: Mike Nelson
Southbank - Until 7 May (Wed-Sun: 10-6pm)
Extinction Beckons is a full transformation of the Hayward Gallery - no natural light or work descriptions - made up of fifteen rooms of Nelson’s previous works including a late 90’s showing at Bermondsey’s Matt’s Gallery, Nelson’s 2011 British pavilion at the Venice Biennale and 2019 exhibition at Tate Britain.
Bloomberg - Temple of Mithras
Bank - Until 15 July (Tue-Sat: 12:30-6pm)
A sound installation of British vessels dating from the second century to the present day that acts as an introduction to a display of Roman artifacts and the recently rediscovered Roman Temple of Mithras - a total of 14,000 Roman objects were discovered onsite during the construction of the Bloomberg HQ.