Pelham Picks

An exclusive look at the most illustrious private views for the week ahead

Yayoi Kusama at Victoria Miro Gallery

Victoria Miro will host a new exhibition by Yayoi Kusama. Spanning the gallery’s three locations and waterside garden, the exhibition features new paintings, pumpkin sculptures, and mirror rooms, all made especially for this presentation. This is the artist’s most extensive exhibition at the gallery to date, and it is the first time mirror rooms will go on view in London since Kusama’s major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012. 
Opens May 25th

Vibration of Space at  Waddington Custot

Waddington Custot Galleries will present Vibration of Space, an exhibition examining the artistic exchange between British painter Patrick Heron (1920-1999) and the non-figurative painters of post-war Paris. Spanning the years 1945–65, the exhibition highlights Heron’s admiration of three artists in particular - Hans Hartung (1904–89), Pierre Soulages (b. 1919) and Nicolas de Staël (1914–55). The exhibition will focus on this overlooked dialogue between European and British artists in the post-war years, a period dominated by the emergence of American Abstract Expressionism. 
Opens May 25th

Massimo Bartolini: Frith Street Golden Square

Massimo Bartolini’s practice embraces various materials and techniques, from sculpture and performance to photography and music. His works involve metamorphosis and experimentation, making connections between a wide range of subjects from the physical and the emotional to the historical and mechanical. The exhibition which will take place in Frith Street Gallery’s spaces at Golden Square and Soho Square is informed by the history of the gallery’s location as recounted in literature. 
Opens May 25th