Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Until 15 March 2015
Embankment Galleries, South Wing
“One of the greatest fashion photographers of all-time” Marie Claire. The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic image maker whose editorial and advertising works represent a high point in late twentieth century fashion photography. Once you've booked your ticket online, simply show it at the V&A and The Photographers’ Gallery throughout December, fordiscount at their fashion photography exhibitionstoo.
The Christmas Arcade with Fortnum & Mason
Until 11 January 2015
Get ahead with your Christmas shopping at The Christmas Arcade which this year transforms into a pop-up version of Fortnum & Mason’s flagship Piccadilly store. Packed with festive gifts including Fortnum's iconic hampers, food and drink, confectionery, decorations, candles and diffusers, stocking fillers, gifts and games.
Wounded: The Legacy of War
Until 25 January 2015
Terrace Rooms, South Wing
An exhibition of photographs by Bryan Adams of young war veterans who have suffered life-changing injuries on military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The startling series that is supported by Prince Harry honours the war heroes of today and highlights the plight of wounded personnel.
T H E U N S E E N Emporium and Knyttan: Factory of the Future
Until May and March 2015
Visit our New Wing to experience art being made and presented in newly opened workspaces. From the magical world of science fused with design at The Unseen Emporium to small design studio Knyttan, with "knock-out knitwear without a stitch of work" (Guardian).
Learning & Events
As photographer Guy Bourdin’s ground-breaking images come to Somerset House, we pay homage to his super sleek Seventies style with a NARS make-up workshop on Tuesday 2 December, whilst a curator’s talk on Thursday 11 December will examine his legacy within twentieth-century photography. Regular lunchtime tours on Wednesdays and Fridays also offer further insight into the pictures on display.
Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude
Until 18 January 2015
The Courtauld Gallery, North Wing
Egon Schiele was one of the most important artists of the early 20th century and produced some of the most radical depictions of the human figure created in modern times. This exhibition explores his extraordinary drawings and watercolours of male and female nudes.
From our friends at Hayward Gallery
Mirrorcity: London Artists on Fiction and Reality
Until 4 Jan 2015
‘What is the effect of advanced technologies on our lives?'. This autumn at Hayward Gallery, key and emerging London artists address the challenges of living in a digital age.