A few shows in London I recently visited - enjoy ...Haunch of Venison has revitalized 6 Burlington Gardens into 21,500 square feet of mythological spectacle. Their new exhibition, Mythologies, features both commissioned work for the space as well as works from prominent and emerging artists. The execution of the space behind the Royal Academy, allows you to meander through 11 rooms of cultural fantasy and reinterprets the space as it once was, the Museum of Mankind. Look out for works by Dube, Locke, Coley and Banerjee.
New Paintings by Takashi Murakami at Gagosian flood the shop-front space on Davies Street. Prepare to fall in love with, or not, Kaikai and Kiki, which feature in the painting and animation.
Finally, find yourself in the Middle East in the East End at my friend Aya Haidar's first solo show, 1982 at Bischoff/Weiss. Her native country Lebanon is the setting for the sensory installation, leading you from military checkpoints on the maps that line the walls to the scores of notes played on the violin that reverberate throughout the space.