5 Affordable Offbeat London Exhibitions to See in Winter 2018-19

5 Affordable Offbeat London Exhibitions to See in Winter 2018-19

This autumn/winter there’s something wonderfully unusual going on in London museums. Fascinating exhibitions await…

I object: Ian Hislop’s search for dissent | British Museum |  Until 20 January 2019 | £12/10

A fiesta celebrating objects made famous by the downtrodden, the forgotten, the protestors of this world curated by Have I Got News for You/Private Eye’s Ian Hislop.

Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany: 1919 – 1933  |Tate Modern | Until 14 July 2019 | Free to all

Suicide 1916 George Grosz 1893-1959 Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund 1976 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T02053

A deliciously grim portrait of despair of Weimar Germany in the early 20th century through the eyes of New Objectivity.

Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50  | V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) | Until 27 January 2019 | Free to all

From being banned on Facebook for showing nipples to editing films to cut out anything too extreme, censorship is still rife in the age of online freedom of speech. This free exhibition at the V&A charts censorship in performance across theatre, film and music.

Knock Knock: Humour in Contemporary Art  | South London Gallery | Until 18 November 2018 | Free to all

Can art be funny without being pretentious? Get your laughing gear around this lot to find out…

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018  National Portrait Gallery Until 27 January 2019 | £6/5

Wakiesha Titus and Riley Van Harte, Cape Town, South Africa, 2018 from the series Drummies (detail) by Alice Mann © Alice Mann

Wakiesha Titus and Riley Van Harte, Cape Town, South Africa, 2018 from the series Drummies (detail) by Alice Mann © Alice Mann

An open competition to celebrate contemporary portrait photography from around the world proving there’s more to photography than just smartphone snapping.

Did we miss an intriguing offbeat exhibition? Leave a comment below with your suggestion.

Rupert Dannreuther

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I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.