On the first Thursday of every month, the East End comes alive with art action. Galleries stay open after hours and put on special events where the booze (more often than not) flows. To help you navigate through the wealth of exhibitions, here are a few shows which we reckon are well worth a visit.
Check out the paintings and films of largely unknown Wilhelm Sasnal at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Visionary architect Rem Koolhaas’ OMA/Progress show at the Barbican Centre is a biggie.
John Stark at Charlie Smith is good to stop off at for a pint at the Reliance pub if you get thirsty on your cultural pilgrimage.
Stop into the Wilkinson Gallery to see New York ’70s video and performance artist Joan Jonas’s filmic retelling of a medieval myth.
East London photography festival Photomonth still has lots of great exhibitions to see.
See Rebecca Warren’s new bodily sculptural works at Maureen Paley.
For more inspiration, see firstthursdays.co.uk.