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LIFE S T YLE – E XHIBITION S

Compiled by Mwenges yali Syaus wa

©Jonathan Farooqi

G REENWI CH ROYA L O B SERVATO RY, LO N D O N Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year is the biggest international competition of its kind, annually showcasing spectacular images shot by astrophotographers worldwide. Every year, they are invited to send their best images to the Royal Observatory’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. This year, judges received more than 4,500 entries from 80 countries, capturing all manner of celestial spectacles: moons, stars, planets, galaxies, aurorae, nebulae and some of the great Northumbrian Aurora astronomical events of the past year. Prizes are awarded in eight different themed categories, as well as the Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition for entrants under the age of 16. Visit the exhibition to see the 31 prize-winners and explore an interactive exhibit featuring all 140 shortlisted images. I Until 25 June 2017 / Open daily from 10am to 5pm / Free admission

B RI T I SH M USEU M , LO N D O N French Portrait Drawings: From Clouet to Courbet ©The Trustees of the British Museum

See over 65 portraits by French artists spanning four centuries, including examples by some of the most celebrated artists – from Clouet, Watteau and Ingres to Fantin-Latour, Courbet and Toulouse-Lautrec. The exhibition illustrates the development of portrait drawing from the Valois and Bourbon kings to the upheavals of the Revolution, Napoleon’s Empire and beyond.

Beginning in the 16th century, with Clouet’s portrait series commissioned by Catherine de’ Medici, the exhibition showcases psychologically penetrating and artistically beautiful previously rarely seen portraits. Later on, artists turned to the medium of chalk or watercolour to represent their own families, such as Jean-Michel Moureau le Jeune’s portrait of his infant daughter. The 18th century works include famous sitters such as MarieAntoinette and Leopold Mozart performing with his children Wolfgang and Marie-Anne (pictured). The drawings, selected from the British Museum’s unparalleled collection, illustrate the development of French portrait drawing form the Renaissance until the 19th century. I Until 29 January 2017 / Open daily 10am to 5.30pm, until 8.30pm on Fridays / Free admission

Leopold Mozart and his two children, Wolfgang Amadeus and Marie Anne (1777)

©Bouchra Khalili; Courtesy Lisson Gallery

L I S SO N GA L L ERY, LO N D O N Bouchra Khalili The first major solo exhibition in the UK by Moroccan-French artist Bouchra Khalili is coming to the Lisson Gallery in London. Based between Berlin, Oslo and Paris, Khalili's work explores the broad topics of migration and displacement through the mediums of film, video, installation, photography and prints. Largely inspired by the idea of journeys – both literally and conceptually – Khalili's exhibition at Lisson Gallery lays bare the socially constructed nature of borders and challenges our fixed ideas of identity and nationhood. I 27 January to 18 March 2017 / Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 6pm, Saturday 11am to 5pm Free admission Bouchra Khalili, The Constellations Fig. 3, 2011

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