British SummerLondon's best of summer

A look at theist events in London this Summer.

  As the last month of the summer season begins, a rose of brand new events is about to start.
Muse Art & Culture Editor has selected some of the best shows, exhibitions and events that London has to offer.

Mark Cohen: Just Outside at Leica Gallery, until September 9th.
“A lot of times I had trouble with the cops, because if you walk into somebody’s yard and start taking pictures of a rope that’s sitting there, they’ll call the police.”
The exhibition is a quintessential investigation into the life of one of America’s greatest street photographers. The black & white and colour images are from his hometown and hone in on intimate moments between a group of kids or slices of faces up close and personal, weird and wonderful angles are achieved through his nimble balletic moves and quick-as-a-flash snapping. For the first time his black & white images from this show are available to acquire as larger prints.


Cindy Sherman at National Portrait Gallery, until September 15th.
This retrospective explores the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970s to the present day and features over a hundred artworks, some of them never seen before. Focusing on the artist’s manipulation of her own appearance and her deployment of material derived from a range of cultural sources, including film, advertising and fashion, the show explores the tension between façade and identity.


Nicolas Cage Double Bill at Somerset House, August 10th.
Somerset House presents another cinema’s gem as part of their annual series of movies under the stars. David Lynch’s 1990 Wild at Heart teams Cage with Laura Dern for an archetypal young lovers on the run road movie that veers into darker territory. It’s a Lynchian nightmare featuring snakeskin jackets, Elvis and a literal fairy godmother. Nicolas Cage has forged a special place in our collective psyche through three decades of eccentric film roles that regularly involve high stakes and high emotions.

Beyond The Road At Saatchi Gallery, until September 8th.
Beyond The Road is an independent project created by Colin Nightingale (Punchdrunk), Stephen Dobbie (Punchdrunk) and James Lavelle (UNKLE) in collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery.
The durational sound and visual art installation is a a multi-sensory experience over the entire top floor of the Gallery. In this original concept visitors will be invited to explore multiple rooms and discover a bespoke sound design created especially for the space interspersed with works by contemporary artists and filmmakers.