Rembrandt’s Light Dulwich Picture Gallery, 4th October to 2nd February 2020
Between 1639 and 1658, Rembrandt lived in his dream house in Amsterdam. Light flooded through its spacious windows, inspiring masterpieces. Dulwich Picture Gallery owns the beguiling Girl at a Window (1645), and has gathered 35 other great works from this period—paintings, prints and drawings. Lit by Star Wars cinematographer Peter Suschitzky, above, the show demonstrates the virtuosity of Rembrandt’s handling of light—from the theatrical top-lighting in The Woman Taken in Adultery (1644) to the supernatural glow of Philemon and Baucis (1658), on its first visit here.
Nam June Paik: The Future is Now Tate Modern, 17th October to 9th February 2020
Nam June Paik (1932-2006), the Korean-American artist, is an overlooked giant of 20th-century art. Undauntedly experimental, he created large-scale television sculptures, sound works, live performances, global broadcasts, satellite videos and a robotic alter-ego, Robot K-456. With his giant hardware and Meccano aesthetic, he probed the potential of mass media and new technologies in their infancy.
Magnum Manifesto Compton Verney, 12th October to 15th December
Two years after the end of the Second World War, four battle-scarred photographers—Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and David “Chim” Seymour—founded the Magnum agency. The idea was to free photographers from the restrictions of magazine work to pursue their own ways of seeing. Magnum Manifesto displays 70 years of work—iconic images in the context of original magazine spreads, newspaper articles or published books.