Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Top Five Exhibitions; Critic's Choice

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Top Five Exhibitions; Critic's Choice

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Antony Gormley: Blind Light Hayward Gallery, SE1

Step inside Blind Light and you'll find yourself lost in a labyrinthine pea-souper, from which fellow gallery-goers occasionally loom up, alarmingly close. It's all about hiding the body, but elsewhere, the familiar form of Antony Gormley himself is central. In Space Station, he creates a crouching, supersize version of himself in foetal position from steel boxes, and in Capacitator, his form bristles in steel rods.

Meanwhile, more than 30 nude casts of the artist loiter precariously around the Hayward Gallery's exterior

grey, metallic body-doubles who together make up Event Horizon. An ambitious exhibition that hints promisingly at new directions. (08703800 4000). Until 19 August.

Dali & Film Tate Modern, SE1

As artistic partnerships go, the collaboration between surrealist supremo Salvador Dali and Walt Disney is certainly eyebrow-raising. In fact, it was just one of several filmic encounters that Dali enjoyed throughout his long lifetime. As this zany exhibition reveals, cinema was central to his work, providing both a source of inspiration and an outlet for experimentation. He saw Hollywood's vivid populism as an antidote to lofty, highculture pretension, and was particularly taken with slapstick comedians Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

He formed other, less surprising collaborations with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and the Marx Brothers, and some of his earliest forays into film were with his countryman, Luis Bunuel.

More than 100 drawings, photographs and films document Dali's celluloid passion, along with some important paintings. (020 7887 8888). Tomorrow until 9 September.

How We Are Now Tate Britain, SW1 The awesome scope of How We Are Now more than makes up for the fact that it's Tate Britain's first major photography exhibition.

Journeying through 150 years of the medium's history, from its pioneering beginnings to its hi-tech, latter-day embodiment, curators have assembled a vast haul of works by names known, unknown and long ago lost. …

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