My three picks. What I want to visit:
1. Botticelli Reimagined
Has Pre-Raphaelites, Nazarenes, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and, most importantly, 56 Botticelli pictures. How wonderful! A friend told me: don't tarry near the Nazarenes; go straight to the Botticellis; you'll need the energy. That's what I plan to do: make a beeline past the epigones, indulge in Botticelli, and sample the PRB et al. for dessert.
Victoria & Albert Museum.
Ends 3 July 2016.
2. Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution
I don't know what to expect but I've not been to the Greenwich museum in decades; I loved it when I was last there. Several friends are enthusiastic about this exhibition so I am positively inclined.
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
Ends 28 March 2016. Last chance!
I saw some of Farocki's video installations in Berlin 2 years ago. They are absolutely amazing. Some years ago I saw Harun Farocki's brilliant video installation at the Documenta in Kassel in Germany. You may at first be confused but it will grow on you and after a while, its power and meaning creeps up on you, and you will be mesmerised. It's film; it's emotional; it's political; it's intelligent; it manipulates reality digitally; it looks at men's experiences in war and how soldiers are immersed in live and videogame violence and trauma.
Ends 15 May 2016.
Georgia O'Keeffe at Tate Modern! Starts 6 July 2016.
Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern! Starts 4 May 2016.
Beyond Caravaggio at the National Gallery! Starts 12 Oct. 2016.
Turner Prize at Tate Britain! Starts 27 Sept. 2016.
David Hockney, portraits and still-lifes at the Royal Academy! Starts 2 July 2016.
Abstract Expressionism at the RA! Starts 24 Sept. 2016.