OLD MASTERS, NEW ARTIST
London’s landmark antiques and decorative arts archive, The Wallace Collection, opens a contemporary exhibition this month that will bring even the most modern art fan to its door. ‘The Middle’ by Tom Ellis sees the British artist present site-specific work alongside the collection’s ancient artefacts in the Front State Room, the exhibition galleries, and on the front lawn of its Hertford House home in Marylebone. Ellis’ pieces include oil paintings and furniture; keep an eye out for ‘transformative’ tables and chairs that echo the upstairs Boudoir Room’s writing table (right) by 18th-century furniture maker Jean-françois Leleu, which starts in one form and opens up to become something else. 15 September–27 November (wallacecollection.org).