The Top Ten Art Exhibitions Not To Miss This Year!
This article lists the top ten art exhibitions currently on show in the world to go visit this year. Jannis Kounellis, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró. These and many more among your favorite artists, whose artworks are also available for purchase on Wallector.com, are currently on display in noteworthy exhibitions all around the world.
Art exhibitions are ideal both for acquiring greater knowledge about an artist and for sympathizing emotionally with his or her work.
Besides reading all about artists, artworks, and exhibitions on Wallector.com, we advise you to go visit the following top ten temporary art shows that you should not miss this year.
1. Henri Matisse at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
Marvelous artworks by Henri Matisse are on display at the exhibition “Au Diapason Du Monde” (In Harmony with the World) taking place at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, until 27 August 2018. The project - featuring also other artists such as Dan Flavin, Yves Klein, and Gerhard Richter - investigates on many essential questions of contemporaneity: man’s role in the universe, his bonds within the environment and with other forms of life, the interconnections among humans, animals, plants and inanimate objects. Thus, the choice of including Matisse in the group show appears quite sensible given that he sustained color played a principal role in conveying meaning and focused his efforts on demonstrating this idea, exploring the effects that various colors have on emotions.
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2. Jackson Pollock at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.
Don’t miss the chance to see Number 1, 1949 (1949), one of Jackson Pollock’s most famous artworks, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, on display until 3 September 2018.
The project called “Jackson Pollock’s Number 1, 1949: A Conservation Treatment” proposes a thorough public demonstration of a restoration process applied onto the artist’s aforementioned painting. Over the course of six months, the treatment will reveal brighter whites, more brilliant metallics, and a cleaner canvas overall. Furthermore, three more works by Pollock from MOCA’s permanent collection, as well as photographic and video documentation of the artist’s artistic process, will be on show.
Pollock’s revolutionary method consists of rhythmic drips, splatters, and dribbles of paint. Using sticks or brushes, Pollock flung, poured, and dripped paint onto a section of canvas he simply unrolled across his studio floor. Visit the MOCA to fully understand how and why Pollock earned the ironic nickname “Jack the Dripper”.
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3. Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Church of Santa Maria della Spina in Pisa.
The Italian painter, action artist, and art theorist Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of the greatest exponents of Arte Povera, realized an installation inside the Church of Santa Maria della Spina in Pisa, on view until 31 August 2018.
The project, called “Il Tempio del Giudizio” (The Temple of Judgement), consists of fifty chairs, borrowed from citizens, arranged to form the symbol of the Third Paradise, which is made up of three consecutive circles: the two outer circles are antinomies, whilst the central circle is the conciliation between the two opposing others. It symbolizes the generative womb of a new humanity and epoch, when the four principal religions – Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism – can compromise for the sake of a global harmonious civilization.
Pistoletto aims at creating connections between his artworks and the constantly-changing reality in which they are immersed, and at making the visitors face their own existences. As the Swiss curator Jean-Christophe Amman described, “Ars Povera means art that aspires to a poetic message in opposition to the technological world, and expresses that message by the simplest means. This return to the simplest and most natural laws and processes, with materials deriving from the power of the imagination, is equivalent to a re-evaluation of one’s behavior in industrialized society.”
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4. Salvador Dalí at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Many and varied artworks by Gala and Salvador Dalí are on display at the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya in Barcelona.
The exhibition “Gala Salvador Dalí. A Room of One’s Own in Púbol”, organized in collaboration with the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, can be visited until 14 October 2018. This is the first international exhibition dedicated principally to Gala Dalí, partner and muse of Salvador Dalí, besides being a key figure and artist of the 20th century. It showcases 60 pieces by Salvador and 180 pieces by Gala that recreate her complex and fascinating character, discovering a woman that hid behind her role of muse while following her individual artistic path.
In their artistic productions, the two greatest exponents of Surrealism reached new apices in examining the human psyches and dreams. They strove to make the world of their paintings persuasively real: to make the irrational concrete.
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5. Pablo Picasso at the Tate Modern in London and at the Met Breuer in New York.
If you are in love with Pablo Picasso, an artist whose relevance to the history of art is uncontested, an artist who made astonishing contributions to new ways of representing the surrounding world, you cannot let the following two temporary exhibitions close without first visiting them. The first is “The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy” at the Tate Modern in London, on show until 9 September 2018; the second is “Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso” at the Met Breuer in New York, on show until 7 October 2018.
The former is a solo show focusing on the year 1932, a time so critical in Picasso’s life and work that it has been called his ‘year of wonders’.
More than 100 paintings, sculptures and works on paper will demonstrate his prolific and inventive personality, revealing the artist in his full complexity and richness. The latter presents a selection of fifty works from The Met's Scofield Thayer Collection, including other artists such as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. This will be the first time these works have been shown together and will provide a focused look at this important collection.
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6. Jannis Kounellis at the Massimo De Carlo Gallery in Hong Kong.
The precursor and greatest exponent of Arte Povera Jannis Kounellis will be exhibiting his works for the first time ever in Hong Kong at the Massimo De Carlo Gallery until 30 June 2018. The exhibition proposes a general retrospective on Kounellis' most iconic works realized between 1983 and 2012. Most of the pieces consist of dark iron plates symbolically evoking the industrial landscape of Italy in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and marking the exact moment when Kounellis abandoned traditional art in order to dedicate himself freely to the infinite and relative dimensions of space, matter and time.
Germano Celant wrote: “His intention was to establish a contact and a confrontation involving the whole being, from the instincts to the unconscious. The use of organic and natural materials also implies ideological and social values: to a form of elitist language, that of philosophy, he opposes a popular language, that of the senses”.
Arte Povera challenged the settled order of things, and valued more the processes of the artist’s life which sought poetry in the presence of materials, than objects offering meaning alone.
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7. Henry Moore at the Henry Moore Foundation in Mach Hadham.
Some of Henry Moore’s most beautiful artworks can be admired at the Henry Moore Foundation in Mach Hadham, until 28 October 2018. The exhibition named “Out of the Block: Henry Moore Carvings” explores how, for nearly seven decades, Moore constantly returned to the technique of carving sculptures out of a block of stone or wood to make some of his most imaginative and inspired works. The artist asserted that every material has its own natural beauty and individual qualities that play a role in the creative process. He drew inspiration from pioneers of modern sculpture and masters of ancient civilizations. Alongside a selection of 30 sculptures, dating between the 1920s and the 1980s, the exhibition includes a film screening, some photographs and archival materials from the Henry Moore Archive.
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8. Joan Miró at the Centro Botín in Santander.
Visit Renzo Piano’s Centro Botín in Santander for a chance to appreciate Joan Miró’s fascinating sculptural production dating from 1928 to 1982, on show until 2 September 2018. The project aims at shifting perspectives on Miró’s artworks and at revealing all their extraordinary modernity. His sculptures derive from the artist’s tantalizing inclination towards fantastically unreal and monstrous yet funny and ironic subjects, which originate from the fortuitous encounter between nature and the subconscious.
His artistic approach encouraged the free play of associations, and envisaged “accidents” to provoke reactions closely connected to subconscious experiences. Even the artist could not always explain the meanings of images. The exhibited sculptures are made up of baskets, nails, saucepans, bottles, cans, strollers, tables, boxes gathered during his strolls in the countryside and assembled in creative freedom.
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9. Mimmo Rotella at the Christian Stein Gallery in Milan.
Mimmo Rotella, one of the most important exponents of Nouveau Réalisme, is famous for his décollages, i.e. artworks realized by tearing off an overlapping stack of posters (mostly film commercials and circus shows) from a wall. The resulting artworks present lacerations and bands of paper glue, creating an effect of visionary intensity. The Christian Stein Gallery in Milan is showcasing 60 of his décollages and re-elaborations of billboards until 13 October 2018.
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10. Fernand Léger at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
An exhibition called “The Last Decades” about Fernand Léger, one of the best-known Purist artists, passionate observer of a bustling century, is taking place at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York until 8 September 2019.
This exhibition offers a renewed analysis of this French artist’s late career, when his observations of city inhabitants and human forms in action inspired a significant body of work. Léger’s works have the exact precision of the machine, whose beauty and quality he was one of the first artists to value.
He conceived a successful compromise of tastes, bringing together meticulous Cubist analysis of form with Purism’s all-encompassing simplification and machine-like finish of the design constituents.
Have a look at Fernand Léger’s purchasable artworks.