Art exhibitions, fall 2020

The year 2020 has become the year of cancellation of cultural events. Moreover, it made us all understand that if you have planned to see one, you’d better not put it off to the last days. Here is a selection of ongoing and upcoming art exhibitions worth your attention.

London

London, widely recognized for its vibrant art and cultural scene, is offering an impressive variety of exhibitions all over the year. This fall is no exception.

Until November 15 an impressive retrospective about Andy Warhol is on at the Tate Modern. It is the first exhibition of Warhol at TATE in the last almost 20 years. What’s special about it is that rare works from the “Ladies and Gentlemen” series (portraits of black, Latin drag queens and trans women) will be on display for the first time in 30 years, together with other works never shown before, and a vast selection of the usual masterpieces.

Victoria and Albert Museum presents an exhibition of Kimonos: Kyoto to Catwalk. It is a trip through the history of these expressive and symbolic pieces of clothes. The visitor will be experiencing its sartorial, aesthetic, and social significance from the XVII century until the modern era, in Japan and the rest of the world.

Another exhibition not to miss at V&A this fall is “Bags: Inside out” – an adorable display of historical and iconic bags available to the public from November 21.

Vienna

If you are thinking of visiting Vienna this fall there are two more reasons to do it. 

The first one is to see The Jablonka Collection at Albertina. The owner of the collection, art dealer/ gallerist/ curator Rafael Jablonka, put together works of artists he has regularly worked with to create one of the most high-end collections of German and American art of the 80s’. 

Among the 110 works selected for the exhibition, visitors will find artworks by Mike Kelley, Eric Fischl, Sherrie Levine, Damien Hirst, and Francesco Clemente.

On display from October 2nd, until February 21st, 2021.

The second reason is, again, at Albertina. Until the 15th of November, the exhibition Van Gogh, Cézanne, Matisse. The Hahnloser Collection will introduce the viewers to one of the most important private collections of French modernist art. 

New-York

If you happen to be in New-York before November 30th, don’t miss the chance to stop by the exhibition “Photography’s last century. Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee collection” at Metropolitan Museum. It celebrates the supremacy of photography of the XX century from Paul Strand to Cindy Sherman and Man Ray.

Potsdam

 The Barberini Museum of Potsdam announced the “Impressionism in Russia: Dawn of the Avant-Garde” exhibition, which will take place from November 7th until February 14th. It’s a rare chance to see paintings of that – short but impactful – period of Russian art, with early works of Malevich, Goncharova, and Larionov, artists who later became headliners of the Russian avant-garde.

Stanislaw Shukowski: Spring. Blue Snow, 1899, Oil on canvas, 80 x 142 cm, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Milan

An important exhibition is opening at Palazzo Reale in Milan on December 3rd. “Le Signore del Barocco” aims to shed light on the work of women artists of the 16th century, whose names and paintings have until recently remained in the shadow of their male colleagues.

At Fondazione Prada takes place “The Porcelain Room. Chinese export porcelain.” The exhibition reveals Chinese porcelain from an unusual side, showing how artisans working in traditional techniques and style could respond to requests of different markets. Rare porcelain pieces from the XVI to XIX century are on display until January 10th, 2021.

Naples

New art, the so-called Liberty style in Italy is on focus at Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano.

The exhibition “N’aria ‘e primmavera” is dedicated to the all-embracing nature of liberty, and its influence on the appearance of the city of Naples and the creativity of artists living and working there. The exhibition is on until January 24th, 2021.

Padua

The retrospective “Van Gogh. I colori della vita” illustrates the creative way of the artist in the period between the mines of Borinage, up to the French years. Besides paintings of Van Gogh, the exhibition is completed with works of other artists, who influenced his artistic view: from Millet to Gauguin, from Seurat to Signac, and Hiroshige.

From October 10th, 2020 until April 11th, 2021 at Centro Culturale Altinate/San Gaetano.

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