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Art & design exhibitions, events & news

Stay up-to-date with what’s new and upcoming in the world of art – from exhibitions, events, festivals and visits, to gallery and museum news from around the globe. You’ll find some exciting updates below. 

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EXHIBITION: Photography Now
VENUE: V&A Museum
DATES: Until 19th April 2024

The artists shown in this display explore some of today’s most pressing issues through diverse approaches to photography. Whether grappling with colonial histories or climate change, evoking ancient tales or modern poetry, exploring identity or the very nature of photography itself, these photographs invite us to look, think, and perhaps, even act. 

EXHIBITION: Michelangelo: The last decades
VENUE: British Museum 
DATES: Until 28 July 2024

This exhibition looks at the last 30 years of Michelangelo's remarkable life, when his return to Rome brought him new commissions and reunited him with some of his closest friends. Forceful preparatory drawings for the monumental Last Judgement fresco as well as the newly conserved cartoon of the Epifania will be displayed alongside studies for Michelangelo's grand architectural projects, including the rebuilding of St Peter's Basilica in Rome.


EXHIBITION: Henry Willett's Collection of Popular Pottery
VENUE: V&A Museum
DATES: Until 29th September 2024

From animal menageries to souvenirs of early balloon flight, the 19th-century philanthropist Henry Willett collected an eccentric array of pottery. Loaned from Brighton Museum, this display showcases more than 300 years of popular British history.

EXHIBITION: Burtynsky Extraction/Abstraction
VENUE: Saatchi Gallery
DATES: 14 February to 6 May 2024

This exhibition marks the largest ever mounted in the 40+ year career of world-renowned photographic artist, Edward Burtynsky, who has dedicated his practice to bearing witness to the impact of human industry on the planet.

Sculpture in the City is an annual sculpture park that uses the urban realm as a rotating gallery space. Explore the 18 artworks in the 12th Edition, now on display in the City of London’s financial district until spring 2024.

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EXHIBITION: Bees a story of survival
VENUE: World Museum
DATES: 4th May 2024 to 5th May 2025

Using sculptural sound and light environments, the exhibition provides visitors with a real-time connection to bees within their natural habitat, revealing and expressing an ever changing picture of their activity.

Journey with us into their universe, from the tiny and fascinating anatomy of a single bee to the magic and wonder of bee colonies, the role bees play in the environment and the threats they face.

Bees are facing extinction. With more than 20,000 known species, they are vital to our way of life and essential to the planet’s survival.

Could the decline in bees be a reflection of the impending destruction of our natural world? Join us on an emotional and thought-provoking voyage of discovery, reminding us all that the time for action is now.



EXHIBITION: The Egypt of the Pharaohs
VENUE:  Atelier des Lumieres
DATES: 9th February 2024 to 5th January 2025

From February 9th, step back in time and rediscover Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs, through masterpieces of Antiquity! This legendary civilisation, spanning three millennia, fascinates and captivates young and old alike.


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EXHIBITION: Poetic Intention
VENUE: Museu d'Art Contemporani
DATES: Until May 2024

This new approach to the Collection features, in large part, works acquired in recent years, setting them in new relationships with the existing Collection, but it also includes works that are entering the Museum for the first time, making its history and context more permeable and open. 


EXHIBITION: What humanity
VENUE: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
DATES: Until 11th February 2024

This ambitious exhibition will gather together around one hundred works by top level Catalan, Spanish and international artists who, between 1940 and the mid nineteen sixties, tackled the question of the figure and of the human condition, faced with the uncertainties, mutations, failures and hopes caused by the Second World War and its prologue, the Spanish Civil War.

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VENUE: Hamburger Bahnhof Museum
DATES: Until 28th April 2024

Hamburger Bahnhof presents the first comprehensive retrospective of the painter and sculptor Lee Ufan in Germany. Lee is one of the most important representatives of the Mono-ha school in Japan and the Dansaekhwa movement in Korea, which developed in parallel to other minimal art movements. The exhibition shows about 50 works from the past five decades.


EXHIBITION: Caspar David Friedrich Infinite Landscapes
VENUE: Alte Nationalgalerie
DATES: From 19th April until 4th August 2024

On the occasion of the 250th birthday of Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), the Alte Nationalgalerie, in cooperation with the copper engraving cabinet of the State Museums in Berlin, is showing a major exhibition of the work of the most important German Romantic painter for the first time. Around 60 paintings and 50 drawings from home and abroad, including world-famous icons, will be on display.
Such an exhibition is long overdue in Berlin, simply because numerous acquisitions and public presentations in the Prussian capital contributed to the artist's early fame during Frederick's lifetime and because the National Gallery houses one of the largest Friedrich painting collections in the world.


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EXHIBITION: The permanent collection: Van Gogh's masterpieces
VENUE: Van Gogh Museum
DATES: Ongoing

View Vincent van Gogh's masterpieces in the museum and immerse yourself in his development as an artist. Step into Van Gogh's world and discover the ideas and ambitions behind his art. In the permanent collection you can see Vincent van Gogh's famous masterpieces, such as Sunflowers , Almond Blossom and The Potato Eaters , as well as his drawings and letters. You discover the ideas and ambitions behind his art.

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To be announced.

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EXHIBITION: BIENNALE ARTE 2024, 60th International Art Exhibition
VENUE: In the Giardini, the Arsenale & other venues in Venice
DATES: 20 April to Sunday 24 November, 2024

The 60th International Art Exhibition will take place from Saturday 20 April to Sunday 24 November, 2024 (pre-opening on April 17, 18 and 19), curated by Adriano Pedrosa. “I am honored and humbled by this prestigious appointment, especially as the first Latin American to curate the International Art Exhibition, and in fact the first one based in the Southern Hemisphere”, Pedrosa commented.
Adriano Pedrosa (Brazil) is currently the artistic director of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP, where he has curated many exhibitions, including Histories of Dance (2020) and Brazilian Histories (2022). He has recently been appointed the 2023 recipient of the Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence, that was presented to him by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York.


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New York

EXHIBITION: The African Origin of Civilization
DATES: Ongoing

This exhibition pays homage to Diop by presenting masterpieces from the Museum's collections from west and central Africa alongside art from ancient Egypt for the first time in The Met's history. Through twenty-one pairings of works from different African cultures and eras, this exhibition provides a rare opportunity to appreciate the extraordinary creativity of the continent across five millenia, revealing unpexpected parallels and contrasts. Although there was no contact between their creators, the works share deep and underrecognised histories. 


EXHIBITION: Monuments of Solidarity
DATES: 12th May to 7th September 2024

For this exhibition, Frazier has reimagined her diverse bodies of work as a sequence of original installations that she calls “monuments for workers’ thoughts,” which address the harmful effects of industrialization and deindustrialization, the healthcare inequities facing Black working-class communities in the Rust Belt, the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and the impact of the closure of a General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. 

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