Looking ahead, as far as museum exhibits go, it looks like it going to be a popping year. Peep our preview of the best art exhibitions to look forward to in Spring 2016.
The Rolling Stones have been in the public eye for decades now, meaning London’s Saatchi Gallery will have no trouble dedicating two entire floors to the band’s artistry and history. Exhibitionism will celebrate the band’s extensive impact on pop culture and include never before seen paraphernalia. We recommend buying tickets now.
| Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5 – August 14 2016 |
Every year the Costume Institute at the Met puts on a must-see show, with previous exhibitions celebrating the work of the likes of designers Alexander McQueen and Charles Worth. This year’s show will explore the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and mass-produced ready-to-wear. Ensembles from Chanel and, of course, McQueen, will also show how technology has impacted fashion.
Swedish artist Hilma af Klint was more than just a painter; she also considered herself a psychic and a medium. Her geometrical paintings predate the explosion of abstract art in Europe, so she may not have been wrong. Whether you believe in clairvoyance or not, the beauty of her paintings is undeniable, making this one of the year’s most hotly anticipated shows in art exhibits 2016.
Does anyone get tired of looking at Degas’ heavenly ballerina paintings? Certainly not us. This new show is one of the newest MoMA exhibitions to will give the spotlight instead to Degas’ monotypes and prints, which haven’t been on display in the U.S. in half a century. The subjects of these works will be familiar to Degas fans (think café goers and, of course, ballerinas), but with innovative techniques not often associated with the artist.
This upcoming LACMA show celebrates the iconic photographer’s interpretation of New York’s underground sex and art scene in the 1980s, and will be complemented by works from LACMA’s permanent collection. While you’re enjoying a curated home rental in Los Angeles, don’t miss the simultaneous Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Getty. The exhibition also coincides nicely with news of an upcoming Robert Mapplethorpe biopic. Definitely at the top of our list in art exhibits 2016.
Berlin artist Julian Rosefeldt brings an installation of 13 films to Hamburger Bahnhof, all starring Australian actress Cate Blanchett. Here though you’ll see Blanchett performing manifestos from a wide range of artists, such as Kazimir Malevich, André Breton, and Yvonne Reiner in one of the most unique art exhibits 2016.
In the 1980s Brazilian artist and photojournalist Claudia Andujar documented the vaccinations of Yanomami people. The series of photographs is more than just an anthropological project however, but also an exploration of the positive side of “marking” people, in contrast to Andujar’s youth in Nazi-controlled Europe (she was born in Switzerland in 1931). If you’re still in Buenos Aires come June, don’t miss MALBA’s Yoko Ono exhibition.
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