From Hockney to Rembrandt: Europe’s Best Art Galleries This Fall
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From Hockney to Rembrandt: Europe’s Best Art Galleries This Fall

Want to immerse yourself in European art and culture this fall, but not sure what’s on offer or what’s worth seeing? We have everything you need.

Autumn is approaching, bringing with it its long and refreshing cold nights. What better time to indulge in the finest artworks that Europe has to offer?

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We have carefully selected the best upcoming galleries and art fairs on the continent, so you are well informed and don’t miss a thing!

From the daring performances of Marina Abramović to the timeless masterpieces of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, these exhibitions are not to be missed.

Edvard Munch – “Northern Magic” at the Berlin Gallery (Berlin, Germany)

We all know Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream, but his artistic influence extended far beyond this masterpiece. The Norwegian artist challenged his contemporaries with the radical modernity of his paintings, especially in Berlin, where he had great influence, at the turn of the century.

Unveiled at the Berlinische Galerie, the upcoming exhibition weaves the story of Edvard Munch’s deep connection to Berlin, told through a collection of his paintings, prints and photographs. Between 1892 and 1933, Edvard Munch participated in some sixty exhibitions in Berlin, proving that the city was one of the European highlights of his career.

The exhibition features some 80 masterpieces by Edvard Munch, as well as works by other artists, such as Walter Listico and Axeli Gallen-Kallella.

Edvard Munch – “Northern Magic” will open on September 15, 2023 And it will continue until January 22, 2024.

Louise Bourgeois – “Continuous Enmity” at the Belvedere Palace (Vienna, Austria)

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As part of the Hotel Belvedere’s bicentenary celebrations, the palace’s sumptuous Baroque galleries will host a stunning exhibition of the magnificent paintings by French-American artist Louise Bourgeois. The exhibition will focus on his evocative surrealist paintings from the 1940s, which will dialogue with a carefully selected collection of sculptures, installations and drawings, spanning his entire career.

If she is best known for her giant bronze spider sculptures, it was her oil paintings produced between 1938 and 1949 that forged the artist’s distinctive artistic language, which would capture her imagination for the next seven decades. This exhibition will be the first time these paintings have been shown as a group in Europe, and the first major exhibition of Louise Bourgeois in Vienna in a generation.

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Louise Bourgeois – “The Constant Enmity” opens its doors to September 22, 2023 And so on January 28, 2024.

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Marina Abramovićat the Royal Academy of Arts (London, UK)

Marina Abramović, an art-world icon and a pioneer of performance art, has captivated audiences for five decades with her pioneering explorations of their physical and mental limits.

One of her early works, “Rhythm 0,” is a prime example of this: Marina Abramović issued an open invitation to the audience, encouraging them to interact with her in any way they wished — a daring performance that culminated in a loaded loaded gun. at his head.

In this major new exhibition at the prestigious Royal Academy, key moments from Marina Abramović’s illustrious career are brought to life through a range of sculptures, videos, installations and performances. Major works such as The Artist Exists will be animated through the use of archival images. In addition, a selection of other pieces will be re-presented by the next generation of performers, individuals familiar with Marina Abramović’s own methodology.

This show cannot be missed.

Marina Abramovićopens its doors to September 23, 2023 And so on January 1, 2024.

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Picasso: The Sacred and the Profane, in the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum (Madrid, Spain).

constant need for Pablo Picasso The reinvention of his art and the pushing of boundaries is evident in his innovative spirit and reinterpretation of art history.

On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the exhibition Spanish artist “Picasso. The Sacred and the Profane” It highlights the boldness with which he dealt with classical and Judeo-Christian themes, harmoniously integrating elements of the past into his work while contemplating the essence of painting.

With around thirty paintings spread across three galleries, the gallery brings together the works of Picasso and those of El Greco, Rubens, and others. She explores portraiture, domestic subjects, and contrasting themes such as passion and violence, providing insight into the history and the present.

Picasso: The Sacred and the Profane opens its doors to October 4, 2023 And so onJanuary 14, 2024.

Anish Kapoor – “Unreal Unreal” at Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi (Florence, Italy)

From October 7, the famous Palazzo Strozzi in Florence will unveil an impressive exhibition showcasing the modern creations and masterpieces of the famous British Indian artist Anish Kapoor.

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Considered one of the most influential contemporary artists, Anish Kapoor has indelibly transformed the contemporary sculpture scene. At the heart of this exhibition is a magnificent focal point: a completely new, large-scale sculpture, meticulously designed to blend in with Palazzo Strozzi’s Renaissance patio.

In addition to this centerpiece, each gallery in the gallery will guide visitors on an immersive journey, tracing the many facets of Anish Kapoor’s artistic journey. This journey will cross his sinuous, mirrored sculptures, his intense crimson compositions and his famous “Fantablack” creations.

Anish Kapoor – “Untrue Unreal” opens its doors to October 7, 2023 And so on February 4, 2024.

“El Greco / Tino Seghal” at Centro Botín (Santander, Spain)

Centro Botín presents a unique exhibition “El Greco / Tino Sehgal”, which establishes a dialogue between the famous El Greco painting Adoration of the Shepherds (1577-1579) from the Fundación Botín collection and a new living artwork by the German-Indian artist Tino Sehgal.

Tino Sehgal’s groundbreaking work, This youiiyou, is about intergenerational care and emotional bonding. El Greco’s masterpiece was originally part of an altarpiece in Toledo, and features a central depiction of the Child Jesus surrounded by the Virgin Mary, Saint Joseph, and devout shepherds, giving off a deep aura. Segal’s work changes this theme by highlighting gestures and complex interactions between generations.

The exhibition takes place in the open space of the Renzo Piano Gallery in Centro Bottin, creating a timeless link between historical and contemporary subjects.

El Greco / Tino Segalopens its doors toOctober 7, 2023And so onFebruary 11, 2024.

1-54 Gallery of Contemporary African Art at Somerset House (London, UK)

Contemporary African Art 1-54 returns to Somerset House in London, on the occasion of the event’s 11th edition. With over 60 international exhibitors representing 31 countries, the gallery showcases the best in contemporary African art and the African diaspora. Among them, 14 galleries are joining the event for the first time, including Affinity Gallery from Lagos, Nigeria, and Efie Gallery from Dubai, UAE.

The exhibition will allow visitors to immerse themselves in a range of mediums from painting and photography to gigantic installations, with well-known artists such as Ivorian photographer Joanna Choumali and emerging talents such as Jose Comoy. One notable work is Moroccan artist Amine Al-Otaibi’s most ambitious work to date, Illuminating. The latter consists of twelve individual pomegranate sculptures, created in collaboration with MCC Gallery in Marrakech, Morocco.

Contemporary African Art Exhibition “1-54”opens its doors toOctober 12, 2023And so onOctober 15, 2023.

Turning Heads: Brueghel, Rubens and Rembrandt at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium)

After Vermeer’s exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, which broke all records, the Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts began to change its landscape. This time it not only focuses on the works of the Dutch master himself, but also on a host of famous artists such as Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, and Pieter Brueghel the Elder.

This collection is about the emergence of a new genre of art, the study of the head. exhibition “heads turningThe KMSKA gallery brings together an impressive collection of 76 masterpieces from Belgian and international collections, all centered around this theme. The exhibition promises to take visitors on a journey through the development of this art form, from its inception from the 15th century until the 19th century.

Turning Heads: Brueghel, Rubens and Rembrandtwill open onOctober 20, 2023And it will continue untilJanuary 21, 2024.

David Hockney: Drawing from Life at the National Portrait Gallery (London, UK)

Is it strange how famous British illustrator David Hockney managed to capture Harry Styles on canvas? Your curiosity is about to be quenched with a major exhibition opening soon at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

exhibition Drawing from life It will also display portraits of Laura Hockney, David Hockney’s now deceased mother, Celia Birtwell, his famous designer companion, Gregory Evans, his former companion, and several people from the local Norman community. This exhibition was already presented in the halls of the National Portrait Gallery for 20 days in 2020, before it was postponed due to the pandemic.

In addition to the 33 new works, the exhibition will also include colored pencil drawings Hockney made in Paris in the early 1970s, as well as a selection of drawings made in the 1980s, when the artist created a daytime self-portrait for two months.

exhibition “David Hockney: Drawing from Life”It will open onNovember 2, 2023And it will continue untilJanuary 21, 2024.

Claude Guillot – “Comedy, Fables and Arabesques” in the Louvre Museum (Paris, France)

French artist Claude Gilot was a polymath who excelled in a variety of disciplines, including painting, metal engraving, and stage design.

Under the direction of Jean-Antoine Watteau, Gilot’s artistry flourished. However, it was his whimsical Rococo designs that won the admiration of the Parisian bourgeoisie. At the heart of his work, an important body of sketches testifies to his fascination with the comic essence of Italian comedy, characterized by pantomime, acrobatics, and masked characters.

The soon-to-be exhibition at the Louvre is the most ambitious tribute ever to Claude Guillot, featuring nearly 90 of his works. This gallery presents not only the current and most complete collection of Gilot’s pieces, but also loans from such prestigious institutions as the Morgan Library and Museum, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Royal Library of Belgium and Museum of Art.

exhibitionClaude Guillot – “Comedy, Fables and Arabesques”will open onNovember 9, 2023And it will continue untilFebruary 12, 2024.

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