Greetings everybody! Here we go again on an artsy trip through this year’s must see art exhibitions. We continue where we left it last time and go further to the next events that will please and amaze us.
5. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium | Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum | March 20th, 2016 – July 31st, 2016
“If I were to make something that took two weeks to do, I’d lose my enthusiasm. It would become an act of labor and the love would be gone.” – Robert Mapplethorpe
A comprehensive retrospective exhibition exploring Robert Mapplethorpe’s work of chasing perfection at a fast pace trough photography, painting, drawing and sculpture.
Sophisticated and often defiant, all his works are highlighted by the artist’s relationship to New York’s sexual and artistic undergrounds.
6. Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology | Metropolitan Museum of Art | May 5th, 2016 – August 14th, 2016
The exhibition which gave this year’s ball theme: Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology is the first show of Andrew Bolton, the new man in charge of the Costume Institute.
The exhibition explores the way fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. More than 150 ensembles from the early 20th century to the present are witness of how technology is changing fashion in forward-facing manner.
7. Georgia O’Keeffe | Tate Modern | July 6th, 2016 – October 30th, 2016
A retrospective of the first lady of American Modernism’s vibrant and powerful work. Georgia O’Keeffe was a pioneering feminist artist that made waves with her gendered landscape paintings: a hundred of her provocative and most important works from a sixty year career.
The exhibition promises to explore the abstract visual language of the artist, featuring soaring landscapes, sun-bleached bones and blossoming flowers that have made O’Keeffe one of the most popular 20th century artists around.
8. René Magritte. La Trahison des Images | Centre Pompidou | September 18th, 2016 – January 19th, 2017
Another jewelry of retrospective insights, this time of Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte. Titled René Magritte. La Trahison des Images or ‘the treachery of images’, the exhibition reinterprets the entire work of the artist.
All is centered around the five “figures” to which Magritte made constant reference in his work: fire, shadows, curtains, words and the fragmented body. Pretty cool, isn’t so?
If you plan on to visit one or all of the above expos, be sure you are ready for a soulful experience as the artists will take you on intimate & personal journeys.