Vermeer to Rothko: Here are five must-see art shows to see around the world in 2023

Immerse yourself in the world of Johannes Vermeer, explore the art of Mark Rothko from a new perspective, or escape into the phantasmagorical world of Yayoi Kusama.

The art exhibitions on the agenda for 2023 promise to be as diverse as they are interesting.

Here are five must-watch shows to watch around the world.

Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to now at the M+ museum in Hong KongM+, the new museum for contemporary Asian art, chose to celebrate its first anniversary in November with a major exhibition dedicated to Yayoi Kusama. In fact, it was in Hong Kong where one of his famous pumpkins sold for US$5.8 million (RM26 thousand) in 2019. The exhibition Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to now traces the artistic and personal journey of the Japanese artist over the past seven decades. It is structured around more than 200 works, coming from private and public collections, as well as works that have never left Yayoi Kusama’s studio before. You must see it! Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to now It is on display until May 14 at the M+ museum in Hong Kong (China).

Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Exhibitions dedicated to Johannes Vermeer are relatively few and far between. After the 2017 Louvre show, which featured 12 paintings by the Dutch master, the Rijksmuseum’s offer is even more ambitious, bringing together 28 Vermeers out of the 35 or 37 he is said to have painted during his lifetime (the exact number remains unknown). a question). discussion). Among them are Girl with a pearl earring, housed in the Mauritshuis, in The Hague, as well as the milkmaid Y Girl Reading A Letter In An Open Window. Some of the pieces, including Girl interrupted in her music, it had not left the North American continent since its acquisition more than a century ago. A retrospective not to be missed! Vermeer is presented from February 10 to June 4 at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

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Basquiat x Warhol. 4 Hands Painting at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris. Few friendships have marked the history of art as much as that of Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. At the time, Basquiat was referred to in newspapers as a “disciple” or “pet” of the King of Pop Art. Yet the two artists produced some 160 paintings together between 1984 and 1985, including some of the best of their respective careers. . The Fondation Louis Vuitton remembers this fruitful and volatile collaboration in Basquiat x Warhol. Painting 4 Hands. The show includes more than 100 co-created paintings, as well as a collection of works by Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, and Kenny Scharf. A stunning dive into the 1980s downtown New York art scene. Basquiat x Warhol. 4 Hands Painting runs from April 5 to August 28 at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (France).

Marina Abramovic at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Marina Abramovic has spent half a century radicalizing the performing arts, so much so that she has become a true pop culture sensation. The Royal Academy of Arts is paying tribute to the artist and her work in a major retrospective, which opens on September 23. Visitors to the London institution will be able to discover iconic works by the Serbian visual artist, such as rhythm 0 (1974) and the artist is present (2010). Abramovic herself will contribute to the exhibition by participating in a series of conferences and related events. Marina Abramovic is presented from September 23 to December 10 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (Great Britain).

Mark Rothko: paintings on paper at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. If Mark Rothko is known for his large flat swathes of color, he is much less known for his works on his paper. However, he produced over 1,000 of them during his lifetime. The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC explores this little-known aspect of the master of abstraction’s artistic practice in Mark Rothko: Paintings on paper. This retrospective brings together some 100 works on paper by the American artist, including some unpublished pieces. A new look at Rothko’s career. Mark Rothko: paintings on paper runs from November 19, 2023 to March 31, 2024 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (United States). – AFP

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