As we step into Spring, spruce up your creative thinking by taking a look at the best exhibitions that the world has in store for us, April 2013.
5 of the top Art exhibitions April 2013
Dalí. All of the poetic suggestions and all of the plastic possibilities
April 27 – Sept 2
Reina Sofia – Madrid
In collaboration with the Centre Georges Pompidou, this large exhibition devoted to Salvador Dali collates the artists work in effort to contribute to the reappraisal of Dali as the creator of the unique vision he had of the world, as well as being a thinker and writer. The work that Dali created during the surrealist period takes centre stage here, placing special emphasis on the ‘paranoiac-critcial’ method he developed he evolved in order to transform and subvert reality. Expect to see some of his greatest works.
Santa Isabel, 52 28012 Madrid Tel. (+34) 91 774 10 00
Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
April 9 –Aug 18
Art Gallery of Ontario – Toronto
Creating spaces where the lines between fiction and everyday and the levels of engagement as viewer and participant are blurred, Toronto’s AGO is hosting award-winning artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller and their exhibition Lost in the Memory Palace. The duo began collaborating in 1995, picking up the Special Award and the Benesse Prize at the Biennale di Venezia in 2001 for their experimental work. This exhibition focuses on their work from the mid-90s to today, consisting of pieces with strong architectural character that alter the space, time and physicality of the environments that they are in. If you like your art with a little taste of interaction, then this is worth your time.
Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1G4
Call 1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648
Katja Strunz Vattenfall Contemporary 2013
April 26 –Sept 2
Berlinische Galerie – Berlin
Having won the “Vattenfall Contemporary 2013”, Berlin artist Katja Strunz is hosting an exhibition that celebrates her sculptures and site-related work. Praised for her treatment of the space in which her works are presented, Stunz use of shaped metal, steel and wood are minalist constructions that explore various movements such as constructivism and Minimal Art. This exhibition sees her take on the challenge of a 10 metre high and 40 metre long hall at the Berlinische Galerie… it’s going to be good.
Berlinische Galerie Alte Jakobstraße 124-128 10969 Berlin Germany, Tel +49 (0)30-789 02-600
Saloua Raouda Choucair
17 April – 20 Oct
Tate Modern, London
It’s the world first major museum exhibition of Saloua Raouda Choucair, Lebanese artist, and it’s worth it to see. Through painting and drawing, architecture, textiles and jewellery, as well as, of course, her prolific and experimental sculptures,Choucair worked in diverse media pursuing her interests in science, mathematics and Islamic art and poetry. Many of the works, made over a period of five decades, have not previously been seen outside of Lebanon. A rare female voice in the Beirut art scene from the 1940s onwards, Choucair’s work combines elements of western abstraction with Islamic aesthetics.
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom
tel. +44 (0)20 7887 8888
Photography and the American Civil War
April 2 – Sept 2
Metropolitan Museum, New York
More than two hundred of the finest and most poignant photographs of the American Civil War have been brought together for this landmark exhibition that will examine the evolving role of the camera during the nation’s bloodiest war. The camera recorded from beginning to end the heartbreaking narrative of the epic four-year war (1861–1865) in which 750,000 lives were lost. This traveling exhibition will explore, through photography, the full pathos of the brutal conflict that, after 150 years, still looms large in the American public’s imagination.
Metropolitan Museum, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 1002,
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Palazzo Strozzi in Florence welcomes a new exhibition which focusses on family. 11 Contemporary photographers have been selected to display their own takes on family, in multiple and idiosyncratic ways, which underline the similarity more than the difference of families.
2014 is the year the French embrace Mapplethorpe’s unique aesthetic, with not one, but two exhibitions dedicated to his hard-hitting 70s and 80s imagery. Interestingly the link between the two exhibitions is that they both evaluate the photographer’s work as that of a classical artist.