While virtual exhibitions and online art shows became a reality over the past couple of years, thanks to the social distancing protocols because of the pandemic, museums and galleries around the world have opened their doors with new and exciting exhibitions. The art calendar for any enthusiast looks exciting for months to come with retrospectives and exhibitions showcasing new and exciting talents that you can visit in and around the country. Here are the exhibitions that you must bookmark in your calendars for the year…
‘Lēthē: Philippe Calia’ in Mumbai
Artist, photographer and filmmaker Philippe Calia is presenting his first solo show at TARQ, Mumbai, with his exhibition Lēthē. Here, he employs photochemigrams, cyanotypes, and video to explore materiality of our collective digital memory. The name, Lēthē, also comes from the River of Lethe, a mythical river that made people experience complete forgetfulness once they drank from it.
Where: TARQ, MumbaiWhen: 7 April-4 June 2022
‘Cezanne’ in Chicago
This retrospective seeks to examine just how vital the works of French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne remain vital even today. This cross-border exhibition kicks off in Chicago and then it will fly over to Tate Modern in London in October.
Where: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
When: 15 May-5 September 2022
‘Drawn From Practice II’ in Kolkata
Featuring works of artists Ayesha Sultana, Bhasha Chakrabarti, Prabhavathi Meppayil, Sanchayan Ghosh, Seher Shah and Sreshta Rit Premnath, this exhibition seeks to explore how drawing can be executed without the restrictions of the convention.
Where: Experimenter, Kolkata
When: 14 April-30 June 2022
‘Raphael’ in London
This exhibition is one of the first-ever to explore Italian Renaissance artist Raphael’s complete works, including his most celebrated paintings and drawings, as well as his work in architecture, poetry, sculpture, and prints.
Where: The National Gallery, London
When: 9 April-31 July 2022
‘Shifting Waters’ in Mumbai
This two-person exhibition features photographs by Sri Lankan artist Lionel Wendt and paintings by London-based artist Jake Grewal. The exhibition focuses on how the two artists explore South Asian queer figuration through abstraction by light. The artists use the male figure to express themes of identity, imperial power, and aesthetic inheritance.
Where: Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai
When: 7 April- 21 May 2022
‘Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents & Force of Nature’ in New York
Featuring 88 oil paintings and watercolour works, this exhibition represents the largest critical overview of American painter Winslow Homer’s art and life. It seeks to view Homer’s work through the lens of conflict, a theme that was present throughout his career. The centerpiece of the collection is the iconic ‘The Gulf Stream’, a painting that perfectly captures the essence of his works and the subjects he chose to explore with his works: race, politics, and nature.
Where: The Met Fifth Avenue, New York
When: 11 April-31 July 2022
‘Kwon Jin Kyu Centennial: Angel of Atelier’ in Seoul
Celebrating the 100th birth anniversary of South Korean sculptor and artist Kwon Jin-kyu, this exhibition has been inspired by a poem by the late artist where he describes his artistic process. The showcase includes 240 artworks, including sculptures, oil paintings, and sketches from the 1950s to 70s. While most of the works were donated by Kwon’s family and his foundation, a number of works were lent by private collectors, including RM of BTS who is an avid art collector.
Where: Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
When: Till May 2022
‘Gaudí’ in Paris
The iconic Musée d’Orsay will play host to the first major exhibition dedicated to architect Antoni Gaudí in 50 years. It will showcase some of his most spectacular works, including sets of furniture that have never been exhibited in France before this.
Where: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
When: 12 April-17 July 2022
‘Kyōsai: The Israel Goldman Collection’ in London
One of the most celebrated Japanese painters of the 19th century, Kawanabe Kyōsai’s work will be displayed in the artist’s first UK exhibition in 30 years. His art continues to influence artistic styles today, from manga to tattoo art, he is celebrated for his ability to bridge traditional art with pop culture. This showcase will feature some works from the artist that have never been seen before.
Where: Royal Academy of Arts, London
When: 19 March-19 June 2022
‘Our Selves-Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum’ in New York
This exhibition explores how female artists have used photography as a tool of resistance over the years. The themes of the work featured include reframing the restrictive notions of womanhood, feminism, civil rights, indigenous sovereignty, and queer liberation.
Where: MoMA, New York
When: 16 April-2 October 2022
RPSG Group and HELLO! India are delighted to announce the first-ever HELLO! India Art Awards on April 25 in New Delhi. The awards will felicitate and appreciate the works of established artists, upcoming talent, new media, individual and group exhibitions, galleries that curate and showcase excellent artwork, various mediums of expression, and every domain of artistic excellence there is in India today.
Stay tuned and keep following @hellomagindia for more behind-the-scenes action, exclusive interviews, and much more!