1 – Bill Viola, A Retrospective
“Guggenheim, Bilbao”: https://www.guggenheim-bilbao.eus
Until the 9th of November
The trip is worth the detour as much for the exhibition as for the building designed by Franck Gehry, extraordinary ship stranded in the heart of the Basque city of Bilbao. Until this fall, the museum devotes a retrospective to Bill Viola, one of the pioneers of video art, from his early experimental work in the 1970s to the latest developments using the most modern technologies. A must-see.
2- David Hockney – A Retrospective
“The Centre Pompidou”: https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en
Until the 23th of October
In collaboration with London’s Tate Britain and the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the Centre Pompidou is to present the most comprehensive retrospective ever devoted to the work of David Hockney. The exhibition celebrates the artist’s 80th birthday, retracing his entire career through more than 160 works (paintings, photographs, engravings, video installations, drawings and printed works), including his most iconic paintings (swimming pools, double portraits and monumental landscapes) and some of his most recent creations.
3 – Biennale Arte 2017
“La Biennale di Venezia”:http://www.labiennale.org/en/art/exhibition/
Until the 26th of November
Every two years since 1895, Venice has hosted the most important contemporary art exhibition in the world. It will take you several days if you really want to go around the Venice Biennale, the inevitable rendezvous of contemporary art lovers. The place is perfect for discovering the most unusual creations from around the world in a city full of history and heritage. The Gardens and the site of the Arsenale, a little away from the city hosts the pavilions of more than 50 countries.
4- We Have a Dream
“De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam”: https://www.nieuwekerk.nl
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Until the 4th of February 2018
We Have a Dream is an exhibition about three world-renowned figures who profoundly influenced the course of the twentieth century: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.
They were ordinary people who led extraordinary movements against racial discrimination and social injustice. All three became role models around the world but also drew fierce criticism and opposition. Two were assassinated because of their ideas and activism.
5- Fragile State
Until the 7th of January
Kyiv is confirming its place on the world map of contemporary art with a new international exhibition. The double meaning of the show’s title, “Fragile State” – on at the PinchukArtCentre– is particularly relevant in Ukraine, and beyond the political notion, because it’s also about a personal fragility, both on a physical and a mental level. On display is the work of ten leading artists: Marina Abramovic, Jan Fabre, Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst, Carlos Motta, Oscar Murillo, Santiago Sierra, Ai Weiwei and Barthelemy Toguo.