EXHIBITION

THIS SUMMER,
MUSEUM-GOERS





If you happen to be in these cities,
there are some things worth lingering upon.


2016 Summer



N E W   Y O R K

MANUS  X  MACHINA
FASHION IN AN AGE OF TECHNOLOGY


METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
MAY 5 – AUGUST 14

"With more than 170 ensembles dating from the early 20th century to the present, the exhibition addresses the founding of the haute couture in the 19th century, when the sewing machine was invented, and the emergence of a distinction between the hand (manus) and the machine (machina) at the onset of mass production. It explores this ongoing dichotomy, in which hand and machine are presented as discordant tools in the creative process, and questions the relationship and distinction between haute couture and ready-to-wear."


IMPRESSIONISM
AMERICAN GARDENS ON CANVAS


NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
MAY 14 – SEPTEMBER 11

"American Impressionism, a prominent artistic style that flourished at the turn of the 20th century, comes to life in a captivating Garden-wide exhibition." 
Stroll through an American Impressionist garden in the Conservatory, and view a beautiful display of more than 20 paintings and sculptures that capture the colors, shadows, and ephemeral quality of light in the natural world.




P H I L A D E L P H I A

CREATIVE AFRICA


PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
MAY 14 – SEPTEMBER 25

Innovation and tradition come together in this celebration of African art and design. Creative Africa consists of 5 exhibitions, putting the spotlight on African art and culture with artifacts ranging from contemporary photography, fashion and architecture to sculpture going back centuries.




S A N    F R A N C I S C O

CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST
PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE CAMPAIGN FOR ART


SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
MAY 14 – SEPTEMBER 5

The newly expanded, thoroughly transformed SF MOMA, which is now the largest modern and contemporary art museum in America, reopened to the public on May 14.
California and the West depicts wild nature as a spiritual resource, illustrates how land has been used there over time, and explores "diverging photographic approaches, from evocation to documentation to self-conscious art making".




L O S   A N G E L E S

CAVE TEMPLES OF DUNHUANG
BUDDHIST ART ON CHINA'S SILK ROAD


GETTY CENTER
MAY 7 – SEPTEMBER 4

The exhibition explores the cave temples of the Mogao Grottoes, site of the largest collection of Buddhist art in the world, located near the town of Dunhuang at the edge of the Gobi Desert in western China. It presents a large number of rare artifacts, a visual immersive experience with panoramic projections of the cave temple, and a 3D presentation of the interior of Cave 45, created in the 700s during the Tang dynasty. Visitors can also walk in 3 replica caves, which are created to the exact size and appearance of those at Dunhuang.




L O N D O N

SUNKEN CITIES
EGYPT'S LOST WORLDS


BRITISH MUSEUM
MAY 19 – NOVEMBER 27

"Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds ... shows how the exploration of Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus – submerged at the mouth of the River Nile for over a thousand years – is transforming our understanding of the relationship between ancient Egypt and the Greek world." In this blockbuster exhibition, the story of these two lost Egyptian cities is told for the first time.


GEORGIA O’KEEFFE


TATE MODERN
JULY 6 – OCTOBER 30

"Men put me down as the best woman painter...
I think I’m one of the best painters."

- Georgia O’Keeffe

With no works by O’Keeffe in UK public collections, this exhibition provides a rare chance to see over 100 remarkable paintings of this pioneer of American Modernism outside the US.




P A R I S

PAUL KLEE
THE IRONY AT WORK


CENTRE POMPIDOU 
APRIL 6 – AUGUST 1

This exhibition is the first major retrospective devoted to Paul Klee in France since 1969. With roughly 250 works from the most important international collections, it underlines the "romantic irony" with its corollaries, satire and parody. This theme, described as "transcendental buffoonery" by philosopher Friedrich Schlegel, has informed the attitude of Paul Klee vis-à-vis his peers and contemporary artistic movements.


DESIGN FOR PEACE
TRANSHUMANCE


MADE IN TOWN
MAY 20 – JULY 23

Design for Peace presents their first collection of decorative objects and fashion accessories - Transhumance is the result of 7 weeks of collaboration between 17 Tuareg artisans, who are Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, and 6 young French designers. Innitiated by Afrika Tiss and led by UNHCR, the Design for Peace project links artisan refugees with Parisian designers to bring out multi-cultural, innovative designs crossing different expertise.




V E N I C E

VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2016
REPORTING FROM THE FRONT


GIARDINI - ARSENALE 
MAY 28 – NOVEMBER 27

Directed by Alejandro Aravena, the 15th International Architecture Exhibition shares "the work of people who are scrutinizing the horizon looking for new fields of action, facing issues like segregation, inequalities, peripheries, access to sanitation, natural disasters, housing shortage, migration, informality, crime, traffic, waste, pollution and the participation of communities".




B I L B A O

STRUCTURES OF EXISTENCE:
THE CELLS


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO
MARCH 18 – SEPTEMBER 4

One of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, Louise Bourgeois created approximately 60 Cells over the course of her career. This exhibition is the largest overview of this body of work to date. "The Cells present individual microcosms; each is an enclosure that separates the internal from the external world. In these unique spaces, the artist arranged found objects, clothes, furniture, and sculptures to create emotionally charged, theatrical sets."




B E I J I N G

HOLDING ON THROUGH THE STORMS
EXHIBITION OF TRADITIONAL HANDMADE OIL-PAPER UMBRELLA


WU YONG LIVING SPACE
APRIL 24 – OCTOBER 20

The 4th handicraft exhibition hosted in Wu Yong Living Space presents more than 150 handmade oil-paper umbrellas curated from various parts of Asia over the course of the past year. Designer-turned-artist Ma Ke and her team documented the traditional making techniques of each genre, filling the void of such records in the history of Asian arts and crafts.




T O K Y O

THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF STUDIO GHIBLI


TOKYO CITY VIEW SKY GALLERY
JULY 7 – SEPTEMBER 11

With vast amount of posters, flyers, initial sketches and other animation material from all the movies of Studio Ghibli, this exhibition is a look back at the studio's impressive 30 years of work. It also includes a preview of Studio Ghibli's newest movie, The Red Turtle, which is a co-production with French animation studio Wild Bunch.


2016 Summer



Images:

1. METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
2. NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
3. PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART
4. SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
5. NEVILLE AGNEW / THE J. PAUL GETTY TRUST
6. BRITISH MUSEUM
7. TATE MODERN
8. CENTRE POMPIDOU
9. DESIGN FOR PEACE
10. BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2016, BRUCE CHATWIN
11. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO
12. WU YONG LIVING SPACE
13. STUDIO GHIBLI