N E W Y O R K
MANUS X MACHINA
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
FASHION IN AN AGE OF TECHNOLOGY
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."
NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
AMERICAN GARDENS ON CANVAS
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
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
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE CAMPAIGN FOR 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
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
EGYPT'S LOST WORLDS
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.
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
THE IRONY AT WORK
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
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
GIARDINI - ARSENALE
REPORTING FROM THE FRONT
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:
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
WU YONG LIVING SPACE
EXHIBITION OF TRADITIONAL HANDMADE OIL-PAPER UMBRELLA
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.