After a year 2020 many artists are unable to open an exhibition or meet an online exhibition, 2021 will be the occasion when several museums and galleries will reopen. Let’s see which exhibitions will open this year!
For art lovers, the only thing we want is to be able to go to the galleries or museums to enjoy it directly. Entering the year 2021, when the pandemic was somewhat under control, a number of artists had the opportunity to greet the audience more closely.
From famous painters to contemporary pioneers, many standout names are expected to open this year. Immediately, we have several exhibitions of Francis Bacon, Yayoi Kusama and Canaletto is scheduled. There will be more for sure this year, so we will update you soon.
Painting exhibition category
The 2021 art galleries are filled with illustrative painters of the past and present. Overall, the UK galleries will be extremely bustling by 2021.
First, you will have a chance to see one of the greatest painters of the 20th century, the influential works of Francis Bacon (1909-1992) will be on display at the Royal Academy of the Arts. Exhibition Man and Monster (Man and Beast) focuses on Bacon’s intense passion for animals and how this lifelong passion has provided him with the understanding of the human form.
Also taking place at the Royal Academy, the live works of American painters Milton Avery (1885-1965) will also be open to the public. His style is often compared with Henri Matisse (1869-1954). In addition, he is also known as one of the best colored streets of the 20th century in North America.
Towards the Northwest of England, the works of Hubert Arthur Finney (1905-1991) will be exhibited at the Lightbox Gallery in the town of Woking. Exhibition Step out to light (Out of the Shadows) will focus on his ability to manipulate lights and shadows in paintings.
And going back in time to 18th-century Venice, the Holburne Museum in Bath now displays the largest collection of legendary Italian painters. Canaletto (1697 – 1768). This is the first time his works have been taken out of Woburn Monastery in 70 years.
Elsewhere, the Waddesdon Manor museum is exhibiting 34 rare watercolors Gustave Moreau (1826-1898), one of the most prominent painters of the 18th century. These are works that illustrate the famous parables of the playwright and poet. Jean de La Fontaine.
Sculpture and installation art
These will be two art items that will make the scenery of your dreams come true. In this category, we will see splendid works from Japanese female artists.
Exhibition Endless mirror rooms (Infinity Mirror Room) is full of splendor and whiteness Yayoi Kusama has taken the world by storm for the past few years and this upcoming exhibition will return to the Tate Modern in London, after she performed at the same museum for the first time in 2012. This room and the room Monday Chandelier of Grief will immerse you in Kusama’s endless world of reflection.
Meanwhile, at Modern Art Oxford, you can see its signature sculptures Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) and discovering the worldview of the female artist has preserved the important role of creativity in society. The exhibition also explores her extraordinary life as a Japanese-American, especially during her time at a concentration camp during World War II. Despite all the hardships, she learned artistic skills and reinforced her belief that art can change lives.
And in Edinburgh, the Jupiter Artland is being decorated with a vibrant array of colors by Scottish artist roses. Rachel Maclean preparing in the woods. Her vivid fictional, fantastical characters and fantasy worlds are created using blue screen technology and a combination of film, sculpture, print, and photography.
Pioneering art category
As an artist who went through World War I and II, John Nash (1893-1977) experimented with oil painting, wood carving, watercolor, and line drawing throughout his 70-year career. An exhibition at Towner Eastbourne will depict the context of his work in the events of the 20th century shaped and inspired him.
The works inspired by the human body organs Anish Kapoor forming the boundary between painting and sculpture, and his versatility was internationally acclaimed at Modern Art Oxford. Another exhibition at the same venue, Samson Kambalu, whose strong work on the discovery of sovereignty and resistance, focuses on history between Malawi, Great Britain and America.
Finally, known for its visual approach in storybooks and the images that represent boldness of Paula Rego about women. In order to provide an overview of top visual artists, her exhibition at Tate Britain is also a must-see event. The exhibition will feature more than 100 works, including paintings, collages, drawings, sculptures and paintings.
Scientific and natural categories
The natural world and scientific research have given artists a great playing field to explore.
With advanced research, exceptional team and works from artists from all over the world, exhibit AI: Overcoming humans (AI: More than Human) provides an overall picture of the exciting world of artificial intelligence. Opening at the World Museum in Liverpool, the exhibition will delve into the complex relationship between humans and technology, examining the origins of AI in Shinto Japan as well as early computer experiments of Japan. Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage.
Besides, capturing the beauty of plants, flowers and insects, the intricate and delicate drawings of Mary Newcomb (1922-2008) will be displayed at Compton Verney. Her work is like a love letter to Mother Nature and the exhibition will feature more than 50 works along with excerpts from her writing and the works of the artists who inspired her.
Category of culture and story
Whether inspired by real life or intricate fantasy worlds, these exhibits tell stories that are told from around the world.
A great discovery of Iranian art and culture, Epic Iran will bring a 5,000-year cultural story to the Victoria & Albert Museum, which includes exquisite sculptures and ceramics, carpets, luxury textiles, photography and film.
While at Ashmolean, the complex and rich culture of the Japanese capital is more carefully introduced in the exhibition. Tokyo: Art and photography (Tokyo: Art & Photography). And at the Guildhall Art Gallery and The Box in Plymouth, an ambitious project to unite indigenous American contemporary artists with British collections and museums created an open exhibition. broadly explores the current life of Wampanoag, a group of Native Americans.
For the fans of the story Alice in Wonderland, the Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum will be an event not to be missed. Meticulously choreographed, immersive experiences and digital estimation, this theatrical exhibition will take you through many aspects of the story through film, performance, fashion, art, music, and photography.
Meanwhile at V&A Dundee, you can learn about the relationship between club culture and design in the exhibition. Night Fever: Designing Club Culture.
Featured contemporary artist category
To conclude, we will introduce four living legends currently worthy of representations of modern and contemporary art.
Firstly, Bridget Riley will have an extremely impressive performance at Lightbox. The exhibition will help viewers have a deeper insight into the impressive drawings developed during each of her painting periods. Let’s explore the artist’s passion for perspective and optical manipulation skills.
At the Royal Academy, the beloved Pop Art artist David Hockney and performing arts icons Marina Abramović will be exhibited at the same time.
And finally, the whole new word works Tracey Emin will adorn Jupiter Artland’s campus in 2021. Start with the piece I Lay Here for you, a miniature bronze character from an earlier clay version. This is Emin’s first work at Jupiter Artland since its first exhibition in Scotland in 2008.
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Editor: Navi Nguyen
Source: Art Fund_