Hong Kong Art Week might be over, but there's still plenty going on in the international art ecosystem, with several anniversaries and debuts coming up. If you're already craving your next art fix, here’s what five of the world’s contemporary art mainstays have planned for 2017.
MoMA, New York
From a major exhibition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural opus on the 150th anniversary of his birth to a retrospective of celebrated sculptor Louise Bourgeois, the Museum of Modern Art promises an ambitious programme for the months ahead.
Tate Modern, London
Wolfgang Tillmans’ first retrospective at the museum and the debut of the BMW Tate Live Exhibition are just two of many highpoints planned for 2017. The latter marks the launch of a performance art programme in The Tanks—huge subterranean concrete fuel bunkers for the Bankside Power Station that have been converted into the world’s first museum galleries dedicated permanently to performance art.
Pompidou Centre, Paris
A bastion of contemporary art in Europe and the world, the museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a new programme of exhibitions, loans and events not just in Paris but across France. Highlights include the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of American artist Cy Twombly.
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
The Spanish institution and architectural masterpiece is celebrating its 20th birthday this year with a series of talks, shows, workshops and conferences that forgo academic approaches in favour of truly contemporary experiences. An example? Joining Cultures Together, a pop-up dining collaboration between internationally renowned chefs and the museum’s restaurant.
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney kicked off the year with the first edition of a six-year initiative titled The National: New Australian Art. Scheduled to run this year, in 2019 and in 2021, the shows presents a mix of emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists based both in the country and overseas.
The National 2017, March 30-June 18, 2017. mca.com.au
This article appears in the March 2017 issue of Hong Kong Tatler.
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