5 International Art Happenings To Look Forward To In 2017


March 29, 2017 | BY Christopher DeWolf

Check out these global perspectives from the world's best museums

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

shutterstock_MOMA New York.jpg

Photo: Courtesy of Shutterstock

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.

Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, June 12–October 1, 2017; Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, September 24, 2017–January 28, 2018. moma.org

Tate Modern, London

ThinkstockPhotos-Tate Modern London.jpg

Photo: Courtesy of Thinkstock

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.

BMW Tate Live Exhibition: Ten Days Six Nights, until April 2, 2017; Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017, until June 11, 2017. tate.org.uk

Pompidou Centre, Paris

shutterstock_Pompidou Centre, Paris.jpg

Photo: Courtesy of Shutterstock

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.

Cy Twombly Expositions, November 30, 2016–April 24, 2017. centrepompidou.fr/en

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

shutterstock_Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.jpg

Photo: Courtesy of Shutterstock

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.

Joining Cultures Together, May 24, June 22, September 21. guggenheim-bilbao.eus/en

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney

shutterstock_Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.jpg

Photo: Courtesy of Shutterstock

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.

See also: Get To Know The 15 Biggest Art Collectors In Hong Kong

Stay up to date by subscribing to our weekly newsletter to get top tatler_stories delivered.