Major contemporary and modern art exhibitions in spring 2016
Where: Museum of North Brabant, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
When: February 13th – May 8th
In 2016 marks 500 years since the death of one of the most significant artists of the Northern Renaissance Hieronymus Bosch. Exhibits highlighting the work of the master, will be held around the world. Parade will start the exhibition “Visions of genius” in his hometown of Bosch Hertogenbosch.
In the homeland of the artist’s paintings 20 paintings and 19 drawings assembled from the collections of world-famous museums. The exhibition can be seen “Ship of Fools” from the Louvre, “Death and the Miser” from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, “Adoration of the Magi” from the Metropolitan Museum and “The hay” at the National Museum of the Prado.
In addition, the retrospective will feature two works have never been exhibited in public: “The Temptation of St. Anthony” from the vaults of the Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, and drawing “Hellish landscape” from a private collection
2.”Delacroix and the rise of modern art”
Where: National Gallery, London
When: February 17 – 22 May
The National Gallery in London will host one of the largest exhibitions of the year.The grand not only in size but also in content, the exhibition will allow to trace the development of the artistic language of Eugène Delacroix, as well as its influence on the course of the history of art of the late XIX – early XX centuries.
In total, the exhibition will feature 75 works from 40 museums in the world. In addition to works by Delacroix, among them you can see pictures of the masters, in varying degrees, have come under his influence – Paul Cezanne, Gustave Courbet, Theodore Gericault, Vincent Van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse.
Where: Exhibition Center Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
When: March 16-19
During the nine years of the Art Dubai deservedly took the leading position among the Asian and African art fairs. Every year in the Madinat Jumeirah the center stands the halls are located more than 70 leading galleries from 35 countries.
The exhibition this year is traditionally divided into sections: “Contemporary Art”, “Modern” and “Marker”. The first will feature the works of European masters. Second devote gaining momentum with each passing year the art of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Section “Marker” annually takes away their stands for the art of one of the Asian countries. In 2016, this honor was given to Filipino artists.
4.Art Basel Hong Kong
Where: Exhibition Center Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center, Hong Kong
When: 24-26 March
In March in Hong Kong will be one of the biggest events of the art market in the Asian region. Art Basel Hong Kong – Art Fair, brings together contemporary art of Asia, the Pacific and the Western world. This year, you will see paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs and video art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, from 239 leading galleries, representing more than 4,000 artists from all over the world.
Art Basel Hong Kong – one of the best sites where you can see the diversity of the local art market through the prism of classical European art and works by leading contemporary artists.
Where: Randall’s Island Park, New York
When: May 5-8
In May, for the fifth year in a row a few days Manhattan transformed into a Mecca for lovers of contemporary art. In 2016, more than 200 galleries from 30 countries will present here the most interesting contemporary artists.
The exhibition, will be divided into sections: Spotlight, dedicated to yet unrecognized artists of the twentieth century, Frame and Focus, representing on their stands gallery younger than eight years old and based since 2004.
6.Venice Architecture Biennale
Where: Gardens Giardini and the Arsenal, Venice
When: 28 May – 27 November
At the end of May in Venice, kicks off the main architectural event in the world: the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale. This year the event is dedicated to socially significant architecture and central theme sounds like “News from the front”.Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, appointed curator of the Biennale, explained that it is not about warfare and the struggle for the quality of life that modern architects are in the most remote and poorest parts of the world.
Just as in art biennale held in Venice in odd-numbered years, on the architectural will act national pavilions. They will present their works of 80 participants from 37 countries. And five countries – Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Nigeria, the Republic of Seychelles and Yemen – will participate in this event for the first time.