2 January 2021 / Art Categories Features / Art Tags London Art Exhibitions 2021 A Month By Month Guide / / / / / Well, the exhibitions schedule for 2020 didn’t quite go as planned. They enable you to move around the site and use its features, for example accessing My Art Fund, completing a form or buying a National Art Pass. The exhibition features over 100 works, including paintings, collage, drawings, sculpture and etchings. Artistic Director Elias Redstone said the biennial festival exhibition was to run in 2020 and 2022, but will now run in 2021, 2022 and then biennially thereafter. A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600–1750 September 26, 2021 – January 9, 2022 Clouds, Ice, and Bounty: The Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Collection of Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings Become a member this month and save 20% off your Annual ArtsHub Membership. The National Gallery’s 2021 schedule includes at least one guaranteed block­buster: Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist (6 March-13 June). But here is an idea of what exhibitions to expect in 2021. Whether the new year brings with it the freedom to roam the world as we once did or continued travel restrictions, you need to add these cultural happenings to your calendar now. October 14, 2020—January 4, 2021. Paul Cézanne Still Life with Apples and Pears c.1891–92 (detail). Seen a great show? At the Royal Academy, beloved painter David Hockney and performance art icon Marina Abramović both receive major exhibitions, the former of his works on iPad. The year promises a feast of big exhibitions from our best galleries and museums. In 2021 it turns statewide, and promises to again be an ambitious nationwide survey. Curators include AGNSW Curator of Asian art, Matt Cox with AGNSW Assistant Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, Erin Vink; independent curator for Carriageworks, Abigail Moncrieff; and MCA Chief Curator, Rachel Kent. Often compared to the likes of Matisse, he is considered one of North America’s most accomplished 20th-century colourists. Art Fund aims to improve the services we offer. 2021 Blockbuster art exhibitions and biennales From American Doug Aitken, to Van Gogh's Sunflowers to Australian favourite Clarice Beckett, 60s fashionista Mary Quant and the return of The National and the Indigenous Triennial – we plot the blockbusters for 2021. From American Doug Aitken, to Van Gogh's Sunflowers to Australian favourite Clarice Beckett, 60s fashionista Mary Quant and the return of The National and the Indigenous Triennial – we plot the blockbusters for 2021. Find out more about how to do this. The natural world and the study of science gives artists a marvellous playground to explore. Gallery Director Michael Brand said: ‘We are celebrating our 150th anniversary, marking the 100th year of the Archibald Prize, and embarking on the revitalisation of our historic building. Think you have a better idea? Sign up to our emails to get the latest exhibition updates and be the first to know when tickets for our special exhibitions are on sale. Among them are NGV Triennial 2021 at the National Gallery of Victoria (until 14 February). The Best Art Exhibitions of 2021. Mary Quant and Vidal Sassoon, 1964.© Trinity Mirror / Mirrorpix / Alamy Stock Photo. Wednesday 6 January 2021. CARLONE CONTEMPORARY / Upper Belvedere. Ramsay Art Prize 2021 (22 May - 22 August) is presented by AGSA with the winning work acquired into the Gallery’s collection an artist receiving $100,000. Then there is The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire at Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane (until 26 April), over 100 motorbikes that surprisingly speak of design; and in Sydney, Streeton at the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW) is a true homegrown blockbuster and most significant retrospective of the iconic Aussie impressionist, curated by Wayne Tunnicliffe (until 14 February). in, Create Hit the contribute button now to share your story. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news. Anish Kapoor studio, 2019, © Anish Kapoor. Below, we’ve rounded up all the current and upcoming art exhibitions from London’s major galleries and brilliant museums, from Tate Britain and Tate Modern to Somerset House, the V&A and the National Gallery. The exhibition will mark the ten-year anniversary of the inaugural 2013 exhibition. Artists include: Zanele Muholi (South Africa), Sam Contis (USA), Hoda Afshar (Iran/Australia), Felicity Hammond (UK), Kenta Cobayashi (Japan), Ann Shelton (New Zealand), James Tylor (Australia), Brook Andrew (Wiradjuri/Celtic, Australia), Patrick Waterhouse (UK), Daniel Shea (USA), Yvonne Todd (NZ), Hayley Millar-Baker (Gunditjmara, Australia), Atong Atem (South Sudan/Australia) Nanna Heitmann (Germany/Russia), Sim Chi Yin (Singapore), Gustavo Germano (Argentina) and many more. Curated by Nina Miall, TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters takes it cue from the Woiwurrung word 'Tarrawarra' meaning ‘slow moving water'. The gallery announced in 2020 that it will dedicate an initial $1.5 million commitment to acquire, commission and present new works by local Victorian artists, designers and architects – now underway. Bowling‘s inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth in London reveals a new body of works by the British artist. Iran. Exhibitions 2021: the best of London’s shows Lewis Carroll with Alice, 1960-62 will appear in the Eileen Agar exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery / Bridgeman Images Cookies and similar technologies allow us to better understand your needs and improve your experience on our website. Francis Bacon, Yayoi Kusama and Canaletto are just some of the sensational names to get excited for. The exhibitions you must see in 2021 Published 16 December 2020 From an exploration of Iranian art to the optical illusions of Bridget Riley, 2021 is packed with fantastic exhibitions. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allows visitors to experience works by painters such as Fra Angelico, Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, Turner, Van Gogh and Monet, direct from The Met’s collection. Henri Matisse: Comme un Roman. Feb 12-Sep 12, 2021: Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler. This major new exhibition charts the development of Bacon’s work – notably the human figure – through his fascination with animals. Across town at the AGNSW, French icon Matisse will be its Sydney International Art Series headline. From celebrated painters to contemporary trailblazers, we’ve got something for every cultural appetite in our list of must-see exhibitions in 2021. This can help us to ensure you find what you’re looking for easily, for example. Receive industry jobs, news, and more to your inbox, Receive newsletters featuring leading industry jobs, news, opportunities and events, Celebrate the physicality of engaging with art in giant proportions, Featuring 24 artists from across the country. Keep an eye on our listings and museum websites for the latest information on visiting. Photo Norbert Miguletz. Anish Kapoor's visceral large-scale works toe the line between painting and sculpture, and demonstrate the versatility of this internationally acclaimed artist at Modern Art Oxford. Canaletto, The Entrance to the Grand Canal, with the Dogana and the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, 1731-36, © From the Woburn Abbey Collection. February 3, 2021–June 7, 2021. These are the biggest art exhibitions in London in 2020, plus a few more on the horizon. Opening in the dying days of 2020, these major exhibitions will see the majority of their visitation during the summer months of the new year. This landmark exhibition explores the prize across its history, revealing fascinating stories and scandals behind 100 carefully selected artworks - reflecting societal, taste and political change. Clarice Beckett: The present moment will be presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), mapping her atmospheric paintings bathed in natural light. Here is a selection of highlights for the 2021-2022 cultural season and a preview of the line-up for the upcoming years. Major exhibitions in Vienna in 2021. Bridget Riley, Nataraja, 1993, © Bridget Riley, 2020. Munro is perhaps best known in Australia for his Field of Lights project in the desert outside Alice Springs, and last year's outdoor exhibition in Darwin. © Art Fund 2019. The exhibition also explores her extraordinary life, notably her time spent in an internment camp during the Second World War where, despite everything, she learned artistic skills and developed the belief that art can be life-changing. Be aware all dates are subject to change. Extraordinary painters past and present dominate 2021's must-see exhibitions. For less than $2.30 per week now is the best time to join Australia’s largest arts network. At the Ashmolean, the complex and rich culture of Japan’s capital city is given a closer look in the exhibition Tokyo: Art & Photography. Noir & Blanc: A Photographic Aesthetic. 8 characters with upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols. Tweet. This is round-up of the major exhibitions and biennales worth making the journey for in 2021 – especially with international borders still closed – satisfies your international art palette (even if we can't travel) along with local high points. As we move into 2021, we’re looking forward to when we can visit our favourite spaces again and see some of the fantastic exhibitions they have in store. Please set all privacy options to continue. Francis Bacon: Man and Beast Royal Academy of Arts. 30 October 2021 to 20 February 2022. Opening June 2021, cost: $1bn In the making since 1992, the Grand Egyptian Museum outside Cairo will be the world’s biggest archaeological museum. Get excited with our guide to the best UK art exhibitions of 2021. Photo 1 of . With … Reaching from his early adventures in colour as a Fauvist through to the serene and distilled designs for his chapel in Venice, the exhibition follows Matisse’s search across six decades. These cookies cannot be turned off by the user unless you disable all cookies in your browser. Art: the big exhibitions of 2021 in the UK After the closures and cancellations of 2020, this year - Covid permitting - promises a wide range of major exhibitions Exhibitions With a ‘Car Crash’ of Biennials Now Planned for 2021, Curators Are Being Forced to Rethink Mass Art Shows for the Social-Distancing Era Will Blockbuster exhibitions be the collateral damage of COVID? The Gallery is poised for a new era with the completion of the Sydney Modern Project due in late 2022.’ Archie 100 will tour nationally from November 2021. Open to Australian artists under 40 working in any medium, the Ramsay Art Prize has redefined the way we think about art prizes, considered more as a major exhibition survey now, as a biennale or triennial would. These cookies enable us to improve the online services and experiences we offer you, by allowing us to monitor the number of visitors to our website and how they navigate it. This year's edition of the biennial exhibition will explore ideas of duration, suspension, withdrawal, stillness and the elasticity of time. And, capturing the beauty of plants, flowers and insects, Mary Newcomb's intricate and delicate drawings are on display at Compton Verney. Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers. You can support our work by joining us. The exhibition explores seven key periods in Western European art history: the Italian Renaissance, Dutch painting of the Golden Age, Van Dyck and British portraiture, the Grand Tour, Spanish art from the seventeenth century, landscape and the picturesque and the birth of modern art. Manage your membership, curate your My Picks and, if you work in a museum or gallery, access support for you and your venue. The exhibition, Man and Beast, focuses on Bacon’s unwavering fascination with animals and how this lifelong interest informed his understanding of the human form. Please enter your email address and we'll send you a link to reset your password. Courtesy Ota Fine Arts and Victoria Miro. To be rescheduled Grand Palais. Beckett was a visionary and saw nature as all powerful. And in Edinburgh, Jupiter Artland is being given an enormous burst of colour, as Scottish multimedia artist Rachel Maclean's new commission is unveiled in the woods. Featuring cutting-edge research, special commissions and the work of artists from across the globe, AI: More than Human offers a snapshot of the fascinating world of artificial intelligence. All rights reserved. Main image: Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. Described as the queen of the miniskirt, colourful tights and tailored trousers, Mary Quant personified the energy and fun of swinging 60s and was a powerful role model for working women – encouraging a new age of feminism. Newcomb’s work is like a love letter to mother nature, and the exhibition features over 50 works plus extracts from her writing and work by artists who inspired her. Apollo. From an exploration of Iranian art to the optical illusions of Bridget Riley, 2021 is packed with fantastic exhibitions to inspire you when our museums reopen. Also facing an anniversary in 2021, Heide Museum of Modern Art will mark its 40th year with a diverse range of exhibitions including, understandably, a major nod to Sidney Nolan, but also the first Australian museum exhibition of celebrated British artist Bruce Munro. Jean-Léon Gérôme Pygmalion and Galatea. Read: Will Blockbuster exhibitions be the collateral damage of COVID? Detached folio from an illuminated manuscript of the Shahnameh for Shah Tahmasp, 1525-1535, Tabriz, © The Sarikhani Collection. Don't forget, you can enjoy benefits at hundreds of museums, galleries and historic houses, plus 50% off major exhibitions, with a National Art Pass – and know that your pass is helping to support museums and galleries through 2021 and beyond. Tarnanthi (15 October – 30 January 2022) is an annual celebration of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and a flagship program of the AGSA. Read: Celebrate the physicality of engaging with art in giant proportions. Here's a run through of our major exhibition and free displays highlights. . After the closures and cancellations of 2020, this year - Covid permitting - promises a wide range of major exhibitions. In 2021 AGNSW celebrates the 100th birthday of Australia’s most renowned portrait prize with the exhibition Archie 100: A Century of the Archibald Prize (5 June – 26 September). Never run out of ideas – discover more to see and do with a National Art Pass. The unmissable art exhibitions of 2021 (to go see as soon as you can) From Francis Bacon at the Royal Academy to an epic Paula Rego retrospective at Tate Britain, these are the art exhibitions to go see to make up for the enforced cultural draught brought on by the pandemic . This past year has been a challenge for everyone, and we’ve been grateful for the continued solace and inspiration museums bring us. The Riklis Collection of McCrory Corporation Tate today announced highlights of its programme for 2021, including solo exhibitions of Petrit Halilaj, Lubaina Himid, Yayoi Kusama, Paula Rego, Auguste Rodin and Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Log (27 February – 16 May). NGV has announced the second edition of the landmark, city-wide exhibition, Melbourne NOW, which will be centred at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in 2023. It is the kind of experience that says at high volume, ‘You are back in the gallery’. 5.000 Years of Art and Culture. An exhibition at Towner Eastbourne contextualises his work within the 20th century events that shaped and inspired him. Tate Modern Turns 20: Yayoi Kusama, Chandelier of Grief, 2016, © Yayoi Kusama. Bruce Munro: From Sunrise Road (12 June to 17 October) reveals the depth of the artist’s practice and the breadth of his sources, from literary to philosophical, with an exhibition of his immersive, large-scale light installations combining spectacular indoor and outdoor experiential artworks. Promoting Korean art … Over 130 works, including those received in a major gift last year, will be shown in a major public gallery together for the first time. In June, and exclusive to Brisbane, European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (12 June–17 October)will be presented at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Photo © Tate. Opening in late 2021 (dates to be confirmed), The 4th National Indigenous Art Triennial will return to the NGA in Canberra. Do you want to drive awareness of your event to an engaged audience? Unlock exclusive industry-focused arts hubs, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). At the same venue earlier in the year is Samson Kambalu, whose powerful installation explores sovereignty and resistance, focusing on the history between Malawi, the UK and the US. By Annabel Sampson. Meanwhile at V&A Dundee, you can examine the relationship between club culture and design in the immersive exhibition Night Fever: Designing Club Culture. New York An official artist for the First and Second World Wars, John Nash experimented with oil painting, wood engraving, watercolour and line drawing across his expansive 70-year career. Final exhibition of the line-up for the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian.... 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