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10 Art Exhibitions You Can't Miss During 2022
Artstyle 17 Jan 2022

10 Art Exhibitions You Can't Miss During 2022

Casa Mila
Casa Mila by Gaudi © 2021 Desti-Nations

Throughout the new year, we hope to see many successful art exhibitions reappear into the art scene after a period of rest. There are plenty of planned exhibitions popping up all over the world as diverse as they are numerous. Artsper has curated a list of our top 10 worldwide exhibitions for the year. 2022 is already looking like an exciting year in the art world so start filling your calendar with these not-to-be-missed exhibitions! 

1. Kuraya in Shanghai

Kuraya art exhibition
Kuraya, Hammock: Girl, 2021 © 2021 Emi Kuraya/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.Courtesy Perrotin

Emi Kuraya, born in 1995, is one of the most interesting emerging talents in the Japanese contemporary art scene. Despite her young age, Kuraya has already proven herself to be a successful young artist. Her high-profile solo exhibitions, in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong in their edition of Art Basel as well as at Frieze New York have proven very popular. Since 2018, Kuraya has been a member of Kaikai Kiki, the art company founded by artist Takashi Murakami, an artist that can be found at Artsper.

Where?  Huangpu District, Shanghai

When?  14 January – 26 March 2022 

2. “Francis Bacon: Man and Beast” in London

Francis Bacon art exhibition
Francis Bacon, Second Version of Triptych 1944, 1988 © The Estate of Francis Bacon

Explore Francis Bacon’s visceral paintings, where the line between human and animal is constantly blurred, reminding us that our primal instincts lie just below the surface.

Where? Royal Academy, London

When? 29 January – 17 April 2022

3. “Titian and the image of the woman: beauty, love, poetry” in Milan

Titian art exhibition
Titian, Mars, Venus and Cupid, 1550 © Palazzo Reale

The exhibition “Titian and the image of the woman: beauty, love, poetry” focuses on a large collective of the main Venetian artists of the sixteenth century. This exhibition is particularly interested in the representation of female beauty.

Where? Palazzo Reale, Milan

When? February – May 2022

4. “Gallen-Kallela, Mythes et nature” in Paris

Gallen-Kallela art exhibition
© Gallen-Kallela Museum

Through nearly seventy works from public and private collections, including exceptional loans from the Gallen-Kallela Museum in Espoo, the exhibition “Gallen-Kallela, Mythes et nature” focuses on the dominant theme of his work, that of nature and the Finnish landscape.

Where? Musée Jacquemart André, 158, boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris

When? 11 March – 25 July 2022

5. “Matisse by Matisse” in Pékin

Henri Matisse art exhibition
Henri Matisse, Selfportrait, 1918 © Succession Henri Matisse

The famous International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) returns this spring for 2 days of UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing presents the largest solo exhibition by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in China to date. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Musée Matisse Le Cateau-Cambrésis. It covers Matisse’s entire career and range, encompassing mediums including oil painting, sculpture, ink drawings, prints, cut-outs, illustrations, sketches, and textiles as can be seen in his painting Dance (1909-1910).

Where? Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Pékin

When? 26 March – 26 June 2022

6. “Useless Bodies ? Elmgreen & Dragset” in Milan

Elmgreen and Dragset art exhibition
Elmgreen & Dragset, Pregnant White Maid and Unitree A1 robot dog, 2017 © Courtesy Perrotin / Photo Elmar Vestner

“Useless Bodies?” is an exhibition by the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. Covering four gallery spaces and the courtyard of its Milan venue, this will be a colossal exhibition. The subject will be the present condition of the body in the post-industrial age in which it seems our physical presence becomes increasingly superfluous. This shift is due, in large part, to the pandemic and the subsequent epidemic of working from home.

Where? Fondazione Prada, Milan

When? 31 March – 22 August 2022

7. Raphaël in London

Raphaël art exhibition
Raphaël, Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie, 1507 © The National Gallery, London

This exhibition, one of the first ever to explore Raphaël’s complete career, looks at his celebrated paintings and drawings as well as his work in architecture, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry and prints.

Where? The National Gallery, London

When? 9 April – 31 July 2022

8. “Surrealism and Magic : Enchanted Modernity” in Venice

Surrealism art exhibition
Max Ernst, Attirement of the Bride, 1940 © Peggy Guggenheim

Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity” is a joint exhibition project between the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Barberini Museum. It is the first large-scale international loan exhibition that looks at the movement’s interest in magic and the occult.

Where? Peggy Guggenheim, Venice

When? 9 April – 26 September 2022

9. Gaudí in Paris

Gaudi art exhibition
Gaudí, Tripod planter with triangular section © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d’Orsay)

The Musée d’Orsay will host the first major exhibition devoted to Antoni Gaudí to be held in Paris in fifty years. In an immersive museography, it will show the spectacular creations of this artist, presenting in particular sets of furniture never before exhibited in France.

Where? Musée d’Orsay, Paris

When? 12 April – 17 July 2022

10. “Our Selves – Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum” in New York

Helen Kornblum art exhibition
Sharon Lockhart, Untitled, 2010 © MoMA

How have women artists used photography as a tool of resistance? The exhibition “Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum” will seek to answer this question. The expectation is to reframe restrictive notions of womanhood, exploring the connections between photography, feminism, civil rights, Indigenous sovereignty, and queer liberation.

Where?  MoMA, New York

When? 16 April – 2 October 2022

And there you have it, Artsper’s top 10 roundup of all the art exhibitions we think you should be attending this year. In order to stay in the loop with the latest on the art scene, be sure to check out our magazine for all your art-inspired news and content!

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