The most anticipated art events in the 2022 calendar

Photograph of Alice Neel
Page from the “Alice Neel. Un regard engagé” catalogue, © Centre Pompidou

To ring in the New Year, there are plenty of art events to mark in your 2022 calendar. To get an overview of the most awaited art events of the year, Artsper’s offering you a selection of the most exciting ones, including international art fairs and exhibitions. Once again, the art market will not fail to amaze you!

1. Venice Biennale

Art Fair Venice Biennale
© Venice Biennale

The theme of the 59th edition of the Venice Biennale is, “The Milk of Dreams,” referring to the children’s book written by Leonara Garrington. The prestigious event will meet at the crossroad of metamorphosis and the imaginary… 

Where? Venice, Italy

When?  April 23 – November 27, 2022

2. London Art Fair

London Art Fair
© London Art Fair

The 34th edition of the London Art Fair, one of the UK’s biggest modern and contemporary art fairs, is most definitely marked on the calendar of contemporary art lovers and experts. 

Where? Business Design Centre, London

When? April 20 – April 24, 2022

3. Van Gogh’s Self-Portraits

Self-Portrait of Van Gogh
© The Courtauld Gallery

Discover (or rediscover!) Van Gogh’s disturbing work, including the iconic Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, in an exhibition devoted to his self-portraits and his unique self-representation style. You should not miss this, as the topic has never been explored from this angle before.

Where? The Courtauld Gallery, London

When? February 3 – May 8, 2022

4. Andy Warhol: Revelation

Andy Warhol painting
© Brooklyn Museum

This exhibition offers to dive into the religious upbringing of the king of Pop Art and the impact the Byzantine Catholic Church had on his work. “Andy Warhol: Revelation” reminds the viewers of how easily the artist adapted influences of Catholic art to the codes of pop culture. 

Where? Brooklyn Museum, New York

When? November 21, 2021 – June 19, 2022

5. International Contemporary Furniture Fair

International Contemporary Furniture Fair
© ICFF

The famous International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) returns this spring for 2 days of exhibitions and panels for the main actors of the design sphere. A great opportunity to get inspired in the heart of Manhattan!

Where? Javits Center, New York

When? May 15 – May 17, 2022

6. FIAC Paris

The FIAC venue
© FIAC

The prestigious Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC) will once again present a unique selection of modern art, contemporary art and design galleries among the most outstanding on the international scene. FIAC Paris definitely appears on top of the list for all market art enthusiasts.

Where? Grand Palais Ephémère, Paris

When? October 20 – October 23, 2022

7. Scandinavian Design and the USA

Artwork with a skyscraper
© National Museum

“Scandinavian Design and the USA, 1890-1980” is the first exhibition to analyze the dynamics between American and Scandinavian design during the 20th century. Its aim is to tell an international story and to highlight the importance of interculturality.

Where? The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

When? October 9, 2022 – February 5, 2023

8. Paul Gauguin – Why Are You Angry?

Gauguin's painting
© Alte Nationalgalerie

Through emblematic representations of daily life in French Polynesia, this exhibition questions the relationship that Gauguin once had with Tahiti, the island that inspired him from 1891 until his death. A valuable key to better understand state colonialism and eroticization.

Where? Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

When? March 25 – July 10, 2022

9. Alice Neel – Un regard engagé

Alice Neel's painting
© Artsper

Mark your calendar because in the fall of 2022, the Centre Pompidou will present a retrospective of Alice Neel’s work. She was a painter but also a feminist icon and activist and was one of the first to highlight the intersectionality of different systems of oppression. Her work is showcased through two axes: the class struggle and the gender struggle. It’s an event not to be missed.

Where? Centre Pompidou, Paris

When? October 5, 2022 – January 2, 2023

10. Trésors de la fondation des Treilles: Arp, Brauner, Ernst, Picasso, Takis…

Artwork from the exhibition
© Les Treilles

In the spring of 2022, the Fondation de l’Hermitage will exhibit a selection of the greatest masterpieces from the Fondation des Treilles, which houses the exceptional collection of a patron who was one in a million, Anne Gruner Schlumberger. An extraordinary exhibition where you will be able to admire a hundred works by great names, including Hans Arp, Jean Dubuffet, Pablo Picasso and many more…

Where?  Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne 

When? January 21 – May 29 2022

And there you have it, our overview of art events to mark in your calendar for 2022. At Artsper, we can’t wait to discover what the new year has in store for us… And to keep up to date with the latest news in the art world, don’t hesitate to consult this recent article on the top ten arty moments of 2021 in our magazine!

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