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IMPORTANT EXHIBITIONS IN SIX CITIES AROUND THE WORLD
SYDNEY: Matisse: Life & Spirit
On until 13 March 2022
Filled with colour and joyful energy Matisse: Life and Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris is a must-see exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. It is the finest collection of Henri Matisse’s masterpieces ever to be seen in Sydney. Click here to read more on the exhibition.
CANBERRA: JEFFREY SMART
On until 15 May 2022
Marking 100 years since the birth of Jeffrey Smart the National Gallery of Australia has curated an important retrospective to celebrate and commemorate the artist. Curated by Deborah Hart, the exhibition presents fresh perspectives on Jeffrey Smart’s artistic contribution. Click here to visit the National Gallery of Australia’s website.
PARIS: Yves Saint Laurent
Commencing 29 January 2022
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Yves Saint Laurent’s first fashion show, a monumental exhibition will take place across six Parisian museums: The Pompidou Center, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Louvre Museum, the Orsay Museum, the National Museum Picasso-Paris and the Yves Saint Laurent Paris Museum. Deeply rooted in his time, the exhibition traces the creative and unique journey of Yves Saint Laurent while celebrating the arts of the world. Click here to read more.
New York: Surrealism Beyond Borders
On until 30 January 2022
Surrealism Beyond Borders is a comprehensive survey exploring the revolutionary movement with a Western European focus. Featured at The Met, the exhibition offers a fresh look at how ideas of Surrealism were exchanged, adopted and developed by artists in Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, North Africa, Australia and Latin America. Click here to view the exhibition in detail.
LONDON: Life Between Islands
On until 3 April 2022
Tate Britain presents Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now, a captivating exhibition exploring 70 years of British-Caribbean art. Through a range of media, from painting to documentary photography, fashion, film and sculpture, the exhibition draws upon the different influences between the two cultures and how they have forged new communities and identities in post-war Britain. Click here to view the exhibition in detail.
MAYFAIR, LONDON: Lost Photographs of the Beatles
On until 16 January 2022
Developed from original negatives, incredibly rare and never seen before photographs of the Beatles have emerged and are on view in Mayfair’s Shapero Modern. Photographed by Lord Christopher Thynne (1934 – 2017) on the set of the band’s first film, ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ these negatives remained undeveloped for fifty-seven years. One not to miss for pop culture and photography lovers. Click here to read more on the exhibition.
In addition to Lost Photographs of the Beatles, Richard Fidler and Sarah Kanowski conduct a fascinating interview with Joanne Petersen in ‘The Beatles, Brian Epstein and me.’ Having had a chance encounter with George Harrison and Ringo Starr at a nightclub in the sixties, Joanne Peterson went on to become a close associate to the Fab Four and The Bee Gees. Click here to listen to her story.
BERLIN: Paul Gauguin – Why Are You Angry?
Commencing 25 March 2022
The exhibition, Paul Gauguin – Why Are You Angry? commences in March this year at Berlin’s Alte Nationalgalerie. The show features works by Gauguin that were created in Tahiti between 1891 and 1901. Having left his wife and children in Paris, Gauguin carried out his remaining years in Tahiti embarking on a spiritual and artistic journey which was shaped by Western, colonial ideas of exoticism and eroticism. The artist’s work is viewed from various angles and is contrasted with the perspectives of contemporary artists. Click here to read more.