Becoming Andy Warhol
Through 10 October
Becoming Andy Warhol, the most comprehensive retrospective of the iconic artist’s work to be displayed in China, is entering its final weeks. On display are close to 400 exhibits from the collection of The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, with some of the artist’s greatest hits featuring alongside lesser-known pieces including his films and photographs, some of which have never been shown outside of The Warhol. Patrick Moore, director of The Warhol, says that the exhibition shows “Warhol as a photographer – not just to make source material for his paintings, but having a standalone photography practice.”
Famed for his Pop Art paintings and silkscreen prints, Andy Warhol worked with a wide range of media, including print publications, music and commercial television for MTV – an aspect of his practice that cemented his relevance today. “The multiplicity of Warhol’s platforms and interests really fits well with a younger audience,” says Moore.
Warhol’s light-hearted and commercially successful multimedia works are shown alongside others that convey his fixation with death, a potential side effect of his strict Catholic upbringing and the childhood illnesses he endured, and the poverty he lived through growing up as part of an immigrant family in 1930s America. Moore says that Warhol’s “ability to mix three things together – huge mass-market appeal, a seemingly light touch and an undercurrent of darkness – have always been magic to me.”
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Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Charlotte Prodger: Blanks and Preforms
Through 4 November
This is the first comprehensive museum show dedicated to the Turner Prize-winning artist. Primarily using video and film as a medium, Prodger also integrates sound, sculpture and installation in works such as Orange Film to explore the impact of nature and society on the human body and self-image.
To learn more about the Charlotte Prodger: Blacks and Preforms exhibition, click here.
San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art (SFMOMA), California
Through 17 January
More than 80 works will feature in this comprehensive retrospective of the American abstract painter’s work, organised in collaboration with the Baltimore Museum of Art. Touching on themes such as nature, music, gender and social status, the show will reveal an artist who “contended with and remade the possibilities of abstraction, personal expression and landscape,” says co-curator Sarah Roberts.
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Captivate! Fashion Photography from the ’90s
Through 9 January
Renowned supermodel Claudia Schiffer has curated a varied collection of 120 images relating to the world of fashion in the 1990s, including magazine prints, billboard photography, polaroids and unseen material from fashion shows and afterparties. Photos by Ellen von Unwerth, Juergen Teller and Karl Lagerfeld will be among the exhibits.
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Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Suzanne Valadon: Model, Painter, Rebel
26 September 2021–9 January
Approximately 55 paintings, drawings and prints by the groundbreaking French artist will be displayed in the first exhibition of her work in a major US arts institution. It will tackle the difference in notoriety between Valadon and her male peers, and celebrate her trailblazing portraits that defied social norms.
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Palazzo Strozzi, Italy
Jeff Koons: Shine
2 October–30 January
This exhibition, organised in close collaboration with Koons, will bring together a host of international loans collectively exploring the reflective nature of the artist’s sculptures and how that interacts with perceptions of self and reality.
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Mori Museum of Art, Tokyo
21 October–30 January 2022
Over the past 16 years, artist collective Chim↑Pom have used their activist projects to address issues ranging from Japan’s nuclear legacy and the state of border control between the US and Mexico. This show traces their history through key works: from their earliest outings to new pieces specially commissioned for the Mori.
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The Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates
Hrair Sarkissian: The Other Side of Silence
30 October–30 January 2022
The first mid-career survey of the Syrian-born artist’s work will explore how images are used to convey the multiple narratives involved in conflict. Photographs, sculptures, installations, sound works and more spanning the artist’s career will be accompanied by two fresh commissions: Last Seen, 2021, and Little Apple (working title), 2021/2022.
To learn more about the Hrair Sarkissian: The Other Side of Silence exhibition, click here.
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York
Gillian Wearing: Wearing Masks
5 November–4 April
More than 100 pieces, including Wearing’s photographs, videos, paintings and sculptures, will analyse the disparity between the authentic self and the fabricated identity that is presented to a world shaped by the media.
To learn more about the Gillian Wearing: Wearing Masks exhibition, click here.
MoMA, New York
Joseph E. Yoakum: What I Saw
28 November–19 March
The first major museum exhibition of Yoakum’s work in 25 years will include over 100 of his vivid interpretative drawings depicting semi-abstract and otherworldly landscapes, which he began aged 71. These works were inspired by locations and experiences both real and imagined and were influenced by his Christian faith.
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