Autumn is art and travel season, and we might as well combine the two. For this, we have gathered the top 5 exhibitions that will run this fall in Europe, and since they are all equally exquisite we suggest that you spare yourself the trouble of choosing and simply visit all five.
Egon Schiele and Jean Michel Basquiat
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris – October 3rd 2018 – January 14th 2019
Paris is always a good idea and this fall is no excuse. A double exhibition that (re)presents the two ends of the 20th century through two of its most defining and productive artists: Egon Schiele and Jean Michel Basquiat. Each artist is equally, but differently intense in their illustration of both life’s and tragedy’s omnipresence, and how ultimately, these are inseparable.
Tate Modern, London
Until 27 January 2019
An exhibition that underlines textile’s part in art history, through the works of German craftswoman Anni Albers. Tate says about Albers’ work that she “combined the ancient craft of hand-weaving with the language of modern art”, and so she did. The patterns are, unlike the technique, modern and convert, like the maker of them, very chic. Those who question whether textiles can be labeled as art, this one is for you. Due to the many layers the creations are rich in both in expression and form and like any good art they invite to interpretation.
Ryan Mrozowski, Viewing Room
Simon Lee Gallery, London
25 October – 24 November 2018
This summer’s linen trend has made it to the museums via New York based artist Ryan Mrozowski. Botanic motifs illustrated in acryllic on linen is the what the exhibition evolves around. Precision and boldness create an animated look which works perfectly as irony regarding the motifs and the materials used to create them. It is subtle, sharp and tricky because in its simplicity lies an almost unimaginable skill that is everything but. It will run until late November in this fall, so one has be quick to make it!
National Museum, Stockholm
The 140+-year-old museum has since 2009 been closed for the public because of an extensive renovation. The renovation has taking the museum back to its roots using the original plan drawings as the primary guideline for the visional expression. Almost each room has all four of its walls, including the loft, painted in one solid color that each enforces and highlights the ever-changing exposed works of art. The exposed objects seem brighter and more substantial in the colored setting, and to the observer the charged room is an exhibition in itself.
Emma Helle, Delusion by Pear
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
Until 25th November
Sprites, cherubs and other overlooked creatures of fairy-art-history have taken form in ceramic and been put in the spotlight by sculptor and Finn, Emma Helle. The creatures are rich in expression and romantic and feminine in their composition, unpretentious in size and form, and choice of motifs, so be aware: nostalgia is an almost inevitable side effect when visited.