Must-See Art Guide: Round Up of Summer Shows in Europe

This week's guide includes Andy Warhol, Wifredo Lam, Kazimir Malevich, and more.

Steve Shapiro, Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, Los Angeles, California, 1966. Courtesy of the A. Gallery, Paris and the Centre Pompidou-Metz.
Tom Phillips, Untitled Nude (2015). Courtesy of Flowers.

Tom Phillips, Untitled Nude (2015). Courtesy of Flowers.

What better time to travel Europe than during the summer months? From the United Kingdom to Slovenia through Luxembourg, Europe abounds with treasures, from architectural buildings to delicious culinary specialties. This guide will provide you with the best exhibitions to see this summer on the old continent.

If you’re planning to swim in the Adriatic Sea, make sure to visit Ljubljana and the Galerija Fotografija. The Slovenian artist, Matjaž Tančič, winner of the World Photography Organization 3D Award in 2013, is exhibiting a series of more than 100 portraits of North Korean citizens. From there, Switzerland will delight you with its beautiful landscapes, and a show highlighting Wilfredo Lam and his influential stay in Italy at the Galerie Gmurzynska in St. Moritz. Further south, Grimaldi Forum in Monaco is bringing together 150 major artworks by Russian avant-garde artists in the exhibition “From Chagall to Malevich.”

You can’t come all the way here and skip France. As part of the 50th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s meeting with The Velvet Underground, the Centre Pompidou-Metz presents “Warhol Underground.” This exhibition highlights the influence of the New York music scene on the artist’s work before he became their producer. Visitors will be able to walk through a recreation of The Factory, where all the artists, musicians, and their friends hung out and experimented with art and music. Continue your trip to Luxembourg, established on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994, to explore the fortifications and the Nosbaum Reding gallery, where Jens Wolf is presenting his geometric abstract artworks.

If photography is your cup of tea, don’t hesitate to cross the Channel to discover Raymond Cauchetier’s “New Wave” in London. The exhibition at James Hyman Gallery is showcasing stills he took on French film sets like “Breathless” or “Jules and Jim.” Don’t leave the city without stopping by Flowers gallery, where British artists, such as John Bellany, Adam Dant, or Alison Watt, are exploring the human form over the past thirty years.

No matter how many cities you visit in Europe this summer, there will always be an exhibition to enjoy during your trip.

 

Exhibition: Expressionism. Turning Point in Art at Nationalgalerie in Berlin

When: May 22–September 20, 2015

Where: Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany

Max Pechstein, Seated Girl (Moritzburg) (1910). Courtesy of the Alte Nationalgalerie and the artist.

Max Pechstein, Seated Girl (Moritzburg) (1910). Courtesy of the Alte Nationalgalerie and the artist.

Exhibition: Manel Esclusa: Seleccion de fotografias de 1977 a 2014”

When: May 28–September 19, 2015

Where: Galeria Eude, Consell de Cent, Barcelona, Spain

Manel Esclusa. Courtesy of Galeria Eude.

Manel Esclusa. Courtesy of Galeria Eude.

Exhibition: Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave

When: June 17–August 15, 2015

Where: James Hyman Gallery, 16 Savile Row, London, United Kingdom

Raymond Cauchetier, À Bout de Souffle (Hôtel de Suède – Paris) (1959). Courtesy of James Hyman Gallery.

Raymond Cauchetier, À Bout de Souffle (Hôtel de Suède – Paris) (1959). Courtesy of James Hyman Gallery.

Exhibition: Emmanuel Bornstein: Im Kampf zwischen Dir und der Welt sekundiere der Welt

When: June 27–September 12, 2015

Where: Galerie Crone, Rudi-Dutschke-Straße, Berlin, Germany

Emmanuel Bornstein, Another Heavenly Day I (2014). Courtesy of Galerie Crone.

Emmanuel Bornstein, Another Heavenly Day I (2014). Courtesy of Galerie Crone.

Exhibition: The British Figure

When: July 9–August 29, 2015

Where: Flowers, 82 Kingsland Road, London, United Kingdom

Stephen Chambers, The Inner Wrist I (2001). Courtesy of Flowers.

Stephen Chambers, The Inner Wrist I (2001). Courtesy of Flowers.

Exhibition: Lam and Italy

When: July 10–August 30, 2015

Where: Galerie Gmurzynska, Via Serlas 22, St Moritz, Switzerland

Wifredo Lam, Untitled (Albisola Mare) (1959). Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska.

Wifredo Lam, Untitled (Albisola Mare) (1959). Courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska.

Exhibition: From Chagall to Malevich, the revolution of the avant-garde

When: July 12–September 6, 2015

Where: Grimaldi Forum, 10 av. Princesse Grace, Monaco, Monaco

Kazimir Malevich, The Sportsmen (1930–1931). Courtesy of State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg and Grimaldi Forum.

Kazimir Malevich, The Sportsmen (1930–1931). Courtesy of State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg and Grimaldi Forum.

Exhibition: There are too many walls but not enough bridges

When: July 26–August 16, 2015

Where: Kunst(Zeug)Haus Rapperswil, Schönbodenstrasse 1, Rapperswil, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland, in cooperation with AB Gallery, Arealstrasse 6, Lucerne, Switzerland

Nastaran Safaei, Flying (2014). Courtesy of AB Gallery and Kunst(Zeug)Haus.

Nastaran Safaei, Flying (2014). Courtesy of AB Gallery and Kunst(Zeug)Haus.

Exhibition: Photographing Monet’s Gardens: Five Contemporary Views

When: July 31–November 1, 2015

Where: Musée des Impressionnismes de Giverny, 99 rue Claude Monet, Giverny, France

Darren Almond, Fullmoon Impression (2011). Courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Jay Jopling, White Cube, London.

Darren Almond, Fullmoon Impression (2011). Courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, Jay Jopling, White Cube, London.

Exhibition: Warhol Underground

When: July 1–November 23, 2015

Where: Centre Pompidou-Metz, 1 Parvis des Droits de l’Homme, Metz, France

Steve Shapiro, Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, Los Angeles, California, 1966. Courtesy of the A. Gallery, Paris and the Centre Pompidou-Metz.

Steve Shapiro, Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground, Los Angeles, California, 1966. Courtesy of the A. Gallery, Paris and the Centre Pompidou-Metz.

Exhibition: “Matjaž Tančič: 3DPRK

When: July 2–August 22, 2015

Where: Galeria Fotografija, Levstikov trg 7, Lubljana, Slovenia

Matjaž Tančič, #24.Ri Gyong Sun, 45, maintaining Ancient History Section, Folk Park Pyongyang. Courtesy of Galerija Fotografija.

Matjaž Tančič, #24.Ri Gyong Sun, 45, maintaining Ancient History Section, Folk Park Pyongyang. Courtesy of Galerija Fotografija.

Exhibition: Mediated Images – Group Show

When: July 2–September 5, 2015

Where: Brand New Gallery, Via Farini 32, Milan, Italy

Matthew Brandt, Burnout (2015). Courtesy of Brand New Gallery.

Matthew Brandt, Burnout (2015). Courtesy of Brand New Gallery.

Exhibition: Jens Wolf

When: July 4–August 14, 2015

Where: Nosbaum Reding, 4 rue Wiltheim, Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg

Jens Wolf, ohne Titel, 15.03 (2015). Courtesy of Nosbaum Reding.

Jens Wolf, ohne Titel, 15.03 (2015). Courtesy of Nosbaum Reding.

Exhibition: Kenny Scharf: Cosmic donut occurrences

When: August 1–September 12, 2015

Where: Patricia Low Contemporary, Parkstrasse, Gstaad, Switzerland

Kenny Scharf, JELLO-ORBZ (2015). Courtesy of Patricia Low Contemporary.

Kenny Scharf, JELLO-ORBZ (2015). Courtesy of Patricia Low Contemporary.


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