Must-See Art Guide: Round Up of Summer Shows in Europe
This week's guide includes Andy Warhol, Wifredo Lam, Kazimir Malevich, and more.
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.
When: May 22–September 20, 2015
Where: Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
When: May 28–September 19, 2015
Where: Galeria Eude, Consell de Cent, Barcelona, Spain
Exhibition: “Raymond Cauchetier’s New Wave”
When: June 17–August 15, 2015
Where: James Hyman Gallery, 16 Savile Row, London, United Kingdom
When: June 27–September 12, 2015
Where: Galerie Crone, Rudi-Dutschke-Straße, Berlin, Germany
Exhibition: “The British Figure”
When: July 9–August 29, 2015
Where: Flowers, 82 Kingsland Road, London, United Kingdom
Exhibition: “Lam and Italy”
When: July 10–August 30, 2015
Where: Galerie Gmurzynska, Via Serlas 22, St Moritz, Switzerland
When: July 12–September 6, 2015
Where: Grimaldi Forum, 10 av. Princesse Grace, Monaco, Monaco
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
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
Exhibition: “Warhol Underground”
When: July 1–November 23, 2015
Where: Centre Pompidou-Metz, 1 Parvis des Droits de l’Homme, Metz, France
Exhibition: “Matjaž Tančič: 3DPRK”
When: July 2–August 22, 2015
Where: Galeria Fotografija, Levstikov trg 7, Lubljana, Slovenia
Exhibition: “Mediated Images – Group Show”
When: July 2–September 5, 2015
Where: Brand New Gallery, Via Farini 32, Milan, Italy
Exhibition: “Jens Wolf”
When: July 4–August 14, 2015
Where: Nosbaum Reding, 4 rue Wiltheim, Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg
Exhibition: “Kenny Scharf: Cosmic donut occurrences”
When: August 1–September 12, 2015
Where: Patricia Low Contemporary, Parkstrasse, Gstaad, Switzerland
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