Time is flying and (thankfully) 2016 is with one foot out the door. Same goes for the most inspiring exhibitions out there. Here’s which ones you need to catch before we turn a new page in the yearbook!
To say that 2016 was a turbulent year for the arts, would be an understatement. Talents we lost broke our hearts, but the new talents we gained, warmed them up. This shake-up forced the art scene to push forward, and this year’s progressive exhibitions will soon leave us with a hopeful sensation of absolute progression. So while we await what 2017 will bring, let’s make sure we’ve soaked up every bit of ’16’s finest art!
Get set, get inspired from the world’s most interesting art exhibitions combining virtual reality, multimedia installations, and more.
New York, Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest
When the artist herself, describes her work as “a glorification of the wonder of evolution” you know that this exhibition is simply unmissable. Also, to some, the fact that Pipilotti Rist was the inspiration behind Beyonce’s car-smashing in Lemonade, maybe adds brownie points. The New Museum is hosting the first NY survey of the artist who has been pioneering video art and multimedia installations for over 30 years.
The eternal city, Rome, is hosting Shahzia Sikander’s digital work that touches upon geopolitical changes, immigration, and cultural ostracism. Having the exploration of human identity as the end goal, an assortment of media and idioms, along with a layout created specifically for this exhibition at the Maxxi Museum, await all the curious minds to be further expanded.
Architecture, design, and art lovers were not ready for the day that Zaha Hadid set off to a higher state of existence. Luckily, her work will be one of the strongest reference points of artistic excellence for generations to come, starting with Zaha Hadid: Virtual Reality Experiences at Serpentine Galleries. This installation consists of an exploration of virtual reality experiences developed with Zaha Hadid Architects in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. It serves the audience with a substantial glimpse of Hadid’s take on the futuristic landscape of the arts.
Paris, Décalage Immédiat
This one is for the Insta-mavens: Galerie Sakura is having an artistic roundtable with the most absurd artists out there, and -lo and behold! Your eye has definitely caught many of them on ‘gram, as they’ve been trending like crazy. Laurent Rosset, Vanessa Mckeown, Carl Warner and Carl Warner, ensure a wickedly fun time at the gallery that rightfully holds the title of “the mad-hatter” of its kind.