I Lobo You presents to you 6 art exhibitions that during 2021’s winter will keep your inspiration fueled and yourself occupied dived into the modern art world. From New York to Paris, these contemporary design celebrations feature both moments of beauty and feats of engineering.
Luxes I Musée des Art Décoratifs, Paris
The evolution of luxury design astounds as the subject of a new presentation curated by museum director Olivier Gabet. Germinating from a broader survey originally hosted by the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Paris show features more than 100 objects spanning nearly 6,000 years. An opulent Tiffany & Co. diamond bracelet displayed in a vitrine designed by Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns and some exceptional examples of Jean-Michel Frank’s use of straw marquetry is among the treasures gathered. One of the art exhibitions that you will not want to miss.
Through May 2, 2021
Turner’s Modern World at the Tate Britain, London
One of Britain’s greatest landscape painters, J.M.W. Turner lived through the peak of the Industrial Revolution, bearing witness to the arrival of the locomotive, political and social reform, and the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. This landmark contemporary art exhibition showcases 160 works, including an important loan from London’s National Gallery, to explore how he masterfully captured the changing times.
Through March 7, 2021
Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950–2020 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit
Detroit has long been synonymous with the automobile industry, but a fascinating new exhibit elevates its most inspired innovations to art form status. Futuristic concept designs, roaring muscle cars, and sleek racers are lavishly presented, while original drawings and photographs shed light on the creative process. Aficionados won’t want to miss the 1951 General Motors Le Sabre, which introduced elements culled from aeronautics.
Through June 27, 2021
Mario Merz at the Dia Beacon, New York
The Milan-born modern artist Mario Merz was a central figure in Arte Povera, the avant-garde movement that emerged in Italy in the late 1960s. This major retrospective explores some of Merz’s key motifs, including his distinctive use of neon, the Fibonacci sequence, and recycled organic and industrial materials. A particular standout is Tavola Spirale (1982), a spiraling glass-and-aluminum table topped with an abundance of fruit and vegetables. Are you enjoying these art exhibitions?
Grieving and Grief at the New Museum, New York
The brainchild of the esteemed late curator Okwui Enwezor (along with support from Naomi Beckwith, Massimiliano Gioni, Glenn Ligon, and Mark Nash), this exhibition brings together the work of thirty-seven artists who address themes of mourning, commemoration, and loss in response to racial violence against the Black community in America.
February 17–June 6
Ed Ruscha: OKLA at the Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City
At the age 83, celebrated American painter Ed Ruscha is now returning to his hometown of Oklahoma City with a series of works that range from the early 1960s to 2019 at Oklahoma Contemporary.
February 18 — July 5, 2021