Have you ever been so excited to see an amazing museum exhibit, only to find out you already missed the dates for your city (i.e. The Rise of Sneaker Culture at the Brooklyn Museum)? Whether you’re the next Kehinde Wiley, or wondering what your new bae’s brain stance is on certain social issues, you’re eager to lay eyes on various exhibits at some point. So,we’ve compiled some current and upcoming exhibitions that are worth marking on your calendars.
1. NYC, Whitney Museum, Whitney Bicentennial, March 17th – June 11th, 2017.
Making 2017 their 78th year, The Whitney Bicentennial is the longest running program for up and coming contemporary artists to showcase their work. This year’s bicentennial saw a lot of focus on the racial and political tensions that has resurfaced in America and made controversial headlines (one artist’s painting of the open casket photo of Emmet Till did not sit well with many). This definitely makes it a must-see exhibition if you want time to reflect and discuss on certain issues we are currently facing as Americans.
2. NYC, Brooklyn Museum, Living Modern, March 3rd – July 23rd.
A part of their Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism initiative, explore the legendary painter and artist Georgia O’Keffe’s work. This exhibition focuses on her wardrobe and how it tells the story of the woman and artist that she was.
Upcoming Must See – Brooklyn Museum Symposium: We Wanted a Revolution
3. Washington D.C., Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Infinity Mirrors, February 23rd – May 14th.
Yayoi Kusama is the well regarded Japanese artist whose career spans 65 years. If you missed this exhibition while it was in NYC, here is your chance to partake it in again! Explore Kusama’s six Infinity Mirror Rooms, which yes includes the polka dot room that you can add your own art to. Then view some of her most recent series, My Eternal Soul, which has yet to be exhibited in the U.S.
The San Fran based artist duo Alex & Mushi created a “Portable Studio” and allowed the public to step in without being able to talk or touch each other. What first started out for Alex as an answer to being evicted from her San Francisco studio apartment by tech companies, turned into a traveling social experiment over the next two years in Berlin and Tokyo and is now on display at the Modernism Gallery. The Portable Studio was created as a means for human communication and connection without the use of social conditioning – a great exhibit to view when so much of the rhetoric around us is trying to divide people instead of bringing us together.
5. Berlin, BC Gallery, Act II, Volume IV: “Cascading Nebula”, February 25th – April 25th.
Enter the void in this cool alternate universe created by artist Curiot. The artist created this “universe” to accompany his alter ego, Xikatze. Very trippy.