Get your art groove on at these latest shows and exhibitions.
Friends Till The End
The works of two great friends, activists and artists, the late Keith Haring and Jean-Michael Basquiat, are showcased side-by-side in a monumental exhibition gathered by the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines collects some 300 pieces of art from the pair, including one of the most expensive U.S. paintings ever sold, Basquiat’s Untitled (1982), which brought in USD110.5 million (RM462.7 million) in 2017.
The artwork is so arresting it was afforded its own solo exhibition in 2018, and you can see it, along with hundreds of other significant pieces, in the NGV from 1 December. The two artists both enjoyed short careers, but their impact on society and the art world was extremely significant and still resonates today. They both used symbols, signs and language to convey political messages through their artwork, tackling issues such as racism, capitalism, social injustice and the AIDS crisis. Both artists died within two years of each other, with Basquiat passing in 1988 and Haring in 1990, but their legacies live on and they are considered the most influential American artists of the 1980s.
- When: 1 Dec – 10 Apr
- Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
Tokyo’s National Art Center plays host to a dazzling display of Cartier treasures, with the exhibition Cartier, Crystallization of Time this month. This is your last chance to gaze upon some 300 Cartier creations, all made during the last 50 years. Over half of the display has been loaned from private collections, giving an enviable insight into how the other half lives. The pieces are displayed under three categories: ‘Material Transformations and Colour’, ‘Forms and Design’ and ‘Universal Curiosity’, which helps to show how the creative output of the brand has evolved and flourished over time.
- When: Until 16 Dec
- Where: The National Art Center, 7 Chome-22-2 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-8558, Japan
The prestigious FOAM Museum in Amsterdam, which is dedicated to the medium of photography, launches an intriguing exhibition that asks what fashion means to the individual and how we use it to communicate our personal values. Adorned – The Fashionable Show comprises a collection of imagery from a selection of emerging photographers who all work primarily in fashion photography. Through their eyes, the subject of fashion and ultimately personal expression, within which issues surrounding social inclusion, diversity and politics are intertwined, are thoroughly explored. Some of the contributing photographers have already been discovered and are hugely successful on the fashion circuit, while others are rising stars of the scene. This is a cutting-edge show that’s a must-see for anyone interested in fashion, style and the ways self-expression can be celebrated through the lens.
- When: 13 Dec – 11 Mar
- Where: FOAM Museum, Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, Netherlands