Painting A Masterpiece
- When: 27 March-29 July
- Where: Paris, France
Some 80 years after its creation, the Musée national Picasso-Paris in France, in partnership with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía of Madrid, Spain, presents the story of Picasso’s La Guernica, one of the world’s most famous works of art. The astounding artwork, created after the bombing of the town Guernica during the Spanish civil war, was an anti-Franco masterpiece and has since become a symbol of anti-fascism. The painting itself will remain in its permanent location in Madrid, however, on display in Musée Picasso will be a vast collection of sketches and preparatory works as well as an in-depth historical insight into the events surrounding its conception.
- When: 7-27 May
- Where: National Art Gallery
Malaysian artist Ronnie Mohamad presents his most recent creations from the Pollution and Tug of War series. He also introduces his Gossip Series at his Solo Exhibition organized by the Malaysian National Art Gallery. Through a variety of human interactions he expresses tradition and modernity, energy and serenity combined. He also explores environmental issues impacting daily life. Dramatic effects are introduced in some of his paintings by the inclusion of sporadic colors within the immensity of his mono-chromatic charcoal creations. His signature fingerprints, which are present in a confident manner through the canvas, adorn the scene in an unassuming manner.
Art Of The Senses
- When: 20 April-27 May
- Where: Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, South Korea
Chilean artist Iván Navarro returns to Gallery Hyundai for a solo exhibition entitled ‘The Moon in The Water’, his second solo effort at the venue. Featuring works from the past decade, as well as a new series, Navarro invites visitors to enjoy a three-stage sensory experience of sound, sight and movement. His work is characterised by the use of neon lights, mirrors and a politically charged sub-text, and ‘The Moon in The Water’ exhibition sees no exception with pieces entitled Bomb, Bomb, Bomb and Revolution IV.
- When: 5-8 April
- Where: Grand Palais, Paris, France
Truly get to grips with the French art scene at this year’s edition of Art Paris. Since 1999, the fair has grown to become a high international event, with more than 140 participating galleries presenting pieces from over 900 individual artists. To celebrate the fair’s 20th birthday, Art Paris’ exhibit curator and renowned art critic François Piron will select 20 French artists and provide an in-depth analysis of their work. This will shed light on artists from the 1960s to the present day and help visitors gain a deeper understanding of their approach to art.
- When: 28 April-13 May
- Where: At various locations across Margaret River Region, Australia.
Some 130 local artists across the Margaret River Region will open their studio doors to the public this month, allowing visitors to meet with them face-to-face in their working environment. Jim Davies, the chairman of Margaret River Open Studios says: “(The) programme for this year is packed with a wealth of diverse artistic talent, allowing visitors to pick out their favourite artists, mediums, styles, days or locations to create a personal DIY experience.” From jewellery designers to landscape painters and glass blowers, there is a chance to be inspired by all these creatives this spring.