If you sometimes want to travel for culture’s desire, then 2015 definitely has some interesting options that will take you around Europe.
Whether it’s a few hours, a weekend or a full trip that you have to dedicate to art, this list holds some of the most attractive exhibitons of 2015.
Vincent Van Gogh – 125 Years of Inspiration
The exhibition starts at the Munch Museum from May 7th to September 6th then moves to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam from September 25th to January 17th, 2016.
125 years after the Dutch painter’s death, the European Foundation organizes a set of events and exhibitions in different cities in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and England, all places that marked the life and work of the artist.
Milan will host the exhibition entitled “Van Gogh – The man and the earth” until March 8th, followed by the exhibition at BAM in Mons, scheduled from January 25th to May 17th, which is dedicated to the two years the artist lived in Belgium.
The Amsterdam and Oslo exhibitions make a comparison between Van Gogh and Edvard Munch, both Expressionism precursors.
London, Royal Academy of Arts – Rubens and his legacy
When: January 24 to April 10
London will host more than 160 works dedicated to the master Rubens and the influence he played in the history of art and on artists such as Turner, Delacroix, Manet, Picasso, Klimt, and Cezanne.
Vienna, Belvedere – Sleepless. Beds in History and Contemporary Art
When: January 30 to June 7
This exhibit is comprised of a set of installations, videos, photos, paintings and sculptures by old and contemporary artists where the protagonist is the bed. It has been a place of protests, love, illness, birth etc. eg: the famous John Lennon and Yoko Ono bed photo.
Basilea, Fondation Bayeler – Paul Gauguin
When: February 8 to June 28
This exihibiton is dedicated to the famous globetrotter artist who inspired our platform’s name at Goguin.com -Six years of work has brought together more than 50 works from the most important museums of the world, including masterpieces such as the Tahitian Women on the beach and the Vision after the sermon. Head to Basel if you want to see the works of the artist frequent mover and traveler par excellence all in one place.
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum – Late Rembrandt
When: February 12 to May 17
Originality and technique are characteristics of this exhibition dedicated to the last great Rembrandt period.
After London the exhibition arrives in Amsterdam with great works such as Jacob blessing the sons and The Jewish bride.
London, Victoria and Albert Museum – Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
When: March 14 to July 19
After the New York exhibition’s success, dedicated to the innovative British designer Mc Queen, it will move to London where the exhibition will also include a “chamber of wonders” as a tribute to the designer’s passion for historical costumes.
Paris, Grand Palais – Velázquez
When: March 25 to July 13
Manet described himself as the “painter of painters”, and his works will be on show in Paris on loan from the Prado Museum, the National Gallery of London and the Doria Pamphili Gallery in Rome.
Milan, Triennale – Arts & Foods
When: April 9 to November 1
Made up of almost a thousand creations of artworks, furniture, objects and environments that recreate the sights of food, shockingly they are all held in a 7000 square feet space between the building and the garden of the Milan Triennale.
London, Royal Academy of Arts – Ai Weiwei
When: September 19 to December 13
The Chinese artist, who is the symbol of intellectual freedom due to his opposition to the government in Beijing (which imprisoned him in 2011 and still forbids him to leave the country) via his works, sculptures, videos and the famous photos. You can admire his mixture of art and life including his view on socio-political criticism and his deep respect for the Chinese culture.
Be sure to check out the other European exhibitons of 2015 as well. Find the full list at the link below:
Thi entry is also available in: Italian