Main Summer Exhibitions
From 4 June to 16 September, the Carre d’Ar Museum, Nimes, France
Wolfgang Tilmans – one of the main photographers of our time. War, refugees, homosexual love – uneasy themes in its lens become an art. In the French Nîmé, the exhibition “What’s New” is open all summer, which unites the work of Tilmans from 1987 to 2017: from the photo-documentation of insane German raves, from which he began his journey in the 80s, to meditative pictures of nature and a blank sheet of paper.
“Frida Kahlo: Creating Yourself”
From June 16 to November 4, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
After the death of Frida Kahlo in 1954, her husband, the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, locked all her belongings in the bathroom of their house La Casa Azul in Mexico City and bequeathed to open the vault only 15 years after his death. It happened, however, almost 30 years later – in 2004. Clothes and other treasures from the wardrobe of Kalo in the British Museum of Victoria and Albert will be shown for the first time. Traditional Mexican dresses, decorated with flowers hair hoops, corsets and handkerchiefs, painted and embroidered by the artist herself, a prosthesis decorated with a red lace and bell – clothing is an important part of the art of Frida Kahlo, who most often portrayed herself. In addition to the collection of personal belongings of the artist, the exhibition will show her several paintings, including “My Dresses” of 1933.
“Obsession”. Klimt, Schiele, Picasso
From July 3 to October 7, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
50 erotic paintings by Klimt, Schiele and Picasso – in the center of the exhibition “Obsession” in the Metropolitan Museum, all of whose characters, with rare exceptions, are naked. The works are provided by the Scofield Thayer Foundation – an American tycoon and publisher who acquired most of the paintings in Vienna, being in the 1920s a patient of Sigmund Freud.
From May 3 to August 19, “Lusianna”, the Danish Museum of Modern Art (Humlebek)
The opening of this summer may be an exhibition unknown to a wide audience of German artist Gabriela Munter in the museum “Louisiana” in 35 km from Copenhagen. Gabriela – first a student, and then a wife of Vasily Kandinsky, with whom she lived for more than ten years, and with him was in the cult art community “Blue Horseman.” Most of the exhibitions of Münther usually show her works in conjunction with Kandinsky’s paintings, but she is interesting first and foremost as an individual artist: Münther was a talented photographer (experiments with photography started in 1900), a graphic artist, a painter. Her legacy – more than 2000 works, which are difficult to attribute to one style: her painting is frank, straightforward, tender. In the “Louisiana” will show 130 works of Gabriela – from her children’s drawings to portraits and landscapes.