Diaries at the ready, these are the European art exhibitions to get excited about in the coming year.
Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican, London
Next autumn sees the first ever major retrospective of one of ‘80s most influential artists, Jean Michel Basquiat. A post-punk poet and painter, Basquiat was a key figure of the New York underground scene who was catapulted to fame for his neo-expressionist style and politically and socially charged work. Don’t miss this exhibition of 100 plus pieces that will explore his short but varied career covering painting, drawing, film and photography.
21 September 2017 – 28 January 2018
David Hockney at Pompidou Center, Paris
Following Hockney’s 80th birthday celebrations at the Tate in London, the party continues in Paris with another chance to see the British artist’s work over six decades. From Los Angeles swimming pools to Yorkshire landscapes, see how Hockney’s work has evolved from painting, drawing and print through to photography and video.
June 21 until October 23 2017
Rodin - Genius at Work The Grolinger Museum, Netherlands
To mark the centenary of his death, French sculptor Rodin is being celebrated with a large-scale exhibition in the Netherlands. A rare opportunity to see some of Rodin’s most famous works (including The Thinker and Balzac), as well as never-before-exhibited marble figures, ceramics, and photographs that illustrate his creative genius across multiple fields.
19th November to 30th April 2017
Jeanne Mammen at the Berlinishce Galerie Museum of Modern Art, Berlin
Be transported to the glittering 1920s via the beautiful work of Jeanne Mammen. The German artist specialised in chronicling urban life and the contrasting social classes in Berlin during the Nazi years, and this exhibition shows 120 of her finest. Reflecting her famously irreverent style that flitted from expressionism to cubism, the varied selection of watercolours and drawings will inspire and amaze.
6th October 2017 to 15th January 2018