Many art lovers will agree that 2020 was an unusual year for art exhibitions and galleries with many long-awaited events having to be cancelled due to the global Coronavirus pandemic.
Although the efforts made by our favourite museums and galleries across the globe were very much appreciated by those that wanted to pursue their interest in art from the safety of their living rooms, nothing quite beats walking into a brand new exhibition from a favourite artist or to perhaps discover a new talent.
With travel restrictions beginning to ease, we’ve compiled some of the best events and exhibitions due to take place a little later in 2021. Take a look at some of these exciting plans to showcase the work of famous and upcoming new artists, both here in the UK and a little further afield:
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Opening date TBC – 30th August 2021
A huge exhibition spanning an incredible 5,000 years of history through 350 pieces of art and objects, the Victoria and Albert Museum is set to play host to this immersive event later this summer. It will split the collection into ten interactive spaces designed to transport visitors back through time.
With the first section beginning in 3200BC, the exhibition moves on to explore the ancient Persian Empire, Sassanid rule and Zoroastrianism including the establishment of Islam and the royal Qajar dynasty before finally showcasing modern and contemporary art by leading artists from Iran.
Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction
Tate Modern, London
15th July – 17th October 2021
In an exhibition taking place between London, Berlin and New York, lovers of abstract art can catch the Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction exhibition at the Tate Modern this summer through autumn.
Well known for her geometric abstractions, this large exhibition comprises of 400 pieces beginning with early architectural and interior design commissions, before ending with the many abstract line drawings completed shortly before the artist’s accidental and untimely death in 1943.
Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris
10th September – 24th January 2022
If a quick hop on a plane or ferry takes your fancy, then the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris will proudly host an exhibition on world-famous Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli later this year.
Including masterpieces on loan from galleries around the world, this exhibition is an excellent way to get better acquainted with his paintings and also get up close to an extensive collection of embroideries, marquetry, prints and illuminations as well as works created in the studio by his team of assistants.
*** Featured artwork: Time can not be bought (London) by Aleksandr Kolesnychenko