Scouting for shoot locations? Have a new Lomo camera and are itching to take it out? Or simply at your wit’s end for events to fill your calendar? You’ve hit gold! Here is a shortlist of exhibits to watch out for in the coming months.
There is never a shortage of human creativity. Also, venues to showcase this creativity. Art exhibitions are being organized left and right, with a surplus that might overwhelm the average art fanatic. But weed through the vast art garden no more for below is a top 10 list of exhibitions you must not miss.
1. Michael Craig-Martin: New Painting and Sculpture
(New Art Centre, Wiltshire, until Sep 4)
“Drawn sculptures” are installed outdoors, on a lush green carpet of grass. Needless to say, this set up is perfect for taking natural light photographs. And of interesting subjects, too.
2. Venice Biennale
(Venice, Jun 4 to Nov 27)
Now on its 54th year, the international art exhibition continues its foray beyond the visual arts, including cinema, music and dance. It is also this year that Britain’s sinister installation artist Mike Nelson takes part in the biennial event.
3. RA Summer Show
(Royal Academy of Arts, London, Jun 7 to Aug 15)
This show breaks away from the minimalist trend by packing select galleries to the hilt, salon hang style – an ideal setting for Lomographers as it pays homage to past traditions.
4. The Vorticists
(Tate Britain, London, Jun 14 to Sep 4)
It reinterprets the short-lived radical art movement through machine-age forms and primal patterns. Jacob Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska and Wyndham Lewis would’ve been proud.
5. Toulouse-Lautrec and Jane Avril
(Courtauld Gallery, London, Jun 16 to Sep 18)
Revisiting the great work of the diminutive, Mouline Rouge-commissioned artist, the exhibit centers on a specific piece owned by the gallery, featuring his dancer muse Jane Avril.
See the rest of the top 10 exhibitions of 2011.