I am excited about 2015. As well as the usual hopes and promises a new year brings.
For me there are personal and business events happening in 2015 to get excited about, as well as a fantastic roster of art exhibitions!!
I’m so excited that for once there are exhibitions of my favorite artists and photographers! For now I have chosen 3 exhibitions to wet your arty whistle!
2015 begins with an exhibition by Marlene Dumas. Her work is strange and beautiful, modern and classic. I first encountered it in New York at the MoMa museum. I had paid the main museum entry fee and made my way around the museum eventually making my way to the very top floor. Here on the top floor of the MoMa I gazed at the special exhibition of Marlene Dumas wonderful work, a refreshing sight.
I had to have the book of this top floor bonus exhibit! This is the book Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave
So in 2015 I have to see the new exhibition at Tate Modern!
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, Tate Modern, 5th February – 10th May 2015
From the 24th June – 25th October 2015 at the Tate Britain there is the first major exhibition in London for almost 50 years of the work by Barbara Hepworth. According to the Tate Britain website her ‘prominence’ is ‘often overlooked’ ‘in the international art world’. I find that to be crazy! I love Hepworth’s work, especially her sculptures. Her work had a massive impact on the world and she had huge success during the 1930s and then again in the 50s and 60s.
If you are ever in Cornwall, go to St Ives as her lovely home, garden and art studio is well worth a visit. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and this book, The Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, is on my wish list because the sculpture garden was my favorite part.
To see her work and learn more about Barbara Hepworth head to this major retrospective in London next summer.
Babara Hepworth Tate Britain 24th June – 25th October 2015
Finally, in 2015 the Tate Modern has an exhibition of Alexander Calder’s work. The grace and elegant balance that Alexander Calder plays with in his work is beautiful to see. In my eyes his work is so contemporary, it would easily fit into any modern minimalist home.
Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture, Tate Modern 11th November 2015 – 3rd April 2016
Get ahead of the crowd with this book Calder (Album Series) which receives great reviews on amazon.