The leading art shows of 2014: USA
New York, Los Angeles and Chicago
In the U.S some of the largest exhibitions will be held this year, including work from Jeff Koons, Paul Gauguin, Van Gogh, Kadinsky and Couturier Charles James. Join us as we present the best to come in 2014...
Paul Gauguin. Mujeres de Tahiti (1891)
New York | MoMA
The New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) begins their new season with a exhibition about American architect and innovator Frank Lloyd Wright. The show 'Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal', exhibits his drawings, films and large-scale architectural models, whilst he lived in New York during the 1920's and 30's.
Other exhibitions which will be opening this year at MoMA, 'Gauguin: Metamorphoses' (March 8 - June 8). The exhibit displays Gauguin's rare prints, transfer drawings and his more well known works of painting and sculpture. Giving his audience a more in depth look at his career. 'Sigmar Polke: Alibis' (April 9- August 3) and 'Christopher Williams: The Production of Happiness' (August 2 - November 2) will also be showing towards the end of this year.
Evening dresses by Charles James, (1946)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Charles James: 'Beyond Fashion'
(May 8 - August 10 2014)
The newly renovated Costume Institute has chosen the creativity of Charles James - the first and most famous American fashion designer to lead the way for there inaugural exhibition. James started his career as a millinery designer in the late 20's, by 1947 he had already showed a couture collection in Paris. From the 1930s-1950s he gained a renowned following from Millicent Rogers, Austine Hearst and Dominique de Menil. The exhibition explores Charles James's career, design process and how he still inspires designers of today.
Jeff Koons,Moon (Light Pink), (1995-2000)
The Whitney Museum of American Art (The Whitney) | Jeff Koons
(June 27 - October 19 2014)
In June of 2014 the Whitney Museum of American Art will host the largest exhibition of works by Jeff Koons. For the first time in the museums history, Koons will take all five floors - displaying 120 works. It is said that after the New York exhibition, it will move to the Centre Pompidou in Paris (from 26 November to 27 April). The curator of the exhibition is American, Scott Rothkopf, program director for Whitney Museum of American Art, for decades he has studied Jeff Koons art.
Brooklyn Museum | Ai Weiwei: 'According to What?'
(April 18 - August 10 2014)
The Brooklyn Museum is preparing to host dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, exposing his traumatic experience in jail. This spring the exhibit will show six works of fiberglass that depict different scenes from Weiwei's 81 days of imprisonment.
The dioramas were first shown at the Venice Biennale, in an Italian church. Enclosed in iron boxes the 6 pieces, depict different scenes, from the artist asleep in his jail cell, eating and being interrogated by guards.
Rene Magritte. Pierced time, (1938)
Chicago | Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Insitute of Chicago will host a retrospective on Christopher Wool (February 23 - May 11), Rene Magritte: 'Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary', (1926-1938), and 'The Czech Avant-Garde Book' featuring many artists and designers from the 1920's onwards; Ladislav Sutnar, Toyen, Jindřich Štyrský, Karel Teige and more.
Vincent Van Gogh. Willows at Sunset, (1888)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Reclining nude before a mirror, (1909-1910)
Los Angeles County Musuem of Art (LACMA) | 'Expressionism in Germany and France: from Van Gogh to Kandinsky'
(June 8 - September 14 2014)
This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles demonstrates the cultural ties between the French and German artists from Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Gauguin, Signac, Matisse, Kandinsky and Krirhnera. A selection of paintings in the style of Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and Cubism are displayed covering the decade in art before the First World War.