As we enter this bright new year, we look forward to not only creating some great exhibitions for trade shows but also attending some art exhibitions, and if you’re an art enthusiast, this year you won’t be disappointed with what’s in the pipeline. But why visit an art exhibition? Well they can be a great source of inspiration no matter what industry you’re in or simply a way to keep yourself busy on the weekends.
It all begins in February with…
David Hockney at Tate Britain
February 9th – May 29th
After a stunning his stunning exhibition of landscapes at the Royal Academy and the unique portraits last year. This year David Hockney goes to Tate Britain for one of the greatest retrospective exhibitions Tate Britain has ever planned for a living artists.
Richard Mosse at Barbican, Curve Gallery
February 15th – April 23rd
Mosse first made his name at the Venice Biennale in 2013, since then he’s taken the art world by storm. His brilliant pink hued film Enclave captured the hearts and minds of many and now he’s bringing that experience back to one of our favourite art spaces; the Curve at Barbican.
Eduardo Paolozzi at Whitechapel Gallery
February 16th – May 14th
Palozzi has London in the palm of his hands, from the mosaics at Tottenham Court Road to the Newton sculpture outside the British Library and the prone head outside Design Museum – one thing is certain he’s left his mark all over the capital. However, now you’ll be able to enjoy over 250 pieces spanning over five decades under one roof.
Michelangelo & Sebastiano at The National Gallery
March 15th – June 25th
What do you get when you combine one of the Renaissance’s true greats with another Old Master? A sensational exhibition where you’ll be able to explore the relationship between these two great artists, how they worked together and how it helped both artists develop their own styles.
Grayson Perry at Serpentine Gallery
June 8th – September 10th
One of the most astute commentators on contemporary society and culture, a ceramic artist turned author and now TV presenter – Perry has become a household name. So this will be his opportunity to remind us that he is still an artist first and foremost.
So there you have it, the top five exhibitions you cannot miss this year. Yes, at Hytner we love building and designing trade show exhibitions, but art exhibitions can be a great source of inspiration. There’s nothing quite like a good art exhibition to tingle our creative juices and help us stay on top of our game.