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World Art

A summary of what is happening around the world of art - just click on our selected links to get a quick overview of some international art trends.

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The Tanks at the Tate Modern

Tate Modern opens the Tanks to the public on 18 July 2012. Converted by architects Herzog + de Meuron, the Tanks introduces live art into mainstream.

90 artists and collectives participating in ROUNDTABLE: The 9th Gwangju Biennale, 7 September to 11 November 2012

Six curators: Nancy Adajania/ Wassan Al-Khudhairi/ Mami Kataoka/ Sunjung Kim/ Carol Yinghua Lu/ Alia Swastika.
Six themes: Logging In and Out of Collectivity /Re-visiting History /Transient Encounters /Intimacy, Autonomy and Anonymity /Back to the Individual Experience /Impact of Mobility on Space and Time.

dOCUMENTA 13 @ Kassel, Germany

Organized in every five years since 1955 in Kassel, Germany, dOCUMENTA 13 will open to the public on 9 June 2012 and run for 100 days. Regarded as one of the key international exhibitions of contemporary art, the main direction of thought of the coming dOCUMENTA is Collapse and Recovery. Artistic Director Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

Louise Bourgeois: Passage dangereux @ Hamburger Kunsthalle

This year, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010) would have celebrated her 100th birthday. Hamburger Kunsthalle presents the exhibition "Passage Dangereux" to homage the artist. Curated by Brigitte Kölle, the exhibition includes her famous "Cells", "Passage Dangereux", "À l’infini" along with other installations, sculptures, tapestries, etchings and works made of fabric from the last 15 years in the life.

The Power of Doubt @Times Museum, Guangzhou


Ai Weiwei Absent Exhibition @ Taipei Fine Art Museum


Gerhard Richter: Panorama@ Tate Modern

Tate Modern’s comprehensive survey of the German artist Gerhard Richter. The exhibition highlights the full extent of five decades of the artist’ work from blurry Sixties paintings based on photographs to later abstract paintings.

John Cage - Every Day is a Good Day @ Hayward Gallery

The exhibition features works on paper spanning John Cage’s whole visual art career, including his extraordinary Ryoanji series, claimed by the art critic David Sylvester as “among the most beautiful prints and drawings made anywhere in the 1980s”.


How much of the world can we know? How to take the next step beyond these difficult circumstances? The fourth edition of the Yokohama Triennale approaches the present age of confusion and uncertainty as an attempt to rethink human existence and relationships. Artistic Director: MIKI Akiko.

The 54th Venice Biennale, June 4 to November 27

Venice Biennale is back and bigger than ever. Check out the work by American artist Christian Marclay (Golden Lion for the best artist) and the work by young British artist Haroon Mirza (Silver Lion for a promising young artist) at the ILLUMInations Exhibition curated by art historian and critic Bice Curiger. This year’s Venice is interesting with the national pavilions. Also not to be missed is the German pavilion by Christoph Schlingensief who has won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation.

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