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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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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.

Art in the Streets @ Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

是次展覽追溯由1970年代至今在紐約、巴黎、倫敦、洛杉磯、三藩市及聖保羅等地的街頭藝術和塗鴉歷史,涵蓋Banksy、Shepard Fairey、Fab 5 Freddy、Os Gemeos、JR、Keith Haring和Jean-Michel Basquiat等50多位塗鴉大師的作品。誰怕街頭藝術?

Olaf Nicolai; Escalier du Chant

Olaf Nicolai’s most recent sound installation "Escalier du Chant" made specially for the central staircase in the Pinakothek der Moderne. Nicolai has invited twelve international composers to write songs about political events throughout 2011 including Rolf Riehm's "Heulende Wölfe" ("Howling Wolves") which deals with the media coverage of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima. With an allusion to Marcel Duchamp’s work “Nude Descending a Staircase”, the artist will transform the staircase into a stage on which visitors become actors.

German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse

The exhibition traces from Kirchner to Beckmann, from the artist group Die Brücke (means “bridge” in German, representing the group’s intentaion of linking the art of the past with that of the future) in 1905, through the war time of the 1910s, and into 1930s. Through the art of prints, the artists created a sense of value in a fragmented world.

Joan Miró: The ladder of Escape

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy more than 150 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures across the six decades of Miró's artistic career. This show opens at the Tate Modern on 14 April.

Asian Contemporary Art Week

Now in its seventh year, Asian Contemporary Art Week presents works by 90 artists at 35 New York City museums and galleries in March 2011. Programme highlights include: Mariam Ghani and Barbara London at the Museum of Modern Art, Liu Xiaodong with Alexandra Munroe, David Elliott, Massimiliano Gioni, and Suzanne Cotter with Joe Martin Hill at the Guggenheim Museum.


Artists' practices are attempts to translate experiences and perspectives. The Singapore Biennale - "Open House" features 63 artists from 30 countries, with many artists creating new works especially for the exhibition. The title "Open House" is conceived as an invitation onto contemporary artistic practice. In conjunction with the exhibition will be artist talks, discussions and performances.

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