Creative Culture columnist Elizabeth Woodward chooses her top art exhibitions for the year ahead.
A new year brings a new calendar of exhibitions. There are so many exciting shows to choose from, so start by filling your calendar with my top eight most highly anticipated exhibitions of 2022!
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms at Tate Modern, open until 12th June 2022.
Tickets to this immersive installation by the acclaimed Japanese artist are hard to come by, so grab them if you can to be transported to Kusama’s world of endless reflections and light.
Find out more here: www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/yayoi-kusama-infinity-mirror-rooms.
Pissarro, Father of Impressionism at The Ashmolean, 18th February – 12th June 2022.
A major exhibition exploring the influential work of Danish-French artist Pissarro who was a central figure of Impressionism.
Find out more here: www.ashmolean.org/pissarro.
Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear at The V&A, from 19th March 2022.
Created in partnership with Gucci, this exciting exhibition is the V&A’s first ever dedicated to menswear and celebrates the multiplicities of masculine expression.
Find out more here: www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/fashioning-masculinities-the-art-of-menswear.
Raphael at The National Gallery, 9th April – 31st July 2022.
Discover the man who profoundly influenced the history of Western art through his brief career that spanned a mere two decades.
Find out more here: www.nationalgallery.org.uk/exhibitions/the-credit-suisse-exhibition-raphael.
Reframed: The Woman in the Window at Dulwich Picture Gallery, 4 May – 4 September 2022.
This exhibition is the first of its kind, exploring the enigmatic motif of the ‘woman in the window’ utilised by artists and considers what this reveals about issues of gender.
Vivian Maier at MK Gallery, 11th June – 25th September 2022 is a hugely anticipated retrospective of the mysterious 20th century American street photographer who worked as a nanny in Chicago, keeping her work a secret, with her photographs only being discovered after her death.
Find out more here: www.mkgallery.org.
Marina Abramović at Modern Art Oxford, 24th September 2022 – 15th January 2023.
The world’s most famous contemporary performance artist will present a new solo commission of works developed following a research residency at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford.
Find out more here: https://www.modernartoxford.org.uk/whats-on/marina-abramovic.
Hallyu! The Korean Wave at The V&A, Opening 24th September 2022.
This exciting exhibition will showcase the rise of the dynamic popular culture of South Korea and its global impact on creative industries including cinema, music, beauty and fashion.
Find out more here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/hallyu-the-korean-wave.