5 Exhibitions Around the World that an Art Lover Cannot Miss in 2020

Fashion, literature, architecture, there is something for everyone on this list

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The year 2020 will mark the beginning of a new decade rich in cultural events. Here are five exhibition picks that span contemporary art, fashion and wrapped monuments.

Cindy Sherman 

From April 1 to August 31, 2020 at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris

The French luxury house's foundation is to host an exhibition on major contemporary artist American Cindy Sherman. Renowned for her photographic self-portraits, Sherman often goes to great lengths to explore extremes of identity.

Niki de Saint Phalle 

From April 5 to September 7, 2020 at MoMA PS1, New York 

The first museum exhibition for the interdisciplinary French-American artist will include 100 works and an exploration of her outdoor sculptures in the form of photographs, drawings and models. The artist incorporated social and political issues into her work, which spanned everything from a 1986 illustrated book about AIDS to architectural projects and theater sets.

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser 

From June 27, 2020 at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Zenaida Yanowsky in the 2011 Royal Ballet production of Alice in Wonderland. Image courtesy: ROH, Johan Persson, 2011. Costumes by Bob Crowley.

The venerable British museum is to host an exhibition devoted to one of literature's best-loved characters, Alice, the heroine of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." On the program will be an exploration of the "origins, adaptations and reinventions over 157 years" of the 1865 novel that made her a global phenomenon.

The Arc de Triomphe, wrapped

From September 19 to October 4, 2020, in Paris

For 16 days, one of France's most famous monuments, the Arc de Triomphe, will be wrapped with 25,000 square meters of fabric and 7,000 meters of red rope. The massive artwork by the 'King of Wrap,' Christo, will follow an exhibition in the city's Centre Georges Pompidou from March 18 to June 15, 2020, which will document Christo and Jeanne-Claude's time in Paris from 1958 to 1964.

Prada. Front and Back 

In September 2020 at the Design Museum in London

Miuccia Prada's brand will be the focus of a first major exhibition at the Design Museum in London. The show will offer an unprecedented insight into the Italian fashion house's creative approach, inspirations and landmark collaborations. It will also examine how Prada has been transformed over the years as well as future plans for the label. Tickets are set to go on sale in the spring.

Featured image:  Christo - The Arc de Triomphe, wrapped (Project for Paris - Place de l'Etoile-Charles de Gaulle) by Christo. Courtesy Photo André Grossmann 2019 Christo


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