Five of the best shows this year
A new year promises a raft of new exhibitions – and this year is already shaping up to be an exciting one, take a look at some of the most inspiring shows coming to the UK this year.
The Dadaist’s first major exhibition in the UK (after almost 100 years!). She was a pioneer of collage, but as with many female artists has been overlooked by many historians. Whitechapel Gallery (now to 23rd March)
Trace the links between Höch, Schwitters and Blake here.
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs
Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs looks at how the artist began ‘drawing’ with scissors and paper. Bedridden and ill Matisse created fantastical animals and figures. At Tate Modern (April 16 – September 7).
Kasimir Malevich who reduced art to its fundamentals of shape and colour, inspired by the spirituality he found in Russian icons. Also at Tate Modern (July 16 – October 26).
Richard Tuttle has two exhibitions at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall (October 14 – April 6) and The Whitechapel Gallery. Tuttle is a minimalist who creates subtle, evanescent work out of simple materials like rope, paper, plywood and pencil. Whitechapel Art Gallery (October 14 – December 14)
Lorna Simpson, a US African-American artist made a name for herself in the mid-1980s as a pioneer in the field of conceptual photography. Her work confronts and challenges narrow, conventional views of gender, identity, culture, history and memory. At Baltic, Gateshead, dates tbc.
- Stop the Press!!! New works
- Wouldn't it be Nice... if we could Play Together?
- Do we sanctify art too much? Or should art be alive?
- Kith & Kin II: New Glass and Ceramics, until 31 December 2012 at The Natonal Glass Centre Sunderland.
- Monograph artist focus: Antony Micallef
- News: ‘Someday All the Adults Will Die!’ at The Hayward Gallery
- News: Peter Blake to design new Madness album
- News: David Bowie at the V&A museum.
- Lucie Bennett
- The Most Expensive Book of the Twentieth Century
- Seamus Nicolson: The Arcadian Metropolis
- Gettin In Over My Head