Here are eight museum exhibitions to see in 2023, it looks like Tate Britain are gonna kill it again after a great 2022 and we have two exhibitions that have been delayed one by COVID (Marina Abramovic) and one by very dubious political correctness Philip Guston plus well-deserved exhibitions in London for Sarah Lucas, Mike Nelson and Peter Doig.
1 The Rossettis at Tate Britain
In April 2023 Tate Britain will present a major exhibition charting the romance and radicalism of the Rossetti generation – Dante Gabriel, Christina and Elizabeth (neé Siddal) – showcasing their revolutionary approach to life, love and art. Moving through and beyond the Pre-Raphaelite years, the exhibition will feature 150 paintings and drawings as well as photography, design, poetry and more. This will be the first retrospective of Dante Gabriel Rossetti at Tate and the largest exhibition of his iconic pictures in two decades. It will also be the first full retrospective of Elizabeth Siddal for 30 years, featuring her rare surviving watercolours and important drawings. Christina and Dante Gabriel’s poetry will be interwoven with the artworks through spoken word and beautifully illustrated editions of their work.
6th April – 24th September 2023. MORE
2 Sarah Lucas at Tate Britain
The autumn will see a career-spanning exhibition devoted to Sarah Lucas, an artist internationally celebrated for her bold and irreverent approach to British experiences of class, sex and gender. The show will cover the full scope of her work in sculpture, installation and photography, which deftly explores what makes us human and how objects are imbued with meaning.
28th September 2023 – 14th January 2024 MORE
3 Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons at the Hayward Gallery
Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons will be the first major survey exhibition of large-scale immersive installations and sculptural works by the internationally acclaimed British artist. Nelson’s psychologically charged and atmospheric installations take viewers on enthralling journeys
into fictional worlds that eerily echo our own. Designed to dramatically transform the spaces of the Hayward Gallery, his exhibition will include towering sculptural works and new versions of his key epic installations, many of which will be shown at the Hayward Gallery for the first time since their original presentations. 22nd February 2023 –? 7th May 2023 MORE
4 Philip Guston at Tate Modern
One of the 20th century’s most captivating painters responds to a world in turmoil For over 50 years, artist Philip Guston restlessly made paintings and drawings that captured the anxious and turbulent world he was witnessing. 5th October 2023 – 25 February 2024 MORE
5 After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art at The National Gallery
A major new exhibition of around a hundred paintings and sculptures by artists such as Cezanne, Van Gogh, Rodin, Picasso, Matisse, Klimt, Käthe Kollwitz, Sonia Delaunay, Kandinsky and Mondrian opens at the National Gallery next March. With loans from museums and private collections around the world After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art includes some of the most important works of art created between 1886 and around 1914. While celebrating Paris as the international artistic capital, After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art also focuses on the exciting and often revolutionary artistic developments across other European cities during this period.
25th March – 13th August 2023 MORE
6 Peter Doig is at The Courtauld Gallery
A major exhibition of new and recent works by Peter Doig will open at The Courtauld. Including paintings and works on paper created since the artist’s move from Trinidad to London in 2021, the exhibition will present an exciting new chapter in the career of one of the most celebrated and important painters working today. 10th February – 29th May 2023 MORE
7 Luxury & Power: Persia to Greece at the British Museum
This major exhibition at the British Museum will explore the relationship between luxury and power in the Middle East and southeast Europe between 550-30 BC. This was a period when the Persian empire of ancient Iran clashed with the cities and kingdoms of Greece before it was conquered by Alexander, king of Macedon, known to history as ‘Alexander the Great’. MORE
8 Marina Abramovíc at Royal Academy of Arts
Marina Abramovic finally gets her show at the Royal Academy after it was delayed twice by COVID. The show will finally come to London in 2023. Marina Abramovic is one of the most important performance artists in the world. Here, the artist presents the first ever UK exhibition spanning her life’s work – including live re-performances of iconic works within the galleries. Over the past 50 years, Marina Abramovic has earned worldwide acclaim as a pioneer of performance art. Abramovic has consistently tested the limits of her own physical and mental endurance in her work – and invited audiences to encounter it with her. 23rd September — 10th December 2023 MORE
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