The 20 biggest art exhibitions of 2014
From international newcomers to titans of art history, 2014 looks set to be another awesome year of art
Wed Jan 1 2014
Bumper barely begins to describe the year of art ahead of us. In fact, we've already had to stretch our Top 10 shows of 2014 to 20. So, here they are, from bona fide blockbusters like Matisse at Tate Modern to the new names you'll definitely know about in 12 months time, like Ryan Trecartin, who will be bringing his carnivalesque video installations to Zabludowicz Collection in October. Don't forget to check our London Art Calendar, as we'll be updating with exciting projects by Tracey Emin, Marina Abramovic and others just as soon as dates are confirmed.
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The LA-based artist brings the carnivalesque escapades of his absurd characters to London for the first time this autumn. Working with long-time collaborator Lizzie Fitch, ‘Priority Innfield’, which was originally shown at the 55th Venice Biennale, takes you on a rip-roaring roller coaster ride where dysfunctionality reigns supreme within the fabricated installations Trecartin builds to exhibit his bizarre filmed exploits.
It would appear that there is no such thing as too much Rembo. Especially when the shows are massive Autumn blockbusters providing an incredibly rare opportunity to see 40 of the Dutch master's late period paintings alongside 20 drawings and some 30 prints. The great man's work only got better with age, and this show will feature works lent by major museums across the globe.
As we look back over 100 years since the end of the First World War, the Tate examines the - often uneasy - relationship between photography and conflict.
Few people captured the human body with the obsessive fleshy intensity of Egon Schiele. The Viennese painter, and protégé of the great Austrian master Gustav Klimt, showed the human body in all its odd, contorted and bumpy glory. So it’s safe to assume that the title of this Courtauld show, ‘The Radical Nude’, is no exaggeration. It’s also Schiele’s first major solo museum show in this country, so will be our first proper chance to get our eyes around his provocative vision of men women.
South America wasn't immune to the modernist movement that took hold in mid-twentieth century Europe, across the continent artists were producing vibrant, radical art to rival that being made over here. With artists like the brilliant Helio Oiticica and Juan Melé this is sure to be a colourful, and no doubt radical, showcase of South American modernism.
The late period of Turner's career saw him create some of his most recognisable and enduring works, so it's surprising that this is the first exhibition to look solely at that period. With over 150 works from all over Europe this is sure to be an eye-opener into a fascinating period for our most important painter.
Since 1987, Moscow-based art collective AES+F have been leaders of the contemporary Russian scene, with star appearances at a handful of Venice Biennales. This will be their first UK museum show, and will see the group showcasing a trio of video installations.
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