From Tunis to London— Five Exhibitions to Get Lost In This Summer

Calling all art enthusiasts!

To anyone finding themselves globetrotting this summer, whether it is with a group of friends or solo, be sure to find some time to escape the unbearable heat and make your way towards a local exhibition to immerse yourself in some art and culture. To all the art connoisseurs out there, MILLE has compiled a list of exhibitions that are happening around the world to head to this summer, so if you’re in any of the cities mentioned below, try to catch at least one on your travels.

Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World 

Christies, London 

July 20-August 23 2023 

This month-long exhibition is solely dedicated to the region’s art, exhibiting works spanning from 1939 to 2023. The one of a kind exhibition is organized in partnership with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture and Youth and the Barjeel Art Foundation. Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation will be exhibited alongside works by Emirati artist Hassan Sharif and other contemporary homegrown artists. 

Life on the Caps, Meriem Bennani 

B7L9, Tunis

June 22- August 17 2023

The Tunisian art hub is currently presenting this multimedia installation by Moroccan artist Meriem Bennani. Bennani’s film trilogy explores themes surrounding the boundaries of contemporary society, freedom of movement, identity, resilience, and cultural expression through computer animation, documentary, and video.  If you’re passing by Tunis, be sure to catch the exhibition and explore the art station.  

Basquiat X Warhol: Painting Four Hands 

Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France 

April 5- August 28 2023

A one-of-a-kind exhibition exploring the artistic enigmatic relationship between two pioneering American artists, Jean-Michel Basqauit and Andy Warhol. From 1984-1985 the duo joined forces and created around 160 paintings together, which include some of the largest works produced during their respective careers. The exhibition will transport you to the New York downtown art scene of the 1980’s, featuring works by other major artists– Futura 200, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, and more. If you’re in Paris, this isn’t one to miss. 

Diva 

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom 

Until April 7 2024

This first-of-its-kind exhibition celebrates the essence of what it means to be a diva. The dynamic exhibit will take you through iconic moments in fashion, photography, film, and music that redefined the term. With over 60 looks on display, some of which were seen on Marilyn Monroe, Tina Turner, and Cher, this exhibition explores how the term “diva” is constantly changing over the years.  

Capturing The Moment 

TATE Modern, London, United Kingdom 

Until January 28 2024 

Andy Warhol Self Portrait 1966–1967 YAGEO Foundation Collection, Taiwan © 2023 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

With a name that speaks for itself, this exhibition explores the dynamic relationship between photography and painting. Looking into how photography changed the course of painting, this exhibition explores some of the most iconic artworks of the 20th and 21st century and how the newly-introduced medium influenced painters such as Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Gerard Ritcher, and more. 

 

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