Three exhibitions and event to look out for in 2020
Posted on Jan - 29 - 2020
As 2020 begins to settle in as January passes as fast as it began, it’s also time to start looking ahead at what this year will offer in terms of exciting art exhibitions. The new year will continue to see museums and galleries overshoot their programs, looking to attract even more visitors and followers, and produce bigger and bolder shows. As we mentioned before, the artworld is sure to display recurring trends such as the inclusion of overlooked artists - especially female artists - into the global narrative.
Here are three exhibitions of Latin American artists as well as the must-see Biennale de Sao Paulo.
“Gego”, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA
Oct. 9–March 21
Gertrud Goldschmidt’s (1912-1994), better known by her Gego, work will be presented in the first major New York museum retrospect, where over 200 of her work will be exhibited, showcasing her prolific and abundant that production explores different disciplines that included sculpture, drawings, prints, artist books, and textiles. The German-born artists fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and immigrated permanently to Venezuela, where she became a major contributor to modern and contemporary art, mostly known for her immersive and asymmetric sculptures which have disoriented yet seduced spectators since the 1950s.
Tatiana Bilbao: Architecture from Outside In, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
March 21–August 16, 2020
Mexico City-based architect Tatiana Bilbao has gained international recognition for her empathic approach with informs itself by the local conditions that affect and shape her designs. Tatiana Bilbao is being honored with the first American survey of her firm’s environmentally and socially conscious design projects and the exhibition will showcase Bilbao’s extensive research and proposals in response to how we live today, including a proposed master plan for San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood.
Guatemala Tower, Tatiana Bilbao. courtesy: Tatiana Bilbao
Though It’s Dark, Still I Sing: 34th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil
As few times before, Brazil today feels to be is fundamentally divided, which is apparent by the political rift that promotes tension in the country. This year the Biennale will aim to show that art is not a casualty of the culture wars but a tool for overcoming them. This year’s artistic director Jacopo Crivelli Visconti will change the modality of the show, beginning in February with a series of events that will introduce part of the themes treated and displayed in September. The Biennale will aim to shed light on productions that deserve more attention, such as contemporary indigenous art and that is produced in the Caribbean.
courtesy: Biennial Foundation