Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Modern Art Exhibits to Look Forward to in 2013

As a great appreciate of modern art, I have been checking out what 2013 has in store for us, so I can plan my travel agenda to catch a few of them. Excellent art pieces are good for the diverse portfolio and especially when we latch onto an up and coming artist who deserves early investment. Following are a few of the shows worth catching and artists who deserve to be followed.

Alexandre Singh at the Drawing Center

Scheduled for the early months of 2013, Singh will be holding his first North American exhibit in New York. Born in France and raised in the UK, Singh began his work for the project with a series of interviews that included famous screenwriters, fellow artists, playwrights, directors and art critics. He then created adventurous versions of the interviews that are printed to be readwhile wandering the exhibit, which consists of black and white inkjet prints that Singh made of his own collages. Like maps or schematics of the interviews, the prints are arranged in a sleek display as he tries to create an entire universe within the limits of a gallery.

The Artist and the Poet

An interesting show that aims to explain the collaborations among artists like Picasso, Hockney and Motherwell with famous poets. The show will be exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago. It coincides with the Picasso and Chicago exhibit and was inspired by his love of poetry. Picasso collaborated with many of his poet friends while working in Paris, and this is a collection that shows the ways that visual artists were inspired by poetry in the 20th century.

Masterpieces of Modern Mexico

The Nelson Atkinds Museum of Art will be hosting an exhibition of works that are part of the collection of two East European expats who have been Mexican citizens since 1942. Besides representations of modern Mexican masterpieces, the exhibit includes pieces of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera.

Good to know that wherever in the world we may travel, there will be some good art to be seen.