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7 MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS & 2 ART FAIRS* TO SEE EARLY 2024

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In the vibrant landscape of the art world, 2024 offers a wealth of opportunities to explore and celebrate creativity. With captivating museum exhibitions and bustling art fairs,  2024 promises to be an unparalleled visual feast for art lovers.

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS:

1. YOKO ONO: MUSIC OF THE MIND, Tate Modern, February 15, 2024–September 1

Yoko Ono, Music, Mind, Tate Modern, Exhibition, Entangled Pasts, Royal Academy, Colonialism, Change, Cute, Somerset House, Barbara Kruger, Serpentine South, Saul Leiter, MK Gallery, Photography, Francis Alÿs, Barbican Art Gallery, Immersive, Experience, Tate Britain, Sargent, Fashion, London Art Fair, CONDO, Art Weekend

Tate Modern is gearing up to host the UK’s largest exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking work of artist and activist Yoko Ono. “YOKO ONO: MUSIC OF THE MIND” will showcase Ono’s contributions to early conceptual and participatory art and music and her passionate advocacy for world peace. Therefore, the exhibition promises an immersive experience, celebrating Ono’s influential career and resonating words of peace.

2. Entangled Pasts, 1768–now: Art, Colonialism and Change, 3rd February – 28th April 2024, Royal Academy of Arts

Yoko Ono, Music, Mind, Tate Modern, Exhibition, Entangled Pasts, Royal Academy, Colonialism, Change, Cute, Somerset House, Barbara Kruger, Serpentine South, Saul Leiter, MK Gallery, Photography, Francis Alÿs, Barbican Art Gallery, Immersive, Experience, Tate Britain, Sargent, Fashion, London Art Fair, CONDO, Art Weekend

The Royal Academy of Arts presents a thought-provoking exhibition, Entangled Pasts,” exploring the intersection of art, colonialism, and change. With over 100 contemporary and historic artworks spanning 250 years, the exhibition examines narratives around empire, enslavement, resistance, abolition, and colonialism. Hence, a crucial dialogue on the role of art in shaping our understanding of the past awaits visitors.

3. CUTE, 25th January – 14th April 2024, Somerset House

Yoko Ono, Music, Mind, Tate Modern, Exhibition, Entangled Pasts, Royal Academy, Colonialism, Change, Cute, Somerset House, Barbara Kruger, Serpentine South, Saul Leiter, MK Gallery, Photography, Francis Alÿs, Barbican Art Gallery, Immersive, Experience, Tate Britain, Sargent, Fashion, London Art Fair, CONDO, Art Weekend

Somerset House invites you to indulge in the irresistible force of cuteness with the “CUTE” exhibition. Moreover, by exploring the pervasive influence of cuteness in contemporary culture, from emojis to robotic design, this landmark exhibition promises a delightful exploration of the charming world of adorability.

4. Barbara Kruger, I'm considering you. I refer to myself. I Mean You, Serpentine South, February 1–March 17, 2024

Yoko Ono, Music, Mind, Tate Modern, Exhibition, Entangled Pasts, Royal Academy, Colonialism, Change, Cute, Somerset House, Barbara Kruger, Serpentine South, Saul Leiter, MK Gallery, Photography, Francis Alÿs, Barbican Art Gallery, Immersive, Experience, Tate Britain, Sargent, Fashion, London Art Fair, CONDO, Art Weekend

London eagerly anticipates the return of Barbara Kruger with her first solo institutional exhibition in over two decades. “Barbara Kruger: Thinking of You. I mean me. I Mean You” at Serpentine South showcases the latest works by this American artist. Hence, she is renowned for her solid declarations and daring visual language. So, don’t miss the chance to witness Kruger’s compelling narrative unfold.

5. Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World, MK Gallery, February 17–June 2, 2024

Venture just outside London to the MK Gallery for a captivating exhibition on American photographer Saul Leiter. Hence, celebrated for his pioneering work in color photography, Leiter’s 1950s and 1960s New York City images offer a mesmerizing glimpse into the past. “Saul Leiter: An Unfinished World” is a must-see for photography enthusiasts.

6. Barbican Art Gallery, June 27–September 1, 2024, Francis Alús

Yoko Ono, Music, Mind, Tate Modern, Exhibition, Entangled Pasts, Royal Academy, Colonialism, Change, Cute, Somerset House, Barbara Kruger, Serpentine South, Saul Leiter, MK Gallery, Photography, Francis Alÿs, Barbican Art Gallery, Immersive, Experience, Tate Britain, Sargent, Fashion, London Art Fair, CONDO, Art Weekend

This summer, the Barbican Art Gallery hosts a whimsical exhibition by internationally renowned artist Francis Alÿs. Therefore, by transforming brutalist architecture into a cinematic playground of children’s games, Alÿs invites visitors to engage with art playfully and interactively. Hence, a unique and immersive experience awaits both the young and the old.

7. Tate Britain, Sargent and Fashion, 22 February–7 July 2024

Yoko Ono, Music, Mind, Tate Modern, Exhibition, Entangled Pasts, Royal Academy, Colonialism, Change, Cute, Somerset House, Barbara Kruger, Serpentine South, Saul Leiter, MK Gallery, Photography, Francis Alÿs, Barbican Art Gallery, Immersive, Experience, Tate Britain, Sargent, Fashion, London Art Fair, CONDO, Art Weekend

In collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Tate Britain presents a major exhibition dedicated to portrait painter John Singer Sargent. “Sargent and Fashion” unveils Sargent’s groundbreaking role as a stylist, shaping the image of his sitters through sartorial choices. With 60 paintings, including rare loans, this exhibition promises a fascinating journey through the lens of one of the great portrait painters.

ART FAIRS:

1. Art Fairs: London Art Fair 2024, 17th – 21st January (VIP Day on 16th)

Yoko Ono, Music, Mind, Tate Modern, Exhibition, Entangled Pasts, Royal Academy, Colonialism, Change, Cute, Somerset House, Barbara Kruger, Serpentine South, Saul Leiter, MK Gallery, Photography, Francis Alÿs, Barbican Art Gallery, Immersive, Experience, Tate Britain, Sargent, Fashion, London Art Fair, CONDO, Art Weekend

The art world returns after the festive break at the London Art Fair 2024. Gemma Rolls Bently curates, and with Charleston House as partners, the fair offers a relaxed vibe to explore contemporary art. VIPs will be treated to a special limited edition QR-coded sticker featuring an emerging artist exhibiting in Encounters from FAD magazine.

2. CONDO, 20th/21st January 2024

CONDO returns after a four-year hiatus, combining an art fair, collaborative exhibition, and art weekend in one. Fifty galleries across 23 London spaces showcase diverse artworks, fostering a global exchange of artistic ideas. The exhibitions extend until February 17, 2024, allowing you to explore the artworks without the usual crowds.

Our Opinion

Begin a cultural adventure in early 2024 by immersing yourself in these museum exhibitions and art fairs. London’s art scene ignites passion with Yoko Ono’s activism, Francis Alÿs’s whimsy, and the compelling narratives of ‘Entangled Pasts. Whether you’re a seasoned art enthusiast or a curious newcomer, these events promise an enriching and unforgettable experience.

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