Art Summer 2024

The latest publication about the artworld

Exhibitions in Summer 2024

Top exhibition projects to visit this Summer: in Florence, London, Basel, Monaco, and Bregenz.

Anselm Kiefer, “Fallen Angels”
Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Open (Until July 21)

Florence's Palazzo Strozzi will host a major exhibition dedicated to Anselm Kiefer, a master of 20th and 21st-century art. Known for his impactful exploration of memory, myth, war, and existence through painting, sculpture, and installation, Kiefer will present both historical and new works, engaging in a unique dialogue with the Renaissance architecture of Palazzo Strozzi. Palazzo Strozzi, Anselm Kiefer, and the allure of Florence play well together.

Expressionists: Kandinsky, Münter and the Blue Rider
Tate Modern, London
Open (Until 20 October)

Tate Modern invites you to explore the groundbreaking work of a circle of friends and close collaborators known as The Blue Rider. In the early 20th century they formed ‘a union of various countries to serve one purpose to transform modern art. The artists rallied around Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter to experiment with colour, sound and light, creating bold and vibrant art.

It examines the highly individual creatives: from Franz Marc’s interest in colour to Alexander Sacharoff’s freestyle performance. Discover experimental photographs by Gabriele Münter alongside the dramatic paintings of Marianne Werefkin.

Dance with Daemons
Fondation Beyeler
Open (Until 11 August)

For the first time in the Fondation Beyeler’s history, the entire museum and its surrounding park will be transformed into the site of an experimental presentation of contemporary art. With contributions by Pierre Huyghe, Tino Sehgal, Adrián Villar Rojas, Federico Campagna, Carsten Höller, Philippe Parreno, and Rirkrit Tiravanija among others, the show is conceived as a “living organism” that changes and transforms throughout its duration.

This exchange also extends to works from the in-house collection, which became an integral part of the project. While some paintings, sculptures, films, installations, and performances were created site-specifically, others were adapted versions of existing works.

Turner, the Sublime Legacy
In dialogue with contemporary artists

Grimaldi Forum, Monaco
Opens 6 July

This exhibition will put the renowned English Romantic painter in dialogue with contemporary artists, and become an invitation to a journey through Joseph Mallord William Turner’s representations of the world in a sublime mode, from his landscapes to the elementary explorations of light and atmosphere of which he was a pioneer and master.

Turner’s decisive influence on painting and his legacy will be highlighted in the exhibition through some interpretations of the sublime by leading contemporary artists such as, among others, Richard Long, Olafur Eliasson, Cornelia Parker, Jessica Warboys, John Akomfrah, Katie Paterson, and Mark Rothko.

Anne Imhof
Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz
Opens 08 June

As one of the most daring contemporary artists, Anne Imhof's numerous prestigious awards and solo exhibitions (at Tate, Stedelijk, Palais de Tokyo, MMK, and more) attest to her exceptional oeuvre. Her signature performance art, featuring androgynous figures in an impassive yet elaborate choreography, offers an immersive audio-visual experience. This interplay, enriched with fashion, photography, subculture, and pop culture elements, evokes a post-apocalyptic aura.

In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900–1930s
RA, London
Opens 29 June

Now it is the turn of the Royal Academy of Arts to explore Modern art in Ukraine from 1900 to the 1930s. Spearheaded by the Crankstart Foundation and supported by The Reisman Foundation, The Natalia Cola Foundation, Christian Levett, and Musée FAMM, the exhibition will feature approximately 70 artworks. Among the featured artists are luminaries like Alexander Archipenko, Sonia Delaunay, Alexandra Exter, and Kazymyr Malevych, alongside equally influential figures such as Mykhailo Boichuk, Oleksandr Bohomazov and Vasyl Yermilov.

Structured into six thematic sections, the exhibition will explore the diverse artistic styles and cultural identities that emerged during this period: from the Cubo-Futurist movement to avant-garde theatre design and the synthesis of a blend of traditions with European avant-garde.