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6 must-see art exhibitions this summer

June 17, 2022

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Art has the capacity to fascinate and inspire us, offer fresh perspectives, and spark intense emotions. Our selection of this summer’s finest exhibitions offers you all this and more. Ignite your senses.

Gianni Berengo Gardin: The craft of gazing

The acclaimed contemporary reportage photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin shares 150 photographs, some of which have never been seen before. This show captures his 60-year career through images of the working class and psychiatric hospitals as well as depicting the world of gypsies. Here, you will also find photographs by Gardin of the MAXXI museum during its construction in 2009. The museum is a local favourite because it supports contemporary artists.

Until September 18
MAXXI, 4a Via Guido Reni, Rome 00196

More exhibitions in Rome

Black and white photography by Gianni Berengo Gardin depicting workers at the port of Genoa
Image © Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, Milan
our time on earth barbican artwork
Courtesy of Glenneroo

Our Time on Earth

With the aim of encouraging conversations around climate and showcasing a radical vision for the future of our planet, this empowering exhibition brings together international artists such as Marshmallow Laser Feast, Liam Young and the duo Tin & Ed. Alongside researchers, such as biologist Brigitte Baptiste and designers from BuildX Studio, expect interactive experiences, immersive installations, and digital works that invite you to reconnect with the natural world and expand your imagination.

Until August 29
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

More exhibitions in London


Modern and Contemporary Art: Selected Anthology 2022

One of Europe’s most renowned galleries, Tornabuoni Arte, is hosting the 2022 edition of this annual show, which is a retrospective of 19th and 20th century works. If household names such as Wassily Kandinsky and Joan Mirò don’t draw you in, visit to see a 19th century painting by Italian master Giovanni Fattori, known for his landscapes and scenes of military life. There’s also a 2021 video by Fabrizio Plessi, a renowned pioneer of contemporary film art.

Until November 26
Tornabuoni Arte, 34-36 Via Fatebenefratelli, Milan 20121

More exhibitions in Milan

Courtesy of Tornabuoni Arte
Installation view, Andrea Bowers
Courtesy of MCA Chicago

Andrea Bowers

Featuring more than 60 works by LA-based artist Andrea Bowers, this exhibition celebrates more than two decades of her work and experimentation across a range of mediums. Bowers is known for harmonising her artistic practice with activism and advocacy on issues ranging from immigration and women’s rights to climate change. The exhibition shines a spotlight on themes of social inequality through artefacts used in protests, video, large installations and light art.

Until September 4
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

More exhibitions in Los Angeles


The Lightbox

Recognised for its sustainable energy practices, this landmark building features overlapping aluminium panels in shades of gold and silver. Designed in 2007 by Marks Barfield Architects – the duo behind the London Eye and Kew Gardens’ treetop walkway – The Lightbox features three galleries alongside exhibitions, talks, tours and workshops. Visit the Ingram Collection to view works by modern British artists including Edward Burra and Lynn Chadwick and allow time to take in the Joan Hurst Collection’s striking modern sculptures such as Elisabeth Frink’s ‘Horse and Rider,’ bronze.

Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA

More exhibitions in Ascot

The Ingram Collection
Courtesy of The Lightbox
Photo of Cezanne exhibition at Atelier des Lumières in Paris
© Culturespaces/Cutback

Cézanne, Lights of Provence

Take an immersive trip into the work of French Impressionist painter, Paul Cézanne. Travel to the heart of his major works for interesting insights into his understanding of colour, light and nature. This is also a great opportunity to admire the exquisite beauty of Aix-en-Provence, which acted as his greatest source of inspiration.

Until January 2
Atelier des Lumières, 38 rue Saint-Maur, Paris 75011

More exhibitions in Paris

We trust you’ll get the opportunity to see some of the summer’s finest exhibitions. We also invite you to discover the unique role art plays at our hotels.

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