A list of art events around the world created through lenses of intimacy, self-love and identity, sex, heartbreak and commitment. They’re perfect for Valentine’s Day.
New York, U.S.A.
NSFW: Female Gaze, co-curated by VICE Media’s Creators, showcases over 25 emerging female artists from various disciplines dedicated to the powerful feminine narrative. The artists featured in the exhibition are working at the intersections of identity and life experience, genre and process. They are exploring sexuality on their own terms, bringing to light new angles of expression. From Instagram and GIF platforms to textile, painting and photography, these artists take a diverse and fearless approach to sex, shattering mythologies of female sexuality and restructuring stereotypes to explore a more complex relationship between gender, pleasure, fantasy and desire.
Los Angeles, U.S.A.
In a grand, existential theme the exhibition looks at what it means to be human. It reflects on the capability of its audience to truly comprehend someone else’s pain via representation.
From January 26 – March 3, 2018 at the Ghebaly Gallery
This exhibit is for all the Valentine’s Day naysayers out there. “Husk: Artwork on Parasitic Relationships” includes “depictions of parasites in nature in addition to examinations of family dynamics, childbirth, beauty, sexuality, and dysfunctional relationships in the context of parasitism,” according to a description of the display.
Now until March 31st at the Space Gallery
Its current exhibition “Guy Bourdin. Image Maker / Helmut Newton. Gun For Hire / Angelo Marino. Another Story” compromises works by two of the most influential fashion photographers of the 20th century, Bourdin and Newton. Both worked for renowned fashion magazines and for designers and developed a style that we now know as radical chic, an extravagant but very unusual way of presenting women in fashion.
Now until May 13, 2018 at The Helmut Newton Foundation
Isaac Julien’s “Looking for Langston” series is a lyrical exploration – and recreation – of the private world of poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) and his fellow black artists and writers who formed the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s.
Jan 16, 2018 – March 3, 2018 at the Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
Yayoi Kusama latest, “Infinity Mirrors,” in Ontario features six of her famous infinity rooms and newer pieces involving her painting series, “My Eternal Soul” which are on display for the first time.
Now until May 27 at the Art Gallery of Ontario
London, United Kingdom
1918 was a seminal year in Austria; it signalled the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, as well as a fleeting creative explosion in the country when artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele both passed away. A century on, the artists nudes will be celebrated in a show at London’s Royal Academy. Titled Klimt / Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna, it will explore their influence on one another and bring their most important works on paper into focus.
4 November 2018 – 3 February 2019 at London’s Royal Academy