Ongoing and upcoming exhibitions around the world to check out on your travels

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By Su Fen Tan

Ongoing and upcoming exhibitions around the world to check out on your travels


‘Van Gogh and the Seasons’

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, 28 April – 9 July 2017

The ‘Van Gogh and the Seasons’ exhibition is presented within sections devoted to each of the four seasons. Here, you are invited to explore Van Gogh’s connection to nature through nearly 50 paintings and drawings, and the influences and themes that dominate much of his work.


‘Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton’

Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, 8 June – 27 August 2017

Read our story here to find out more about it.


‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’

National Gallery Singapore, 10 June – 3 September 2017

Read our story here to find out more about it.

‘Queer British Art 1861-1967’

Tate Britain, London, 5 April – 1 October 2017

Don’t miss the first ever exhibition dedicated to queer British art. Featuring works from 1861 till 19667 relating to LGBTQ identities, the exhibition also marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England.


‘Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains’

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 13 May – 1 October 2017

Read our story here to find out more about it.



‘David Hockney’

The Centre Pompidou, Paris, 21 June – 23 October 2017

David Hockey is celebrating his 80th birthday this year (which falls on 9 July) in a big way. After a stint at Tate Britain, ‘David Hockney’—a major retrospective on the renown English artist’s work—will be headed to The Centre Pompidou in Paris. This comes nearly 20 years after his first Paris debut at the Pompidou. Fret not if you’ll miss this in the French capital, for the exhibition moving on to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York next, which starts on 27 November 2017.


‘Mademoiselle Privé Seoul’

D Museum, Seoul, 23 June – 19 July 2017

Chanel is set to present the next chapter of the ‘Mademoiselle Privé’ in Seoul. The exhibition will highlight Mademoiselle Chanel’s iconic creations, including the Chanel N°5 fragrance and High Jewellery with the re-edition of the ‘Bijoux de Diamants’ collection that was designed in 1932 by Gabrielle Chanel.


‘Bhutan Happiness’

DrawGraphy, Hong Kong, 25 June 2017

At this one-day only photo exhibition, take a look at Bhutan—also known as one of the happiest countries on Earth—through the eyes of Bhutanese children. The exhibition is organised by social enterprise ANA by Karma, and features a series of photographs taken by Bhutanese children.


‘The Science Behind Pixar’

Telus World of Science @ Edmonton, Canada, 1 July 2017 – TBA

If you aren’t able to catch the current Pixar exhibition at Dongdaemun Design Plaza in Seoul (it ends on 8 August 2017), plan a trip to Canada instead, where ‘The Science Behind Pixar’ exhibition will be taking place from 1 July onwards till next year (exact end date TBA). Explore the fascinating Pixar process behind some of your favourite films and participate in fun, engaging hands-on activities.


‘Christian Dior, Couturier du Réve’

Les Art Décoratifs, Paris, 5 July 2017 – 7 January 2018

Read our story here to find our more about it.



NGV, Melbourne, 21 July – 15 October 2017

Recognise the art in the cover image above? You probably do. That is The Great Wave off Kanagawa from the Thirty-six views of Mt Fuji series by Katsushika Hokusai, one of the most influential and creative minds in the history of Japanese art. See an extensive selection of Hokusai’s works at the upcoming exhibition, there will also be a number of original paintings on loan from Japan Ukiyo-e Museum.


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