Modern Art You’ve Got to See Before 2022

We , at Daotey, are always on search for new inspirations. As a brand inspired by Art and Design, art exhibitions are a great opportunity to get the spark that triggers new creations. That is why we came up with a list of exhibitions around Europe that are worth visiting to enjoy Modern Art and let oneself be inspired. 


Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection

‘Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Collection’

The legendary museum owns one of the most reputable collections of modern art masterpieces in the world. This exhibition features iconic artworks by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Anselm Kiefer, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Eduardo Chilida, Jorge Oteiza, and others. At the entrance to the museum, the visitors have a chance to acknowledge famous outdoor sculptures by Jeff Koons and Louise Bourgeois, which are permanently on display.

Where: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

When: Until 31 December 2021

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Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Rooms
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms

The iconic infinity rooms blur the boundary between the viewer and the environment. Most of Yayoi Kusama’s art is inspired by hallucinations that she experienced in her childhood, therefore, Kusama’s work is often psychedelic. The exhibition offers a glimpse into the mind of the radical contemporary Japanese artist.

Location: Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

Date: Until 01 June 2022

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The Art of Banksy
The Art of Banksy

Banksy is the mysterious street artist, whose identity has never been revealed. His notorious outdoor art can be seen in different spots around the world from London all the way to Utah, while this exhibition is an opportunity to discover Banksy’s work at one place. The exhibition displays original canvases, prints, screen-prints and even some limited-edition pieces.

Where: 50 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, London, United Kingdom

When: Until 21 November 2021

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The Cool and the Cold Painting in the USA and the USSR 1960–1990
‘The Cool and the Cold: Painting in the USA and the USSR 1960–1990’

The exhibition brings together works from six international museums that belong to the Ludwig Collection, which is one of the largest collections of German Expressionism, Russian avant-garde, Pop-Art and 20th century art in the world. The exhibition presents artworks by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Erik Bulatov, Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Frankenthaler, Il'ja Kabakov with a focus on political and social issues during the Cold War.

Where: Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

When: Until 9 January 2022

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Anish Kapoor – 'Howl'
‘Anish Kapoor – ‘Howl’

Anish Kapoor is increasingly recognised for his public sculptures. His work is often reminiscent of a gigantic raindrop because he employs smooth, rounded shapes and silver-coloured materials such as aluminium. Kapoor exhibits his work all around the world, and now he created a site-specific sculpture for a museum in Munich. Now, the entrance to the Pinakothek der Moderne is radically transformed with an immense aubergine-coloured globe.

Where: Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

When: Until 14 November 2021.

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Under the open sky
‘Under the open sky’

The exhibition is located next to the Pinakothek galleries with Kapoor’s installation. It is dedicated to the works of Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky and German expressionist Gabriele Münter. The artists were the leading figures of the Blue rider art movement that explored the spiritual values of art. Kandinsky and Münter worked closely together, sharing techniques and motifs, when exploring architecture and landscapes under the open sky in search for perfect expression. The viewer gets to see artists’ oil sketches, photographs, sceneries, drawings, and paintings created when travelling to places like Rotterdam, Tunis, Paris.

Where: Lenbachhaus gallery, Munich, Germany

When: Until 30 January 2022

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Picasso-Rodin the double exhibition
‘Picasso-Rodin: the double exhibition’

A unique chance to explore two prominent figures in the history of modern art in one exhibition. One Impressionist sculptor, the other Cubist painter, who both revolutionized the concept of constructed sculpture. The exhibition draws parallels between the works of Rodin and Picasso and reveals similarities between drawings and figurines.

Where: Musée National Picasso and Musée Rodin, Paris, France

When: Until 2 January 2022

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Dali The Endless Enigma
Dali: The Endless Enigma

The exhibition is a place to immerse yourself in the imaginations of the famous surrealist artist Salvador Dali. The paintings and drawings of the artist with the famous moustache are projected on 10-metre-high walls, allowing the viewer to observe each masterpiece in detail. Alongside there are films, photos, and archive images that reveal Dali’s personality, life journey and relationship with his wife Gala.

Where: Atelier des Lumières, Paris, France

When: Until 2 January 2022

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Les Giacometti
‘Les Giacometti’

For the first time in France the exhibition brings together the Giacometti family. The world famous sculptor Alberto Giacometti, his father Giovanni Giacometti, his two brothers Diego and Bruno Giacometti, and his cousin Augusto Giacometti. The drawings, sculptures, architectural designs, archived photographs, films tell the story of the five artists and their significant impact on 20th century art.

Where: Saint-Paul-De-Vence, France

When: until 22 November 2021

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Biennale Architettura 2021
'Biennale Architettura 2021’

The 17th International Architecture Exhibition is titled “How will we live together?”. The showcase includes 122 participants from 46 countries. To address the theme of the Biennale, the artists from all around the world bring to life architectural ideas and solutions to raise awareness and to combat the issues with climate change. The exhibition is held every two years and has three different pavilions. It is recommended to spend at least 4 hours at each pavilion to explore the works with mindfulness.

Where: At Giardini, the Arsenale, and Forte Marghera, Venice, Italy

When: Until 21 November 2021

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