For true culture lovers

The Journal’s traditional list of art and design exhibitions you should visit in 2020 is back. Let’s find out the most anticipated dates. First, in 2020, London will play a very important role in promoting valuable retrospectives.

A multimedia experience of (and with) Andy Warhol

In spring, London’s iconic Tate Modern will be coloured with the pop tints typical of Andy Warhol’s Pop Art. The most famous images of the American artist, such as those with Marilyn Monroe, the bottles of Coca-Cola and the Campbell’s Soup Cans, will be exhibited during a multimedia experience called “Exploding Plastic Inevitable”. Pop Art’ fans can’t really miss it.

Where: Tate Modern, London

When: March 12 – September 6, 2020




A classic on the designers’ agenda: the London Design Biennale 2020

Expect light installations, large sculptures and all the best of contemporary artistic expression. This global impact event is among the most anticipated of the year; the theme will be “Resonance” and over 50 countries worldwide will participate.

Where: Somerset House, London

When: September 8-27, 2020

Never seen in Europe: Hassan Sharif, the art of the Middle East in the twentieth century

Hassan Sharif is one of the most influential 20th century artists in the Middle East. For the first time, a retrospective dedicated to his conceptual style and work arrives in Europe.

Where: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

When: February 20 – May 3, 2020


Paris Design Week 2020, the Salone del Mobile à la française

The Paris Design Week has rapidly been establishing itself on the International scene in the past few years. Next September, all design lovers will be able to take inspiration from the French cultural scene, too (after learning the main news from the iconic Salone del Mobile in Milan). Paris will liven up with events, temporary exhibitions and talks dedicated to contemporary design.

Where: Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Palais de Chaillot de Paris, Paris

When: September 3-12, 2020



Focus on women of Russian avant-garde movements 

The retrospective will be called “Divine Avant-garde. Women in Russian avant-garde” and it is the first time that such a collection will be exhibited in Italy. An exhibition that recounts the twentieth-century movement in the Soviet Union from a female point of view: women painters, but also women as portrayed subjects, both protagonists of that profound cultural change that accompanied the Russian Revolution.

Where: Palazzo Reale, Milan

When: October 2020 – January 2021


Expo 2020, Dubai

There is very little to add: it’s a sensational event that will take place in one of the richest cities in the world. It’s out of question: save the date.

Where: Dubai Exhibition Centre, Dubai

When: October 20, 2020 – April 10, 2021

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