12 Days – Highlights of 2017

Stückfrass (2013), Jonas Burgert. Courtesy the artist and Blain|Southern. Photo: Lepkowski Studios

The dark art of Jonas Burgert heads for Bologna

Jonas Burgert’s paintings are dark as hell, and absolutely compelling. His major exhibition in Bologna promises to be a highlight this year

6 Jan 2017
Bernardo Bembo, Statesman and Ambassador of Venice

Flemish portraits, science fiction, and an avant-garde centenary

Antwerp’s Old Master treasures are on tour, while the Barbican is staging a sprawling but ambitious science fiction exhibition

5 Jan 2017

Dutch prints, De Stijl, and David Hockney

Hercules Segers heads for the USA, Giacometti goes to Doha, David Hockney turns 80 in style, and more

4 Jan 2017
National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland is finally to reopen

It’s been a long wait indeed, but the gallery’s refurbishment is nearing completion, and there’s a good line-up of temporary exhibitions, too

3 Jan 2017
Flags I, (1973), Jasper Johns.

The American Dream and the October Revolution

American art at the British Museum; Chris Ofili’s first tapestry; Shakespeare’s Malvolio transformed, and more

2 Jan 2017
Erth, (1971), John Latham.

The legendary John Latham in London

One of the most interesting – and challenging – shows next year will be the Serpentine’s double-look at John Latham

1 Jan 2017
Carudatta Presenting a Pearl Necklace to Vasantesena, (c. 1952), Y. G. Srimati.

Old Master drawings, Tiffany mosaics, and the best Indian art

From the highly anticipated Pacific Standard Time to New York’s famous art fairs, there’s plenty to see across the USA in 2017

31 Dec 2016

Black British art, Merce Cunningham’s collaborations, and Lygia Pape in the USA

A number of UK shows are celebrating black British art, and large-scale exhibitions of Merce Cunningham and Lygia Pape are planned in the US

30 Dec 2016
Infinity Mirrored Room - Gleaming Lights of the Souls, (2008), Yayoi Kusama.

Yayoi Kusama heads to Singapore, while Southeast Asian art travels the globe

There are some excellent exhibitions of Southeast Asian art in the pipeline. Here are the best, alongside other global art highlights

29 Dec 2016
British Sopwith Camels Leaving Their Aerodrome on Patrol over the Asiago Plateau, (1918), Sydney Carline.

War in the sunshine, abstraction in India, and art in a prison

The art of aerial warfare is explored at the Estorick Collection; Claude Cahun and Gillian Wearing make a formidable pair at the NPG; and Edmund Clark heads to prison for art

28 Dec 2016
Scenes from the Lives of the Virgin and other Saints, (c. 1300-05), Giovanni da Rimini.

Guercino, Giovanni da Rimini and Murillo

There are some excellent in-focus exhibitions opening around the world in 2017, including a chance to see Guercino’s frescoes up-close, and a revealing look at the school of Rimini

27 Dec 2016
School IV: Barracuda under Skipjack Tuna (1978), Michael Andrews

Balloon paintings, Baroque altarpieces and opera

Michael Andrews finally gets a showing at Gagosian, the National Gallery prepares for its spring blockbuster, and more

26 Dec 2016