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2015 Exhibition Roundup


2015 Exhibition Roundup
Image courtesy of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

As we look forward to all the exciting arts events coming up in 2016, The Artling has rounded up some of our top picks for exhibitions that featured Asian artists in 2015.


On Kawara - Silence

6 February - 4 May 2015

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

The first full retrospective of conceptual artist On Kawara's work, beginning in 1964 and spanning across various media, was presented at the Guggenheim, over 40 years after the artist's paintings were first shown at the museum in 1971. 


Installation view of the exhibition
Image courtesy of Palais de Tokyo

Secret Archipelago

27 March - 17 May 2015 

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

A major exhibition, curated by Khairuddin Hori, exploring the ideas and practices in Southeast Asian contemporary art with over 40 works from artists from the region. 

"The Key in the Hand" by Chiharu Shiota
Image by Sunhi Mang

All the World's Futures - The 56th Venice Biennale

9 May - 22 November 2015

Venice, Italy

It's hard to choose our favourites from Okwui Enwezor's "All the World's Futures" Venice Biennale, which had 90 participating nations with works by over 130 artists. That's not even including the satellite events, like the Dansaekhwa show at the Palazzo Contarini-Polignac, and Sundaram Tagore's "Frontiers Reimagined" at the Museo di Palazzo Grimani!


"Penglai / Hōrai" by Cai Guo-Qiang
Image courtesy of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale & the artist

Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale

26 May - 13 September 2015

Echigo Tsumari, Niigata, Japan

The 6th Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale built upon the legacy of the over 200 artworks that have been created and accumulated from previous triennales, over the past 20 years.

"Descension" by Anish Kapoor
Image courtesy of the artist

Anish Kapoor Versailles

9 June - 1 November 2015

Palace of Versailles, France

Six monumental works by British artist Anish Kapoor were presented at the gardens of the Palace of Versailles and inside the Jeu de Paume Hall. 

"Trotsky House, Büyükada" by Adrian Villar Rojas
Image courtesy of Istanbul Biennial

14th Istanbul Biennial - SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms

5 September - 1 November 2015

Istanbul, Turkey

For the 14th edition of the Istanbul Biennial, over 80 participating artists had works spread out across the biennial's 36 venues in the Turkish city.

"Bicycle Chandelier" by Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

19 September - 13 December 2015

Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

One of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year, Ai Weiwei's solo show at the Royal Academy of Arts did not disappoint with some of the artist's most iconic works on display.

Image courtesy of MOCA Cleveland & the artist

Do Ho Suh

25 September 2015 - 10 January 2016 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

MOCA Cleveland presents a survey of recent work by internationally-renowned Korean artist Do Ho Suh, including Suh's large-scale fabric installations of his childhood home and his apartment in New York. 

"Every Point of View" by Matthew Ngui

5 Stars: Art Reflects on Peace, Justice, Equality, Democracy and Progress

2 October - 2 May 2016

In Singapore's Golden Jubilee year, the Singapore Art Museum commissioned five of Singapore's most-acclaimed artists to respond to the five stars on the Singapore flag, representing universal humanist values.

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