Magazine article Tate Etc.

Summer Highlights

Magazine article Tate Etc.

Summer Highlights

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The Discovery of Mondrian

Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

3 June - 24 September

The museum is taking the unprecedented step of displaying its entire 300-strong collection of Mondrians simultaneously. The show will include letters, photographs, the artist's record collection and a reconstruction of Mondrian's Paris studio. It features his lesser-known time spent in London where he regularly danced jazz with Peggy Guggenheim and Virginia Pevsner, and discovered a love of Walt Disney.

Raphael: The Drawings

Ashmolean, Oxford

1 June - 3 September

A rare opportunity to discover more than 100 works by Raphael spanning the artist's entire career, from his early years in Umbria to his peak in Florence and Rome. With an emphasis on Raphael's feverish imagination and technical virtuosity, the drawings will include important projects such as the Vatican frescoes, ranging from sketchy ideas to full compositions.

The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate

Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland

Until 16 July

Sensual, beautiful, and occasionally provocative. Journeying through time, from the classical, biblical and literary subjects of the 1800s to the body politics of contemporary art, this exhibition brings together over 100 masterpieces by renowned artists including JMW Turner, Auguste Rodin, Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Lucas and many more.

Towards the Forest: Knausgàrd on Munch

Munchmuseet, Oslo

6 May - 8 October

The Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgàrd brings some of his art history training to bear in this personal selection of works by Edvard Munch, a painter he describes as 'never finding his inner calm'. His aim is to unearth lesser-known and previously unseen works, starting with those, as he puts it, from 'an outer world' - gardens and interiors - before moving into darker spaces such as the forest, 'not only a place where something ended, but ... where something began'.

Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose + Croix in Paris, 1892-1897

Guggenheim, New York

30 June - 4 October

This exhibition showcases mystical symbolist paintings taken from the six annual Salons de la Rose + Croix, exhibitions organised by the self-proclaimed high priest of the occult Joséphin Péladin. Expect visionary and mythical subjects: images of femmes fragiles and fatales, androgynous creatures, chimeras and incubi; sinuous lines, attenuated figures and forms. Artists include Antoine Bourdelle, Rogelio de Egusquiza, Charles Filiger, Fernand Khnopff, Carlos Schwabe and Jan Toorop.

Magnum Manifesto

International Center of Photography Museum, New York

26 May 3 September

This landmark exhibition traces the ideas and ideals of Magnum, the photo co-operative co-founded by Robert Capa, Henri CartierBresson and Chim (David Seymour) in May 1947. …

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