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TEN MUST SEE EXHIBITIONS FOR THIS SUMMER

ROY LICHTENSTEIN @ SCOTTISCH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, EDINBURGH

The exhibition of Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) takes place at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh. Three rooms have been dedicated to works by the American pop artist that has been amongst the most radical and influential artists of the Twentieth century. Two good news: the admission is free (which may make it hard to avoid the crowd) and the exhibition ends the 10th January 2016. (www.nationalgalleries.org)

JACKSON POLLOCK @TATE, LIVERPOOL

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) and his dripped masterpieces are on display at the Tate in Liverpool. You know Pollock for his dripping colorful works, but this show focuses on a little-seen side of the abstract expressionist’s art. The Blind Spots exhibition display paintings known as his “Black Pourings”, which were made between 1951 and 1953 and involved pouring paint rather than dripping it. The exhibition ends the 18th October 2015. (www.tate.org.uk)

SONJA DELAUNAY @ TATE MODERN, LONDON.

Tate Modern in London presents The EY Exhibition: the first UK retrospective of the distinctly dazzling work of Russian-French abstract artist Sonja Delaunay (1885-1985). In this exhibition you can see a show centered on technology, urban life and the modern world of movement, depicted across a wide array of media. You have time until the 9th of August to see these extraordinary masterpieces, made by a woman who reinvented herself through two world wars, financial challenges and personal suffering. (www.tate.org.uk)

SCULPTURES BY THE SEA @ AARHUS, DENMARK.

in Aarhus, a little and picturesque seaside city, there is an amazing sculpture exhibition named Sculptures by the sea, a biannual initiative, begun in 1995. So relax, make a splash or get a tan (if the temperature is good) and see these sculptures all along the seaside until the 5th of July 2015. Hurry up! (www.sculpturebythesea.com)

MARIO TESTINO @ STAATLICHE MUSEEN, BERLIN.

In Berlin there is an iconic 20th-century fashion photographer that you can't miss: Mario Testino. The Testino exhibition at the Staatliche Museen is in Europe for the first time following stints in Boston and Buenos Aires, and runs from the 20th of January to the 26th of July. There are 125 images on display and the show’s title, In Your Face, means you should expect plenty of up-close-and-personal celebrity shots.  (www.smb.museum)

TRACEY EMIN - EGON SCHIELE @ LEOPOLD MUSEUM, VIENNA.

Vienna may have a reputation for a polite cafe culture but its art scene will get a wake-up (and get out of bed!) call with this new exhibition, entitled TRACEY EMIN – EGON SCHIELE- Where I Want to Go. The exhibition features recent and entirely new works and installations by the British "superstar and enfant terrible of contemporary art" artist Tracey Emin, which at times enter into a dialogue with select drawings and written documents by Egon Schiele. The exhibition runs until the 14th of September at Leopold Museum. (www.leopoldmuseum.org)

EXPO 2015 @ MILAN

EXPO 2015 is an huge exhibition that combines art, in all its forms, with food from all the countries of the world: every country has a pavilion where they show their best products and arts. With the same ticket you can also see Arts & Foods, an exhibition curated by Germano Celant, which is held at the Triennale in Milan from 10th of April to the 1st of November 2015. In his own words: “This exhibition will focus on the plurality of visual language and models, as objects and environmental representations that since 1851, the year of the first Expo in London, have to date revolved around food, nutrition and eating together. It is a global panorama of the interwoven aesthetics and design of eating rituals. It is also an international exhibition that uses a variety of media to offer a view across time, from the historical to the contemporary, of all levels of expression, creativity and communication from all areas of culture”. (www.expo2015.org)

DIEGO VELAZQUEZ @ GRAND PALAIS, PARIS.

This exhibition is dedicated to the most famous painter of the Spanish Golden Age and also acclaimed as the "painter of painters" by Manet, Diego Velazquez (1599-1660). The Grand Palais presents a comprehensive overview of Diego Velázquez's work, from his early life in Seville up until his final years. You can see this amazing painter of modern art until the 13th of July. (www.grandpalais.fr)

ALEXANDER MC QUEEN @ VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON.

Celebrating the extraordinary and deeply imaginative talent of one of the most innovative designers of our time, the eagerly anticipated Savage Beauty is Europe’s first ever retrospective of McQueen’s (1969-2010) visionary body of work which spans from his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection. Become immersed in the raw beauty of McQueen’s famous runway collections as well as a display of over 30 new pieces, several of which that couldn’t be transported to his New York exhibition including the beautiful red ballet dress from The Girl Who Lived in the Tree and a white feathered dress from The Horn of Plenty. In addition to the collections there will be a room dedicated to McQueen’s earlier years in London, exploring the various influences which helped shape his extraordinary talent. The exhibition runs until the 19th of July at the Victoria and Albert Museum of London. (www.vam.ac.uk)

HENRI MATISSE @ STEDELIJK, AMSTERDAM

The Oasis of Matisse is the largest exhibition of Henri Matisse (1869-1954) in the Netherlands ever. Enter an exuberant world of color and discover masterpieces by Matisse alongside work by his contemporaries from the Stedelijk Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition features more than 100 works loaned from 35 international institutions including MoMA, the Tate, Musée Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, and the Pushkin State Museum in Moscow. The exhibition covers more than 21,500 square feet and occupies half of the Museum’s ground floor galleries, the hall of honor, and the first floor gallery suite. The Oasis of Matisse is at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam until the 16th August 2015. It's an unforgettable experience. (www.stedelijk.nl)

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