If you are one of those travelers who always include in their “bucket list” a visit to a museum or any other contact with art in their destination, then you will know that every autumn the international art scene “blooms” creatively, with the calendar to be suffocatingly full of exhibitions, festivals and many other visual events. For this reason, we have selected and recommend to you 14+1 of the most interesting exhibitions, which are currently taking place in leading Museums and Institutions of the largest metropolises of the planet.

If the road takes you to London, Seoul, Sao Paulo, New York, Paris, etc. then you will have a first-class opportunity to be drawn into the enchanting world of art, to “travel” through the centuries to places, histories and artistic movements, through the work of great artists. From Michelangelo and Pablo Picasso to Louise Bourgeois and Marina Abramović, the choices are endless and of immense interest.

  • Marina Abramović, Royal Academy of Arts – London

The internationally acclaimed performance artist, Marina Abramović, likes to test the limits of her physical and mental endurance, subjecting herself to exhaustion, pain, and even the possibility of death. The exhibition presents important moments of her career: Sculpture, video, installations and performances. Some works, such as ‘The Artist is Present’, will be represented through archival material, while others through the next generation of artists trained in Abramović’s method. The transformative power of a live performance will be revealed to us in all its glory with works such as “Imponderabilia”, “Nude with Skeleton”, “Luminosity” and “The House with the Ocean View”. Different performances will be repeated during the exhibition, so no visit will be the same.

Until January 1, 2024

  • Manet/Degas, Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York


The exhibition examines one of the most important artistic “dialogues” in the history of modern art: The close and sometimes stormy relationship between Édouard Manet and Edgar Degas. The two great artists were friends and, at times, rivals, who with their work defined modern painting in France. Through more than 150 paintings and works on paper, the “Manet/Degas” exhibition takes a fresh look at the interactions of these two in the context of family and friendship relationships and the intellectual circles that influenced their artistic and professional choices, deepening, while , in understanding a pivotal moment for 19th century French painting.

Until January 7, 2024

  • Michelangelo and Beyond, Albertina – Vienna


Michelangelo is at the center of this exhibition of drawings, prints and sculptures, which is about rediscovering the ancient Greco-Roman idea of ​​the “ideal body”, which took place during the time of the iconic “Master” of the Renaissance, as well as the “revolutionary” advances in the depiction of the human figure over the centuries, through the formative effect that Michelangelo’s “nudes” had on both contemporary and later artists, who either imitated, evolved, or rejected the “ideal” of. Alongside the works of Michelangelo, works by Raphael, Dürer, Rembrandt, Mengs, Rubens, Boucher, Klimt and Schiele are also exhibited.

Until January 14, 2024

  • Kim Kulim, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art – Seoul


This is an exhibition that highlights the work of Kim Kulim, a pioneer of experimental art, from the 1950s to the present, highlighting the innovative elements of his particular practice, through the use of different media and themes. It is a comprehensive overview of the work of the Korean visual artist who dared to go beyond the boundaries of “fine art”. The works on display at the Seoul Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art belong to video art, installation, typography, performance, and painting, as well as fields such as dance, theater, film, and music.

Until February 12, 2024

  • Marisol: A Retrospective, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – Montreal


Organized by Buffalo’s AKG Museum of Art, this major touring exhibition is the most comprehensive tribute to date to the pioneering artist Marisol (1930-2016). Marisol became famous not only for her groundbreaking works, but also for her place in the New York art scene. There, she met Andy Warhol, who included her in several of his films. In 1968 she represented Venezuela at the Venice Biennale and was among the four artists selected for the same year’s Documenta in Kassel, Germany. Marisol continued to sculpt, while also exploring other mediums such as drawing, printmaking and photography. He also designed sets and costumes for dance groups, and finally created public monuments to historical figures around the world.

From October 7 to January 21, 2024

  • El Greco, Palazzo Reale – Milan


The Palazzo Reale, in Milan, welcomes the exhibition “El Greco”, which presents the work of the Cretan artist, always keeping in focus his relationship with the places in which he lived, in order to offer visitors as accurate a historical-biographical experience as possible representation. At the same time, he highlights the strong theme of the “labyrinth” to underline the characteristic of the “novel apprenticeship” that governs El Greco’s life and which took place in the leading -at the time- “cultural capitals” of the Mediterranean. Among the exhibition’s “loans” are “Saint Martin and the Beggar” and “Laocon” from the National Gallery in Washington, the “Portrait of Hieronymus de Thevayos” from the Prado, the two “Annunciations of the Virgin” from the Thyssen -Bornemisza, excellent works from various ecclesiastical institutions such as the “Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian” from the Cathedral of Palentia and others.

From October 11, 2023 to February 11, 2024

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