For arts and culture, 2021 represented – at least in part – a year of recovery after a discouraging 2020 marked by cancelled or postponed events and exhibitions. Museums are back to welcoming visitors from all over the world, and art fairs are once again a meeting point for collectors and art enthusiasts.
However, the situation is not the same in all countries: in Austria, at the end of November, a national lockdown forced museums and galleries to stop for a month, reassured this time by a pre-established date for the restart. New lockdowns have recently been announced in other countries, both in Europe and elsewhere.
The spectre of the Omicron variant looms over a sector already plagued by the pandemic. The hope is that 2022 will in any case be a year of growth for cultural institutions. From the Tate Modern in London, where the exhibition “Surrealism Beyond Borders”, previously staged at the MET in New York, will be shown, to the MAXXI in Rome with the exhibition “Cao Fei. Supernova”, dedicated to the movies of the Chinese artist, acclaimed by the international public. In short, the options are many.
We have prepared a list with eleven exhibitions to visit in 2022.
Opening image: MAXXI, CAO FEI, Nova, 2019 Video Still Courtesy: Cao Fei and Vitamin Creative Space and Sprüth Magers