This Monday 3rd July was apparently the world’s hottest day ever, and you know what that means? Summer’s officially started. We know you’re desperate to get out and enjoy the weather, so here’s a list of upcoming events to get you out of the house and into: a deck chair in front of the Louvre, a New York-based gallery exhibition, a sustainability workshop in London, or Copenhagen’s 14-hour rave.
New York celebrates 100 years of Avedon
Gasogian in New York is celebrating the works of photographer Richard Avedon via an exhibition curated by almost 150 artists, designers, musicians, writers, curators, and the fashion world. These 150 people were asked to each select one of Avedon’s photographs to be shown as part of the exhibition, and included iconic figures such as Naomi Campbell, Elton John, Spike Lee, Kate Moss, Chloë Sevigny, and Christy Turlington. The exhibition will be open till Friday 7th July.
Watch a movie outside the Louvre
Paris’ most iconic film festival, CINÉMA PARADISO LOUVRE 2023, returns this Thursday 6th July to the cobbled courtyard of the Louvre, hosting four evenings of free cinema, concerts, and DJ sets in the open-air for whoever wants to attend. Across three days it’s open, the cinema will show a variety of cult classics and new Netflix releases, as well as inviting you for games, dance classes, karaoke, and quizzes.
Berlin is hosting a party under Christopher Bauder’s luminous sculpture
Drak Matter SOMMERLIGHTS in Berlin is blending art and music through its installation of Christopher Bauder’s 16-metre-high light sculpture, STALACTITE, in Berlin, combined with live performances from a variety of iconic DJs. The combination of electronic music and electric light displays filling the space is perfect for summer nights out this July.
A David Hockney exhibition is coming to Tokyo
British artist, David Hockney, is taking over the The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan this summer, where he’s hosting over 100 of his artworks for his first Japan-based solo exhibition for 27 years. The art on display features a variety of mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, and performing arts pieces from over the past 60 years. Opening on July 15th, the exhibition will be open until November 5th.
London’s Fashion District Festival is hosting a Depop pop-up
London’s eco-conscious annual event, the Fashion District Festival, has just announced its 2023 line-up, as is inviting you to visit its Depop pop up for a taste of sustainable fashion. Located in a brand-new building at Number 1 Lamb St in Spitalfields, Depop’s just one of the brands showcasing preloved, swapped, rented, and upcycled fashion at the festival, alongside workshops, start-ups, and more. You can visit the festival from July 11th to 16th.
Party for 12 hours straight in an old hangar construction in Copenhagen
The iconic Hangaren Summer parties have returned this summer, this year running for 12-14 hours straight meaning you can party the day and night away. Hosted in Copenhagen, the event boasts a lineup of DJs including Dr. Rubinstein, Schacke, Peachlyfe, David Garset, and more, as well as a bonfire, bars and a food truck. Check out the Hangaren Summer events, dotted throughout July.
Amsterdam is throwing a 90s theme silent disco
Amsterdam’s keeping things silent this July with a silent disco unlike the ones we’ve seen before. This silent disco boasts 90s hits and an extraordinary location, hosted in the illuminated Waalse Kerk, a historic church in the heart of Amsterdam. It’s part of a travelling tour of silent discos each hosted in a different beautiful location, lit up in a bright spectrum of lights. Happening on July 8th, you won’t want to miss this.
Get lost in this Milan-based surrealism exhibition
The MUDEC delle Culture in Milan is hosting a new Surrealist exhibition that’s straight up… surreal. Presenting 180 works including paintings, sculptures, drawings, documents and artefacts from Surrealist artists including Dalí, Magritte, and Man Ray, the exhibition will stay open until July 30th. If you’re looking for a gallery visit that’ll have you wondering about dreams and reality, psyche and love, this ones for you.
Visit LA’s Roberts Projects art space & its “Wanderlust” exhibition
Head to Los Angeles for an exhibition hosted by Roberts Projects titled Wanderlust, and get lost in the idea of self-depreciation, self-love, and self-realisation. Featuring works from Brittany Shepherd, Justin Williams, and more, the exhibition’s set to be an exploration into some deeper yet relatable subject matter around personhood and spirituality, closing on the 8th July.
Go watch Wimbledon on St Katherine’s Docks
Wimbledon tennis tickets sold out way too quick, but you don’t have to be in the building to watch it. Head to St Katherine’s Docks in London to watch the tournament on the big screen, and feel the atmosphere of actually being there without the craziness of the journey. Till Sunday 16th – when the tournament ends – there’ll be plenty of chances to spend an afternoon or evening kicking back to the tennis.
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