If you’re feeling stuck as to what to get up to this weekend, you don’t have to look much further. In this week’s Around The World, we’ve compiled a list of festivals, exhibitions and shows to attend, from London to Tokyo. From YSL Museum’s tribute show to its designer to a Studio Ghibli nostalgic exhibit, there’s something for everyone, everywhere.
THE MET COSTUME INSTITUTE OPENS ITS DOORS TO EVERYONE
With the Met Gala now over, the Costume Institute’s Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty exhibition is opening to the public on May 5. With an emphasis on Lagerfeld’s sketching talent, the museum will showcase over 150 pieces the German designer created at Chanel, Chloé, Fendi, Balmain and Patou, as well as his own personal drawings.
LA STREET ARTIST DEFER COMES TO LONDON
Titled “Spiritual Language”, the Los Angeles graffiti scene member Defer is holding an exhibition at Woodbury House until May 25. Showcasing his signature style composed of free-flow brush strokes on lettering, Defer immerses himself completely in the art of painting, exploring the theme of the connectivity between mind, body and spirit.
PARIS’ YVES SAINT LAURENT MUSEUM SEES GOLD
Open until May 14, the Yves Saint Laurent museum in Paris celebrates the 60th anniversary of the designer’s very first collection, by showcasing one of his favourite colours: Gold. On display are 40 haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces, as well as jewellery and other objects that fall into Saint Laurent’s famous ‘golden touch’.
BARCELONA’S MOCO MUSEUM IMMERSES IN DIGITAL ART
The Moco Museum, which is permanently hosting some of the greatest artists from Andy Warhol to Banksy, is embracing the future of art, exploring the new medium of digital creation. Now showing until November 3, the immersive showspace creates a multi-sensory experience, showcasing contemporary artists and diving into the endless possibilities that digital art can offer.
STUDIO GHIBLI AND NTV SHOWCASE ANIME IN TOKYO
Found at the 7moco mu in Tokyo, Studio Ghibli and TV network NTV are tracing back the “Friday Road Show” history, the program founded in 1985 which broadcasted films every Friday night. Artworks on display include The World of Ohm by artist Takayuki Takeya and Studio Ghibli’s Phantom Lighthouse, bringing nostalgic memories back to its visitors.
TAKE A LOOK BACK AT GIANNI VERSACE’S CREATIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS
The Groninger Museum in the Netherlands is celebrating the late Gianni Versace with its “Retrospective” exhibition, 25 years after his death. From outfits and accessories to drawings, interior and show footage, the museum highlights the trailblazing designer’s impact on the fashion industry, emphasising the themes of self-confidence, Ancient Greece and pop art.
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH ART AT AMSTERDAM’S ANNUAL ART FAIR
The annual KunstRAI art fair in Amsterdam kickstarts today and will showcase the city’s artistic talents throughout the week. One of the longest running art fairs, the event will host gallery spaces and booths dedicated to individual artists, with an emphasis on supporting young and emerging artists as well as affordable art for everyone.
MIKE NELSON GOES POST-APOCALYPTIC AT THE HAYWARD GALLERY
Titled “Mike Nelson: Extinction Beckons”, the Hayward Gallery is hosting the artist’s latest exhibition that takes on a dystopian perspective. Made up of several rooms that include scraped materials from junk yards and miscellaneous flea market objects, large installations and sculptures, Nelson borders the science fiction genre by exploring tales of countercultures, failed political movements and dark histories.
INDULGE IN NORDIC MUSIC AT DENMARK’S SPOT FESTIVAL
The Spot festival is making its comeback this weekend in Aarhus, Denmark for its 28th edition. Spotlighting Danish and overall Nordic music, the two-day event will showcase over 200 artists from all sorts of genres, from pop and indie to metal rock and hiphop, with performances from Bríet, Lucky Lo and Julie Pavon.
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