Nov 13 - Dec 10
Best known for his iconic painting of the American flag, American pop artist Jasper Johns creates a dialogue with the viewer - forcing them to explore their cultural truths. “One hopes for something resembling truth, some sense of life, even of grace, to flicker, at least, in the work.” Jasper Johns, 2006.
Brazilian photographer Angélica Dass subverts racial prejudices by photographing 4000 volunteers of different skin tones and matching their corresponding shade in the industrial palette Pantone. “Growing up in a family with all of these flavours and colours, I never understood why we have this small classification of people as black, white, red or yellow that are the colours associated with race.”
Nov 9 - Feb 1
An avant-garde legend, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama influenced Andy Warhol and was mentored by Georgia O’Keeffe in the late 50s in New York. In 1977, she checked into Tokyo’ Seiwa hospital for the mentally ill, and still lives there voluntarily. Her work is the result of an obsessive-compulsive mind with a fixation on patterns, repetitions, and mirrors. She now has a five-storey building in Toyko dedicated to her work. You can visit her exhibit for only €7.
Nov 8 - Feb 4
A new exhibition celebrating the north of England and northerners’ influence on photography, fashion and art will open at Somerset House in London on Wednesday November 8th 2017 and run until February 4th 2018. The exhibition features over 100 photographs, fashion garments and artworks from a host of renowned photographers, designers and artists.
Nov 8 - Jan 14
Hailed as Ireland's favourite painting, The Meeting on Turret Stairs by Frederic William Burton was painted in 1864. The National Gallery of Ireland will be running an exhibition of Burton's work from 25 October 2017 - 14 January 2018- with descriptions of his life in London, meeting Pre-Raphaelites.