Love London Love Culture’s Exhibition Picks for 2023

We take a look at some of the exhibitions we can’t wait to visit and explore in 2023.

(c)Victoria and Albert Museum London

Gabrielle Chanel.Fashion Manifesto, Victoria and Albert Museum: with a strong reputation for putting on excellent fashion exhibitions, we can’t wait to see this first UK exhibition devoted to the work of the French couturière and the evolution of her brand to what it has become today. It is set to go on display to the public on the 16th September 2023.

The Rosettis, Tate Britain: the Tate will host an exhibition exploring the Rossetti generation through and beyond the Pre-Raphaelite years: Dante Gabriel, Christina and Elizabeth (née Siddal). On display from the 6th April, this will be the first time that all of the surviving paintings, major drawings and watercolours by Elizabeth Siddal will be shown to the public.

After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art, National Gallery: on display from the 25th March, the National Gallery’s exhibition will explore a period of great change as artists broke with established tradition and laid the foundations for the art of the 20th and the 21st centuries. This display will pay particular focus on three giants of the era: Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin and the influence they had on other artists of their era.

Spain and the Hispanic World, Royal Academy of Arts: from the 21st January, visitors to the Royal Academy of Arts can expect to discover the history of Spanish and Hispanic art and culture from the ancient world to the early 20th century through over 150 fascinating works. It will include masterpieces by El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez and Goya to sculptures, paintings, sculptures, silk textiles and ceramics.

DIVA, Victoria and Albert Museum: also part of its 2023 programme, the V&A will explore the power and creativity of iconic performers, redefining the role of ‘diva’ and how this has been subverted or embraced over time across opera, stage, popular music, and film. It will be on display at the museum from the 24th June 2023.

Ai Weiwei: Making Sense, Design Museum: in his first exhibition focusing on design, Ai Weiwei will mix recent works with commissioned pieces which will take visitors on a journey of meditation on value and humanity, art and activism. Tickets for the display are available now, with the exhibition running from the 7th April until the 30th July.

Berthe Morisot: Shaping Impressionism, Dulwich Picture Gallery: from the 31st March, those paying a visit to the Dulwich Picture Gallery will be able to visit this first major UK exhibition of the renowned Impressionist since 1950. The exhibition will bring together 30 pieces of the artist’s work, with many having never been seen in the UK before.

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