ON VIEW is a printed and an online section in which Flash Art invites prominent figures of the art world to select the best current and upcoming international exhibitions.
“Making Marvels: Science & Splendor at the Courts of Europe”
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Through March 1, 2020
This pleasurably dense exhibition brings together hundreds of complex and exquisite objects from the courts of Europe between 1550 and 1750. A selection of automata, musical instruments, clocks, and measuring devices (among many other opulent items) articulate an illuminating position on both the optics of power and our infatuation with technological innovation as a means of knowing the world.
Dhaka Art Summit 2020, “Seismic Movements”
Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka
From February 7–17, 2020
This year’s DAS theme — Seismic Movements — considers geological ruptures as an opportunity to reevaluate long-standing positions in art and visual culture. The expansive, masterfully organized exhibition brings together more than five hundred artists, scholars, curators, and writers spanning the entire globe. Perhaps even more impressively, it attracts upwards of three hundred thousand visitors, entirely free of charge.
Through March 7, 2020
In the small Swiss city of Fully, a cement relief of a bull bore the spray-painted phrase “Work Hard.” In a gesture of sneering apathy, it has recently been updated by artist Gabriele Garavaglia to read: “Work Hard Sucks.” Such acerbic wit courses through this group exhibition at Milieu, which brings together some of today’s most compelling artists: Anna-Sophie Berger, Lorenza Longhi, Tina Braegger, and Garavaglia himself.