Europe’s biggest exhibitions for spring 2022
European premieres, Renaissance masterpieces and minimalist murals
From Yayoi Kusama’s show Infinity Mirror Rooms in London to an Amazonian soundscape in Rome, here are four of Europe’s most compelling exhibitions for your guests to enjoy this spring.
Art lovers can immerse themselves in the Amazon rainforest in the middle of Rome this spring. The renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado is behind more than 200 large photographs in Amazônia at MAXXI – National Museum of 21st Century Art in the Flaminio neighbourhood, which is 10 minutes by car from Hotel de Russie. Premiering in Italy, this exhibition also features a soundscape of birdsong and the rustling of trees by the composer Jean-Michel Jarre.
To Monday 25th April 2022
Wall Drawings, Works on Paper, Structures (1968-2002) at the Jewish Museum of Belgium – a 3-minute drive from Hotel Amigo – is a rare chance to delve into Sol LeWitt’s works from the 1960s to the 2000s. The exhibition explores the American artist’s Jewish heritage and his work on the Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek synagogue in Connecticut, USA, as well as his links with Belgium. In addition to murals, works on paper, gouache paintings and sculptures, one highlight will be ‘Wall Drawing #138,’ from his "Arcs, Circles and Grids" series, which he made at the now closed MTL Gallery in Brussels. The work played a prominent role in the introduction of conceptual art in Belgium.
To Sunday 1st May 2022
Tate Modern, a 20-minute drive from Brown’s Hotel, is hosting another blockbuster exhibition this spring. Featuring two mirror rooms, Yayoi Kusama’s show Infinity Mirror Rooms will be a disquieting tour de force. The exhibition includes one of the Japanese artist’s largest installations, ‘Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life,’ a room covered with mirrored tiles, which she made for her 2012 retrospective at Tate Modern. A walkway guides visitors over a pool of water which, along with the mirrors, reflect hundreds of colourful flashing LED lights that dangle from the ceiling. Visitors then enter another mirrored room, ‘Chandelier of Grief,’ which is filled with rotating chandeliers.
Wednesday 18th May – Sunday 12th June 2022
Art fans can make the most of these inspiring exhibitions as they’re all on the doorstep of a Rocco Forte hotel.