Subject Optical Dynamic no. 1, 1963 (wood, machined aluminum & nylon), Eduarda Maino (Dadamaino) (1935-2004) / Museo del Novecento, Milan, Italy / Mondadori Portfolio/Electa/Luca Carrà / Bridgeman Images

Dadamaino: Give Time to Space
A arte Invernizzi, Milan
Until 5th February 2020

Lauded for her consistency and idiosyncrasy of style, Italian artist Dadamaino is being celebrated by a solo exhibition of her work at Milan’s A arte Invernizzi gallery. The exhibition itself is a white maze of eclectic pieces from the late 50s to 70s with a focus on Dadamaino’s exploration of the relationship between shape, form and colour. A pioneer of the avant-garde of her time, Dadamaino is best known for her black-and-white hole paintings, to which a whole room of the exhibition is dedicated.

Red Dining Room, 2004 (acrylic on canvas), Susie Hamilton (b.1950) / Private Collection / © the artist. Courtesy Paul Stolper, London / Bridgeman Images

A Dreadful Day
Paul Stolper Gallery, London
7th February – 7th March

Bridgeman Copyright artists Gavin Turk and Susie Hamilton feature in this unique exhibition organised by the Paul Stolper Gallery – a contemporary London art gallery and a leading publisher of contemporary editions. Established in 1998, the gallery works directly with artists to publish limited edition prints and sculptures while also running an exhibition programme in the gallery throughout the year.

Untitled (S.183, Hanging Open Form with Five Upward Ears and Five Downward Tails), c.1954 (galvanised steel wire), Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

Ruth Asawa: A Line Can Go Anywhere
David Zwirner, Mayfair, London
Until 15th February 2020

This exhibition chooses to focus on the relationship between sculpture and art on paper in the work of American artist Ruth Asawa. Most renowned for her collection of hanging wire sculptures, Asawa utilises a lightweight, abstract style rooted in the natural work and its forms. Her work has a notable emphasis on the versatility of the line, and of sculpture as an artistic medium. David Zwirner’s exhibition will be the first major collection of Asawa’s work displayed outside of the United States.

The History of Medicine in Mexico: The People’s Demand for Better Health – Electrocardiogram and radiology examination Fresco by Diego Rivera (1886-1957), 1953 Detail Mexico City, Raza Hospital, Diego Rivera (1886-1957) / Photo © Luisa Ricciarini / Bridgeman Images

Diego Rivera: A Universal Artist
Casa de México, Madrid
Until 16th February 2020

For his exploratory mix of traditions and his commitment and love for his country and beliefs, Casa de México have named Mexican artist Diego Rivera ‘universal’. The collection of twenty of his works, from juvenilia to pieces created towards the end of his life, demonstrate the truly versatile range of his art. Offering a view of the world through Rivera’s eyes, significant examples include portraits of the women who played an important role in his life, and works influenced by his contemporaneity with cubists such as Picasso and Braque.

Untitled, from the series ‘Rapture’, 1999 (gelatin silver print), Shirin Neshat (b.1957) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

Shirin Neshat: I will Greet the Sun Again
The Broad, Los Angeles
Until 16th February 2020

The Broad’s exhibition of the work of exiled Iranian artist Shirin Neshat is the largest to date, displaying over 230 works spanning across her career of around thirty years. The exhibition is an exploration of Neshat’s own experiences of exile, identity and displacement through the medium of photography and immersive video installation. Neshat’s work has a focus on the individual and the cultural, often taking inspiration in her art from real people and personal experiences.

Self Portrait (oil on canvas), Andrew Gadd (Contemporary Artist) / Private Collection / Photo © Agnew’s, London / Bridgeman Images

Andrew Gadd: How I Exist In Dreams
The Biscuit Factory, Bermondsey, London
February 20th – 24th – Don’t Miss It!

Andrew Gadd is the internationally acclaimed fine artist with works exhibited across the globe from the UK and throughout Europe and America. This latest exhibition presents a wide selection of Gadd’s lastest paintings, which depict variously extravagant and imaginary figures, characters and creatures in a variety of dreamlike scenarios.

Study for The Mud Bath (gouache), David Bomberg (1890-1957) / Private Collection / Photo © Agnew’s, London / Bridgeman Images

Young Bomberg and the Old Masters
National Gallery, London
Until 1st March 2020

This exhibition explores the National Gallery inspirations behind the works of British painter David Garshen Bomberg. Best known for his angular, avant-garde style of art, Bomberg was commonly associated with abstract depictions of the human body. After the war Bomberg’s style evolved into that of a Post-Impressionist, focusing on more traditional landscape paintings. Bomberg’s influences were broad and significant, providing him with a springboard from which to launch an exploration of his own styles and techniques.

Untitled, 1948 (walnut stain on paper), Pierre Soulages (b.1919) / Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images

Soulages at the Louvre
The Louvre Museum, Paris
Until 9th March 2020

Marking the centenary of French artist Pierre Soulages’ birth in December 1919, the Louvre’s exhibition of his work maps the chronological development of Soulages’ work with eighty years’ worth of pieces. Often described as a ‘painter of black and white’, Soulages was a pioneer in the use of outrenoir, or ‘ultrablack’, changing the premise of painting to achieve total abstraction. The exhibition details his unique approach to the medium, his works’ ambiguous titles questioning the synthesis between artist and viewer interpretation, which, acccording to Soulages, are liable to ‘emerge and fall apart’.

Double Portrait with Hat, c.1936-37 (gelatin silver print), Dora Maar (1907-97) / Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA / John L. Severance Fund / Bridgeman Images

Dora Maar
Tate Modern, London
Until 15th March 2020

Celebrated as an icon of surrealism, Dora Maar’s work comprised of provocatively unique photomontages of the world around her to challenge traditional approaches to art, expressing its own radical and political qualities. The Tate Modern’s exhibition displays a wide breadth of artistic works from the career of Maar and her contemporaries, the most notable being Pablo Picasso, for whose painting ”Weeping Woman” Maar was the model.

New Orleans: Ragging Home, 1974 (collage of plain, printed, and painted papers, with acrylic, lacquer, graphite, and marker, mounted on Masonite panel), Romare Howard Bearden(1911-1988) / North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, USA / Purchased with funds from the State of North Carolina and various donors, by exchange / Bridgeman Images

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983
De Young Museum, San Francisco
Until 15th March 2020

Organised originally by the Tate Modern, this travelling exhibition features a collection of around 150 works by 60 black artists active during the Civil Rights, Black Power and other significant social movements in U.S. history. An eclectic and striking mix of mediums, from collage, clothing and photography to melted records, the exhibition is a representation of the countless variations in artist experience and mode of expression during such turbulent times.

Reclining Naiad, 1819-24 (marble), Antonio Canova (1757-1822) / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA / Bridgeman Images

Canova: Eternal Beauty
Museo di Roma, Rome
Until 15th March 2020

This exhibition focuses on the significance of Antonio Canova, considered one of the greatest Neoclassical sculptors of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, within the context of Rome’s history. Tracing the history of Canova as an artist from his first stay in Rome to his rise to fame. As well as sculpture, the collection is made up of drawings, sketches, models and plaster casts; it provides a comprehensive survey of the culturally significant artist’s processes from start to finish.

Mystic Sky with Self-Portrait, 1992 (litho with paper construction), Betye Saar (b.1926) / Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, PA, USA / Gift of the Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, in memory of Anne d’Harnoncourt, 2009 / Bridgeman Images

Betye Saar: Call and Response
LACMA, Los Angeles
Until 5th April 2020

Known for her work in the three-dimensional medium of assemblage, Betye Saar is celebrated in this exhibition at LACMA which explores her artistic contributions to the discussion of race, gender and religion in late 20th century America. Part of the Black Arts Movement during the 1970s and a challenger of negative views of African Americans, Saar’s work is of an obviously political nature. LACMA’S exhibition considers the links between her primary sketches and finished works, informed heavily by experiences and objects accumulated by travelling across Africa, Asia, Europe and Central America.

Pablo Picasso (b/w photo) / © Michel Sima / Bridgeman Images

Picasso and Paper
Royal Academy of Arts, London
25th January – 13th April 2020

This exhibition from the Royal Academy of Arts exhibits over 300 works from Picasso’s career that exemplify his innovative and inventive uses of paper as a medium. From collaging, burning and tearing newspapers and tablecloths, to the additions of pastel, gouache and watercolour, the exhibition spans a wide chronology in the development of Picasso’s style and of a significant period in modern art. Highlights include the vibrant Women at Their Toilette (1937-8), a collage stretching to a length of almost five metres, and sketchbook studies for Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907).

Charles I (1600-49) and his Family (oil on canvas), Anthony van Dyck, (1599-1641) / The Trustees of the Goodwood Collection / Bridgeman Images

British Baroque: Power and Illusion
Tate Britain, London
5th February – 19th April 2020

The Tate Britain is set to introduce to the UK its first ever exhibition to focus on the place of the baroque in British art, and the culture surrounding it from the mid-1600s to early 1700s. Usually synonymous with the extravagant glory of European courts, baroque was also used in Britain to explore shifts in the dynamics of power and status, as well as acting as a medium for criticism of it. From heroic equestrian portraiture to painted baroque interiors, the exhibition is an eclectic selection of highlights from the newly introduced Baroque style of the period.

Madonna and Child, Our Lady of the Book, Raphael (1483-1520) / Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Perugia, Umbria, Italy / Photo © Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria / Bridgeman Images

Raphael in Berlin: The Madonnas of the Gemäldegalerie
Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
13th December 2019 – 26th April 2020

As part of Berlin’s celebrations to commemorate 500 years since the death of Raphael, the Kulturforum’s Gemäldegalerie will bring together the Nationalgalerie’s five Madonna paintings with Madonna of the Pinks, which will leave the United Kingdom for the first time in five centuries. The one-room exhibition exhibits paintings of Raphael thought to be some of his best and considers the exterior context of the history of collecting art in Europe.

Apostle Paul at his desk, c.1629-30 (oil on oak panel), Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn (1606-69) / Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany / Bridgeman Images

Young Rembrandt
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
27th February 2020 – 7th June 2020

This exhibition sets out to display some of Rembrandt’s lesser known works from his earlier life in Leiden in the 1620s before he became an artistic sensation in Amsterdam’s cultural consciousness in the mid-1630s. The Ashmolean’s exhibition will be the most extensive collection of Rembrandt’s early works to date, including nearly one hundred prints and drawings from international and private collections. A notable highlight will be ”Let the Little Children Come to Me”, a late 1620s painting only recently discovered to be one of Rembrandt’s own.

David Hockney – portrait of the British pop artist b.1937 / Bridgeman Images

David Hockney: Drawing from Life
National Portrait Gallery, London
27th February 2020 – 28th June 2020

Featuring around 150 works from collections of David Hockney’s work from all over the world, this exhibition explores twenty years’ worth of drawings by the artist. The exhibition is a journey through the life of Hockney, from his beginnings as a draughtsman in the 1950s to his artistic renown today. The exhibition revisits a significant group of sitters who were close to him as well as a selection of new drawings and paintings from various phases of Hockney’s life.