UK culture vultures have exhibitions a-plenty to keep them amused over the next 12 months. 2013 is shaping up to be (culturally and visually) bigger, badder and better than the vintage year that we’ve just left behind.
National galleries have stepped up their game as the art world moves away from London-centric events. Derry-Londonderry is the City of Culture – look out for Lumiere, a nocturnal winter-fest that will transform the historic city through the power of light. Inspiring and illuminating – 2013 is the year to rediscover Great Britain.
ICA, London from 23 January–17 March
Juergen Teller is one of a few artists who have been able to operate in the art world and the commercial – this exhibition explores his landmark fashion and commercial photography from the 90s.
Tate Liverpool from 8 June–6 October
The first UK exhibition of the Russian painters work in over 15 years focuses on Chagall’s time in Paris during WWI and in Russia during the revolution.
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh from 27 July–3 November
Exploring the visual representation of witches across the last 500 years, with work from artists including William Blake, Paula Rego and Francisco de Goya.
The British Museum from 28 March–29 September
Offering a unique glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire, this major exhibition bring together over 250 fascinating objects, many of which have never before been seen outside Italy.
V&A, London from 23 March–28 July
An international retrospective of a celebrated cultural icon, exploring the broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art and film.
Modern Art Oxford from 23 February–14 April
Powerful bronze and brass sculptures, focusing on the German artists’ incessant reworking of motifs – his highly personal exploration in plaster of the possibilities of dealing with figure, form and plane.
MAC, Belfast from 8 February–28 April
Coming to Northern Ireland for the first time through the Artist Rooms initiative, over 300 works span Warhol’s eclectic career, which shaped contemporary and modern art.
The Barbican, London from 14 January–9 June
A complex exhibition, analysing Marcel Duchamp’s legacy and tracing his relationship with four ‘Modern Masters’, composer, John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, and visual artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns.
Wellcome Collection, London from 28 March–30 June
Bridging the gap between psychiatry and art, the object-led exhibition features work from 46 artists who are residents and day patients at social welfare institutions across Honshu, Japan.
Moray Art Centre, Scotland from 14 September–11 Jan 2014
Influential American photographer Diane Arbus honest images paved the way for the work of contemporary photographers and artists. The exhibition features a selection of Arbus's images, spanning her work from the mid 50’s up to her suicide in the early 70’s.
Main image: Marc Chagall
I and the Village
Oil on Canvas
1921 x 1514 mm © ADAGP Paris and DACS, London 2012. Photo © SCALA, Florence
Marc Chagall image: The Green Donkey 1911, Gauache on board
© ADAGP Paris and DACS, London 2012
Marcel Duchamp image: © Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1950 (replica of 1917 original); Philadelphia Museum of Art, 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift (by exchange) of Mrs. Herbert Cameron Morris.© Succession Marcel Duchamp, 2012, ADAGP/Paris, DACS/London.