Every month we bring you a small round up of some of the coolest events from around the globe so wherever you are in the world, you’ll always have something fun to do. And for this month we round up some of the best art events happening in October.
Eindhoven, Netherlands: Dutch Design Week
Dutch Design Week (DDW) is back for another year! It’s the biggest design event in Northern Europe and brings more than 295,000 design lovers to the city of Eindhoven. The event showcases the work and ideas of more than 2500 designers and takes place in hundreds of locations across the city. DDW stands out against other design events as it places a huge focus on designs of the future and there is a big emphasis on experimentation, innovation and cross-over in design. Every year DDW sets a theme for each edition of the event and this year’s theme is ‘Stretch’. Over the nine days event attendees have access to exhibitions, lectures, prize ceremonies, networking events, debates and all sorts of other design fun.
21st to 29th October 2017
DDW takes place in various locations around Eindhoven, the full programme of events can be found here
PRICE: ONLINE €19, AT THE DOOR €19,50
Paris, France: Being Modern: MoMA in Paris
Opening on the 11th October Being Modern: MoMA in Paris is a huge exhibition that will be making its debut in France at Fondation Louis Vuitton. The exhibition will showcase 200 works from one of the most renowned and respected museums in the world, New York’s Museum of Modern Art. It will feature work from some iconic artists including Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, Alexander Calder, Walker Evans, Frank Stella and Paul Signac. There will also be some rare and exclusive documentary material from MoMA’s Archives that trace the history of the Museum and contextualizing the works.
Opens 11th October 2017
Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 75116, Paris, France
Price: Adults €16, concessions €10, under 18s €5
London, UK: Louise Dahl-Wolfe – A Style of her own
The first ever retrospective of the American photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe opens on 20th October at the Fashion and Textile Museum. Dahl-Wolfe is one of the most renowned and important female photographers of the 20th century and her relaxed and contemporary approach to fashion photography had a huge impact on some of the great photographers like Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. The exhibition looks at the rise of fashion photography as a respected career and will showcase over 100 photographs spanning three decades, from 1931 to 1959. A key focus will be Dahl-Wolfe’s 22 years as the leading contributor to Harper’s Bazaar. The Fashion and Textile Museum is also celebrating the 70th anniversary of the house of Christian Dior and will showcase a small selection of original Dior dresses. Opening 20th October until 21st January 2018 Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey St, London, SE1 3XF, UK Price: £9.90 www.ftmlondon.org/louise-dahl-wolfe-a-style-of-her-own
Brussels, Belgium: Magritte, Broodthaers and Contemporary Art
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It’s been 50 years since René Magritte passed away but his work still fascinates and intrigues us. Taking place in the city where he lived and died this exhibition showcases the Belgian surrealist’s work and the impact he had within the contemporary art world. The exhibition will feature over 150 paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, films and archival documents. A key part of the exhibition will focus on the relationship Magritte had with his friend and fellow artist Marcel Broodthaers, as well as artists like Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns and Gavin Turk.
Opens 13th October 2017
Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
Price: Adults €14.50, senior €12.50, concessions €8