Browse Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Sargy Mann, Light and Space at Cadogan Contemporary, London
11–28 May 2021 Sargy Mann Light and Space Cadogan ContemporaryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Greta Schödl, MARMI | MARBLES at Richard Saltoun Gallery, Online Only, London
10–29 May 2021 Greta Schödl MARMI | MARBLES Richard Saltoun GalleryOnline Only
Contemporary art exhibition, Kapwani Kiwanga, Cache at Goodman Gallery, London
8 May–12 June 2021 Kapwani Kiwanga Cache Goodman GalleryLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Josh Sperling, Spectrum at Perrotin, Hong Kong
8 May–12 June 2021 Josh Sperling Spectrum PerrotinHong Kong
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Contemporary art exhibition, Usha Seejarim, Angel of the house at SMAC Gallery, Cape Town
8 May–19 June 2021 Usha Seejarim Angel of the house SMAC GalleryCape Town
Contemporary art exhibition, Zhao Zhao, Pink 粉色 at Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei
8 May–19 June 2021 Zhao Zhao Pink 粉色 Lin & Lin GalleryTaipei
Contemporary art exhibition, Ha Chong-Hyun, Return to Color at Tina Kim Gallery, New York
8 May–30 June 2021 Ha Chong-Hyun Return to Color Tina Kim GalleryNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Su Meng-Hung, Self-exoticism at Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei
8 May–10 July 2021 Su Meng-Hung Self-exoticism Tina Keng GalleryTaipei
Contemporary art exhibition, Angel Vergara, Les Belles Idées reçues at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
8 May–17 July 2021 Angel Vergara Les Belles Idées reçues Axel Vervoordt GalleryAntwerp
Contemporary art exhibition, Annette Kelm, Die Bücher – The Books at MEYER KAINER, Vienna
8 May–31 July 2021 Annette Kelm Die Bücher – The Books MEYER KAINERVienna
Contemporary art exhibition, Jacques Calonne, Musique en Signes radieux at La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach, Brussels
7 May–6 June 2021 Jacques Calonne Musique en Signes radieux La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie BachBrussels
Contemporary art exhibition, Lu Yang, Doku: Digital Alaya at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
7 May–19 June 2021 Lu Yang Doku: Digital Alaya Jane Lombard GalleryNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Jose Dávila, The Circularity of Desire at Sean Kelly, New York
7 May–19 June 2021 Jose Dávila The Circularity of Desire Sean KellyNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, SHAMANISM curated by James Putnam at Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milan
7 May–2 July 2021 Group Exhibition SHAMANISM curated by James Putnam Mimmo Scognamiglio ArtecontemporaneaMilan
Contemporary art exhibition, Nick Mauss, Kianja Strobert, Hôtel Le Lièvre #3 at Campoli Presti, Paris
6–19 May 2021 Nick Mauss, Kianja Strobert Hôtel Le Lièvre #3 Campoli PrestiParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Sebastian Chaumeton, Context Plz at Maddox Gallery, Westbourne Grove, London
6–20 May 2021 Sebastian Chaumeton Context Plz Maddox GalleryWestbourne Grove
Contemporary art exhibition, Xylor Jane, Love Streams at Campoli Presti, Paris
6–29 May 2021 Xylor Jane Love Streams Campoli PrestiParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Hema Shironi, Rented Shadow and Neighbours at Saskia Fernando Gallery, Colombo
6 May–5 June 2021 Hema Shironi Rented Shadow and Neighbours Saskia Fernando GalleryColombo
Contemporary art exhibition, John Copeland, Heavy Reverb at Huxley-Parlour, London
6 May–6 June 2021 John Copeland Heavy Reverb Huxley-ParlourLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Wolfgang Tillmans, Lumière du matin at Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
6 May–12 June 2021 Wolfgang Tillmans Lumière du matin Galerie Chantal CrouselParis
Contemporary art exhibition, Jonah Gebka, Take Your Time at Boutwell Schabrowsky, Munich
6 May–12 June 2021 Jonah Gebka Take Your Time Boutwell SchabrowskyMunich
Contemporary art exhibition, Wang Gongyi, MULTITUDES at Chambers Fine Art, New York
6 May–18 June 2021 Wang Gongyi MULTITUDES Chambers Fine ArtNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Pedro Reyes, Pedro Reyes at Lisson Gallery, West 24th Street, New York
6 May–19 June 2021 Pedro Reyes Lisson GalleryWest 24th Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Sean Scully, The 12 / Dark Windows at Lisson Gallery, West 24th Street, New York
6 May–19 June 2021 Sean Scully The 12 / Dark Windows Lisson GalleryWest 24th Street, New York
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Ocula's art gallery members includes galleries such as Tina Kim Gallery in New York, the Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo, David Zwirner and Victoria Miro galleries in London, Simon Lee in London and Hong Kong and Almine Rech in Paris and Brussels. Ocula provides useful information about each gallery's history and past, current and upcoming art exhibitions, artists and artworks.

With a commitment to the exposure of exhibitions at both established and emerging galleries, the exhibitions featured on Ocula are both geographically and thematically expansive, and include photography exhibitions, painting exhibitions and conceptual art exhibitions. Ocula member galleries are found in over 50 cities around the globe and include many of the most prominent art galleries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.

Exhibitions are the very vehicle through which art is shared with the world, presenting art in a hybrid public private space, and enabling a dissemination of ideas through those that visit it. An exhibition enables art to be juxtaposed and contextualised thereby also promoting new thoughts that may not have originated with its original making, but now form through the ideas and minds of people who experience it.

The very practice of exhibiting art has a long and fascinating history which is in many ways as relevant to how contemporary art has unfolded. Historically exhibitions have questioned the very nature of art, igniting debate on what art is. Perhaps one of the earliest and most well-known exhibitions to question and protest the process of selection in the exhibition format was in the Salon des Refusés of 1863, which displayed those artworks rejected for the official Salon in the Palais d'Industrie.

The impressionist artists also were able to make their mark by staging art exhibitions outside of the mainstream art institutions, thereby triggering a re-thinking of what art can be. By following exhibition history, a collector or curator (or other art enthusiast) can begin to form a more in-depth understanding of an artist's practice and the gallery's programme.

Many galleries now see their spaces as being absolutely necessary to the need for their artists to exhibit their art and share their ideas, and to this end many museum quality shows take place in galleries today. Some galleries also are beginning to invest in online art exhibitions, and where relevant Ocula works with these galleries to drive attention to such exhibitions too.

There is no better way to experience artwork than in the space the artist selects to show the work in, but where doing so is an impossibility, Ocula provides a possible alternative.

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