The team at Artalistic would like to wish you a happy 2022! We hope that some semblance of normalcy will be returned this year, including the possibility of seeing art exhibitions in person. We have rounded up a list of major art exhibitions in 2022 as well as must-see art fairs. (Illustration: Flag, 1954-55, by Jasper Johns)
2022 Art Exhibitions & Fairs
Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror
Sept 29, 2021 – Feb 13, 2022 │ Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Jasper Johns' work has been making waves in the art world since his first show in the late 1950s. Ever since, his work has helped spark many art movements, including Pop art, Minimalism and Conceptualism. This massive retrospective spanning Johns' 65-year career is one of the most comprehensive to date, featuring iconic and rare pieces on public view for the first time through a large range of media from paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. This show has two parts, one of which is being featured at the Whitney and the other at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
May 15 – Sep 5, 2022 │Art Institute of Chicago
Cezanne was known by Picasso and Matisse as “the greatest of us all.” His work is still revered today almost a hundred years after it was created. This major retrospective is the first in the United States in more than 25 years and features 90 oil paintings, 40 watercolors, drawings and two complete sketchbooks. Cezanne is a must-see exhibition organized by the Art institute of Chicago and the Tate Modern, London.
Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971
Opening 2022 │ Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles
Regeneration delves into the works of African American filmmakers from the birth of the motion picture industry through the Civil Rights era while opening dialogues between these filmmakers and visual artists. The goal is to redefine US film history by showcasing and elevating this underrepresented aspect of this creative medium.
Andy Warhol: Revelation
Nov 19, 2021 – June 19, 2022 │Brooklyn Museum
Andy Warhol is one of the world's most celebrated artists yet his work inspired by his Catholic upbringing remains lesser known. Andy Warhol: Revelation explores the artist's relationship with religion, highlighting his recontextualization of the subject through the lens of Pop art and culture.
Barbara Kruger: THINKING OF YOU. I MEAN ME. I MEAN YOU
Sep 19, 2021 – Jan 24, 2022 │ Art Institute of Chicago
American Artist Barbara Kruger has been creating work that underlines our relationship with consumerism and contemporary life for the past 40 years. This major 2022 exhibition is not a retrospective but it certainly brings together a massive array of pieces encompassing the full breadth of her career – from lesser-known “pasteups” to more recent digital productions. The show includes works on vinyl, site-specific installations, animations and multichannel video installations that fill the largest viewing room in the museum and spill out into the surrounding cityscape. This exhibition is great chance to experience Krugers work: “As shrinking attention spans collide with the voyeurism and narcissism that define contemporary life, her immersive installations and widely circulated pictures and words invite us to reconsider how we relate to one another.”
Weaving Splendor: Treasures of Asian Textiles
Sep 25, 2021 – March 6, 2022 │ Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has curated a superb collection of Chinese, Indian, Persian and Turkish clothing and textiles. These luxury textiles are a stunning example of these treasures that reflect a part of domestic life and global trade. This exhibition is a rare chance to see such breathtaking pieces.
Water, Wind, Breath: Southwest Native Art in Community
Feb 20 2022 – May 15, 2022 │ The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
This major 2022 art exhibition showcases Pueblo and Navajo pottery, textiles and jewelry. It features approximately 100 pieces collected during the 1930s to present time. The pieces show these living traditions that promote individual and community well-being.
America's most anticipated 2022 Art Fairs
LA Art Show │ Jan 19 – 23, 2022
The LA Art Show is heralded as “the most comprehensive international contemporary art show in America. This art fair covers more than 180,000 square feet of exhibition space bringing together domestic and international galleries who have selected their finest work to be shown, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, installations, photography, design, video and performance.
FOG Design + Art
Jan 20 – 23, 2022 San Francisco
FOG features art and design from both the West Coast and further afield. This fair brings together 45 leading international galleries focusing on 20th-century and contemporary design. This major 2022 art fair takes place in the stunning historic Fort Mason building.
The Winter Show
Spring 2022 art fair dates to be announced │Park Ave Armory, New York
The Winter Show is heralded as one of America's leading art fairs, featuring art, antiques and design. This year 69 international dealers will be present, showcasing a dynamic selection of works spanning over 5,000 years of fine art, decorative objects and jewelry.
The Superfine Art Fair
Several locations throughout America's major cities
Forbes Magazine states that, “Superfine isn't a traditional art fair. Founded on the principles of inclusivity and bringing art to communities who are often unwelcome or marginalized in the art world, the fairs are themed to be inclusive and fun for everyone.” The Superfine Art Fair takes place from the East to West coast of America in New York, LA, Miami, DC, San Francisco and Seattle. This emerging art fair is like no other!