I tend to read all the articles which tell one what’s coming up next year and have also been casually investigating what is coming up. It’s a way of mapping out and planning where to be in the year ahead. Please let me know if there are other things cultural/architectural I should be aware of.
Gagosian open an exhibition in Paris on the work of Phyllida Barlow, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding. I hope we can get to see it.
Spain and the Hispanic World at the Royal Academy. It will be great to see the collection of the Hispanic Society in London.
Donatello at the V&A. I missed the exhibition in Florence, so am very pleased that a version of it is coming to London.
Tercentenary of Wren’s death. It’s a year for looking back at, and re-appraising, Wren and his legacy.
Lucie Rie at Kettle’s Yard.
An exhibition on ‘Art, Death and the Afterlife’ by Julian Stair opens at the Sainsbury Centre (Julian Stair: Art, Death and the Afterlife – Sainsbury Centre)
The Farrell Centre opens in Newcastle with an exhibition ‘More for Less: Reimagining Architecture for a Changing World’.
The Georgian Group has organised a conference on Wren (https://georgiangroup.org.uk/event-directory/symposium-wren-300/).
The National Portrait Gallery re-opens. I’m looking forward to seeing the way that Jamie Fobert has managed to enlarge and reconfigure it by taking in the space outside and the nineteenth century moat and the original east wing which has been used as offices, although originally designed as a top-lit (narrow) gallery space. Also how the collection has been selected and re-hung.
Yale University Press publishes Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen’s Untimely Moderns: How Twentieth-Century Architecture Reimagined the Past on how twentieth-century architects, particularly those based round the Yale School of Architecture, viewed history.
The Centre for Classical Architecture in Cambridge is organising a conference on ‘The Professional World of Sir Christopher Wren’.
The Faith Museum is due to open in Bishop Auckland. There is already a Gallery of Spanish Art in the main square and a hotel will open in the spring. The Faith Museum will be housed in a stone building by Niall McLaughlin, already added to the Bishop’s Palace.
Gill Hedley’s book on Henry Flitcroft is being published with an introduction by CSS (https://georgiangroup.org.uk/2022/07/20/henry-flitcroft/)