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 Art calendar 2017

The calendar of the main events in fields of art, design and aesthetics (The version of La frimeuse)

















PittiUOMOJanuary 11-15


The world’s most important platform for men’s clothing and accessory collections and for launching new projects in men’s fashion.

Venue: Fortezza da Basso, Florence

Open: Every day: 9am – 6pm  last day: 9am – 4pm



vaUntil January 31

Toe-curling footwear fashions from the past and present for those who like their feet to look fancy.

Over 200 pairs of shoes past and present have been gathered from all around the world, from ancient Egyptian sandals decorated in pure gold leaf to hi-tech shoes created using a 3D printer. Pairs worn by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Queen Victoria, Sarah Jessica Parker and Daphne Guinness will be on display, alongside iconic shoes from popular culture.

Venue: V&A, London

Open: Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-5.45pm; Fri 10am-10pm



Until March 20

«GENESIS». Designer shoes of the fuutre

About 100 pairs of shoes by the top contemporary designers. The exhibits will be located in different zones in correspondence with the certain utopian ideas.

You’ll see unusual, luxurious and fantastic shoes by Zaha Hadid, Kenzo Takada, Omar Angel Perez, Giuseppe Zanotti, Silvia Fado, Noritaka Tatehana and many others.

Venue: Erarta museum, Saint-Petersburg

Open: 10am – 10pm, closed on tuesday



january 18-24

imm cologne – The international interiors show. Create. Furnish. Live

The first interiors show of the year presents the trends that will be shaping the furniture and interiors sector – and the products that are good for business. At the imm cologne, you’ll find a unique variety of interior design ideas for every room, every style and every requirement – from the basics all the way to designer items and luxury furnishings.



branbergjanuary 18-31

Berlin fashion week

The complete schedule:






january 18-31

Australian Open Tennis Championships

The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia.The one of main the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year.





january 20-24

 The London Art Fair presents a varied programme of Modern and contemporary art.

Venue: Business Design Centre

Open: Wed Jan 20 11am-9pm; Thu Jan 21 11am-9pm;
Fri Jan 22 11am-7pm;
Sat Jan 23 10am-7pm;
 Sun Jan 24 10am-5pm




january 21-24

Art Stage Singapore

Art Stage Singapore is an international contemporary art fair focusing on Asia Pacific.

Venue: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Exhibition and Convention Centre

Open: 21 January 2016 (Thu): 12pm–8pm, 22 January 2016 (Fri): 12pm–7pm, 23 January 2016 (Sat): 11am–7pm, 24 January 2016 (Sun): 11am–6pm, (Last admission is one hour before the Fair ends)



january 21-24

Outsider Art Fair

The leading art fair for outsider, self-taught and folk art.

Venue: Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

Open: January 21:  early access 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Vernissage 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday, January 22nd: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Saturday, January 23rd: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm, Sunday, January 24th: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


la2016-january 27-31

Los Angeles Art Show

The LA Art Show, the 200,000 square foot art fair that welcomed more than 50,000 art enthusiasts to the Los Angeles Convention Center this past year, will launch its newly curated art show experience at the upcoming 2016 event. Founded in 1994, the show has grown from a small regional event featuring 14 galleries to become the largest and longest running platform for fine art, bringing in more than 120 galleries representing 22 countries.

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A

Open: Thursday, January 28, 11am – 7pm, Friday, January 29, 11am – 7pm, Saturday, January 30, 11am – 7pm, Sunday, January 31, 11am – 5pm




january 28-31


artgenève is an art exhibition, which aims to establish an artistic platform in the Suisse Romande – at the very forefront of contemporary art, modern art and contemporary design – which pays homage to the requirements of the Lake Geneva region’s many collectors and art-lovers.

Venue: route françois-peyrot 30 case postale 112 1218 le grand-saconnex

Open: Thursday, January 28, – Sunday, January 31, 12am – 8pm




February 10 to  September 4

Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius Images

The large-scale reproductions of famous drawings and sketches by the great genius of the Renaissance are put into practice. Forty historical models by the great artist and inventor, including flying machines, diving equipment and weapons, are constructed in this unique exhibition.

Venue: The Science Museum in South Kensington

Open: daily 10am-5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm)




February 11  21


Every February Berlin transforms into a meeting point for film stars and filmmaking talents, film buyers and journalists, professionals and international film buffs. With more than 500,000 tickets and 20,000 professional visitors, the Berlinale is not only the world’s largest festival in terms of audience, but also one of the most important annual events for the international film industry.





February 11  –  May 22 

A retrospective survey of the last hundred years of the influential fashion magazine, British Vogue.

Venue: National Portrait Gallery

Open: Mon-Wed, Sat, Sun 10am-6pm; Thu, Fri 10am-9pm





February 19  23 

London Fashion Week 2016

ondon Fashion Week 2016 is awash with stylish events, although lots of them aren’t open to the public. For us mere plebs, however, there’s still lots on the LFW agenda. Here’s our pick of the best London Fashion Week events open to all and check out our round up of London’s best shopping events to keep you looking good all year round.

Venue: Brewer Street Car Park



Until Febrary 28

The German book design. The best examples of book design of the late XIX – early XXI century from the collections of the Center for German books and scientific libraries of the Pushkin State Museum. 

Venue: Ivan Tsvetaev Educational Art Museum, Moscow

Open: Tue-Sat 10am – 5 pm, ticket desk (entrance): 10 am – 4 pm, closed Sunday, Monday.


interaction16 March 1–4 

Interaction 16

This four-day interaction design conference boasts a packed program with over 100 speakers representing organizations like the MIT Media Lab, BBC, frog Design, Huge, and Uber.

Venue: Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13 e, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

Open: Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm

pfwMarch 2 – 9

Paris Fashion Week






shanMarch 9–12

Design Shanghai is Asia’s Leading International Design Event

Design Shanghai is Asia’s leading international design event, breaking new ground and setting a precedent in China’s ever-growing design community. Showcasing the best design brands from across the globe, Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.

Venue: Shanghai Exhibition Centre

Open: Wednesday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (late night opening), Thursday-Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

artbaselMarch 17–24

Baselworld – The Watch and Jewellery Show

Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show is a trade show of the international watch and jewellery industry, organized each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland. The low-down on the fascinating and fabulous watch and jewellery industry: Here is an exhaustive list of affiliated organisations and professional associations.




April 22 – October 23


This presentation, which spans the first years of the 20th century through World War II, charts key movements of modernism—from Cubism to Orphism to Surrealism—and the artists who came to be known as the École de Paris (School of Paris).

Venue: Avenida Abandoibarra, 2 48009 Bilbao

Open: Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm



April 30 -May 1


artmonte-carlo is a new art exhibition, which aims to establish an artistic platform on the Côte d’Azur – at the very forefront of contemporary art, modern art and contemporary design – which pays homage to the requirements of the region’s many collectors and art-lovers.

Venue: artmonte-carlo, grimaldi forum monaco, avenue Princesse Grace 10

Open: Sat, April 30, – Sun, May 1, 12am – 8pm



May 6–8


The Brooklyn design event for contemporary furniture, lighting, accessories and art.

Attendees include: interior and product designers, architects, builders, developers, urban planners, educators, store buyers, industry influencers and design-savvy consumers.

They all come together to celebrate the borough’s rich design heritage, iconic style and bustling creative community. With thousands of visitors over the course of the three-day show, BKLYN DESIGNS is one of the most vibrant shows in New York City and is the official kick-off for the citywide NYCxDESIGN initiative.

Venue: Brooklyn Expo Center, Greenpoint



May 11–22

CannesFestival de Cannes

The Festival de Cannes is a celebration of cinematographic art. Ever since its creation, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.

The 69th Festival de Cannes will be presided by the Australian director, screenwriter and producer, George Miller. Along with his Jury, it will fall to him to award the Palme d’or at the close of the Festival, to be held from 11 to 22 May.




May 12–14

TYPO Berlin

Now on its 20th year, TYPO Berlin is Europe’s biggest design event. Despite the name, the conference’s presentation extends beyond typography and covers a broader range of design topics from graphic design to advertising.

Venue: HKW – House of World Cultures , John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10,
10557 Berlin

Open: Sat, May 12, – Sun, May 14, 12am – 8pm



May 22–June 5

The French Open, often referred to as Roland Garros is a major tennis tournament  (Grand Slam) at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France.





bosch_1May 31– September 11

Bosch. The Centenary Exhibition

The Prado is joining in the celebrations of the 5th centenary of the death of Bosch (c. 1450–1516) by staging a major monographic exhibition featuring more than sixty works by the painter from various Spanish and foreign institutions. It will take place from May to September 2016 in the exhibition galleries of the Jerónimos building. The most important exhibition ever to be held on the artist, it will include Bosch’s main triptychs, such as the outstanding Triptych of the Temptation of Saint Anthonylent by the Museu Nacional de Arte Antigain Lisbon.The Prado is collaborating with the Noordbrabants Museum in Hertogenbosch, the artist’s native city, for this project, which is sponsored by Fundación BBVA.

Venue: MUSEO NACIONAL DEL PRADO, Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, 28014 Madrid

Open:Mon to Sat 10am – 8pm, Sun and holidays 10am – 7pm



NendoJune 7– October 29

The leading Japanese design studio Nendo’s first-ever large-scale retrospective exhibition titled “The Space in Between”, which will feature both old and new pieces extending from the beginning of his career until today.

Venue: Design Museum Holon

Location: Pinhas Eilon St. 8 Holon, 5845400

Museum opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday – 10am – 4pm
Tuesday – 10am – 8pm
Thursday – 10am – 6pm
Friday – 10am – 2pm
Saturday – 10am – 6pm

More info



baselJune 16 – 19

Art Basel

Art Basel stages the world’s premier Modern and contemporary art fairs, staged annually in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. A driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in nurturing the careers of their artists, Art Basel frequently expands its platforms to include the newest developments in the visual arts.



June 27-Jule 10

The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known as “Wimbledon“, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London since 1877. It is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian Open, the French Openand the US Open. Since the Australian Open shifted to hardcourt in 1988, Wimbledon is the only major still played on grass.



bfw_july28 June – 1 July 2016

Berlin Fashion Week in July

Twice a year Berlin becomes an international hotspot for fashion. During the Berlin Fashion Week industry professionals flock into the city, order the latest collections and attend off-site events.




corvette_events14 July – 16 July 2016

The National Corvette Homecoming is an annual event held in Bowling Green, Kentucky celebrating America’s production sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette.

more info




usopenAugust 29 – September 11

The United States Open Tennis Championships is a hardcourt tennis tournament which is the modern version of one of the oldest tennis championships in the world, the U.S. National Championship, for which men’s singles was first contested in 1881. Since 1987, the US Open has been chronologically the fourth and final tennis major comprising theGrand Slam each year; the other three are the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon.



September 2-6, 2016

maisonFrom the 2th to 6th of September,  MAISON&OBJET Paris is the major event for professionals working in the art of living in all its rich and varied expressions. The lifestyle show brings together a 360°product offering. Decoration, design, furniture, accessories, textiles, fragrances, the world of children, tableware… The styles coexist in a multifaceted way, throughout the inventive show design which enlivens the spaces. This extraordinary diversity is in line with the varied expectations of global markets. With each session, the great lifestyle platform, at the intersection of business and creativity, reveals solutions to visitors from around the world in search of uniqueness.

Venue Paris Nord Villepinte

Open from Friday to Monday: 09:30am to 07:00pm.
Tuesday: 09:30am to 06:00pm


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