In our hyper-connected, visually driven world of instant access, a curious art enthusiast does not need to look too hard for art. Simple internet research will get you front-and-center with (literally) thousands of images of art from artists, galleries and festivals from around the world. However, to truly experience a work of art; to connect intimately and, perhaps, gain an insight into the artist’s mind, one must see it first-hand. Whether it be the visceral experience of a stunning oil on canvas; an attempt at unravelling the myriad layers of a conceptual installation; getting lost in a sound and video project; or gazing open-mouthed at a towering monumental sculpture, art is best seen in real life.
With that resounding overture, here are 5 of the absolute best art exhibitions taking place over the next 12 months.