Book your next getaway keeping these bookmarked
After the end of year shenanigans, resolutions to healthify and dreaded return to work are out of the way, the time comes to have a realistic vision for the year ahead. If there’s one thing you won’t regret is to fill your free time meaningfully, in a manner that satiates the soul. Look deeper into the things that interest you whether it’s art, culture or fashion. Find a kindred soul to experience these exhibitions and art shows or simply take some time out for yourself.
Despite the rocky delayed start, the much awaited Kochi-Muziris Biennale comes highly recommended by the art community. Curated by Shubhigi Rao, this year’s edition ‘In our veins flow ink and fire’ is an ode to the resilient spirit of creators. “Even when we work alone, we amplify the voices of others, and this form of sociability is why when we create, we are collective,” reads the powerful curatorial note.
The Fifth Edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale runs from 12 December, 2022 – 10 April, 2023. All venues are open every day from 10 AM – 6 PM. Book tickets here.
Shocking! The surreal worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli
If you’re a Daniel Roseberry fan, you can’t miss this exhibition at The Musée des Arts Décoratifs which celebrates the original genius–Elsa Schiaparelli. Delve into the archives of the Italian couturier’s avant garde expressions of creativity narrated through the lens of fashion. Schiaparelli shared worlds with the likes of Man Ray and Salvador Dali; expect costumes, accessories, perfumes and more on display here.
Shocking! The surreal worlds of Elsa Schiaparelli, is on until 22 January 2023 at The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Learn more about the timings here.
How much history can a pattern hold? Turns out–a lot. The V&A Dundee traces the rich history of the Tartan textile all the way from the 16th century to modern day contemporary fashion. Tartan explores the communities connected by the fabric, the traditions associated with it and the irreverent expressions by designers who aimed to provoke.
Tartan opens on April 1 2023 and will go on until January 24, 2024 at the V&A Dundee, Scotland. Pre-book tickets here.
Biennale Architettura 2023
Get some perspective revision in the most romantic city in Italy, which is also home to the Architectural Biennale. Experience the work of some of the best of global minds in the business as the city transforms to make room for exceptional thinking. This year the biennale aims to address greater questions about consciousness, diversity and colonialism through the work on display.
The Biennale Architettura 2023, curated by Lesley Lokko, will be held from 20 May to 26 November 2023 (pre-opening on 18, 19 May) in the Giardini, at the Arsenale, and at various sites in Venice. Book your tickets here.
Gold by Yves Saint Laurent
Doesn’t matter if you’ve seen Yves Saint Laurent’s work before–here’s an exhibit that visits the couturier's work through his use of one single tone–gold. “It is today’s black. I always enliven black with gold, through buttons, belts and chains,” the designer once said. From the deft use of fabrics like lame to striking accessories, Yves Saint Laurent’s work continues to stand the test of time.
Gold by Yves Saint Laurent is on through May 14, 2023 at the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris. Book tickets here.